I turned 26 years old last week, and this is coincidentally my 26th blog post on Sweet Like My Tea! That was totally unplanned! How crazy is that 🙂 Lots of bloggers post lists on their birthdays like "26 Things You Don't Know About Me" or "30 Things I've Learned By 30 Years Old." I … Continue reading The 26 List
Last night, a couple of our friends hosted game night - a longtime tradition of mine! I headed home to change after work and walked into one of the most delightful smells. My boyfriend spontaneously decided to make banana bread from scratch for the first time in his life! He later confessed that it was … Continue reading Something is NOT right
Hello from the Big Easy! Yep, this southern-belle-wanna-be is actually in New Orleans right now. Specifically, I'm sitting in an old-timey bar with light fixtures made from vintage car parts and a wall covered in vinyl records. My travel rule is "Eat like a local" so I'm waiting for a plate of crawfish and cornbread. It's not … Continue reading How I Ended Up 2,600 Miles From My Original Destination
As I wrote about in my last post on Monday, I recently lost all of the photos from my iPhone. (Don't hold your valuables out the window of a moving airplane, friends.) As soon as I got my replacement phone, I asked all my closest friends to send me whatever pictures they had of us together … Continue reading Did we just become Internet BFFs?
I'm currently on Day 3 of a social media fast. (Not exactly by choice...) Last Friday night, I had a dinner date. My life isn't always this glamorous, but he picked me up for the date in a two-seater airplane. We flew over farmland and water, into the mountains to his friend's house in a more remote … Continue reading (Unintentionally) Unplugged
Six years ago today, I was at the start of the toughest 6-month battle I've fought. We'd just flown home to Southern California from New York City after a 9-hour surgery that left my face paralyzed. We did not expect this complication...it wasn't one of the risks my doctors warned me of. The nerve branches … Continue reading Strong Like My Coffee // Sweet Like My Tea