I don't know if you remember way back when, in one of my very first posts, I mentioned how I was giving up Diet Coke and consequently subbing it for coffee?? Well, I have successfully banished Diet Coke from the home (although I do still partake in the fizzy delight when we are out at restaurants) and as a result, have created a mini coffee house in our kitchen....My story with coffee over the last 4 months is a long and complicated one....I'll give you the Cliff's Notes version: My Keurig and I....well, we had a falling out. Maybe the Keurig was bitter that I actually started putting it to work instead of allowing it to just rest peacefully as a countertop ornament, but the thing was giving me major 'tude! So, it's in timeout....a very long timeout....Meanwhile, I have dusted off the 'old fashion' coffee pot (which, quite frankly suits my needs much better, seeing that my husband and I drink 2-3 cups each a day) unfolded the paper filters and ripped open that fresh bag of grounds.....ahhhhhh, now that's a sensation you miss with the Keurig!
Here are some of the coffees we have tried -- all delicious, but the one that takes the cream and sugar, so to speak, is the LION Toasted Coconut!! OH my! You have to give this a try -- it is World Market's featured coffee this month (the only reason I happened to give it a go) I promise you will not be disappointed!
And, this past month, I have been on a homemade coffee creamer kick. It's definitely more economical, the ingredients are fresh and are actually things you can pronounce and identify and best yet, it tastes delicious! Ms Carrie Vitt, over at Deliciously Organic, gave me the inspiration to make my own coffee creamer -- she has some GREAT recipes, check it out! My latest recipe consists of half and half, sweetened condensed milk and a splash of hazelnut syrup.
Oh, and on a totally different note, I found some fabric for my parson chair re-do!!
This is not the direction I thought I wanted to go in at all -- I really am not a fan of plaid -- but something about this particular fabric spoke to me....ah, who am I kiding, I know EXACTLY what spoke to me about it....the price!! Only $1.50 per yard!! I'm not sure if this will be the final fabric I go with, but if nothing else, it will let me relax when I am actually making the slipcover -- knowing that I am not breaking the bank if I mess up....and deep down inside, a voice is telling me that it might actually look nice with the burlap curtains....
Parson. Meet Plaid. I think you two are going to get along famously!
PS: This is the very seat where the blogging magic happens...in case you were ever curious...and no, that is not a dead dog in the background...just my 'floor potato' as I like to call her...