As this all progressed my bible study started 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. Each week you focus on a certain aspect of excess in your life. This book was amazing and made me examine so many aspects of my life. I really took so much away from this book. Many things way more important than my coffee habit. But I will say that I was very very ashamed of the amount of money I was spending. So I wanted to change.
I decided to start making my own coffee and use the money that I would of spent towards good. I understand I did have to spend some money to start this endeavor but it still was nothing compared to going to a coffee shop. I had Kenny pick up some of those $1 plastic cups at Starbucks that look like their to go cups and I have loved them. They give me the feeling on sipping a coffee shop coffee. And they cut down on waste. Another aspect of the 7 book!
Then I have finally managed to perfect my beloved mocha. And with less calories!!
Here we go! Keurig Coffee pod. It varies as to which type I use. Starbucks plastic sippy cup. Half a pack of Starbucks hot cocoa and 1 1/2 tablespoons of Hershey syrup. Top that off with 1/3 cup of milk. This comes to 178 calories and taste very close to my coffee shop mochas. I am so pleased.
And meet Manuel! For what I would spend in one weeks worth of coffee I am now sponsoring Manuel through Compassion! I chose him because he was waiting so long for a sponsor and his description stated that he does above average in school! I CANNOT WAIT to start learning more about him! I have also started donating money to a ministry here in Starkville that I am involved with.