I love coffee. Have I told you? I'm a relatively new to the coffee routine. I've only been doing just over two years. I decided with the birth of my son I was going to need some help waking up and getting to work on time. So I made a commitment and purchased a coffee maker.
Its a Cuisinart BrewCentral and I chose it because of my friend, Carly. Its all her fault. I mean, she made wonderful coffee with it, and she said it was because of the coffee maker (plus whole, dairy farm fresh milk doesn't hurt, either). So I had to have one. And I love it.
Now, its a part of my daily routine. Especially on lazy mornings when I don't have to rush off to work. Coffee is really a comfort for me, I find drinking a cup of warm goodness relaxes my soul. Its a treat I can partake in every day. I like it strong, but with a good dose of creamer added.
Its so important to me, I have its own station in my kitchen.
I got the tray from Target a year or two ago. I can't remember. The mugs are a collection from Target, Starbucks, and West Elm. I really like Starbucks coffee, and I am currently enjoying their blonde roasts. My collection of syrups/filters/beans are stored in the cabinet above, along with hot chocolate mixes for my hubby. He's not a coffee drinker, but loves his hot chocolate on cold nights.
Drinking a cup of coffee is stabilizing, despite my hectic life. Everyday, I have to have a cup. Some days, its a leisurely activity done lounging about, or relaxing on the back porch listening to birds. Other days, its a quick Doubleshot downed in the car speeding to work. Either way, its my pick-me-up and instant mood lifter. Its the little things in life that I find joy in.
What motivates you in the morning? Is coffee your alarm clock? What's your favorite "little thing"?