My Instant Cold Cure

It's officially spring time in Atlanta, when I get sick. For everybody it's different but when I get sick I start off with an unbearable sore throat that feels like I'm swallowing glass. Last week I felt it coming on and decided to try my mom's old home remedy that always worked for her: hot lemon water with honey and a splash of Fireball whiskey (if you're of legal age, of course). I drank this for an entire day and the next day when I woke up, when I'm usually congested with a fever, there was nothing. Mom does know best in this case because this drink immediately got rid of my impending cold and I felt better than ever.

xo Toni

PS: Please note I'm not a doctor however this recipe worked great for me!

Tea Time

I absolutely LOVE tea. Hence my Instagram bio. I have so many ways that I drink my tea and so many teas that I do drink. Here are some of my favorite teas and how I take them.

White Pomegranate Tea: This is the tea that I reach for on chillier mornings. It's got such a nice fruity but mild flavor. I usually add sugar to make it sweeter but it's got a nice flavor on it's own if you're into teas without sugar or honey. It's got such an amazing flavor and reminds me of a healthier version of Vitamin Water's Power-C flavor which is my favorite. 

Peppermint: I LOVE peppermint tea on any day as a wake me up. This is a tea that I drink almost every single day with a little bit of sugar and if I'm wanting something a little different, I'll add a little milk. I don't typically drink half and half or flavored creamers so a splash of milk is all I need.

Sleepy Time Tea: I'm a night owl and I'm always up working on something. Whether it's getting posts ready for my app, writing some music, or working on one of the many projects that I'm working on, I'm up late. Drinking sleepy time tea about an hour before I'd like to go to sleep, helps get me into that calming mindset.

Green Tea: Green tea is one of my go-to teas throughout the day, but I like to have it chilled and with a splash of milk and some sugar. This tea keeps me going all day long and I love it. It's also go such a good flavor.

Black Tea: For my last favorite, I LOVE just straight up black tea with a little bit of sugar and milk, which seems to be a theme. Adding a splash of milk just changes the entire flavor dynamic of drink. Sometimes, especially in the summer, I love mixing it with lemonade to have an Arnold Palmer and it's SO good.

If you haven't tried any of these teas, I suggest you get on it and taste them. I promise you, you won't be disappointed.

x Toni

DIY Starbucks French Vanilla Steamer

I absolutely LOVE Starbucks drinks but sometimes I don't have the time to stop on my way to a meeting. So today I'm bringing you an at home DIY French Vanilla Steamer. This is only a 3 ingredient recipe and super quick.

To make this you'll need:

  • 2 cups of milk (or less - it depends on your container size)
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of hazelnut syrup
  • Whipped cream (optional)

All you'll need to do is warm up your milk and once it's to your liking stir in your vanilla and hazelnut syrup. Once it's all stirred up, add a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy! This is my favorite at home drink to make instead of going out and getting Starbucks and it tastes 100% the exact same. What's your favorite drink from Starbucks?

XO, Toni