Saturday, December 14, 2013

sweater ornaments

 
I decided to have an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for the single girls and
I at church.  I thought I would make favors for my party.  So, I started making these ugly sweater Christmas ornaments,  And then I could not stop making these sweaters.  I started making the sweaters bigger and getting creative.  I also made the hangers that the sweaters are on out of paper clips.

 
I made my favorite animal on one sweater..the moose. 

 
I then decided to put a tea cup on the sweater  I must admit I loved the way they turned out.   






 
have fun and get creative!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hotel Cervantes tea, Black SHIP TEA


I went with a group to Torremolinos Spain for a mission trip.  We stayed at the Grand Hotel Cervantes.  I have to say that they had the coolest coffee, tea, hot water, hot milk, cold milk, and coco maker EVER!!!!  The machine did it all, you just pushed the button of what you wanted to drink.


 
The cups were small. So, I would get 3 cups.  I would pour half the hot water in the empty cup and leave the other water in the cup.  Then I would get a cup of hot milk and pour that between the two cups with hot water.  The had SHIP tea, which I had never heard of before.  But, it was very nice.

I made mom some black tea and she gave it thumbs up.  They did not have tea in the evening - which was a disappointing.  But, in the "bar" area they had tea, so I could get some before bed.



Thumbs up for Ship tea!!  I looked on line for the tea, and I can not find it.  I am thinking it is a hotel/restaurant tea company, not something readily available to the public


I was so glad that I was able to go to Spain, and even happier to go to Spain with my mom.  What a blessing!!!!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Arby's Peach Iced Tea




Usually I am a fan of peach iced tea.  Give me Peach Snapple, Smith's Peach Iced Tea, Lipton Iced Tea (in Europe), or Pure Leaf Peach Tea.  But this Brisk Iced Tea was awful.  It had that "fake" sugar in it.  I had to throw it out and so with root beer.  Why mess up tea with fake sugar.  That stuff is not not good for you either! 
So, I now know that Burger King and Arby's Peach Iced Teas are ones to avoid!    I guess next time I will just go with the free water.

Cafe Cental Malaga Spain




When I went to Spain I wanted to visit a tea house.  I found this tea shop in Malaga.  It is right along the square of the city.  I was so excited to visit!!!!!
It was decorated for Christmas, so when it became dusk, the lights came on it was enchanting!!!!


 







 
Since it was a little cool out, they had this awning up.  It was nice, you were still able to sit outside, but you were blocked from the wind.  We were able to watch the people in the square.  It was completely delightful!



Address: Plaza de la Constitución, 11, 29015 Málaga, Spain
Phone:+34 952 22 49 72 
 
Tuesday 8:30 am – 11:30 pm





 
 
 
They had fun place mats.  I was so excited to be here, I guess my mom and I got a little carried away with our photos :)

 

Barb and Hope were ladies from the Orrville C&MA Church that traveled to Spain with us on the mission trip.  Friday, the day before we left for Ohio, was our afternoon off. So, the 4 us traveled to Malaga.

I had never heard of Alma tea before, but it was very good.

 
 
 
Looking up this tea, I see that is a tea of Spain.  The website is Spanish.  So, I feel like we tried authentic Spanish tea!!!  And I like that I was drinking Alma tea with my mom- her mothers name was Alma!

 
 
 I did use the sugar packet, but I thought that they were fun, so I brought some home too.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Barb ordered hot chocolate, and it was more like a pudding, it was so thick.  My only real disappointment was the Churros.  They were awful greasy!!!  They were not worth the price at all.  When I went inside I saw all kinds of pastries, I wish we had ordered something like that. 





 inside the cafe



 

This is the adorable restroom attendant!!!


I bought some teas to take home...but not as much as I wanted too.  The man said that the tea was $1 Euro a piece!!!  In the states a tea bag is .20-.40 a piece, not over a $1.00!!!!  Oh well, I bought a few to try and to give to my friend Robin.

Alma Tea
C / Barcelona 11 PI Mas Aliu
17181 Aiguaviva (Girona)