Friday, December 28, 2012

How To: Make Your Own Tea Bags

Hey guys! Like I promised, here is a really simple, fun, useful crafty thing to do! Make your own tea bags. Bet you've never thought to do that before!

 
What you will need : Scissors, Coffee Filters, a Sewing Machine,
Loose Leaf Tea (I used my favorite,White Ayurvedic Chai/Samurai Chai Mate from Teavana) ,
a Stapler,  Embroidery Thread, and  Colorful Paper
 
 
1. Cut two rectangles in your coffee filters. I put them together and
 cut them at the same time so they are perfectly even.

 
2. Sew together three sides of the rectangle. Leave one of the shorter sides open.

 
3. Fill your tea bag with 1 1/2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea.

 
4. Sew the top closed.
 
 
5. Cut a piece of embroidery thread 3 to 4 inches. Put the end of the string under
one corner. Fold down both corners, then fold down the top and staple.
 
 
6. Tape a little piece of paper (mine is a heart) at the other end of the string.

 
 
Voila! You are now done! Easy as pie. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial inspired by Amanda.
 
 
I think I'll go drink some tea:) Adios!




The Best Meal

 
Breakfast. Yum. Oatmeal with cinnamon and a little honey


and an apple.

You know, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!



Did you know that apples supposedly have more caffeine than a cup of coffee and are better at waking you up? I don't believe it.

Although I just ate breakfast at noon, you should never skip breakfast (I do it all the time..) ! Even if that means pushing it up as late as I did... Just don't use me as an example. Eat breakfast. In the morning.

 I will be back later with a lovely something that you will enjoy.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cleaning Day Getaway

Today brings adventures with Mr. Mom. That's right. It's winter break and dad is off work! So, now that my mom is working full time again, he is the sole adult to entertain us children (for two weeks anyway). Because both of my parents work full time and we are not able to clean the house well enough to make her supremely happy (just a tiny bit of happiness reaches her soul when we clean), my mom decided to hire someone to clean the house. Every Thursday, a wonderful person comes to clean our house. I get home from school and everything is clean. It's pretty awesome. Since the cleaning lady came today, my dad decided we could get out of the house for a few hours. Keep in mind that this is the first time any of us have been out of the house (except quick grocery store trips) since the last day of finals, last Thursday. Anywhere would be better than being in our house.

Destination 1: McDonald's Drive-Through (..drive-thru? ... I mean, you are technically driving through it).
 
It's not even 10! Coffee Stop. Completely necessary.
 
Not that I got anything. I went prepared with my own tea (my favorite bagged tea (as opposed to loose leaf)).
 
By the way, did you know that there are breakfast meals, like McBagelsomethingorother with hash browns, that are 1,450 calories?!?! Crazay.

Destination 2 : The Chiropractor

Our second stop, very exciting. We got to sit in the waiting room and everything! They had some pretty good elevator music playing in there. After my dad's fifteen minute appointment, we were ready to go. On my way out, I noticed a funny quote. On the door it said ," Just for the health of it." Good one.

Destination 3: Bojangles

Refuel. Accidentally forgetting breakfast can do strange stuff to a girl.

Destination 4: Movie Theater

Near us, we have this movie theater that sells tickets for $1.75. It plays movies that just got out of the theaters. Not renting the movie, but you get to see it on a really big screen!


We saw Hotel Transylvania.
Now, before you start judging, I thought it was going to be weird at first. When I saw it, it was so cute!! I totally recommend it to anyone who doubts it.

Destination 5: Home

After our morning of fun (it is only 2ish when we get home), we finally go home. I walk in and the house looks like new! So, like any normal person, I made some tea,  went to my room, and made awesome things. Tomorrow I will post my awesome creations!! :)

By the way, starting tomorrow I will be posting using lots of pictures. I just needed to fix a camera glitch.

Goodnight my lovelies!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A New Day


Welcome to Teacups and Tiaras! As the new year approaches, I think that writing my first blog would be a great way to share with the world my love for photography, crafts, fashion, cooking, and, of course, tea!

Starting today, every Wednesday post will include a favorite quote of mine :)

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
~Audrey Hepburn