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TTMT the 101st with dozmuffinxc

Still haven't figured out what I'm doing to celebrate reaching my 100th (now 101st) TTMT vid, but I did get that care package together, so there's something!


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Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:55 am (UTC)

The box turned out beautifully! I've seen those white letters at Michael's and that's a perfect use for them. The purple is a lovely colour, too.

The chai mix looks SO tempting. Your friend is in for quite a treat!

So glad to see you're on the mend. A local friend had the same procedure about a month ago and she's super glad she did. We work out together and she can breathe much better these days. Totally worth getting your face invaded!!! :)

Aug. 3rd, 2016 03:29 am (UTC)
The chai tea mix is super easy, and I think it's pretty darn tasty! I've used it as Christmas gifts two years in a row, and I've had no complaints. I'm always worried when sending glass jars in the mail, though, but the last time I did it, it was fine; this time, I packed it with extra quilt batting, so fingers crossed!

I'm doing my best to stay optimistic even though I'm very impatient when it comes to healing. I also know that I need to make some big changes to my living environment if I want to maximize the impact of this surgery. Today, I bought an allergen-proof mattress cover and matching pillow shams, and tomorrow will (hopefully) see me de-cluttering my bedroom, dusting, and washing the carpet. My next big purchase is going to be to get a new vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. Such adulating!

You might have a small something on its way to you by the way... nothing big, just a little thing. Constant vigilance!
Aug. 5th, 2016 04:31 am (UTC)
Hey you might have a small something coming your way, too! Great minds think alike. (I'm so tired after a week of in-service that I just typed, "Great minds think aloe".)
Aug. 3rd, 2016 07:48 am (UTC)

I love the happy thoughts box what a cool idea and the box is very cute. I have to confuses that I have never had chai tea, I am a bit if a tea traditionalist and don't really Tod other teas, what does it taste like? Happy 101st xxx

Aug. 3rd, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC)
I always feel silly in retrospect calling it "chai tea" when "chai" literally means tea, but I guess in America (not sure about the British Isles), chai tea is typically made with steamed milk and is quite creamy and delicious. There's also the chai-flavored dreck you can buy at most markets, some of which is decent, but to me is always sub-par to a real cup of milky chai. I'd be happy to give you the recipe if you'd like to try it! It's pretty simple to make.
Aug. 3rd, 2016 12:39 pm (UTC)
I asked for the recipe. I'll be honest I love starbucks chai latte (and our local coffee chain has one as well) and there is also one they have for the Kcups, I forget the brand (we have a keurig at work). I also love the stash chai blend in the teabag. I always thought the name referred to the specific blend of spices used. So your mix doesn't have any powdered milk in it or anything? Because I normally don't buy milk to have in the house. Maybe I could just add powdered nonfat milk so it's an all-in-one blend.

I love the little box you ended up using! It's really cute and the paint job came out really great.

I hope you get the results you want from your surgery. Breathing is so important! People with no allergy problems just can't appreciate the simple joy of clear sinuses...
Aug. 3rd, 2016 12:46 pm (UTC)
Ah, I knew someone had asked! And I'm also just realizing that I apparently never wrote down my original recipe because I'm just that big of a numpty. But as far as I can recall (with help from the Interwebz), it's about this:

2 cups sugar
2 cups unsweetened instant tea
1-1/2 cups powdered French vanilla nondairy creamer
1-1/4 cups powdered nondairy creamer
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cloves

I may have actually eliminated cardamom because I didn't have any at the time, but you put all of those ingredients in the blender until it's powdery and then store someplace dry. Keeps for ages! And you can probably make it with water, but I prefer to use milk myself. It does have the powdered non-dairys creamer in it already, but I think it would come out too thin for my tastes. If you're not a milk person, I've used almond milk (plain and vanilla) to good effect!
Aug. 3rd, 2016 12:49 pm (UTC)
Aaaaannnnd I just found my recipe lurking in the cookbook drawer. Doh! The version I use is slightly different, but the same prep method.

2 cups dry nondairy creamer
1.5 cups unsweetened instant tea mix
1.5 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground cloves
Aug. 3rd, 2016 12:50 pm (UTC)
Aha it DOES use nonfat dry milk. Then it should be fine with just water. I just don't keep milk in the house, I tend to get my dairy from yogurt or cheese. I might swap out half the sugar (or more) with splenda, too. Thanks so much!
Aug. 4th, 2016 10:24 pm (UTC)
Love that little purple box. The idea of sending the scrolls with happy memories and inspirations is wonderful.

YAY for a successful surgery. As a fellow allergies sufferer. I know how exciting to be able to breath through BOTH nostrils. I hope your recovery time is really really short.
Aug. 5th, 2016 05:04 pm (UTC)
Sleep is healing, so sleep it up girl!

I love the box, such a thoughtful idea.

Hmm, I wonder if Liza made the card? She was our resident cardmaker, but she hasn't posted in some time.

Ha, the Pokeball is fantastic! Elena has been playing, so I know a tiny bit about it. She was a kindergartener when she discovered Pokemon. You know, 16 or so years ago. O_O
Aug. 7th, 2016 10:45 pm (UTC)
The box looks really great! It's a really neat idea to do for someone, with the scrolls inside.
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