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May 20, 2016

Coffee, Coffee, Ice Ice Baby


Our favorite spot in the morning; CAFFEINE!!!

The only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning is the fact that I'm now having cappuccino, espresso, Latte, Moch-choca-latte's...you get the gist. I'm amped up. 

LIFE IS GOOD WHEN YOU'RE AWAKE. Sorry to scream, must've been that extra shot of espresso.

My lovely Latte Machiatto. (steamed milk, espresso, frothed milk)
When we were planning our renovation the Coach decided we should have a built in/plumbed in coffee maker. We have one at our design studio for clients and it's super cool. Way back in 1997 when we built the house, this area was originally our laundry room. It's the connecting spot between our garage and the house. We put an addition on back in 2002 and that's where our laundry room is now....this room has been our 'mudroom' since the addition in '02. You know, where you drop your stuff when coming into the house. No, not our snow boots and jackets; more like our keys, phones, purses, beach towels, sand and mail.

We've now made it an extension to the kitchen as well as a good spot to drop your junk.
It houses our ice machine, microwave and the coffee machine.

But literally, this room has gone to the dogs. *snicker snicker* I hang my purse and keys on dog butts....and I'm not even ashamed.
Our collection of boxer paraphernalia; I purchased the custom Boxer Coffee pic from this site on Etsy. 
Our house has now become a "smart house"; I'm SO hoping that smart part will rub off on me. 


We've got buttons/keypads for this, that and the other thing. We installed security cameras during the renovation...which is great for when I want to watch Harley drink out of the pool. Weird cat. 

Guess who watched my every move while taking pics of the mudroom.....she was most likely waiting for a handful of the best ice on the planet.

People, we've GOT SONIC ICE. And if you don't know what that means, you're not an ice person. But if you do know what that means, you're in good company. 
I can pretty much live out of our mudroom these days. I was never much of a coffee person; just a cup or two in the morning....folgers or whatever was on sale. Now? Well, I still only have one or two cups, but it's extra special with some frothy milk mixed in; pretty soon I'll start demanding people address me with my Proper name. (Miss SuzanneFancyPants)

I'm hoping the Coach will learn how to make some of these for my Sunday morning Joe. 
Hey, it's not like he has anything else to do.....

Happy Friday my people!!



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this post - how fun to have coffee, ice etc. handy and Ms. Fancy Pants, I love your bumblebee cups/glasses. The boxer art on the wall is precious and the "hooks/butts" match perfectly! I just love DETAILS, thanks for sharing. Coach needs to learn boxer latte art for your morning cup!

Lynda said...

My former co-workers would be so jealous of your ice machine. They would make "runs" to the Sonic three blocks away just for the ice!!! So so very very happy for you all that you could work such great details in.

People like you and us who work hard deserve it! After all, it helps the economy to put people to work remodeling your home. Also the jobs that make it possible for us to afford the upgrades are heavily taxed and allow many others to live well, too!!

Michelle said...

I thought I was jealous of your coffee maker area, then I saw the Sonic ice! Holy cow! BEST THING EVER!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

What a neat post... LOVE that built-in coffee pot/room... Love the Boxer 'stuff' especially the dog butts for your keys, etc...

When G's son gave us our Keurig, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. We LOVE it ---and continually spend more and more money trying out all kinds of new flavors... I was never a coffee person either when I was young, but I can't live without it now. In fact, we are so spoiled we bought a small Keurig --and it goes with us on our trips!!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

NCmountainwoman said...

We thought about a Sonic ice machine but settled for a new fridge with two ice makers. Not as great as Sonic but at least we don't ever run out of ice. Love your coffee room and I'm glad my husband hasn't seen it. He would start designing one for us. Me? I'm a very simple coffee person. No latte, no cappuccino, no espresso, no mocha, and no macchiatto. Not even sugar. Just a simple cup of good coffee. Followed by another. And sometimes a third one just to get started.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

….cat drinking out of the pool……..?!

Janie said...

Hmm, I could use some amping up. Maybe I need one of those fancy built in coffee makers. I'm impressed with the security cameras. Probably wouldn't help us, though. On our last trip, we left the house for 2 days without remembering to lock the front door. Luckily it didn't blow open!

Susan said...

Love Sonic ice! Wow, that is awesome that your house is now smarter than you? Did you name it Hal? hehe
Anyway, I love it all especially your dog waiting for ice. Mine does that too! Hope you get the Hal comment, if not watch the movie 2001 a Space Odyssey.

I Am Woody said...

Sonic ice!?! OMG!!!

TexWisGirl said...

i like your extra comforts. :)

thank you for your kind comment.

ElizrdbthSpeaks said...

wow, that drink looks amazing! yum! i love the doggie painting that is precious! ( ;
when camping we have met folks who have ice makers while camping, really? i never knew it was a thing. i can live without ice while camping, it is a luxury i have at home, that i look forward to when i get there again.

Tanya Breese said...

yes, sonic ice is the best ice in the world! love it! ok, those boxer prints are awesome and i love the doggie butts! how cute...great room!

Mary said...

Okay, that's IT. I'm coming to your house for my vacay! ;)