Today, I’m sharing my favorite way to relax, unwind and “award” myself with a little me time (it is award season after all), plus I have the most amazing 2 ingredient coffee hack to share! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of InStyle®, PEOPLE®, and StyleWatch®. The opinions and text are all mine. #adv
I’ve always been the type of person who loves making to-do lists and scheduling tasks out in my calendar. There’s just something about having a visual schedule and a detailed list that makes me feel so much more organized than I truly am. Because, on top of normal work and family commitments, cooking, cleaning and household tasks (and oh yes, our house is still on the market), our family has quite a bit going on nowadays.
With all of life’s craziness, I count myself very lucky to have a husband who understands my need for a bit of quiet “me time” every week. He’ll often take both kids out of the house for various activities to keep them busy or he’ll just take them along for the ride while doing his weekend errands.
While hubby has the kids occupied elsewhere, my favorite ways for “me time” is to curl up on my bed or couch with a cup of warm coffee, snuggly blanket and a couple of fun new magazines to browse through.
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Ready for that coffee hack I promised?
If you’ve been following along with me for any amount of time, you may have read about my serious love of coffee. I enjoy my coffee ritual so much that I often look forward to getting up in the morning so that I can enjoy a sweet and creamy cup of joe in a favorite mug.
I have the most amazing coffee hack to share with you today!! I learned this little trick over Thanksgiving break from one of my Aunts, and I’m so excited to “share the scoop” with you today!
Are you ready for it?
The trick is to add a pinch or two of baking soda and a few sprinkles of Saigon Cinnamon to the coffee grounds just before brewing. (Make sure to use Saigon cinnamon as evidently, it has distinctive characteristics that sets it apart from the other cinnamon varieties– and yes we tried regular cinnamon first and it was nowhere near as good.)
These two simple pantry staples will elevate any brewed coffee to the most smooth and delicious pot ever. Baking soda helps neutralize some of the acid in the coffee and makes it so much smoother and easier to drink and in much easier on your stomach.
The amount of baking soda you’ll need will vary just a tiny bit based on what kind of coffee you’re using and how strong you brew your coffee.
Start with two pinches of baking soda (make sure it’s a fresh box of baking soda) and 2 sprinkles of the cinnamon and go from there. You’ll know you used too much baking soda if the coffee is weirdly flat, but once you get the right amount, you’ll never brew your coffee again without it. (My aunt even traveled with her ingredients to ensure she got it just the way she liked it – so smart, lol!)
Try it, I can’t wait to hear what you think!
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