Whole 30: Week 1

Today I began Week 2 of Whole30. Week 1 went smoother than expected. As predicted, my largest struggle was dealing with drinking my coffee black. On Day 1, I made my usual Starbucks coffee pod in the Keurig and, not being able to add creamer, I drank half of it down black with a sprinkle […]

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Third Time’s the Charm

This isn’t my first blog – this is lucky number three. I started my first blog, titled Espresso Up & Wine Down, after my boyfriend (now husband) built me a gorgeous espresso/wine bar for Valentine’s Day. He owns his own custom cabinet and furniture business and does beautiful wood working, so the bar was completely […]

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Perfect Pairings

It’s Valentine’s Day and, if you are like me and don’t want to brave the crowds to have a romantic dinner with your honey, then you are preparing a special meal at home. Well.. what goes better with a special meal than a great bottle of vino. Finding a great pairing between wine and food […]

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5 Things Better Than Coffee

As another wonderful day draws to a close, I feel obligated to point out that, while coffee is a truly marvelous and much needed gift from the Lord above, there are other amazing things to be found in day to day life. There are even some things that may just be better than coffee. Gasp! […]

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Coffee Poetry

What better way to end a delightful day, than with a fun poem about one of my favorite things. Yes, you guessed it – Coffee! Morning Coffee Some roses are red Some roses are pink Before morning coffee, I struggle to think Some violets are blue With leaves bright and green “Just give me my […]

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Good Morning?

What is a good morning? I’ve never experienced such a crazy thing. I’ve always hated mornings. They are awful and I’m awful at and in them. I would venture to say, I may even be allergic to mornings. They make me cranky, puffy, fatigued… and, if it’s too early, I’m unable to walk correctly, think […]

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Coffee & Netflix

Maybe I am getting older… but, as long as I have coffee and Netflix, I’m okay with it.

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Why I Love Coffee

All you need is love… and a great cup of coffee. And, sometimes, all you need is the great cup of coffee…

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Something Better Than Coffee

There are few things in life better than coffee. Today, while drawing  bath water to bathe my little Shih Tzu, Gigi, the knob broke on the bathtub. I couldn’t turn off the water and the tub was quickly filling up. Yes, it was highly dramatic. I flipped the drain on and grabbed a screwdriver from […]

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Free-thinking Friday

As amazing as wine and coffee are, some days you just want to talk about something else. Gasp! Crazy, I know. Beautiful Friday, the end of the week day, is the perfect day to just let thoughts wander to… wherever they happen to go. Below is a topic that my thoughts have landed on more […]

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