Sorry for not posting as much as I want to. From now on, I will be actually taking time to start blogging again and not doing technically a third job on the side.
I wanted to start this blog post off with telling you some awesome news. I volunteer as a Comfort Dog trainer and it was my dog, Myra, first birthday. She has come a long way this year and will hopefully in the next year be stationed in a Church. From there, the handlers in this Church brings these dogs to those who need comfort 🙂
Furthermore, if you need any fun ideas to start spring, here are some that I have already either done or will be doing soon.
1. Visit a tea shop
With Teavana out of the picture, more room has been made for our local tea shops. Although it is April, it seems that the cold weather will not be leaving anytime soon. So most of us, not talking to you Florida, can drink hot tea throughout the season.
I really need to go to my local tea shop soon. I have been wanting to make my own homemade rose water and to be able to make that, I need edible rose petals- I have heard many of these small tea shops have them. I’ve been wanting to try Chinese black tea as well- so I am highly motivated to go soon.
2. Visit your local or state gardens
- Alabama- Birmingham Botantical Gardens
- California: Montecito, CA
- Hawaii: Kauai, HI- Limahuli Garden and Preserve
- Illinois- Chicago Botanical Gardens- Glencoe, IL
- New York- Central Park
- North Carolina- Biltmore, NC- Vanderbilt Estates
- Ohio: Columbus, OH- The Topiary Park
- Oregon: Portland, Oregon- Portland Japanese Gardens
- Pennsylvania: Kenneth Square, PA- Longwood Garden
- Washington DC: Dumbarto, Washington DC
3. Try a new coffee at Starbucks
Starbucks have shelled out some cool coffees and teas that coffee enthusiasts need to try this last winter and current spring.
Iced Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato
Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
Blonde Flat White Coffee
Fizzio Handcrafted Soda- Ginger Ale
Starbucks Reserve Coffee- this changes throughout the seasons
I usually just stick to espresso or americanos, but I really need to branch out my flavors. I really want to try the blonde flat, even though I really don’t know what the hell is in it.
I have discussed gardening in a recent blog post, but I do want to reiterate it. Gardening, although difficult, produces plentiful and delicious fruits and veggies. I can’t even tell you how much better a homemade tomato taste compares to a grocery bought tomato. If you are just beginning, I highly recommend starting a a herb garden. I have already started my basil plant, but others that are pretty easy to do are Italian parsley, cilantro and lemongrass. These herbs are great in the kitchen- not only in cooking but scenting the room as well.
5. Listen to a new Podcast
The new podcast I am currently listening to is Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Diggers podcast. She discusses everything from branding and photography to body positivity. I highly recommend it when you need some motivation for your side hustle or something to listen to on your commute.
This podcast is motivating me to keep working on my business everyday even though it feels like I have no energy. I practically work full time as a baker assistant and I volunteer full time every other week. Time is valuable and she helps make it more valuable.
Access her podcast here.
Thanks for reading. Till next time my friends,