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I was gifted a Nespresso machine by my employer for my 3-year anniversary. I received it last week and it has not had a moment’s peace. The espresso is amazing and it’s so much better than the coffee drinks I’ve made with my Keurig. I’m still trying to perfect my version of the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso from Starbucks. I’m close, but not quite there. I usually alter my SBX order to include a pump of caramel syrup and salted caramel cold foam. I’m not sure how the amount of coffee  ...

Home, Life

Minimalism 2023

Towards the end of 2022, I realized that a lot of my frustration and stress stemmed from constantly being crowded by “stuff”. Life was life-ing with kids’ activities, work, etc., and the disarray and disorganization that I lived in didn’t make things run as smoothly as I knew they could and should. I can’t mention enough how much the pandemic has changed my behaviors and altered the systems that at one time kept me sane. Constantly dwelling within a state of dissatisfaction where I believed that I always  ...

Eats, Home, Life

Charcuterie Nights & Weekends

This weekend I had the chance to spend some quality time with … myself. Something that I don’t get the chance to do as often as I probably need to. But when I do, I take my time loading a charcuterie board with all my favorite snacks, pour a glass of wine, crawl under my heated blanket, and find a new show to binge. I’m spending this weekend catching up on all my HBOMax dramas: Succession, White Lotus S2, The Sex Lives of College Girls, and Velma (because as an adult, I still love cartoons). I have a few errands to run, a  ...