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Embracing Early Mornings With Cool Beans Coffee

July 15, 2015

Most days, Liam wakes up between 6-7am. While it’s kind of a drag on the weekends, it works perfectly during the week when my alarm goes off at 6 to start getting ready for work. There are some days though, when Liam is standing at my bedside wide awake much earlier. Sometimes I’m able to coax him back to bed to play quietly and on the rare occasion, fall back asleep. But most times, he’s full of piss and vinegar and ready to start the day. Grumble.

Our mornings are always rushed. I get myself ready first, then make sure my lunch is packed, breakfast is made, convince the child to hurry up and eat his breakfast, wrestle him into clothes and a fresh diaper, into shoes and out the door. It’s a process that doesn’t leave any time to enjoy a morning coffee, which means it’s not until sometime after 8 when I finally arrive at the office that I take my first sips. However, these extra early mornings mean that we are ready to head out the door with enough time to make a pit stop at our local coffee joint before heading off to the day home.

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Enter Cool Beans Coffee Co, a favourite stop for both mama and mini. Kevin, the owner, and Liam are pretty tight pals and it’s so cute how excited Liam gets when we get to go see Kevin at the bus. Our orders are always the same, a fresh baked muffin for Liam and an Americano for me. Sometimes we have enough time to enjoy a little coffee date but sometimes we only have enough time to grab our goods and go. Whatever the case, it’s a nice pick me up when you are forced into waking up at stupid o’clock in the morning.

The good news? You can get your hands on a pretty sweet little Cool Beans care package that includes a jar of beans, a travel mug and a gift card to go treat yourself to coffee. Cool Beans has got your back on those extra early mornings. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below and I’ll choose a random winner on Friday!

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How do you embrace early mornings? 
Is your morning routine rushed or relaxed? 
What’s your usual order from your favourite coffee shop?

31 Comments

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    Lindsey
    July 15, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Love Cool Beans!!
    I’m a morning person so love mornings, sounds crazy, I know 😉
    My morning routine is pretty relaxed! Probably most rushed on weekends!
    Plain soy latte 🙂

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Ah. You crazy morning people 😉

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    Michelle balsa
    July 15, 2015 at 7:31 am

    I took my mom to cool beans last summer for the first time and it was the cutest! I love their set up and that small business vibe 🙂 I mean Starbucks and I suppose Tim Hortons have their places in the world, but I love small local coffee shops! I don’t know if I apply for your give away Becky, but I do make a point to hit up cool beans whenever I’m in town! ❤️

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      I love the small, locally owned shops the best. They have so much character and love in what they do that really sets them apart from the bigger chains.

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    Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    July 15, 2015 at 7:33 am

    My morning routine is always rushed because I don’t like to get out of bed a second before I have to. Coffee is vital to me!

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    Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    July 15, 2015 at 7:37 am

    My morning routine is always rushed because I want to sleep in as long as possible. Coffee is definitely my lifeline.

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      You and me both girl! Waking up is the worst.

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    Alison
    July 15, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Ok Liam is so cute with his sunglasses and outfit. What an awesome little morning date! Love it. And I love that it’s a bus. D would LOVE this!

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Yes! If you guys ever stop in on your way to the lake, this is where we could meet. They have a sandbox and lots of toys outside and inside. It’s SO kid friendly!

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    Crystal
    July 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Got to experience the bus for the first time last week. Yum. Would love to win this.

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    Kaella On The Run
    July 15, 2015 at 9:59 am

    What a cutie! Our mornings are always VERY rushed too! It’s always go-go-go from 6am to 8:30am in our world too.

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      Kids create so much chaos don’t they! haha.

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    A. Parent
    July 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

    What a handsome kid you have. I never win anything so my fingers are crossed. Maybe I could take my 2 favorite kids to Cool Beans if I win.

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      I’m sure they would love that!

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    Leigh
    July 15, 2015 at 11:41 am

    What a fun morning routine that you guys do when you get the chance 🙂 I won’t enter as I don’t drink coffee, so hopefully whoever wins enjoys it 🙂

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      It definitely does make up for having to be awake so bloody early!

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    April
    July 15, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Kailey has gone with her dad a few times when we have to meet in Red Deer on those early mornings when I go to work and he comes home. We switch cars. She loves the fuzzy green pillow upstairs.

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      That’s super cute. Liam loves the wooden train up there and usually beelines for that while I wait for the coffee.

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    Brie
    July 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    When I worked, and now, when we have to be somewhere in the morning, our mornings are always rushed. I’m just not a morning person and will leave getting up to the last possible second. But I do dream of being a morning person, and getting up early by choice and enjoying a cup of coffee before the real hustle and bustle of the day starts. I usually just stick to regular coffee at a coffee shop, but if I’m really treating myself, I get a non-fat caramel macchiato or a cappuccino! 🙂

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      I’m with you. I’m so not a morning person either.

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    jen @nutcaseinpoint
    July 15, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I’m a black coffee gal- hot or iced. I love to taste the flavor of the actual coffee!!

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      I’m with you! I really appreciate the taste of coffee and don’t like to ruin it with a bunch of stuff added in!

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    Jo @ Living Mint Green
    July 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    What a cute little giveaway! 🙂

    My mornings are fairly relaxed – I try to get everything organized the night before – gym gear, work clothes, wash my hair, etc. so I don’t have to do much the morning of. Also? Thank god for dry shampoo! I’m confident it’s changed every woman’s life for the better.

    I’m a simpleton when it comes to coffee – I usually go with a light or medium roast & add a splash of milk or cream after.

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      Becky
      July 15, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      I’m jealous of your relaxed mornings! I definitely miss my pre-kid mornings when I could get up, get ready and scroll through some blogs while eating breakfast and enjoying my coffee before heading out the door!

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    Stewart
    July 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    My kids love to get a treat at Cool Beans! They can always find it when travelling downtown.
    My 10 year old is a Chai Tea fanatic!!

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    Laura
    July 16, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I love taking my nephew there! He likes exploring the bus!

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    Leanne
    July 16, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    My mornings feel crazy with two little girls! I’m enjoying the slower pace while having my summer off. Black coffee is a must every morning and it’s nice to be able to sit and enjoy it rather than drinking it on my drive to work. I’ve never been to Cool Beans but always hear good reviews. Nice to know it’s so kid friendly!

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      Becky
      July 16, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      VERY kid friendly! They have tons of toys for kids to play with and a sandbox outside too!

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    Cassandra
    July 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Our mornings seemed rushed although we don’t have to go anywhere. I cannot imagine what it will be like in 3-4 Months. We just stay in our pj’s as long as possible. I’ve just recently starting drinking unsweetened iced coffees with just a bit of milk.

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    Amie@RunningOnHealthy
    July 17, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Oh no! Am I too late to enter this?! Love Cool Beans

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