Everyday faves series
It’s time for a new entry in my now-monthly series about “Everyday faves,” to highlight everyday, or commonplace, things — or practices or habits — that make a difference in my life. For me, these posts are an exercise in self-reflection and appreciation.
Posts in the series have included:
- Better bobby pins
- Building time into my daily schedule for reading,
- My love of travel-sized stain sticks
- Daily hair routine with dry shampoo paste
- Thinking about my favorite thing that happened each day
- A look inside my medicine cabinet
- Static Guard spray
- Wrinkle releaser spray
- Native deodorant
The cream in my coffee
This month, I am highlighting the cream in my coffee. I haven’t always been a coffee drinker; I used to only drink tea. (And I still do drink tea a lot.) My husband, who likes to say he has coffee running through his veins, converted me to coffee a few years ago. (I have always loved the smell of coffee.) While he prefers his coffee black, I prefer mine with cream and sugar, or — the best of both worlds in my opinion — flavored coffee creamer.
Instagram pics of my coffee (and books)
If you follow my Instagram feed, then you’ll already know that I’m a coffee drinker. I have posted pics that include coffee cups or mugs, including:
Current coffee creamer
I’ve tried different kinds of flavored creamers throughout the years, but my current favorite is Darigold in the french vanilla flavor.
Note: This post is NOT sponsored by Darigold or by anyone else. I wanted to share my use of Darigold creamer with my readers via my “Everyday faves” monthly series.
Morning coffee ritual
My husband sets our programmable coffee machine each night, for whatever time I need coffee in the morning. (My schedule varies throughout the week.) He usually sets it for about a half-hour before I have to head off to work. I get dressed upstairs first, then head down for my morning coffee and then finish getting ready. I really enjoy this simple daily morning ritual:
- Setting out a coffee cup.
- Getting the creamer from the fridge and pouring a little creamer into the cup.
- Pouring the coffee in and seeing it turn a caramel color.
- Seeing the steam rise off the top and disappear into the morning air.
And yes, it’s SUPER important to me to put the creamer in FIRST, before pouring the coffee in, not after. Same goes for creamer or milk in tea. That way, the milk or creamer doesn’t curdle — which can happen when a cold substance hits an already hot substance, like if you poured the creamer in after you poured the coffee — plus you don’t have to bother about stirring the creamer around. Pouring in the coffee automatically swirls and stirs the creamer around. No need to dirty up a spoon! Yes, I am very practical, and proudly so. 😉
And now, it seems like a good time to have some coffee…
Do you prefer coffee or tea? Do you have a preference for cream, sugar, etc.? Please leave a comment and share!
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