Majestic Lavender & Chamomile Gift Basket

This exceptional gift basket is a bit of all the luxuries you want for a relaxing experience – even with some goodies to boot. When I opened the box it was delivered in I was overwhelmed with the great smells of lavender and chamomile. It has lavender and chamomile hand soap, lavender and chamomile exfoliating body soap, botanic shea butter, lavender and chamomile botanic body butter, lavender and chamomile lotion, Hickory Farms earl grey tea, a body loofah, mocha chocolate chip mini crunch cookies, Cashew Rocca butter crunch toffee with cashews. This is such a great assortment to give to someone you appreciate or even a special couple for their honeymoon or anniversary. I love many of the products and am going to share some with family and friends to spread the joy.

I would like to remind you that I do a monthly free giveaway. You can enter by subscribing, liking a video or commenting on a video on my YouTube channel. You can also go to the blog URL’s below and subscribe, like posts and comment on posts. Each thing you do is yet another entry for the month they are given. The prize is for gift cards to places like Amazon, McD’s, Starbucks, Target, Walmart etc., variety of items I have reviewed, or any other item I really like and want to share with you.

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Small Pumpkin Votive Candle Holders

1175240_10151838918645266_1921587918_nSuper creative – just cut the top section out of a small gourd or pumpkin. To do this place tea light candle on top and trace the perimeter with a sharpie marker. Cut just with in this line and you want to be able to push the tea light candle down into hole for a tight fit so it won’t go into the pumpkin or gourd. Also, this would have to be done in a short time before a party or dinner as once cut the pumpkin or gourd will shrink which will make the tea light go into the pumpkin or gourd.

Tea Steeping Times Chart

82b75ea9-8dae-4037-9f6e-fcc8eea9a5b1.jpeg;base64I always enjoy a nice warm glass of tea and I also enjoy different flavors and kinds of teas. I did not know that different types of teas should be steeped at different times to give optimal flavor. I found this chart and read more about it. I had always wondered why sometimes tea just does not taste just perfect and for the most part steeping times were the answer. Weak tea simply was because the time of steeping was too short. Strong and sometimes bitter tea was usually steeped too long. Use this chart and find the perfect steeping time for your favorite tea. This would be a good chart to keep in your recipe box or taped to the inside of a kitchen cabinet for easy reference.

Colored Lemon Slices

lemon party color food dyeWhat an interesting idea for your tea, your child’s sweet drink or party. Fill a small bowl with water enough to cover the number of slices of lemon to be colored and add liquid food coloring drop until it is slightly darker than desired color. Remember the color will be mixed with the natural color of the lemon so it ill not be perfect. Place lemon slices in the bowl of colored water and make sure each slice goes in individually to ensure proper coloring. Do this for each color you water lemons to be dyed to.

You can also use Kool-Aid unsweetened packages to add color in the same way above except to make sure the Kool-Aid is completely diluted first.

Use this in punch bowls, tea, Kool-Aid, lemonade etc.

Proper Place Settings

5307_448850101861668_1845974850_nWho would have known there were so many pieces of stemware, plates, bowls, silverware to make a very formal proper setting for each person at a table.  This is a great diagram sent to us by Wendy Graver. Print and use it to make a formal place setting for your table.

Dinnerware Settings For Spring