Tuesday’s thought (Comments Encouraged)

What do you think of when you think of the “perfect” wedding flower?

I have a friend that is getting married soon and it sparked a debate over the “perfect” flower. In my opinion, I believe it should be a flower that reminds the couple of happiness and prosperity to guide them into their future. However, some of my friends argued that the perfect flower had to be traditional! While traditional, in my opinion, is important I feel that happiness of doing the unordinary is just as important if it makes you happy. Who is someone else to judge what you find to be special to you!?

Let me know what you think… Comment Below!

Feeling Fit Monday

If you are interested in completing my workout, I will post here! If you do participate in my workout, let me know how it went!

Monday is a short workout day since I typically do this workout in the park with no equipment!

30 seconds on, 10 seconds off:

  1. Burpees (you can modify by walking the feet out or by performing against the wall)
  2. Squat Pulses (if the burn is too much, take a short break then continue)
  3. Push-Ups (always have the option to modify the pushups against the wall)
  4. Jump Switch Lunges (if you cannot jump, just do standing lunges!)

Repeat round as needed! I try to do 5-8 rounds!

Always message me for more modifications if needed!!



Monday Vibes

Good Morning Everyone! May your Monday be short, but your coffee be strong!

Monday Mornings can either go one of 2 ways. Correct me if I am wrong, but you can either have a fantastic morning where everything goes smoothly or you can have a bumpy morning where you leave your coffee on the roof of your car trying to rush to get to work. I truly have it one way or the other and there seems to be no middle ground. Haha- If you disagree, please say otherwise.

I was fortunate this morning to have a fantastic morning where I woke up feeling refreshed and relaxed! I even woke up early enough this morning to read a little bit. If you are like me reading is not always the easiest task to manage into your everyday life! Sometimes, seeing the movie is good enough for me! Haha, but I am trying!

Has anyone read Bag of Bones? I am just starting the book and need some inspiration to get through the full book! Help me out. If you want to read it with me or read it just because! Here is the link where you can order your copy, I got an amazing deal!

Here is my motivational picture to encourage you to read it or to comment back and tell me if you enjoyed the book! Of course I had a latte in favorite mug to keep my motivation strong!

Coffee and Read                         XOXO-Menee

After a Successful Day of Hiking

Good Evening Everyone! Question that has been on my mind after a full day of hiking The Garden of the Gods: What is the best part of adventuring?

For me, it is the experience! I love that Lola has so much fun and is always looking to explore more. We had an absolute blast and it was a nice escape from the ordinary! The pictures listed below do not allow for the full beauty of the hike! You have to see it to believe 🙂

Comment below and tell us about your favorite part of adventuring!

With adventuring comes laundry 😦 not the most fun, but has to be done! Right now there is a coupon for $2.00 off laundry pods! Click below:



Sunday Success

Lola had a blast! I am sure you can tell (below), haha!!  Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest (Harrisburg, Illinois) is an amazing place to go on an adventure. It is so pretty and being able to have Lola with me is a extra bonus. If you have a family, your own travel buddy, or like adventure by yourself this is a great spot to go!

I love my little adventure buddy!

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One of the best ways to take my coffee with me on an adventure is with my Tervis! It keeps my coffee hot and lid keeps my coffee in the cup!

Click below to search for the different sizes:

24 oz.- I use the 24 oz. for more coffee fun!

16oz.- I use the 16 oz. for a quick cup of coffee.

XOXO- Menee

The Coffeehouse

Welcome to Southern Illinois. I was traveling through the hills of Southern Illinois in desperate need of coffee when I found this beautiful coffee shop. The atmosphere was warm, inviting, and the wait staff was extra friendly. I told the barista that I wanted her favorite drink on the menu and that money was not an issue, she did NOT disappoint! Despite the fact that the leaves had not yet changed for fall, I was delighted with a caramel apple latte. Two thumbs up and a great step out of my comfort zone! Worth the stop if you are ever driving through!

The Coffeehouse: 110 W. Main St., West Frankfort, Illinois 62896

XOXO- Menee

Latte Recipe

Using my Bella Espresso Maker this is what I use to make my Lattes!!

1/2 cup Espresso                 HOMEMADE LATTE.jpg

1/2 cup Steamed Milk (2% Milk)

3 Teaspoons of Torani Coffee Falovors

Combine the ingredients together in your favorite mug!

Then I enjoy making latte art with caramel syrup. 🙂

Here is the link for the flavoring that I love so much!

ENJOY!!Please leave us a message if you try this awesome recipe!


Latte Love

Not only do I enjoy regular coffee, but I enjoy lattes as well. This is the latte maker that I use and it works wonderfully!

Click the picture to check out this amazing latte maker:



Happy Latte Smiles! XOXO-Menee