Love Tea #7

I think I found heaven. I really do. Last night, I went into a lovely tea place, Davids Tea. They have tons of loose leaf tea, tea accessories, pretty much all things tea related. In other words, my kind of store. I was looking for a new tea that could both satisfy my sweet tooth, and sooth my soul. I know, I’m asking for alot. But I’m ambitious that way. Well, the poor girl who offered to help me, didn’t realize what she was getting into when she first uttered the words “Hi there, can I help you find something?”. I made her her bring me so many tins of tea to smell. I said “I’m so sorry… but you can put that back and maybe can I try that one…” too many times to count. Then, it happened. I found heaven.

Love Tea #7
Love Tea #7

Love Tea #7. That’s what euphoria is called. Ok, I may be over exaggerating. But really, the tea I found is truly wonderful. It smelled of chocolate, roses & strawberries & that’s exactly what it tastes like. It’s a sexy, sweet, delicious and yummy tea that has quickly become my new favorite. My soy latte this morning didn’t know what hit it.

I bought another one is called Vanilla Orchid, which I have yet to try but believe me, I am just as excited for that one. It’s funny too, because both teas I bought are described on their website as aphrodisiacs. Oooh la la. Wink.

So thank you. Thank you Davids Tea. And thank you lady who put up with me for at least 20 minutes, while I sniffed away at countless tins of tea. I found my new favorite treat.

Love Tea #7

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

My Sketches

I’m a pretty creative sort. I love to write. Sketch. All of that fun stuff. So I thought I’d share some of my work šŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy them! And if you don’t, well that’s ok too šŸ˜‰

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

WonderWoman!

WonderWoman!

This is my good friend Jeff's wonderful baby boy.

This is my good friend Jeff’s wonderful baby boy.

I heart the Ninja Turtles.

I heart the Ninja Turtles.

This is my friends adorable little baby boy.

This is my friend Ashley’s adorable little baby boy.

I used to dance ballet. I love this one.

I used to dance ballet. I love this one.

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

I've given this sultry look many times. Wink.

I’ve given this sultry look many times. Wink.

Audre Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Poison Ivy.(Also, my nickname is Rebexy & I have red hairs. So this became me as well :p)

Poison Ivy.
(Also, my nickname is Rebexy & I have red hairs. So this became me as well :p)

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I adore owls!

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I love pin-up art.

 

The Little Things

I’ve always said that it’s the little things we do in a relationship, that keep things feeling special. This point has been proven to me more than once. One of those times, was this morning.

The past few days, I haven’t been 100%. I haven’t been my happy-go-lucky, loveliest lovely self. I’ve had a fog in my head, pain through my side, and nauseous beyond belief. I caught a sick. A pretty bad & annoying one to say the least. It’s mentally, physically & emotionally drained me and all I can say is, I better get better soon! Also, I’m pretty sure I’ve lost weight, weight that I did not need to lose, and I’ve lost my taste for my soy/decaf lattes. So I’m pretty irritated with the whole situation. But, the one thing I do enjoy still, and the thing that seems to calm my tummy the most, are my soy chamomile & soy london fog tea lattes.

My boyfriend is pretty wonderful. He’d do anything & everything for me. And I’d do the same for him. In fact, just last night I waited in the ER with him until 1am while he got his hand x-rayed. All is fine, just a little sprain. (We have established that’s he’s just not good at catching football though :p) But like I said, it’s the little things like waiting in an ER room to keep him company, that matter.

So this morning, I noticed him cleaning our Tassimo. I never said anything, but I know he was doing it for me. He knows I don’t know how to take out the top thing (no idea what it’s called) and that I’m nervous I’ll break it if I try. He he knows that I’m an organized & clean person, and that because our Tassimo is white, I feel that it should always stay sparkly white. And he knows that our drinks taste better, when the top thing, is totally clean. My tea lattes included. So this morning, he did it for me.

It’s the little things he does, that matter most to me.

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

My Guy Is An Arteest

My lovely boyfriend Mike is one talented son of a gun. The work that comes through that boys pencil is amazing. I wanted to share some of his personal art portfolio because I am so beyond proud of him and I won’t lie, I kinda wanted to show off his talent šŸ˜‰

Enjoy!

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

House Portrait

House Portrait

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He drew this on a whiteboard!

He drew this on a whiteboard!

Happy La-La-La Love Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day with your sweethearts. I know I am!

Today is my boyfriends birthday, so it’s hard to make this day a “me” day, I want today to be all about him. I get all of the other days, he can have today šŸ˜‰

With that being said, I’ve still been totally spoiled. He knows I love cards, so he’s surprised me with all of these adorable cards and he bought me DSC07675the Pandora charm that I wanted. Also, he got me a lovely vase of pink orchids! Oh, that boy spoils me so. He’s also going to take me out for dinner. But not tonight! No. Tonight is his night. I’m going to make his a dinner & maybe a vegan fondue for dessert! (Which, by the by, is a recipe on my other blog, Beautifully Vegan)

My boyfriend is an amazing, amazing man. He does & says all the right things, all the time. I often joke with him that I think he Googles what to say to me sometimes šŸ˜‰ I love him so much & without him, my heart just seems incomplete. Thank you sweetie, for always being my happy place. Happy Birthday. Happy Valentine’s Day. And I love you. Much.

I hope you all have a lovely day, full of all the best things.

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

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I less than three Valentine’s Day!

I’m one of those hopeless fools who adores everything about Feb.14. Oh sure, I claim to not give a care. “You know sweetie, I don’t need flowers or cards. It’s really just a day.” *Cries inside* But if you have the pleasure of really knowing me, you’ll know that I love heart day. Next to Christmas Eve, it’s probably my favorite holiday. Why? Because I’m a sucker. I wouldn’t call myself a hopeless romantic, more of a realistic romantic. All I ask for is at the very least, a lovely card. And maybe my favorite orchids. And maybe diamonds. But that’s it! *Wink* 481507_10151135185582143_265470145_n

Now to be fair, I’m also on the other end of the love train. I adore giving as well on heart day. And it’s my boyfriends birthday to boot on Feb.14 so I have to be EXTRA adorable & romantic. Which is hard, because I’m already so much of both. *Wink*

So this Valentine’s Day, spread the love & send out some Valentine’s! Make your sweetheart a candlelit dinner, complete with strawberries & chocolate sauce for dessert. Text your Mommy and wish her a happy day as well! And if you happen to be spending the day solo this year, take some time for yourself. I haven’t actually spent a Valentine’s alone since I was… 19… I think. I’m 27 now. Wow. My whole life just nseven_owl barn_v-day card_ 2011flashed before my eyes. Time is a mysterious beotch. Anyways, back on track… Ah yes! Even if you’re alone this Feb.14, take some you time. Have yourself a candlelit bubble bath & watch a sappy girly movie. Or if you’re like me, watch Die Hard.

However you spend your love day this year, spend it wise & spend it well. And put all the la-la-la-love into it that you can ā¤

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

What It Truly Means To *Be* Healthy

I came across an article the other day by Tara Stiles and for some reason, when I woke up this morning I was reminded of it.

What it truly means to *be* healthy…

What does it mean to be healthy? Is it a number on the scale, blood pressure score, jeans size, a body free of disease, or something else? keep-calm-happy-is-healthy

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Health can be a touchy subject. We fight over what it should look like (Dove ad or Victoria’s Secret model). We fight over what size dress is healthy (16, 8, or 2). We bash and judge all who don’t fit into our ideal. We forgot to factor in the most important ingredient. What does it feel like to be healthy? What does that look like?
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Living healthy involves a mix of physical, mental, and emotional components that make us who we are. We literally create our bodies from the inside out with what we put in, what we think, and what we do. Regardless of what we think picture-perfect health looks like, there is one thing we all have in common when it comes to health: Everyone wants to feel better.Ā 
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Wouldn’t the forest be boring if all the trees looked exactly alike? Why do we get so hung up, then, on how people look and what is healthy and what is not? Sure, we can agree that obesity is unhealthy. We can agree that eating junk and lazing around for days on end isn’t healthy. We can even agree that living with high stress leads to physical, mental, and emotional demise. Why is it, then, that we either want everyone to fit into the Victoria Secret or the Dove category? Why is it one or the other? Why are we so superficial when it comes to the most internal of all topics?Ā 
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Our health begins in our insides and doesn’t stop at our skin. Our health (healthy or not) radiates beyond our skin into the world in the form of our actions. How we live not only affects our body, mind and spirit, but also affects the body, mind, and spirit of everyone we encounter, and (soon to be commonly accepted), on an entangled mind level.
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When we shift our thoughts, fears, worries, and insecurities about health from the exterior (how we look) to the interior (how we feel) we set ourselves up for the ultimate success in health and happiness. How about this for an approach to health: Eat clean and healthy, manage stress, and get regular physical activity. Seems pretty straightforward, right?Ā 
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17fireworksHeartHowever, the meaningful factor is the HOW. We can diet, count calories, and manipulate our experience with food into a frazzled tension inducing act. We can be obsessive about food. We can become crazy strict about eating healthy. We can engage in physical activity with tension and force or we can engage with ease. When we go after how we want to feel, and pay attention to how we feel right now, we’re able to enjoy ourselves in the process of living healthy.
xoxo
Becky

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*Blush*

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I’ve been nominated for a few different awards in the last few days & I’d like to thank those of you who took the time to do that šŸ™‚ It’s very sweet! These blogs of mine are so enjoyable to create, I truly love the art of writing & expressing myself in fun & unique ways and to be acknowledged for that is just lovely šŸ™‚

Thank you again!

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky