Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Me Time

I believe in this ever changing fast paced world that me time has become increasingly important. WebMd says: "Recent research has shown that women today are less happy than they have been over the past 40 years." There are many theories about why, but  I  believe that the lack of free time can be a major reason.
I am guilty of taking care of everything and everyone else and putting myself last all too often. I am really trying hard to work on that this year. Here are my favorite things to do for "me time".

1. Bubble Baths-I love bubble baths. I don't know what it is about it. Maybe it's the bubbles or my lavender scented bubbles but I always come out refreshed and restored. Plus I don't think it hurts that I lock the door sometimes . :)

2. Drawing- I have always loved to draw.  It's just therapeutic for me. Even though people some people say my art work looks it was done by a third grader I still like them! I will be adding more pieces to my page soon. I'd love to have you check out my artwork and tell me what you think. You can view my work here.

3. Baking- My mom and my grandmother were always in the kitchen baking something when I was growing up. Naturally I have followed in their footsteps.  When life gets crazy you'll find me in the kitchen baking away. I don't know what about baking relieves stress but it's certainly not cleaning up the mess afterwards. Maybe it's working with my hands or just simply trying to feed my incurable sweet tooth. Notice I say baking. I love to bake but I don't like to cook. Baking has definitely become more challenging since going gluten free but more about that in another post coming soon!

Well there you have it. The things I like to do for me time. What do you like to do when you take time for yourself?

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Review: Chipped China Tea Room

I love tea! Especially hot tea. So naturally I'm a tea room junkie. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of tea rooms that also serve gluten free foods. Not the case with the Chipped China Tea Room in Mont Belvieu, Texas. 

The decor and atmosphere inside is unique, feminine and fun. Guys this doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't come to the Chipped China Tea Room. :) I was every impressed by the fact that the staff knew what it meant to be and eat gluten free. The chef even came out to talk to me and assured me that everything would be taken care of. And it was. I ordered the tuna salad 
It was delicious! The tuna salad was so light, creamy and flavorful.  I almost forgot one important part of the Chipped China Tea Room-the tea! I ordered the blood orange ice tea and it was to die for. This is saying something coming from a person who usually only drinks hot tea and water!  I also adore the cute little tea pots and saucers they bring the hot tea out in.  I even got one of their shrimp salad sandwiches to go to split with my hubby. Only it was so good that my hubby never saw it! 

I highly recommend The Chipped China Tea Room to anyone who wants a good, light meal at a good price with wonderful service and atmosphere. You can find out more about The Chipped China Tea Room by clicking here. 

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