Trade in your Starbucks fix for a library!

The day of giving thanks is over, so now begins the season of giving.  I decided this month I will try to avoid the posts about what gifts and trinkets would make the perfect stocking stuffer, but try to post more about what good deed you can do by offering some pocket change!

Hope in SA helps raise money for South Africa and it's children, and aims to overcome poverty through education.  Did you know that by just donating $10 a month you're paying for a child's school uniform!

Currently Hope in SA is teaming up with the Hope Foundation in building the Caguba Children's Library.  I think this could be one of the best Christmas gifts of all!  In short, you can trade in that warm fuzzy feeling you get from your Starbucks Holiday blend for that of the warm feeling you get from giving!

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Moving, and Money, and Midterms... oh my!!!

So with the stresses of moving and all the financial woes that go hand in hand, I've started investing in tea and not my steady fix of coffee and cigarettes.  I went to Teavana and stood among the towering wall of tea and was made a concoction of Lavender Dreams white tea, Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls green tea and Peach Tranquility herbal tea. It was pretty good, but my favorite part was the sugar!  I love their rock sugar (that also happens to be blended with honey) so much...I bought a jar.  Now, honestly, do you think  is taking the place of my smokes?Rock Sugar & Honey

Movin on up !!!

Finally I have moved into my new apartment in the cozy little nook that is called Lakewood.  Some call it a little piece of Austin w/in Dallas.  I call it home.  So needless to say you'll be seeing a few more interior decorating posts in the next few weeks.  Anyways, while watching the AMC premier of The Walking Dead last night I was looking for some new dishes and stumbled across these....

I gotta say, I have a major love jones for this cup.  A cute alternative to the common glass that adds a nice little quirk to my kitchen!