Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Funnies

This Sunday I feel Feline Friendly.... Okay I'm lying I love Kitty Humor.... I know that makes me a Crazy Cat lady.... at least Im married and only own 1 Kitty!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Steamy Tuesday - Say What?!?!

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This Steamy Tuesday I thought it would be fun to tell you some interesting facts about Tea that you maynot have known before. Their is a lot ot know about Tea - and with so many false information out there about Tea vs. Coffee I thought I would share what I find most interesting about the Leaf. 

  • A cup of Black Tea has half the amount of caffeine than a cup of Coffee
  • A large amount of caffeine is released from Tea after the first 30 seconds of brewing. Dumping this content out and pouring new hot water is a neat trick for caffeine conscience Tea drinkers
  • All Tea {Black, White, Green and Oolong} come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis
  • The Irish consume more Tea per capita than any other group in the world
  • The Tea bag was invented in the early 20th century by a tea merchant named Thomas Sullivan. Which was done by accident - in needs of transporting Tea Leaves without paying for expensive Metal Tins. When customers received their package they thought to brew it in the bag to save the mess. The Tea Bag was then invented
  • A cup of Tea may keep the dentist away, yes I said 'dentist'. This is because tea helps fight cavities
  • Don't throw that old Tea out! Instead try putting it in the refrigerator to help absorb odors, or use in your garden as fertilizer
  • It takes only 3 minutes of brewing time for the antioxidants in Tea to be released in your cup
  • 'Orange Pekoe' some people think is a type of Tea, but is really a grading of Tea
  • One cup of White Tea contains the same amount of antioxidants as 10 cups of Apple Juice
  • Although many Tea facts point to White and Green Teas as being the healthiest, a cup of Black or Oolong Tea proves just as good
  • To get rid of Puffy Eyes - Lie down and place either a moist Teabag or Tea Compress over both of your eyes and leave for about 20 minutes. Swelling around the eyes will disappear and your eyes will return to their former glory

Monday, January 17, 2011

Oh Boy! The Golden Globes....

So I watch the Golden Globes stickily for the Dresses.... and Johnny Depp... 

Seriously I don't watch many Movies that actually get nominated, as we all know my lust for Movies goes as far as Romantic Comedies featuring Adam Sandler, Ryan Reynolds and Jennifer Aniston.... and as far as daytime television goes - well again unless Jersey Shore got nominated for Best Poof or Fist Pumping Award, all the shows that got nominated were "French" to me. The only show I was routing for were Nurse Jackie and ..... Oh I watched Glee twice - so them too! Ha Ha

I recorded the Red Carpet which I will watch tonight but as far as the actual Awards went the Dresses were just Dazzling! Tons of LOVES and a few HATES.... Wanna see what I thought?

Not just because I love Sofia, she looks Stunning!
Curvy and Beautiful at its BEST! Even Mr. Depp agrees.... TeeHee 

Loving Emma's Simple Elegance... and this color is beyond smashing!  

Dislike her - love her gown. Was it cruel that I giggled when she almost slipped on stage ;)? 

This picture does this Dress no justice - and the necklace!?! Oh man.... just breathtaking

Love everything about this Dress - the Color, the Texture the Ruffles! 

I don't know what I love more, her Dress or her Hair. She is just gorgeous! 
Eat that Mr James!

The Dress is pretty don't get me wrong! But is it just me of did you see this gown featured as a 90's Prom Dress in "Seventeen"! 

Yuck! Just Yuck!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Funnies

This is where the name "Turtle Necks" was created

I don't know what I love better - the Images of the Handle. Soooo Funny!

Friday, January 14, 2011

DIY Shoe Accessory | Bow Tie Ankles

Was in some serious DIY mood one afternoon after the Christmas Holidays - it lead me to making these Shoe Accessories. When you have Tweed Fabric, Scrap Leather from an old Belt and Gold Chain.... in my world - the skies the limit. 

Enjoy the first DIY on the Blog - but defiantly not the last.... My whole life I have been DIY'ing I just normally dont take photos of my every step. Since this year, I'm all about dreaming and do'ing vs dreaming and dreaming - I got a quick start on my lazy resolution.

PS: My take on DIY is a bit different as my ideas change quite a bit on the process so what I start out doing is never what the final product looks like - so bare with the change of plans as the photos go on. For the most part I hope you can get inspiration from what I do - Im not very good and following rules. 

Take your Stiff Ribbon and Glue/Reserve Sticky inside your Steed Material

Folding over the edges to form 1 long Stiff Tweed Strip

Cut into 2 even strips - the last time I looked you had 2 ankles and not 1

Now create 2 circles out of the strips you just created - these will now be pinched in the center and made into a bow

I pinched the center by taking a Thread and Needle weaving in and out about 4cm apart so I could just simply pull the bottom and crimp it all together - forming a bow.

I took scrap leather from an old belt and covered the sewing to form a center point

I be-dazzled it with some scrap gold chain and a little charm that I found at a Vintage Shop

I then cut two strips from the Leather and attached the centers to the backside of the Bows - this would be what I will tie around my ankles. 

...and whala.... my Shoe Accessories!

I think they make a plain black pump - Fabulous!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Giveaway #4 | 100 Follower Goal

I promised.... you came through.... and now so did I.

I promised a Giveaway at 100 Followers and as it stands today at 123 I think we are making some serious headway - maybe even a difference in the world combining both Tea and Fashion... Just Maybe!

So Giveaway #4 is going to be the perfect combination between Tea, Fashion and Relaxation. 3 of my top priorities on a daily basis. Myself along with Boston Tea Company and Jenn Ball an Independent Consultant with Partlite are please to announce this Fabulous basket-oh-goodies!

This Giveaway is for:

1 - 4.7oz Bombay Chai Black Tea Tin | worth $13.99 - but sold out at the moment
1 - 3.8oz Vanilla Almond Oolong Tea Tin | worth $13.99
1 - Wristlet {in Eggplant}
1 - Partylite Gift Certificate | worth $30.00

Here is how to enter:

1. You must be a follower of the LahTeaDah Blog

Bonus Entries: 

* Receive 1 extra entry for becoming a Facebook Friend of Me {add here}
* Receive 1 extra entry for being a Fan of Jenn Ball's Facebook Partylite Site {add here}

* Receive 1 extra entry for following LahTeaDah on Twitter {add me here}
* Receive 1 extra entry for being a Fan of Boston Tea Company on Facebook {add here}
Giveaway Guidelines:

1. Open only to Canadians {Sorry Ladies, Partylite is only available in Canada - I promise the next one will be for everyone}
2. Giveaway Deadline is January 31st, 2011 at midnight PST
3. Ensure you comment individually for each entry below {as I will count them per comment}

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

...and the Winner is....

The Giveaway ended yesterday at 12:00pm PST ... with last minute entries it came very close to the wire! I'm very excited to announce the WINNER:

Number 40  | J'Anns Boutique

Again as some of you didn't quite read the instructions I had to create an excel spread sheet to figure out how many entries each of you got. Those who did it correctly. THANK YOU and those who did now... Lets hope you will take note and save me the extra tedious time spent next time :)

Thanks everyone who entered.... and I think I owe you another GIVEAWAY this week. My 100 Follower Goal. Let me tell you this one is a BOOZY - If you like Tea, Candles and Fashion well then this one just MIGHT be for you. Watch out for it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Steamy Tuesday - Lady Gaga CelebriTEA Edition

Even if you are not a fan of the "Lady" herself you can appreciate both things that she loves. Tea and Fashion. She struts by the sound of her own beat, all while taking dainty sips from her favorite vintage tea cups. Who needs a "Starbucks to go" cup when you can walk down the streets holding a Tea Cup worth more than the shoes your wearing! Now thats my kinda girl!

I think its quite obvious that I am quite a lover of the Gaga and this would be why she is today's Steamy Tuesday CelebiTEA.... an ode to her love for the Leaf and creating Styles with every outfit she wears. 

Lady Gaga has said to be in working on a contract with the well-known Tea Brand Twinings in designing her own Tea Line. A source claimed Twinings' idea is "to have tasting sessions in which she would participate. ... They want to market Tea to a new, younger generation -- and Gaga is making drinking tea cool again." Its too bad I was never told that Tea was ever uncool.... My Nana is going to be very disappointed we didn't get the memo!

I find this source to be very strange and a little upsetting. Seriously someone would actually start drinking Tea on a daily basis just because a Celebrity did? Do people really do this... please tell me its not that they do it to be like her, but because she inspires them to try something new and they end up falling in love with it? Their isn't really people out there that force Tea down there throats because someone they idolize does? Weird!

“Her management have received a load of offers from major Tea Companies, but Twinings are the frontrunners,” a source says. “They want to launch a new tea with her face on it. Names like the Taste Of Gaga are being batted about."

I realize why she may have chosen a company such as Twinings {due to its longevity in the Tea Market and Popularity down the aisle} however to be perfectly honest with you we all know there is better Tea out there, why not choose one of them? Twinings is very commercial, I know this - but seriously a true Tea Lovers will know that if given a choice between a bagged Grocery Tea Brand and a Specialty Loose Tea Leaf Company the decision is simple really. With so many options out there I sorta wished I had seen her go out on the edge like she does in everything else she does and choose a company such as Boston Tea Company or DAVIDsTEA.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Sunday Funnies

you're telling me that Ruffles couldn't have gone anywhere else on this outfit? 

This one is sorta self explanatory!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


I came across Miss Violet Lace on a Fellow Fashion Blogger Site {Little Chief Honeybee} not too long ago and instantly fell in love.  Krista and Sandy design one-of-a-kind Wigs for the Fashion Forward. These Hair Pieces are just beyond any words I can come up with in my silly little head. I have a serious crush on a good 10 of them myself however my heart aches and will until I get my hands/head into this one {Caramel Candy Curls} and this one {Grey Silver Straight}. 

I was over-the-moon excited when Krista agreed to an interview and even more excited when she answered the questions I sent her so quickly.

My 1st Fashion Feature: I give you Krista & Sandy - Miss Violet Lace

Q} With each style that you come up with, where do you take inspiration from?

A} We (Sandy & I) draw inspiration from music, art and nature. Those things are fuel for the soul, and make us push the limits of our creativity. As a designer, I take things from the everyday and try my best to make the extraordinary, there are no limits to what we create; we let our imaginations run free.

Bluebird - $104 

Q} What has been your absolute biggest accomplishment to date? What are you most proud of?

A} Our biggest accomplishment to me is a series of smaller accomplishments, which include reaching 400+ sales, being on the front page of Etsy (more than 5 times!), being featured in Etsy’s blog- The Storque twice and overall just being able to have steady sales. It means so much to me that so many people have responded so positively to our business, it makes all the hard work so worth it.

Poison Ivy - $86

Q} Where do you see yourself in 5 years with your Business? Can we count on you to always supply us lovely designer wigs?

A} I fully plan on running Miss Violet Lace as a full-time business for life, I would love to be able to leave my part-time outside job to pursue this career to its fullest. I have such a passion for fashion and hair, and I’m excited to continue!

Q} Show us your all-time favorite piece you have designed?

A} My favorite is Sugar Cupcake Taffy. It is a two-tone black w/ blue, and a turquoise top portion, with streaks of cotton candy pink blended in. It was my first two-tone wig, and is an original Miss Violet Lace design. We came up with the two tone design because there simply wasn’t that kind of wig style on the market, and we wanted to set ourselves apart as designers. It’s a design I’m very proud of, I think it turned out beautifully.

Q} Who is your favorite Designer when it comes to Fashion & Why?

A} My favorite designer is Betsey Johnson. Her designs are deliciously girly, flirty and fun! There’s never a lack of sparkle or fluff, just seeing her designs makes me smile. I love how creative she is, and it really shows through in her work.

Q} If you could design one of your pieces for a Celebrity, who would it be, what would it look like and why?

A} I would love to design a piece for Zooey Deschanel. She is my favorite actress of all time, she’s quirky, and has an incredibly upbeat and vibrant personality. The wig I would design would definitely be a little over-the-top, because I know she could pull it off. I’d love to do varying shades of pink and blue, those colors would suit her skin tone and eyes.

Q} If you had a chance to take anyone in the world for Afternoon Tea, who would it by, why and what would you sip?

A} I would choose Johnny Depp. I think he is a brilliant man who is very talented and funny. Plus let’s not deny, he’s gorgeous! I would probably drink milk, since I actually hate tea! (But it would be served in a teacup of course)

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