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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
I love blogging because it makes me write almost every day, but it can sometimes seem like if I’m going to show up here, I have to have a post that’s well thought out or deep or pinterest-perfect. These are great, but a lot of little things-like coffee talk-slip through the cracks because they don’t fit into these categories. So today, let’s just have coffee talk.
If we were getting coffee-or maybe a popsicle, depending on Florida’s fickle mood about seasons lately-here are some things we’d talk about:
1. I’ve always had such a hard time getting rid of things, because I form a sentimental attachment to almost everything I bring into our house. I once kept a spatula for a good three weeks after it melted in the dishwasher, just because it had been a wedding gift (from who knows who), and I loved our wedding, so I needed to keep it. My brain…it’s weird.
Anyway, it’s so funny to me how easy it is to get rid of stuff now that the baby is on the way. Selling and tossing and donating stuff isn’t nearly as hard when it’s to make room for him…it’s just stuff. IF I miss it, I can just go buy it again later.
2. I’ve been loving the caramel apple spice drink so much that I want one every single day. Buuuut, I don’t love the idea of paying $5 for one every day when I feel like they aren’t that hard to make. So I looked up a copycat recipe, went to Target, and made some for me and Chris before our fall date a few weeks ago. He took a sip, told me it was delicious, and did not touch his cup again. I drank some of it, thought it tasted super weird, but blamed it on too much sugar and weird pregnancy tastes. I tried again a few days later…it was disgusting. I thought I must be doing something wrong, read the recipe again, gave it one last shot…so gross.
The next day I decided to give my money saving efforts one more go before I resigned myself to spending all of my money on grown up apple juice, when I got the ingredients out of the refrigerator and realized that I did not, in fact, have apple juice. I had white grape juice.
I made four caramel apple spice ciders with grape juice.
3. I got new glasses and I cannot get enough of them. I also got new contacts, and the fact that I’ve been choosing to wear my glasses instead of contacts just shows how much of a love affair we’re having. They’re Dolce & Gabbana-from Target, because I’m I have D&G tastes and a Target Budget (just kidding, I have Target tastes and a dollar store budget. But moving on.), and are probably the nicest glasses I will ever own. Chris keeps complimenting me on my “Gucci and Gabbana” glasses, and I’m letting it stick.
Happy Monday, friends. Wishing you lots of coffee and a beautiful today.
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