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 [...]

5 simple, yet fun things to do around the holidays

5 simple, yet fun things to do around the holidays

In between all the gift shopping and wrapping, cooking, baking, decorating and planning, the holidays are a time for joy and fun. If you're looking for something relaxing to do to take a brief break from the hecticness that is the holiday season, here are some fun things to do on your own, or with [...]