Welcome y'all to Sweet Tea & Storms! I really wish I could say that this has been in the works for sometime, that a lot of planning and thinking went into it...
But in reality, it was kind of a spur of the moment thing. Something that you're thinking of right as you fall asleep and your brain is like "That's a wonderful idea! You can do it!" and it won't let you sleep until you put the basics down on paper.
I am so excited to actually start it though! I have been thinking of one for sometime, but it's always been in the back of my mind. Once I got started on my photography website and blog, I got all these great ideas that wouldn't quite fit into that one so I decided "What the heck!?" Ideas for posts that involve fashion, food, traveling, and other fun stuff. I wanted a place where I could pass out style tips, my favorite fashion steals, food recipes and restaurants that are huge on my list, and all other sorts of neat stuff.
And that's how 'Sweet Tea & Storms' became a reality.
Now for the name: 'Sweet Tea & Storms', or as my sister likes to dub it, 'STAS'. I definitely have to give some credit to not only my sister, Kelsey, who was my bounce board on several name ideas, but also my mom. Seeing as how this blog was going to reflect me as a sort, I wanted a name that was ME. But also spoke for where I came from.
Seeing as how we are from South Texas (my mom and I; my sister resides in the lovely state of Nevada), sweet tea is a staple in my life. Seriously, I cannot go a day without sweet tea. And I am so picky about how sweet it is. It is a well known fact that if my friends or family go out to eat with me, sweet tea is what my drink order is.
The storms part comes in because they are my favorite nature occurrence. I am not happy unless there are darkening clouds in the sky, which brings on the joke in the family that I must have been born on a stormy day in April. Not all storms are bad. Besides it was a storm that caused Noah to build the Ark, and the Earth to flood so we could begin again.
So as I was sitting in my bedroom, in my sky blue polka dot robe with Pokemon sweatpants and a Forever 21 workout shirt, 'Sweet Tea & Storms' was born!