A Dare to Dream


It’s been quiet on Dream|a|Latte this week, but we’ve made up for that with the crazy and chaotic in our own lives! I haven’t even had a moment to sit down and collect my thoughts, much less take the time to invite you all into what’s going on- but now seems like a good time to document this past week! This week marked the last one in our little townhome of four years! It’s definitely bittersweet....

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I’m touched by the amount of support and excitement surrounding us through our growing circle of friends, family, and community. Not only do they believe in us and are so encouraging in this new venture, but I’m amazed by all those who want to help in offering up their resources from brainstorming and business ideas, to providing drink products, and to even wanting to work in our future shop! We’re so lucky to have a community of...

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Day one of making our decision to pursue a coffee shop. With no experience or knowledge, but determination to overcome whatever obstacles may present themselves! I’m excited. Not only is Ernest excited for the same reasons I am, but he’s excited that I’m finally excited about something! He’s been wanting to start our own business together for a while, and now I’m learning to push aside my fears to take the leap with him. It’s...

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“We’re in the business of serving coffee, but more so in the business of serving people.” As Ernest and I were driving home from Estes, we were bursting forth with ideas that would make our shop unique and fulfill the needs we have. One of the biggest things that stood out was that all of our ideas revolved around people. While we do love coffee (and tea for me!), that craft in our lives still needs to be developed....

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I’m amazed by the good friends I have in my life. I love being a good listener and being there for others, but lately I too have stumbled into sweet relationships where my words are being pulled out of me into receiving and listening ears. Many have heard updated versions on my general shpeal of the job search progress that I’ve been going through these past couple months. But certain others have gone out of their way to entertain...

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  A chilly, swirly, frosty Colorado morning is the perfect time to write. I’ve had so many thoughts in my head for the past few days, and because I haven’t written in a while, it takes a lot more effort to get them out. My mind is even more ahead of itself lately as it’s jumping from planning, researching, writing—all the work that awaits me. But I have to remind myself that taking a step back and documenting this process is a...

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