Happy sunny Humpday! 🌞
The week is half done. Thank you sun. The sky is blue. How are you?
Do you love flowers? What feelings do you experience because of sunny days and/or flowers? 💐
Flowers evoke happy feelings and optimism. Flowers have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being. Flowers feed compassion and spread joy! 🤩
Did you know that they also affect your dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin levels? Your happy brain chemicals are triggered by the beauty of flowers. Dopamine is the reward, oxytocin is the bonding hormone and serotonin is a mood stabilizer, and makes you feel good. 😃
Did you know that flower delivery and flower boxes increased 408 percent from March 2019 - 2020 according to Google and Pinterest? The beauty of flowers, their aromas, colours, and blooms are emotional. In this time of COVID-19, we are drawn to them more than ever before. They offer us comfort and make us feel cheerful, which we want and we need. They remind us to be present and live in the moment. 😌 🙏
You can bring Spring to your home on your windowsill or table, simply by planting bulbs in a teacup, teapot or any other favourite vessel you have. You can find unique vases and pots at the local thrift stores. Langley has a plethora of fabulous thrift shops. You can choose one colour or a variety of your favourite colours, for a pop of bright and add instant happiness to your surroundings! 🏬
What kinds of flowers do you like? Have you planted some bulbs or flowers this Spring?
What types of gift items and flowers do you like to share?
Have you planted some bulbs or flowers this Spring?
Share your feelings and ideas and drop them in the comments! 📲 👩💻
“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” – John Harrigan, Author
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Happy Sunny Monday! ☀️ 😃
How's your day going so far? Aren’t you happy it’s a sunny day?! Hope you are shining bright, standing tall and slaying your Monday!
Having recently experienced some moments of doubt, fear and “I’m not good enough”: crap creep in to my brain; I knew I had to let that S&*t go!! 💩 Get up, show up, stand tall, shine bright, share my true self, my heart, love, creativity, ideas and be real! No making myself small! 💪 No giving in to that useless crap and going backwards after so much progress has been made. Keep going and move forward in the direction of my goals, visions and dreams! Be rooted firmly like a tall tree and grounded in my purpose, my passion and my power. ❤️ 👀 💭 🚶♂️ 🌳
Be you! Be who you truly are! Share the beautiful, vulnerable, raw and real self with everyone! That is the beauty of you; your uniqueness.
As Shakespeare said: “To thine own self be true.”
Practicing gratitude, staying centered, keeping active, taking care of yourself, helping others, mindset and inner healing and follow your passion! 💕
Here are a few “cups” of “positivi-tea” for you: Don’t give up you can do this, You are brave, Keep believing in yourself, Don’t look back, you’re not going that way. What’s in or on your cup? You can have these hand-lettered especially for you to add to your teaboxes. 💝 🎁 📲 👩💻
“The closer we get to being who we are meant to be, the brighter we shine!” - Unknown
“Let your light shine. Be a source of strength and courage. Share your wisdom. Radiate love.”
Wilferd Arlan Peterson (1900–1995), American author
What do you do when you’re having thoughts and feelings of doubt, fear, or...?? 🙋♀️ 😟 🤦♀️
Share your tips, methods and resources in the comments so we can support each other. You will help someone you may not know by sharing your insight and wisdom.
Keep shining and live your purpose each day! ☀️ ⭐️
Save this post as a reminder and encouragement for you!
Share it with your friends and you can encourage them too!
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Yeah! It’s Friday! FRI-YAY! 😃 🌞 💃
It’s also Lemon Chiffon Cake Day!
Did you know that? 💭
Harry Baker; yes that’s his last name, Baker 👨🍳 😊 (1883 - 1974) is credited with creating this recipe; an insurance salesman turned caterer. He kept the recipe a secret for 20 years! He then sold it to General Mills, and the recipe spread in the 1940’s and 50’s via marketing materials with the name “Chiffon Cake.” In 1948, it was released and published in a pamphlet with Betty Crocker.
Chiffon Cake: a fluffy, light dessert with a pleasing experience that dances on your palate. Bake it with lemon and you have a freshness and sweet yet tart taste on your tongue. An ideal complement/pairing with your Lemon Chiffon Cake is Earl Grey tea, one of the most recognized teas in the world. Thanks to the Oil of Bergamot, which gives this black tea it’s citrusy notes.
Click on #linkinbio for recipes and read about health benefits of lemons.
Pour yourself a hot cuppa tea or your favourite hot beverage, delight in the delicate flavour of cake and savour the tangy, tart and sweet sensations. Which sweet treats, teas and trinkets will you order for your #teaboxes
A few recipes are included here for you. Easy peasy. Lemon Squeezie.
New rule: Celebrate every Friday by eating cake!
Do you like lemon flavour? Yes or No? 👍 👎
How will you #celebratethespecialmoments today?
With cake, tea, wine, whiskey, music or dance?? 💃
Tell us. Share your comments.
Walking on sunshine! 🚶♀️ ☀️
Carpe Lemon! - Squeeze the day! 😃 🍋
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Happy Humpday to you! 😃
Like Bon Jovi said,
“Woah, we're half way there
Woah, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand, we'll make it I swear
Woah, livin' on a prayer.” 🙏
Sip Sip Hooray! It’s Winesday! 🍷
Wine makes Wednesdays wonderful! 😉
Wine - now cheaper than gas?! ⛽️
A few words for wellness Wednesday for you:
What words do you want written on your wine glass or mug? 🍷 🍵 ☕️ ✍️
What’s your favourite day? 🗓
Who do you want to share a cuppa or glass of wine with? 📲
Save this post and share it with your friends!
Share your favourites in the comments.
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Happy Monday to you! First Monday of Spring!
Sharing some #mondyamotivation and toe-tapping, and get up off your butt, dancing music for you to rock your day!
After some high energy, kick-butt movement doing a kickboxing workout, this a.m. I was motivated to slay the day and kick fear’s “*Ss!” out the door! 🦵 🥾
There’s something about listening to music and/or dancing that gets you motivated, when you’re not feeling so motivated. There’s always “a song for that” mood or funk you're in. Music improves your mood, and has a multitude of benefits on your body, soul and mind!
I listen to music almost all the time. I listen while working, reading, studying, cooking, baking, gardening, and barbecuing. We listened to music when @scobeautygroup was enhancing my features before a photo shoot. I danced when @thevioletstef took photos at the beach!
Music has a powerful way of uniting people, whether singing worship songs and hymns in church, singing anthems at events, singing a lullaby to your babes or singing with friends at concerts. Looking forward to when we can gather at events, sing, listen to music and #celebratethespecialmoments Like my most favourite musician, rock star and gorgeous man @bonjovi says “Keep the Faith!” 🙏
While we’re waiting for these fun times, you can order 📲 👩💻 #teaboxes 💝 🎁 for your special peeps, enjoy tasty treats, reminisce, make new memories, listen to music and share a cuppa together. (virtually or physically-distanced) When we pour ourselves into others, we are #spreadingjoy and “filling their cup.”
What type of music do you listen to?
Who are you going to go to a concert with soon?
Drop your comments below!
Save this post as a reminder for you!
Share this post with your friends to motivate them!
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#tea #afternoontea #alwaystimefortea #teatime #metime #taketimeforyou #thetealady #inspiration #motivation #monday #monslay #goals #vibes #dowhatyoulove #music #sing #dance #movement #concerts #givingback #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #womeninbusiness #langleybusiness #fraservalley #yvr
Happy Friday friends! 💃 ☀️
The last Friday of the winter season. Goodbye old man winter. ❄️ 💨 You gotta be excited about that! 🙌
Spring is coming! Only 2 more days! 🥳
Time to go outside, garden, enjoy nature and the warm weather!
Getting my garden going and growing. Fuelling and feeding my fix for flowers and foliage. 🌸 🌺
Wait for it! Pepper, my cat photobombed while nibbling at the garlic plants. 🐈 😂
“Gardening is the art that uses flowers & plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas.” - Elizabeth Murray 🌱 🪴
Do you enjoy gardening and being outdoors? yes? no?
What kinds of flowers and foliage do you like? 💐 🌳
What are you looking forward to this Spring?
The longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures will be ideal for your backyard picnic, garden party or afternoon tea. Scroll to last Friday’s (March 12th) post re Fantastic Feels Friday and Outdoor Events. 😃
“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” - Luther Burbank (1849 – April 1926) American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. He developed (but did not create) a spineless cactus (useful for cattle-feed) and the plumcot.
Share your thoughts and gardening tips below!
#tea #teatime #afternoontea #taketimefortea #taketimeforyourfriends #alwaystimefortea #spreadingjoy #thetealadyrita #teaboxes #friday #fridayvibes #garden #growing #plants #flowers #foliage #backyard # #picnicinthepark #outdoors #celebratethespecialmoments #givingback #donate #bossbabes #womeninbusiness #empoweringwomen #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #langley #fraservalley #yvr
Thankful Thursday, Testimonial and Thoughts on Gratitude.
Did you know that being grateful is healthy for your whole being?
Check out the #linkinbio for more
A good read on thoughts about thankfulness.
Thank you for helping my small business grow!
What are you thankful for?
Who are you thankful for?
What ways do you express gratitude?
Let’s have a chat about your thankful thoughts.
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#tea #afternoontea #teatime #alwaystimefortea #timefortea #taketimeforyou #taketimeforyourfriends #thetealady #spreadingjoy #thankyou #thankfkul #thankfulthursday #thursday #gratitude #appreciation #blessings #celebratethespecialmomentsinlife #seefriends #love #heart #teaboxes #gifts #givingback #sharing #womeninbusiness #smallbusinessowner #supportlocal #empoweringwomen #fraservalley #yvr
Wednesday Wishes for Wellness for you on St. Patrick’s Day and everyday!
“May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door!”
Yeah! St, Patrick’s Day; a sign that Spring is almost here! 🌳 🌸 🌷
Do you love Spring or Summer? Or Both? I love both! New growth, everything Spring-ing to life and warmer weather to be outside, enjoy the beauty of nature and hang out and with your friends! Ten, 10...as per Dr. Bonnie Henry. 😃
Have fun, eat and drink and make merry with your friends!
How about some green cookies for St. Paddy’s Day for dessert after your Irish scones and savoury fare at your event? Have you tried these Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Chip Cookies? 🍪
Go outside and delight in your tasty treats and beverages in your backyard and have a “picnic in the park” at home!
Make sure you bake them before you imbibe on Bailey’s and Irish Beer or Whisky beverages! 😂 🍹 🍺
I’ll be baking some and I’ll let you know how they taste. 😉
MATCHA GREEN TEA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Yield: 20 cookies
2 1/2 cups oat flour (ground oats)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2–3 tbsp matcha green tea powder (use more or less depending on taste preference)
1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
In a large bowl combine oat flour, baking soda, sea salt and coconut sugar.
In a separate bowl combine coconut oil, applesauce, egg and vanilla.
Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry.
Stir in matcha powder.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Scoop out balls and flatten onto a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet.
Place 1 tray into the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool on tray for 5 minutes.
Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Repeat until all batter has been used.
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Enjoy! Have fun, eat and drink and make merry with your friends!
Where will you enjoy and #celebratethespecialmoments
Share you comments below. Thank you.
Have fun, eat and drink and make merry with your friends!
Happy Monday! 😃
Monday Motivation, exciting encouragement and an acronym for you!
Maybe this day is not One of your favourites, but Never forget that every Day you wake up is an Amazing gift and it’s up to You to make it count!
You decide to be peaceful, cheerful and happy! You can look inside yourself and your consciousness where the power is to choose. 💪 Don't let your state of mind be determined by things which you have no control over.
When you have moments, where you’re doubting, stressing, and thinking; this takes so much time (which it does), remember “You can! do this! “You’ve got this! ” 🥰
Here’s a daily to-do checklist for you! ✅
Start and end your day by counting your blessings. 🙏
Be grateful, always!
Be thankful for small mercies.
Don’t sweat the small stuff; it’s not worth it.
Stay away from negative people or anything that
Is not uplifting and inspiring for you.
Believe in yourself!
Do great things!
Do what you love!
Trust your journey is secure.
Take time to invest in yourself.
Enjoy some relaxation with a cuppa and a treat.
Make something you love.
Make time for someone else.
Sparkle and shine!
Shine bright like our bright sunshine today! ☀️
Go outside and be happy! 😃
What helps you to get motivated?
How do you “feed your soul, mind and/or body?”
How do you “fill your cup”
Let’s have a conversation.
Share your thoughts, tips, tricks and ideas!
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Are you doing a happy dance? 💃 It’s Friday baby! It’s also thankful 🙏 Thursday since @dr.bonniehenry announced yesterday::
"Outdoors is where we need to focus right now. So being able to have those important connections that we need, but do them in a way that's not going to put people at risk.”
“You can meet friends outside and have a coffee, have a chat, have a connection, have a picnic in the park,: Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday.”
This is your cue to be grateful, shout for joy, and safely gather with your ten while sharing a cup and a glass of cheer #spreadingjoy
“Eating outdoors makes for good health and long life and good temper, everyone knows that.” - Elsie De Wolfe (1859 - 1950) American actress, author and interior decorator (an icon to this day, revered as America’s first decorator.)
Good food is much sweeter when you share it with friends and family and that makes for great times and creates fond memories!
Do you love being outside sharing delicious food and making memories with loved ones and friends? Who doesn’t love that?
Being outside is fun! It is scientifically proven beneficial for us! It’s good for our soul, brain and body! It boosts our energy, boosts our immune systems, is good for our vision, enhances creativity, restores our focus, provides us with free aromatherapy and the natural sunlight (when it’s actually shining), helps mitigate pain.
According to psychologists, being exposed to nature, helps us release the pressures of life and society.
You have all experienced various kinds of pain and pressures of life this last year of covid. It is time to take care of you! 😊
Being outdoors with friends, evokes feelings that remind us to value the most important things in life: relationships, caring, sharing and community! ♥️
“Everyday is a picnic when you’re with friends.” - Winnie the Pooh 🐻
Now tell me, why wouldn’t you want to be outdoors? 🙋♀️
Where will you sip and savour your al fresco meal? Who will you invite to “hang out” with you? #lmk
Gather your special people for an event #irl You can enjoy the benefits of friendship, health and #teabox treats together!
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Author - Rita Siebert
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