Friday, October 30, 2020

Tea Cup Costume

I was thinking I needed a new tea related costume this year...

I did some searching on line to find teacup costumes, but I could not find anything I liked.  I then came across a beer pong costume, I had an idea that I could modify it.

This is what I come up with...

My friend said I needed to add my Kerrie's Cup Logo...so I did


Most costumes were around $40, I was excited to find one for less than $12!!!




In my hunt for tea cup costumes, I found this shirt.  I thought this would be fun to wear with my cup costume- also helping people know what I was.



The cup was too long to look like a tea cup.  It worked out great that at the bottom of the cup there was a seam.  So I just cut it at the seam.  It shortened the cup to look less like a solo cup.  I then needed to add a handle.  I decided using the bottom of the cup I had just cut off would be perfect to make the handle with.


I also wanted the bottom to look trimmed, so I folded it up and glued it with a fabric glue.  It gave it a nice even bottom.


I wanted it to look like there was a tea bag in the cup.  I bought some "string" at a thrift store for .35.  I then took a box of tea and cut off the lid to look like the end of the tea bag.


For the handle I took the foam that covers pipes so that the pipes would not freeze.  I actually went into the basement and took one of the foam pieces off my pipes.


I then wrapped the the foam in the bottom the cup.  It is bendable and makes a great handle.  I opened the side seam of the cup and added the handles.  I stitched the side seams with a needle and thread, and hen glued the handles in place to secure them.  



I was super easy to make the costume and cost less then $12.
Cup $11.19
fabric/craft glue- already had
needle and thread- already had
Foam handle- already had
Tea bag tag- already had
cord for tea bag - .35







A friend suggested I add my logo.  So I enlarged the logo, printed it out and put clear tape on it.  Then I cut it out and glued it on the cup.




In the past I had been a tea bag.  I made it from a pillow case, some string, potpourri (for the tea), a cardboard tea lid for the tea bag tag, and using fabric glue to hold it all together.


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Shangri La Black Current Iced Tea




This was one of the teas I bought at the discount store near me the other day.  Before two weeks ago I had never even heard of Shangri La tea.  But, just the other day I bought some Shangri La iced tea on line and was super pleased with it, so when I went in the store and saw this one I knew I wanted more.  

  The day I was at the discount store all teas were half price, which made it $1 for 6 tea filters.  It was a great deal!!!  I was glad that I purchased 4 bags after I tasted this one, I can now make 24 pitchers of iced tea and it only cost me $4.

It is super easy to make the iced tea.  I made it while at work.

I added one tea packet in the pitcher.


I added 1/3 C of sugar.


I then poured the hot water over the tea bag and sugar and I let it steep for about 10 minutes.  I then took the tea bag out and added cold water and ice cubes to the remaining pitcher.


I love the black currant flavor.  It is not overly sweet.  The tea base is black tea.  I think the black currant with the black tea is nice blend. 


I shared it with my mom and she enjoyed it was well.


I gave it 4 out of 5 cups. I was very pleased with the tea.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Yolo Rollo, Jasmine Bubble Tea with Mango Bubbles

While in Cincy I visited the Kenwood Mall.  I searched the food board to look for teas.  I was excited to find several places.  I was not expecting to find tea at Yolo Rollo, but I did!


This Kiosk had rolled ice cream and bubble tea.




Lots of fun flavor choices to pick from...





I ordered Jasmine Bubble Tea with Mango bubbles.  I saw I could get the tea in a 17 oz light bulb for only a $1 more.  Then the 16oz cup.  When I saw the light bulb I knew I wanted that cup.


$5.99 for the 17oz with the light bulb cup, I thought was worth the price.



The jasmine tea was really good- maybe a tad strong, but I still really enjoyed it.  And the mango bubbles were yummy.   The price was good too.  And the light bulb put it up over the top for me.


I gave this tea 5 out of 5 tea cups.


After drinking from the light bulb it inspired me to share with my Sunday School class.  I bought plastic light bulbs from Amazon and filled them with candy.




I encouraged the youth to be lights for Jesus.  These light bulbs need to remind them to shine for Jesus.


Matthew 5:16  
 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

#Getjoygivejoy
#Letyourlightshine