From my home, to yours.

So I finally got in the holiday spirit and put up my Christmas Tree! Today was a cooler day in the Phoenix area and I couldn’t have been happier! So when I got home from work yesterday, I made a special pot of coffee and when out in our storage closet to get out the Christmas decorations! img_7746

Naturally I thought we needed some Candy Cane coffee to get some Holiday pep in our bodies! When it was brewing the aroma of peppermint filled our apartment and my heart leaped with joy! I just knew I wouldn’t be able to suffer fluffing my tree limb for limb without my Door County Coffee in my hand!


I fluffed and I fluffed and my tree came out so beautiful!


For the longest time, I had a tree with white lights and since my wonderful cat loved laying on the bottom layer branches the tree was ruined so my husband bought me a new tree. I told him I wanted one with the big colorful bulbs and honestly I love this tree so much more than my other one. I think white lights look timeless and look good with whatever decorations you put on them, but a colorful tree is just so much fun. What do like?

I will have to admit I am not really religious, I believe in a lot of things, but I love celebrating Christmas because it is the one time of year that we can take a break from our hectic lives and celebrate our love from our families and friends. It is the one time of year people are giving, I don’t mean by gifts, but just by showing kindness to others.


My mom gave me this ornament when I moved out and it is my favorite. I consider my tree a Peace tree, a symbol for kindness, love and celebration of our lives.


We do have stockings too, mainly to fill them with candy, actually to only fill them with candy.


And I can’t forget about Elroy, the packer Elf on the Shelf that hangs from our lamp, he’s making sure that we earn our candy 🙂

What are your Holiday traditions? Throughout the season I bake 12 types cookies, different candies and an assortment of sweet treats to share with all my friends. They are my favorite gift to give because I make them with love ❤

I love seeing what everyone’s trees look like because they are all unique to their family’s, so post a picture of your tree on this Facebook link and share how you like to decorate it!

I hope you are all having a good start to the holiday season, however you celebrate it!

Cheerful Hippie, signing off.

Productive Sunday.

Good afternoon Friends!

I worked a double shift Thursday, Friday and Saturday so I am so happy to be home and getting things done around the house. My brother-in-law got me a vacuum for my birthday and so I had a hay day cleaning all the base boards and air vents today! I also cleaned out my fridge, washed and folded 4 loads of laundry, went to the store to get stuff to make dinner and now that my apartment looks and smells clean I am about to crack down on some studying for my exam I have in the morning. Yes, I know you are wondering how I still have energy, but the answer is quite simple! I was drinking my Door County Coffee all day!

img_7556It’s truly such a good flavor and made my apartment smell like Christmas! I talked to my mom today and she says its super cold in Wisconsin and I told her my thermostat says that it is 82. I refuse to turn my AC back on because it’s the middle of November! That being said, I will sit on my couch and drink my Wisconsin coffee pretending that it is 40 degrees instead of 82. Do you live somewhere like me, and don’t get to really experience a “Fall” or “Winter”? Well, Door County Coffee is 30% off everything right now! So if you want to pretend that it is snowing outside like me and need help keeping your holiday spirit, Door County Coffee will send you a box full of magic to keep your spirits alive. And if you spend over $49 then you will get free shipping! Don’t forget to use the code Holiday30 before November 28th for the savings of the season.


Well I better get to that studying I need to do, and stay tuned for the recipe I make tonight! I have a feeling it is going to be great!

Have a good night my Hippies ❤

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img_7433Good morning friends, its Friday! And I heard my first Hot Air Balloon this morning which means its going to be a good day! When the weather finally cools off every morning I will seriously JUMP out of my bed when I hear them turning on the gas to get heat going and go watch the balloons go right over our apartment. There will sometimes be over 7 of them right above my head. I have serious love for the Hot Air Balloons, I’ll have to tell you the story another time.

Most Fridays I work a double so I’m getting my coffee fix! And this morning I am drinking my favorite Door County Coffee from Wisconsin! The days here in Phoenix, AZ are still pretty warm so its nice having some holiday spirit in my cup. They always have a good selection around Christmas time and my ALL TIME FAVORITE is img_7445Gingerbread Spice Latte! What is kinda funny about the picture is my cup looks empty, but I drank my coffee so fast before I even took the picture, silly me, I guess I got too excited. They have so many good flavors right now its hard not to have them all! img_7441Starting today they are doing 30% of your entire order and if you spend over $49 you get free shipping too! Talk about a great deal! All you have to do it use the code Holiday30. The best part is this sale is going in until the NOVEMBER 28th so there is plenty of time to shop!! Now let me give you a couple of ideas why you need to buy this coffee, have a work Christmas party coming up? They have this set in the picture available to get and I’m sure your coworkers would love it! Is your offspring going to college next semester? I am POSITIVE they would love some coffee for those all nighters (I know I would)! Are you the person that goes Christmas shopping and then see something you like and get it for yourself? I know you’ll love this coffee too, and hey how are you going to finish your Christmas shopping without a little pep anyway?! I am good at justifying anything 😉 img_7454So get some Door County Coffee in your cup, your soul needs it! (this is when I refilled my cup 🙂 )


Well I hope you all have an amazing Friday and a good start to your weekend! Don’t forget to check out Door County Coffee’s website and find something you like!

img_7450(This is my “I know you want it face”)

Good Day my Hippies!

That thing you want to try.

Good morning my hippies,

You know those videos that you see on Facebook of people making the super awesome looking food, and it’s always when you are laying in bed about to go to sleep? Well this situation happened to me 2 nights ago! It was a super awesome breakfast that looked fast, easy and lucky for me I had everything to make it so I told myself I would make it for breakfast that next morning.

I made it with a few complications, so I decided to try again this morning making it different from what the video showed.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED, or what you want to use yourself.

  1. About 3 eggs
  2. Deli ham
  3. Bread
  4. tomatoes
  5. Red onion
  6. jalapeno
  7. Pepper, I didn’t use salt because the ham is salty enough.
  8. Cheese, I used pepper-jack, but use what you like.
  9. Avocado


First chop up all your veggies and scramble you eggs!

Then heat up your pan on a medium heat. I find that using butter works best to help seal the bread on the pan.img_6819Then slice a hole out of your bread, now I like the bread I buy because I think it has great flavor, but for doing this to get a little bigger portion I would buy a bigger loaf, width wise. It will hold more veggies and for the veggies use whatever you like, mushrooms would be good!img_6821

img_6828 Now, I placed the bread and the veggies on the pan and I let it sit for maybe 45 seconds just to get the bread cooking then I added the eggs. This is where it gets super tricky, Go super slow pouring the eggs and only do a little at a time. You want the eggs to kinda cook on the bottom of the pan so they don’t seep out under the bread. After add the cheese and then the meat!

I left them more of a whole piece to make it more of a sandwich. Then place the piece of bread you cut out and put it on top. I let it sit for a while before I flipped it to really get the eggs cooked on the one side. img_6832I like my bread crispy so I let it get brown on the one side before I flipped it. I let sit on the other side for a while too. With the spatula I would press it into the pan, and get the uncooked egg to spill out and cook. I would continuously flip it in the pan until my gut told me it was cooked all the way. When its done I added some avocado and CHOWED!img_6833Seems weird, maybe, but oh man it is so delish! and its a little different from normal scrambled eggs.

And because its Friday, I decided to make my all time favorite Door County Coffee, PUMPKIN SPICE! img_6844I LOVE PUMPKIN SPICE!! They have the best flavored pumpkin spice coffee around! It reminds me when I made these Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins last year, OMG they were so good, now I have to make them again. Get your coffee before the season is over!!!!

Because you know what is coming up soon?? PEPPERMINT COFFEE! So Savor the fall flavor while its here!

Well off to work I go! Happy Friday my Hippies!

E. Little

Germs, Coffee, Music oh my.

Good Monday Morning,

The past couple of days I have felt under the weather. No severe symptoms besides a sore throat, sinus drainage and I can’t keep my eyes open to save my life. My immune system must know I have a busy school week and is fighting whatever germs I got ahold of. One of my mottos it “In order to feel good, you got to look good.” So I put my make up on and brushed my hair! I also put on my colored chapstick for a little pop.img_6526I am in for a long week, I have 2 test today, I close the restaurant tomorrow, have a full day at school Wednesday and work the rest of the week. I feel like I have so much to do in so little time! EKK! Thank goodness I caught up on all my laundry last night and cleaned up my apartment, by the end of the week it starts looking pretty rugged, can anyone else relate?

To start off my week, I am drinking my favorite Door County Coffee, UGH SO GOOD. I talked to my mom this weekend and she told me that is was super warm for them in northern Wisconsin. On Saturday, It was actually cooler here in Phoenix then it was there. WERID! But the coolness only lasted the weekend as we are in the high 90s for the week, what a bummer. So I am drinking some Autumn Spice to keep my fall cheer alive!img_6550 I got so excited when I read the description of the flavor! “The perfect coffee for cinnamon lovers! Cinnamon is the spice!” I’m a cinnamon lover! ME! Gosh it taste so good too! Did I ever tell you guys that when I open a new bag of coffee, I always have to smell it? Weird? TMI? Eh, well its true, I feel like my sinuses need the wake up call too! It has the perfect smell of cinnamon and coffee together! If you like cinnamon as much as I do check out their site! Get a bag, I recommend at least 2 bags because coffee seems to go by fast in my house!


Well I hope you all survive your own Monday, I know I might need to pick up a bottle of wine after school!

I also want to share my links for my social media pages for everyone to follow!




Oh and because I know you are starting to like this song of the day trend so here you go I hope you like ABBA! (Click ABBA to play)

Peace out my Hippies

Don’t forget, “Be you, be true.” ~ E.Little ©






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Good Tuesday Morning my friends. It’s a warm day in the hood and I’m just trying to drink my festive coffee to keep happy thoughts that summer is officially over Friday the 22nd (google said so). You know I’m only drinking Door County Coffee, and todays brew is

Carmel Apple! Oh man when it was brewing it made my apartment smell so good!! Let me say it is one of those that smells the way it taste, AMAZING! I even paired it with, img_6460Some almond milk creamer! Wanna try it? Well this is the time because their coffee is 25% off until the 25th!

So take a look try it out! Get ready for fall!

Oh I was just checking out their website and I saw they are doing a Jamaican Me Crazy sale, which is super super super good! and totally speaks my mind in the morning before I have had my coffee.

My mug is totally speaking my mind today (I guess everything is speaking my mind today), I have work in a couple of minutes, I am going to the gym after and then my husband and I are having a huge study sesh. Lots to do and so little time, so we will need all the coffee in the world (evil laugh)! JK, no evil here, just positivity!

Oh, I wanted to mention the my husband and I watched King Arthur, the new one with the guy from Sons of Anarchy, and Little Finger from GOT, and WE LOVED IT! I love the different angles they shot in and the way it was edited. Awesome story line too, overall great film.

Well that all I have time for, I hope you all have positive Tuesday, (I’m feeling a word trend, POSITIVE, it’s a good word) SO BE POSITIVE!

Oh and here is my song of the day, YOUTUBE SOD


Alright talk you later Hippies.

A little of everything!

Good morning Hippies! Its Friday, which typically means for most of you out there your weekend is in a few short hours! Hooray! For me I have coffee in hand ready to start my work weekend and if I’m not working I’ll be studying because I have a my first big exam Monday!

img_6367Last night I went to late night yoga, and I decided I love going at night because I can stay asleep through the night (which is really big for me) and I wake up super refreshed. I also decided that I need to get a better yoga mat for 2 reasons.

  1. I tend to get super clammy on my hands and feet and start to feel myself sliding in the middle of a pose.
  2. I need a mat with support for when we do poses that focus on balancing on the lower back, because I tend to be very sore the next day in that spot.

So any weirdo that likes yoga out there like myself that has a good recommendation on a good mat, LET ME KNOW!

Yes, I did mention I was drinking coffee, thanks for asking! Of course, always on a Friday I am drinking my fav, Door County Coffee and this morning I tried one I haven’t had yet. img_6359img_6361

Cranberry Orange Muffin! And it’s actually really tasty (when I typed this I had my Aunt Angie’s voice in my head “and it realllly tasty,” I LOVE YOU)! And I am drinking it in my Keep Calm, Be Happy Happy Happy mug, because I have the pleasure of working a double today. As if (AS IF, repeating myself because my girlfriends and I would really emphasize it and would probably keep repeating ourselves. I LOVE YOU GIRLS TOO) I don’t talk about this coffee enough, now is the time to try their awesome flavors because who doesn’t love the taste of fall!

Oh, thanks for reminding me, I did say I would share with you how my breakfast plans went on my anniversary! img_6269-2img_6261img_6265-2img_6249Mimosa’s! Coffee Cake! Strawberries! Oh My! We seriously has the greatest day ever! We went through 2 bottle of champagne in the morning alone! and spent the whole morning enjoying ourselves! I would share the coffee cake recipe, but it isn’t mine to share, it did turn out so great though! I was worried that the cake would be too dry, but it wasn’t and was even still pretty moist the next day! Oh the flowers you say? Yes, my wonderful husband knows how much I love sunflowers and got me this cute arrangement. He saw it and told me it screamed Ellie. Which I would say it 100% does! Later we went to an italian place called Brio Tuscan Grill, and it was FANTASTIC!


This is the Peach Sangria I had.

We sat up at the bar and had a couple rounds of drinks and enjoyed the conversation we had with our bartender. Our bartender was talking to another couple that sat at the end of the bar and told them it was out first marriage anniversary and they bought us a round of drinks. KINDNESS! Then she proceed to bring us dessert on her to celebrate! Can I just say we had such a wonderful experience!


Creme Brûlée

We had awesome appetizers and shared a entrée as well, and even the manager came out to wish us a happy anniversary too! Needless to say we will be going back just because of the awesome service! THANK YOU!

Writing this post, I realize how much I am surrounded by love and it just lifts my heart. I love my family, I love my friends and I love meeting new people who spread kindness, not because they have to, but because it is just who they are.

So lift your mugs,

Cheers to all the loved ones in our lives,

Cheers to great food,

Cheers to stong coffee to get us though our Friday,

And Cheers to spreading the kindness from deep in our hearts hoping to put a smile on someones face.

Peace out my Hippies.

The one picture I got of us on our special day.