Mum’s Day

I had the privilege and honor spending Mother’s Day with my Mum. In England, they celebrate Mother’s Day in March and yet we have the same Father’s Day. Because if it wasn’t confusing enough. :) Try finding a Mother’s Day card in March in the States. IMPOSSIBLE!!


We took some pictures in my Mum’s English backyard. We realized it’s been since my wedding that we took photos of us together. ALMOST 7 YEARS AGO!!

Starting on the right: Mum, Mr. P, Anna, Caroline, me, and Nan. I love the little gnome and birdhouse in the background. Can you spot them?


Mr. P, Mum, and Caroline:


This is so cute! Taken with my Mum’s camera. :)


These two are goofballs. They were trying to determine who was taller. HAHAHAHA!


The girls!


Me and my Mum!


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MondayMantraLogoIf you’re feeling a little overwhelmed on this Monday or having a bad start to your week, remember:

coffeeunderstandssmile Now, many of you may already know this but I LOVE COFFEE. No, not just LOVE COFFEE, but ADORE it. My obsession only grew when I went to Italy! When Mr. P and I needed a pick-me up, we’d have an espresso. If we were having a lazy morning we’d have a cappuccino. So, what is the difference? How they brew the beans, quality of beans, and how much WATER they add. In an espresso, you wont find a single drop of water. In a cappuccino you wont find a single drop of water either, but rather steamed milk. And if you want a good old cup of joe, you’ll get a weird version of an Americano, or according to the Italians, an espresso with 75 percent hot water.

Since returning, I’ve tried everything in my power to get the same great Italian coffee taste. I dropped all sugar and almost all milk from my coffee. I also try to consume it in the smallest-and-strongest coffee bean ratio I can.

One final thought: coffee isn’t meant to taste like ice cream, but it should be just as smooth. :)

How do you prefer your coffee?

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PS – Let me know what you think of #MondayMantra. I’m a little bored with Funday Monday…