11/13/15

All I Want On Christmas Morning Is This. First.


**I've partnered with Door County Coffee To talk about the one thing I have to have on Christmas Morning, and remind you that you probably will want the same! All opinions are my own


Somewhere between sixteen and having a child, I lost my child-like love for Christmas. I hate to say it, by my late-twenties, Christmas became an expensive holiday, that left me broke and tired.

Terrible. I know.

However, now that I have a little three year old running around, I cannot wait for Christmas! I'm so excited about the holiday season.




That being said, there's still one small thing about Christmas morning with a toddler I would change, the time that child wakes up. After assembling and wrapping presents until the wee hours of the morning, the last thing I want to do is get up before the sun. Unfortunately, my child has other plans for me.

The sun means nothing to that kid.

When he wakes up, we all wake up.

Last year, after opening Ollie's big present from Santa, I stumbled into the kitchen, barely awake, to make coffee, only to find I barely had enough cream for one cup. I still remember the feeling of wanting to cry because it was Christmas morning, and NOTHING was open.

How could I fail to have a great cup of coffee on Christmas morning?



Never. Again.

My new Holiday gift to myself will be a fabulous cup of coffee (or four) on Holiday mornings. Knowing I have a HUGE day of family, cooking and events ahead of me, I want to start that morning with a great cup of coffee. And if I'm really lucky, two minutes of peace and quiet to savor it.

This year, I'm being treated to Door County Coffee's entire selection of holiday blend coffee. When the kindest employee reached out from the family owned and operated business, and asked if I would review the Door County Holiday coffee and classic favorites, I happily agreed.




Holiday Flavors:
Pumkin Spice
Jingle Bell Java 

Hot Buttered Rum 

Candy Cane 

Door County Christmas 


Let me just say, as a coffee lover, the holiday gift set brought a tear to my eye. The aroma of the coffee made my heart pitter-patter.  I'm not kidding. Pitter. Patter.

I LOVE GREAT COFFEE!!!

I also LOVE premeasured pouches and pods.

I am notorious for adding too much coffee. I don't have the patience to measure out 8 scoops. I just want to dump the coffee in the machine and walk away.

I was so excited, I started with the Door County Candy Cane blend. The first sip completely reaffirmed why I'm determined to have an amazing cup of coffee on Christmas morning. I deserve it. dammit.

I've spent the last week trying the different coffee blends, and still can't decide which coffee will be my Christmas morning cup!  That's how good this coffee it.

FUN FACT: There are over 100 different coffees to choose from at Door County Coffee and Tea Company.



Fun Fact: Door County coffee is made exclusively with Specialty Class 1 Arabica coffee beans, which are the top 2% of what is grown in the world. The beans are roasted in small batches to exacting specifications.

If you have a coffee lover on your list, I cannot recommend enough that you check out Door County Coffee Holiday blends, gift sets and flavored classics. You get to pick the packaging; by the pound, premeasured pouches 8-12 cup drip machine bags or by the box of pods.

This family has been roasting beans for over thirty years. It really doesn't get much better than this.


TIP: Visit their Facebook page and like. Door County Coffee and Tea Company offers regular contests, giveaways and specials, including free shipping! Find their Facebook page, HERE!

Fun Fact: You can visit Door County Coffee and Tea Company In Door County, Wisconsin.

In addition to being the founder of First Time Mom and Dad, April is an award-winning published writer. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com

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