bliss (noun) : complete happiness
I usually find myself in a state of bliss many times throughout the day – when Rylie comes shuffling into my room to say good morning with her eyes half open, when Bryce puts his arms around me and says “I wuv you Mommy”, or when Brian hugs me for no other reason than to just be close and have a moment together. All of those moments bring me to a state of complete happiness.
There is one other moment in which I find my bliss, usually on a daily basis. This happens after the kids have gone to bed and before I dive into my late night blog work. It is the moment when I sit down in my desk chair with my coffee and take that first sip. It is the one minute of the day (and really, it only lasts a minute) when I can truly relax. Ahhhh. Bliss.
Yes, I drink coffee at night. I have to. I get up at 5AM to start my day, and by the time I start blogging at 9PM, I am already exhausted. I need something to get me going again. Some might think that I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep after drinking my huge cup of coffee so late at night, but I have absolutely zero issues with falling asleep.
Up until a few months ago, I didn’t like flavored creamers. I like the taste of coffee, and every flavored creamer that I had previously tried was so overpowering and sickly sweet that I could no longer taste the coffee. I have been using regular Coffee-mate creamer, which tastes fine, but it gets boring after a while. I recently discovered Coffee-mate Natural Bliss creamers, and my tastes have changed.
Natural Bliss creamers are made from only four real ingredients, and there is nothing artificial added. I had no idea that there was so much junk added to the other flavored creamers we have tried. Containing only nonfat milk, heavy cream, sugar and natural flavor, it is no wonder why the Natural Bliss creamers taste so much better!
The flavor is not overpowering it all. I can still taste my coffee, but the bitterness of the coffee is replaced with a light sweetness from the creamer and it tastes great! Since I try not to eat sweets at night, my coffee not only perks me up, but it also satisfies my sweet tooth and keeps me from eating.
I ran out of Coffee-mate Natural Bliss creamer over the weekend, and added it to my grocery list. I found a Natural Bliss coupon at Walmart.com for $1 off of two, so I printed that out and headed out to do some grocery shopping last Sunday. It isn’t often that I print coupons, so you can imagine how disappointed I was when I found that our new Walmart didn’t carry the Natural Bliss creamer.
After all, I had a coupon!! Not only that, but I was out of creamer, and I knew I had a late, coffee-drinking night ahead of me. I needed to find my evening bliss!
Check out my Google+ album to see my entire grocery shopping experience. #NaturalBlissWM
We did end up finding the Natural Bliss creamer, but it wasn’t easy. Apparently I am not the only one who enjoys the light, sweet taste of those few real ingredients. The Sweet Cream is definitely my favorite, but I do like the Vanilla and Caramel flavors every once in a while for something different.
All is right with the world again, at least for one minute each night, when I find my evening bliss.
If you find yourself needing a little moment of bliss, make sure you print your Natural Bliss coupon and head over to your local Walmart to get $1 off two. For those of you who aren't coffee drinkers, did you know the Natural Bliss creamers are great in recipes? Like Coffee-mate Natural Bliss on Facebook for some sweet inspiration!
What about you? How do you find bliss in your life?
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my own.