Had such a lovely day yesterday at Bærums Verk, an old iron works from the 1600's which today houses artisans and wonderful restaurants. Yesterday was #bærumsverkdagene2017 with lots of stalls selling home made local products. I picked up, among other things, lots of chocolate goodies, rhubarb cordial from #køhlerpaviljongen , toasted almonds, liquorice tea from #tetøsene , and had a sinful cup of Mayan hot chocolate with chili while I was there 🌶
This company was born out of a place of discomfort coupled with big passion. Basically, I got sick of my own crap and decided to build something with it. I'm not an expert. Just a dreamer. The discomfort of not taking the jump was more than the fear of jumping. Some of our greatest successes have come from not having a clue only instinct.
I turned 34 this week and did some reflection. I am finding myself hiding out a bit in my comfort zones. Not wanting to fail or look dumb. I know better. This business has proved to be time and again, outside the comfort zone is where the good stuff is. But I still cling to it. It is the cha cha I like to do. Get brave, jump and recoil. So, this coming week, I am gonna take some time to dig deeper. Create a new drink. Reach out to my trusted advisors. Read my book instead of TV. Probably drink some wine. Write it down. Get my head back in the game. Get ready to jump again.
I just wanted to share this for anyone else who finds themselves in these places that thinks it is only them. You are not alone. It's a process we all go through, no matter how curated things may look. These are battles we all face, myself included. So, time to get ready to jump off some cliffs again. Dust myself off, and do it all over. If you are in this boat too, solidarity. Let's do this. Message me if you need some encouragement. I'll bring the coffee. 😘
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This makeup got me feeling all type a cute!!! Thanks to my luvz @urbanbeautija Thank you @makeupsashawna for this beautiful artwork lippie @dakweens_beauty_fashion #colour#mayanchocolate
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!