DAVIDsTEA Tea Subscription Box | Tea Tasting Club

Happy Wednesday night! I hope your week is going well.
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Tonight, I premiered a new Youtube video about my first Tea Tasting Club box from DAVIDsTEA! This footage was filmed back in January 2021, right when I received my tea subscription box (you might remember my Instagram Reel, I filmed with Alice Haenim). Unfortunately, life has been a bit crazy and I just had time to edit the footage and upload this video! My second box (for the spring season) should be arriving any day, so stayed tuned for another Tea Tasting Club video in the near future!

You can watch the video HERE or down below:

What is the Tea Tasting Club?

The DAVIDsTEA Tea Tasting Club is a tea subscription box. There are four boxes a year (1 box per season). Each box features new seasonal and exclusive teas. You can receive up to 8 blends of tea, per box! You also receive exclusive access to the Tea Club Community on Facebook.

In this month’s box, I received a lovely assortment of teas to try, as well as a special members tea tin and a wonderful booklet, which included a tea crossword puzzle, tea recipes, steeping guide and facts about the different teas, inside the box!

What is the cost?

The DAVIDsTEA Tea Tasting Club subscription box is a single payment of $140 CAD. The total value is $220. Each box is $35, which includes free shipping!

What teas were included?

To see a full look at the teas, I recommend watching my Youtube video! I show the tea leaves, as they steep and the finished result!

Here are some clickable links to shop the teas mentioned in my video.
A special thank you if you use my affiliate links! I appreciate it so much.

Cold 911 Herbal Tea from DAVIDsTEA
SHOP US Store
SHOP CAN Store

Japanese Sencha Green Tea from DAVIDsTEA
SHOP US Store
SHOP CAN Store

Morning Detox Mate Infusion from DAVIDsTEA
SHOP US Store
SHOP CAN Store

Lemon Lullaby Rooibos Tea from DAVIDsTEA
SHOP US Store
SHOP CAN Store

Sunny C Herbal Tea from DAVIDsTEA
SHOP US Store
SHOP CAN Store

Salted Caramel Oolong Tea from DAVIDsTEA
SHOP US Store
SHOP CAN Store

Strawberries and Cream Oolong Tea from DAVIDsTEA
SHOP US Store
SHOP CAD Store

Sweet Tart Herbal Tea from DAVIDsTEA
SHOP US Store
SHOP CAD Store

Did you sign-up for the Tea Tasting Club? If so, what did you think of the first box? What teas were your favourites? I cannot wait to see what this upcoming box will have inside!

Harlow’s Adoption Birthday | Beadmas Day 10

Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you had a great week. Today, we are celebrating Harlow’s Adoption Birthday, as well as Day 10 of Beadmas!

In today’s blog post, I am sharing some of my favourite facts about my very special guinea pig. Many of you came to know Harlow on my Youtube videos. She often co-hosted with me and was a great little jewellery model. She was also (and still is) one of my very best friends. She is now a Guardian Guinea Angel. She went to heaven in the Spring of 2019.

So, if you ready! Make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea (Harlow would recommend, Buddha’s Blend from DAVIDsTEA, that was her favourite) and let’s get started!

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Many people described Harlow as more like a dog, then a guinea pig. She loved being by my side. She would come out of her habitat to find me. She also loved exploring around our home and going on adventures with us outside. She came on picnics, short nature walks (we would carry her) and once she even came to a waterfall with us! Check out my Youtube Video “In-Loving Memory” for a photo.

She was also washroom trained. So much so, that she would let me know when she would have to go and I would bring her back to her habitat.

Her favourite foods were kale, arugula, apples and strawberries. Oh, and of course Timothy Hay and her Oxbow Support treats!

Harlow also loved “tea time” with me. She enjoyed taste testing all the different herbal teas. She loved “Harlow Approving” the “tea of the day” during DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea too.

Harlow was extremely affectionate and loved cuddle time. She also loved to take naps with me and would gentle wake me up when she got hungry or had to go to the washroom. I would drop her off and not long later, she would be “wheeking” for me to come back and get her.

She would also “purr” a very affectionate sound, all the time! This is one of the sounds I miss hearing the most.

I think one of my favourite things about Harlow was how compassionate and loyal she was. Whenever I was having a tough day or not feeling well, she would never leave my side.

Harlow’s personality was confident, compassionate and courageous. She was the leader (or Queen, as we like to say) of our two other guinea pigs, Zooey and Georgina. She loved bossing them around and “setting them straight”! Harlow enjoyed both Zooey and Georgina’s friendship, but she was extra close with Georgina.

Harlow also loved meeting new human friends, especially if they gave her treats! She was very social for a guinea pig

Harlow was an Abyssinian Guinea Pig which means she had beautiful rosette-like fur. It would grow in different directions and would grow out in “circular like” shapes.

The colour of her fur was a mixture of colours: red, gold, blonde and white. I also liked to say her fur was a caramel colour.

And that concludes some of my favourite facts about Harlow! She was a very special guinea pig and a best friend I will never forget.

The bond with a pet can be so strong and special, no matter their size or species! Do you have any special pets that you hold close to your heart?

The Giveaway:

Day 10 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories 

One winner will win the OHM Guinea Pig Bead.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment down below and include your Instagram Handle, also answer the following questions in the same comment section below:
  2. What was Harlow’s favourite tea?
  3. Name one fact you learned about Harlow, from this blog post.

4. Answer the following question in the COMMENT SECTION, on my INSTAGRAM POST: What breed of guinea pig was Harlow?

5. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

This giveaway ends on December 11, 2020 at 11:30 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow all instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer ALL 3 questions correctly.

Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram, DAVIDsTEA or WordPress. 

OHM Beads Winter 2020 | Beadmas Day 9

Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you are all had a great week. Today we are celebrating Day 9 of Beadmas!

In today’s blog post, I am sharing my recent Youtube video on OHM Beads Winter 2020 release, as well as today’s giveaway!

So, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let’s get started!

Winter 2020 Release:

The winter 2020 release from OHM Beads has 10 beads, two of which are previous OHMistry Beads that are now being re-released as a worldwide, non-limited edition bead. One of those OHMistry Beads includes mu OHMistry Bead: OHM Don’t Give Up.

There are also 4 Holiday Slim Glass Drink Beads, 3 sterling silver Holiday beads and one glass bead.

To learn more about the collection, hear my review and see closeups of these beads, feel free to watch my video below:

The Giveaway:

Day 4 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories 

One winner will win:

A free bead of their choice, up to $65 value. (Reward will be provided as a “$65 OFF” OHMbucks coupon to the winner. A “My OHM”account required. Free shipping will be applied.)

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment below and include your Instagram Handle, also add the following information:
  2. Answer these questions, down below:
    2a. Is SKI BUNNY male or female?
    2b. Name one of the OHM Slim Holiday Drinks.
  3. Answer the following question in the QUESTION BOX, on my INSTAGRAM STORIES:
    What is the name of my “furry co-host” in my Youtube Video?
  4. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

This giveaway ends on December 10, 2020 at 11 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow all instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer ALL 3 questions correctly.

Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram or WordPress. 

My Favourite Christmas and Holiday Teas | Beadmas 2020 | #BeadmasStories

Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the week!

In today’s blog post, I am sharing my two favourite Christmas teas from DAVIDsTEA, as well as two Christmas/Holiday and Tea-themed OHM Beads bracelets.

So, if you are ready, make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea and let me share this collection with you!

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OHM Pretty Tea Cup, OHM Milky

My Favourite DAVIDsTEA Christmas and Holiday Teas:

OHM Tea Bag, OHM Lucky Red OHM Whip Bracelet

My first favourite Christmas tea has been a long-time favourite. It is called Santa’s Secret from DAVIDsTEA. It has black tea leaves, candy cane sprinkles, peppermint leaves and vanilla flavouring for ingredients! Here is what DAVIDsTEA has to say about it:

Ever wonder how Santa manages to deliver all those presents in just one night? He uses a special combination of Chinese black tea, peppermint leaves and spices – all sprinkled with real little candy canes. It’s both energizing and remarkably soothing. All Santa needs is one cup and his motto changes from “ho ho ho” to “go go go.”

– DAVIDsTEA

I love making Santa’s Secret as a latte. It is a cozy, delicious treat. This tea just brings me back to that cozy, light-hearted Christmas feeling.

I decided to pair this tea with my Lucky Red OHM Whip Bracelet and some of my favourite Christmas/Holiday and tea themed charms.

OHM Pretty Tea Cup, OHM Milky, OHM Milk Slim, OHM Hot Cup

My second favourite Christmas tea is one that I discovered, last year. It is the DAVIDsTEA Gingerbread Matcha. It has just the right balance of sweetness and spiciness to it.

Sweet, spicy & heartwarming. Inspired by the comforting flavours of freshly baked gingerbread, this energizing all-natural matcha green tea is the coziest way to get your daily dose. Try it as a frothy green tea latte topped with a dash of cinnamon a holiday treat that’s as delicious as it is comforting.

– DAVIDsTEA

Gingerbread Matcha has Matcha green tea powder, cane sugar and natural gingerbread flavouring as its ingredients.

OHM Beadmas Bell, OHM Snow Angel, OHM Beadmas Tree,
OHM St. Nick, OHM Beadmas Wreath,

I enjoy making Gingerbread Matcha both hot, as a latte or as an iced tea. You might remember an IGTV video where I made it iced, for Christmas in July!

OHM Snow Angel, OHM Beadmas Tree, OHM St. Nick, OHM Beadmas Wreath

What are your favourite Christmas/Holiday drinks? Perhaps you are like the OHM Hot Mug Gingerbread man and prefer a delicious hot chocolate:

OHM Pretty Tea Pot, OHM Hot Mug, OHM Pretty Tea Cup, OHM Beadmas Bell

Giveaway Time!

I am so excited to team up with OHM Beads and to continuing helping host their 12 days of giveaways! Thank you, OHM!

Day 2 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories ✨

One winner will win:
1 OHM Pretty Tea Cup bead & 1 OHM Tea Bag BOTM bead.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment below, sharing what your favourite Christmas/Holiday drinks are! And your Instagram handle.
  2. Go to Instagram and find my #BeadmasStoriesDayTwo post.
  3. Answer the following question in the comment section of the Instagram:
    What ingredients are in the Santa’s Secret tea from DAVIDsTEA?
  4. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram, WordPress or DAVIDsTEA. ✨

This giveaway ends on December 3, 2020 at 11 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer question 3 correctly.

Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

Thank You | Life Update | OHM Don’t Give Up

A few days ago, I posted this video on my IGTV. I decided to share it on here too. You can watch it HERE.

Sharing a life update and a heartfelt thank you to this community for getting me through this heartbreaking time.

It’s so crazy to me that my bead collaboration #OHMDONTGIVEUP with @ohmbeads is re-releasing on November 25th…. literally at a time where I need to hear the message, “Don’t Give Up” so badly.

In this video, I talk about that, share video memories of @pawfectella and also talk about what happened. 🙏🏻💕🐩✨ I also share my new bracelet design featuring the Poodle bead and two beads from @ohminaustralia.

@fashionstoryteller

CLICK HERE TO WATCH MY IGTV UPDATE

Pandora 20 | The Stars Charm | Wish Upon A Star

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time.
I hope this blog post adds a smile to your day!

This year, Pandora continues to celebrate their 20th Anniversary of the Pandora Moments charm bracelet. This charm bracelet was first released in 2000. To celebrate 20 years of collecting, Pandora is going through their archives and bringing back a vintage charm every month in 2020. All 12 of the charms will be limited-edition. Each charm will be available only until it has sold out, which makes all 12 charms an absolute must for a Pandora collector!

I am so excited to continue celebrating Pandora‘s special milestone! To celebrate Pandora’s anniversary, each month, I share a special story behind a charm in my collection, and reveal what the limited-edition Pandora 20 Charm is!

So, make sure to grab a cup of tea…and let me share this month’s charm.

* All 2020 Limited Edition Stars charm photos are provided by Pandora *

The 2020 Limited Edition Stars Charm

It’s November 20th! Today we celebrate the relaunch of the Stars charm! The original style number of this vintage charm was 790348 and was originally known as the Seeing Stars charm. It was made in both a 14 ct. gold charm, as well as a sterling silver version. The 20th Anniversary Stars charm is done in sterling silver. The Pandora 20 hallmark is displayed on the front of the charm, near the far left corner.

Prices from $35 USD and $40 CAD.

Each 2020 Stars charm comes with a certificate, confirming its authenticity.

The 2020 Limited Edition Stars Charm is available globally on Pandora’s estore and in selected Pandora stores. Very limited numbers are available, so it’s best to purchase today, November 20th, 2020…if its not already sold out!

Click HERE to shop (EN)
Click HERE to shop (FR)

*please note that these charms are very limited. Until supplies last.

This charm has to be in my top three favourites of the 20th Anniversary charms! This charm speaks to my heart, as it reminds me of a special Eskimo Proverb:

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

I have heard this proverb before and it has always made my heart smile. It has only been a few days since my dear miniature poodle Ella, passed away. This charm could not have been released at a better time for me. It will serve as a reminder that she’s looking down on me now, shining brightly. I would love to get two of these charms, if I am lucky. I want to add one to my “PawfectElla” themed Pandora Bracelet, inspired by her. I would also like to add it to my Pandora 20 themed bracelet too.

Celebrate #Pandora20 with me:

Each month, I celebrate Pandora’s 20th anniversary by sharing a special charm in my personal Pandora collection. For this month, I am telling the story behind the Inspirational Stars Dangle Charm. I have them on my When You Wish Upon A Star Pandora Bracelet:

Each charm on this bracelet represents going after your dreams and making the seemingly impossible, possible. It is also inspired by wonderful memories of visiting Disneyland.

My Story behind the Inspirational Stars Dangle Charm:

I have created a Youtube video to more personally tell you the story behind this charm! You can watch it HERE or down below:

The Details…

The Inspirational Stars Dangle Charm

The The Inspirational Stars Dangle Charm is a sterling silver dangle charm with shimmering blue enamel, as well as sparking cubic zirconia stars and bale detailing. On the back of the charm, it reads: Dream it, Wish It, Do it with a small star on the top. This charm is inspired by the night sky.

And that concludes this blog post! I would like to thank Pandora for the opportunity to be a part of their 20th Anniversary celebration! I am excited to share exclusive Pandora 20 content and moments with you, for the month of December! I cannot believe that the year is coming to an end! Pandora will be providing me with 3 of the 12 anniversary charms, in this celebration.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day.

My Endometriosis Diagnosis Story

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time, while enjoying the Summer season.

In today’s video post, I am sharing my Endometriosis Diagnosis Story. I published this video on Friday.

In this video, I will be talking about my long journey to diagnosis, some of my symptoms and about my laparoscopic surgery back in March 2020. This journey was one of my inspirations for my bead collaboration: OHM Don’t Give Up. You can watch it HERE or down below:

Please note, I am not a doctor or healthcare professional. Please consult with your doctor if you think you or someone you love may have Endometriosis. For more information about Endometriosis, here are some resources I have found helpful:

http://endometriosis.ca https://www.facebook.com/groups/NancysNookEndoEd/

#BlackLivesMatter | To learn more, click HERE.

Tea PAWty | Ella’s “Gotcha Day” Celebration

Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. 

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Yesterday (June 28th, 2020), we celebrated Ella’s “Gotcha Day”. I had never heard of a “Gotcha Day” before adopting Ella. A “Gotcha Day” is like a birthday, however it is celebrated on the day you brought your furry friend home.

Ella’s “Gotcha Day” was so fun! I made sure the day was extra special for her. We have Ella some special new treats and bones! And I also had a fun virtual Tea “PAWty” for her. I filmed the Tea “PAWty” for my #TeaTimeTuesday IGTV series. If you would like to join in on the celebrations, you can watch the video HERE or down below:

Have you heard of a “Gotcha Day” before? I think it is such a cute idea!

I had so much fun enjoying tea and treats with Ella and Georgina. I hope you did too! xo

Shop Disney | Disney Store Haul

Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. 

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Today, I posted a new Youtube video about the fun Disney items I purchased from yesterday’s shopping adventure at the Disney Store! In this video, you’ll see a mixture of Disney clothing, Disney Merchandise and Disney Christmas Ornaments! You can watch the video HERE or down below:

Have you ordered anything from Shop Disney lately or have had a chance to safely visit your local Disney Store? If so, I would love to know what you picked up! There are always so many temptations when I walk into a Disney Store, haha!

I am so excited that the Disney Stores are opening back up! I have missed visiting them. But even more so, I have missed visiting Disneyland.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your Monday night and a great week ahead! I am going to enjoy the rest of my Glitter and Gold tea from DAVIDsTEA. Cheers!

Fashion Diaries | Disney Fun

Hello everyone! I hope this blog post finds you and your loved ones safe, healthy and well, during this time. 

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For today’s #StyleSunday IGTV, I wore a Disney themed outfit featuring pieces from Shop Disney, Pandora, Disney X Dooney and Bourke, Ogerbeads and Tarte Cosmetics. I also take you along on my Disney Store shopping adventures.

It was my first time visiting a Shop Disney store since February/stores closed for lockdown. The Shop Disney stores are starting to open back up and I couldn’t wait to go visit! A special thank you to My Pretty Charmed Life and Disney Hungry for letting me know they were opening!

Besides shopping at DAVIDsTEA and Pandora stores, the Disney Store is my favourite place to go to do some good ol’ retail therapy, haha. What about you?

You can hear more about the outfit details and see closeup shots in my recent #StyleSunday IGTV video HERE or down below:

And that concludes today’s Fashion Diaries post! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and have a great week ahead!