A Mug to Call My Own :)

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 :mrgreen: )

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. 😀

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Hi and Welcome!!! I'm a 30 something year old who loves Jesus, nutrition, green tea, my family and my tuxedo cat named Humphrey. I enjoy photography, cooking and working at the local hospital as a Registered Dietitian. Thanks for stopping by!

17 thoughts on “A Mug to Call My Own :)

  1. I might have a minor obsession with cute mugs. I have a problem with buying them! So I definitely have a few favorites. And got very upset when one of my roommates broke one and didn’t tell me 😦 I’m over-protective of them! haha
    I love your mug – super cute and pretty!!

  2. oh i just love your mug! i have a thing for great mugs and you got one for sure…..i have favorites but they are not as pretty as yours-good choice 🙂

  3. I have a big old New York Wine and Culinary Center mug that is my absolute favorite. It is the perfect size an fits in my hands perfectly I hate when I have to use anything else. Bowls on the other hand tend to be whatever suits my mood. I also can’t stop by “pretty” ones when they catch my eye. I just finished classes too…so strange. One final, one paper and one more week! It feels good to be done but so strange!

  4. Depending on what I drink depends on the mug. 🙂
    I do have different mugs for different seasons and it is always fun to break out my Easter, Christmas, Halloween, etc….mugs.

    Good luck on your finals!

  5. Love the mug!! My favorite mug is the mug you bought me; it’s the one that has flowers on it and its own personalized spoon. Love it! 🙂

  6. That mug is beautiful.

    I go through phases, but I definitely have my favorite pieces. I usually like things to match, and I have a green mug and white bowl (part of a set) that I use the most. But sometimes, especially during the winter, I’ll crave huge mugs of tea, and will use my big mug over and over again.

  7. I’m normally not a pottery person and hate it when relatives give me horrendous cups or salt shakers from local shops /just because/ they’re from local shops, but I’d have to make an exception for that mug! A seashell at the bottom? This is why I could never be an artist: I would never have come up with that.

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