Tuesday, March 25, 2008

simple things

It is often the little homey things that feel so good, isn't it? Especially those that rehydrate and replenish.

I recently discovered a silly simple pleasure. My girls have a gazillion novelty chap sticks and recently I picked up and used one that was quickly hidden in a drawer in my room. It was is Hershey's Milk Chocolate. However, in a pinch, Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with pomegranate oil will do. ;)

I enjoy scented lotions I have bodycology's coconut lime sitting in front of me at the computer monitor but my favorite all-over lotion is easily Tree Hut's Brazilian Nut Shea Body Butter.

Let's not forget internal hydration. I love black teas and in all honesty 95-percent of what I drink daily is iced tea. Generally, I commit the crime of Lipton (albeit with the addition of two bags of Celestial Seasonings Blueberry Green Tea and one bag of their Blueberry tea added to cut the dirty taste whenever they package up bad crops for our benefit (I drink it straight no lemon or sugar).

However, a treat is Ashby's Apricot Tea which is heavenly, or Stash's Peach Black Tea or Republic of Tea's Cranberry Blood Orange Tea. I think of the three I like the Cranberry Blood Orange best. However, not ever having had them all in the house at the same time so that I could try them side-by-side I couldn't say. The most inexpensive is Stash and I have to order Ashby's on-line but the CBO I can get at the grocery store. But as it is ten dollars for fifty bags. I don't often. :(


  1. afraid my most often drink is milk...I had to give up caffeine,and the de-daf tea doesn't set well with my digestion...so I drink mostly milk and water...but the teas look delicious...and I love to smell the flavored coffees and teas...so you enjoy and I'll sit over here in the corner and wish I could have some...

  2. Anonymous12:05 PM

    I found your site through Mimi's blog and have enjoyed my visit! I love those teas as well :-)

    I especially LOVE your photos!! I would love to use some of them on my blog at times, with your permission! You are an excellent photographer!!!


  3. I love. love. love. Burt's Bees!!!

  4. Never learned to really appreciate tea. Would like to, some day...