How to Have a Relaxing Morning ~ #ArtofEspresso

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of De'Longhi. The opinions and text are all mine.

Mornings can get hectic, especially now that the kids are back in school. Learn how you can have a relaxing morning with the De’Longhi Latissima Pro.

With the kids back in school, there’s usually a scramble in the morning to rush them out the door. No matter how much I organize and plan the night before, something almost always goes wrong. For example, my junior high schooler now takes the school bus, and I thought that would have made my life so much easier. Instead, the school sent out a report that the bus would now pick them up 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled time because of a bus change. So now I have to get him up 10 minutes earlier so that he can be out the door 10 minutes earlier. For the past two days, however, I have ended up taking him to school because of course, he missed the bus. When my mornings start out that way, it’s enough to make me tear my hair out, but I know I need to relax. No need to raise my blood pressure because of a missed bus. Luckily for me, I have a few ways that I relax when the kids are all gone.

Breakfast has always been the most important meal of the day for me. However, after I drop the kids off at school, I would generally rush to my local barista and pick up a cup of espresso or cappuccino and something sweet to eat. Don’t judge me; I have a sweet tooth. However, De’Longhi and their De’Longhi Lattisima Pro have made my life so much easier, because I can rush home and get my espresso or cappuccino fix right there in the comfort of my home. You read that correctly, it can make both! Best of all, it is so easy to use. With all the different flavors capsules, all I need to do is pair them up with whatever I feel like eating that day.

The De’Longhi Lattisima Pro is one beautiful machine. The aesthetics will fit in just about any kitchen. I know that it looks amazing in mine. I just love the sleek design and the simple one-touch control panel. However, it’s also really simple to use. Don’t let its looks intimidate you. The 44-ounce water tank and the almost 17-ounce milk tank let you brew as many beverages as you want before you need to refill the tanks, and they heat up so quickly that you can start preparing your espresso instantly with no time to waste.

To use, simply insert your flavored Nespresso capsule of choice and select your desired drink. It then does all the work for you. From frothing your milk to then adding the flavor, it’s so simple. And clean-up is so efficient. The used capsule automatically drops into a capsule container when you’re done, so all you have to do is insert a new one when you’re ready to make another cup. My favorite flavor is Vanilio and I love pairing mine with scones in the morning. I can have mine at home barista espresso with just the right amount of froth, along with my freshly baked scones, and my morning is complete!

So how can you have a relaxing morning once the kids are in school? Here are five ways!

1. Prepare the night before

It’s ok to prepare the night before when you want some time for yourself. Get your clothes ready for the next day and prep the kid’s lunches for back to school. The sooner you can get the kids out the door, the better it will be for you. I can’t begin to tell you how much more relaxed I am when the kids are outside the house.

2. Have a relaxing shower or bath

Once the kids are gone, enjoy a cool, relaxing shower to perk you up, or if you really want to unwind, a nice bubble bath will also work wonders. Just sit back in the tub and let the bubbles soothe and calm you.

3. Turn off all distractions

Turn off the televisions, the radios, and even your cell phone for a moment. Trust me, the world won’t disintegrate into pieces if you just tune out everything for a while. Forget about social media! Believe it or not, social media can sometimes stress you out even more than your own kids. It can be tough seeing all the near-perfect social media moms with their near-perfect houses and kids while knowing that yours is a complete mess.

4. Have breakfast

Don’t forget breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and a nice cup of coffee with something to pair it with always works wonders. Don’t rush your breakfast, instead take time to savor it. I love to relish every drop of my espresso whenever

5. Grab something to read

Find a quiet spot and read something light, it can be a novel or your favorite magazine. If reading isn’t your thing, then simply make yourself at home and don’t worry about anything.  Sit back and loosen up. Focus on your breathing and let yourself go. It’s going to be alright!

If you’re like me and find yourself at your local barista more than you would like, pick up a De’Longhi Lattisima Pro machine. I just know that you’re going to love it as much as I do.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of De'Longhi. The opinions and text are all mine.
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