This guy, he's my tried and true, never leave behind kind of friend.
But this guy, oh man did he steal my heart. He can't replace my first love, but having him around rocks.
These two friends, paired with a fairly inexpensive steam driven machine, complete my very own coffee shop. Add a little Dark Chocolate Monin, some steamed organic milk and I like to think of it as my little slice of heaven every morning.
Because our local coffee shop isn't stroller friendly I have found myself out of step with my own ideals. Starbucks calls to me more than I would like, they are stroller friendly and we don't get quiet as many dirty looks for our averagely loud two year old. Don't get me started with their drive thru availability, as a mama with a toddler who is becoming increasingly more opinionated getting him in and out of the car just isn't feasible some days. My solution was to purchase a killer leak proof travel much, one that I can toss in my bag or throw in the car without it seeping all over the place and to hunt down a local shop where I could purchase organic and/or fair trade coffee options. Luckily I found one within walking distance: Virginia Espresso. They have everything I need, plus I get a punch for every pound of coffee I buy towards a free bag. It doesn't get much better than that.