Peppermint Latte Recipe – Make it for Santa!

Yummy Peppermint Lattes

Peppermint Latte

Peppermint Latte

Peppermint is a great flavor during winter. We often see candy canes, peppermint bark, and other holiday treats flavored with peppermint.

I love how peppermint is such a refreshing scent and it is so cooling, like a burst of fresh air. I’m sure there are seasonal home fragrances based on this smell.

What’s not to love about peppermint, and why not try mixing it in with more sweet treats this time of year? Continue reading


Texas Book Festival Recap: What panels inspired you most?

Texas Book Festival at the State Capital

TX StarThis weekend, October 25-26th, the Texas Book Festival was held on the capital grounds in Austin. The pink granite steps of this historic building led eager festival-goers to panels where authors discussed their works. There were also tents set up on the capital grounds for additional panels, book sales, book signings, food/cooking demonstrations, children’s entertainment/story time, food and live music.

Panels and Book Signing

Texas Book Festival 2014There were panels running all day Saturday and Sunday. Often, there would be one panel in a category back to back with another panel in the same category. Often when a panel ends, the authors go straight to a signing four blocks from the panel.

Would you stay for the second related panel or rush over to the book signing for the panel you just heard? Planning is absolutely important if you want to make the most of the festival. Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Latte – Delicious or What?

Pumpkin Spice Latte, What?

Pumpkin Latte at Heroes Galaxy

Pumpkin Latte at Heroes Galaxy

It’s officially October and fall items are everywhere. One thing that you will probably see or hear people talking about is pumpkin spice lattes. So, what are pumpkin spice lattes?

Depending on where you get yours, the pumpkin spice latte is a flavor of the season usually involving pumpkin and vanilla flavoring and all the wonderful spices found in a pumpkin pie. It’s a rich drink that people enjoy to get in the mood of the season. Continue reading

LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell: Remember landline phones?

Landline is a Book Connecting us to the Past


Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell is the Author of the book Landline. In her blog, she describes the book as a story about a marriage in trouble and how a landline phone might just heal the relationship.

The main character, Georgie, wants to reconnect with her husband, Neal. Rowell describes Georgie’s attempt to resolve her marital problems, “Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage”. Continue reading

Cute Coffee: Espresso and Latte Art

A Whole Latte Art

Cat Latte by Yamamoto

Cat Latte by Yamamoto

If you love coffee, I bet that you’ve come across some of the amazing coffee art that’s been circulating the internet. This story on NPR by Maria Godoy is about a Japanese latte artist and his too cute designs.

Hello Espresso

Check out this espresso with a 3-D cat design by Kazuki Yamamoto. This latte artist is known for his espresso and foam art. Can you believe how real the cat looks? Continue reading