Long Live Paper

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In this post, I share an article from The Wall Street Journal which explains how teens and their parents can facilitate communication through writing.

Introduction…

Hi, I am Gabie from Tea End Blog and I love reading (with a great cup of tea) and talking about literature just like Booky! Booky and I have teamed up to present an article entitled Long Live Paper; this post is intended to help you appreciate literature in all forms.

Every year, to show my appreciation for the written word, I subscribe to “paper”; magazines, newspapers, journals, you name it! Starting 2017, I listed all of the “paper” to which I am subscribed in an article entitled, “Long Live Paper | 2017”.


Studies have shown that the top wish among all teen girls is for their parents to communicate better with them. Really? I thought it would be for their parents to buy them more tea and books (lol). On a more serious note, however, an article in The Wall Street Journal explained how the written word can facilitate communication between teen and parent. I actually have a first-hand experience with this suggestion; as a teen I kept a diary and my mom would “respond” to my expressions. I still have the diary and want to share it with you!

In this article, you will discover my take on The Wall Street Journal’s suggestions and my very own experience regarding writing in a diary. Be sure to subscribe to Tea End Blog so that you may be automatically entered to win FREE tea, books, stuff during Tea End Blog Give-Aways! Already subscribed? Tell a friend!


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The article explains how sharing a journal can help teens and parents communicate about problems and even discuss personal topics. Here is The Journal’s “Tips” for keeping a diary:

1. Keep It To Yourselves; I would have been mortified if my mom had shared my diary with someone else, or if one day I noticed that someone else had written in it. The diary was mine and hers and I felt more secure knowing that she was the only one reading it.

2. Decide How Frequently You Would Like To Write To Each Other; As a teen, I really did look forward to writing in my diary and reading my mom’s responses, however, I remember being occupied with other activities making it hard for me to find time to write. I was only able to write about once a week so anything more frequent than this would probably be more of a bother.

3. It’s Not All About You; My mom never wrote in the diary about herself or her worries. She would simply address my concerns and expressions which made me eager to see her response. If my mom had made it about her I don’t think it would have been as pleasant.

4. Start Small; As a little girl, my mom would leave me letters in my lunch box and so I became familiar to her written encouragements and responses. The day that I saw that she had written in my diary, it did not feel like an intrusion in my privacy but more like a reminder that she was always there for me which was comforting.


“You listen differently when you’re reading something.”

– Ms. Jacobs penned by Anne Marie Chaker for The Wall Street Journal


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In Conclusion…

Thanks to The Wall Street Journal I could recall a memory that warms my heart. I don’t have any children, but I think I would keep a diary with my teens. It just seems like a very tea sipping bookworm

I really hope you enjoyed this post under the The End Blog Series: Long Live Paper. Be sure to check out more book reviews on Booky’s Blog and subscribe directly to this site, after all, you can never have enough books for your TBR list!

If you would like to see more from Long Live Paper, or other Series from Tea End Blog please visit Tea End Blog. If you like to win free tea/books/stuff then you will want to subscribe to Tea End Blog. It is free and you are automatically entered to win during Tea End Blog Give-Aways. Subscribe!

Keep Sipping Happily Ever After…

Long Live Paper

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In this post, I share an article from Sunset Magazine which reveals a delicious honey Recipe that is perfect for spring.

Introduction…

Hi, I am Gabie from Tea End Blog and I love reading (with a great cup of tea) and talking about literature just like Booky! Booky and I have teamed up to present an article entitled Long Live Paper; this post is intended to help you appreciate literature in all forms.

Every year, to show my appreciation for the written word, I subscribe to “paper”; magazines, newspapers, journals, you name it! Starting 2017, I listed all of the “paper” to which I am subscribed in an article entitled, “Long Live Paper | 2017”.


Sunset Magazine is turning out to be a real treat to read and so far I have been able to find some really cool articles to talk about under the Tea End Blog Series: Long Live Paper and Recipes & DIY. In the Sunset Magazine article cited above, I found a honey Recipe infused with Elderflower from Plum Deluxe Tea Company to lend a floral but aged taste to my favorite condiment; it really tastes great, and what is more, Elderflower Infused Honey also helps with spring-time allergies.

Be sure to subscribe to Tea End Blog to be automatically entered to win free tea/books/stuff during Tea End Blog Give-Aways!


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (or more) dried or freshly picked Elderflower Heads*

  • 8 ounces fresh, local honey, or more as needed

*dried Elderflower Heads from Plum Deluxe were used in this Recipe

Instructions

 Step 1: (for fresh Elderflowers) Rinse the flowers with water. Remove and de-stem the blooms from the branches and set aside. you should have a pile of lovely small, white flowers, free of bark, stems, and immature fruit.

Step 2: Loosely pack the flowers into an 8-oz. jar with a lid and pour the honey over them. Use a chopstick or knife to stir the honey and Elderflowers gently to release any trapped air and submerge the flowers in the honey. If needed, top off and fill to the brim with more honey. Secure the lid and set aside to infuse for 1 week. 

Step 3: Strain the Elderflowers out of the honey using a small sieve, pouring the infused honey into a second clean jar and sealing with a lid. Store in a cool, dark place, such as a pantry, for up to 6 months.

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In Conclusion…

I really hope you enjoyed this post under the The End Blog Series: Long Live Paper. Be sure to check out more book reviews on Booky’s Blog and subscribe directly to this site, after all, you can never have enough books for your TBR list!

If you would like to see more from Long Live Paper, or other Series from Tea End Blog please visit Tea End Blog. If you like to win free tea/books/stuff then you will want to subscribe to Tea End Blog. It is free and you are automatically entered to win during Tea End Blog Give-Aways. Subscribe!

Keep Sipping Happily Ever After…


Long Live Paper

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In this post, I share an article from Money Magazine introducing you to a different type of vacation that will help you save money while you spend it.

Introduction…

Hi, I am Gabie from Tea End Blog and I love reading (with a great cup of tea) and talking about literature just like Booky! Booky and I have teamed up to present an article entitled Long Live Paper; this post is intended to help you appreciate literature in all forms.

Every year, to show my appreciation for the written word, I subscribe to “paper”; magazines, newspapers, journals, you name it! Starting 2017, I listed all of the “paper” to which I am subscribed in an article entitled, “Long Live Paper | 2017”.



Spend & Save Simultaneously

You’re probably asking, “What kind of vacation allows you to save money?” After all, don’t we all end up spending way more than we intended when we travel? I know that my husband and I do!

Money Magazine helps us travel smarter having in mind not just our “must-sees” but also our monies. On page 24, a vacation centered on preserving elephants, wildlife and Thai culture and cuisine caught my heart and my wallet.

The “Sustaining Thailand’s Treasures” trip allows a rare opportunity to live and breathe the beauty of Thailand beyond media stereotypes. What is more, it is a “volunteer vacation”, meaning you are assisting in the preservation of wild-life! It gets better, the entire 7-day trip is only $725*!

*not including airfare

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Here are a few reasons why my husband and I are placing this trip on our “to go” list:

#1 | Save the Elephants…

My favorite animal is the elephant; you probably already know this if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook (@teaendblog) because I am constantly obsessing over them. I sip tea out of a tea mug that honors the elephant and it is listed in my Top Five Favorite Tea Ware. Unfortunately, because of their ivory, elephants are becoming extinct! “Sustaining Thailand’s Treasures” trip allows you to vacay but also save the Asian elephant from extinction.

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#2 | Become a Thai Food Chef…

I love Thai cuisine but after a local Thai restaurant served me a bad batch of Kaeng Khiao, a type of Thai curry, my stomach hasn’t felt right toward Thai food since. I believe that if I fixed the meals myself then I probably could overcome this experience. During “Sustaining Thailand’s Treasures” trip, flavorful traditional Thai style meals are cooked fresh with your help!

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#3 | Save Your Money…

Who knew that you could save so much money on a vacation! I love that this trip only costs $725 per person. Since it is also a “volunteer vacation”, the entire trip is tax-deductible. That means money for books and tea!

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In Conclusion…

I really hope you enjoyed this post under the The End Blog Series: Long Live Paper. Be sure to check out more book reviews on Booky’s Blog and subscribe directly to this site, after all, you can never have enough books for your TBR list!

If you would like to see more from Long Live Paper, or other Series from Tea End Blog please visit Tea End Blog. If you like to win free tea/books/stuff then you will want to subscribe to Tea End Blog. It is free and you are automatically entered to win during Tea End Blog Give-Aways. Subscribe!

Keep Sipping Happily Ever After…