As soon as we got home from China with Marigold, I knew it was time to adjust some of our daily routines and simplify as much as possible. For the past year or so, I had been making pour over coffee each morning and the occasional espresso beverage. When we got home, I realized right away that my morning routine no longer included the time to *enjoy* a nice lengthy pour over routine.
Pre-Marigold, it had been a routine I treasured each day and I slowly poured the hot water on while slowly waking up each morning. But suddenly it was something I didn’t want to fuss with.
In our new routine, I need to wake up an hour earlier (as Nova’s school schedule has changed) and make our coffee, Marigold’s bottle AND her rice before getting her up to feed her. A lot of the time all these things take place within just 10 minutes.
There’s quite a bit more multitasking and I knew an automatic coffee maker was the way to go. I didn’t want anything instant (I don’t mind a Keurig while traveling, but it’s not my first choice for my daily morning coffee) and I wanted something decently pretty. Well, I ended up with something SUPER pretty instead.
I ordered this SMEG coffee maker in the color cream. I had had my eye on it for a long time, but I didn’t feel like we had the extra space for yet another small appliance. For now, we ended up moving our espresso machine downstairs (my husband is still using it regularly) and I’m sure at some point when we have more “free hands” we’ll move it back.
For now, it’s so nice to have something SUPER easy and automatic each morning. It’s so pretty I will probably ask for the matching water kettle for Christmas.
I am ALL ABOUT small joys and little ways to make life simpler right now. I think it’s just part of being a new mom. I don’t have control over so many things and our schedule is pretty set, so I’m finding little places here and there to treat myself or make life a bit easier.
Have a wonderful day! xx- Elsie