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Midwest Tea Fest 2015: Part 2 – The Haul!

Now on to Part 2 of my ‘review’ of the Midwest Tea Fest! Oh, what goodness lies ahead! What kind of tea person would I be if I did not take home a massive haul of tea back with me? I packed very light for the trip, but brought a giant suitcase to hold it all in. When it was all packed tightly away, I just made the cut off size for a checked bag. 49.5lbs of nothing but tea, teaware, and toothpaste! I know how it looks, there is a lot more teaware than there is tea. I waited Read More

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Midwest Tea Fest 2015: Part 1 – The Event!

The Midwest Tea Fest a was a whirlwind of fun! It had everything I could have hoped for in my first tea-centric festival, great teas, fun gadgets, big names, and excitement! I can’t thank the coordinators Alex and Nichole enough Here is my review of the festivities, quick and easy. Getting to the venue was a bit of a challenge. One of the country’s oldest races cut right across the World War 1 museum, so find the entrance was a bit of a laugh for me, I felt like I was climbing a mountain to get to the tall spire Read More

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Event Preview Party: Midwest Tea Fest!

This is not a Tea Review, however, it is a pump up session for a great tea-centric Festival! I have been planning and plotting, arranging my schedule so that I can hit all the great vendors that will be at the Midwest Tea Fest this weekend! Saturday is the big day, and I am completely stoked. Former sister-turned-fabulous-editor-in-chief Liberteas has sampled three teas that are offered by some of the companies, like Herbal Alchemy Teahouse, Shang Tea, and the Queen’s Pantry. I can’t wait to try out the Jane Austen Teas offered by Bingley’s Tras, stock up on herbs offered by Herbal Alchemy, Read More

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Tea Crafts – PRODUCT REVIEW: Tea Party Invitations and Greetings from Corazon Dulce at MyGrafico

This is a Product Review: Tea Crafts Designer: Corazon Dulce Where To Buy: MyGrafico Direct link to this set in their shop is located HERE. DESCRIPTION: Don´t you just love this beautiful Teapots….this cute invitations templates are perfect for birthday party, scrapbooking, thank you cards and many more!! Size:5×7 inches (wording is sample only no font or text is provided) FORMATS: EPS and JPEG (300dpi) LICENSE OPTIONS: Commercial Credit Required: You must give credit to Corazón Dulce with a clickable link wherever the design is displayed (example: Design by Corazón Dulce) Commercial No Credit Required: You must purchase the extra fee for this use Read More

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Floppy Latte Designs Tea Time Digital Stamps

Products: Tea Time Digital Stamps Designer: Jessica Leigh Gill Where to Buy: Stitchy Bear Stamps The stamps I used are available for purchase here and here Artist’s Review: I am creating an altered book for a friend, and for the first spread in the book, I used these two digital stamps from Floppy Latte Designs at Stitchy Bear Stamps.  To create my spread (you can get a sneak peek of it below), I first created my collage/mixed media background using patterned paper, vintage text, gesso, Golden Acrylic Paints and Lumiere paints … and a whole lot of layers!  Then I Read More