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.

Spread the Cheer!

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!

Something fun.

Good day my fellow readers! I see a lot of “Get to know me” posts when I am scrolling through the people I follow, and I think they look like fun so I wanted to do one myself. My mind thought where should I get the questions from? Pretending like I don’t know any of you (well I actually don’t know a lot of my readers, but comment on my post and maybe we can get to know each other 🙂 ) what is the most common way people get to know each other? Then it clicked, FIRST DATES. I personally go on many dates, but not first ones, however I do see a lot of them at my work! So naturally I googled “First date Questions”, and eHarmony popped up, other blogging sites and then the site I choose to get my questions from, Cosmopolitan.


So lets pretend that we are on a date, or a social outing! Most likely getting a cup of coffee, because that is what I am drinking right now and let’s get to know each other!

  1. If you could travel anywhere, right now, where would you go? – Right now I would say, Ireland, to see all the castles! and the green, they have awesome accents too! If you asked me this in October, I would say Germany for Oktober Fest! For the love of Schnitzel!
  2. What’s something I wouldn’t guess about you? – My husband and I have a pet corn snake, Rusty, or so we thought, then Rusty started laying unfertilized eggs. So Rusty turned out to be a Rosie!img_6512
  3. Whats your dream job? – oooooo, I would love to do interior design, I love putting furniture together and color patterns. My apartment looks pretty nice for being 22 and not having a lot of money. It’s all about the savings and finding cool things here and there. img_5254
  4. If you didn’t have to work to support yourself, how would you spend your time? I would love to volunteer for the Humane Society, I love being with animals. I would read a lot too, spend lots of time outdoors and traveling. Oh and lots of yoga, I have never felt better since I started going to classes. 
  5. What appeals to you most about living here? – Honestly, If I wasn’t here for school, I probably wouldn’t be living here. I spent my whole life in this state, I am ready to learn something new. I would love to live somewhere cloudy and less hot, natural flowing water, GREEN with life all around. I hate that we go weeks without having a could in the sky, I am so sick of everything brown, and honestly the people aren’t very nice here. I am ready for something new. I am ready for an adventure. 
  6. What are your favorite TV shows?OH this will be fun, Greys Anatomy, Friends, That 70’s Show, Sherlock, GAME OF THRONES, Gossip Girl, Scandal, Daredevil, The Defenders (and all the other super hero shows that go along with it.) , Flash, Property Brothers, Gilmore Girls, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, I love Ellen, but never get to see her show because it’s on at a weird time of day. What do you like? I have a list of shows to watch when school is over again.
  7. What do you like to read? – I love to read anything that keeps my interest, fantasy, romantic novels, travel, mystery (crime solvers). If I finish it in one day you know its good! 
  8. Who has been the most influential person in your life? – Narrowing it down to one person would be very hard for me, I have love for everyone who has influenced me to become my own person. I have taken in all advise from all the people I have met in my life and used it, how I think is necessary. I love you all.
  9. Do you still keep in touch with childhood friends? – Hmm when you mean childhood, do you mean elementary school? I will assume yes, so then yes! Her name is Nicole and we have been friends since kindergarten, besides her I don’t talk to anyone, I went to a different school starting 7th grade so I lost touch. Ellies Wedding255
  10. What’s the most spontaneous thing you have ever done? Well my sister, mother and I made a spontaneous trip to Cali on weekend to go to this Cannon Camera workshop they have at the Carlsbad flower gardens. On the way there we were talking about how crazy it would be if we all came back with tattoos. Needless to say when we got to OB, we were walking through all their fun shops and passed by a tattoo shop and HECK we all got matching tattoos! (This is one of my favorite pictures of my sister and I)
  11. Can you tell me about your family? I have lots of family! Old, New and a ton that I am not even related to! I have like 3 sets of awesome parents, and LOTS of siblings, truly couldn’t be anymore thankful for who is in my life.
  12. Tell me about your friends? – “We carry sizes 1, 3, 5, you can try Sears.” ~Mean Girls. My closest friends and I quote mean girls all day long, have the best get togethers  and eat until we are blue in the face. I make friends everywhere I go, it drives my husband nuts sometimes because I have to talk to everyone. 
  13. What were you like as a child? – In my wee years, I was the only child, I lived a great life playing with the neighbors, I played sports, and I had my best friend by my side who was my sister by choice. We wore matching outfits and everything. Yes, its Nicole from the picture above. 
  14. Is there anything you are really passionate about? – I’m passionate about being true to myself, today people are so worried about impressing people, getting the most likes on social media, even if its them hurting themselves, or others. I think what we all need in this life is kindness and honesty, because we all lack so much of it. Be you, be true. 
  15. What is the worst pickup line you have ever heard or dished out? (I asked my husband’s help for this one.) – “How you doin’ “, We were watching Friends when I asked him and I said he couldn’t use that, but his response was cute, “Well I don’t pick up girls, but If I were to pick you up I would say, How you doin’, because I know what you like.” It was super cute in the moment. What can I say, I’m IN LOVE with my husband. joey

I glad we did this maybe we should do it again sometime!

Oh and I wanted to add that I actually learned to braid my own hair and it only took 22 years! It’s not perfect, I am still trying to figure out how to make the end tighter, but I will master it with practice!

I hope you guys all have such a great day!

“Be you, be true” E. Little

(Since I just made this up, I am copy writing. I can now be quoted.)

I love you all, Hippies.

img_6514(P.S. I finished writing this at night because I am so busy, and I asked Austin to bring me home dessert, and this is one of the reason why I married him because he knows how much I love red velvet! Ugh, such a good way to end my night!)