Late night studying.

Happy 2022!

Time to Ring in the New Year

I hope everyone celebrated the new year safely and happily. This new year I will be doing it a little differently. I usually like to make resolutions to try and achieve by the end of the year. However, I tend to undershoot and end up disappointed that I didn’t set out to do. Instead, I will be doing my normal life and just being as positive and proactive as I can be. This takes some stress off of my shoulders and will hopefully let me spend this year better. I’m seeing this as a trial period and how it turns out.


How did you celebrate the new year? Any goals or new ways to spend the year?

You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” ―Hillary DePiano

The Last of the Tea 🍵

The journey of my tea advent calendar has finally come to an end. I finished the last of the teas. I enjoyed this advent calendar more so than the traditional chocolate ones. One of the reasons is because each day was something new to try and look forward to. A new flavor and a new saying that goes with each one.


  • Day 13 – wild apple & cinnamon – From old orchards apples come with sweet and spicy cinnamon. Perfect Christmas heaven.
  • Day 14 – peppermint & licorice – Minty cool, sweet with delight. The perfect post feast treat.
  • Day 15 – lemongrass & ginger – Herbs to bring a little Christmas zing to your day- a lemony kick to stir your soul.
  • Day 16 – relax – Find a quiet moment. Let marshmallow root and chamomile flowers be your gentle calm.
  • Day 17 – Chamomile vanilla & manuka honey – dusky vanilla infused chamomile. Sweet manuka to bring a smile.
  • Day 18 – licorice & cinnamon – Cinnamon and cacoa- sweeter still with licorice. No more heavenly brew than this.
  • Day 19 – tulsi clarity – For when all is frantic. Let sacred herbs bring clarity to your Christmas.
  • Day 20 – three chamomile – Sit back on a bed of flowers. Chamomile will let the hours gently flow.
  • Day 21 – cleanse – Here is a tea of cool mint green. Sparkle and glow with a Christmas sheen.
  • Day 22 – after dinner – Tea for after dinner.
  • Day 23 – three licorice – As sweet as sweet can be with three forms of licorice blended beautifully for tea.
  • Day 24 – three fennel – Only Santa need be awake. These are the herbs to magic you to Christmas Day.

I hope everyone had a safe and amazing Christmas. With New Years on the way stay safe, celebrate and ring in the New Year! To trying new things, and always looking forward to new things.

Freshly-cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin— inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.

– John J. Geddes

PINCHme Free Products


I tried out PINCHme.com to see if it was actually a legitimate thing. I signed up for the website which was free, and made my profile. I went in expecting that it was fake and nothing would ever come of it. Well, fast forward about two weeks and I received my first PINCHme box of free goodies. The ones I received were trial size which is great. I was also given 5 different things to test out and see how I like them. The samples came in a cute hot pink box packed nice and neat.

The items that I received were:

  • Airborne immune and natural energy support.
  • Head and Shoulders conditioner with Argon and Jojoba oil.
  • Head and Shoulders shampoo supreme nourishment.
  • Compeed blister care pain relief patch.
  • Lumify eye drops.

These freebies were a great first batch for me because, I use them. I like the brand Airborne so to try something different and for free was great. I have used Head and Shoulders in the past and it it didn’t quite work out for me. So when I received the shampoo and conditioner I was a bit hesitant. It turned out to work just fine, and now I use them in my travel bag. I had never heard of Compeed blister care patches before, I only knew of the moleskin to use for blisters. I don’t get blisters often and when I do, it’s because of hiking or walking long distances. I have not had a chance to try this out yet. The Lumify eye drops are fantastic. I get seasonal allergies sometimes and that comes with the dry itchy eyes. Lumify helps take the itch away and gives my eyes a bit of relief.

After receiving my first box and seeing future offers I will continue to try PINCHme out and see how it goes. It’s unique and always fun to receive free samples. It definitely helps when you want to just try something and not buy the full size. If there are any questions you may have, feel free to message me! Have fun!

💚 Kat