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Designs by Lolita (Review) & Tips for a Mother's Day Tea

Part of Our Mother's Day Gift Guide

I won't lie- being a mom is a tougher job than I ever imagined. Some may think that stay at home or work at home moms have it made- and though it's amazing to be able to be with your child or children, it's still hard work to get everything crammed into one day and keep your sanity! I may steal a quiet moment alone every now and then, but that's on a rare occasion. Thursdays are my work nights- my husband and Balian go over to grandma's house for a few hours and I am home, in a quiet house, working from about 6-10 PM. Though I miss them when they're out of the house, I look forward to my quiet time- setting my laptop up on the front porch, with my notebook beside me, a little dinner, and a nice, chilled glass of wine. Oh, yes- everyone who works from home should get to do it like this!

I'm always on the lookout for adorable, sassy things to share with you all, and on a recent browsing binge, I came across the most fun, adorable wine glasses I have ever seen! Designs by Lolita all started with a girl's night out- Lolita, out with her friends, paid extra attention to the different martini each girlfriend ordered, and how it reflected each one's personality. Lolita saw each glass differently- the way it should have been presented, with a fun pattern, flair and a recipe for the drink on the bottom of the glass. From this, a product line was sparked and Designs by Lolita quickly became one of the hottest, top selling gift items in America!

Domestic Diva Wine Glass from Designs by Lolita

I was sent a gorgeous, and super fun Domestic Diva Wine Glass from Designs by Lolita. Each wine glass designed by Lolita, herself, is hand painted- with extremely precise detail! I love this wine glass! The base of the wine glass says 'Domestic Diva' in pink paint, against a sparkling gold background. There are dollar bills and diamond rings circling around the lettering! The hand painted diamond rings and dollar bills continue up the stem of the wine glass, and meet the rest of the colorful, sassy design, featuring lots of different images and little sayings!

 Enjoying a nice glass of my favorite Moscato while cooking dinner with my husband...

Spending a nice evening working out on my front porch- 
with my Domestic Diva wine glass from Designs by Lolita!

The Domestic Diva Wine Glass from Designs by Lolita says:
'Cleanliness is next to sexiness!'
'I'm hot, but not because I'm in the kitchen!!!'
'I'm not paid... I'm worshiped!'
'Dust Bunny Alert!'
'I'm the CEO of this house!'
(That last one caught my husband's eye and he definitely agreed with that statement!)

 My favorite 'saying' on the Domestic Diva Glass- 'I'm the CEO of this house!'

The glass depicts a wife, in her heels and a dress or skirt, dusting, vacuuming, and cooking, among all of these little sayings, along with more diamond rings and dollar bills!

Ready to give to a special mom- just in time for Mother's Day!

On the bottom of the wine glass, is a recipe for the 'Domestic Diva!' Love that each glass comes with a drink recipe on the bottom of it! Each glass also comes in a fun gift box- so it's ready for gift giving! It's best to hand wash stemware from Designs by Lolita, since it's all hand painted. I have used my glass several times already, have hand washed it each time, and have had no problems with any paint rubbing away! That makes me so happy!

Designs by Lolita offers way more than just stemware. You'll have to visit the Designs by Lolita website to take a look at the beautiful candles, fashion, paper products, ceramics and more, which are perfect accessories to any celebration.

 #1 Grandma Wine Glass...

Stemless Wine Glass Candle...

Flip Flops Giant Margarita Glass...

Speaking of celebrations, Lolita has shared some wonderful tips and ideas for a Mother's Day Tea with us!

Create a Memorable Mother's Day Tea

 For a truly upscale and proper Mother’s Day celebration, fashion a tea party that takes a traditional approach to British tea and add an American flair. Lolita Healy, a nationally known celebrations expert and founder of Designs By Lolita, shares her ideas to create a relaxing and enchanting afternoon. It’s a classy, chic way to pay tribute to the special women in our lives.

Dress up your table with a pretty pastel palette. Proper attire is required—flowery dress and hat for the ladies, shirt and tie for the gentlemen. Don’t forget the kids, too!
Keep the menu simple and elegant. A selection of assorted finger sandwiches pair perfectly with tea. Cucumber and dill, smoked salmon with cream cheese, egg salad, ham with mustard, and chicken salad with grapes are all appropriate options. A cheese board with a variety of international cheeses and grapes compliments the sandwiches.

For dessert, serve shortbread cookies, fairy cakes, miniature pastries, such as ├ęclairs and petit fours, and a decorated cake on a cake stand, perhaps a lemon chiffon cake with white icing dotted with fresh raspberries. Decorate an ice ring with sherbet or ice cream, as well. 
And now, for the most important party of a tea party—the tea! Set up a traditional tea service with teapot, cups and saucers, and a selection of teas. For the traditional take, Tetley’s Black Tea, Green Tea and British Blend are great-tasting classic choices. For those looking for something a little bit different with a little more flair, Good Earth’s Sweet & Spicy Iced Tea is the perfect solution. It is unlike any other iced tea out there—it’s a refreshing, unique tea that tastes sweet without any added sugar or sweeteners, has zero calories and maintains a rich flavor thanks to its blend of cinnamon, orange, anise seed, and ginger root.  
Champagne punch or mimosas served in an elegant punch bowl along with a kid-friendly non-alcoholic punch round out the beverage selections.

These are all of the components to creating a sophisticated, charming and romantic gathering to cherish the mothers everywhere. Sip tea, relax and enjoy the company.

What a great way to celebrate mom this Mother's Day!
Be sure to follow Lolita's blog to get more great Celebrations tips!

Want the Wine Glass? Buy It!

You can purchase all of Lolita's fabulous designs on her official website. Browse the large selection of glassware available, and the other great products, too! I love the cute bathrobes! Be sure to like Designs by Lolita on Facebook and follow on Twitter, to stay up to date on the latest Designs by Lolita products and news!

Special thanks to Jillian, representing Designs by Lolita for allowing me to review one of Lolita's fun wine glasses, and for sharing these great party tips with our readers!


 About Lolita Healy – Celebrations Expert    
(www.designsbylolita.com) (http://drinkmyblog.wordpress.com/)
Lolita  Healy is a nationally known celebrations expert offering tips and advice on  everyday celebrations.  It all started with a girls’ night out...and  since then Lolita has identified moments large and small that call for  celebration -- graduation day, bachelorette parties, weddings, divorces,  milestone birthdays...even shopping!  Lolita has appeared  on Today, Good Morning America, MSNBC’s Your Business, CNBC’s  How I Made My Millions and several regional broadcast outlets. She and her  products have also been featured in a variety of publications and websites  including Woman’s World, Working Mother, More.com, SheKnows, Betty Confidential, Examiner.com and Galtime.com.

Disclosure: Other than the above mentioned product, which I received directly from this representative for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ.

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