Reviews

Celestial Seasonings Tea

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Typical Monday here. Bad weather, bad luck, bad mail. Just bad all around. The power went out in the whole house around 11am, and I cut my finger trying to open the electric case on the wall. That was right after I got a bill in the mail … Lovely!

Anyway, I wanted to share this awesome new tea I discovered last week:”Celestial Seasonings“. The pretty box caught my eye at the store, and now I’m hooked! I know the box here says “sleepy time” but I drink it any time of the day. Such a rebel.

A quick peek at Celestial’s website made it clear that only a fraction of their products are available at my local store. Just look how many herbal teas they have: http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/herbal-teas And that’s only one section. I think our supermarket only has about 5 flavors total. Boohoo :-( I wish I could test them all. Although it’s an American based company, their products seem to be available worldwide. I know some of my readers are from the UK and Germany, so maybe you guys will have a little more luck where you live.

I know I totally sound like an advert now lol I promise I’m not getting paid for this (I wish though).

♥︎ Lisa

New addiction: scented candles

I resisted for the longest time, but I’ve finally given in … my new collection of scented candles has officially started.

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So, today I tried the marshmallow candle by Spaas (a Belgian company) and I love it. It’s just subtle enough; not too strong. I wish they’d design cuter labels though. Their logo is a little too plain, so I can’t say it’s very decorative. That’s why I’m considering buying Yankee candles next. Their pots and labels just look better. How superficial of me, right? Other than that, I have to say, Spaas candles smell great once lit!

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candle holders beautiful home decoration tealights scented candles spaas yellow papaya pink marshmallow made in belgium belgian brand europe european product review smell perfume

By the way, these are the candle holders I received from Gert’s cousin for Christmas:

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Aren’t they beautiful?

Anyway, that’s about it for now. No special update or news today. I just wanted to share these pretty candle pictures. So there you go!

♥︎ Lisa

My First Dog Carrier

Well, look what I found in my attic the other day, neatly wrapped in plastic with not one spec of dust nor a scratch:


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It’s the original deluxe carrier by Sherpa. This is the black model in size large. Although, I would personally label it more like a medium. But it’s airline approved; so when you know this is meant to fit under an airplane seat, I suppose this is about as big as you could squeeze in.

I had completely forgotten that I own this. It’s in brand new condition. I only used it a few times in Manhattan to take the subway with my previous dog, Jack, as pets aren’t allowed in New York subways unless they’re in a closed carrier. It was definitely too small for Jack. But this was the largest option I could get away with if I wanted to take New York’s public transport with him.

This carrier will, however, be great for a chihuahua! Just enough room to move around comfortably. It can also be secured onto a car seat, apparently. I’ve never actually tried it, but I will in due time. This will basically be perfect to bring my future puppy home, as well as to take various trips. And who knows, maybe one day it will be used to travel by plane. Although at that point, I would probably consider downgrading to either a medium or a small; depending on the dog’s size. Because while I think the large one could fit under the seat of a Boeing (albeit, with a bit of squeezing), I’m 100% sure it will not fit on board of a smaller plane. I’ve had smaller purses that had to be put into the overhead compartment when flying in the 2 + 2 seating layout.



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For specific long term car use, I would probably look into buying the Lookout II pet car seat instead:


Lookout II pet car seat with drawer storage

However, my Sherpa carrier should do the job until then. And it will definitely come in handy in various situations.

The inside is lined with faux lambswool padding, which is removable for washing. All sides are mesh, except for the back.


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Here’s the official product page: http://www.sherpapet.com/products/original-deluxe
It’s available in many stores, but here’s the Amazon page if you don’t know where to buy: http://www.amazon.com/Sherpa-55511-Original-Deluxe-Carrier/dp/B0002YHWAU

Mine is an older model from circa 2006. It has brown trimming and brown leather tags, as well as gold metal. The newer ones are apparently one solid color, and the black model has silver zippers & locks instead of gold. So, just a few minor differences.

♥︎ Lisa