Posted on Mon, Sep 11, 2017

If you love coffee, then you know there’s nothing quite like that first cup in the morning—hot, flavorful, a helpful cup to get you on your way to the rest of the day. And when it comes to comparing coffee, there’s nothing quite like a well-brewed cup (and nothing quite as bad as one that isn’t as well-done).

I love my Keurig® brewer more than anything and many people have switched to automatic or quick-brew solutions for their coffee, and while those work just fine, there’s something really wonderful about treating yourself to a hand-brewed cup of joe. And in fact, some hand-brew methods, like French press, don’t take as long as you might think they do—just a few minutes—and the rewards are worth it.

A French press comes in a variety of sizee and only require you to mix boiling water with coffee of your choice. The steps to take aren’t hard to master, and the tips for doing it well are easy enough too. Here’s a graphic that explains it all:

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Topics: Lifestyle


Posted on Fri, Sep 01, 2017

There is a new trend sweeping the nation, and many savvy businesses are jumping on board: zero waste. Zero waste is an interdisciplinary practice that aims for the lofty goal of eliminating contributions to landfills. Entrepreneurs have begun thinking outside the box and stepping away from our current linear industrial system of production-consumption-disposal. Straight lines are out; we are now thinking cyclical, byproducts of manufacturing return to the system either to be reused or repurposed. You may hear bragging from companies about a "75% diversion rate"; telling you that they have avoided sending 75% of their trash to a landfill or incinerator, an accomplishment that certainly deserves applause.

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Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2017


Nothing screams class like gold. The egyptians knew it and for pete's sake who is more classy than King Tut or Nefertiti? They so valued the stuff that they took it to their grave! Celebrities are adorned in it and Al Capone drenched his private speak easy in it...(for real, the top of a building covered in gold leaf in Chicago). Alas, we are not King Tut or Al Capone or even the least bit rich and famous. But, that doesnt mean we can't add a little touch of gold here and there in classy ways.

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Topics: Lifestyle


Posted on Wed, Aug 23, 2017

I like to look at the pumpkin season as a sprint, an all out race to consume as much pumpkin in as many ways as humanly possible. This year, I am going for the gold. I am starting early, and I am expanding my horizons to new unchartered pumpkin territories. Pumpkin spice latte is for the weak, pumpkin pie is so 1950, and pumpkin roll is yesterday's news. Let's think bigger my pumpkin loving friends, take to Pinterest and create a fall season filled with innovative ways to jam more pumpkin down our gullets. Drink it, spread it, eat it, whatever it takes. 

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Topics: Recipes


Posted on Tue, Aug 22, 2017

People, my daughter is reading poetry. As in, on her own, asked me for the book, Snapchatting pictures of her favorites. I can only attribute this to the release of the VERY popular, Milk and Honey collection of poems by Rupi Kaur. I am quite confident that the initial attraction to this book was one of the aesthetics, as black and white blankets my 14 year old's bedroom from the walls to the head bands. But, she soon dove head first into the words and got gloriously soaked with a new found love of poetry. I have always been a believer in allowing kids to find their own way into literature, although I am a strong supporter of the classics, I do not think that shoving Huckleberry Finn down their throats is the way in. Young and hip, modern and chic...that is the ticket. With it will come the love and then there will be the time for an appreciation of the old school best.

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Topics: Book club


Posted on Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Summer may be winding down but, our Keurig® K-Cup® coffee coupon codes sure are not! In fact, with fall looming around the corner, now is a better time than ever to save on coffee pods. Our list of August coupons includes a few extended offers and plenty of new comers. 

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Topics: Coffee coupons