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Andrea Jaszczak

the.traveling.barista

small town girl & wife of a travel nurse | lifestyle blogger | barista | lover of light, minimalism, and podcasts | slightly obsessed with coffee!

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Celebrating a slow, snowy Saturday morning with a cup of delicious Ethiopia from @kickapoocoffee, chocolate chip banana bread fresh out of the oven, and a sermon from @engedichurch!  #saturdaymorningeasy #findingjoy #appreciation #coffee #sermonsaturday #becausepatrickworkssunday #stayingconnected #tistheseason #travel #travelnursing #milwaukee #wisconsin
Winter and I are not the best of friends. I have no fondness for its freezing temperatures, biting winds or the gray that seems to settle over the landscape as a monotonous shroud.  But still, there is beauty and as we are here it is beauty I shall seek to find and strive to appreciate.  #winter #doorcounty #iceonthelake #photography #fujixt20 #findingbeauty #choosingjoy #travel #travelnursing #wisconsin
One of the best parts of the our life right now is the freedom we have. Patrick’s work schedule isn’t your typical 9-5 work week, and while we have a pup, we don’t have kids! We have the freedom to have impromptu date nights at a jazz club on a Thursday and we are taking full advantage. If you’re ever in Milwaukee I highly recommend checking out @jazzestate!The music is 🙌 and their take on the Old-Fashioned? 👌😉 #datenight #thejazzestate #milwaukee #jazz #travel #travelnursing #milwaukee #wisconsin #themarriedlife #adventuringtogether
warmth & sunshine...sigh.  @northpointlighthouse  #onthegroundsofthelighthouse #milwaukee #wisconsin #photography #fujixt20 #travel #travelnursing #missingfall
eternally watching & waiting; praying for a safe return.  @northpointlighthouse  #onthegroundsofthelighthouse #milwaukee #photography #fujixt20 #fallcolors
Often we find ourselves simply driving around and just getting to know whatever new area we’re in. Cruising around Milwaukee the other day I was so excited to find this adorable little lighthouse and the beautiful grounds!  @northpointlighthouse  #onthegroundsofthelighthouse #milwaukee #photography
I am missing the beautiful weather we had on this hike the other day!  With 16 degree weather and 25mph winds this morning, I wasn’t up for taking Fika on a walk but she still needed some exercise. So I sat in the middle of our apartment with a cup of her food, and threw individual pieces. One to the far left of the room, the next to the far right. She spent almost an hour running and back and forth to find those little treats and it certainly tired her out! Definitely adding it to the list of cold-weather activities with a dog! :) #lifewithadog #fika #coldweather #gettingcreative #creativity #rhodesianridgeback #ridgebacksofinstagram #ridgelessridgeback #doorcounty
When the dog doesn’t want her leash put on, leash the bone. She’ll come along!  #lifewithadog #rhodesianridgeback #ridgebacksofinstagram #ridgelessridgebacks #fika #gettingcreative #thinksmarter
Sometimes our adventures turn into hiking through the woods in the dark with no cell phone service, map, flashlight, or anyone who has any idea where we are. (Unless the barista we talked to counts?) The bright full moon wasn’t high enough to shine above the trees and our path turned into shades of muted darkness, the trail ever so slightly lighter than the shapeless trees all around.  Once it got dark Fika started constantly pulling on her leash, refused to walk next to us, and went crazy running all over the place! We couldn’t understand why—did she just not like the dark? When we finally made it back to our car, leaves no longer crunching under foot,  we heard the not so distant howl of a pack of coyotes. Our little lion huntress has her reasons for going crazy after all!  #dontworrymom #donttellmom #itookthisbeforeitgotdark #adventuresinwisconsin #shesnotscaredofthedark #coyotesontheotherhand #hiking #themarriedlife #adventuringtogether #travel #travelnursing #doorcounty
Kicking off Friday night with a cappuccino @kickapoocoffee !  #december #fridaynight #datenight #kickingofftheholidays #coffee #cappuccino
“I look out this window and think this is a cosmos, this is a huge creation, this is one small corner of it. The trees and the birds and everything else and I am part of it. I didn't ask to be put here. I've been lucky finding myself here.” -Morris West  If you’re interested in hearing about some of our future plans, hopes, dreams, head over to the blog and check out the latest post! :) (Link in bio or: thetravelingbarista.com)  What plans do you hope your future will hold? A family? A long vacation? Early retirement? I would love to hear from you!  #travel #travelnursing #blogpost #update #lifestyleblogger #futureplans #settingasolidfoundation #choosinggrowth
Last night Patrick and I went to look at some new glasses (after Fika got a hold of my old glasses!) and brought Fika with us. We left her in the car as we often do—she loves being in the car and prefers it to being left at home by herself! On our return however, we realized she had gotten into the bag of gum I had brought into the car earlier and accidentally left behind! There were chewed up wads of gum all over the driver and passengers seat and there was Fika, the dog who will eat anything she can get in her mouth, bottle caps included, just looking at us as if to say “I tried your gum but it tastes gross and I didn’t want to eat it so I had to spit it back out.” The gum did contain xylitol and she had chewed it all up so we called the vet then took her to an emergency clinic. After waiting there for over 30 minutes (after a 20 minute drive there) without seeing a vet and no negative signs or symptoms from Fika we ended up leaving. I slept next to her on the floor and woke her up repeatedly to make sure there weren’t any delayed symptoms, and I’m grateful to say that all seems to be well!  Here’s to an eventful evening we hope to never have to repeat and the blessing of a pup who loves everything except the taste of mint!  #lifewithadog #rhodesianridgeback #ridgelessridgeback #rhodesianridgebacksofinstagram #sogladshesokay #littlemonster #photography #fujixt20 #milwaukee #wisconsin #travel #travelnursing
::Part 2:: Another month or two and we can go up a weight class! 😱😂 @rebeccamorrisfitness  #growingpuppy #7months  #athomeworkout #fikathinksitstugofwar #fika #rhodesianridgeback #ridgelessridgeback #ridgebacksofinstagram #themarriedlife #allingoodfun
Our new at-home workout series 😂😂😂 @rebeccamorrisfitness These are clearly highly advanced fitness moves that Patrick and I believe would be well incorporated into personal training ;) #athomeworkout #fikathinksitstugofwar #fika #rhodesianridgeback #ridgelessridgeback #ridgebacksofinstagram #themarriedlife #allingoodfun
coffee date//waiting for our cappuccinos 😍 @kickapoocoffee #kickapoo #coffee #cappuccinos #coffeedate #novemberdays #milwaukee #wisconsin #travel #travelnursing
Our little family celebrated Thanksgiving with my husband’s cousin’s fiancé’s family. It’s a mouthful to say but we’re so thankful for the invitation and we had a wonderful time! Little Fika made some new friends, I won the game of B.S. (Sorry, Katy!), and Patrick ate more food than I thought was possible to fit in his stomach.  Thankful for family, no matter how extended!  #happythanksgiving #family #feelingthankful
Thankful for a morning coffee date with my best friend.  #themarriedlife #adventuringtogether #travel #travelnursing #milwaukee #coffeedate #cappuccino @kickapoocoffee
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Spending this cold, misty, dreary day drinking coffee, snuggling with this cutie, and working on a blog post!  #staytuned #futureplans #iffikasleepslongenoughthaticanfinish #naptimewithfika #rhodesianridgeback #rhodesianridgebacksofinstagram #ridgelessridgeback #fika #novemberdays #wisconsin #missingthatwashingtonsunrightnow

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