$0.70 a Cup

COFFEE. Because crack is bad for you.

Who new I would find love in a cup-a-Joe? Well it happened, I’m head over heels for coffee. Literally. If I don’t have one to start my day I trip head over heels because I’m probably still half asleep. I’m trying to imagine what that would even look like…am I falling backwards in order for my head to go over my heels? This is besides the point, the fact is, I dig coffee but not like a true coffee lover who looks for that bold aroma in their black, bitter coffee, no, I enjoy my flavoured coffees…you know, for those weak ass b*tches. Don’t take any offence to that, I’m one of you, we just don’t do bitter, we like flavour in our beverage as we do in our lives ūüėČ

When I was younger we had a Daisy Mart right near my house, its where I bought all my candies…and pirated DVDs (when that was a thing). Today, it has become a little piece of heaven, allow me to introduce you to¬†Personal Service Coffee

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I’ve only ever been in this store once before and that was because I was being chased by a bee. I decided to give this place a shot since I’ve been buying my Kcup pods from my local grocery store and already tried everything they had to offer. Immediately entering the store you get a burst of vibrant coffee scents…thats great! I wouldn’t want to be walking into a coffee shop and have it smelling like something else.
I swear I have never seen so many Kcup pods before…for those of you living under rocks, Kcup pods are little cups filled with coffee or tea, some even have apple cider or hot chocolate and you use them in a Keurig machine. With a simple push of a button you have a single cup of coffee/tea/cider/hot chocolate or whatever hot beverage your little heart desires…you can even brew over ice to make it an iced beverage…Keurig, are you hiring? I sound like I already work for you.

The showroom was a lot larger than I expected, or maybe its because Kcups really don’t take up that much space. You get a complimentary cup of coffee (or other hot beverage) while you shop around, I decided to try a coconut flavoured coffee. Instead of carts or baskets you get a¬†Keurig Carousal¬†that you can fill up as much or as little as you like.
While picking out my flavours, sales associate¬†Irene, comes up to me with a tray of freshly baked cookies…um, what have I been doing going to coffee shops when I could have been coming here for fresh cookies and unlimited coffee flavours?!

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I spent a good 35 minutes in the showroom just looking at all the different products they offer, I’m never buying a box of the same coffee again, mixing and matching is totally where its at!

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I’m hoping they do seasonal flavours because eventually I’m going to have tried everything they offer! There are boxes of coffee as well for those people who love a specific brand, I have commitment issues so I can’t stick to one coffee, I need them all so I can have options.

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They even sell Keurig machines…probably a good idea because those cups are useless without them (duh).

I really loved the little sitting area, I wanted to sit and sip my coffee with a cookie but I didn’t want Irene to think I was weird just chilling out in a coffee showroom all alone…I will imagine myself sitting at one of the tables every time I look at this photo. #SameDifference

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All in all I’d say it was a great first experience! The atmosphere was a solid 9/10, I think some music could have really set the tone in there! If you are a fan of coffee or tea, maybe you just like hot chocolate or cider, I recommend you check this place out, it will be worth your wild (I know this is not the correct phrase but why would it be¬†worth your while, your while?! Its worth your wild because caffeine will add that wild kick into your day that you obviously need because you are drinking coffee) *Change Approved!*

I bought 24 pods of coffee, I drink two coffees a day, so Irene, I will see you in 12 days!

 

-A

 

Fruit Filled Chia Seed Pudding

Chi..Chi..Chi..Chia (Like those clay heads that grow plant hair – Chia Pets) but this is the Chia you eat.

Sick of toast and cereal? Looking for a healthy option for breakfast? *said in an infomercial voice* Allow me to share my Fruit Filled Chia Seed Pudding recipe with you, its easy…kind of quick depending on how fast you chop fruit…its delicious AND healthy.

I started with the chia seed pudding mix – I put about four tablespoons of chia seeds into a mason jar then filled the jar half way with coconut milk and let it settle in the fridge while I got myself ready for work.

Theres no limit as to what chopped fruit you use, today I decided on a plum, nectarine and apple mix. I like my fruit chopped up really small, its cute, easy to eat, and makes you feel full faster because there are so many little pieces for you to chew. I added all my chopped fruit into a container big enough for all the fruit with enough space for the chia seed pudding to mix in. This is something you can do before hand and just keep in the fridge.

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Time to add the pudding…I like a bit more flavour in my pudding so I add a bit of honey and cinnamon.

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Time to get mixin’

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Okay lets just say what we are all thinking..”this looks gross” maybe so, it looks weird and almost mouldy but I’ll be straight up honest with you, this was AMAZING. Sometimes I like to go crazy and add crushed pecans or crushed walnuts…you could even add dried fruit if you wanted like dried cranberries, maybe even add some granola. I like recipes I can change up on a whim depending on my mood that day – this is something that is easy, healthy, and convenient to grab and go, just prep before hand and you’re set!

 

-A

 

To The Love Of My Life

Unless you are pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you. #SliceSliceBaby

Dear pizza,

in times when I am wilting away, you are there. In times of pure ‚Äėhangry-ness‚Äô, you are there. The way you let your grease drip down my arm as I bite down on your doughy base and gooey cheese is the most selfless act I have every experienced.

I like the way you taste at Pizza Hut, the way you have been deep dished, sauced up, and cheesed is utter perfection.

I like the way you taste at Free Toppings when a slice of you has been sitting out under a heat lamp for some time, the way your bottom is crispy and your top is together perfectly. I hate sharing you with the world and I have learned my lesson, I need to be more selfish when it comes to your crispy outside and doughy insides, I love you.

I enjoy the way you taste at Little Caesars, you are always hot and ready, I never have to wait. I also love the way you have been deep, deep dished, wrapped in bacon, and topped with bacon – never change – you are perfect.

I love how thin your crust is at Pizza Express, you make me feel healthy and refreshed…I never feel guilty for ordering all of you to myself.

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I love the way you are personalized just for me at Spin Cafe, you are so freakin’ adorable and just like a new born baby, you are doughy all over.

We have been through so much together I just wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you and I can’t wait to have you all to myself again.

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You will always be a pizza me,

-A

My Lettuce Pocket Surprise

*Insert corny lettuce pun here*

Feeling hungry and only have boring leftovers? No problem! I had leftover chilli and spaghetti sauce in the fridge so I decided to create something exciting…and a little healthy since I ate like a pig over the weekend.

I started with a cup of chilli and spaghetti sauce mixed together and heated that up.

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Then I added sliced zucchini and green peppers to a pan and cooked those babies to soft perfection, adding in my favourite (most basic) seasonings – garlic and cracked black pepper.

Prepping was easy, all I needed while my veggies were cooking and my saucy chilli was heating was a giant plate of lettuce.

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Once everything was cooked and ready it was all up to the presentation! I opened the lettuce up, added my saucy chilli, topped it with my veggies and sprinkled on some parmesan for a bit of a cheesy kick!

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Once that was set I swaddled it like a new born baby!

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The excitement was unbearable, I couldn’t wait to dig in…

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These Lettuce Pockets had one hell of a Surprise in them – Ultimate Deliciousness! I’m pretty sure most of it ended up all over my face but isn’t getting messy the best part of eating? No, you’re right, eating is the best part of eating, getting messy is just a bonus.
I feel so content and pretty healthy after my crafty lunch – ready to seize the day!

If you try this at home, I suggest not wearing white…big mistake!

 

-A

 

Who is A?

“Who is this chick?”

To start off I will say; I had nothing to do with Pretty Little Liars.

I could say that I’m different from everyone else and that I have big plans for the world but the truth is, I’m probably just like you. I, like yourself, am a common paper cut survivor, I am an avid napper and enjoy the classic “Netflix and Chill”.¬†I can down a party size pizza to myself in one sitting #PizzaIsLife, I dress as a Princess as a part time job, I workout on my bedroom floor because I refuse to pay for a gym membership, and I have severe and incurable middle-child-syndrom… or maybe I’m just a naive narcissist trying to share my creative life in an uncreative way.

Theres really no structure here, I write about what I like, I’m really just writing what I want to read so when I’m 80 I can look back and say “oh yeah, that was fun” – Food, Fashion, Friends, Family, that weird dream I had last night, and anything else I feel like writing about.

That being said, I can only hope my perception of this world brightens your day in a Creatively Uncreative way as it does for me – see the world as I do through the windows of my face.

 

– A