Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Warm Beverage and a Cookie Splash

Don't you just love a good, warm beverage in the winter? I'm always drinking something warm, whether it be my favorite apple blueberry or rooibos tea, hot apple cider, spiced chai, hot cocoa with marshmallows, or of course, my morning coffee (with a little eggnog or maple syrup at this time of year I might add). 

According to a Yale University study, clutching a steaming beverage can elicit a flood of positive feelings and possibly make you feel happier. This may be because people associate physical warmth with emotional warmth. Study subjects held cups of either hot or iced coffee; those gripping warm mugs were more appreciative of friendliness in others and also felt more generous and trusting themselves. 

And with my warm beverage, I also like to accompany it with a nice little cookie or biscotti. But have you ever spilled your coffee or accidentally dipped your cookie in too long and it fell apart? Happens to me all the time (I have very sensitive cookies that I brought home with me from Italy). Anyway, today, I am absolutely loving these awesome cookie splash photos by Siebe Warmoeskerken.

So if, in the future, you ever spill your coffee, don't think of it as ruining your day. Think of it as making a splash!

A Whole Lotta Love,


lindsay said...

these pictures are fantastic...nothing like capturing something like that! i am a big fan of hot apple cider...it makes me so so so happy! and hot chocolate of course!


Ashley said...

How have I never been to your blog? I'm in love! Found and following from Tasty Tuesday. Those pictures are amazing! Have you been to The Bonnie Five? Karli did some splash pictures that are cool too. Anyway, dipping cookies is my fav! My mom makes these Greek cinnamon cookies that look like biscotti but are super light and they soak up coffee perfectly. Ok now I have to have some! :) Sorry, I'm rambling. Can't wait to read more! Xo

kirst said...

hey! sweet pics!
thanks for visiting my blog, I cant believe I hadnt visited yours before, I love it!

Jude said...

I love these absolutely beautiful photos! So much energy. :) And I couldn't agree with you more that warming things are wonderful - this time of year more than ever! Hope you're having a terrific Tuesday

vintch said...

oh my goodness look at those beautiful spills! life is like that too, the world would be a little warmer if we could stop looking at the "spills" in our lives as negatives, and relishing them for the joy and happiness they have the potential to bring:)

i love that you called your cookies "sensitive." that makes me smile:)

Krystal said...

Those pictures are too cool!! I totally agree with the studies I think, a warm mug always makes me feel safe and happy :)

Signe said...

Great images :)

bethani said...

this post makes me badly want a cup of hot cocoa topped with mounds of marshmellows while wrapped in a fuzzy throw... <3 cold weather is good for something :)


Caroline said...

Those photos are amazing!!! I love all of them!

Elizabeth said...

love the photos! i will definitely look at a spill a tad differently from now on. too bad i hadn't checked out your blog before i spilt my coffee this morning! ;-)

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I love these and plus now I want to eat a cookie

Young People in Love said...

woah. LOVE these pictures! Kinda like your blog...LOVE :)


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