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There are perfect mugs for every personality, no matter how quirky or basic!
Finding the perfect mugs to be a part of everyday life has been a fun hobby of mine over the years, whether they’re filled with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, wine … or pens.
We can all get by with any old mug, of course, but the right mug can bring a little spark of joy each and every morning.
Check out this list of some of my favorites — there’s a little something for everyone!
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plain, good ole mug that never goes out of style. It’s basic, yes, but that doesn’t affect its ability to keep up with trends — or, at the very least, not conflict with them.
Easily replaceable, there’s no worry about chipping these workhorses since it’s easy to find a new one that goes, and those of us with more practical tendencies love this about a basic white mug.
And, for icing on the cake, a
basic white mug puts simple focus on food in photos (something I personally appreciate). Continue Reading
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Easily confused with “the basic,” the
minimalist mug goes one step further towards modern, and even chic in some cases.
There’s no fuss with the minimalist mug and its clean lines and sleek facade, and you’ll only need two to keep with this minimalist attitude: use what you need and no more.
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With a long and tiring commute, you
need a mug that can handle everything from sloshing and keeping a beverage at temp, to being able to realistically fit into a cup holder.
There’s nothing worse than finding a mug you love, only to realize after-the-fact that it won’t sit where it’s supposed to in the car. Amirite?
So, here we are.
Mugs that are travel-worthy that won’t spill and will keep your beverage hot (or cold) for hours at a time.
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Art lovers can find inspiration from just about anywhere, including from something as
simple as a mug.
Except, it’s not just a “simple” mug when it’s in view for at least a few hours each morning, with the ability to delight the senses — including visually.
It's practical art!
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Just like the art lover, writers find inspiration in everything from words on paper to the tools used to get there — particularly those with an antique or historical significance.
text from a well-known and beloved author, or a rendering of an old typewriter or quill, a writer’s mug can wield inspiration (or at least a little smile each morning). Continue Reading
Photo Credit: amazon.com Bronte Sisters Literary Coffee Mug - Portraits of the Bronte Sisters as well as Their Most Famous Quotes - The Unemployed Philosphers Guild
It's not enough to just curl up with a good period novel, afghan throw and a crackling fire, a true dedicated lover of books also needs a mug of something hot to sip.
What's better than surrounding that steaming cup of tea than with the wise, progressive words of the Bronte sisters?
Pretty much nothing. (Okay, maybe Jane Austen.)
Books have the ability to transport a reader to a new land, time or an entire world.
Words on a page are transformative, meaningful and inspiring.
looking at books (without even reading the words) can bring a sense of anticipation and nostalgia … which is why even though I love my Kindle Paperwhite, I still have shelves stacked full of real, tangible books in our house. Continue Reading
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Music is a passion that no person should be without — it has the ability to soothe, delight, energize and bring physical on actual emotion like tears and goosebumps.
Have breakfast with records,
music notes and instruments while listening to your favorite albums (or, okay, playlists)! Continue Reading
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Sometimes all you need is coffee, and lots of it.
When you’re at home
a full pot — and many trips — can meet that need.
But, when endless errands beckon or you have a long workday ahead (without the benefit of that coffee pot at arm’s reach), you
need a mug that’s up to the task of both adequate volume and keeping the temp. Continue Reading
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from start to finish multiple times, and even Downton Abbey became obsessed with the recipes: cheese, pasties, tea, “Oh my!” Copies of are dogeared and well-worn, and you can name the differences between the books and the STARZ adaptation like it’s your job. Outlander
Weekends are spent at flea markets and antique stores on the hunt for the next shabby-chic redo, or for a one-of-a-kind gem that’s been forgotten or missed.
You need no ordinary mug.
Pinkies up! We’ve entered
teacup and saucer country! Continue Reading
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We all have obsessions.
Some of us, ahem, obsess over television and books.
We call ourselves “bingers” and we
not only watch excessive amounts of shows and read copious amounts of books, we get into them. Like, REALLY into them.
We spend time ruminating over the unfinished story of
LOST as it’s unfolding season after season.
We fall in love with characters and their stories, feeling as though we’re being whisked away to
eighteenth century Scotland with Claire and Jamie.
A little kitsch and a lot of warm fuzzies can be had over these obsessions with the
simple form of a mug. Continue Reading
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Star Wars... Continue Reading
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The Office? Continue Reading
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The Walking Dead instead. Continue Reading
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Or, one of my favorites
binge-worthy TV shows of all time: Game of Thrones. Continue Reading