Some spring days do make me want to throw open all the windows. I want to bask in the sunshine, and I want to internalize that light so I can radiate it from every inch of my being. But, I don’t always have the energy to radiate pure sunlight from my soul. That’s when I get creative. If I need a little help from Estée Lauder to make it happen, so be it. Sometimes a swipe of lipstick makes it easier to get through the day.
Spring is finally, truly here. At least I hope we’re done with this just kidding, it’s actually going to snow today nonsense. On these pleasant, sunny days, I’ve been craving fair weather cocktails. Move over whisky, it’s time for clear spirits and influences from the garden. Once the creative juices started flowing, a flood of cocktail possibilities stormed my brain. So, it only made sense to channel those ideas into a series of Spring cocktail posts. I hope you’ll join me on this boozy journey!
This photo of my mom immediately came to mind when I read about this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. I’ve already written about our trip to England from a few years back, and how much we enjoyed our time on the East Sussex coast. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and I couldn’t have asked for a better traveling companion. We had all of the same goals in mind, and each new part of our trip wildly surpassed and fell horribly short of our expectations in rapidly alternating succession. In this moment, our shared contentment is plainly written all over her lovely face.
I love carefully brewing a cup of tea from loose leaves. The ritual is as enjoyable as the final product. But, sometimes I want to just get on with it. Sometimes I crave a substantial cup of tea that will shock me into life, not something that’s better suited to moments when I need delicate coddling. Read more