Friday, January 30, 2009

If You Drink This, You Would Love One Of These

If your anything like me, (and you probably are), you love starting out your morning with one of these.

While I was making another pot, (23 year old was up way earlier then me this morning and pretty much finished off the first one), I thought I would show you this,

Other wise known as my coffee drawer. I've only had this for about a year. Pretty much since we moved from our old house. Before that, I had my coffee in the fridge, sugar in one place, splenda in another. Who knows where the tea was. I realized that I should consolidate all of it, and give it its own place. A drawer, cupboard, basket, what ever worked, and keep it all close to this,

(I got these mugs at a local discount store, 4 for $1.00. If you absolutely love them, let me know, I'll send them your way. I think I have 8 of them.)

Having this coffee drawer has been a nice treat for me. Everything has a place, and you know how I love that. Besides, when friends come over, and coffee hasn't been made yet, they help themselves. And you know, I REALLY LOVE THAT. If there is one thing I try to do in our house is to make it a warm, safe place for Blue Eyed Husband to come home too, and our peeps to want to spend time here with their friends. I also want my friends, siblings, & neighbors, to feel comfortable to drop by when ever they can to say Hi, or grab a warm hug and a smile. I hope I have accomplished all three. Drop by, you know where the coffee is. More than likely, I'll have some on. Hugs from Maine!

Just A Friendly Warning, If You Come Real Early, I'll Be Up, But I Might Answer The Door Looking Like This,

Don't Be Scared, I'm Probably Only On My First Cup.


Colleen said...

What a neat idea! I love my coffee in the mornings too! I still have to remind my husband not to attempt any type of important conversation with me until I have at least two cups of coffee.

Screaming Meme said...

I have a coffe/tea drawer too! And I have my favorite cups by my coffee maker, too...How funny! I put my cups on a placemat...I'll have to post it one day...Hi, My name is Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personally invite you to both of my blogs...SM and my new blog...Project: {Create A Home}...I created this blog to bring inspiring and creative women together to inspire, uplift, and share our ideas on creating a happier is a mix of topics...decorating, organizing, cooking, gardening, relationships, spirituality, blogging...just to name a few......I hope to see you over there and at SM...(SM is a decorating blog)...Meme

Farm Chick (at Heart) said...

I love the organization of it all! Coffee lovers unite!

Allison said...

Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't tell you HOW MUCH I love reading your blog! I want to come and hang out at your house!!! Really, really bad. So I'm inviting myself over during February vacation. I'm going to my parents, but I'm planning it around a night/afternoon I can come visit!!!
Love your blog old friend! Thanks so much for sharing your life!

Mrs. Morgan Newman said...

You are a new follower to my blog -and I love yours too! I am such a coffee junki...but just got my braces off not long ago and I want to keep the white teeth thing going for awhile...In CHRIST, M

Lois Christensen said...

Can I tell you how scary that picture is??? I will probably have dreams of her. Anyway, I love the smell of coffee, love the idea of sitting down to a nice cup on the back porch, BUT I hate the taste of it!!! I love your idea, the drawer and everything is very clever. Here's hoping you enjoy a cup every morning and never, ever look like the lady in that picture!!!

Linda said...

I cannot function in the morning without my coffee. I've even posted about it. Twice. It's that important to me.

I had to catch up on your last few posts ... can I just say ... SNOW! Wow. Coming from the opposite coast, I just don't get snow. Literally and figuratively. But my kids would love it.

That butta chowda ... I gotta make me some of that!

Anonymous said...

I can't fit all my tea in one drawer. I need some kind of sampler organizer thingy. I've been planning on doing a Google search for one. I do love the mugs and was going to say so until you offered to send them out, now I feel funny mentioning it :0 What store did you get them at?

Laurel Breton-Calhoun said...

love the mugs sis girl!

hugs from Florida

jayne wells said...

So nice to meet you! I'm enjoying your blog! How's the weather in Maine?

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa,

I love your blog and I can't believe you've only been at it a couple weeks! You have such a wide variety and you update often. I couldn't help but go back through all the archives.

Your house is beautiful. I have an old Victorian here in CT, built 1895. A little chilly in the winter, so we are thankful for the woodstove in the kichen.

My husband's family has a cabin on Center Pond near Dexter. Are you close to there at all? Its 45 min from Bangoa. :) His grandfather still has a heavy Maine accent, so I am well aquainted with it.

Anyway, nice to meet you! Keep it up. What a world in here, huh?

Rechelle said...

Could you please come to my house and organize a coffee drawer for me and while you are at it go ahead and organize all my other drawers too, Thanks in advance!

Scooper said...

Girl, too funny! Love your coffee drawer! And your Saturday ensemble...yes, we would get along just fine.

Carol said...

Love your coffee drawer. I am mostly a "black" lover, but then I do have the tea and the splenda and the cocoa, so having a drawer to keep it all together is awesome! Wouldn't it be nice to get together with coffee lovers in the morning. So rushed getting to school and work!