A walk around Donald E. Davis Arboretum + introducing Justice the pup!

A walk around Donald E. Davis Arboretum + introducing Justice the pup!

Have you ever found a place that is really happy and uplifting? A place that just speaks to your soul and makes you feel content and at peace? I found that the other day visiting the Donald E. Davis Arboretum in Auburn. Springtime is in full swing here so there are a ton of flowers [...]

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Q&A with Deb from The Sugared Teacup

Q&A with Deb from The Sugared Teacup

One of the sweetest, but most passionate people I've connected with in the Instagram tea community is Deb Wong, from The Sugared Teacup. She makes really cute monthly tea boxes, and is always cheerful and inspiring. Today I'm sharing an exclusive Q&A with this awesome tea lady. 1. Tell me your tea story. How long have [...]

A mini adventure in Auburn + my new Fjallraven Kanken backpack

A mini adventure in Auburn + my new Fjallraven Kanken backpack

Tonight's post is basically a photo journal entry from today's fun, but laid-back day off. Wednesday is my Saturday, which is weird, but nice because I don't have to deal with crowds. I really love days where I have some time to explore a little bit. Now that I've been working from home, I make [...]

First impression of Starbucks Verismo Frother/Mahalo

First impression of Starbucks Verismo Frother/Mahalo

One of my favorite gifts for Christmas this year was a Starbucks Verismo hot and cold milk frother from Damien. I'd hinted to him that I wanted a frother, and he picked this awesome one out. Last night I tried it for the first time, and though the directions were very straightforward, it took me [...]

Q&A with teaaholic and author, Lu Ann Pannunzio

Q&A with teaaholic and author, Lu Ann Pannunzio

I've been following Lu Ann Pannunzio's blog, The Cup of Life, for a long time. She's always been one of my biggest blogger inspirations because of her writing style, gorgeous photos and passion for tea. I recently started reading her book, and it's really made me think more about my day-to-day steeping experiences. "Tea-Spiration" is [...]