Can you believe it’s already November?? Luckily we’re still having a bit of Indian summer weather here in Southern California. When I left for work this morning, it was super bright and breezy, but warm — maybe the Santa Ana winds at work?

My normal morning commute has always included a big travel mug of flavored coffee, with a splash of milk or creamer and one Splenda. Certainly nothing to write home about, but it did the job. I used to drink lattes sparingly, as a treat. However, we recently got a Nespresso machine, and my massive morning cup has been replaced by a vanilla soy latte. Using the machine is super easy; just turn it on, pop in your coffee pod, pull the milk container out of the fridge and press a button for cappuccino, latte, macchiato, or espresso — that’s it!

Now my travel mug is drained before I even get to the office, but the coffee tastes so much better and I don’t need to use any artificial sweetener. Buh-bye Splenda! I will definitely drink to that.