What’s the Tea Sis? ☕️

Hello my Rose Buds! Since we’ve been stuck in Quarantine Land, I now have a little more time to get back to blogging! So last week, I decided to dedicate Tuesdays to one of my favorite drinks…Tea 🍵 (check out my previous post)

Last week, we tried Adagio’s Cotton Candy 🍭Tea, which I absolutely loved. 😍 This week, the adventurous flavor is Make A Wish Birthday Cake Tea🎂😋

Make A Wish Birthday Cake

How I prepared? This is a loose leaf tea.🍂 Therefore, I used tea infusers with kettle-boiled water to steep. As you read in my last post, I almost always prepare my tea with cream or milk, and honey. I used Leaner Creamer Original with my Make A Wish Birthday Cake Tea. Leaner Creamer is quite expensive. However, I purchased mine on sale at Home Goods in the food section. The honey I used was Golding Farms Raw Organic Honey 🍯

So what did I think? I was a bit nervous when I saw cherries, because I hate cherry flavored drinks! 😝 However, I was pleasantly surprised with the sweet chocolate flavor of this tea! Plus, it has sprinkles! How super cute is that?!!

Would I purchase again? Yes, and I recommend purchasing from Adagio Teas. They have very affordable cute little sample tins, that you can purchase to get a feel for the tea. That way, you can determine whether you like it or not without breaking the bank! Plus, they sent me 5 days of sample teas to test and discuss with their online CommuniTEA. BTW, we’ll discuss those sample teas soon.


Ingredients: Blended With Black Tea, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Dark Chocolate Chips, Cocoa Nibs, Natural Wild Cherry Flavor, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Rose Petals & Cherries
Chocolate Sprinkled Donut Mug for My Chocolate Sprinkled Tea 🍩 ☕️

What’s The Tea Sis ☕️

Hello all my Rose Buds and Flowers! I’ve missed you sooooo much! Since we’ve been stuck in Quarantine Land, I now have a little more time to get back to blogging! Yaaay! So I’ve decided to dedicate Tuesday’s to one of my favorite drinks….Tea 🍵

Isn’t my Frog’s Lily Pad Tea Infuser just the cutest! 🐸 Oh and check out my DIY sugar cubes😁

Although I do love me some plain old black tea. I often gravitate towards the more adventurous flavors like today’s flavor COTTON CANDY 🍭. Yes I said Cotton Candy!

How I prepared? I used to work for a Risk Management Firm, and we had a client who brought in his own Irish Tea to meetings, and he always requested cream. So, one day I decided to try it and was hooked! Well, I said all that to say; I usually always prepare my tea with cream now! With the Cotton Candy Tea, I used Leaner Creamer Original This brand is quite expensive. However, I purchased mine on sale at Home Goods, in the food section. I also used Golding Farms Raw Organic Honey This honey is not as sweet as Wildflower Honey, so I also added (1) pack of Organic Sweetleaf Stevia and served warm.

So what did I think? I loved it! This tea definitely smells like cotton candy! However in my opinion this tea has more raspberry overtones and although it tastes like you’re drinking a sweet treat; it doesn’t really taste like cotton candy.

Would I purchase again? Yes, and I recommend purchasing from Adagio Tea. They have very affordable cute little sample tins that you can purchase to get a feel for the tea to determine if you like it or not, without breaking the bank! Plus they sent me 5 days of sample teas to test and discuss with their online CommuniTEA. How cute is that!? BTW, we’ll discuss those sample teas soon.

Ingredients

Blended With Honeybush Tea, Rose Hips, Hibiscus, Apple Pieces, Natural Raspberry Flavor, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Raspberries, Natural Strawberry Flavor, Strawberries & Raspberry Leaves, Sprinkles

Twisted Cotton Candy Flavor! Comes in a very cute Sample Tea Tin for only $5.00

 

The History of Black History!❤️⚫️💚

Hello all Gods Children!

I Know it’s been a while since my last post, but hey! I’m a real life working Women and Single Mother. So sometimes real life gets in the way😩

As we come to the end of BLACK HISTORY MONTH❤️….I want to take you back to the beginning!  A lot of us have celebrated BLACK HISTORY MONTH ⚫️ for most of our lives,without knowing or being taught the origin of BLACK HISTORY MONTH💚!  For example: Who created BLACK HISTORY MONTH❤️?  When did it begin? Why is BLACK HISTORY MONTH⚫️ celebrated in February? Is BLACK HISTORY MONTH💚 only celebrated on the United States?

Well my Kings and Queens 👨🏾❤️👸🏾⚫️👧🏽💚👦🏿 …..Knowledge is is Power✊🏾 and I recently read an an article  in Wikipedia that enlightened me on the HISTORY of BLACK HISTORY❤️

Negro History Week (1926)
The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week.”[1] This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century.[1]

From the event’s initial phase, primary emphasis was placed on encouraging the coordinated teaching of the history of American blacks in the nation’s public schools. The first Negro History Week was met with a lukewarm response, gaining the cooperation of the Departments of Education of the states of North Carolina, Delaware, and West Virginia as well as the city school administrations of Baltimore and Washington, D.C..[4] Despite this far from universal acceptance, the event was regarded by Woodson as “one of the most fortunate steps ever taken by the Association,” and plans for a repeat of the event on an annual basis continued apace.

The expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of the Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, in February 1970.

In 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial, the informal expansion of Negro History Week to Black History Month was officially recognized by the U.S. government. President Gerald Ford spoke in regards to this, urging Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.

To learn more about the HISTORY❤️ of BLACK HISTORY⚫️ and the other Countries who also celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH💚 Click HERE

Spring Break 2016/ African American Guide to Savannah

African American Guide to Savannah

My daughter  and I are very passionate about our African American History. Savannah is the perfect city to explore our Southern African American Roots because Savannah is home to several Monuments and Tours dedicated to African American History.

One of my favorite Tours was the First African Baptist Church (Stop # 2 on the Old Town Savannah Trolley Tours).  Where we paid a small Tour Fee of $7.00 for adults ($6.00 for Students)  . If you watch The Real House Wives of Atlanta this is the church on a past Season that the ladies visited and Portia Stewart questioned was a real live train ran under the church LOL and SMH!  This church was the very first church built by and established by Slaves in the United States of America.  This church played a very important part in the ” Underground Railroad, as they would provide a safe haven for slaves looking to get to the river to head north and obtain there freedom!  Our Guides walk you through the church showing you the original pews built by the slaves,  allowing you to see the floors that the slaves hid under and used to crawled their way to freedom, and giving you the history of the churches founders and Pastors. This church was also home to the very first Credit Union for African American Parishioners and became the home to many Civil Rights Meetings.  The Church still holds regular Sunday Services at 9am and 10am. The churches current Pastor is Thurmond Neil Tillman.  I highly recommend this tour.  It left my daughter in I in tears.  BTW:  They no longer allow pictures in the inside of the Church due to past Visitors taking pictures and selling them on post cards

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My daughter Diamond at the First African Baptist Church in Savannah

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Part 1 Spring Break 2K16

The Best of the New Old South!!

Keep calm and Trolley on!

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Hello Love Muffins!

So this year is my daughter’s first Spring Break from College and I was lucky enough to have her still want to vacation with me (-:

My daughter is very passionate about our African American Culture and History, so I searched for something that we could do to not only have fun but to also pay homage to our History.  I found the perfect place right here in Georgia!  Savannah that is!

This City has everything in my opinion!  Southern Charm, Eclectic, Full of history, and surrounded by gorgeous views of water!

There was sooo much to do and see in Savanah that I couldn’t fit it all in just One Post!  So starting today.  I will be posting a series of Me and my  Daughters adventures of the New Old South!!

So lets begin!  My very 1st recommendation is to schedule a Trolley!  Savanah has very narrow streets, lots of traffic, and scarce parking! So getting around by car near some of the main points of interest can be a night mare!

 We scheduled with Old Time Trolley Tours. This Trolley Company has the option of choosing an All Day Tour Regular Price $32.00 per person (on sale now for $28.80 and 12.50 per Child  (on sale now for 11.25).  Along with several other Tour options such as Night Haunted Tours…. boohaha!

Savannah Haunted Lady

In my opinion its worth every penny! I ordered my tickets online at   www.trolleytours.com ….printed them out,  parked my car FREE at the Welcome Center (located  at the 234 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd), and Hopped on a trolley, that has 16 stops around the City of Savannah.  The stops are near Historical Sites, Parks, Restaurants, and several Hotels.  The tour is guided and comes with a pamphlet to advise of which stops to get off on, for a particular attraction or restaurants.  The Trolley runs every 15 minutes so you can get off and do what ever you would like to do at one stop and then get back on the trolley and head to another stop. This made getting around Savanah very easy!

Although I feel like Old Time Trolley Tours was an excellent choice for me and my daughter.  While on the First  African Baptiste Church Tour, another Tourist advised us that there is another Trolley Company called Oglethorpe Grayline.  This Trolley Company is a little less expensive for there On and Off Tours at $25.00 per person.  Plus Oglethorpe Grayline Tours offer a free service that allows you to call them to find out the exact time of the next Trolley at your pick up stop!  I think that I’m going to try them out on my next visit to Savannah!  You can research them at www.oglethorpetours.com

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4th of July Events in the Atlanta Area!

Hey Dolls and Divas!!

It’s that time of year again!  The 4th of July!  Time for Fun, Food, Family, and reflection of Freedom!  Are you in the Metro Atlanta Area and looking for something to do this 4th of July Weekend?  Well Your atlantago2rose has got you Covered!

I have to start off with an Event that is being hosted by my Very Own Church Family Linked Up Church!   Linked UP Church is hosting a FREE night of family fun. Night of Freedom will kick-off Independence Day weekend and will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at the Mable House Amphitheatre located at 5239 Floyd Road Mableton, Georgia, 30126. Gates will open at 6 p.m. The evening will consist of fellowship, food and fireworks. A full concession stand will be open, however attendees can bring their own food, coolers and blankets. No grills or chairs will be allowed in the venue. A fireworks display will light up the sky immediately following the concert. This is a free event and it open to the public.

Special performance by: Tye Tribbett

Special performance by: Tye Tribbett

There are Several other Fun Events happening in the Metro Atlanta Area.  Anywhere from  Fireworks at Stone Mountain Park …….

Fireworks at Stone Mountain Park

Fireworks at Stone Mountain Park

To  a Celebration of Brew at the Georgia Aquarium……

Red White and Brew at the Georgia Aquarium

Red White and Brew at the Georgia Aquarium

To a Legendary 4th of July at Lenox Square….. 

Legendary 4th of July at Lenox Square

Legendary 4th of July at Lenox Square

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