Coffee Mug Lust List

Thank God it’s Friday! I love this day probably a little too much. I think we all do though. Friday nights during the summer are just the best! Summer nights in general are the best though. I’m sitting on my deck right now sipping my morning coffee and listening to the sounds of construction going on in the building next to me. Gotta love it. Nothing can bring me down though, I’ve got my coffee!

Lust List

I have quite the collection of coffee mugs that I should really show you guys at some point. Recently, I came across quite a few new ones to put on my lust list though. They’re just so cute and I want them all! I’m also working on a little coffee station in my apartment that I’ll be showing you all at some point. I’m linking each of the coffee mugs below so you know where to find them!

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  1. Ashley Brooke Designs Floral Mug
  2. Good Morning Beautiful Mug
  3. Vera Bradley Mug
  4. Pottery Barn Paris Mug
  5. Miss Fancy Pants Mug
  6. Ashley Brooke Designs More Sugar Mug
  7. Moon and Lola Mug
  8. Preppy Puppy Mug
  9. Magic Kingdom Starbucks Mug
  10. Kitty Whiskers Mug

Happy sipping!

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Guy’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

Good morning lovelies! I’m super excited to share with you (and for you to share with the man in your life) my favorite gifts for Valentine’s Day! The traditional chocolates and roses are my favorite out of everything I mention in this blog post, but for those of us who like to be spoiled I came up with a few items and even a little graphic so you can share it on your Facebook wall and tag a certain someone in it!

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Gentlemen, please turn your attention to me as I walk you through everything. I promise that you’ll be safe if you use my guidance and suggestions. I realize (and so will you sooner or later) that some of this stuff is just too expensive to buy, which is why you must understand that these are suggestions and by no means the only way to make a girl happy. However, if you want to blow her expectations out of the water, you might consider a few of my ideas!

  • Miss Dior Perfume- Seriously, what girl wouldn’t love perfume like this on the most romantic day of the year? Gents, you can find this perfume at Nordstrom’s and also Sephora. I’d suggest places like Amazon.com but for quality assurance, go to a department store.
  • Jo Malone candle- Candles are romantic and cozy. Girls love romantic and cozy! Jo Malone candles are packaged pretty and smell divine! Saks 5th Avenue has a whole selection online. If this is a bit out of your price range, try a Bath & Body Works candle!
  • Kate Spade Wallet- If your lady is like me, she’s in love with Kate Spade! While getting her a bag may be a little over-the-top, a wallet could be just the ticket! This is my favorite wallet they have in stock. You can’t go wrong with it.
  • Pink Roses- Red roses are lovely, but pink seems so much more youthful!
  • Coffee Mug- For the young professional woman, coffee is her lifeline. This adorable mug will remind her she’s beautiful everyday.
  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberries- Whether you make them yourself or buy them from Godiva, this is much better twist on the traditional box of chocolates (and it tastes better too!) As much as our moms enjoyed the box of Russell Stover goodies, we like something a little different.
  • Champagne- This goes so well with those strawberries I mentioned! Don’t forget the champagne flutes! Pop fizz clink!

My last suggestion to you men is regardless of what you give her or do for her, write her a letter. Not a text or an email, an actual letter. It doesn’t have to be ridiculously sappy or dramatic, it only needs to be filled with the things you appreciate about her. List them, bullet point them, whatever you do just write what’s on your heart!

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My 3 Obsessions: Coffee mugs, nail polish, and cute socks

There are many things in life that make me happy. Audrey Hepburn movies, a warm blanket, vanilla scented candles, seasonal coffee, and so many other things. Right now my favorite things happen to be coffee mugs, nail polish, and cute socks. I’ll keep it short but I’ve found nothing that compares to these little loves I have found recently.

I hope you enjoy my picks! Please let me know in the comments below if there are any others that I might enjoy! Thank you!

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Music for the Soul

Coffee_Enthusiasts When I’m writing a blog post there are two things that must be present: good coffee and great music. I’m a little hipster in this sense I guess. However, I don’t order my coffee customized or anything like that, I order what’s on the menu. Starbuck’s “Secret Menu” isn’t really a secret; its a bunch of annoying people who like their coffee to be made especially for them despite the long line behind them and then bug the baristas if there are 2 shots of caramel instead of 1. Anyway, here is my playlist for when I’m writing. Enjoy loves! P.S. check out my coffee board on Pinterest!

Playlist for Writing

1. Andrea Bocelli “Love in Portofino”

2. Frank Sinatra “Come Fly with Me”

3. Carmen McRae “My Romance”

4. Frank Sinatra “The Coffee Song”

5. Dean Martin “Mambo Italiano”

6. Dean Martin “Volare”

7. Andrea Bocelli ” La Vie en Rose”

8. Nat King Cole “L-O-V-E”

9. Alyssa Bonagura “I Make my Own Sunshine”

10. Maroon 5 “Sunday Morning”

11. Ingrid Michaelson “Mountains and the Sea”

12. Jack Johnson “Better Together”

13. The La’s “There She Goes”

14. One Republic “Good Life”

15. Two Door Cinema “This is the Life”

16. John Mayer “Free Fallin”

17. Vaughan Penn “Almost Perfect”

18. Atherton “California”

19. U2 “City of Blinding Lights”

20. Trace Adkins “Days Like This”

What are some of your playlist loves? Comment below!

~Liz

 

Coffee Mugs from Harrod’s

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I have an addiction to cute coffee mugs and a few of the ones I found at Harrod’s online have only accelerated this love. Unfortunately the British based retail store charges too much for international shipping otherwise I would have bought all of these darling mugs for my collection in my kitchen.
Do you have a favorite place to buy coffee mugs? Comment below!
~Liz