Tulips are my favorite flower, but this Mother’s Day I received these beautiful pink peonies. I had forgotten how pretty they are, especially after they bloom into a luscious bouquet. I’m documenting them here on this blog before my black thumb kicks in… which sadly, is just enivitable. I am still fine tuning my botany skills; one day I’ll master the perfect balance of watering blooms only when needed and putting them out for just the right amount of sunlight (remember this post about creating a bouquet?). In the meantime, at least I’ll always have this photo to remember them. What is your favorite flower?

Shoulder Cleavage


I jumped on the OTS (off-the-shoulder) bandwagon because I thought this blouse would be a nice addition to my Spring/Summer wardrobe. Since the elastic sits around your shoulders, you can adjust the height based on the amount of shoulder cleavage you want to expose. Since I’m an OTS novice, I aired on the conservative side. But if you are younger, far more adventurous and perhaps after a tequila shot… or five, I guess this blouse could also make a nice skirt.

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I Love You, Boba

There’s a new neighbor in town and it’s bad news. Well, technically it’s actually good news because I love boba tea, but it’s bad news for my waistline. Have you heard of boba tea (also called Pearl or Bubble Tea)? It’s a sweet drink that was first introduced in Taiwan which combines milk, flavored tea and tapioca pearls, also known as boba. Boba (the dark blackish-brown bubbles) have a soft, chewy consistency similar to that of gummy candy and have to be sucked up using an extra wide straw. Over the past few years boba tea shops, including Tpumps, have been sprouting up all over the Bay Area.

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