Hey, hey, hey friends! It’s the first LET’S LOOK of 2021!!
If you don’t know what this is, once a month, Erika and I do a little link up where we “look” at different aspects of our lives (and then if you blog, you share and link up too!). It’s often a random little assortment of topics. For instance, here’s what we “looked” at last year…
In January, we looked at our bedside tables.
In February, we looked at our winter wardrobe.
In March, we looked at what’s inside our bags.
In April, we looked at how we typically celebrate Easter.
In May, we looked at our weekend.
In June, we looked at how we can make sure we’re encouraging racial diversity at home
In July, we looked at our summer wardrobes.
In August, we looked at our desks.
In September, we looked at school pics.
In October, we looked at how we pumpkin
In November, we looked at our holiday menus.
In December, we looked at our Christmas cards.
So, that was 2020 (see ya!), and these are the prompts/topics for 2021…
…I’m excited because so many of them were recommendations straight from YOU!!
When I first read today’s topic, it was a suggestion from one of you guys that I thought was PERFECT for our January. Anyone else drink way more coffee in January than any other month??? I typically drink 2 or 3 cups a day, but in January, I drink more like 55 cups 😉 .
Over the years, Andrew and I have brewed coffee many different ways. We’ve used carafes, we’ve used pods and then about three years ago, I surprised him with a Jura for his birthday so he could brew his own “fancy” coffees at home…
…I bought it at Williams-Sonoma, and I don’t think our version is still around (newer models have replaced it), but it makes everything from hot water to a latte (and a plethora in-between), and that’s primarily how we “brew” each day.
Our current little coffee bar area is pretty straight-forward…
…Jura machine, frother right next to it, a little bowl for Truvia and then the cabinet above holds the mugs while the drawer below holds napkins and spoons…
And of course, always next to the coffee machine…
…our Leap Frog coffee maker which might go down as the “most played with toy ever” in the Shull’s house 🙂 .
My typical morning coffee (right when I wake up!) is brewed with Starbucks Pike Place Beans and includes a splash of creamer (right now, I’m using the Starbucks Toffee Nut creamer sold at my grocery store) and one Truvia. That’s my go-to basic cup.
I often have a second cup (prepared the same way) when I enjoy my breakfast a few hours later too.
Now, when I go to Starbucks…
…I’m pretty borning most of the time and just order a Venti Pike with cream and a Splenda, BUT if I’m feelin’ festive, I might also order a non-fat no-whip pumpkin spice latte or a non-fat, no-whip caramel brulee latte. I also regularly order a Veni Medicine Ball with light lemonade (they mix two different types of teas, steam the lemonade and add some honey). That is another one of my favorite drinks! If it’s super hot, maybe I’ll get an iced coffee with a splash of cream, but for the most part, I’m pretty basic.
In my new office, I will have a mini little coffee bar are that I will show you when it’s all done. One of these days. Eventually. Maybe. Sigh.
One of my sweet clients made me this card, and I absolutely love it!
So, I’m pretty basic and boring…but what about YOU! I have questions that I thought you could answer in the comment section today (and I’ll post this on Stories too!)….
That’s it for the first Let’s Look of 2021! Next month, let’s look at our love languages (awwwwww…coffee will be one of mine! Ha!). If you blogged with us today, make sure you link up below! I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow! xx