Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ice Tea Recipe and a Cozy....

 At Spring market this year, a coffee shop made these wonderful peach-ginger iced teas. Oh my goodness they were yummy and I drank several while at the convention center. Well I watched them make it and have figured out how to make my own here at home. You will need to brew some tea.... I made a pitcher of English Black Tea, but Green Tea will work too. To make Peach Ginger Ice Tea you will need;
A pitcher of strongly brewed tea
Sparkling water
Ice

To make a glass of this yummy tea. Fill a large glass halfway with ice... then fill glass halfway with tea, then 1 oz of the peach syrup and 1 oz of the ginger syrup... fill your glass the rest of the way with sparkling water. Enjoy!!!
 My sippy cup is full
of my peach-ginger iced tea!
For a quick and easy project I thought I would show you how I made a coffee cup cozy.... first you'll have to go to your favorite coffee shop and get one of those cardboard coffee cup cozy thingies... Doesn't matter what shop, we all have our favorites and I'm not going to judge, coffee in my book is awesome no matter where you get it and if someone else is making it, even better! Now, while enjoying that cup of coffee, dig through your scraps  and find some fun fabrics to work with for your coffee cozy..... or tea cozy....
Use your paper coffee cup holder use it for your template. After tracing your template onto a piece of paper, measure it on your travel mug to see if it will fit.  Add to it if you need to...
Using my 'Spring Bloom' pattern, I embellished my template with flowers and a bumble bee.  Then trace the flowers and bee onto heat n bond.
Using your paper template cut out the front of your coffee cozy adding seam allowances, I had to add a bit extra for mine. My coffee mug is bigger then the grande coffee I get from Starbucks.
Iron your heat n bond onto your flower and bee fabrics then cut out.  Iron bee body and flowers onto front of the coffee cozy. (Remember the bee's wings and flower centers will be added later)
With right side together layer front and back of coffee cozy onto batting.
Sew 1/4" on each end, trim.
Turn right side out, pin, trim top and bottom. It's time to machine applique! 
I use a buttonhole stitch that I have on my machine and brown thread.
 After applique is done, you can also quilt the coffee cozy if desired.  
I felt the appliqueing was enough.
Sew binding to top and bottom of coffee cozy using a 2" strip folded in half.
Time to embellish with yo-yo's and bee's wings following the 'Spring Bloom' pattern for directions.
On each of the short ends... add on Velcro or closing of your choosing. 
 A button and loop closure would be cute too! Then hand sew the binding in place.
All done!  Isn't it cute!  I love it!!!
 Wilson and I will be giving away a 'Spring Blooms' packaged pattern to two lucky winners,  so that they can make this adorable coffee cozy, or a fun tea towel !
To WIN all you need to do is leave me a comment telling me how you like your coffee or tea.  I love my coffee black, but my sis likes cream and tons of sugar.  Do you like flavored or plain coffee?  Or do you prefer tea?  To get a second chance, let me know if you are a follower.  Remember if you are a no-reply blogger, leave me your email address so that I can contact you! Wilson and I will pick a lucky winner on June 19th.

This giveaway is closed... winners have been picked

Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you,
Spring Blooms can be found HERE as an instant download ...

104 comments:

  1. Oh wow, such a cute pattern, love it.
    And now to enter the giveaway, you are so generous, I like my coffe with milk and sugar and I love caramel flavor.
    I will send another comment, becaus I am a follower.
    Thank you for the tutorial,
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  2. There is my second comment because I am a follower of this blog, thank you and have a great day.

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  3. I like black, very hot coffee but tea needs lemon. The sleeve is so cute, thanks for the opportunity!

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  4. My favorite coffee is a Caramel Macchiato but, unfortunately, I don't get one everyday -- just on "treat" days. Sigh.... But, I do love good homemade coffee as well. In the summer, cold-brewed iced coffee is my drink of choice. If I'm having hot coffee, I love it with some coconut syrup in it -- makes it so delicious and it feels fancy too! :D

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  5. Really cute pattern! As for my coffee - rarely as I don't like the taste so let's make it a mocha with a shot of raspberry syrup; my tea - Irish breakfast; stepped for three minutes with sugar and in the summer iced.

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  6. That's such a sweet little mug cosy; thanks for the tutorial. I like my coffee strong and black with a little sugar. Nowadays I usually drink green tea because I can drink it without sugar, but, as it happens, at this moment I have a cup of English Breakfast blend with sugar next to my computer.

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  7. Thank you for the give-away today. I follow you with GFC.

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  8. I love how you embellished your cup cozy. I was going to do several for christmas gifts just the fabric but now I might have to add embellishing.

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  9. I drink neither coffee or tea but I love hot chocolate with marshmellows. I hope I can still be considered for this give-away. Love the pattern. Jean j_westenberger@hotmail.com

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  10. What a cute cozy! I'm not a coffee drinker, but I like my tea hot with lots of honey (and I do mean lots!)

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  11. I follow you via email (wordygirl at earthlink dot net)

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  12. cute pattern! I love hazelnut flavoring and cream and sugar in my coffee!

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  13. I am a follower via email.

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  14. Being Southern, I love strong sweet iced tea with lemon. I only drink coffee at home and always add a good amount of Cold Stone Creamery's Sweet Cream flavor creamer. Love the mug cozy!

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  15. I like my coffee with cream, no sugar.
    Your cozy looks great!

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  16. I follow your blog via GFC.

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  17. That is SO cute. I want to make several!! Thanks for sharing & giving us the opportunity to win :) I love my coffee flavored - caramel macchiato - & sweetened. & yes, I FOLLOW you :) Angeliasue, angel4u2@cox.net

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  18. I'm strictly a Dr. Pepper girl.

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  19. I love this pattern but I have a problem ... I love all your patterns and will soon own ALL of them. LOL I like my coffee with a little sugar and sometimes caramel. I drink tea in the evening with a little sugar as well. I am a follower as well. You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. It's me again. This is my follower comment so it's a repeat of all the things I said in the first one. Thanks again!

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  21. Being raised in barely in the south (WV) and now living in the south (OK), I love my iced tea sweet, sweet, and more sweet. It was foreign to me the first time I went to a restaurant and was offered non-sweet tea and a shock when a restaurant didn't have already sweetened tea. Thanks for a chance to win the pattern.

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  22. I'm definitely a tea drinker, not too strong but with some skim milk as well.
    Love your pattern. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  23. I follow by email. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  24. I love your Spring Blossoms pattern. Very cute! I'm a hot tea drinker. I prefer English Black Tea, steeped 4 minutes with two teaspoons of sugar and a splash of milk. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    jsigswor@gmail.com

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  25. I like my coffee with Creamer, and Stevia. Prefer the coffee to be Hazelnut flavor. I like iced tea black, but hot tea with stevia, and maybe some creamer. I'm a contradiction in terms I guess...lol.

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  26. I am not a coffee drinker but I like my tea plain (no cream or sugar). This is such a cute pattern.

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  27. I like my coffee with flavored cream.

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  28. This is so cute. I don't drink coffee, but I love my green tea. I make it as sun tea. Then I cool it so it is iced tea. I don't like it sweetened, but add honey for the hubby... he's a beekeeper, so the honey is extra good. :)
    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  29. I'm an email follower. Thanks for sharing

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  30. I like my coffee with a single cream, but my tea has to be black or with lemon. Thanks

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  31. Plain, unflavored, unsweetened tea, hot or cold. It must be brewed - no instant or from the soda machine.

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  32. I love ice tea. 2 bags of black and 2 bag of green, 2 cup of boiling water, brew for 10 to 15 minutes, pour over lots of ice.

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  33. Cute cozie and mug rug!! I love My tea with milk and sometimes I add a little vanilla extract­čśë. I also like a "fancy" coffee, which means I like it with Irish Cream (Baileys) and that is usually around Christmas time when Santa puts a small bottle in my stocking!!

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  34. I am following you via Google+ but will check to see if you are on my Bloglovin feed, as I prefer to follow blogs that way.

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  35. I love me tea, hot and cold. I follow by email.

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  36. I follow your blog on Facebook and Bloglovin.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  37. I love the ginger peach also, but I usually infuse my tea with fresh mint from my garden. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  38. I make my own mocha each morning: hazelnut coffee, a squirt of Giradelli white chocolate syrup, hot milk and top it with a bit of chocolate whipped cream. Decadent, but I love it!!

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  39. That's just as sweet as pie! And, so is my coffee because I use the flavored creamers..

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  40. And I just signed in as a follower--even though I stop by all the time. Thanks for the chance to be a winner.

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  41. Your coffee cosy is lovely Cindy. I love my coffee with milk, no sugar. I also love to go out for a cappacino for a special treat. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  42. When I drink coffee, it needs lots of sugar and flavored creamer - too much of a pain so I rarely drink it! I love Celestial Seasons Bengal Tiger tea in the morning, with milk and sugar...the rest of the day is sweet iced tea (all year long). All decaf, of course!!!

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  43. I am a seasoned follower of your blog - thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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  44. I collet Bee's. I like a little coffee with my cream, LOL
    I love loose tea, with honey, when it cool enough to drink it.
    I love your pattern.
    artandsoul57@gmail.com

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  45. I like hot tea in the morning and winter and iced tea in the summer. Love your cozy.

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  46. I am a tea drinker , rooibos to be exact and love it ! Very cute cosy , thanks for the chance .

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  47. I follow via email , thanks for the chance .

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  48. Thanks for the recipe! I'm a tea drinker, hot tea that is. With the weather getting warmer though, this recipe sounds like the perfect thing to sip while sitting on the back porch in the evenings after supper. Since our glasses tend to sweat, I definitely need to make a cute cozy for each of them.

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  49. Oh, yes. I follow via e-mail.

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  50. What an adorable coffee/tea cozy. Can't wait to make one. I really enjoy a coffee with sugar free hazelnut syrup. Yummy! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. And I follow you through email. Thanks again. Love your blog!

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  52. I love tea with added creamer, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice! It's like a yummy, sugar-free, desert for me! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  53. Cute whimsical pattern. I have cream in my coffee. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  54. I follow you via e-mail. Thanks!

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  55. light and sweet! flavored creamer or plain depending on my mood - cold or hot depending on what I am doing - no matter how it is prepared...gotta have it! and do have it ALWAYS!

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  56. I love hot and cold tea, both with sugar. Your pattern is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

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  57. I'm a regular follower via email.

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  58. This ginger tea sounds excellent! Will shop for some ginger syrup - think I could use that in a lot of things. Yes, I am a follower. Thanks for the recipe!

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  59. Like you I take my coffee black! I also drink tea with a little milk, I follow you via your blog spot newsletter­čśŐ

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  60. I like my coffee black, no sugar!

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  61. Hot black tea with a couple of cookies for dipping.

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  62. I'm a bold roast girl & must add Splenda and heavy cream - can't get through the day without a pot of that nectar 'o da gods! Not much of a tea girl but iced ginger herbal tea with peach flavored vodka is wonderful on a hot summer evening .... or iced peach herbal tea with ginger flavored vodka - either one is quite refreshing if you're into adult beverages at all. ;-)

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  63. I love my coffee with just a dab of half and half. My hot tea gets just a little bit of sweetener with that half and half, or French vanilla creamer. And the cold ones...lattes of almost any variety, just not too sweet.

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  64. I like my tea straight UP!! Especially the Tevana flavored teas, my fav Toasted Nut Brulee!

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  65. I like a little coffee with my milk. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  66. I follow you on facebook, craftsy and by e-mail. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  67. I follow you on facebook, craftsy and by e-mail. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  68. I like my coffee with sugar and Creme Brulee flavored creamer, not what true coffee lovers prefer. Love your patterns and I have one notebook devoted to Quilt Doodle patterns. Keep 'em coming as I love them!

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  69. I like my coffee with milk and sugar but I like my tea with just milk (to cool it down.)

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  70. I like my coffee very strong with a little sugar and I like my tea with mint or ginger. I can't wait to try your tea recipe.

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  71. Of course I follow you. Your BOMs are aways fun even if I don't make them right away.

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  72. I like my coffee black. If I feel like a very rare treat, a non-fat vanilla latte does the trick!

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  73. I like both my coffee and tea with just sugar. What a neat design to have around my mug.

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  74. EVERY ONE THINKS I AM NUTS BUT I LIKE MY FIRST CUP OF COFFEE WITH INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS SWEET CREAM NO SUGAR REQUIRED. BUT THE REST OF THE DAY IT WANT ICE COFFEE WITH MOCHA AND CARMEL FLAVOR. Almost as thick as a milk shake. Ooh so good on a hot day in FLORIDA.
    Debi Jimenez

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  75. EVERY ONE THINKS I AM NUTS BUT I LIKE MY FIRST CUP OF COFFEE WITH INTERNATIONAL DELIGHTS SWEET CREAM NO SUGAR REQUIRED. BUT THE REST OF THE DAY IT WANT ICE COFFEE WITH MOCHA AND CARMEL FLAVOR. Almost as thick as a milk shake. Ooh so good on a hot day in FLORIDA.
    Debi Jimenez

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  76. Your coffee cozy is so cute!! I love my hot and cold tea unsweetened. Coffee on the other hand has to be sweet with non fat milk and a little sugar. I have come up with my own version of a Starbucks frappuccino.....dark roasted coffee, splash of non fat milk, a little sugar, Hershey syrup and ice blended in my Magic Bullet blender. Yummy and addictive!

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  77. Fresh Ginger, lemon and green tea is the best! Let it steep to blend flavors! It's so relaxing! I'm a follower!

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  78. I like my coffe and tea black with touch of sugar.

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  79. I prefer tea, and I drink mostly decaf sweetened iced tea. I like raspberry flavoring in it, but the peach and ginger sounds wonderful!

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  80. I follow each month when I check for the latest BOM pattern.

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  81. What a super cute cup cozy. Your pattern is very nice.

    I am a huge coffee snob. I special order my coffee from a place in MN that roasts their own beans. I always grind my coffee beans fresh each morning and love a strong coffee. I put just a small amount of plain coffee creamer in my coffee. I used to drink it with flavored creamers, but then they started putting so much sugar in them and they tasted like candy instead of creamer. LOL In the afternoon and evening I drink hot tea with a small amount of honey, no creamer.

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  82. I follow your blog on Bloglovin' and also via email.

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  83. I love to treat myself to a takeaway coffee and I always get a weak Latte with 2 sugars. Mmmmmm. Just right. Love your pattern.
    I'm an email follower.

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  84. I love the tea recipe and can't wait to try it. I love my coffee and hot tea black. I love Wolfgang Puck's "Jamaica Me Crazy" flavored coffee. So delish!! The cup cozy is adorable and your tutorial is so helpful. Wilson is the cutest foot warmer I've seen. You are soooo lucky to have him. I am an email follower.

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  85. Thank you for the give-away. I follow you via email
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  86. cute pattern. I like my coffee with extra creamer. I only use a little sugar if I use a caramel or vanilla flavor. Thanks for the chance to win!
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  87. Great pattern. I use a Mr. Coffee Espresso maker at home and love it!

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  88. I like my coffee with almond coconut milk, Splenda and cinnamon sprinkled on top.

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  89. I like my coffee flavored prefer Vanilla with sweetener and a flavored cream. Favorite cinnamon vanilla!

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  90. I like black tea with fat free half & half and equal. Since I drink multiple cups a day, I must cut the calories a bit.

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  91. I like black tea with fat free half and half and equal. I have to cut calories some place since I drink multiple cups per day.

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  92. Second post/entry...I follow your blog.

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  93. I love an oolong/coconut iced tea with a little honey - yummy! Just discovered this combination at a wonderful tea shop in Crystal River Florida.
    I also love your patterns!

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  94. Sweet little posies and bees. Love the pattern! My maiden name is Wetherbee, so it fits!
    My favorite coffee is Kahlua flavor for my Keurig...with cream. But I love my evening cup of Good Earth's orange spice tea, too!

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  95. I am a follower...enjoying your block of the month!

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