What's in my Diaper Bag right now (hint- there's coffee and it's GOOOOD!)

Summer has officially arrived! I don't know about you guys, but in my world that translates to playdates, lots of beautiful (HOT) sunshine and just about any activity that includes water. Octavian, my little wild child, lives for the outdoors and is completely unfazed by the heat. In other words, his energy in endless.

To keep up with the endless supply of speed and trouble and chatter always exiting my child's little body, I need to keep my energy up, too. It's no secret that I love coffee. Seriously, I do. My cups of espresso are the highlight of my day. However, with the endless string of activities that come with summertime, it's simply not practical to expect homemade coffee whenever I want (or NEED) it. I know, #firstworldproblems. 

Thankfully, there's a solution! Its name is Bustelo Cool® Coffee Drinks and it comes in a cute and totally convenient little can. Here's the thing, you guys, you don't have to keep these cans in the refrigerator (unless you want to), so they're super easy to pack-n-go. 

First, and most important (at least in my world) are playdates. My advice, bring two: one for you and one for your mama friend. She (or he) will thank you. Second, camping trips. I mean, you don't even have to get out of your sleeping bag in the morning, which pretty much makes this coffee drink the best thing ever. Third, long summer days at the beach, in the mountains or at a public pool where fresh overpriced coffee is unavailable. Toss a few in your bag and you're good to go. Fourth, large family gatherings (i.e. picnics). No need to worry about how you're going to keep people caffeinated and energized, simply fill a bucket with ice, fill the bucket with Bustelo Coffee Drinks and your job is done. 

These refreshing little Bustelo Cool® Coffee Drinks come in two flavors, Bustelo Cool® Café Con Leche Coffee and Bustelo Cool® Café Con Chocolate Flavored Coffee. Classic and sweet, but both delicious. To purchase your own Bustelo Cool Coffee head to the COFFEE AISLE (not soda aisle) of your local Walmart and pick up a 4-pack of 8 ounce cans. And, since we all love to save a little money every chance we can get, you can now get $1.50 cash back from Ibotta on a 4 pack of 8 oz. cans of Bustelo Cool Coffee Drink with a current iBotta cash back offer at Walmart. If you have a big party coming up or you drink as much coffee as I do, this could mean big money back in your wallet.

For my own personal memory, I wanted to take a quick shot of what's in my diaper bag RIGHT NOW. So, I dumped everything out on the table, threw away all the crumbs, dirty wrappers, and trash taking up half the space in my bag, and this is what was left. 

Water bottle, sunglasses, snacks, diapers and wipes, wallet (over 10 years old!), phone + headphones, sunscreen, keys, an extra pair of clothes for my water-loving child who somehow always ends up wet whenever we leave the house, and TWO cans of Bustelo Cool® Coffee. Why? because Octavian and I have a playdate at the pool this afternoon and a little coffee refresh is mandatory.

It's pretty amazing how much less I need now that Octavian is older. I used to carry around books, milk AND water sippy-cups, countless snacks, a blanket and more clothes. Now, I don't even need to worry about bringing him his own water since he would rather drink out of mine anyway. And while he would love to get his hands on my "chocolate" drink, I think he has enough energy for the both of us.

Sorry, kiddo.

 

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