Have you ever watched a dancing violinist? It looks like quite a feat to me. This little lady looks like a music fairy dancing and playing her violin with spunk and joy! Her name? Lindsey Stirling.
She played in the CMA Christmas Special. Wonderful!
While I was shopping in my favorite health food store, Good Earth, I stumbled upon a brand new tea blend by Rishi. It's called Chocolate Chai. I couldn't resist buying a little bag of loose tea to try and I think it's really good! I like a strong tea, so I prefer to make it like chai and allow the tea to simmer about 15-20 minutes and then add a little milk and honey. The ingredients include: black tea, coconut flakes, cinnamon, cocoa shells, sarsaparilla root, licorice root, cocoa nibs, roasted dandelion root, cloves, natural chocolate flavor.
I've also been making my own version of chai tea. I mix Yorkshire Gold tea (my all-time fav) with cinnamon stick, fresh ginger root, a star anise, nutmeg, and a grind of black pepper. Throw all spices in a tea bag like this, crush it with the side of a knife, and throw it, along with the tea bags, into a pot of boiling water. Simmer with the tea bag(s) 15-20 minutes and add honey and milk at the end. It satisfies a sweet tooth without too much sweet.
Next on my list of drinks to try is a Dirty Chai Latte. It's a blend of chai tea, strong coffee, hot milk, a dash of cinnamon and a little sweetener. Here's a homemade recipe.
Have you ever cut your own hair? I have. Lots. The hairdressers say you shouldn't, but I do anyway. A year so ago, I found this video by a young lady who cuts her own curly hair. Since I'm a curly head too, I took her advice and haven't been to the salon since. I'm cutting my hair tonight!
Look at this! A blue poinsettia? I bought one at Stuff-Mart yesterday upon my husband's insistence. He thought I should loosen up a little bit this holiday season. Bah! So I bought a red one for me and a blue one for him. I put the red on the mantel and the blue on the dining table. It's kinda pretty with its glitter and all. They say it's a special dye that is sprayed on the white poinsettias and the glitter is added while the dye is still wet. When the afternoon sun comes through my big window, I move the beauties to the floor to catch as much sun as possible.
I hope you're all making merry! And feeling loose!