Wine & Couture: Saturday Morning Coffee Routine
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Saturday Morning Coffee Routine

This post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. 






photography by Sharon






Coffee and I have a love hate relationship.  I didn't drink coffee until I met my husband.  To say he drinks a whole pot in a morning is very true.  He loves coffee, black.  I started to try coffee with creamers when I met him (age 22).  When I turned 30 and we were frustrated with infertility problems my doctor asked me to cut out all caffeine, goodbye coffee.  After almost a year of tests we decided to stop.  My husband has 2 children (grown now 23 and 20), so I decided having a child of my own wasn't in the cards.  I know, I know there are other ways.....Thank you.  My life is different than most.  My husband is 6 years older and not prepared to start his life over at this point.  I also don't really like children.  I do love my nephews very much, and focus on being an amazing Aunt.  I know I am getting off topic.  I haven't shared about my infertility on here before.  I guess because people tend to have opinions and a woman who chooses not to have children (granted God kinda chose for me) doesn't usually go over well.  Yes, I am sad sometimes that I haven't created life; but in the end I am happy I don't have a child.  Instead of packing a child's lunch, I pack one for myself and my husband.  Instead of pick up lines at school, I get home early to cook gourmet meals.  Instead of sporting events on the weekend, I spend my weekends giving back to my community.  I never judge women who have children, I am happy for them.  In the end it isn't for me.  Anyhow, it took me years to start drinking coffee again.  I have found I love iced coffee.  Year Round.  I take the left over coffee from my husband's pot, which is twice a week cause he is rushing out the door to work, and I use a shot glass to measure the flavored non-sugar creamer.  It's my favorite.  Usually when I get Starbucks it's a Chai Tea Latte, or my current fav Medical Ball (technically a tea).

How do you like your coffee?

Stay tuned....I will be sharing low calorie meals this month!


21 comments:

  1. I didn't start drinking coffee until I was in my late 20s, when I was working a job with a really long commute. And it was't until I went to grad school around 29 that it became an every day thing for me. I started much like you, drinking it with sugar and cream, then I went to straight black coffee, and had to cut to decaf when I was pregnant. Now I'm back to some sugar and cream. I do love it, though. Also, I'm glad you're happy with how things turned out. I know life can through us all kind of twists and turns, but it sounds like you're at peace and that's a good thing. <3

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    1. Nicole - Thank you so much! I am at peace and happy.

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  2. I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was in my late 20s. Now I’m trying to cut back just because the creamer and sweetener’s
    I use aren’t very good for you. Once in a while like today I will order my soy I latte with Splenda, however, I know I need to cut back. I love the taste of coffee. I really don’t think the caffeine has the adverse effect on me.

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    1. Edith - I have had to find creamers that are low cal and not too bad for you. The natural bliss coffee creamer is only 30 calories. Since I drink mine iced I make a picture of coffee usually 6 cups, add 2 shots of creamer, and a splash of milk. My coffee is 32 calories, which considering I add milk is pretty good.

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  3. I am not a huge coffee drinker, but my husband is, and like your husband he drinks it black with no sugar! I am more of a tea drinker or I drink what I call 'fake coffee', you know the french vanilla mocha latte stuff!

    And I'd just like to add that no one should judge someone for not having children or for having them. It's a personal choice and women should just be supportive and uplifting of one another. The world has enough hate and bad in it already. Enjoy your gourmet meals and free time! :)

    Marissa
    www.shabbychiccheap.com

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    1. Marissa - Thank you so much! I have never judged someone for having kids, however I have been judged a lot for not having them. I think as women we tend to be harder on each other than is necessary.
      'fake coffee' lol I am right there with you, those fatty drinks are so good.

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  4. I started drinking coffee was I was very young (my first cup was at age 9, with 5 creamers and 6 spoonfuls of sugar), but I didn't start regularly drinking it until I was a senior in high school. Even now, I still tend to alternate between coffee and tea depending on my mood. I'm glad that you're happy with how life has turned out; it shouldn't be as big of a deal as it's always made out to be when a woman chooses not to have children.

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    1. Kate Ann - WoW! You started young. I think my husband said he started at like 10. Thank you for your kind words.

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  5. Grad school is when I really started drinking coffee. I worked long hours and went to school at night. Grant season was the worst and I developed a ridiculous habit that's probably been one of the more frustrating things about pregnancy for me. I was a 2-3 cups of coffee a day person AND sweet tea...and now I'm one cup and decaf tea. Whew. And cold coffee is my favorite! People think I'm weird for that. We went back and forth about kids for a long time and decided that we would try. If we got pregnant, awesome, if not, awesome. Doing what's best for you and finding happiness in that is what matters most.

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    1. Sarah - In the beginning it we were like you, if kids happened then great if not that was ok also. As my husband got closer to 40 he said it's either now or never. Which is why I started infertility testing. The stress of it all is what did me in. You have xxxx, oh wait no you don't. ugh.
      Wow. 2-3 cups of coffee a day. I would crash so hard from that much caffeine.
      Thank you for sharing your story.

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  6. My favorite way to drink coffee is in a latte and I love a good latte! Also, just wanted to say from someone who has kids, I totally understand that not everyone can or desires to have kids. I'm thankful for the way that you are involved in the community to help make an impact!

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    1. Mary - I love a good latte! Thank you for your kind words. My contribution to my community is very important to me. I figure I have the time, why not make a positive impact.

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  7. I didn't start drinking coffee until years ago when a friend of mine brought me a white chocolate mocha from Starbucks.

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    1. Melissa - Starbucks gets so many people! The white chocolate mocha is amazing.

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  8. I love coffee. I am trying to lose weight so I have cut back. I use agave nector and natural bliss creamer. I try to limit myself to one cup a day. When it is cold outside, I have a second cup when I get to work. I have switched to decaf so I feel I am making progress.

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    1. Angela - I am loosing weight as well and the natural bliss creamer is my favorite!

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  9. I remember when I was in my 20's & my dad would call to check on me daily. He'd always advise me to drink a cup of coffee when I was tired. No way. Coffee just wasn't for me. I would sometimes have a sip but no more. I didn't want to become addicted & have stained teeth. Now.....fast forward to many years & two daughters later. Coffee saves my life and sanity on a daily basis! I usually don't drink more than a cup, but I NEED that cup. A dash of stevia and a little more cream. *drooling* I can't wait until tomorrow morning!

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    1. lol your great. Yeah I thought coffee was gross for so long. Especially black. Funny thing is I am the only one in my family who knows how to make coffee just right for my mom. She likes a specific color, caramel. Just slowly add creamer and stir until it is that color. Oddly enough I am the same way, if the color is too dark I know I won't like my drink.

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  10. I'm not a coffee drinker, and neither is my hubby...weirdest people ever?? I think it's really brave and awesome of you to share publicly about your infertility and decision to stop trying to have children. As women, we often face backlash and unwanted opinions regardless of the decisions we make when it comes to our families. People need to judge less and love more!

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  11. This space looks so peaceful! So cute.

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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