Joyful Week at Proof & Parchment no. 8
It's been a whirlwind of a week with a lot of highs & lows. But at least the highs outweighed everything else. I hope you all had a great week & weekend too. Check out a few of the joyful things below and hopefully it can inspire you. Also as I wrote these out a definite theme formed . . . drinks . . . surprise (or not so much) basically my life revolves around coffee but I'm sharing the joy from a few other beverages this week like brewing my own Kombucha from the Kombucha Shop and then margaritas in honor of Cino de Mayo.
The Kombucha Shop
I have been drinking Kombucha off and on for a few years now. I had some favorite brands and local shops back in Virginia when I lived there. However here in Budapest it was harder to find Kombucha so I decided to jump in and try to make my own since it's always intrigued me. I found the Kombucha Shop and started with their kit and scoby. It was so much fun and so easy to make plus the results were delish! Since my first batch back in January I've continued to make more (I think I'm on batch #5) and am having so much fun experimenting with flavors. It's safe to say I'm hooked!
Here is the kit I used to start: Kombucha Brewing Kit
And here's the book I use for information & recipes: The Big Book of Kombucha
I have to admit there's a lack of Mexican food here in Budapest so I've resorted to making a lot more homemade Mexican meals, like simple taco bowls! However with this past weekend being Cinco de Mayo, one of the Mexican restaurants had a huge street party to celebrate & it was successful in filling my chips & salsa cravings. Plus it was the perfect warm evening to sip on a Margarita while walking around Budapest.
I pretty much stuck to a drink themed post this week so why not round it out with some coffee mugs! I probably have too many mugs (if that's possible) but I love having a variety of sizes, styles, and sayings on my mugs. It always makes drinking my morning/all day cup more joyful! I recently started designing a few of my own and now have them on my Etsy Shop. It's so much fun to add my own creative flair to my favorite beverage of the day and it's so cool to see others now having these mugs that I have designed in their own homes! Here's a few of my favorites: Rise & Grind, Inhale Exhale, or design your own!