IMG_7333IMG_1443 IMG_1439 IMG_1438 IMG_1440 IMG_1442I’m turning into my Mom! Oh, no? Oh yes! If you know me, then you’ll know I think the world of my mom. And I grin each time I discover that one of my preferences is actually hers. 

Case in point, I like drinking my coffee from a clear mug. I like to see my coffee. I like to know – with my eyes – that my coffee is the right shade of rich golden nectar and that I’ve stirred in just enough milk. Yup – just like my mom. Except she likes her coffee black.

These parenting days are wonderfully exhausting and mostly sleep deprived. And brain deprived. And water deprived. Because I thrive on that coveted solo coffee during nap time, a quality bag of coffee beans is my love language.

Hallelujah. Rachel Allene has captured this phenom perfectly with her “Coffee Is My Love Language” mug.

Apart from coffee being my love language, thoughtfulness is how my love-tank is filled. When my mom takes pictures of a new Scandinavian shop in Inglewood which she’s sure I’ll totally swoon over; when my husband shoots me a text saying he misses me; when my neighbour takes my toddler for an hour so I can have some one-on-one time with my baby because she knows these moments are few and far between … I know I matter. I know they care. I know they are really loving on me.

I had bumped into Rachel Allene a few times in the online world. I was first introduced to her polished product on Brittany Robertson’s Instagram, later we unknowingly participated in a social media course together where I fell in love with her transparency. Most recently, I’ve become an avid follower of her articulate blog, intuitive styling ability and wide-open heart. I feel like I could jump right into life with her, enjoy a cup of Joe (barring any of our similar health issues) and connect on a soul level.

She is a passionate photographer and talented hand-lettering artist from California and the creator of this “Coffee is my Love Language” mug. She not only designs stylish mugs, but curates hand lettered prints, stationery and custom totes! I love discovering #girlbosses who have paved their own way in a competitive and critical world. Rachel is an office minion turned entrepreneur with a collaborative energy and encouraging spirit. She’s a cheerleader and coach.

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