Thursday, April 7, 2011


taking solace in a cup of tea

I take solace in my morning routine.
It is the one thing that keeps me grounded throughout the day.
Over the past two weeks I've kept my mornings simple and sweet
it has made me so much happier throughout the day.
Breakfast includes a piece of slightly burnt toast with homemade strawberry jam
followed by a smoothie that I take to go.
One of my best friends shared this smoothie recipe with me
and in the past week I have enjoyed it every morning.
Emily's Smoothie
a pinch or two of cinnamon
a teaspoon of honey
vanilla almond milk sweetened
4 cubes of ice
nonfat greek yogurt (fage is my favorite)
1 banana

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend to a smooth consistency.

This smoothie keeps me full for hours and is so refreshing.
last but not least,
each morning I take a satchel of my favorite tea with me to campus,
order a cup of hot water and enjoy a piping hot cup of tea.
My personal favorite is Harney & Sons Paris Tea.
The tea is warm, creamy, and perfect on its own ... no sugar needed.
And, I am partial to the name.
Enjoy your weekend and make sure to take solace in your mornings.


  1. this smoothie sounds wonderful...simple and healthy.

    mornings are my favorite time of day, so i completely agree with solace and filling with your favorite things.

    have a wonderful weekend!

  2. back after a long break and just wanted to say hello, your pics are just as stunning as always!

  3. i MUST try that smoothie! on one hand, i miss my mornings that were all about me, on the other hand, i love being able to give the boys a fun and predictable morning routine. i guess i need to embrace my "new" mornings!

  4. Oh a new smoothie recipe!! Amazing and def what I could go for :) Happy Friday Caroline! xo

  5. A girl I work with just introduced me to Haney & Sons tea last week! She gave me a bag and it is so good!

  6. that smoothie recipe sounds amazing! i'm definitely going to have to try that...your mornings sound just lovely.

  7. I love this post! It's so sweet and comforting {just like you...not to get all cheesy ;)}

    I'm definitely going to try that smoothie recipe; sounds wonderful!

  8. Harney and Sons Paris tea is my favorite, too. I love mine with a splash of milk. :-)

  9. Oh I will have to try this tea! I like my tea super duper hot too ;) Your morning routine sounds lovely. PS I wanna meet up again soon!

  10. Alicia ... yes another little get together would be lovely!!!! Bisous.

  11. Paris is absolutely my favorite, too-something about it is just so perfect. Your morning routine sounds divine-wish mine were a little less hectic!

  12. aren't morning routines so sweet? they really do keep me grounded, too! and the smoothie recipe sounds so much fun, and quite easy to make! all i need is a blender :-P

    I'll have to try it sometime!

  13. Oh this smoothie recipe is what I will have tomorrow morning!!!

  14. That smoothie sounds way good, I might incorporate that in my mornings! Might make the day go smoother thank you!


  15. Ah! So glad I found your blog and am now your newest follower! I'm allll for the simple goodness in life! LOVE it.

  16. mmm that smoothie sounds awesome. and i am on a huge smoothie kick lately - i'm going to have to try it!

  17. mmm delicious you just inspired me to have a cup of jo!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  18. i love mornings. and your mornings sound sweet.

    think i might need to order that tea. ; )


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