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Tea for 1232

I hope you all had a Merry / Happy whatever winter festivity you celebrate. Perhaps you are enjoying some paid time off of work like I am, score! As promised in my last post today's discussion will focus on where to buy tea. A subject I am we'll versed on, this is the "tea shelf" in my pantry: 

Ok, technically it's coffee, tea, cider, and drink mix shelf but whatever. If you missed the status update on Facebook you should know I'm starting a raw food cleanse on January 6th - you can look forward to hungry , caffeine and carb deprived , cranky MandySue to have a few snarky posts that week, but those post get the most reads anyway so it will be a high view week. Lord help the person wearing leggings as pants in my presence. This is relevant to this post because seeing how much non carbonated beverage materials I had on hand was a strong factor in attempting to give up coke (the beverage, although you could say I'm hooked on it like a drug) in 2014. Allegidle…

Southern Living Idea House

The week AFTER I got back from Nashville over the summer from my sorority annual trip I received my August Southern Living with the Southern Living Idea House for this year . . . Located in Nashville, TN. So annoying! Sorry sisters that I wasn't on top of knowing about this. However, since I only live 3 hours away I was able to visit. 
The house is on the Fontanel property northwest of nashville , not too far from town but secluded. Once it closes for Southern  Living tours it will re-open February 7th as The Inn at Fontanel. 
Due to the cold weather, they had a tented walkway so we couldn't get an outdoor pic, this photo is from southern living.com : 


Lets head inside . . .  (PS: please appreciate my dedication to sharing the house with you, I usually do not like posting public pics sans makeup)
Upon entry besides being greeted by a beautiful very large and open living room we were welcomed by a lady staffing the house. She was very nice to take our picture by the gorgeous t…

Southern Girl Fashion Adventurers

In both October and November I went on trips to Little Rock. The original purpose was amoung other things to visit the William J Clinton Presidential Center. Not for me, the BF is a big fan. But before I go tarnishing my snarky girl reputation on here but doing something seemingly nice I'll say that I was very critical of this museum and vocal to said bf about it. But they also has an Oscar De La Renta exhibit so I was a little more willing to go - hence why we had to go back so soon when the great government shutdown canceled our first visit , ODLR was on display through December 1st. 
So one of first visit we did lots of fun things in lieu of visiting a giant tacky trailer - no joke, that's what the building looks like! While researching trip activities I discovered there is a purse museum in LR. FUN! So obviously, I had to check it out. Here's what I told the world on yelp: 
What a great little gem in Little Rock. I can't remember how I found out about this online but…

Downtown Dining Week

Like many Memphians I have come to look forward every year to a mid November tradition known as downtown dining week. This event is designed to showcase the variety and high quality of restaurants in our downtown area (a note for you non Memphians, unlike most cities our downtown in on one end of town vs the center and most people in the eastern suburbs will only go if the have concert, theater or sporting event tickets). This year between diner with friends and the bf I got to experience more of downtown dining week than I have in the past. The premise is that each participating restaurant will offer a three course meal for $20.13 - most restaurants are the type of establishments where your typical dinner will cost more than $20. With a few years under my belt and a variety of restaurants  visited at this point I fell confident in saying that some restaurants really nail the spirit of the week while others fail miserably. Because I'm lazy most of you are not my yelp friends, mos…

Leggings - They Are Not Pants

It has suddenly occurred to me that although I am strongly against the movement of wearing leggings as pants I have never given an in depth reason behind my stance and this is long overdue. So here we go . . . 
First, lets discuss what leggings are. Leggings are skin tight leg material typically made of a cotton / spandex combination. Your basic legging has very similar properties and looks like long underwear, yes underwear; although leggings tend to be a bit thicker, but depending on the season they can run just as thin. You also see leggings made of nylon and Lycra that strongly resemble tights, in fact there is a very blurry line between footless rights vs leggings but in general leggings are thicker and sturdier than tights are are absolutely not see through. Lately you see leggings made of just about anything to create a variety of fashion options. I happen to have a pair of lace leggings, I certainly hope no one would ever confuse those as pants. In general, given their simila…