….waiting not so patiently for spring…

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We are ready to soak up the sun and drink our coffee on the porch,

without freezing our butts off.

May spring come quickly and speedily!

Drink Coffee be Happy!

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It’s Officially Fall…but it feels like Summer! :)

When the calendar hits First day of Fall we are all ready to dust off our comfy house sweaters, slippers and favorite sweat pants. However, when the weather man hits us with 80° I find myself sadly still sporting the tank top and capris.

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I do, however, break out the tea kettle and start drooling over pumpkin spice lattes along with freshly pressed apple cider. I definitely recommend using apples from your local farmers.

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An epiphany just stuck me. I have not tried to make my own Pumpkin spiced coffee/latte before. This will have to be remedied this fall. Due to my awesome job as a Greenhouse manager and landscaper, I have time in the winter to play with food and drinks. I to make homemade hot coco with melted chocolate and whipping cream. Or for the adults Spiced Rum whipped cream on top of my morning coffee…Lets make this one Irish! 🙂 Yum

I am eager for the weather to match the calendar and the leaves to finish falling. Not to mention, start knitting scarves, drinking my warm comfort drinks, and wearing my hoodie all day! 🙂

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What are your favorite parts of fall and please share your favorite recipe! I would love to try it this winter during my down time!

 

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Happy Fall~  @}—–

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First Monday…Its February?

Today is the first day of February. Spring is around the corner. Valentines day is quickly approaching. Snow is on the ground. And a fresh pot of coffee is brewing. Lets make today a good day.

What has the new year brought to you so far?

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~Drink Coffee be Happy~

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Morning Trance

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You danced for me this morning

Steam rolled up from the top of my mug

twirling and twisting in the reflection of the lit up screen

I watched mesmerized, slowly passing my fingers through

the warm steam like it was fire.

I was in a peaceful trance for those

few precious moments.

Let the day be as calm as it is now.

 

 

Happy New Years!

 

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I hope you have all made your new years resolutions, and have your bottle of bubbly waiting for the ball to drop and share a moment with someone you care about, or if you are solo tonight hug your favorite lap buddy whether it be a cat or dog. Everyone deserves a squeeze on new years. 🙂

Have a safe and happy New Years. Here’s to another great year! *Clink*

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The Constant

 

The constant never changing daily routine of my gravitation towards coffee in the morning is something I will never get rid of. Unless I find a tea that tastes as good as my morning brew, but even that is a slim to none chance.

It is almost the new year and we plan on bringing the Good with and leaving the Bad behind. Start the year off right with a renewed strength in ourselves and the life that is laid out before us. We have the opportunity to grasp it with two hands and a dedicated heart taking full advantage of a full year to make some drastic changes, or let the dream hide on the shelf collecting dust and pass us by. I vote number one. What will you do?

I made a cup dedicated to this. Follow the link Coffee and check it out 🙂

 

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

 

 

Coffee and Words

Words, Coffee, Music, Dance, Laugh, Live

Each of the above has a special place in our lives and different tunes due to our emotions, feelings, environment. Each can play off of each other…enhancing, enriching and making that moment one to remember.

I have laughed over strong espresso with the ones I love.

I have cried over a plan cup of black coffee in the morning on my porch in the morning sun.

I have sang with my to go mug of coffee while dancing to music in the yard picking up leaves.

I have drug myself up the stairs to the kitchen just to get my lively hood from the coffee pot.

I have spoken sweet words of thanks to God over my Coffee as the steam hits my nose.

I clutch my cup with two hands, held it close to my chest and believed I might not stand without it.

I love life, I love laughter, and I love Coffee.

I drink way more than I should, and I do not regret it… 🙂

~Drink Coffee be Happy~

Snow and Coffee

It is time for Buttered Rum! Unfortunately I do not have any at this moment 😦

Remember when we were kids and it was so snowy at night that it was light out? It is fun to see it that way now outside 🙂 I love winter.

 

Stay warm, Drink good drinks, love your lover, share laughter. 🙂 Be happy

 

Want vs. Reality

 

What I want? “To eat and drink what I want”  The Reality? “My jeans crying when I go to put them on”

This morning, while sipping my delicious cup of coffee and rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I checked the daily news and a few things were brought to my attention concerning this holiday season…. We are all obsessed with what is totally fabulous to eatdecadent to drink and how much we will unfortunately weigh when we are done stuffing our “Oh so happy” faces. I fall victim to this trend each and every year, especially considering the winters are my down time to relax and do nothing if my little heart desires to do so.  My coffee, however, understands this little known back and forth struggle and ever so lovingly supports me by having absolutely no calories. This is only true if you drink it straight from the pot or espresso machine with no additives. I myself love my coffee this way. Simple and satisfying.  What doesn’t understand this yearly fight?… ALL THE OTHER DELICIOUS FOODS!

Each year I have a little, much-needed and completely necessary, heart to heart with something very important to me that affects my spring attire…..this painful conversation is had between me and my jeans…  I look at them and say “Okay here’s the deal, I have to be able to fit into you all winter or I will be forced to diet and yoga every day.”  My jeans simply reply…”Try all you want my food loving friend, but I will be hugging onto your legs like grim death in only a few weeks times so you better start now.”  This was not a pleasing reality to have only a short few weeks into winter… And so here I am uncomfortably blogging in my summer jeans debating on what Awesome Butt Exercise is going to save the day. And of course when this lovely adventure is going to start…Motivation don’t fail me now.   I know this will take consuming massive amounts of coffee to get me through, that is a challenge I am willing to accept. Thank God I do not have to live without my personality each day, we all know that would not fair well for those in my path.

So to all of you fellow foodies out there whom love this time of year and the wondrous foods it brings to the table giving us all the happiness of the season…I am right there with you… I say Bring it on!  I plan on eating and drinking what I want and then blasting it off! 🙂   Happy Winter, and remember we are only a comment away and would love to hear your side of the adventure.

~Drink Coffee be Happy~