Morning Coffee Ritual #coffeemyway

My morning coffee ritual was way different BC…that’s “before children” in mommy talk. These days it’s a 5am wake up call and a mad rush to get myself, The Boy and 2 kiddos out the door. A whirlwind of miniature socks and mascara. I’m usually holding a hairdryer in one hand and wiping a tiny hand with the other. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my life, but enjoying a quiet moment alone is sometimes cherished.

My Morning Coffee Ritual #coffeemyway

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Every once in awhile, I’m blessed with one of these mornings. It’s a rare day when I’m the first to awake. A tiny reminder of the way things were. My coffee is what The Boy refers to as hipster coffee – Lodge Coffee. Yes, it might be roasted by a fancy Hollywood director who is always flying to NYC and presently lives in a town so obscure you’ve probably never heard of it. (I also might have gone to high school with him. He’s also offering anyone who orders coffee this weekend 15% off their order with the promo code HOH.) But let me tell you, this dude’s coffee is mild, not bitter, smooth, high octane and utterly delightful. I refuse to drink anything else.

My Morning Coffee Ritual #coffeemyway

After starting the coffee maker (or if I’m feel really fancy I’ll do a pour over in the Chemex), I sneak outside with my yoga mat and just breath. Sun salutation 1, soon I’m feeling energized. I quietly tip toe back inside, and it’s the smell that hits me first. Reminding me of old college days working at The Venerable Bean. I grab my favorite mug and pour. Mix in the tiniest bit of sugar with a splash of cream.

My Morning Coffee Ritual #coffeemyway

Always holding the mug by its handle in one hand, the other palm lightly tapping the side until I know it’s cooled just enough. I like to sit and breath in its moist air. I grab a seat in my front room…the one without the TV. No distractions. I know pretty soon I hear the pitter patter of tiny feet. A sweet giggle over the baby monitor. Quiet time is over mommy. My morning coffee ritual has ended. The fun is now about to begin, and it’s time to enjoy the day. What is your coffee ritual? #coffeemyway And in case you missed it, Lodge Coffee Roasters is offering anyone who orders coffee this weekend 15% off their order with the promo code HOH. If you want to try it, now’s your chance.

6 Comments

  1. brendakula April 25, 2015

    I do yoga stretching as soon as I wake up. Then I shower. Then start my coffee while I eat a bowl of cereal. Then it’s behind the computer answering emails, with my cup of coffee. I look forward to it every morning. My favorite part of the day.
    Brenda

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    • kyla April 27, 2015

      Yoga really helps perk me up for my entire day. I seem to focus, function and sleep better when I practice. Even if it’s simply breathing and finding stillness. I absolutely love it.

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  2. Kat April 25, 2015

    I found your blog through the sidebar on The Nectar Collective, and I’m so glad I did! First of all, your writing and your photos are both positively beautiful. Also, I see you’re reading “The Girl on the Train” in the “Current Book Club” discussion on your sidebar. I’ve been meaning to read it, so I’d love if you shared your thoughts on it!

    xoxo
    Kat

    P.S. I did a #CoffeeMyWay post too! 🙂

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    • kyla April 27, 2015

      I’m so glad you stopped over. Did you find the discussion page for The Girl On The Train?

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      • Kat April 29, 2015

        I did! I think I’ll download that one for our long drive to Michigan this weekend. You also made me want to read “All The Light We Cannot See” now too!

        xoxo
        Kat

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        • kyla April 29, 2015

          I have mixed feelings on All The Light. It’s a beast of the book. It jumps around a lot and I find that I’ve had to read and reread many pages mainly because of it’s flowery big words. I kinda feel dumb…like I need a dictionary every 2-3 pages. You definitely have to be committed to it. So many people have said the book is life changing and amazing. I’m not thru the book as of yet…I’m 3/4 of the way, and I don’t see life changing. With all the weaving that has been done, I can kind of see/hope that it will become amazing, but man it has been a journey to get there. If you read All The Light, good luck with it =)

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