tea off

Thanks for help me out with this important experiment. I think we’ve proven definitively that while there may be no stupid questions, there definitely are plenty of stupid answers.  I feel like we’ve made significant progress for humanity today. Thanks, guys… I’ve got a tea party to run off to, but don’t forget to register for gishwhes.com before tomorrow at 1 PM PDT if you want to win the autographed prize pack from me!




Remember when I said I wasn’t going to be making any of these Great British Bake Off tea towels to sell? Turns out I can be easily swayed to change my mind by the combination of a lot of people pestering me about them and finding out another one of my student loans is coming due! 😅 So I’ve got a limited number available now in my etsy shop.


You can buy them either in a set of four or individually and they will be printed to order on 100% cotton flour sack tea towels.

These will be made to order and will only be available to purchase between now and the end of May so if you’ve been asking me about them now is the time to go get them!



sassy Slytherin!Yoongi🌵🐍

I laugh nervously at your question. “Do I practice witchcraft? Well, I… dabble.”

Right on cue, several mice tumble out of my pocket with overpriced crystals strapped to their backs. My mug of tea starts frothing and shooting beams of light everywhere. 

Maniacal voices are chattering right outside the window. “USE QUARTZ FOR EVERYTHING!” they say. “HERE, HAVE ANOTHER RECIPE FOR A SALT SCRUB!” 

We both hear faint singing, and we instinctively know it’s coming from the moon. The words are hard to make out, but it sounds something like 🎶 You’re a fucking liar…🎶 

The fae, emboldened by my weak-ass answer, bring their hunting party straight through my living room. We’re left sitting in the wreckage, and I’m clutching my mug of tea. It’s still giving off faint sparks.

“It’s… It’s just a hobby,” I say quietly.

aesthetics for the signs

Aries: unpopular singers, braids, polaroids, retro cars

Taurus: childhood scars, bedtime stories, pillow fights, goodnight kisses

Gemini: breakfast in bed, mirror selfies, campfires, branded clothes

Cancer: sunsets, bra straps showing, pencil smudges on hands, pixie cuts

Leo: peace signs, auroras, split lips, tea cups

Virgo: chipped off nail polish, frosting on your lip, spilt glitter, sparklers

Libra: dew, flower buds, newspaper blackout poems, unmade beds

Scorpio: hidden smiles, passing notes, inaudible whispers, giggling girls

Sagittarius: pleated skirts, untucked shirts, antiques, sand castles

Capricorn: sleeves that go past your hands, gardening, playing with hair, lighting a match

Aquarius: cracking knuckles, oversized sweaters, applying makeup, dimples

Pisces: water colours, tracing on your back, red noses from the cold, freckles

Here’s the thing. I want Tony to apologize in IW. Not because he’s the only one in the wrong (far from it), but because that’s his character. Taking on the blame for what happens around him, for what he wishes he had done something to prevent, is what Tony does. And as satisfying as it would be to see Tony sipping his tea or blowing Steve off until he gets an apology, it’s just not the Tony we know. Tony who blames himself for Obadiah selling weapons, for Ultron, for AIM making human bombs because he was rude to a stranger at a party once. Taking responsibility for things that are not entirely his fault is such an integral part of his character I wouldn’t WANT to see it stripped away. (Not to mention if there’s an intergalactic threat, no way is Tony’s pride going to get in the way of going what has to be done,)

So here’s what I want instead. I want Tony to apologize and I want someone else, Steve or Sam or Clint or Wanda, to contradict him. I want Tony to hear that it wasn’t all his fault, that he made the best decisions he could under terrible circumstances. I want the NARRATIVE to contradict him for once and show us that, no matter how much Tony himself might believe it, he’s not to blame for every bad thing that happens around him. So don’t give me sassy unapologetic Tony. Give me a Tony who finally gets to hear that it’s not all his fault, and a movie that challenges the idea that Tony is to blame for everything he blames himself for.

โ™ก Magickal Lemon Spearmint Green Tea โ™ก

Hello there, my dears! This is my own personal recipe for lemon spearmint green tea imbued with luck, healing, prosperity, and protection. It’s very simple and easy to make, and it’s especially refreshing on a hot summer day.


♡ Spearmint leaves (you can use any type of mint you want, I just happen to be growing spearmint at the moment)

♡ Green tea bags (I buy the large store brand ones)

♡ Lemon juice or an actual lemon

♡ Sugar or honey

Put a pot of water on the stove to boil. I use a big pot because I like to make a gallon at a time. Wash your mint leaves and set them aside. Add your tea bags to your water (it won’t be boiling yet). The box will tell you how many to add for the amount of water you are using (or just eyeball it like I do). Before you add your mint leaves, center yourself and focus your energy. Tear each leaf in half and drop it into the water. The tearing helps to release more flavor and put your own energy into the leaves. As you drop the leaves into the water, chant the words luck, healing, prosperity, and protection however many times you feel is necessary. I tend to say each word as I drop in a leaf, imbuing that leaf with the power of that word. Let your tea come to a boil, while stirring here and there. I also tend to chant while I’m stirring. Once it has come to a boil remove the tea bags, take it off of the heat, and transfer it into whatever container you wish to use. I have a trusty plastic gallon sized pitcher than I use for my magickal teas. Add in your sugar or honey. I use anywhere between a half cup and a full cup of sugar for a gallon, but add however much you wish. Add some more spearmint leaves as well. Add in a few squirts of lemon juice for happiness. Alternatively, just squeeze a lemon into the container and/or add lemon slices. That’s it! Stick it in the refrigerator to cool off and serve over ice. 

Pro tip: If you are harvesting the mint yourself, make sure to thank the plant for allowing you to harvest it, don’t take more than you need, and don’t harvest in a way that injures the plant. (you can always google how to properly harvest certain herbs without harming the plant itself)

Happy tea making, dearies ♡♡♡

it’s been a year since s1 of shadowhunters and WHY 📢‼️ ARE 📢‼️ PEOPLE 📢‼️ STILL 📢‼️ SLEEPING 📢‼️ ON 📢‼️ ALBERTO 📢‼️ ROSENDE ⁉️ i really dont get it??? he’s the most talented actor of the show and he has just a few interviews and like ZERO PHOTOSHOOT ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I NEED A PHOTOSHOOT OF ALBERTO AND AT LEAST 5 INTERVIEWS A WEEK

OTP Tea โ˜•๏ธ
  • Person A: *is sick*
  • Person B: *trying to take care of them* I made you tea.
  • Person A: I don wan ea.. *sniffles*
  • Person B: then what do you want?..
  • Person A: ...
  • Person B: it's got lemon and honey.
  • Person A: I- I'll ry id..
  • person B: *gives person A tea*
  • Person A: *sips tea*..
  • Person B: feel any better?
  • Person A: *finishes off tea* no, uh, no *sniffles* you- re gonna have a make me more ea...
  • person B: *sighs, takes cup* yup, looks like it. *kisses A on forehead on way out*
  • Person A: *mumbles* hank you..
  • person B: I love you too.
The Signs at the Cafe:

Aries: Dunks their hand into the Americano to see how the scars form.

Taurus: Contemplates their order slowly while eating tea bags off the counter. The barista is getting impatient.

Gemini: Pours salt into their coffee. They pour salt into everyone’s coffee. Someone should stop them.

Cancer: Makes up a little song about their breakfast sandwich and sings it quietly to themselves while staring at new customers.

Leo: Grinds the beans with their teeth.

Virgo: Asks for cream. Just cream. All the cream.

Libra: Brings their own beans and espresso machine that they plug into the wall. They tip generously.

Scorpio: Completely naked. They order a large tea and combine every bag into the same cup. They live on the edge.

Ophiuchus: Sets up a small gambling ring in the ladies bathroom.

Sagittarius: Walks behind the counter and makes their own damn coffee. They brought their own apron.

Capricorn: Orders a cup of raw lemon juice and drinks it in one shot while making eye contact with the barista.

Aquarius: Hides in the waste basket, attempting to get other cafegoers to pour drinks directly into their mouth.

Pisces: Arrives carrying a broadsword and a submachine gun. They order a caramel latte that they feed to the coyote accompanying them.