Monday, October 28, 2013

Connecting With Cousins Over Coffee #loveyourcup

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Even though we have been blogging about all the pumpkin recipes we have made and seasonal decorations in our home, it really hadn't felt like Fall in Miami until yesterday. When we woke up and went outside it was 85 degrees! It is hard to get into the holiday spirit when it is so warm outside, however, as the sun came down we started to feel a cool breeze in the air. Hallelujah! Finally! It was a perfect day to drink pumpkin flavored coffee outside! 

Cristy's cousin Elise had come over with her 3-month-old daughter Audrey for a doggy play date and Halloween photo shoot in the afternoon. We had an amazing time creating memories and just hanging out. Just when she was about to leave, we all looked at each other and thought the same thing: "It's really nice outside." She decided to stay and enjoy the cool breeze in our backyard. Michael brewed some coffee and we sat outside to connect with her as our chihuahua Joey and her yorkie Charlie continued to play on the grass and Audrey napped in her arms. 

Special moments require special touches, so we  added some Coffee-Mate Pumpkin Spice liquid creamer, whipped cream and cinnamon to our coffee. It was so delicious and comforting that we each had another cup. As one cup lead to the next, we sat and talked for what seemed like hours about our family, the dogs, her daughter, work, our blog, funny memories and more. It was nice to just sit back and relax at home with a cup of coffee without having anywhere to go or anything to do. We've been so busy lately that we haven't had time to enjoy our own yard. 

Earlier that day, we had taken some photos of Audrey in her Snow White costume in our front yard. We think she looks just like a princess with her fair skin and dark hair. She looked adorable. 

We think we'll make evening coffee breaks a tradition in our home starting this week. Even when it's not pumpkin season, Coffee-Mate as enough delicious flavors, such as peppermint, to keep us coming back for more! The pumpkin spice flavor would have been wonderful to have with our pumpkin bread. Perhaps we'll make some tonight!


  1. Though I am not a coffee drinker, I do enjoy baking with it. Love the aroma. Audrey looks so sweet and cute!

  2. I love pumpkin spice everything.

  3. Gotta be on the lookout for this for baking! Thanks!

    1. I'm sure it would go great in desserts too!

  4. Dear Cristy, I love coffee!! I like some of the different flavors to add to it too. My daughter would love to try the pumpkin spice I know. I think I will get some for her tomorrow.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  5. Wish that the weather here in Melbourne is getting better. Spring is quite lousy this year :(

    We are getting lots of Halloween moods with all pumpkin merchandising here as well.

    Audrey looks so cute!


  6. Audrey is so adorable!! Love coffee and hope FL chills further to accommodate all the baking :)

  7. Pumpkin flavored coffee sounds interesting :) Little Snow White looks so adorable!


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