Beauty & Wellness

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    DIY Relaxing Lavender Bath Salts

    After a long day of work, what’s more relaxing than a nice bath?  Runs some warm water, add some bath salts and soak until the water goes cold.  When it’s time to relax it seems that you never have all the needed supplies (at least that’s how I feel).  Fortunately, I can prepare for bath […] Read more…

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    Natural Beauty Products Made in N.C.

    A few months ago I was invited by one of the editors from Cary Magazine to share some of my favorite beauty products produced or sold by North Carolina-based companies.  We actually have some great companies here that focus on safe, non-toxic skin care and cosmetics. So, I was pleased to share my product picks […] Read more…


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    Banana Cacao Milkshake

    I started out thinking that I was going to make a smoothie and I guess technically I did. However, in my opinion this concoction reminds me more of a chocolate banana milkshake instead of a healthy smoothie.  The thing is though that this milkshake is make with awesome ingredients that are indeed healthy for you. […] Read more…

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    Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

    Late last week Johnny came in from work and thought that he smelled blueberry muffins. Every since then I haven’t been able to get them off of my mind.  I love the smell of baking blueberries muffins and eating the muffin tops off first. I will admit that making and loving “healthier” baked goods is […] Read more…

Tea Time

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    Lovin’ Oolong Tea – You Should Too

    Last year, I did a series of “Teas of the Month” which was great.  I was trying so many teas that I was eager to share them with all of you. I will continue to share my love for tea but lately I’ve been getting stuck on one type, lovely oolong. I can’t remember why I stopped […] Read more…

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    My Favorite Teas of 2014!

    Hello friends, if you notice I did not share a December 2014 Tea of the Month.  That was not an oversight.  I continued to drink the same teas I loved the months before.  So, not much stood out for me in December.  However, I didn’t want to slip too far into January 2015 without sharing my […] Read more…


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    Sanderling Resort Review – Off Season

    If you follow me on Instagram you know that we love the beach and we don’t care whether we go in season or off season. Even in the middle of winter you can find us heading out towards the coast.   In fact, we really appreciate the feeling of having most of the beach to ourselves […] Read more…

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    Happy New Year 2015!!

    On the first day of 2015  I want to thank all of you for your support of me and Honey Lemon Tea over the past year.  I have learned with each of you and I am looking forward to gaining even more from our time together this year. Soon I will be offering a blog update […] Read more…


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    Book Review: The Racketeer by John Grisham

    Author: John Grisham Publisher:  Random House (Bantam Dell)  Summary:  The Racketeer by John Grisham is a story in which we meet Malcolm Bannister, former attorney and current inmate, at a federal prison camp near Frostburg, Maryland.  Malcolm knows why federal judge, Raymond Fawcett, was murdered and who carried out the deed.  This information is his “golden […] Read more…

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    Author Interview: Bill Larkin, Author of Shadow Truth (a Novella)

      Hi All!  Do you like crime fiction?  Of course, I can’t hear your answers but whether you said ‘yes’ or ‘no’, I think you will want to hear what Bill Larkin has to say. Bill is a crime fiction writer that brings real life experience and crafty writing skills to his work and we […] Read more…