Nature, Outdoor Fun and Wellness Wednesday
Wellness Wednesday Wisdom for you on this last day of June! Yikes! Summer is going by fast! ☀️ 😎 💨 ✈️
Did you know? 🙋♀️
Being outdoors is good for you! Your health improves physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentallly. You will experience numerous benefits when you visit and gather outside in nature. 🌳 🌱 🌺 🌸 🌻 🌊
Aahhh! Nature and its effects...incredibly soothing! It gives us yin to our yang and ebb to our flow and benefits our body and mind. 😌 😎
Your outdoor experiences in nature are enhanced when you add your friends! Call them, gather together and #celebratethespecialmoments Natural and stress-free pain relief because details and planning are done for you!
Gather. Enjoy. Relax. Savour. Indulge. Voilá! You will have fun! 🤩 🎉
Book your picnics, garden parties and afternoon teas now! It’s already July tomorrow! 🏃♀️ ⏰ 🗓
What are your favourite outdoor events and activities?
Share some things in the comments below that are important to you for your events. Must-haves, nice-to-have, not necessary...open to your ideas and suggestions.
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“Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark.” - Katrina Mayer
Shine bright like the glorious sunshine! Inspire others by being you! ☀️ 😎
What elements of nature water your soul? 💧
How do you keep the sunshine in your heart? ❤️
Save this post as a reminder!
Share this post and inspire others!
Stay cool. Stay hydrated. Stay safe.
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You are celebrating aren’t you?! It’s the weekend! It’s going to be a scorcher! ☀️ 🥵 💃 🎉
When you are hanging out this weekend outdoors and you’re getting ready for a backyard party or social shindig; here are a few tips for you on table settings.
Whether you choose an outdoor picnic, backyard party or afternoon tea, your setting will be enhanced when you use tablecloths and linens. It’s a simple way to embellish your table(s) and create a stylish atmosphere. 🧺 🥘 🪴
You can use linen, damask, cotton, or satin, to name a few. Tablecloths made of polyester are more common; they have the same beauty as silk and are more durable, machine washable and less expensive. You may have heirloom linens from a relative that you can use, check out local thrift shops or ask a friend to borrow one. Wash it/them and “dress up” your table while staying within your budget. 😍 💸
Napkins and tablecloths are one of the most important elements in table decoration. They’re aesthetically appealing to your eyes while adding colour and design. Your choice of napkins and/or tablecloths can highlight the overall décor and theme of your event. Especially when you add fresh flowers!
It is exclusively a matter of taste and preference if you use linens. When you choose your style, it becomes an essential consideration when thinking about the atmosphere you want your guests to experience.
Do you use napkins/cloths/serviettes? Yes? No? 🙌 👎
Which type do you prefer? Share your favourites in the comments! 💬
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“A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable state of mind.” – DeeDee Stovel, Author of Bestselling Cookbook, “Picnics.”
A picnic “al fresco” is relatively low risk during the pandemic. Outdoor events pose a lesser risk of transmitting Coronavirus as opposed to being indoors. Now that the restrictions in B.C. have eased, you have the perfect reason to be together apart, with your friends, for a picnic or garden party in your backyard or community park! After countless zoom meetings, and some cabin fever, most of you want to be outdoors and enjoy your summer! Picnics or Patio Parties...classic summer gatherings! You are relaxing, enjoying delicious food and good company while being in nature. ☀️ 🌲 🌺 🌸 🌱 🌿 🌊
A great spot for a picnic with your special people can be your backyard, your patio, your local park or your BFF’s cottage! 😉 You can contact some local farms or other venues for options as well. Whichever you will choose, be mindful of a few things before you plan your party. 💭
If you’re picnicking at a park, ensure you stake and measure your space. Bring separate blankets, pillows, chairs (make sure you have enough seating for all your friends and guests…awkward and uncomfortable 😳) accessories
Plan a fresh, seasonal menu. Check out local delis and restaurants who can prepare special orders for you according to your taste and budget.We are not sharing food, drinks and utensils currently. No dipping your veggies in a communal dip. 😆
Pay attention to details. They make a big difference in your table setting and overall atmosphere. You can choose simple or fancy. A cost-effective way to add flair is to choose a blanket, a tablecloth, a picnic basket; vintage or boho for a nice touch, and fresh flowers! 💐 🌿 🌻
Add some wooden crates, small outdoor furniture, hang a few pretty items in nearby trees or shrubs or drape over your furniture.
Plan ahead by buying and/or ordering individually-wrapped foods, etc. It is also acceptable to pack your own food in containers, as this prevents potential contamination.
Bring disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and a small first aid kit to ensure everyone’s safety. Stay hydrated. Cold beverages and picnics go together. Bring along some fruit-infused water or a bottle of bubbly. It will be a perfect accompaniment to your summer party graze box.
Everyone loves a party! Friends, fun and food!
What’s your favourite thing about summer parties?
What things are important to you when you have a party?
Make memories and enjoy good times with your friends. Life is short. Go for it.
DM; let’s plan your summer outing! 📱
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Summer is here!! Are you doing a happy dance? ☀️ 💃
Yeah for the glorious sunshine, bright blue skies, outdoor gatherings and fun with friends! 🎉
You’re ready for it aren't you? It’s going to be a hot and sunny week! 😎
You will need some cold, thirst-quenching drinks, and sunscreen to name a few things, when you gather with your BFF’s outdoors this summer!
You can make the recipes included here for you and share with your friends!
Do you like iced tea and cold drinks?
Which ones are your favourites?
Who will you share good times and cold bevies with?
Enjoy your sunny week! Stay safe in the sun! ☀️
Here’s a tasty Southern Sweet Tea Recipe for you! 😋
Grab your mason jar or favourite cold beverage holder, sip and savour the refreshing flavour! 😌
Better with friends! 😉
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Summertime is here!
Sunshine! Friends! Party time! ☀️ 😎
Time for you to have fun, chill out and hang with your BFF’s! 😃
Do you sometimes look at your friends and think to yourself, “where did I meet these crazies?” 😜
Then you think to yourself, “what would I do without them?” 💕 🤗
“There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” - Vicki Baum
You can dance with your feet and you can dance with your heart!
What are your plans this weekend?
DM to chat about your party!
Have a fabulous weekend! Do what makes you happy!!
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For you! A few helpful tips for your outdoor garden or patio experience! 😊
Setting the scene for your party: Summer is just a few days away! Yeah! The sun and warmer air are luring us outside; you have the perfect reason to host a party! ☀️ 😎
A garden party should ideally be held in a beautiful setting like your backyard, a scenic park or community garden. A tranquil setting surrounded by flowers, shrubs, trees and plants with flowers and even vegetables. Choose a spot with shade so you and your guests will enjoy comfortably without the heat. Look for trees that spread a lot of shade, an arbor covered with grapevines, tall hedges or canopies. 🌸 🌺 💐
Choose a theme and a reason for your party. Your ideas and planning will be easier. It can be afternoon tea, bbq with friends, girls night out at the movies, birthday or your important milestone. 🎉
Send hand-written/typed invitations for an extra special touch. Send them regular mail. A real hold-in-your-hands envelope has a much higher opening rate than an email. Whichever you choose, ensure you send them well in advance, so your guests receive and reply in a timely manner. Tell your friends, the occasion, dress code, (if applicable) and if they need to bring anything. 🎉 📫
Your garden party will be beautiful as is in a nature setting. If you choose to add to your area, you can order decorations for rent, buy, borrow or craft your own. Whether you choose, simple or fancy, it will look lovely. Take some clear glasses or vases and fill them with flowers and/or sprigs of fresh herbs. These will delight your guests' visual and olfactory senses. Visit local thrift stores and you’ll find a variety of well-priced, unique items. For flowers, you can choose one kind of flower or several varieties. Add hanging baskets for varying heights of colour. 🌳 🌱 🌹 🌻
Use outdoor lighting, if your event goes into the evening. This adds a festive touch and provides light to your patio, walkways and yard. 💡
When adding linens, choose a colour or two that combine well with an outdoor theme. Think colours of blue, green, red and yellow, like the sky, trees, flowers and sun. Add some appeal by placing your decorations on varying heights of small tables, tiered stands, wooden crates or hay bales. Hang some embellishments in the greenery nearby to dazzle the eyes as they sway in the breeze.
Set up comfy chairs, and an assortment of pillows, which can go with your theme. Ensure there are enough, even more than enough, before your party begins so your guests will feel welcome and comfortable. 😌
Food is an important consideration for your event. What’s a party without food?!! Your menu should be planned at the very least, one week before so you have time to shop and prepare. When you choose a formal event, with more guests, your caterer will require a minimum of 1 month notice in advance. Always keep your guests in mind. Be sure you ask your friends about allergies and/or dietary concerns, so you can let the caterer know.
PLAN! HAVE FUN! CELEBRATE! RELAX! 😃 🥂
Follow and stay tuned for more tips coming soon!
Book your garden party, picnic or afternoon tea today!
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So it’s a mostly rainy day; that’s okay. Sun is starting to peek out a wee bit. You can make your own sunshine inside your heart, your home and your office, even though it’s kinda grey outside. You probably prefer sunny days over rainy days, don't you? Sun and Summer are coming soon. ☀️ 🌞 🔜
“Keep your face toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” - Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist.
Books keep you engaged, focused, provide enjoyment and learning. The relaxation you feel while reading a good book and sipping your tea, evokes significant inner tranquility. Books and certain types of tea divert sadness and are proven to reduce feelings of depression and melancholy. 😌
You will enjoy the experience physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically, being warmed by a cuppa tea or coffee while reading a good book or working on your business. Tea, coffee and books are delicious and inviting. 🍵 ☕️ 📚
You can invite your friends over for tea, coffee and savour your goodies together! You can never have enough friends, books, tea, or...your answer goes “here”_____ no need to limit any. 😉
What are you currently reading?
What book(s) would you recommend for reading?
Share your recommendations in the comments below. 📱 💻 💬
You can choose books and other treasures now for your #teabox orders for you, your BFF’s and your clients. DM your choices today! #lmk 📱 🗓
Wishing you a “sunny”, soothing and serene day! 😊
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The most beautiful things in life are not things. They are people, places, memories, and pictures.They are feelings, moments, smiles, and laughter.” 😂
Sharing some sweet memories with you! Gratitude to @amanda_siebert and @jackiedivesfamily for the best Mother’s Day gift ever! Check out their IG pages; they are both successful professional photographers! I cried happy tears and my heart burst with abundant love and joy! ❤️ 😭 It’s been more than 20 years since our family posed together for portraits! 📷 Jackie took these on 🎞, not 📱
Families can be loving, fun, happy, sad, challenging, bittersweet, beautiful, upsetting and...you can list some in your mind for you. What does the thought and word of family evoke for you? Yeah or Yikes?! 😊 😮 😔 😖 😆 Pleasantness or pain in the *%!?! You probably think both right?! A little humour for you...families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts. You have faced sweet moments and bitter moments; it’s normal though sometimes it’s hard for you. You know, over here, we have faced numerous serious challenges and seemingly impossible circumstances over the last 3 decades, yet we have worked through them with determination, diligence, perseverance and prayers. 😓 🙏 Add grace, forgiveness and gratitude and you will notice family is an immense blessing. Friends are also important in your life, in your circle...they are the family you choose.
When you go to my personal @ritamargaritafartmer IG and FB page, you will see who and what is important in my life. Can you guess who and what you think they are? Go and take a look.👀 If you will be the first one to get the answers right and post them in the comments below, you and a friend will receive 15% off of a curated #teabox lovingly created for you both! 😃 👏
Family and friends are the “WHY” in my personal and professional life!
“Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.” - Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and essayist, whose father was a professional photographer.
Family, friends, memories, moments, places, faith, nature, food,…type your favourites below.
DM today! You can laugh and relish your time together!
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Happy Humpday to you! 😃
Are you counting down the days ‘til summer?! Only 11 more days! Are you counting down the days ‘til June 15th?! B.C.’s restart plan is set to roll out in 6 days!
Outdoor parties with your friends, beautiful sunshine, cold beverages in your backyard, on your patio or deck! Did you know that June is National Iced Tea Month? The ideal elements for sipping a refreshing glass of homemade Iced Tea.
There's a difference between Iced Tea and Sweet Tea. Iced Tea is a chilled tea, you already knew that; 😉 which can be sweetened with various fruits, usually lemon, though generally is enjoyed with sugar.
Sweet tea is a much sweeter version. It’s what its name implies - tea and sugar. Iced tea is cold tea served with ice. It can be sweetened, though generally enjoyed without added sugar. Read the #linkinbio - recipes for you,
Serve in a nice glass “al fresco” and savour the flavour! Best enjoyed with your BFF’s!
Gather your friends, chill out and #celebratethespecialmoments! DM me today. 📲 💻
Do you like Iced Tea?
What’s your favourite flavour?
Share your favourite recipes below!
“Iced tea! Nothing is half so invigorating as a glass of dark tea heaped high with ice!
More than a quencher of thirst, it is a tamer of tempers, a lifter of torpidity, and a brightener of grins. It is a sample of Winter’s chill, mysteriously caught in midsummer’s glass.”
- Paul Korpeter, Author and Teacher
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