Thankful : Day 13

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I know this may sound silly and not really something to be thankful for, but...I am thankful for my Keurig machine. I'd been wanting one for forever but even more after visiting my friend, Tara, and her husband and son in New Mexico in March. She had one and I drooled over it the whole time we were there. Thankfully so did Seth (!!!!!!) so I was able to get one. He bought it for me for Mother's Day and I have been infinitely happier ever since that day.

Happy wife, happy life, right? :)

I love it because it is single serve. Even if Seth and I both want coffee in the morning, we just make 2 single servings instead of 1 big pot. During the week, it is also infinitely faster than a regular coffee pot when you are rushing out the door to go to work. Or on the weekend, nothing goes to waste and nothing gets cold before we can drink more. Plus, Seth usually likes stronger coffee than I do so its nice that we can get 2 different types and both be happy.

This is how our coffee drawer looks right now.

I've been on an iced coffee kick and ever since I found these on special at Target and had a coupon, I stocked up. We also decided that it was more practical to get a giant box of regular coffee from Costco. This is the Kirkland blend. Seth is not picky about his coffee (except he needs it to be strong) so we thought that 100 k-cups for $38.99 (or less if there's a coupon!) was an excellent deal. I, too, like these ones. I just put my hazelnut creamer in and I'm good to go.

The Keurig is way easy for set up - you just turn it on, let it heat up, and pop the k-cup in and push the button and let it do its thing. And it is way easy for clean up (you just throw away the k-cup).

Since getting the Keurig, we haven't really branched out too much except for the variety pack that came with the machine. I've been dying to try some holiday ones but they are usually so expensive so I have been looking for sales. Bed, Bath, and Beyond is awesome for this because sometimes they have them on sale and you can use a 20% off coupon - double score!

So far some of my favorites are :

Donut Shop - Regular Extra Bold
Green Mountain - Breakfast Blend
Green Mountain - Blueberry (really! it's good!)
Starbucks - Breakfast Blend
Celestial - English Breakfast Tea
Gloria Jean's - Hazelnut Coffee
Green Mountain - Hazelnut Iced Coffee

And I'm dying to try :

Swiss Miss - Hot Cocoa
Green Mountain - Apple Cider
Celestial - Black Iced Tea
Snapple - Peach Iced Tea
Donut Shop - Hazelnut Iced Coffee
Dunkin' Donuts - Hazelnut Coffee

If anyone has tried the ones I want to try, let me know how they are! Or if you have any recommendations, I would love to hear!
This post was not sponsored (though they should pay me for my review haha). I just love my Keurig that much. I'm thankful I was able to get one!