Get Your Groove Thing On: Start the Morning Off Right

Folgers “Favorite Part of the Morning” Campaign Did you know I LOVE coffee? Shocker I know! It’s true, I cannot tell a lie. I can’t go one morning without my coffee fix. I used to hate coffee, but once I started drinking it little did I know it would become one of my favorite things….like ever. Gulp. Sometimes Terence will wake up and make us coffee before I get out of bed. That is an extra special gesture, he is speaking my love language when he makes coffee for us. Most mornings we are frantically running around trying to get out of the house. Terence usually wakes up first, then me, then we wake Connor and get him dressed. After we’ve all showered and look presentable for the day we are out the door, coffee in hand of course! There is something about the aroma of coffee brewing in the morning that is nostalgic for me. Even when I didn’t like the taste of coffee I loved the smell of a fresh brewed pot. Coffee is a way for me to escape and enjoy some “me” time and helps get me going at the crack of dawn. I’m sipping my coffee before I even hit the road. There’s something about having my morning coffee that takes the edge off of DFW rush hour traffic. Or maybe it just allows me to be more aware of what’s going on. Either way, I have to say my morning isn’t complete without my coffee fix. We pump up the music in the car to “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and we are on our way to start the day. Hey that rhymed!




On Saturday mornings one of our favorite things to do is sleep in, make our cups of coffee, then turn the speakers up really loud and let Connor have a dance party. He is quite the dancer I must say! My husband is obsessed with music and pretty much any chance he gets he’ll rock the house out. True story: One week before Connor was born he was in the attic installing surround sound in our living room. Saturday morning dance parties are one of the highlights of my week. Sitting on the sofa, listening to music, watching Connor dance his little 3 year old tootsie off. I love it. We have many videos of him dancing and someday we’ll show his girlfriend what great moves he had. *wink* *wink* Regardless of how you drink it, coffee brings something to everyone’s mind. It’s been around for years. My first memories of coffee were at my Grandparents house early in the morning, before Papa would leave to go work the farm. He loved to listen to Johnny Cash. A song does the same thing, it brings back memories….who you were with, where you were, what you were doing when you heard that song. Perfect combination if you ask me? Coffee and the perfect song = good times and great memories.


I was asked to write this post by Folgers to tell you all about what role coffee and music play in our lives.  Right now, Folgers is supporting aspiring musicians with their annual Folgers Jingle Contest and you can get involved too. You can check out the contest,  meet the Top 10 finalists, listen to the tracks that earned them a spot in The Top 10 and vote for the best finalist in the contest! Cast your vote once every day through June 19th. You could win exciting prizes, like free Folgers Coffee, iTunes® gift cards, signed CDs from Gavin DeGraw, and even a $10,000 Grand Prize just for voting! Before you vote, follow the Road to the Jingle on Facebook to see how they traveled the U.S. to track down the Top 10 contestants! Remember, you can vote once a day through June 19th!
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