The season of tea is here in force. The air is filled with icy snow that blows against the windows as we snuggle down into fuzzy slippers and watch Netflix in front of a flickering fire. But duty calls and we head to work and the gym and our kids go back to school. Next thing you know you’re reaching for the tissues and the box is empty. In fact all the boxes are empty and half the family is coughing. It’s time to brew up some Lemon Ginger Tea and kick the cold to the curb.
When I got a cold as a child my Mom would mix a couple teaspoons of lemon juice and honey in a tiny glass and let me drink it. I loved it – sweet and sour and intensely flavored. My kids however, are not fans. Because of that I really doubted they would drink this tea. To my surprised they loved it! I let mine brew for a few hours because we were busy and warmed it up on the stove with a couple spoons of sugar and poured it into these little china teacups. Winter tea heaven.
Merry Christmas!! I’m super excited to start wrapping presents this week. We’re getting our tree this weekend and I have all my wrapping paper picked out. I LOVE giftwrapping. Like, seriously love it. This year I decided that Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Whipped Cream is the perfect accompaniment for nights wrapping those shiny gifts. Last year in a strange twist of fate the kids ended up at Grandma and Grandpa’s house on a weekday morning. I spent that time wrapping every present I could find, drinking hot chocolate and watching Harry Potter. It felt like a super fun date with myself to celebrate the holidays.
Check out this super cute wrapping paper I found at Marshalls. It’s been really nice to have a Marshalls in town. I have to make sure I don’t go too often or I’ll spend all the money! Last year I learned that they have awesome gift wrap so I made sure to stop there to pick out my stash for this year. I don’t go with a major theme for gift wrap but I like all my colors to coordinate. Last year we picked out the cutest little hipster dog paper that made Connor super happy. In case you’re wondering I’m not getting paid by Marshalls to rave about them (but if you ever read this Marshalls marketing team I’d be thrilled to!)