A message from Andy Hayes, our Founder and Creator... My goal with Plum Deluxe is to create a place on the Internet you can always look forward to visiting, whether thats exploring our blog and articles, joining our tea of the month club community, or trying out some of our other special products, like coloring books and meditations. The core of Plum Deluxe is our weekly email newsletter, The Blend. Ive been writing that newsletter, filled with positive messages and creative ways for living a good life, every Sunday morning for over 8 years now. Were a little different than your typical lifestyle blog, and were very different than your typical online tea company. Were a community and one of my not-so-subtle goals is to share the story and lessons I learned from my mother, Pam. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 59. The subsequent 5 years of her life while she battled the disease were some of the best years of her life. She took the opportunity for selfcare days and spa treatments, to keep her spirits up. She went out to dinner parties with friends to celebrate each day, and went to the gym regularly and became very fit. She laughed more. She traveled more visiting her favorite city, Paris, and finally visiting the town her family was from in Germany. My mom taught me that no matter your circumstances, you can choose to create moments that matter, every day. And some of the most enjoyable moments are the small things time to sleep in, relaxing in a reading nook, going on a neighborhood walk, or catching up with an old friend over a cup of tea. We call this Making Moments that Matter, and Plum Deluxe is here to help you decide what kinds of moments are important to you in order for you to live a life you love. We have a free worksheet to help you start to understand what moments matter to you.