i prefer ice tea

🌸self-care tips🌸

Hey everyone!~

So, I hit 500 subs yesterday and decided on making a self-care post - I know there`s a lot of posts like this one already, but I`ll just list the tips that really work for me.

1. The best way to relax to me is to take a bath - with a bubble bar or a bath bomb (my favorite brand is Lush). It`s also nice to mix some cosmetic oils or herbs with an epsom salt, for example. It doesn`t have to be a specific brand, there`s a lot of combinations you can make by hand!                                           There`re also some helpful videos on YouTube on how to make a bath bomb all by yourself~ 

2. The second tip is listening to some relaxing music - for example, you can create a spa tunes playlist, - even just listening to it with eyes closed while laying on a sofa helps  me relax a lot.

3. Another one tip is to make some home-made face masks! It might be a lot of fun to invite your friend over and make them together and do some pamper routine after that~

4. Making yourself your favorite healthy drink is also great, like a smoothie or an ice tea. For smoothie I prefer mixing some strawberries, a half of a banana, some raspberries and a few blueberries, - try out various combinations, it`s all up to you!

5. Any kind of creative hobby might do!                                                           You don`t nessecarily have to be super talented in the sphere you choose to enjoy spending your time while doing something pleasant and relaxing. For example, I like to doodle various things or just blend some watercolors to create different pretty shades~

6. Dance it all away!                                                                                     When I`m all alone in my room, I sometimes put on some loud music that I really like and just dance - it`s such a positive activity that helps me feel happier - and when you`re happier, you`re becoming helathier~

I hope these tips are helpful even a little bit!~

My 63 year old mum wrote a letter to her doctor after a recent physical that she asked if I would be willing to share online. It is regarding the experience of being overweight and how doctors, and the world at large, treat you when you are. It’s a bit lengthy, but please give it a read if you have the time!

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Must be Love

Follow up to Fine and Breakfast for Three. Requested by @therobbinsnest and @xfile-cabinetx 

From Maggie Scully’s POV.

I heard the commotion and knew instantly what was happening. I recognised the cadence of Fox’s voice, but I didn’t have the heart to push Dana. She’d been through a trauma, once again, and she needed space and privacy. But Fox didn’t do privacy. And he didn’t do space, either. Well, not the conventional kind.

I shut my bedroom door and prayed. For my daughters, for my sons and for Fox. And, most of all, for a happy ending.

           The tea was brewing. The eggs were beaten. Three places were set. And then Dana called. I smiled.

The radio was playing Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon, which seemed such an appropriate song for them. They walked into the kitchen and Fox looked like he’d already orbited all the planets and met their inhabitants. And Dana. Well, I don’t think I have the words to describe how she looked. Radiant, glowing, a little coy perhaps, but she was happy. And that’s not a word I’ve attributed to my daughter very often thee past years.

Fox, behind her, was trying hard not to smile too broadly. I nodded for them to sit. Fox took his seat quickly, but Dana stood for the longest time, caught between trying to rationalise the situation and just going with it. Fox patted the seat next to him and used his eyes to motion for her to sit down. It was comical watching their communication. Unspoken and clearly a little out-of-the-ordinary in this domestic setting.

“Fox? Do you like butter on your toast? I have margarine, if you prefer.”

“Oh, butter is fine, Mrs Scully.”

Dana was sitting now and fiddling with the position of her knife and fork, moving the up and down, straightening them, her eyes flitting between her place setting and Fox.

“Call me Maggie, Fox. It’s not right to be so formal, now.”

“Now?” Dana asked.

I put their plates in front of them. “Now that things are out in the open.”

“Things, Mom?”

Bless her, if her cheeks didn’t burn so bright that she could have melted the butter in the dish.

Fox was chuckling quietly and I shook my head.

“Dana, there’ s no need to be embarrassed.” I sipped my tea. “I’ve known all along and I’m just so delighted that you’ve come to your senses.”

For some reason, Fox burst out laughing and that seemed to break the tension, because Dana started to giggle too.

“And to think I nearly shimmied down the drain pipe, Scully,” Fox said.

           “I’d like to have seen that,” I said.

           Dana chuffed and said, “It’s better that he saves his demonstrations of boyish agility for work, mom.”

           Fox smiled and moved his hand towards hers but she moved it and picked up her fork. She flashed him a look and he tucked his chin to his neck.

           “Thank you for breakfast, Mrs…Maggie. It’s very kind of you. Especially when I was an unexpected guest.”

           “That’s okay, Fox. Oh, what am I thinking? I haven’t poured you any drinks. Would you like some tea, Fox?” I pushed back my chair. “Or are you a coffee in the morning person? These are the things that you’ll learn about each other.”

           Dana blushed. “I think I’ve spent enough time on the road with Mulder to know he prefers coffee, mom.”

           Fox added, “But I do like iced tea.”

           I opened the fridge and pulled out the bottle. “Then you’re in luck, Fox.”

           Dana beamed. “Must be fate, Mulder.”

           “Must be love, Scully.”

kamari3  asked:

since AT!Sans has a frog thing, does he have the many froggits in the ruins over for lunch? and just spoil them? like is that why he chose to live in the ruins? because it is frog haven?

(2/3) If AT!Toriel has a pet snail, does she still bake/eat Snail Pie? If she does, how does Smiley feel about that, exactly? Same for AS!Gory and his pet flower: does he still drink golden flower tea?

(3/3) I’m sorry I keep asking all these stupid AT questions but I can’t find the answers on your blog. If UT!Paps goes “NYEH HEH HEH” and US!Sans goes “MWEH HEH HEH” what does AT!Gori laugh like? And AS!Tori? These are important questions I MUST KNOW!!!!!

1. Maybe, haha. I mean, his ruins home is pretty much a 24-hr froggit hotspot where they just come and go throughout the day. Like, if you were to visit his home you’d see at least 10 to 15 froggits scattered about, either sleeping, chatting, eating, playing, etc, because they just really like keeping the lonely skeleman company and he really likes having them around (especially the baby froggits, who like to gather around him for story time). In return, they often like helping around the house, like cleaning and running small errands for him (think of Snow White and her little animal friends, except it’s a nearly 7ft skeleton ex-king with giant froglike creatures instead pfft-).  

2. Mm… I think the lazy goats still do, but rarely (Gori prefers bottled iced tea and Tori prefers cinnamon-butterscotch pie). I don’t think they’d care all that much tho, mainly because living things like them aren’t normally supposed to be pets, so they’re more grateful than horrified their owners chose them over the many other snails or flowers they could’ve chosen, as it means they’ll never run the risk of being baked or boiled into tea. So their overall reaction is simply “welp”. Still, there must’ve been something special about these two for the goats to take interest in them lol.

3. AT!Gori says “NYO HO HO” and AS!Tori says “TEE HEE HEE”. 

anonymous asked:

What is your go to coffee? (I'm a barista and I believe you can tell a lot about someone by the coffee they drink lol)

Hmm. To be honest I don’t really drink coffee😅I prefer tea. But when I do, I go with iced black coffee (like I’m such a bad coffee drinker that I’m not even sure thats what you call it 😅), because its quick, cold and keeps me awake. Its either that or latte macchiato ☕️

vocakaito  asked:

☕  - Do you prefer coffee or tea? Perhaps neither, or both? 

I like both! I prefer my coffee creamy and iced (or frappé form). I like tea as well, just would love to drink it with honey instead of sugar :0

Steps To A Relaxing Evening

So recently I’ve discovered the recipe to my perfect relaxation night for stressful days or when I’m in the mood to pamper myself! 

Step 1 (optional): Make yourself a cup of coffee or tea & grab yourself a magazine or book!

I prefer iced coffee, especially during summer months. My current favorites have been the Starbucks Discoveries in caramel macchiato and caffe mocha! They’re sold in-stores and I tend to take an 8oz. glass and fill it 50/50 with the iced coffee and milk. 

Step 2: Draw yourself a bath!

This is the core step for a relaxing evening! Baths are my favorite destresser especially when coupled with Lush’s Tisty Tosty bath bomb! If you’re fortunate enough to live near a Lush store, or order their products online, I definitely recommend this bath bomb for any occasion! It’s scent is delicious, and best of all, once it’s completely dissolved a handful of tiny roses/rose petals float amongst the tub! That just adds to the relaxation!

Step 3: Put on a face & hair mask!

Before you settle in the tub, put on a face and hair mask to cleanse and hydrate! When you’re finished with your bath rinse off both masks and you’ll find yourself fresh and renewed!

Step 4: Air-dry!

This step may seem subtle, but there’s something calming about not immediately getting dressed after a bath that cannot be explained! Try it!

Step 5: Put on comfy pajamas!

I recommend baggy pajama/sweat pants and a hoodie! And if you’re lucky enough to have a significant other, go for their hoodie - they’re always more comfortable than your own hoodies for some reason!

Step 6: Grab yourself a delicious dessert! 

What is more relaxing than food? Nothing, that’s what.

Step 7: Put on a favorite movie or t.v. show!

Clueless is probably my favorite movie to rewatch, along with The Perks of Being A Wallflower, The Fault in Our Stars, Mean Girls, etc.! 

Step 8: Sleep!

A proper amount of sleep is not only healthy, but a key component of living a happy life! The amount of sleep you get directly reflects the type of day you’ll have!

Obviously, what works for me may not work for everyone! You could also include listening to music, painting your nails, sipping red wine, etc.! It’s important for everyone to take the time to relax & de-stress themselves every once in a while! 

Push & Pull (Part I of II)

Pairing: You x Kai

Summary: When he thinks you like someone else

Warning: slight!angst, jerk!Jongin

A/N: I haven’t posted anything in a million years a while, sorry >__<

Our relationship was a strange one.

We weren’t really friends, although we saw each other more than I’d like to admit each week. It began at the start of the year, where my economics teacher had asked me to tutor a certain student less he flunk his exams and be forced to drop the subject completely and, for the sake of boosting my own credit, I accepted the challenge.

The challenge’s name was Kim Jongin. I only found out on the day of our first tutoring session that it was him - no wonder my teacher had oh-so-conveniently left out the name of the student I would be tutoring. He probably knew I would flat out decline.

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Rules: Answer questions and tag 20 followers you’d like to get to know better.

Tagged by: @damnedifivoodoo

Name: Ashley

Nickname: Panda

Zodiac sign: Aries

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw (according to Pottermore)

Sexual Orientation: Pan I guess? 

Ethnicity: Mostly European, some Latina

Favorite Fruit: Lychee and oranges

Favorite Season: Autumn

Favorite Book Series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Favorite Fictional Character: Ummm………Darkwing Duck?

Favorite Flower: I don’t really like flowers

Favorite Scent: This Alice in Wonderland perfume I got I guess

Favorite Color: Green (not that I ever wear it)

Favorite Animals: Pandas, cats, dogs, bats

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate: Tea, but I prefer iced tea

Average sleep hours: I probably average 9-13 hours ish

Number of Blankets: Usually none but one in the winter

Dream Trip: Japan and just live there but not have to worry about being me or learning Japanese or not being accepted or culture shock or anything

Last Thing I googled: “steak plushie”…… don’t ask

How Many blogs I Follow: 215

Number of Followers: 49

What I Usually Post: Jrock, my cats, sometimes JSE or Markiplier

Do I get asks regularly: Nahhhhh almost never

I’ll tag a few: @mad-sister @dogmatic-muse @rosybluesybonesy @jigoku-nozomi @my-dazzling-darkness @classy-sassy-ruki @dogmaticdeux

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Tagged by @thedoctor-26

Rules: answer 20 questions and tag 20 followers who you would like to get to know better

((Answering for mun, since the rest is history~))

Name: Abril
Blog Name: Yuratchka not Sriracha
Nickname: Amber
Zodiac sign: Libra
Birthday: September 26th
Nationality: Mexican
Favourite Foods: *raises hand* PASTA!!!
Favourite fruits: Peaches, strawberries, mangoes.
Favourite flower: Orchid
Favourite colour: Royal Purple
Favourite animal: Cats
Coffee, Tea, or Hot chocolate: I like the three of them, but I prefer iced tea.
Average hours of sleep: 6-7
Favourite character(s): Yu-ri-o! on Ice.
Number of blankets you sleep with: just one in summer, three in the winter.
Dream trip: New York, London, Tokyo.

Blog created: May 15, 2017!!!

Tagging: @otabangbang, @softbeka, @anxious-katsudon, @ice-daddy-vitya, @goldenbeka, @hamu-starz

20 questions

tagged by @galacticlust ​ !

Name: mariel

Nickname: ellie, mari, marybelle lmao

Zodiac sign: cancer

Height: 5′4

Orientation: bi

Nationality: american

Favorite fruit: right now it’s those olympian korean pears. they are fucking divine, no exaggeration

Favorite season: summer. my birthday+beach season+fireflies+crickets and cicadas singing

Favorite flower: i love most flowers but roses, hibiscus, hydrangea, and sunflowers are my favorites

Favorite scent: coconut lime, really anything with a tropical fruit scent or a rose scent. as for perfume: ysl parisienne and prada candy

Favorite color: teal and lime green

Coffee, tea, or hot cocoa: hot chocolate. tea occasionally but i can’t have caffeine so i prefer white and green teas. or sweet iced tea because i’m southern and it’s our lifeblood

Average hours of sleep: god…. during the summer and weekends it’s around 7 but when i have classes and such it’s like 4

Number of blankets you sleep with: ideally around 3.

Dream trip: i want to go back to a lot of the places i’ve been while touring and actually get to spend time there but as for places i haven’t been but have always wanted to go to: angkor wat, machu picchu, rapa nui, sicily, venice, florence, mongolia, costa rica, the pacific northwest, chichen itza, and a lot more

Blog created: i’ve been on this hellsite for 6 years apparently

i tag: whoever is reading this if they want to do it

@just-emerald @esoteriicweirdo @bassoonboss182 @highchaosmccree

anonymous asked:

MY DUDE I got warm amazing cabin fever socks for $1 today I am so pleased. Also a gray, white, and black space shirt!!! I'm gonna wear it with purple plaid and be a Space Ace(tm) ALSO do you prefer lemonade or iced tea? 😊

Thats super cool! I prefer lemonade

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name: kiana

nickname: kiki by my family

zodiac sign: leo

height: 4'10

orientation: lesbian

nationality: american

favourite fruit: peaches strawberries mangoes

favourite season: winter

favourite book series: harry potter

favourite flowers: hibiscuses and roses

favourite scent: dolce & gabbana light blue

favourite animal: bats

coffee/tea/cocoa: i like coffee and cocoa and i prefer iced sweet tea over hot tea

average sleep hours: 7 or 8

cat or dog person: i have both so i can’t choose

favourite fictional character: oh i have. too many

number of blankets: 2

dream trip: cuba to visit family or japan

blog created: may 2014

number of followers: 630

thank u to @blushbae for tagging me!!

tagging @thbluesun @catastrophx @frutibby
@sleptinthesoil @yourespiderman


Tagged by @sarahsstudiesblr, thank you!

I received this loooooooong ago but didn’t have the opportunity to post this because of my crazy schedule. This year was really tiring for me. Sorry =(

Birthday: 10/28

Gender: Female

Relationship Status: Married to the music.

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Favorite Colors: white, red and dark blue?

Pets: One cranky tortoise.

Wake up Time: 5:15 am on weekdays, 5:45 or 9:30 am in weekdays (it depends)

Love or Lust: Love

Lemonade or Iced Tea: Both? But I might prefer iced tea more ^^

Cats or Dogs: Both but I’m more of a cat person (My religion forbids dogs )

Coke or Pepsi: neither (I know I’m boring =)

Day or Night: Love both for different reasons

Text or Call: Text

Met a Celebrity: Maybe? Some of them are my neighbor.

Light or Dark Hair: Dark

Shorter or Taller: Both. (in different situations)

Chapstick or Lipstick: um. lipstick?

City or Country: City

Last Song You’ve Heard: Pretty Boy by Taemin ft Kai (Check it out!)  

+I personally tag @studytwice @studykitties @ohlookimstudying @rabbit-miza @zheniths to do this as well! This was so much fun to do, if anyone sees this I encourage you to do this as well and tag me so I can see yours!

Would you force someone to like or prefer one ice cream flavor over another? Would you make a big deal out of it? Would you call me a uncivilized freak and express your hatred for my preference? No?

Do you tolerate that I might like green tea ice-cream over mint chocolate chip? Do I tolerate that you have different tastes than I do? Will I still give you respect for liking a flavor of ice cream I hate? Yes?

Then why the hell would you push your ships and headcanons onto other people and disrespect them for having different beliefs.