I’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.
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.
I have linked some of my favourite products below because ALL of my readers will receive 20% off their order with the code MERRYGOLDEN20. Whoop whoop!
- Mug – Coffee Is My Love Language
- Note card – You Are Enough
- Print – His Mercies Are New Every Morning
- Tea Towel – Home Is Wherever I’m With You
Check out some of my favourite blog posts from Rachel Allene: