The other morning, beginning my week, I woke up to this lovely note by our coffee maker …
I am not sure if the three little hearts at the bottom of this note were meant to make me smile? You see, I woke up with my kids before school, the worse time of day to not have a big ole cup of coffee. I was sad. Bummed. I may have even pouted.
A new coffee machine, even a cheap one, just wasn’t in our budget until his payday either, so all week we went without coffee. Okay my fiance didn’t go without because he is able to drink .. gasp .. instant coffee. Gag me with a spoon! I cannot handle instant coffee, but rather had hot tea all week long.
I survived. Now it’s end of week and I am ready for a coffee machine, just a cheap cheap coffee machine, whatever we can afford that gets that coffee caffeine flowing into my blood stream for a long weekend with my kiddos!
I recall never liking coffee, at all. I loved coffee flavored things, coffee ice cream was my all time favorite, but then it happened – I started working in New London, NH as an administrative assistant with a high paced, multi-tasking job. I needed coffee. I started drinking coffee. I became addicted to coffee.
I now get a headache if I try to go without coffee. I seriously do. The thing is, I can not even do decaffeinated coffee either because I still get that headache. I recall that there was this one week where my head was pounding, I could not break this migraine – at all. Then I noticed something, one night I was preparing my coffee machine so that I could simply wake up and hit “brew” the next morning, my coffee grinds had a big green stripe on the can… what was it you ask? It was decaffeinated coffee – so wrong!
I put myself into a migraine central week by purchasing the wrong coffee, it had zero caffeine and my brain was on fire from lack of caffeine. Never again will I be so absent minded as to not look at the label when purchasing a coffee brand I am not used to purchasing.
So here it is, Monday .. let’s get this week started with my caffeinated coffee in the form of an IV…. Happy Monday everyone!
TwinLab Diet Fuel pills from GNC are a great way to help give you more energy and help burn off fat too. With diet and exercise changes there are some people who want that extra supplement to help them lose weight and keep it off but still have that energy.
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Twinlab Diet Fuel is a dietary supplement that is to be taken two times per day with a meal, the bottle recommends that you decrease caffeine intake while on this pill and I must admit that is very true. I personally drink a lot of caffeine in a day, from my 16 plus ounces of coffee every morning to my mid day Dr Pepper and late day Dr Pepper. While taking Twinlab Diet Fuel, I attempted to decrease my caffeine intake but not enough. The amount of caffeine combined with this pill was creating an irritable mood for me and I had to stop taking these pills.
That is just something for you all to note, do not have too much additional affine with Twinlab Diet Fuel. They work great, they give energy and they would really be a decent dietary supplement to someone who is looking to burn more weight and gain energy while they work on their fitness goals. Just do not drink too much caffeine with while on these pills. The label even states that it may cause irritability if you do not decrease your other caffeine intake. I didn’t listen well enough I suppose.
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I am a night owl, always have been and probably always will be. It’s just something about the quiet night time hours that really assists in allowing your mind to wander and then settle upon those questions you have through out the day about where life is heading. Once my children are fast asleep I find it difficult to settle down to bed right away, usually I am awake past midnight writing blog posts or, as of recently, reading a good book.
Now that both of my sons actually sleep through the night on a more consistent basis I am able to indulge in some “me time” once they are asleep in their bunk bed. Late night is the time when my mind wanders and I start writing parts of my various manuscripts for my some day to be published novels and my creative side really comes out during such silent times. I just wish my creative night owl mind could wrap around one manuscript so that I didn’t have to weed through various novel topics and could truly finish one someday soon.
No matter what happens during the day, no matter how exhausted I am, once my kids are asleep this Mama gets a burst of energy that refuses to allow my mind to settle down to bed at a decent hour.
As most of you know I was participating in a FlavorSplash campaign with Aquafina FlavorSplash and Mom Central, as this campaign comes to an end I want to share with you my experience with Aquafina FlavorSplash as well as the lip gloss I received during the campaign.
My children had already loved Aquafina FlavorSplash water, as a mother who doesn’t allow her children to have soda on a regular basis, if they are allowed to have any soda it is on a special occasion and must be caffeine free, so I let them pick out an Aquafina FlavorSplash water every time we visit the grocery store.
Out of all the flavors I tried during this campaign I must admit the Strawberry was my favorite in addition my children loved the grape flavor. We also received some lip gloss or chap-stick from Aquafina FlavorSplash that was shared with other family members who use chap-stick on a regular basis like myself and my children do. Everyone gave great feedback about the products shared and I even was able to share a few coupons with some readers.
As a close out I would love to share coupons with two of you, please leave a comment if you are interested in receiving coupons for a free 6 pack of Aquafina FlavorSplash. The first two people to note they want the coupon will receive it, but first chance at the coupons will go to someone who didn’t get them last time I offered them out.
Thanks and have a wonderful week my friends!
Disclosure: I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for Aquafina FlavorSplash and have received various FlavorSplash samples to facilitate my participation. Mom Central will send me a gift card at the end of the program.