is just awesome!

I hate to pick favorites here but one of my favorite partnerships so far is with the fine folks at  When they reached out to me about their on-line floral service, I was thrilled to put it mildly.  Ecstatic was more like it.  What woman doesn’t like flowers, right?  Please tell me you don’t know any.  But this service is really unique.  The flowers come from volcanic regions in South America.  What?  South America?  That is so internationally cool.   Even my daughter who loves the eye roll and thinks almost everything is a yawn, said, “Flowers from South America?  Now that is cool.”

So a few days before I received my bouquet, I received an email from the company and it said, “Your flowers just left Quito, Ecuador and are on their way to you.”  That brings cool to a whole new level.  I even did a quick social studies mini-lesson with my kids on where Ecuador is on the map and how Quito is the capital city.  Did you know the Galapagos Islands are off the coast of Ecuador?  Now you know I am not just another pretty face.  And it’s not all fun and games down at blog headquarters.  I am still chief, cook and bottle washer.  Remember that expression?  I will make my Dad proud using that one!  Luckily, there are no bottles to wash anymore.

My flowers from - reminds me of a Gauguin painting!

My flowers from – reminds me of a Gauguin painting!

Anyway, when the Fedex man arrived, I ran down to get my package.  He delivers many of the goodies the blog receives and this time he couldn’t resist asking:  “What did you order that had to clear US customs?”  “These are flowers from Ecuador”, I replied.  “Oh, that is cool.”  Wow, the phrase is contagious.  The flowers (pictured above) were beautiful.  I ordered the Ladybug bouquet and it had ranunculus and larkspur; red and violet flowers mixed in a lovely combination.  They were gorgeous and they lasted about 12 days which was much longer than any other flowers I have purchased.  The box they came in, the brown paper wrapping, the note inside were really well thought out.  You just have to send flowers to someone special from  It is an amazing service and they will never forget it.  Please click the link below to see what I am talking about:

Organic matcha green tea – this stuff is magic!

The blog has been on a short hiatus and now we are back and better than ever!  It has been a long New England winter and it appears that spring has sprung.  Well, sort of.  The folks over at reached out to me with a fabulous product that they sell over at  Pretty cool, right?  But this tea is not your average green tea.  This is like the Cadillac of green teas.  We know that green teas are great for us (don’t we?) but this tea comes in a powder and they say that it contains 137 times the antioxidants of brewed green tea!  Say what? How do they calculate that?  Oh, who cares?  That is potent.  Now we are talking

And here’s what else:  I always think of green tea as something you sip warmly from a mug, right?  Well, the matcha green tea powder that they sent me does so much more.  You can make smoothies.  Lattes.  Did someone say lattes?  These people are speaking my language.  You know how much I like lattes.  Matcha Butter Cookies.  Chocolate Rum Matcha Truffles.  Are you kidding me?  When you order a packet of tea it comes with a complimentary recipe book which contains over a 100 ways to add green tea to your diet.  My personal favorite is the Matcha Orange Cocktail.  It is easy to make (I love easy) and it powered me up in the morning.  I am going to need some help with the lemon matcha waffles because, well, I may be a bit culinary challenged?  My microwave doesn’t think so but those waffles sure sound amazing.

So here is the important stuff:  Click on the link below to order your Organic Matcha tea.  You will love the taste and all the health benefits.  And some more exciting news is, I am now an affiliate of amazon as well.  So every time you want to buy your green tea or any wonderful product Amazon offers, you can shop through my affiliate link Shop at! and keep the blog in business!  Thank you for your support.  Happy shopping!  Happy Spring!