Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Little Luxury In the Kitchen

My sweet husband just gave me my early Valentine’s gift and I had to share it with you all.

coffee 1

This Keurig coffee maker is wonderful.  It makes great tasting coffee and is so easy to use.

I like it because I am basically the only coffee drinker in our house and it enables me to fix just one or two cups of coffee at a time instead of a whole pot.

The luxurious part is that it’s really not all that economical.  How do I know that?  Because my sweet, computer minded, highly intelligent husband loves to do spread sheets and he figured it out.   

But, he got it for me anyway because he knew how much I would love it.  He’s right.

I will tell you that he bought ours, brand new, off of EBAY for much less money than it would have cost us in the store.  He is a smart shopper who does lots of research before he buys.

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Let me tell you a little about the coffee.  You can buy it in bulk at places like Costco and Sams, but you can also order it on line.  After much research, (remember the husband likes to do research) we decided that one of the best places to get it was Coffee For Less.  I was able to order it in bulk and they had all sorts of flavors to choose from.

I really feel like I am drinking coffee from a coffee shop every time I fix me a cup. 

Maybe some day, you and I can chat in person over a nice cup of hot Caramel Vanilla Cream, French Vanilla, or simple French Roast.  They are all so tasty.

Happy Valentine’s to me from my sweet sweet hubby and happy early Valentine’s to you.



Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a nice treat! I have a friend that has one and loves it. We have a Cuisinart that I love. But we are both drinkers so it all goes. Plus we have an espresso machine and hubby make me cappuccinos. Yum! Lots of caffeine around here :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but the couple who hosts the Bible study we attend has one of these, and everyone loves it :-) Enjoy!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

What a nice husband and a great gift. I am the only coffee drinker in my family.

Jenni said...

Amy, that is such an awesome gift! I have seen that coffee maker before and wondered if it made good coffee. It is nice to know that it does. :) I am going to have to check on Ebay and see what they have...

I hope you are having a great weekend, and enjoying your coffee! :)


Anne Marie... said...

I haven't seen that coffee maker....what a fabulous gift!!

Anne Marie

cityfarmer said...

I must own one ... drool!

he's a keeper

sissie said...

Ooh, I would love to have one of these. I love flavored coffees and I figure I could save by not buying them at MacDonald's and coffee shops.



Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Happy Valentines sweet girl ~ what a thoughtful gift from your hubby. I'll bring the treats if you put coffee on!!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said... HAVE to come read my lastest post, lol! And I agree that online K-cups are the best deal.


P.S. I know I've told you before BUT I have to again...I LOVE your music list.....The Anchor Holds!!! Thanks for that great encouragement :)

A Hint of Home said...

I love my Keurig! I have so much company and they can choose the flavor they want, have hot cocoa or hot tea. Thanks for the tip on where to buy in bulk.

Samantha said...

What a wonderful Valentine's present! My parents just got one as well and I loved it when I went to visit them. Both hubby and I are coffee drinkers, so it probably wouldn't be economical for us!

And I like your new blog header too - clean and stylish.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a sweet, thoughtful hubby you have! Enjoy your new coffee!

NanaDiana said...

You know I will be there. Your husband is darling. What a thoughtful gift...more thoughtful to me than flowers or a box of candy....because it is something "just for you" and took some thinking AND some research !;>)

I was just thinking today that I hate my coffee maker. I had a Bunn commercial one for 10 years that just wore out about 2 years ago..(yes..yes..I know, I know, I drink way too much coffee)..and we, after some Consumer Reports research, bought the one from Target that was top pick. Well, it does make good coffee BUT it is the slowest coffee maker I have ever used. My Bunn had a water resevoir on the back and you poured the new water in and the heated water flowed immediately into the the coffee pot...THIS one takes forever...not good when you are waiting for that first bleary-eyed opener. AND the pot is one that "spills" no matter how carefully you try to pour it into a cup. A new Bunn is gonna be my next splurge...right after I buy some new underwear...which, as you know, I hate to buy because noone sees it..why waste money on hidden "fixtures"

Okay..enough Sunday morning craziness...I am off to The Packer Game soon. GO PACK GO! Hugs, Diana

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh Amy, you are going to love it!!!!
I'm drinking mine right now out of it.
The best thing if you don't feel like splurging you can just add your own grounds!
Happy V day :)
Hope your feeling better too!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it. What a wonderful gift. I know you will enjoy it everyday. DH is a keeper. Hugs, Marty

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Wonderful gift. I have one and if yours did not come with a basket adapter for using your own coffee and I would suggest you get one. Makes this luxury much more economical than the little prepackaged coffees. ~~Sherry~~

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

We love our Keurig. Use it every day. You should get the basket for your own coffee. Lot more economical. But, for us, even the little cups are fine, because we only use 1 each per day!!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

My hubby is a huge researcher too! We love coffee and got ourselves a new coffee maker for Christmas.

Hope you enjoy it!

Heaven's Walk - said...

What a sweetie pie your husband is! :) And smart, too! lol! We love coffee here, too - but I lean toward my Skinny Lattes instead of straight coffee while hubby drinks his black with a touch of vanilla creamer in it. Nothing smells better in the morning than that coffee pot ready and hot when we walk down the stairs! ♥

xoxo laurie

Tiffini said...

My mom got me the single one for christmas. I LOVE is true if you don't feel like splurging you can use grounds! Good gift:)

Becky C said...

What an awesome gift! And a very thoughtful husband:) I would love to have a cup with you one day! That's funny, I used to be the only one to drink coffee until about a month ago, hubs started too! And I really love your new look! It looks great in white, and the photos are wonderful :)
Becky C

Sue said...

I've had my Keureg for a couple of years and figure that 42 cents a cup isn't bad. I like the dark, bold brews, but have bought some flavored varieties, as well. Great convenience when I only want a cup and don't want to brew a full pot. You will love your new coffee maker, Amy.
~ Sue

Simply Bungalow said...

Perfect gift for a coffee lover. Just got one and LOVE it! It is costly though, I'll have to check out the online source. Thanks for the tip.

A Vintage Vine said...

I love mine too! I almost can't live without it! So glad hubby did this for you!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh...girl, DH is one sweet man! What a thoughtful gift. Looks amazing! Enjoy... I'll be thinking about you while I drink my coffee tomorrow morning :)

Take care,