Lisa is a lawyer by education and a homebody by inclination. She is married to a wonderful man who knows his way around a washing machine and who has the legs to look awesome in a kilt, mom to two busy boys whose interests range from video games and lightsabers to Thomas the Tank Engine, and personal pincushion for the family's diva cat, 18-year-old Oscar. She worked in the financial services industry for a number of years, and before that, was privileged to serve as an assistant county and district attorney in two different Texas counties. In her spare time, Lisa likes to cook, play the piano, and read (favorites include sci-fi/fantasy and mystery/suspense, but anything is fair game). Random trivia: her parents made up the spelling of her middle name.

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Need a latte lift? Check out Lighthouse Coffee!

Everyone knows Starbucks, right? We’ve all seen the bright red holiday cups, the familiar green and white logo. It seems to be on every corner. But I’ve found a coffee shop that I think is even better than the ubiquitous Starbucks. If you’re in the Midlothian area, stop in and warm yourself up at Lighthouse Coffee on 9th Street, just a little way off of Highway 67.

Lighthouse Holiday Beverages

This morning dawned damp and blustery, so we thought it would be a perfect day to warm up with some festive beverages. As you can see from the menu board above, Lighthouse has several holiday offerings – Eggnog Latte, the Polar Espresso, Gingerbread Latte, Apple of my Chai for the non-coffee drinkers, and a Frosty the Snowman frozen blender for those who don’t care for hot drinks. I’m normally a peppermint mocha kind of gal, and that’s what the Polar Espresso is – a mocha with peppermint. This morning, though, I opted for their Courtney’s Carol, a latte blended with peppermint and vanilla. Delicious! It was wonderfully smooth, no really strong coffee aftertaste like some coffees have , and I liked the mint and vanilla combination a lot. My husband went with the Apple of My Chai, as he isn’t a coffee drinker (I know, I know, how can you not drink coffee?). I didn’t get to sample it myself, but he proclaimed it delicious. The description says it’s a combination of apple cider and chai tea, so I expect it’s spicy, apple-y goodness.

In addition to coffee and non-coffee drinks, the Lighthouse also has breakfast items on the menu, and a selection of lunch items. They also have Open Mic night and live music several nights a week. Stop by and treat yourself, during the Christmas season or anytime!

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