Monthly Archives: September 2016

Types of: Coffee Drinkers

Happy #NationalCoffeeDay!

There are many varieties of coffee, coffee-hings, and coffee drinkers. To celebrate this glorious, caffeinated day, I want to share the different types of coffee drinkers out there. Which are you?

 

1. The Aristocrat 

This person sips lattes that have fancy designs in the foam and some spices sprinkled dramatically one top. Coffee is only served in a white mug on top of a white plate and must be drank with one pinky finger extended. Stay away from me, peasants.

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2. The Businessperson

This person has more to-go cups in their car than they do gas in the tank. I mean, who can really get through a work day without coffee? And they totally judge people at the office, who don’t have coffee on their desk.

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3. The Brit

This person doesn’t drink coffee and makes sure to announce that at least once a day. I mean, it’s so bad for you. We know you don’t drink coffee, Karen, but cocaine is worse so I win.

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4. The Neurotic One

This person has SO much coffee in their body at all times that they start to prove science wrong that people need water to survive. It’s basically just brown water with an extra kick, anyway, right? #sohealthy

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5. The Gibbs

This person drinks black coffee only. No cream. No sugar. No cup. Just straight  black coffee. They regularly call out those who put other things in their coffee. I’m sorry if I don’t want to drink acidic mud.

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6. The Sorority Girl

This person drinks only Starbucks coffee. Coffee is Starbucks and Starbucks is coffee. Naked, green mermaid for lyfe.

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7. The College Student

This person can be combined with any of the above, but the difference is that this person did not ever drink coffee until their first college exam. That was the end of all innocence. I just want to go back…

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Comment below which coffee drinker is you!

Until next time

xOx

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Expectation vs. RL: Fall

It’s finally officially fall, which means a lot of raw emotions. New flavors at Starbucks, new candle scents from Yankee Candles, re-decorating your home in burnt orange and leaves, and finally SCARF and BOOT wardrobe combos.

But, like everything, the autumn we have made up in our minds will be a little off from reality. So, please enjoy this next segment of Expectation vs. Reality!

 

1. Drinks

Expectation: Warm, comforting drinks that both taste like and smell like fall

Reality: PSL’s haunt your Starbucks stops, your work encounters, your social media, your friendships, your nightmares….

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2. Fashion

Expectation: Skinny jeans with knee-high boots and the cutest scarf

Reality: Sweatshirts… every… day…

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3. Holiday Cooking

Expectation: Successfully trying out new recipes you found in Southern Living

Reality: Burning the potatoes….even if that’s not even possible

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4. Thanksgiving 

Expectation: Worked out months before and only eat small portions

Reality: Gained ten pounds after the first round of Thanksgiving, then you go for seconds

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5. Decorations

Expectation: Jack-o-Lanterns, candles, a new door mat, and maybe even a cornucopia

Reality:  You’re a poor millennial, so you are forced to be creative

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6. Cozy Nights In

Expectation: The fire crackling, chai tea breweing, and the Hallmark Channel

Reality: You watch Hocus Pocus on replay, by yourself

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Happy #FirstDayofFall!

Until next time

xOx

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Types of: Coworkers

As we begin our life in the workforce, we realize that every job has the same people. Well, maybe not the same looking people but the same types of people. So, the real question is where do you fit in this group of misfits?

 

  1. The Cookie Monster

This person goes around to everyone’s office and takes whatever sweets, candies, or snacks they can find. You think they are coming into your office (or cubicle) to say hi, but really they just want a piece of candy that’s sitting on your desk. This person even goes into offices after people leave to grab some sweets. You garbage disposal, you.

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  1. The Pushover

This person goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy, from replenishing the coffee to make copies of stuff for you, to organizing and reorganizing the entire office every other day. You need to take like just one chill pill, man.

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  1. The Therapee

This person talks to everyone about everything because they obviously don’t get enough attention at home from their spouse or their cat. Either way, they treat everyone like a therapist, and it’s so stressful. I CAN’T HELP YOU WITH YOUR COOKING FAIL AT YOUR IN-LAWS LAST NIGHT, SARAH.

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  1. The Confucius

Unlike the actual Confucius, this person has literally no idea what’s going on in life. Sometimes they even make you wonder if they know they work here. They walk around asking everyone else what to do or how to work something. This may even be the upper-level employees. How do you still not know how the coffee dispenser works?!

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  1. The Juggler

This is the person that has just WAY too much to do. They are barely in the office and when they are, they don’t have time to talk to anyone unless you literally trip them in the hallway to talk for the few seconds it takes them to stand back up. Usually, it’s the bosses or the VPs because they have a million meetings to attend, but chances are that they have no idea what the meetings are about…even after they leave.

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  1. The Millennial

This person is constantly on their phone or social media accounts. Every time you walk by they are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest…or even blogging…  Anyway, no matter the age or if they are actually a millennial, this person can’t stop socializing online. Hopefully, they also have a job in social media marketing or something similar so that they can cover up their addiction and not get fired their second day.

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  1. The Mom

This person is the one who would bring in pastries on Mondays and remember people’s birthdays so there was a cake for them. It’s more than likely a female only because most men can barely remember their own birthdays, so let’s just be sexist for this one. Anyway, this is the person you want to be friends with right away because they’ll probably tell you first that there’s free food in the conference room.

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Comment below which is you!

Until next time,

xOx

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Harry Potter Has A Sweet Tooth

What’s better than baking sweets? Baking Harry Potter themed sweets, duh.

What’s a better way to celebrate everyone receiving their Letters to Hogwarts (this past weekend), while also having a Hurricane Hermi[o]ne party? Having some magical baking fun, duh.

Harry Potter impacted the world in so many ways, but little did J.K. Rowling know is how much it impacted food.

All of the following creations and associations to books are my original ideas. Photographs are all mine, as well. So please, enjoy!

 

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

“Only a person who wanted to find the Stone – find it, but not use it – would be able to get it.” – Dumbledore

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Ingredients: Chocolate Cupcake + Strawberry Rock Candy + Red Icing  + Gold Flakes

Meaning: Rock candy = the Philosopher’s Stone

Red and Gold topping = Gryffindor colors

 

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are…” – Dumbledore

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Ingredients: Crescent Rolls + Chocolate Chips + Powdered Sugar

Meaning: Sorting Hat = Helped save Harry in the Chamber by bringing him Gryffindor’s sword

 

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Eat [chocolate]. You’ll feel better.” – Professor Lupin

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Ingredients: Recipe  + Blue Food Coloring

Meaning: Chocolate = makes you feel better after a Dementor attack

Blue-colored mint = the color of a Patronus spell

 

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“While we may come from different places and speak in different tongues our hearts beat as one.” – Dumbledore

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Ingredients: Ice Cream Cone + Chocolate Cake + Blue Icing + Silver Edible Spray + White Fondant

Meaning: Ice Cream Cone = the goblet

Blue Frosting = fire from the goblet

White Fondant = Harry’s name on the paper coming out of the fire

 

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on.” – Sirius Black

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Ingredients: White Chocolate + Balloon + Sprinkles

Meaning: White Chocolate Globe = prophecy bulb

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“It’s the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness.” – Dumbledore

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Ingredients: Chocolate Cake pop + Chocolate Melts + Green Frosting + Black Fondant

Meaning: Cauldron = potions class, Snape’s class, etc. Snape Snape Snape ❤

 

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I open at the close”

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Ingredients: Cake Pop + Yellow Melts + Gold Sprinkles + White Fondant

Meaning: The Golden Snitch

 

Here’s to prove that I did in fact bake all of these myself, for all of you non-believers – and thanks to my mom for taking the evidence pic.

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Follow me on Instagram @ZachriellePhoto or @shaylaokeeffe for more baking and photography fun! And leave comments or suggestions below; I love feedback!

 

Until next time,

xOx

 

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