Just Jot January – 2018

Today in #JusJoJan we have “Coffee” suggested by Barbara at Teleportingweena.  Thanks Barbara!

AHHHH Coffeeee…I’ve been drinking coffee since I was at least a teen.  My parents wouldn’t let me drink it when I was too young but probably around the age of 13 or so I guess they figured I could handle it.  Now I drink at least 3 large cups every morning, low fat or fat free milk, no sugar.  Once I hit midday though, I’m done and I switch to water or tea. 

For 18 years of our married life my husband worked for Sara Lee in the Coffee and Tea division.  We never had to pay for coffee during all that time and he would come home smelling SO good.  My favorite from that time was a mocha blend.  Haven’t been able to find a good one since he stopped working there.  What a shock it was to have to buy coffee for the first time!  It’s expensive!   

I love having big mugs to use and here are some of my favorites:

My daughter brought this one for me when Disneyland and I both turned 60.

A good motivational one to start the day.

My other daughter made this one for me.
Sometimes I drop a chocolate mint marshmallow in it for that minty flavor!  YUMMM
Coffee is such a part of every morning that sometimes my husband will leave me little notes or, in this case, flowers because he knows that’s where I’ll go first thing.  Isn’t he great?

Now our daughter works at Starbucks so sometimes we can get free coffee again 🙂 
And, of course, I made these mug-shaped gift card holders so you can give a Starbucks gift card to your friends 🙂 

And that’s my take on “coffee.”  How about you?  Coffee or tea?  Flavored or regular?  Sugar or no sugar?  Share and please visit the other participants in #JusJoJan if you have time. 

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2018/01/just-jot-january-2018_9.html


About scr4pl80

I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul.
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14 Responses to Just Jot January – 2018

  1. wendyj59 says:

    What a lovely selection of mugs. And how sweet to get notes from your hubby.

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Thanks for writing to the ‘coffee’ prompt word! I like your coffee mugs, and the gift card holder is so cute! 🙂 We always send my daughter a Starbucks gift card for Christmas, and this would be a great way to present it. Chocolate mint marshmallows? I must find some. 🙂

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      They are called SmashMallows and they come in delightful flavors. Mint chocolate chip is just one. They have also a lemon one, a root beer flavored one, strawberries and cream too. I found them at our Safeway.

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  3. joey says:

    Super cute gift card holder! Love it!
    I was a barista at Starbucks when my wee ones were in diapers. I was up at 4, at work by 5, and home by noon to nap with them before the big kids came home. It got us through some rough times, and the free coffee was a serious perk, but I wouldn’t recommend it long term, Whew! Working for a distributor is DEFINITELY the way to go!


    • scr4pl80 says:

      Yeah, I couldn’t get up that early to do work. I am a night person. He was a mechanic so he worked on all the grinding and packing machines. Those were the good old days.


  4. COFFEE!!! Unfortunately, my husband doesn’t drink coffee (I think there is something seriously wrong with him) so it’s up to me to make it every day.

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  5. You all are certainly a coffee family, Janet! I love coffee to, but I typically drink one HUGE mug during the week and switch to water. On the weekends, I might have more coffee followed by tea chasers. 🙂

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  6. Karen says:

    Coffee is one of my favorite flavors. I am currently drinking a chocolate coffee from The Cocoa Experience but I still have some Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice K-cups too. Flavored coffee is preferred.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      We don’t have a make by the cup model coffee maker and hubby thinks that if I make a pot of flavored coffee the flavor stays in the maker too long (I don’t agree but whatever). I buy Starbucks Via’s if I want a flavored cup or two. Pumpkin spice sounds delish.


  7. CL says:

    You’ve obviously got coffee in the genes! Love that your husband leaves you little gifts ❤

    I also like coffee but try and limit how much I drink so now it's a treat

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