This is my moment. {featuring NEW Gevalia K-Cups} #CupofKaffe

 Life is all about decisions. Decisions, change, challenges. They never seem to stop. And each decision I make seems to lead to more change, bigger challenges, and yet another decision to be made…

Like having children. I have never doubted that I wanted to become a mom. But now, I can no longer deny that I’m being faced with the decision as to whether I want to keep my job or not. The answer we’re leaning toward? Not.

I just can’t do the corporate rat race with a 130-mile per day commute, leaving me zero time to spend with those kids I wanted so badly. It’s NOT a sustainable way to live, so it’s time for a change. But that means challenges galore. Namely, our budget. But I can deal. I know big changes will need to happen, but I’m hoping I can make a lot of little ones, too.

Take my love of coffee, for instance. I live for the feel of a warm, hand-crafted coffeehouse drink in my hand. Alas, I’m going to have to break up with my barista. Those things ain’t cheap. But I have a new love! Once that saves me money without having to give up any of the quality of my beloved coffeehouse brew. It’s Gevalia, and it comes in new single serve K-cups. It’s by far the best single serve coffee I’ve ever had.

…and just look what you can do with it!

Last week, I went shopping at WalMart with the kids to make sure I had some Gevalia single serve cups on hand. There’s a lot of thinking to be done these days, so I have to make sure I’m taking a few minutes to myself now and then to fully comtemplate this uncertain future of ours. Those moments don’t happen often, but I’m making them a priority now. Naptime, Grammie-time, whatever it takes. And a good cup of coffee is a must.

I like the Colombian variety, but I really love the Gevalia Signature Blend. It’s smooth and just bold enough, rich and never bitter, and it blends perfectly with any flavors I add.

I can count on the perfect cup every time. BUT, even though it’s great as-is, I’ve found a way to kick it up a notch.

A simple half-scoop of quality vanilla bean ice cream. Nothing else needed. (I know, it’s not rocket science. But it’s fabulous, and achievable with a preschooler and a 3-month-old around, which I can’t say about too many things these days!)

Nestle it down in the bottom of your favorite mug, and hit brew.

It’s frothy, beautiful, and WAY less expensive than driving to visit your local coffee bar! The best part is that with or without the added bonus of the ice cream, Gevalia single cup coffee is exceptional quality, so you’re getting a fantastic cup every time, without leaving home!

But, oh you have to try it with a scoop!

It was over my last Gevalia vanilla bean brew-over that I came to a new revelation. I think it’s time for me to take control. My entrepreneurial spirit is feeling strong, and I’m primed and ready to start my own freelance gig. Small business, here I come!

Why not? After all, this is MY moment.


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  1. Coming from someone that lives in the “rat race” and can’t afford to leave it, you sure do make it look inviting. :) I love Gevalia coffee, and that is an AWESOME photo at the bottom.. picture perfect.
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    • Thanks, Tree! That was taken on our back deck. My favorite place! And we definitely can’t afford for me to be off for good, just long enough to regroup and find something new. It’s a risk, for sure. Sink or swim, right? :)

  2. omg. you are a genius. ice cream. *squeal*

    i love you.

    and i got samples of this in the mail- i didn’t know where to buy them in stores. they are SO GOOD.

  3. Oh. My. Gosh. I WANT a cup of that RIGHT NOW! That looks SO yummy! On another note… I love Gevalia’s signature blend.

  4. Oh, my YUM! That’s my kind of ‘me time,’ right there!
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  5. Never would have thought to use ice cream! That looks soooo good!
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  6. What a lethal combo.. YUUUMMMYY!! I am gonna have to get some Gevalia and try this out!
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  7. Yum – I’ve never tried Gevalia. I don’t know why – their packaging just didn’t appeal to me (I know right? I’m so weird.) but when I go out today I’m going to pick some up.
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    • Isn’t it weird how packaging affects our purchasing? I mean, it obviously does, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out why. I can’t say I *love* the Gevalia box, but it does make it easy to find on the shelf!

  8. Ummmm what a great tasting idea! Gevalia makes some great coffee, but I never thought about adding the ice cream!

  9. Skye Moyer says:

    I don’t like coffee, but this looks amazing!
    I may have to try some with ice cream!

  10. OH yum! I would have never thought of adding ice cream!
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  11. Sarah L says:

    I just got a Keurig and now I have a really good recipe – thanks!

  12. It looks so inviting and I love the photo at the end. Great idea adding the ice cream.

    Good luck to you. I couldn’t imagine having a 130 mile commute every day.
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  13. Vanessa Coker says:

    Yum! I love me some good coffee and hubs does too. I thought the Gevalia commercials were so funny on TV! we need to give that a try :)

  14. COFFEE!.. A drink that i cant live without :) !! I love the picture that says: You’ll have to excuse me, I’m Having a moment… really can relate to that!.. I’ve never tried Gevalia, today I’m going to get some..
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  15. Oh Yum! I’m going to have to try adding a scoop of ice cream to my Gevalia K-cups!
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  16. Kim Bergeron says:

    Omgosh, it looks amazing! Love the ice cream idea!!!! YUM!!

  17. This looks for amazing! What a fantastic idea!
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  18. That looks like the yummiest idea ever! I have to try it!
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  19. OMGosh, that looks sssssooooo delish! What a great idea. Must try this next time. I love your back deck. Looks so peaceful. :)
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