I'm back with the Wedding Wednesday posts! If you're a new reader, let me fill you in! I'm engaged and have been writing a few Wedding Wednesday posts to get prepared for the big day. As much fun as planning can be, no one told me how many things I need to account for! From save the dates, to invitations to party favours... the options are endless. That's why every Wednesday is dedicated to weddings to help give you ideas for your future wedding, and to document my own experiences!
Over the past few days, I've been getting myself organized since it's a new month. I was thinking about what my daily activities consist of and I realized a lot of time is actually spent finding things or trying to remember who I need to send out emails to. This was fairly embarrassing because I didn't realize just how much time I wasted! (Seriously, it's not good!) I buckled down and got working on organizing my life and poof! I answer emails same day now. I'm pretty proud!
When we think bee products, we mostly think of honey. But did you know that bees create other amazing things like propolis? What is it? By combining sap from the buds of conifer trees with their own enzymes and beeswax, it creates a sort of glue that allows them to glue the materials of their hives together. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians were aware of the healing properties of propolis and made extensive use of it as a medicine.
I love tea, especially in the wintertime. It gets so cold up here in Canada that drinking tea has become a daily ritual for me! Green teas, black teas, white teas... I love all varieties but have been especially obsessed with the Hōjicha (Houjicha) (ほうじ茶) that my dad brought back from Japan. It's a roasted green tea that has a lower amount of caffeine and is often used as an after-dinner tea to help aid with digestion in Japan. Made from the leaves, this brown looking tea tastes nutty and is a good accompaniment to sweets. I prefer its mild flavour as I don't generally like bold tastes, especially when I'm cooped up inside reading!