The Created Co. | Pumpkin Spice Lattes

October 21, 2015

The Created Co. | Pumpkin Spice Lattes // by Faring Well #vegan #recipes

Last week we celebrated our one year in Colorado – and by celebrated I mean we gave each other a solid pat on the back and took a nap. This year was a tough-y. As would be expected after moving to a new state without having visited, after selling all of our possessions (including our cars), with no jobs, and no friends or family. Some call us true adventures, others call us crazy, and our response? We usually just shrug and give a short laugh with lifted eyebrows. Heck if we know. We’re just glad we didn’t bolt, and can say with confidence that we have grown a great deal since this time last year. As with most hard things in life, you usually come out the other end stronger than before. Life is gracious, and for this we are incredibly thankful.

Before moving to this Rocky Mountain state, we called Costa Mesa, California home. So you can imagine my excitement when Jeremy and Ryan from The Created Co. reached out to me about creating some cozy fall sips to go along with their stellar mugs this season. Back in California they would have been our neighbors, residing in Huntington Beach where they run their business together. This brought back so many happy memories I had as a kid driving down Beach Boulevard with my family for a day at the beach in Huntington. Rollerblading the boardwalk, getting smashed by the waves as I try to catch a few on my boogie board, a trip to Jack’s on Main St., and dinner on the pier at Ruby’s Diner. Oh life, you have been too good. Needless to say I jumped on board with The Created Co. immediately and have fallen for not only their mugs, but their philosophy too. Jeremy and Ryan believe in everyone asking themselves “What was I created for?” – and then doing just that, what you were created to do. Their mugs aren’t just well designed, they’re inspiring. They believe in people connecting with one another to inspire, push, and create together. On top of supporting this wonderful company with your mug purchase, ten percent of each transaction is donated to charity to help bring clean drinking water to those in need around the world. Amazing. I am so grateful for teams such as Ryan and Jeremy’s who strive to do something greater than themselves. Inspiring others, giving to those in need, and now – providing cozy fall sips for you to enjoy. {Read more below about why I love these pumpkin spice lattes, and be sure to pop over to their site for the recipe!}

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Its time to bring the café home this weekend and whip up one of our favorite morning sips in the fall, a pumpkin spice latte! Forget the dairy and processed sugar, these mugs are filled with only the best ingredients for you without sacrificing one ounce of the flavor. Real pumpkin purée and my very own spice mix are the stars here, alongside a rich and creamy hemp milk base, a spoonful of whipped coconut cream, and of course – a brew of some seriously strong coffee. As if this wasn’t enough fall flavor for your morning taste buds to handle, I threw in a new favorite biscotti recipe of mine – dark chocolate chunk molasses. Its the perfect dunking partner to this latte and I could burst I’m so excited to share these two recipes with you today over on The Created Co.’s site!


 
Thank you to The Created Co. for sponsoring this post. All words and opinions are my own, and I truly believe in this company. Thank you for supporting Faring Well by supporting it’s sponsors, now go enjoy a cozy fall sip! xo

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In this post: mugs // flatware // bowl // mini prep dish

  • Maureen October 21, 2015 at 6:19 am

    Lovely post! Fyi, the link to the recipe isn’t correct. This is the correct link for anyone that wants to make these delicious looking treats!
    http://thecreated.co/blogs/news/72181827-homemade-pumpkin-spice-latte-for-two
    Cheers,
    Maureen

    • Faring Well October 21, 2015 at 6:28 am

      Thank you so much Maureen for that heads up! I just fixed the link :)

  • Brooke @ Chocolate + Marrow October 21, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Aw this is so sweet, Jessie. Love the words about doing what you were created to do.

    Also, major congrats on the one year mark in CO! I know y’all have been, let’s say iffy about the move, but at the same time it’s interesting because, though I didn’t know you while you were in CA, you seem to have thrived this year! Moved to a new place, started a new blog, took home a major award because you and said blog are rad, and then made the prettiest pumpkin spice lattes anyone has ever made in history–quite the accomplishment I might add. And these photos are tops. Cheers to another year of growth and success and happiness!! (I’m such a sap, LOL.)

    • Faring Well October 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Seriously thank you so much Brooke! It is so true, we haven’t “survived” but instead “thrived” and for that I am crazy grateful. You flatter me wayyy too much here and are making me blush friend! Sheesh! If you’re a sap that makes me one too ;). I adore you and look up to you in so many ways, hope you are having the best week ever – hugs xo

  • Emilie @ The Clever Carrot October 21, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Happy one year anniversary! I think I mentioned (my mind has been buzzing these days) I have fond memories of Colorado; visited a few times as a kid. My Mom and Dad shared their love of the Rockies. I still have yet to get you one of our iconic photos. You would so appreciate it! I think you guys are Independence pass personified! xo

    • Faring Well October 21, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Oh I so would! Hope to see one of your iconic pics soon <3 we definitely need to make it over that pass, I've heard great (and scary!) things! ;)

  • betty October 21, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Ah, stunning!! These photos are so amazing <3.

    • Faring Well October 21, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Oh Betty you are too sweet! Thank you so sincerely much! <3

  • charity@teaselwooddesign.com October 21, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I am reading this post at my desk and thinking that I really could go for that latte right now it looks delicious.
    My husband and I did a similar crazy move when we were young, to Steamboat Springs CO. No jobs, sold all our things and lived at a campground for a while. They happen to be some of my fondest memories and also the best life lessons. Congratulations on your anniversary in Colorado.

    • Faring Well October 28, 2015 at 8:39 am

      That is so great! Thanks for sharing you’re adventure with me :) and thank you for the anniversary congrats! This year went by so fast. Hope you had a great weekend Charity! <3

  • Sarah | Well and Full October 21, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Happy One Year in Colorado, Jessie!! I know this past year has been hard for you, but I’ve loved seeing Faring Well grow and seeing all you’ve accomplished!! You’re absolutely right that we do grow stronger out of hard situations, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for you :)

    • Faring Well October 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Aw thank you so much Sarah, that means a ton and you are the sweetest <3 hugs!

  • Grace October 21, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Jessie! Your photos are fabulous and this PSL is just perfect! Plus, those are the cutest mugs – adding them to my wish list now! :)

    • Faring Well October 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Aw yay! I’m so glad you love the mugs too. Thank you Grace! xo

  • KJ | Om Nom Herbivore October 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Woop Woop 1 year in CO! Kudos on being able to create a PSL using actual Pumpkin! My attempts were futile! :p These look delish and the mugs are super cute! I’m seriously a sucker for coffee mugs. The Biscotti may have to find its way into my oven…. then into my belly! :)

    • Faring Well October 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

      YAY thank you KJ! You rule. :)

  • Alana October 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Huge congrats on the one year mark!! That means it’s time to head west again so we can sip some psls out of these epic mugs together. These photos are epic, like super epic. And that teeny tiny sifter makes my heart go pitter patter in a major way.

    • Faring Well October 28, 2015 at 8:41 am

      I know right?! Cannot wait to com visit you! And SHEESH no way, stop it, thank you Alana! xo

  • Sasha Swerdloff || TENDING the TABLE October 21, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Moving can be so hard, but good for you for sticking it out. I’ve always wanted to see Colorado and imagine it is incredibly beautiful and wild. I think you chose a good place to relocate, whether you knew it or not at the time. Can’t wait to try these yummy lattes, but maybe without the coffee. Can I do that or will it be too sweet? Wishing you a happy, cozy fall.

    • Faring Well October 28, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Aw thank you Sasha, that means so much. It really has proven to be for the best even though it was hard. And I think the milk would be tasty on its own! Maybe half the maple and taste to see how it suites your sweetness buds. But I think it would be yummy <3

  • Tessa | Salted Plains October 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats on the one year mark, Jessie! Moving is tough, especially when there is not a built-in support network in the new spot. But coming out on the other side of that is truly the best – and so rewarding. I am loving these photos! This is my kind of pumpkin spice latte!

  • Lily | Kale & Caramel October 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I’m so glad to discover a fellow hemp milk lover! I love those little hemp hearts with all of my human one, and can only imagine how perfectly divine they are commingling with pumpkin and spice. These are gorgeous, Jessie—and I *adore* those mugs. Totes going to check them out.

  • Lade' | Take It Easy Tiger October 21, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Congrats! This is just great, funny enough the quotes on the mug and the idea of pumpkin latte certainly goes hand and hand with each other. I definitely agree with you with bring the cafe on home. Thanks for sharing……

  • genevieve @ gratitude & greens October 21, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Pumpkin spice lattes are my ultimate guilty pleasure in the fall, but I can’t get over my coffee high horse to buy them from Starbucks so I just make my own at home, hehe. The mugs are adorable! And happy one year in Colorado, lady! I was so stoked to be moving back to Toronto before I made the move but couldn’t help but second guess my decision once I got here. I think questioning our decisions is pretty inevitable/easy to do when we’re faced with the unfamiliar, but I’m glad it’s worked out for you and Scott!

  • danielle is rooting the sun October 21, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    beautiful post Jessie. congratulations on your first year in colorado – picking everything up and moving is a serious leap of faith. but being able to root and grow with your new surroundings is such a positive energy. the day will come where we will leave rapid city again, and surely hearts will flutter, but it’s the possibility of the future that keeps inspiring. delicious recipes, you continually give me awe. hemp milk is my first choice! also, biscotti? my fondness runs deep. happy wednesday to you lovely lady. ♥

  • Jayme | holly & flora October 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Jessie, congrats on your first year out here! I’m so happy you are falling in love with Colorado. That’s so inspiring and awesome that you two sold basically everything and took a leap of faith. I’m such a firm believer in following your passion, even if it seems crazy at first. I always imagine walking over a deep ravine and taking each bold step, as the bridge builds itself under my feet. The universe will meet us and follow through! I told my dad that I’d only be out here for five years, when I graduated college, and it’s been a crazy ride coming up on 13!! Cheers on PSLs, especially the dairy-free kind.

    Big Xs and Os and cozy vibes. BTW, I did manage two extended editions of the Hobbit movies today. ;-) ‘Twas a good day!

  • Jodi October 22, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Jessie, I just love that first paragraph. Heck if we know. Its perfect. And the philosophy behind these mugs is so simple but so beautiful. What was I created for? I’m going to carry this around with me today. Thank you for creating another gorgeous recipe + post and for sharing it with us. just love x

  • Sophie | The Green Life October 22, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Lovely post Jessie! Congratulations on making it to the one year mark! I know your first year must have been really hard, challenging, and probably heartbreaking too…I was seriously a mess during my first year in Toronto! But you know what…surprisingly, we get used to what life throws at us and we learn to embrace the decisions we make. Things that seemed impossible a while back suddenly become natural. We look forward, we move on, we evolve. It’s all part of the wonderful experience that is life, and it just makes us stronger. You’ve accomplished SO MUCH in one year, you should be immensely proud of yourself. If you ever doubt or forget that, remember that so many people are behind you and cheering for you (myself included!). These pumpkin spice lattés are exactly what I need right now. And these biscotti’s…oh my! They’re on my to make-list for sure! Plus these mugs are kind of perfect. Thanks for sharing all your awesomeness with us. <3

  • Kathryn October 23, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Congrats on the anniversary of the big move! I’m sure there have been so many ups and downs but I really admire the spirit in which you’ve embraced all of the challenges that life has thrown at you and your perspective. Killing it with these photos too.

  • Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} October 23, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Having the right mug for your morning coffee is one of those little things that can make your morning brighter, I love these! That biscotti looks pretty enticing too…

  • Emily | Gather & Dine October 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

    I think of you as a true adventurer and I am so full of admiration for your heart to trust and follow dreams. :) Such a neat collab here- love companies that seek to make a positive change in this world. So excited for these lattes and biscotti too! Beautiful as always.