Celebrating Spring with Bigelow Tea!

Celebrating Spring with Bigelow Tea!

By: Erin

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Bigelow Tea #cbias #SocialFabric #AmericasTea All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I enjoy a great cup of tea! 🙂


It’s springtime! When I think of spring, I think of garden tea parties, sitting out in the backyard with the roses in full bloom, sipping some delicious Bigelow Tea with some good friends.  When I think of tea parties, scenes from Alice in Wonderland, elegant Victorian decor and ladies with their pinky fingers stuck up in the air come to mind.  I have some very old, yet amazingly beautiful tea cups and tea pots that I’ve just been itching to use to have a tea party with as they’ve just been sitting around in the china cabinet, collecting dust for quite a while now. These cups and pots hold a lot of family history as I imagine they have been through many tea parties before. Some of them can even be traced back to 1910 when my great-great grandmother Carlson owned them. As spring has been approaching us, I’ve been getting more and more excited to finally host a tea party with these beauties! I gathered up a few friends who I know enjoy tea and tea parties as much as I do, and we started to plan our afternoon tea party to celebrate spring with Bigelow Tea! This led to a trip to Wal-Mart to go buy some of my favorite tea, Bigelow Tea, as well as some other much needed items, which you can see the full shopping trip here, in my Google+ Album!

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Celebrating 65 Years of Marriage!!

Wow!! 65 YEARS! 65 years ago today, my grandparents were married. They are both in their 90’s (well grandma will turn 90 on August 18th), they live on their own, grandpa still drives (grandma never got her driver’s license, but you’d never know that the way she like’s to be the “backseat driver!” LOL.  Grandma still waterskis on her birthday every year while Grandpa drives the boat for her. I know it’s only a matter of time before they will be needing some extra help and assistance with their living situation as I’ve started noticing some subtle things that in their old age they forget to do. But nevertheless, especially in today’s day and age when all you hear of is everyone getting divorces, I think it’s something we need to hear more of is things like this! 65 years calls for a celebration, which celebrate they love to do!  They already had their California Party to celebrate this milestone in Long Beach, CA at Khoury’s in the Los Alamitos Bay. It was a beautiful lunch and presentation of memories, stories, laughter and slide show of them through the years with friends and family and of course what would a party be without CAKE?? 🙂 HAPPY 65th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GRANDMA AND GRANDPA!!!! Here’s to 65 years more of love and laughter for you two. <3

June 21st, 1947-June 21st, 2012 Celebrating 65 Years together!




























The happy couple on their wedding day, June 21st, 1947 .




















65 years later, still happily married!!! <3