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Patriotic American Flag Fire Hydrant

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Our water line was moved from our neighborhood alley way to the front of our yard, resulting in a fire hydrant as part of our lawn! Wah! It was bright yellow and something I was not thrilled about. Such an eye sore.

So, we did what any cheeky creative person would do, we enlisted the help of our neighbor Kristen. Her house has a fire hydrant as well and she painted hers a cute dalmatian and she painted another neighbor’s a C3PO. Is it legal? Well, according to Next Door where our neighbors all can chat with one another on message boards, it is. A local firefighter chimed in to say he loves them and they don’t mind them as long as fire fighters can still access and spot the fire hydrant.

I found these pinwheel paper straws while in Vegas at a store and I am one of those people who just buys things and finds an occasion later – like sitting on your patriot fire hydrant.

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Cheers America!

Photography by Dream Photography Studio.

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London Fog with Teaspressa – Easy as 1-2-TEA!

make-teaspressa-london-fog-easy-tea_0019 Featuring Teaspressa London Fog (c/o) + Minted Home Napkins (c/o) in Luxury Lightweight Linen
Glass tea cup / Clear disposable cups + straws

Hey there sweeTEA! I have a super easy recipe to share with you on how to make your own London Fog tea, from my friend Allison who owns Teaspressa (tea made like espresso). You may have seen her on Shark Tank last September. She’s also been on the blog when she was part of a baby shower held in my backyard last spring.

Teaspressa is the bees knees here in Phoenix, and I wanted to share how you can get your own taste. I own a moka pot but I prefer to not turn on my stove in the summer, so Allison suggested a press coffee maker.

It’s as easy as 1-2-TEA! It really is just pouring hot water. Just you wait and TEA!


Are these napkins the cutest and so fitting for our London Fog? Minted Home sent them, they are called London Calling by an artist named Chelsey Scott from Minnesota. I keep my Charles Grey Teaspressa in my porcelain tea container from China!


What are these gorgeous sugar gems? Luxe sugar cubes by Teaspressa! They are naturally infused to enhance your tea to all sorts of flavors, given the right recipe.

For this London Fog treat, you’ll need –

Step 1

Add 1 tablespoon of tea in a French press.


Step 2

Pour hot water and place cap on.  Let it sit for 3 minutes, then push lever down.

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Step Tea (3)

Add a Teaspressa luxe sugar cube to cup + pour tea over to let cube dissolve. Optional – add a splash of half + half, almond milk, or 2% milk


Isn’t this glass tea cup the cutest?

Want it iced? I’m feeling you, it’s getting warm.


Pour the tea over the ice cube to let the sugar cube dissolve, then pour it over ice. You can add the splash of half-and-half before or after the ice.

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See more recipes and how to brew Teaspressa here, and support a small business! Thanks Minted for sending the darling table linens.

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