This post is sponsored by Lavica, who are generously offering a 30% discount on their products (enter ‘LAKEJANE30′ at checkout) and sponsoring a pretty fantastic giveaway – make sure to read all the way to the end of the post for all the info…
Part of parenthood is accepting that lazy, quiet weekend mornings are essentially a thing of the past. I’m a morning person so I don’t mind the dose of natural caffeine that my son injects into our Saturday and Sunday mornings. Although I adore the idea of waking up on a Saturday morning, pouring myself a cup of coffee, and slowly sipping it in front of a newspaper in a sun-drenched living room, I could count on one hand the amount of times that this fantasy has been realized in the last 2+ years. And that’s ok. If I can’t have a Saturday or Sunday morning to myself, I will find another time to indulge in some quiet time. Lately, that time is on a weekday afternoon. Now that I work freelance, I’m often running around all day, going from one meeting to the next and eating lunch on the go. I love the spontaneity and craziness of my routine but I think it’s important to know when to take a break. Some days, things run smoothly and I manage to make it home in the afternoon. If work permits, I take an hour to myself. This hour involves making myself a really elaborate coffee (decaf these days), eating something with a high-sugar content, and watching an episode of Chopped on PVR reading a good book. Taking a moment to just be still feels like such an indulgence.
Since this incredible Lavica espresso machine came into our lives, coffee breaks have reached a whole new level of indulgence. I like my coffee strong with a ton of frothy milk – also known as a latte. To be able to make one at home in under 2 minutes is nothing short of miraculous (and addictive). Also, whoever invented those electric milk frothers should have a street named after him or her.
The machine also brews a single serve cup of tea, which means I don’t have to wait for the kettle to brew, which means that I can be sitting in front of Chopped of a classic novel, cup of tea in hand, in less than 1 minute. It’s the little things people.
And guess what? The kind folks at Lavica are offering one very lucky Lake Jane reader the chance to WIN a Lavica Espresso machine, milk frother and 60 espresso and tea capsules!
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below explaining when and how you take a weekly or daily coffee/tea break. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, November 26th 2014 at midnight. The winner will be announced on Thursday, November 27th.*
*Contest open to Canadian and US residents only.