Thursday Indulgence: Latte + Blogs = Love

This week has been a hard one. My body is not recovering well from its break from its usual routine. Though my tastebuds loved all the cheese I ate in Iowa, my bones and muscles are screaming for mercy. My usual morning routine of the gym followed by a hot shower has not been happening. So instead I have been coming straight home and comforting myself with something beyond my usual tea on the run.

My husband is mocking me, but after participating in the Latte Love Twitter party, I have been a bit obsessed with them. The mocking is because I am so not a coffee drinker. But these morning “fancy” drinks make me feel happy. And I get my milk in along with a little extra kick.

After doing my best to make my drink pretty (I can neither confirm nor deny that I have been using cupcake stencils and cocoa), I settle down in front of the computer to drink up while I read some of my favorite blogs. Here’s what on my favorites list these days. It’s my own personal “Morning Latte Makes My Breakfast Better” reading list.

Flora and Fauna: Her pictures of Fall make me want to run away to my own little cabin in the mountains!
Lag Liv: A longtime favorite of mine, Ms. Lag Liv is the best kind of blog in my world, just a straight forward life story.
Terra the Bear: The best part of my Toyota trip last week was hanging out with Terra. She is a ray of sunshine and her blog always makes me smile.
Sweet Fine Day: Another longtime read… the pictures, the food, the honesty, the family. I love everything about this baker and graphic designer and their crazy life with two kids and a small business.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. I will be pinning more to my Latte Love board! Check it out for more of my morning reads. And leave a comment with your favorite blog. I would love to check it out.

Want to start your own latte tradtion (I hope you already have a blog reading tradition!)? The is letting me host a giveaway for a Latte @ Home care package. To enter, just leave a comment with your favorite blog!


    • I love NomNom Paleo and have recently fallen back in love with Young House Love. I will have to check the other two out!

  1. Looks like a great set of reads you have found. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I always love a reading list of new blogs I haven’t checked out before!

  3. I’d probably die without coffee, lol. Oh my I don’t know a favorite blog! I love the recipes on!

  4. I’m still stuck on the ‘cupcake stencils’ comment…. I love to have something beautful around me, but when I wake up I want coffee! and I want it fast (not pretty lol). I think I should come to your house and let you introduce me to how you make your morning latte! I’d be spoiled fast! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Anytime! It’s actually super easy… put the stencil over the cup and sprinkle on your flavor, cinnamon and sugar is yum!

  5. Kelley Johnsen says:

    I love my latte too! I am coming to the next twitter party!

  6. I have been falling behind on my gym routine too!! I need motivation and more coffee! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Mmmmmm, coffee. I need more of it.

    Since it’s Friday and time for a new post, I’m going to recommend Full House Reviewed. I’m a sucker for bad TV, especially bad 90’s sitcoms. He reviews a new awful episode of Full House each Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thanks for the giveaway and best of luck to everyone. Yesterday I found a new favorite blog post. She was so funny that I literally laughed out loud. … #HappyBlogging

  9. Thank you so much for the post..

  10. Thank you for sharing the blogs with us, I will have to check them out ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Love Mocha latte’s, usually afternoon pick me up w/ a biscotti Yum!

  12. My favorite blogs to read are crafty. I love Vintage Revivals. I have about a dozens others, but that one is my fav.

  13. I have not seen any of these, can not wait to check them out.

  14. Thanks for the info ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been enjoying recently, among others ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. i like some lattes, but don’t drink coffee. I stick to the normal strawberry n creme frappe at starbucks

  16. Wait, my blog isn’t listed? I’m so insulted ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I never thought to use cupcake stencils, but brilliant. Of course I have no cupcake stencils because I bake for taste and suck at decorating, though I will someday take a class.

    My favorite blog that always makes me smile? I love reading Tara’s Thin Spiral Notebook. And you know melisa’s Suburban Scrawl rocks!

  17. i like thanks

  18. Lily Kwan says:

    There are so many blogs I like I can’t decide which one is my favorite.

  19. of course my favorite blog is my own. . .LOL. . .but I several crafty blogs that I have not been reading regularly that I would like to get back to – Especially Ali Edward’s and Cathy Zilskie’s blogs. . .and I LOVE a good latte!


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