Every time we walk through Rockport, MA, I find myself falling in love with one thing or another inside a shop that sells handmade—mostly local—pottery. I have always loved handmade pottery for all of its uniqueness, charm and personality!
My dad surprised me by telling me to choose something—anything!—from the shop as a graduation gift. I must have spent close to an hour inside the store, holding each mug. I almost apologized to the owner about taking so long until he finally came around and told me to take my time and hold each cup for a minute or so. “It has to be special if you’re going to be using it every day!”
I waited for something to pop out at me and finally landed on this deep, ocean-blue jug which is made by one of the local artist.
I like to call it my “hug mug,” because that’s exactly what it feels like. My hands fit perfectly around the belly of the cup.
This is probably my favorite part of my new coffee mug: the tiny seashell at the bottom, surrounded by real beach glass that was melted into the bottom of the cup as the mug was being created at incredibly high temperatures (2500F!) Sparkles from the ocean!
I also like that its deep, deep, deep (i.e., more coffee )
Along with my deep cup of coffee, I also had a deep bowl of overnight apples ‘n’ oats!
- 1/2 c. oatmeal
- 1/4 c. wheatbran
- 1 apple, diced
- cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
- 1/2 c. milk + 1/4 c. water
Mix everything together in a large bowl and pop in the fridge overnight. The next morning, add:
- 6-oz. plain yogurt
- toppings: 2 T. walnut peices, small handful of Galaxy Granola
Today is my last day of classes as a senior in college. I don’t quite know what to do with myself, other then to try and embrace each moment. I’m still in a bit of a shock mode.
Question: Do you have a favorite tea or coffee mug? Do you use the same cup all of the time or do you like to mix and match? I’m definitely a one-cup kinda girl. I easily become attached to a favorite mug and have already used this new one at least half a dozen times.