This post is sponsored by Left Field Farms but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Are you ever curious about how other people’s mornings go? I am. No idea why. I’ve read that so many successful people wake up super early and do so many things before 9 a.m. rolls around, and it just fascinates me. Maybe it’s because I’m a full-time working mom of a two-year-old little girl and let me tell ya, my mornings are NOTHING like that. If yours aren’t either, know that you’re not alone.
I would love to wake up at 5:30 a.m. to get in my workout, read a book and drink my coffee in silence while on the back porch watching the ducks swim in the pond.
Sure I could wake up 1.5 hours earlier than I currently do to have some more time for myself. But I’m exhausted and love sleep when I finally get to get it, and I value that much more! Who’s with me?
Praise the good Lord for coffee and good creamer!!
I just want to share how my mornings typically go, and a way to make them wonderful no matter what your morning holds. And that, my friends, is done with good music and perfectly creamy coffee. I’m also sharing a my morning playlist for you down below in case you’re looking for some fun songs to start your mornings with!
A perfect morning (at this stage in our life) for me looks something like this:
7:00 a.m. Wake up. Start coffee!
7:15 a.m. Shower.
7:30 a.m. Hair, makeup and get dressed and ready for work.
8:00 a.m. Get Daisy out of bed, get her dressed and feed her breakfast while I pack our bags and get everything in the car.
8:30 a.m. Refill my coffee and head out the door.
8:40 a.m. Drop Daisy off at school.
9:00 a.m. Get to work.
In reality, my typical morning looks like this:
7:30 a.m. Wake up and run to the shower so I can have time to shave my legs before Daisy wakes up. Oh crap! I forgot to start the coffee. Leave the shower on (oops), start the coffee, then run back to the shower and forget to shave my legs.
7:40 a.m. Wrap my hair in a towel, throw on a robe and go make a giant cup of coffee. Mmmm. Turn on my morning playlist or a podcast and enjoy the time to myself.
7:45 a.m. Daisy’s stirring. Crap. Hurry up and start putting on makeup.
7:55 a.m. Daisy’s awake. Go get her out of bed, change her diaper and get her dressed. Sometimes she likes to get dressed and sometimes it pisses her off. Pray for a happy baby this morning.
8:05 a.m. Make Daisy a quick breakfast and top off my mug with hot coffee (because who can ever really sit and enjoy a cup before it gets cold anyway?). Pull Daisy’s high chair into my bedroom so I can finish getting ready while she eats her whole grain blueberry pancake while watching her nursery rhyme show (mom of the year right here).
8:30 a.m. Throw on clothes, grab our bags and put Daisy’s shoes on. After a a tantrum or two because she wants to wear her fur boots in 80-degree weather, a sock that we can’t find the match to, a different coat than the one I try putting on her, or because her rock fell behind the dresser.
8:45 a.m. Head out.
8:55 a.m. Drop off Daisy at school and head to work. Stop at Starbucks because I left my to-go coffee at home and I can’t function without at least one more cup.
9:20 a.m. Finally get to work with “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” playing on repeat in my head.
Whichever way my morning goes, I always cherish having that extra time with my baby girl and she’s always in such a happy mood in the mornings. Know what else is amazing? She goes up to the fridge asking for her milk, and when I open it she takes out her sippy cup and my bottle coffee creamer and says, “Mama’s milk!” Atta girl, Daisy! I’ve trainer her well.
Speaking of coffee creamer, a good creamer really does make all the difference in a cup of coffee. Don’t you agree? My current favorite is Left Field Farms Non-GMO Vanilla Creamer … you will totally understand when you try it! No matter how many times I try I just cannot give up creamer in my coffee. There’s just something about the creaminess that makes it so delicious and perfect. I absolutely love that Left Field Farms creamers are made with real sugar, real milk, real cream, and non-GMO project verified, and taste delicious! The vanilla is my fav, but they also have a sweet cream flavor which is also yummy. It makes me feel better knowing that I’m adding a creamer that’s actually made with real ingredients, doesn’t contain yucky chemicals that cows shouldn’t be exposed to, and tastes fresh. I can’t even begin to tell you how much better it makes my morning coffee time!
If you’re not a coffee person, Left Field Farms Non-GMO Creameris also delicious in smoothies, hot tea, milkshakes (seriously!), and over oatmeal! You can find it at Wal-Mart in the creamer section, packaged perfectly with bright colors and an adorable cow smiling back at you. Let me know if you give it a try! Click HERE to see what it’s all about for yourself.
As I mentioned above, one of my favorite reasons to get up and get ready before Daisy wakes up is so I can listen to a podcast or some music to get my day started. I love exploring new music, but I have a few songs that I tend to turn to in the mornings more often than not. I think it’s important to start your day with happiness and positivity, and that’s exactly what these songs do for me. I tend to start with the more mellow songs and then build up into the more upbeat ones. If you’re looking for some songs to set the tune for your day, give these a try!
Morning Playlist (for a day of happiness and positivity):
- Good Morning by Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly & Donald O’Connor
- It’s a Great Day to be Alive by Travis Tritt
- Good Morning Beautiful by Steve Holy
- Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
- Wasted by Jesse McCartney (random, but you just wait. You’ll be singing it at the top of your lungs and dancing while drying your hair!)
- The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
- Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root
- Better Together by Jack Johnson
- It’s A Beautiful Day by Michael Buble
- Here (In Your Arms) by Hellogoodbye
- Fireflies by Owl City
- Happy by Never Shout Never
- Cheerleader by OMI
- My Girl by The Temptations
- You Get What You Give by New Radicals
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