Coffee At Luke’s

What happens when two Gilmore Girls fans, who happen to work in marketing, go the Luke’s Diner (Pour Cleveland)?

They evaluate the event of course.

My friend from college, Kaitlin, and I walked over to Pour Cleveland yesterday for Netflix’s Luke’s Diner pop up. Netflix worked with 250 coffee shops around the country to “turn them into” Luke’s Diner for the morning. Ohio had seven locations and here in Cleveland we had three.

When Kaitlin and I arrived at 9:45 a.m., the line was down Euclid Ave, stretching across the entrances to the 5th Street Arcades. Continue reading

Coffee Bean Dress Refashion

I picked up this coffee bean print dress in the same thrift store trip that I picked up the jumpsuit that got new life as a dress last year.

Obviously I took my before pictures before we moved. It had a collar, a couple of awkward front buttons and strings to tie the back.

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Cutting Caffeine While Still Loving Coffee

I stumbled into a caffeine-free lifestyle about a month ago.

But I still love coffee.

Brad cut caffeine out of his diet more than a year ago and noticed a big difference in the way he feels. I followed suit accidentally when I got really sick. I felt like crap and my stomach was bothering me so I didn’t drink coffee, I had water and caffeine-free herbal tea. Before I knew it, a week had gone by and I hadn’t had a drop of caffeine. So why pick it back up? That’s how I got to where I am now, caffeine free.

I have no solid, scientific evidence for what the change did for me. But I can say that in the past I did take some smaller steps. For example, years ago to help my sleeping patterns, I stopped drinking anything caffeinated after noon. Then I limited myself to one cup of coffee a day (10 oz to be fair), occasionally having a second cup. I felt like it was easier to get to sleep at night that way.

Now that I haven’t had any, the waking up parts of my morning seem to be going well. I still love to have a warm beverage when I wake up, so a mug of herbal tea or cup of decaf coffee helps, but I don’t have to have it. I still like the taste of coffee so it’s not going anywhere any time soon.

Have you given up anything that you used to have on a daily basis like caffeine or pop?

10 Awesome Things Tuesday

Anne over at Love the Here and Now started a great link up about sharing things we think are awesome.
I feel like that needs no additional explanation… So here’s my list:
1. Saturday morning snuggles



2. Picking the perfect wine to accompany a meal

3. Nice blog comments from nice people

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