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Chloe’ Mae’s Coffee Corner Talks Part 9- Christmas Holiday

For Christmas last year the family and I went to one of my favorite places on earth- Florida!!

It was so nice to get away for the Christmas season, and even nicer that we were able to go to the beach! While it was colder back home, we all enjoyed 60 degree weather, the beach, the ocean, and the fact that we could wear shorts in December!

Along with the trips to the Naval Aviation museum, beaches, and flea markets we were able to drive around the University of West Florida campus. I hope to transfer there after I finish my bachelors degree!

The view from our condo’s balcony! It was so peaceful to sit and listen to the waves crash onto the shore.

The pier on one of the beaches. Every time we go to this particular beach I end up taking so many pictures of the pier……then change my cover photo on Facebook to one of the pictures of said pier. (:

The above picture was my favorite of the pier…and the picture I picked for my cover photo!

The ‘Pensacola Beach’ beach ball shaped water tower is in the background of this picture. It always amazes me how white the sand is and how blue the sky is at the beach!

The ocean was so gorgeous on Christmas Eve, what better place to be?

Our itty bitty sandman….it was A LOT harder to build than I initially thought. My sister and I accidentally destroyed the first sandman while attempting to fix it. Dad ended up making this one…good job Dad!

My sister bought me this adorable turtle bracelet! I absolutely LOVE turtles! It was by far my most favorite gift. (:

Our Christmas bauble cake. It was almost too cute to eat! (;

On one of the last days of our holiday the sister and I went for a walk along the coast of the bay behind our condo. I enjoyed all the one on one time we got to spend together.

A gorgeous hibiscus flower. Usually I don’t care for the color orange, but I think that in this case it’s just lovely.

The Christmas tree at the boardwalk, I loved the blue ornaments and the starfish!

Of course we went back to the Naval Aviation Museum while we were there! It was our second time going and it was amazing. You could probably go every day that the museum is open and see something new every time!

I know that this post is a couple months late, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from our trip. How did you spend your Christmas holiday?

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Mini World Market Haul

Before I begin today’s blog post I want to say….Hello everyone! Not many of y’all know this, but I came home from holiday, vacation, hols, whatever you want to call it, on Saturday. I spent about 6-ish days in the lovely state of Florida. The weather was lovely, the beach was fun, and the museums were fascinating. Anyway, on to today’s post!

While we were in Florida we went to a place called World Market. Now Mum has ordered a few things from there before, but none of us have ever been to one of their stores. It. Was. Amazing.

Even though I’ve never been to World Market I was on the hunt for two things that I knew they would have. A glass teapot and some flowering tea. How did I know they had them? Google is how I knew about that. I had been googling where to find glass teapots and flowering tea at for a while now.

You see I watched a YouTube video and this British YouTuber tried some flowering tea and it looked really neat and tasty. After looking into flowering tea I learned that a lot of people love them, and you will too, especially if you love herbal teas.

Anyway, about 5 minutes into being at the store I found the glass teapot. I immediately picked it up and put it in the shopping cart.

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One thing down and one more to go. I looked around at the kitchen items a bit longer and was pretty tempted to pick up some mugs and plates. After looking around the kitchen items I set off to find some flowering tea. On my way to the tea I found a coffee bean grinding station that I thought was pretty neat.

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After looking around at the coffee beans, I found the tea!

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This is the tea I picked up, it comes with four different flowering tea bulbs. After picking up my two items I spent my time following the family around the store looking at all the different items the place had.

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The bath towels there were so soft! Mom gave me an idea to pick a hanging glass jar to put sand and seashells in for my bathroom. So I picked up this little guy.

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Fast forward to Sunday morning and I made my first pot of flowering tea! I loved watching the bulb “bloom” into a beautiful orange flower!

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The tea I had on Sunday was called Dragon Lily. This was white tea with orange lily petals. An it has a description of having a “velvety apricot flavor.” It was very tasty and had a lovely amber appearance to it after it steeped.

Now to have another day off to enjoy some of the other teas! I hope everyone has had a lovely summer! Until next time!