Finding Inspiration {Chihuly, Cold Brewed Tea, Tiny Cottage}

by Terrica Joy in


A few bits of the beautiful and the inspiring from my week...

How's this for cottage inspiration?  So darling.  I found it tucked away in a quiet corner at the Arboretum recently.

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It even has an adorable little bridge and lily pad covered pond.

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Cold-brewed tea.  A new warm weather favorite.  I'm loving it.  So easy, so nice to have on hand, so yummy.

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Why have I never tried this before?   You literally put tea bags and water in a container and stick it in the fridge.  The next day: perfectly smooth, ice-cold tea.  It's like magic.  Easy magic.  The kind even a toddler could do.  Add a splash of almond or coconut milk, a little cinnamon and stevia, YUM.  It's like dessert.  (You can do the same with coffee for a silky cup of joe.  Josh is obsessed with iced coffee lately.  He says this method makes it super smooth.)

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Art.  From my sweet god babies, Tyler and Abby.  Definitely inspiring.  I look forward to many more years or refrigerator exhibits, opening the first day my sweet baby girl can hold a crayon. 

And speaking of exhibits...

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The Chihuly Exhibit is currently going on at the Dallas Arboretum, and it's stunning.

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So brilliantly vibrant on their own, but apparently each blown-glass sculpture lights up at night for an even more vivid display.

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I can't even imagine the work that went into one of them, and they were everywhere!

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So fun, right?

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Some of them are several stories high.  Unbelievable.

So there's my inspiration for the week.  What's yours??