Life is hectic, crazy, non-stop and some days even super stressful. There are days that it feels like John and I are on a hamster wheel running past each other and grabbing a quick kiss on the go. A while ago we instigated mystery dates that we each need to plan and the other doesn’t know about. These are fantastic for getting out and doing new things in town. Some days getting out and doing something just isn’t going to happen so I have been instigating mini home dates. 30 minutes of time that we turn our phones off, turn off the tv and just spend time together.
As you know we are a house divided between coffee and tea. It is no surprise that I am all in for a chai tea since I gush about it almost daily. John is a coffee guy every day all day. It amazes me that he can drink coffee at 9 pm and head right to sleep. Our mini home dates have been a life saver during a crazy few weeks. I make a hot cup of tea for me and a hot cup of coffee for john, pull out a sweet treat of some kind and we just sit and talk.
I should mention that John is picky about his coffee. It has to be just right, kind of like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. He loves it with a bit of sweetness in it but also loves flavoring. Enter in Equal Café Creamers which we have talked about before. You may remember how much they saved me while stranded on an island in the Philippines this past fall. They truly made my mornings so much nicer. They are the perfect way to sweeten up our drinks at home or while traveling. There are 3 delicious flavors to choose from -Caramel Macchiato, Mocha, French Vanilla. I love that they are only 10 calories per serving, have no added sugar and made with real cream!
The French Vanilla is my absolute favorite. I bring it with me when I travel to help flavor some of the really bad chai tea I run into at airports. John brings the Caramel Macchiato with him to work since they make sludge for coffee some days. LOL!
Taking 30 minutes to have a mini date has become so important in our lives. I am tempted to start scheduling them into our calendar so we can make sure they happen more often. There is just something peaceful about sitting together with our favorite drinks and taking the time to just talk. No outside distractions just the two of us. I feel like this brings us closer together in our marriage and makes my day so much nicer.
You can find Equal Café Creamers at your local Walmart Super Centers! Check here to see which Walmart store near you has these great creamers. Make sure and grab this coupon for extra savings. #SweetnessTogether