How to Make an Iced Matcha Latte

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my favorite caffeinated treat for summer, an Iced Matcha Latte.

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What the heck is Matcha?

If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s a very concentrated green tea powder. This means you get all the benefits of green tea (antioxidants, metabolism booster, detoxification – just to name a few) by just using a small amount. I personally love the flavor, it’s very earthy. I find that it gives me a nice energy burst, but in a more gradual, sustained way than coffee. You can find the matcha powder at most grocery stores, or online (I use this one). {read more}

Amazon Cyber Monday Deals

You know my love for Amazon Prime. Well today is Cyber Monday and I’m rounding up my favorite Amazon deals to share with you. Happy shopping!

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Toys and Games

amazon cyber monday magformers

Magformers – These magnetic tiles were recommended to me from a friend a few years ago and they are a main staple in our toy box that all ages enjoy. They offer endless creative play. When not building with them, my kids like to scatter them along the floor and go “fishing” for them with something metal. They are pricey, but worth it. Today most sets are marked down, some almost half off the regular price. {read more}

Giveaway: Botanica Science Tea

Thank you to Botanica Science for sponsoring today’s post. 

Summer break is almost here! I don’t know about you, but the thought of getting into a swimsuit is a little daunting. Care to detox? Be sure to enter this giveaway from Botanica Science!

botanica science giveaway

Botanica Science Tea
You and a friend can try our delicious, organic 28 day supply of detox tea filled with 14 amazing fruits, herbs, and tea. It’s a great way to lose water weight, reduce bloating, detox your colon, naturally boost your energy, and support your metabolism. $59.99 (28 Day Detox), $19.99 (Energy Berry), $19.99 (Global Canvas Tote Bag) = total value: $99.97 {read more}

Wine selection made simple

I love wine but I wouldn’t say I’m very educated on it, it’s another world to me. If I’m being honest, I tend to buy based on the label. However, I find myself forgetting what bottle I tried and liked, and what I would never buy again.

I introduce you to this simple tip my husband shared with me:

wine thumbs up and thumbs down

Simply take a picture of the label next to a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Easy, right?

Or, of course there’s an app for that. Download the free Hello Vino app to get wine recommendations based on the menu or occasion, and even takes pictures of labels so you can keep track of your favorites. {read more}

Reflections on 10 years of marriage

This month we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. Just saying that leaves me tumbled up with feeling old, feeling proud and just plain giddy.

10 year anniversary

I met Jeff on a blind date. It was a cocktail party and I wore nylons. In my defense, it was over 10 years ago and it was October and my legs were white.

What I love about our courtship is that it was just that – a courtship. Jeff now says he was “wooing” me. He planned dates and opened my door and treated me with respect. He was so easy to fall in love with, because we had so much fun together. And we still do. {read more}