How our day goes is not always determined by our mornings, but having a decent start can certainly help the rest of it along. If you wake up on time, manage to bathe, eat, and remember to wash your thermos out so you can take coffee to work, then you’re doing pretty good. However, coffee is a big part of that equation, and should you forget to set up the grounds and water the night before, then it’s iffy whether or not your morning brew will be ambrosia or swill.
When you want to make a meal from scratch, you know how much preparation it’s going to take. You need to make sure you have all the ingredients at the ready, a few hours to prep and cook everything and of course, a little extra time to do the myriad of dirty dishes at the end. If you wish you could streamline some of this process and improve your cooking skills while you’re at it, then having a personal assistant in the kitchen probably sounds like a wonderful idea.
Having your own space to tinker away on projects is important. It is your zone that helps you relieve stress, and of course, fix a few things from around the house. It’s easy to get caught up in what you’re doing and forget about food or drinks. If you don’t want to be bothered with leaving your work space, but also don’t want to keel over, then it might be wise to keep a fridge around.
The Thanksgiving holiday is almost upon us, and we have to make sure everything is clean and ready for our relatives to arrive. There needs to be plenty of food, spirits, and sitting space for everyone to be comfortable, as these times together can be a bit tense. You can’t choose your family, and they’re not always the people you get along with the best. There’s always going to be that one family member who takes 4 or 5 full follow-ups to that glass of wine with dinner.
We seem to talk about coffee a lot, and the reason being is that it’s what keeps us upright and moving forward. There are just so many different ways to brew it and such variation between every cup that it’s easy to get excited about what method you can use next. Of course, with our busy schedules, it’s usually best to use some sort of automatic setup. However, that’s not always going to provide you with the most delicious coffee in the world.
If you’ve ever tried composting, you know it’s not exactly for the faint of heart. There are a lot of overwhelming smells, bugs, and manual labor that you will have to keep up with over a long period of time. If you want to cut down on the amount of trash you put out and get some fertilizer for free, then you might want to look into an option that will compost your food automatically.
Wearing an apron when making food at home doesn’t seem to be such a common practice anymore. Mainly because most of our food is pre-made, and heated in the microwave. It seems almost comical to wear such an old-fashioned piece of cloth, but if you’re making something from scratch, there’s a good chance that it will be your only hope of protection from a barrage of flour, egg, or anything else that might explode and get on everything.
It’s hard to balance eating the things we want with moving our bodies enough to work off what we consume. In the summer we want to keep cool, and it is very easy to eat lots of the sugar-filled fat bomb known as ice cream. Instead of shoveling this delicious treat into our faces without trying to fend off consequences, we often wallow in our inability to head to the gym instead (maybe that’s just me).
Every day seems to stitch tighter and tighter together schedule-wise. We have less time to relax, and have to find solace in little moments throughout the day. Sometimes, the daily rituals we do are enough to calm our minds, and help us wake up or go to sleep. While coffee is known to be a big part of our mornings, it also plays a role in our evenings as well since we have to set up the coffeemaker for the next day.