Sometimes, a product can change your life. I’ve had quite a few of those life-altering moments with the Magic Eraser, my phone, my camera. However, there is probably no other appliance or gadget in our household with greater impact than our espresso machine. M and I got the Pixie for our wedding anniversary this past September, and I think it’s safe to say that coffee has replaced blood in my veins.
M doesn’t get mentioned as frequently here on this blog, but he is our anchor. A caffeine-fueled anchor. He introduced me to espressos, really, though he is hardcore and drinks them straight whereas I dilute my coffee drinks with insane amounts of milk and sugar.
For M’s handmade Christmas gift, K and I went to the local ceramics place called Paint the Town and gussied up some espresso cups. So fun. I painted the one with the plaid as an homage to the shirts that M favors. K worked on the one with the charmingly spelled “espresso”. The grey one has “Dad” on one side and “The Honey” on the other. A joint effort. M loves them, and uses them daily.
I have a busy day ahead of me – I am going to K’s school to teach ceramics (which is hilarious to me since I know nothing about ceramics) and then I’m off to go hang my canvases at Drygoods Design for the Art Walk. I’ll be back tomorrow with some sneak peeks!