National coffee day | My kind of holiday


It is no surprise that coffee has slowly but surely become my best friend. I remember at a young age, probably around 10 or so, drinking “coffee” – a concoction of loads of milk and sugar and a dollop of coffee. The older I got, the more prevalent the relationship between coffee and I became. I mean, hell, just today I drank four cups – one right now as I write this post!

So, on this #NationalCoffeeDay, I’ll give a little break down of my go-to drinks at some of my favorite coffee spots:

Tim Hortons: medium dark roast coffee with one cream and two sugar

Dunkin’ Donuts: medium cold brew with two cream and one sugar, with a hazelnut flavor shot [most recently, I have been a fan of the maple pecan flavor shot – yay fall!]

Starbucks: medium iced chai latte with a shot of espresso, aka “dirty chai” [most recently I have also become a fan of the coconut milk mocha macchiato]

Spot Coffee: medium caramel macchiato

Panera Bread: caffe latte, one size

Wegmans: medium organic hazlenut coffee with one cream and one sugar  

7/11: medium blueberry coffee with one cream and one sugar packet

Keurig K-Cups: Folger’s gourmet classic roast, Dunkin’ Donuts original blend, Starbucks veranda blend, The Original Donut Shop coconut mocha

Coffee creamer: Coffee Mate Natural Bliss sweet creme coconut milk, Coffee Mate Italian sweet creme coffee creamer

Are these the only places I get coffee? Nope. Usually anywhere that offers coffee, I take a cup! Today, I went so far as to even have coffee at Denny’s on my lunch break from staff development day!

What are some of your favorite coffee spots/drinks? xoxo.

Donuts, fried chicken + beer.. what more could you want out of life?!

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So for those of you who don’t know, my boyfriend is from Rochester, New York. With the creation of this blog as well as this blog’s Instagram page, I have tried to keep in tune with local business from both Buffalo and Rochester solely for the fact that these are the two places we spend almost all of our time.

Upon scrolling through Instagram a few months back, I found this amazingly cute little cafe and fell in love with looking at all of their pictures of food. Last Sunday when Jon and I were home to see his family, we made the trek into the city of Rochester to check out BXCR.

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Let me just tell you…we are already counting down the days until we can go back! *ahem, eight days* It is just that great!

Aside from killer cold brew, this cafe has donuts that are absolutely to die for. Some options are even vegan friendly! On the day we went, their selection of donuts ranged from cannoli to trail mix all the way to maple bacon. I practically begged my boyfriend to try a donut, being the non-donut lover that he is, and to watch him eat an entire donut and enjoy it was the hilight of my life!

As if coffee and donuts isn’t enough for you, their menu goes so far as to include fried chicken sandwiches which comes with a side of a cornbread donut [which we will be trying next time!!], salads, mac and cheese, and even waffles on a stick. And what’s a chicken sandwich without an ice cold beer?! Well, you’re in luck because they have a wide selection on tap.

And as if it does not get any better, I learned that if you get them to cater an event for you, they bring a literal wall of donuts. [Picture taken from their website www.eatboxcar.com]

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If you are from Buffalo or any part of WNY, I beg to you, make the damn drive to Rochester. Think Paula’s Donuts times 8 million. I never thought I’d say that, but it’s true. I promise, you won’t regret it.

Where: BOXCAR

Location: 127 Railroad Street, Rochester, New York 14609

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I am looking into ways that I can get my daily dose of caffeine [or other means for energy] without necessarily depending on cups and cups of coffee.

One thing I’ve wanted to work on this year is monitoring my cofffee consumption. I waste a disgusting amount of money on coffee every month, and am not a really big fan of drinking coffee black. So far, I have relentlessly failed. In the last 8 days I’ve probably drank more cups of coffee than I can count on my hands and toes combined.

If you know any tricks or tips on how to eliminate the overdose of caffeine while still maintaining high energy throughout the day, please let me know. xoxo.