At any given time my fridge looks like this:
See, I love my Coffee-mate creamer and put it in my coffee every morning.
If you teach elementary school you need coffee every morning, trust me.
However, this set up wasn’t always the case. I am not one to drink my coffee black, I need a bit of flavor and for the longest time I thought I could only get that by paying $5 a cup at the expensive coffee shops. Luckily, when I was visiting my sister-in-law a few years ago she introduced me to Coffee-mate and I have been a diehard addict ever since. (Coffee-mate has been around for 50 years, apparently I was just a bit late to the party.)
Now my favorite time of year is quickly approaching and I make no attempt to hide how much I love Thanksgiving, Christmas, and just winter in general. I love everything about this time of year: the weather, the tastes & smells, the family time. I have so many fun winter activities coming up.
First off, my best girlfriends and I are ringing in the holiday season tomorrow night with the Festival of Lights Fun Run. The local park puts up a huge holiday light display and by participating in the run you get to check out the lights before they are open to the public, including car traffic, the following night. This Fun Run gets me super excited not only about the holiday season, but about one of my favorite winter activities – Running!
If you live in the South like I do this is the best time of year to run. It seems like 8 months a year here my runs top 90 degrees and now they are finally perfect. In fact sometimes they are even a bit chilly. Sometimes when I get home from my run and it is dark and late I seem to have trouble warming up. So, I treat myself to a hot delicious drink that warms me up post run from the inside out. My choice is usually coffee (decaf if it is too late at night) with some delicious Coffee-mate.Luckily they have tons of seasonal flavors, out now, to warm me up post-winter run.
The last few years I have stocked up on their Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha, but this year I also added Dark Chocolate Fudge into the mix, because every single thing about it sounded delicious. (However, Coffee-mate has more than 25 flavor options so you can find your own favorites.)
Dark Chocolate Fudge — Rich, dark and indulgent like only chocolate fudge can be. Enjoy a cup of coffee that’s every chocolate lover’s dream come true.
Peppermint Mocha — Enjoy one of the season’s most popular flavors! Let the comfort of crisp peppermint and chocolatey mocha warm you up this holiday season.
Pumpkin Spice — Rich and comforting, this familiar flavor kicks the holiday season off right.
I know that these delicious flavors will be by my side, always in my cup, through the holidays. I’ll have a warm cup of coffee with Coffee-mate, of course, in hand to keep me warm outside when we roast marshmallows with my adorable nephew.
I will have a cup after Thanksgiving dinner when my family sits down to our traditional gingerbread man decorating contest. It is kind of our own way to usher out Thanksgiving and bring in the holidays.
I will, of course, have a cup bright and early Christmas morning because sometimes Santa likes to wake me up too soon and coffee becomes essential and Coffee-mate a nonnegotiable item.
Plus, I am sure I will have many cups around the house because I have stocked up on all sorts of scented fall candles from holiday fig to pumpkin spice, and peppermint bark, and let me tell you those fabulous smells make me crave some sweet holiday treats. So, instead of reaching for the seasonal candies and cookies when I get that craving – I try to reach for a cup of coffee with one of Coffee-Mate’s seasonal flavors. It seems I can stop at one cup a night, but not at one cookie, so this is a much smarter, yet still delicious bet. In fact, I think I am even going to try this new Coffee-Mate Hot Peppermint Mocha recipe since it seems like a great way to blend my love of Coffee-mate and sweets (hello chocolate chips) easily.
Remember that these delicious seasonal flavors are only on the shelves through December.
(I suggest you do like I do and stock up before they go.)
Do you have any favorite seasonal flavors?
Have you ever tried any of Coffee-Mate’s seasonal flavors?
I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, however all content and opinions expressed here are my own.