Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kitchen Gadgetry

The Mister and I made a run to the grocery store last night for a few groceries. Our cupboards are really bare. We haven’t gone grocery shopping since before we went to the Outer Banks, lol. I wish I could figure out why I hate grocery shopping so much.

While we were in the store, we walked past the refrigerator section of coffee creamers. All the pretty bottles!! Outside of a caramel frappacino from Starbucks, I’m not a big coffee drinker. I prefer green or white teas. I’ve tried regular brewed flavored coffees and find them too bitter. For some reason though, I had gotten it into my head that I wanted to try the flavored coffee creamers. We bought a caramel apple flavor and a cinnamon bun flavor and a bag of Green Mountain coffee. Side note:

My Favorite Things From Vermont:

  1. Cabot Cheese
  2. Vermont Teddy Bears
  3. Green Mountain Coffee

We have a coffee maker for guests but the vacation house had this really neat coffee maker that we wanted to get. Considering that our coffee maker gets used about once a year, this is really just indulging our love of kitchen gadgets. This is what we were after:

Brew Station

This is what we got:


I love it!!! It’s so cute sitting on my counter. It brews a cup of coffee in three minutes. We also got one of these to go with it:


When you register your brewer online, Keurig gives you two free boxes of K-Cups when you buy two boxes plus 10% off your total purchase and free shipping. So, we ordered a variety box of Green Mountain flavored coffees, a box of the Doughnut House Collection by Green Mountain in the Chocolate Glazed Doughnut flavor, a box of hot chocolate for the girls, and a variety box of Gloria Jean’s teas. It was a really good deal and I’ll be able to fill up my carousel. We also bought a reusable filter so that we can use other coffee that doesn’t come in a K-Cup and for loose teas. I love oolong tea thanks to Jennifer.

It’s silly how much I like this thing, lol. I also can’t wait to organize our K-Cups on the carousel. I think I need a life, hehehe.


  1. That's awesome. I've been thinking about getting one for the husband for Christmas. I was wondering how they were.

  2. I bought one of these for Mark after I saw one at a friend's house. I'd love to find that extra filter so we could use our own. Mark finds the coffee a bit strong. You'll have to let me know which flavors you like ;-) I did the same deal with registering it. Very cool.

  3. Pam~~Since we just got ours, I can't give a totally informed opinion but day two and I still love it! It would make a really great Christmas gift for your husband.

    Dana~~We got the reusable filter at Target. They have them in the same aisle as the coffee makers. You can also order one online at Keurig's website if you'd rather.

  4. I'll have to check my local Target and see if I can find it. I might have to get that K-cup holder as well, lol.


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