Simple Valentine Watercolor Painting

Using inexpensive watercolors, crayons and watercolor paper you can make a beautiful flower bouquet painting.  My 3 year old enjoyed painting over the wax crayons and seeing her painting come to life. Click on the link to watch my you-tube video  Simple Valentine Watercolor Painting


I am no professional painter, but I do enjoy painting and crafting whenever I get a chance. I have learned tips and tricks through personal practice, art classes, and glimpses of other you-tubers.  I’ve only gone over a few tips/tricks in the video for this simple watercolor painting craft.


Hope you enjoy and I’ll make sure my videos improve with time.

The items stated below are the items used in the video (I will receive compensation if you click and purchase any of these items from Amazon).

Watercolor Loew Cornell 1021095 Simply Art Watercolor Cakes

Watercolor Paper Strathmore 298103 Cold Press 140-Pound 12-Sheet Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad, 5.5 by 8.5-Inch

Crayola Watercolor Prang Washable Watercolor Set, 8 Classic Colors with Brush, Assorted Colors (80525)

Watercolor Paintbrushes Watercolor Brushes – Round Pointed Tip Paint Brushes for Fine Painting and Detailing – Acrylic Watercolor Oil Ink and Facepaint – Set of 10 Quality Anti-Shedding Nylon Brushes with Secure Ferrules

Crayons Crayola Crayons 24 Count – 2 Packs 52-0024-2 5200242, crayon great school

White Tea Blueberry & Elderflower

I received a surprise package a few months ago and inside I was given this delicious tea. Now, I get no compensation for this review, just the joy of sharing something tasty with others.

This has been my go to tea lately.  It goes well with my recent scone recipe (hint, hint).  It is made with delicious blueberries, sweet Elderflowers, lemongrass and naturally sweet white tea.  What makes this tea even better is that it is organic.  English Tea Shop recommends letting the tea bag sit in hot water (176 degrees F) for 2 to 3 minutes to allow the tea to infuse.  I added a sugar cube or two to give it a bit more sweetness.  I’ve also added cream/milk but it is not necessary for this particular tea.


I’ve been doing a lot of research on how tea is made and I am looking forward to trying a few recipes myself.  I was blessed with a dehydrator that will be getting plenty of use drying fruit, flowers, herbs and leaves.  My goal is to create a new and unique job for people with disabilities related to making tea.  I’m very excited about the new things I’m learning related to tea and sharing them with my readers.

If you’d like to purchase this tea you may click the link provided English Tea Shop Organic White Tea Blueberry & Elderflower Super Teas (I will be compensated for your purchase through amazon).  I have seen this particular tea at Walmart and Target on rare occasions.

I look forward to hearing about your taste tests, as well as any feedback to making your own tea (steps, helpful hints, etc).