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My Life (as told by my morning coffee) #CoffeeJourneys

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This post about making the best morning coffee (in the best coffee maker!)  has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.

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If you want to get to know a person, just have a look at their coffee.

For coffee lovers, a quote from T.S. Eliot. #CoffeeJourneys #shop

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A Father/Son “Plane Date” with Disney Planes #Cbias #WorldofCars


When I first saw the preview for Disney Planes the movie, there was no doubt in my mind that it would be a hit. My son loves just about everything from Disney Pixar Films (especially Cars the movie), and honestly, I love them too! I’d probably watch them all even if I didn’t have kids.

But I decided to skip this one and let my boys have their own “Plane Date” at the movies. Why? Well, since I’ve been home with the kids, it seems that Daddy just doesn’t get that much QT anymore. Our days are so busy that father/son time has been pretty hard to come by, and I can see little indications here and there that they really need it. And since we live near a small airport and see light aircraft often, planes are kind of their “thing.” So, I sent them off on their own to have some high-flying fun.

And high-flying was right! When my son came back, he was definitely flying and all he could talk about was Dusty Crophopper. And for weeks before the movie he had been asking for a remote control plane (I have no idea why.) So, I did a little looking and found that Disney Planes’ Dusty did, in fact, come in a remote control toy…and it was available in the Disney Walmart section!

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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!

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