Coffee Monday – Thinking of giving up coffee due to acid reflux & heartburn?

Good morning

I talk to people who have given up coffee due to acid reflux or heartburn and I feel sad for them, but never thought it would be me.  Lately though, I can empathize.

I found this article on Sweatpants & Coffee today about this issue.  The article discusses some of the things about coffee that can trigger acid reflux and heartburn. It also reviews types of coffee and brewing methods that can help you still enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

Check out this article by guest author R.B Mavericks:

How to Choose the Perfect Coffee for people with Acid Reflux and Heartburn


Dragon Thursday – Succulent Dragons

Good morning,

I love dragons and I love gardening.  Over the last few years, I have been accumulating a variety of succulents.   When my friend Marielle sent me a link to Succulent Dragons it was a perfect combination.  

From the artist website:

“From the artist that brought you Descants & Cadences, the Shadowscapes Tarot deck, and the Dreamscapes series of watercolor technique books!

Stephanie Law would love to share with you her latest project. Succulent Dragons & other insatiable garden denizens is an art coloring book whose illustrations bring to life a whimsical melding of nature and the fantastical. With the mandala-like patterns of garden succulents, combined with mythical creatures whose forms echo the botanical elements, the art from Succulent Dragons invites you to connect with nature and with the child within you.

Succulent Dragons will be funded via Kickstarter, and will be available for pre-order pledges with a current tentative launch date of February 20th. To be notified when the Kickstarter goes live, please contact stephlaw (at) gmail (dot) com with your request to be on the Succulent Dragon interest list. You can also follow at Patreon for behind the scenes views, videos, and insights into the creation of the book and the drawings to fill it. The book will be softcover, 64 pages with roughly 30 full page illustrations on 100lb paper, perforated pages for easy removal and retail for $22.00 (with a digital version download included). There will also be a digital version only download option for $12.00.”

Visit her website to find out more about this new art coloring book and1515 see more of her beautiful art.

Coffee Monday – Whiskey Infused Coffee

Good morning!

I found this interesting coffee on Etsy over weekend.  In addition to being intrigued by the whiskey infused coffee, I liked the Valentine’s day packaging option.   ❤

The Etsy shop is So Cozy Creations

(Click on the image to go to the website)

Here is the description of the coffee from the website:

Whiskey-Infused Blend 1.2 lb **HOLIDAY or VALENTINE”S DAY Gift wrap now Available**
Handmade with Genuine Tennessee Whiskey, infused in small batches in the actual whiskey barresl still containing the whiskey!

We are delighted you love this blend as much as we love making it! We are a small Fair Trade Company and roast these in small batches literally when you order it. After i infuse, i roast and then ship within 24 hours. Its as fresh as you can get with no short cuts, We don’t use gauges or gadgets, its completely eyeballed. its referred to as “romancing the bean” bringing a more natural and better roast with no burn.

** please note that the infusion process can take anywhere from five days to a week. During the holidays it is a very busy time and I am just one person handling the shop so if you need this by a specific date please make sure to let me know otherwise I will process this order is in the order that I receive them. I must say they are definitely worth the time and I hope that you enjoy the coffee!


Dragon Thursday –

Good morning!

In my quest for all things dragon, I found this wonderful lEtsy shop called

The Little Hedgerow 

They carry Whimsical Fairy Garden Accessories.

I love dragons and I am fascinated with miniature gardens. They carry so many fun accessories for fairy gardens, and of course they have dragons! (click on photos to go to the Etsy store)

Let them be warned. 😉

They sell this adorable set.


Coffee Monday – late night coffee while admiring the moon.


The weekend was busy with unexpected events and my morning edition of Coffee Monday did not happen.  I was admiring the moon on the way home from work and thought about how nice it would be to enjoy a cup of hot coffee while I relaxed on the porch.

Which led me to look up coffee and the moon.  Of course Etsy had a fun coffee mug for just the occasion.

This made to order Moon Mug comes from Hailey Rose Ceramics

It is available in several colors and each one is unique as it is handmade.

This would be a lovely mug to have for your coffee as you contemplate life while admiring the moon.



Captured Moments – First photos of 2018

Good morning

So far 2018 has been busier than I expected.  No camera time.  I happened to be home one day and looked out the kitchen window to see a cardinal.  He was feasting on the dried sunflower head that I had left on a table on our porch.  The photos were taken through my kitchen window.  They are a little blurry and I know I need to clean the windows again. Sigh.

He was so bright and colorful, he made me smile, even when he was giving me his angry face. 🙂

He wasn’t happy being watched and flew to the railing

Then he turned around to let me know what he really thought.

Grumpy bird! 😉






Dragon Thursday – Happy Dragon Skincare

Good morning!

I love finding crossover items for my blog.  Coffee and dragons. Dragons and coffee.  Last week I found dragon coffee mugs.  This week I found a handmade coffee eye cream made by Happy Dragon Skincare on Etsy. 

From the description on the Happy Dragon Skincare site:

Happy Dragon Skincare 🌿 Multi-Tasking Coffee Eye Cream for Dark Circles, Puffy Eyes, Wrinkles, and Bags

If you’re wondering how to get rid of dark circles under your eyes as well as general puffiness, then you’ll be relieved to know we have a natural solution: coffee. There’s no secret that beautifying, skin-boosting caffeine – found in coffee – is a must-have to help revive and rejuvenate tired looking eyes.

Please let me know if you try it. 

Coffee Monday – Home Brewed Soaps by Melanie Landi

Good morning,

Waking up and drinking a cup of hot coffee is one of my favorite morning rituals.  Some mornings, I need a little more to get going.  In my search for coffee related items, I came across this coffee soap. 🙂

The coffee soap is made by Home Brewed Soaps in Rockland, Maine, USA.

This set has Coffee Scrub and Coffee Stout Beer soap.  Perfect for the coffee and beer lover alike.

If you aren’t sure you want to try a whole bar of soap, they sell a half bar of the coffee soap/scrub.


Here is a little about their shop from the Home Brewed Soap‘s Etsy store:

Rustic soaps inspired by Beer & Nature

I began making soap years ago for Christmas presents. The feedback I got from family and friends was amazing. I naturally turn everything that I do into a business so this was no exception. I love making soap. I love creating products that I can feel good about using and sharing with you.

The beer came into play after having extra Home Brewed Beer at my house. I thought to myself one day, ” I wonder if I can put beer in soap?” Sure enough it is a thing and it could be done! Adding beer to soap helps to add extra benefits and also adds to the rustic , beautiful charm and look to our soaps. Hops is the ingredient in beer that makes it beer. Hops is a flower that has a bitter taste and aroma and is also known to have anti bacterial properties as well as relaxing benefits. All of our soaps are made with our own home brewed beer or select craft brews primarily from Maine and New England.

We formulate our soaps with beer, all natural ingredients, 100% natural colorants , organic spices and 100% essential oils. We use a base of vegetable oils that are sustainable and safe for the planet. Keeping in line with our mission which is to provide you with natural, handmade beer soap and body care products that are made with real ingredients that are safe for you and the earth we have chosen to NOT use Palm Oil. With all of the conflict regarding the harvesting of palm oil and its impact on the deforestation of the Rain forest we feel good about our choice to not use Palm oil.

Our Natural products are biodegradable, cruelty free, packaged with recycled paper and plastic, and do not contain parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate, or other harmful chemicals.

We take great pride in what we do and we are honored to share with you our safe & effective products that will moisturize & intoxicate your skin. We hope that you enjoy our body care products as much as we do!