Day one in the books.
Neil: babe, what was your favorite thing about today?
Me: hmmmm so hard to choose. Probably just walking around and exploring.
Also me, as I close my eyes, I think.... "that fry thing everyone eats over here. That may have been my favorite." 🙈❤️🐷 They cost about $3 Euro and have a zillion topping options and you can walk and snack. I mean, what's not to love?
And just like that, we are off!! Amsterdam or bust!
Today is also Neil's birthday and it seems a perfect day to take a new adventure to celebrate. He is my favorite travel partner and adventure seeker. With him, things are never dull. He always keeps me on my toes and laughing. Can't wait to see what Amsterdam brings for us!
I have three loves of my life. Coffee, family and travel. I once heard something like half your traveling is done when you come home. Because it changes you in ways you can't know till you come back to your every day life. Two years ago, our trip greatly influenced the design and branding of #gypsycup . I'm excited to see what I glean from this trip. I travel to meet myself in places I never imagined.
I'm so excited for this event tomorrow!! Come shop over 60 vendors including my friends @craneandcarbon and @lularoebrittneybee and plenty of other fabulous vendors. We will be there 9-3, all stocked and ready to go!
In just over a week, we head to #amsterdam ! 8 days away from our business and kiddos so the next week will be full of nerves and tying up loose ends. I never fully relax till we are taking off.
We try and get away to Europe every other year. We scored a MAJOR deal on round trip tickets and that decided it! Seeing the tulip fields has been a dream of mine and we are spending a whole day at the gardens.
Looking back, I got a lot of inspo for #gypsycup during our last European vacay in France and I think getting away is good for the creator in me to reset and come back with new ideas and fresh perspective.
So, who has some Amsterdam tips and recommendations for me?? 📷: @m_tomiris
Happy Easter!! Hope you are enjoying coffee with loved ones! We are at Rock point Church this AM on Power and Riggs till noon! Come on by for your Easter pick me up! Open to all!
Start your week of right with some #gypsycup Monday AM 7-9:30 at Vistara Apt complex on Greenfield and Ray. This stop is awesome because we park where it is easy for anyone to pop in for a coffee, not just residents. .
Catch us Monday night at our favorite bike shop! @freeridebikeco 5pm-8pm.
My grandma is like a second mom to me. She is absolutely one of my most favorite people EVER. By far one of the most influential in my life.
Since I started #gypsycup , she clips any newspaper or magazine articles about coffee and sends them to me with a note of encouragement. Such a nice thing to open on the trailer on a beautiful afternoon!! Super lucky to have such an amazing support system to build us up as we truck along!! Totally makes my Saturday!
Rise and shine! Its schedule time!
Saturday 4/15: @clarkparkfarmersmarket
Sunday 4/16: Easter morning services at Rockpoint Church, Power and Riggs
Monday 4/17: Vistara Apartment Complex, Greenfield and Ray across from Top Golf 6:45am-9am
@freeridebikeco Food Truck nite 5pm-8pm
Tuesday 4/18: @pattersonpridepto drop off line coffee 7:30-9:30
Come by and get your drinks, growlers and tee shirts!! #foodtruck#coffee#coldbrew#coffeeshop#drinklocal
This popped up in my timeline this weekend. It will be fully explained in my next blog post.
But I want to share to say my advice for anyone wanting to to do *anything* would be, start where you are with what you have. Period. Just do it. Something. Anything.
This was me a year ago. Testing batches of cold brew to perfect our recipes in cheap mason jars. One year ago. ONE. I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and this was my solution. Mason jars.
Stay tuned for part 3! It's about to get good!
This girl is getting a workout these next couple of days. Come find us and try our new drinks!
•Saturday 9-4pm @vintageandvino •Sunday 6:30am-10am @windmillwinery Dionysus Dash in Florence
•Monday 7am-9am Adora Trails Community Center. Patterson Elementary drop off line coffee. •Tuesday 6:30am-9:30am Vistara Apts by San Tan Mall
•Tuesday 5pm-8pm @spectrumcommunity food truck night. Val Vista and Germann. .
Come say hi!
"That seems like a lot of work for one little cup of coffee" - my Grandma when watching me make my AM coffee while she was staying with me last week.
Maybe for some it is. But for me, I almost need the process before my brain can think for the day. Coffee is the first thing on my brain when I wake up. I put water on the stove in my #pourover pot, decide if I'm feeling #Chemex or an #Aeropress , I grind the beans, choose the perfect (white) mug, warm it while I brew. It's an elaborate routine during which my brain sorts out what needs to be done that day. I can feel the fog lift and start to think clearly.
It is a meditation of sorts reminding me to be patient because a great cup of coffee is worth the wait. Just like many things in life. Neil is usually hovering about, waiting for his share of the coffee before he heads to work. He tastes the difference too and usually waits for it. Everything about this makes me happy and I don't feel like my day has started till I complete the brewing process. I dunno. It's my thing. My ritual.
Anyone else have a morning ritual they cannot do without?? Or is my grandma right? Too much work for a little cup of coffee?
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