The Joy of Coffee

21 01 2012

As a teenager, I always wanted to work at Starbucks. There’s something about the atmosphere of the soothing music, smell of fresh coffee, and people studying that pulls me in. I always want to snuggle up in on of the comfy chairs with a book on a rainy day.

To my despair, every time I applied at Starbucks they never hired me. Maybe it was a Godsend because I’ve been working at the best coffee shop in town (yes, maybe I’m a little biased, but come by and try it and you’ll agree!) for a few years now and I can’t drink Starbucks coffee anymore – my coffee taste is too particular! Coffee Break has become my second home and I come by on my days off because I’m so hopelessly addicted!

My latest project has been to take some new pictures for advertising. Here are some of my favorites!

Pulling shots is one of my favorite things. The perfect brown color, wonderful aroma, and smooth taste!

Espresso...one of the most important ingredients!

Dan, my model and almost daily customer. 😉

The GREEN mugs!

The perfect shot

Some of our mugs on sale.

Serving 2011 Roaster of the Year

If you’re in the Lynchburg area, come check Coffee Break out! I love my job twice as much when I’m making coffee and taking pictures!





Getting Messy

19 01 2012

I can’t believe its been a week already since I wrote last! I’ve been doing a lot of sleeping and attempting to feel better. It hasn’t been terribly successful. 😦

As most of my daily activities have been dropped from my life I still make time for my pottery class. What a fabulous way to spend some time being creative and fellowshipping with wonderful people! And this time I’ve convinced Dan to take the class with me!

And because I love quotes here’s a good motivation for me today  “Life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived…sometimes happy, other times rough. But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you strong.”

Heres to living in every chance that we get, happy or rough!





Cruisin!

22 04 2011

I’ve been slacking again! This time I have an excuse. I seriously can’t stand Verizon. Our modem was struck by lightening this weekend and they told us we’d have a new one on our doorstep by Tuesday. Well, its Friday and I’m at work blogging because we still don’t have our modem. Hours of phone conversations and we’re still in the same place…Good thing we’re leaving for the Caribbean on Sunday! I’m cutting myself off from social media, my phone etc for the week while we’re gone, so then I’ll really have an excuse to not be blogging.

In the meantime, heres a wonderful, self-photo of Dan and I from the other night when we were up on the mountain after the sunset! …unedited and cheesy flash and all 😉

Hope everyone has a wonderful Good Friday and a blessed Easter. He is risen!





Favorite Food Addiction

16 04 2011

The clouds rush across the sky and I feel like the whole world is still moving slower than I am. The flowers that appeared in early spring are gone and replaced my different artwork from the hand of God. Is it almost the end of April already?

This week has been crazy! I have been working crazy hours for both jobs and I am officially stressed. Last night instead of heading out swing dancing like we normally do on Thursday nights, Dan and I made cookie dough truffles. Let me just say, they are AH-MAZ-ING! I thought I would post the link on here to inspire anyone who love cookie dough remotely as much as I do!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paulas-best-dishes/cookie-dough-truffles-recipe/index.html

I have no idea how to make that look pretty and hyperlinked in this blog. I am def learning all this stuff. Boy am I behind on the times! I so wish I had more time to learn blogging, websites, graphics, and camera techniques and editing. I love what I’ve been able to learn, but there’s so much more!

Enjoy your baking!





April Fools

2 04 2011

Last year I did great! This year…well, I was disappointed in myself.

Yesterday was April Fools Day. Last year I convinced Dan that someone had hit his new car and left a note. He even called my friend’s number and contemplated about how his voice sounded familiar before even starting to catch on.

This year I attempted to convince him that I got fired and was all upset about it. Needless to say, he wasn’t fooled. I did put vaseline on his car handle, but it sort of backfired on me because he was working on a tile job until after midnight. I stayed there to see his reaction and boy am I old! I’m tired this morning. I got him with the vaseline, but he’s too mellow. 😦 I tried to short sheet the bed, but he just looked confused. haha. Maybe better luck next year!

If anyone has a great April Fools story or awesome prank advice next year, please share! I obviously need some inspiration! I hope someone got you good this April Fools Day!