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What’s your favorite mug?


So, this is a totally random post…but a while back my brother posted about his “mug hierarchy” on Twitter and I thought it was a hilarious concept. Let me explain. One or two mugs tend to turn into a collection of mugs without even trying. They’re super inexpensive so it’s hard to resist picking up and purchasing the ones you like. They’re also very popular presents (especially from those people who don’t know you super well — everyone needs a mug!) so the collection starts to grow even larger after the holiday season. And then add to that all the FREE mugs you harmlessly nab at conferences, work events, speech tournaments, and any number of situations where companies are trying to lure you with swag. Suddenly you have over a dozen mugs PER PERSON in your otherwise stream-lined kitchen.

hadley pottery

HOWEVER, even with a cupboard full of diverse options, my brother argues, there’s always those few favorites you find yourself consistently reaching for. Your mug hierarchy! If your favorite is dirty or in the dishwasher, you reach for your second favorite, then third favorite, and so on.

beauty and the beast mug

I found this to be SO TRUE. Do you do this too? Or is my family just weird? I snapped pictures of my current four favorites to show you guys.


The slate grey mug with the white mo-ped on it is from Starbucks. I got it a few years ago when my sister was a barista and I could use her sweet staff discount. I love the matte texture of this mug and it’s probably my number one go-to. The Florida mug is also from Starbucks and Chet got it for me for my birthday in honor of our move to The Sunshine State. The Hadley Pottery mug was a Christmas present from my mom a few years ago. She has a huge collection of Hadley Pottery and drinking from this one reminds me of my childhood. And The Beauty and the Beast mug ALSO┬áreminds me of my childhood. I picked this little guy up at Habitat ReStore. It was a quarter and I couldn’t resist….see what I mean about mugs so easily getting out of hand!?!

Oh and here’s what the horse mug says when you’ve finished your morning cup of joe…


Yes, it really is the little things in life. Haha!

Those are the mugs I reach for every morning! What’s YOUR favorite mug? Do you have a mug hierarchy? Let me know!