Monday, January 28, 2013

Chrysanthemum Tea

Chrysanthemum Tea, (Chinese: 菊花茶; pinyin: júhuā chá)

I picked this up at an asian market (99 Cents Only) in Concord, CA. I tried the packaged version but never the actual Chrysanthemum blossoms, which smell very nice.

Tian Hu Shan, the brand, also feature Rose tea, another great tasting tea that I highly recommend. 

You can put the tea blossoms into a pot and pour boiling water over them to steep. Be sure to filter out the blossoms before you pour, otherwise it will clog the tea pot spout. You may steep the blossoms many times but the flavor will not be as strong. 

Chrysanthemum tea is very sweet and you don't really need sugar for it. Honey is the best choice if you like your tea sweeter.

The rose teas are often more strong, so I suggest not steeping the blossoms for too long. The tea consists of actual rose-buds, sometimes mixed with green tea. 

You can find more tea information at:

Steepster is an online community dedicated to sharing information about teas. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hubbs Stationery

A great place to find personalized stationery, office supplies and organizational materials. I ordered a Daily Planner from here to fit my Running Mate organizer. 

Hubbs Stationery store is also a great place for gifts. 

Crabtree & Evelyn Handlotion

Another great find were the card holders, which I think I could use for my business contacts.

Indexed for convenience 

Hubbs also has a great selection of jewelry too!

Never lose your keys again, with this item: 

Hubbs Stationery
956 Mangrove Avenue
Chico, Ca 95926
Phone (530)892-4940
Fax (530)892-4942
Business Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00-5:30
Saturday 10:00-4:00
Closed on Sunday

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I couldn't resist walking into T.J.Maxx, and it's hard to believe I've never been in before. There are many fashion brands like Anne Klien, Ralph Lauren and more.

Cute Boots!

Sale Price

The store layout is similar to Ross but with more expensive items. I did find this nifty item though that would come in handy for the bars & club scene.

Zippered Wrist Wallet
Sale Price

Check out Sprigs website for more wrist wallets!
"The regular size is perfect for cash, cards, and keys. Our patented Big Banjees size adds a second fold-over pocket designed specifically for smart phones."

Monday, January 21, 2013

Q Ginger Ale

It's not champagne, it's Ginger Ale!

I picked this up at Raley's and decided to try it. 
It has organic Agave, Ginger extract, extract of lemon juice, coriander, cardamom, cayenne, orange peel and rose oil.

It tastes really good and is a good non-alcoholic drink to bring to any party. 


"Ginger ale for adults"

Forever 21

I saw these neat see-through bags at Forever 21 and thought I should get one because I have trouble finding things in my purse. 

$19.80 for the Big Black Bag

Do you think see-through bags are a good idea?

Forever 21 Website

Bath & Body Works

I went to the mall yesterday to buy more Iced Ginger Bread foaming hand soap. But of course, they didn't have any since it was a Christmas limited edition special. So I bought Fresh Lavender instead. The smell isn't as strong as the Iced Ginger Bread and is more suitable for a clean spring-time scent. I would recommend this hand soap to use. The bottle is recyclable also. 

Christopher & Banks

Lovely earrings on sale yesterday.

Sale Price
Beautiful sweater also on sale.

I've never been inside this store before but the mall was having a special promotion, so I took a look. Christopher & Banks is a great store if you like to shop at Coldwater Creek and L.L. Bean. 

Christopher & Banks Website