I am not a morning person at all. It takes so long for my brain to wake up and start functioning. Since having kids, I don’t have a choice but to rise and shine ridiculously early. I’ve even started getting up about an hour or two before everyone else so that I can get things done in the peace and quiet. I’ve gotten a pretty good morning routine going, but there’s one thing that starts my days off better than anything else. And the best part? It’s not even something I do myself.
It’s no secret that I love coffee, and it’s a given that every morning I’m going to have at LEAST one cup of coffee, if not more. It really depends on what kind of night we had and how early I’m awake. But the best part of my mornings is when I don’t have to make the coffee. Sometimes Hubs surprises me and makes it for me. In my book, coffee = love!
Have you ever tried making coffee before you’ve had any? It’s never easy for me. “Did I put sugar in my cup already? How many scoops of coffee did I just put in there? Nope, I definitely forgot to put in the filter basket.” I’ve even accidentally poured egg whites from a carton into my cup before because it was where the cream usually was in the fridge. I’ve since learned to actually look at what I’m pouring in my coffee. So the mornings when I get up and I don’t have to think hard enough to make the coffee are always the best.
Sometimes Hubs brings me the coffee and leaves it on my nightstand when he leaves for work before I’m waking up. Other times he’ll fix it for me while I’m waking up the kids. My favorite is when he leaves my mug on the bathroom counter and I find it when I get out of the shower. It’s like I have a coffee fairy, but way better!
Bonus Tip for a Great Morning Routine:
Have really good coffee! We’ve recently been introduced to a small company called Lulu & Stir. Let me tell you, this coffee is delicious! I was sent a sample pack to try it out, and I’m sad that the pot is already empty! It’s delicious!
There’s a lot I love about this coffee, and it’s not just the flavor. They support small family farms, and the coffee is shipped within days of being roasted. When you order their coffee, you know you’re getting it fresh. It comes in five great flavors: Be Bold (dark roast), Be Brilliant (medium roast), Be Calm (Decaf!), Be Different (flavored – creme brûlée), and Be True (dark roast). Who could resist a coffee called Be Brilliant? Not me!
I’ve teamed up with the lovely Meg from Every Mom Day, and because we love all you readers so much (and the coffee), we’re doing a giveaway! It’s open to anyone in the U.S., just enter through the Rafflecopter box below! One lucky winner (chosen at random) will win EITHER a one-pound bag of Lulu & Stir coffee of their choice, OR the sampler (2oz packages of each).
If you don’t want to wait for the giveaway to end and you NEED your coffee now (let’s face it – we all do!), go here. This is Meg’s Lulu & Stir affiliate link, so when you purchase your coffee, you’ll be supporting her at no extra cost to you. (Yay for helping others and getting caffeinated at the same time!) You can get one bag, several bags, or you can enjoy the subscriptions service – place one order, and they’ll automatically send you coffee once a month so you never run out.
My Advice to You
The best thing you can do for someone to start their day off right is to make them coffee! Show them you love them by not making them think too hard first thing in the morning. I promise it will leave them smiling all day long. And try the Lulu & Stir coffee!