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Roasting 101

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Good Afternoon. How are your days' going ? Mine is very well. The sun is shining. The air is cold and fresh and most importantly I'm alive ! I found a great post from Roast Magazine. It is a compilation of all of their greatest posts on Roasting 101. This might help you learn more about coffee, or roasting the perfect cup for yourself. Check it out, and let me know if you learn anything new. Roasting 101








Signing off a " Coffee Educated " Diva

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream

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I'm a #bzzagent, and my new campaign is Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand cream. It is for severely dry skin, hands, and cuticles. Try it out! It instantly makes your hands feel smooth. Fragrance Free. The only thing you have to loose this winter are your dry hands :)




After Holiday Run Down..

Hi all !I hope you all had a beautiful holiday with your family or friends.Now it's on to party planning again for me for New Year's Eve. Every month I think is busy, the next one continues and is busier than the last ! But no complaining here. I am so thankful for all in my life that keeps me busy and tired. That means my life is good and fulfilled. So here is for all the stuff I have missed lately.Time to get everyone updated on the latest in the coffee/tea world. Here is your Friday Run Down ( I'm a day early )


Check out the illy Art Collection. Beautiful collection cups and coffee cans. Take a look here maybe you want to treat yourself to an after Christmas gift ! The latest designer is Kiki Smith.


Coffee Bean Direct is offering on their Facebook page $12 off any order $35 or more. They have amazing coffee that they have sent me so definitely log on and take advantage of this offer! Coffeebeandirect


A mobile coffee cart ! Check out this cool article from " Daily …

BOGO at Starbucks , Gifts, And More

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Good evening coffee & tea family members. Are you still searching for great gifts for your loved ones ? I actually went to my local Marshall's today to buy my hubby some more gifts. Needless to say it was packed! I had patience and just told myself take your time, don't let people make you crazy. So I did that and got some great things for him. I get so happy buying stuff for my husband . He works harder than anyone I know and has been through so much with the passing of his mother. So I am trying even harder this holiday to make it really special. Do you guys find cute gifts at Marshall's ? It's safe to say I'm pretty much addicted to that store lol !

So here is the coolest gift to get a coffee snob on your list ...

A hand recognition coffee maker ?? This is nuts. Check it out ... http://enpundit.com/hand-recognition-coffee-maker-remembers-exactly-how-you-like-your-coffee/

Also BOGO going on now at Starbucks. Hurry. Check out the details ..http://gimmiefre…

Worldreader

Worldreader: Vote for #worldreader to win the American Giving Awards 2012 http://bit.ly/U7DwbJ *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.


I'm a smiley360.com member, and this is a great cause to be involved with ! Log on to vote !! For the children :)




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I'm Back..

Hello all. I am sorry for the absence of my posts. There was a bit of a tragedy in my family. My mother in law passed away two weeks ago of cancer. It has been a very horrible time for me and my husband, but every day we are trying to get on with life the best we can. Thank you for always reading and supporting me. I will be back to posting, and back to work now. I hope you all are enjoying your holiday season. .












A " Sad " Coffee Diva

Decorate it Forward this Holiday Season with Kmart

Decorate it Forward this Holiday Season with Kmart: Enter @kmart #DecorateItForward sweeps & win a shopping spree w/ @SandraLee or @RealJaclynSmith http://kmrt.us/Ri8oof #spon *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Black Friday Gifts, Deals, & Freebies

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Happy day after Thanksgiving ! Most of you probably have off (except me and my husband). You are most likely eating leftovers, first waking up, or lounging around watching holiday movies. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.. If you went to black Friday last night or today I just want to take this time to tell you, YOU ARE NUTS LOL

Here are some cute gifts I stumbled upon:
Great gift for the tea lover on your list from Teaforte
Beautiful holiday gift baskets from Boyer's Coffee ...


As well as a free Coffee & Pastries at your local Sam's Club. While Supplies last ! Here's the details " Go to your local Sam's Club starting at 7 a.m. today, November 23, 2012 for free Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee and Artisan Fresh pastries available while supplies last. " ( Found on allyou.com)


And ....Bogo Coffee From Peet's Coffee & Tea ( Buy one get one Free) Click here for the Coupon & Details . ( Good until this Sunday 11/25).




So enjoy your leftovers, and …

Green Mountain Wellness Kcups Review

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Well I am a Bzzagent from Bzzagent.com. #IGotITFree from Green Mountain. They launched their new Wellness Kcups that I had posted about earlier. I gave it three stars in my review out of 5. The pro's are that it is healthy for you, It's Green Mountain, The flavor was nice every day medium blend coffee. The cons: I noticed no difference in my " focus " or any other abilities. It is about $16 a box. It was not their best flavor Kcups in my opinion. I thought Nantucket, or Vermont blend was way better. So I would suggest unless you have a coupon for them, maybe you might want to skip. Since you might be a bit let down as I was. I am still drinking since ( free is free). And they aren't by any means bad. Just not as good as the others. Something was just lacking. Anywhoo, let me know if you guys tried it out and check out bzzagent for great launches you can get into as well.






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Happy Thanksgiving !!

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Afternoon !! I wanted to wish everyone a very special Thanksgiving . My readers. You mean the world to me ! I hope all of your families are healthy, happy, and you all are loved today and always ...
To my special little family I love you all.. most especially my two best friends in the whole world. My sister Samantha Ann. And my Husband Anthony John. I am thankful for you both each and everyday,and I love you more than words could ever express.


I have two pieces of good news. 1) The limited edition Green Mountain coffee's are back ! Gingerbread, and Spicy Eggnog. You can order on greenmountain's website.This comes in Kcup form or ground bag. Here is my review on those flavors in case you were interested in my opinion ;)
The second piece of news: There is a special reserve Colombia Geisha Reserve blend now
available in ground form, or Kcups. It is quite pricey starting at $24.99 and up. It is a light roast. I am interested if this is as good as the price ???


Well I hope you…

Free Coffee For Black Friday !!

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So who doesn't like freebies ?? No one ! Well if you are one of the many lunatics that will be frequenting the stores on black Friday, you may need a cup of coffee. Preferably a free one since you probably spent all of your check shopping ! lol. Seattle's Best Coffee is offering free coffee on Black Friday. You can head over to their page on facebook, and like them. You can stop by any of their participating stores ( which you can locate on their facebook page) and get a 12oz free coffee. While you are on their page you can also print out a $2 off coupon. You can use that to purchase coffee as a gift, or just treat yourself :)
I am posting ahead of time so you will be aware of it, and not look at this when you get home on Friday and curse me .



So what is everyone doing for Thanksgiving ? Big dinners ? Alone ? Going out ? Today is prep day for many people. It will just be me and my husband this year for Thanksgiving. None of our families have Thanksgiving dinner's anyway…

Kmart's Decorate It Forward Campaign...

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So my one of my newest campaigns I am involved with this month is for smiley360.com, is Decorate it Forward this Holiday Season with Kmart. I went today to check out what there was available, and I was very pleased & surprised. I picked up three boxes of Christmas lights (blue & clear) as well as beautiful ornaments. I used my Kmart Gift card that I received ( I also donated to St. Jude at the register which I suggest everyone do as well please). I just had enough with my gift card and change to spare!
They had a huge selection of every color that you can imagine depending on your taste. Weather you are a traditionalist and you go for red & green. Or you are more modern as I am and you go for silver with purples and blues. The prices were amazing. Everything I picked up was at least 25% off if not more. They also were stocked up in every aisle. Which you usually don't see in the stores around this time of the holidays. I told all of my family, friends, and neighbors …

Decorate it Forward this Holiday Season with Kmart

Decorate it Forward this Holiday Season with Kmart: Enter @kmart #DecorateItForward sweeps & win a shopping spree w/ @SandraLee or @RealJaclynSmith http://kmrt.us/Ri8oof #spon *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.


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Catching Up & Holiday Talk ..

Hello all ! I am sorry for the loss of posts. I was actually stuck in N.Y at my mom's house for a few weeks (due to a wedding, then getting sick, then a hurricane, then a snow storm lol). Thank god all of us are ok and I am home now. We have so much to catch up on. From coffee and everything in between !
The holidays are here my favorite time of year. I started putting the holiday stuff out. My mom gave me Pumpkin Spice K-cups when I was over, I love to enjoy them on the holidays. What are your holiday coffee traditions ? Do you have certain blends that you save specifically for the holidays? I always take a holiday mug out to drink in. It just makes me so happy. No matter how bad life was, during these two months I always found happiness and love. I wish all time of year was this special :)

Well this week I will be catching up with posts, reviews, and starting to help you guys do some shopping for the coffee/tea lovers on your list. I wish you all the beginning of a beautiful h…

Coffee & Exercise ??

I am always reading and searching for great articles on health, wellness, and above all coffee! Here all of my favorites combined in a great article on the link between coffee helping exercise performance from Van Houtte blog.

Have you guys ever had a cup of java before working out ? Did it help you work out longer or stronger ? I'm up for any help. I work out now 5 times a week sometimes 6 or 7 even so it's hard to find motivation. Let me know what you guys think...











Signing off a " healthy energized " Coffee Diva ;)

Join Me On Recyclebank

Ciao my coffee readers ! I am asking you to join in the fun on going " green " for your family and the environment. This is another great site I am a member of. You can earn points, learn how to go green, and save money. Here is the link to join me :)



P.S. A very special thank you to everyone who has helped this blog take off and become what it is today as I saw I hit over 20,000 views. I can't believe it. I love you all and welcome your comments and many more coffee posts in the future.







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Tony Robbins Ultimate Edge

Tony Robbins Ultimate Edge: Thx @TonyRobbins for my free #UltimateEdge audio book! Check it out for yourself http://bit.ly/M8GDBo *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

For something a little motivation in y our life. I am a smiley360 member and I took part in this "mission". Sign up and take a look :)



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Coffee Bean Direct Colombian Supremo Ground Review

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Happy Fall & Columbus Day all ! It is very chilly here and I love this weather. Me and my husband are working, while most people have off so I thought what better way to start the work week than with a new coffee review!
This one is for a previously mentioned company that I worked with, Coffee Bean Direct. They sent me a few bags of ground coffee to sample. The first one I tried was Colombian Supremo. It was good. I really enjoyed it. Usually it is hard for me to be pleased with a good ground coffee to use in the Keurig. This one was enjoyed both by me and my husband. We actually just used the whole bag up today ! It is a nice light/medium roast coffee. Doesn't have the average " Colombian" taste that I am used to. It is a course grind that would be perfect for a French Press Coffee Maker. To me the taste was more reminiscent of a French roast actually. I give it 3 1/2 coffee mugs out of 5. No aftertaste. Not bitter, and not too strong at all. Nice everyday coffee.…

Starbucks Verismo 580 Viewpoints Review

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Afternoon all. It has been raining all day here in N.Y.C. Nothing is more fitting than a nice cup of tea or coffee. I prefer tea in the afternoon. It calms me down and is healthy for you.
Well among many review sites I am a Viewpoints member. I review millions of different products good or bad. Today I stumbled upon the new Starbucks Verismo 580 single serve brewer review. Here is a great write up on it. Tell me what you think about this machine and it's hefty price tag. Are you going to purchase ? Or are you tired of buying your machine, and then the next day and bigger one coming out ? ( Yeah me too )

http://www.viewpoints.com/thegoods/Starbucks-Verismo-580-Brewer-Preview:-What-s-All-the-Hype-About?utm_source=newsletters_trends&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=be_smart_newsletter_09262012



If you would like to check out any other reviews or write your own, sign up at viewpoints.com.




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Coffee Circle Video

Hi all! I was forwarded a very interesting and super cool video from Coffee Circle. Check it out, let me know what you think :)



Coffee Circle - Good Coffee. Good Gear. from Coffee Circle on Vimeo.










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Coffee Bean Direct's Kickstarter Project

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Good afternoon Sunday readers. It is a beautiful day here in N.Y.C and I have an exciting project to tell you guys about. Coffeebeandirect.com is a great local company here in New Jersey where you can get the freshest coffee at the most affordable prices. They have whole bean, ground, tea, gift baskets, etc. I love that this place is local and is run by everyday people like us!





I was contacted by a really sweet guy Anthony (Ok maybe I just love him since he has my husband's name lol), who has a Kickstarter program. They basically are trying to raise money for a huge coffee machine that would help them produce more coffee at a time. To get the most quantity faster to all of their loyal customers. I love helping people out in any way I can. This project being added to my list. Here is the link. Check them out. Like them, friend them, help their cause. Even just $1 can help if we all donate ! They have until October 13th 5pm to raise their money. They have raised $3,883 so far. The…

Seattle's Best Coffee Level 5 Review

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Happy Monday all! I hope you guys are having a great end of the summer. I have been so busy it is not even funny! I am sorry if I haven't had a chance to post as much I have been doing so many DIY projects around the house, as well as changing out the stuff in my apartment to get ready for fall/winter. Plus a husband 24 hours 7 days a week. Work. So you can see where the time goes.
Lately I have been drinking a new coffee in my Keurig my kcup filter and I would like to give you my review:
I had received a free sample bag of Seattle's Best Coffee Level 5. It is dark, bold, and intense. ( Those are their words lol)I was very surprised to find that I liked it a lot. Most of the bag coffee's that I try to use in my kcup filter never taste good. I love the kcups more than anything in the world, but I also love variety. I love to make them last longer and stretch our coffee budget. Case in point, drinking the bag coffee during the week and kcups on the weekend. This coffee was bo…

5-hour ENERGY®

5-hour ENERGY®: Thx @5hourenergyguy 4 my free shot! #5hourmission *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Unreal Candy !

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There is nothing better than some candy & coffee. So try some unreal candy, with a cup of Joe :) I am a bzzagent# and I received coupons to try them for free :) Check them out, or message me for some coupons to try !




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Glade Expressions !

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I'm a bzzagent, and I tried the new collection. So far the Italian Cotton & Mandarian is my favorite :) Check it out ...







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Keurig's New Vitamin Infused K-Cups

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In my opinion Keurig has revolutionized the way we all drink coffee. It has given us all a reason to appreciate coffee. Understand it better. And brew the best possible quality that they can offer us. " One cup at a time". Now Keurig has upped their game to another level. Keurig has now come out with a line of " wellness k-cups". They will be offered for people that don't just want to drink a cup of coffee, they want to drink to their health as well. There are only 6 different flavors so far. Two of them are Green Mountain coffee's that offer either Focus Blend or Wellness blend. Each delivering vitamins to keep you healthy. Two others are from Celestial Seasonings. They are the Antioxidant Max Green Teas. (Which I have been dying to try especially now in K-cup form). And last but not least the two Vitamin Burst Iced K-cups which I wanted to try but it has too much sugar for me :(. The prices are a bit steep ( in my opinion). $17.49 for the teas and a whopp…

ShoffeeBlog | The Official Blog of Shoffee.com: Keurig Patent Update: What is the Keurig Brewed Seal, and What Does it Mean to You?

Your Fall Favorite Is Back !!!

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I hope you are all safe, if you are in an area that is being hit by the hurricane now. Here in N.Y.C it is very heavy thunderstorms as I type. Just wanted to make sure you are all alright :)
Well it's getting to that time of year again where we no longer need flip flops but more scarves, and that really good cup of coffee on those chilly mornings. Fall ! My favorite time of year( along with winter). Many people rave about Green Mountain's Pumpkin Spice. And they are right in doing so ! I am not even a pumpkin person per say, but I definitely love this coffee in the fall/winter. It envokes happy memories of my favorite time of year. It is also nice that they don't offer it all the time, since it makes it that much more special. Plus it's fair trade which is very important ! Sometime's when I have flavored coffee a lot I get boored, and crave regular. This is nice for just a few months. I have a review of the coffee earlier in my blog if you are curious, take a look.

5-hour ENERGY®

5-hour ENERGY®: Thx @5hourenergyguy 4 my free shot! #5hourmission Click to help me win the 5-hour ENERGY Sweepstakes! http://smiley360.com/5HE.php?id=147098 *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

ShoffeeBlog | The Official Blog of Shoffee.com: Introducing the Green Mountain Rivo Espresso Machi...

Hi coffee community ! Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, I have been so busy. I had a bunch of projects going on this week in my home. I re-arranged my living room area. Then did a major closet re-do that took two days and five hundred hours ( it seemed to me) But I am here  and I have the latest news from shoffee.com's blog.... Read on readers ; )



ShoffeeBlog | The Official Blog of Shoffee.com: Introducing the Green Mountain Rivo Espresso Machi...:

Will you be interested in buying this machine ??







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Recipe: Marshmallow Espresso

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So cute! For all of you guys going camping at the end of the summer (or just using this at home for fun lol) . I hope you try this one out :) Looks Yumm!





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5-hour ENERGY-- Smiley360 Connect

5-hour ENERGY-- Smiley360 Connect



Horrible taste. But no jittery feeling as they say. Slight energy boost. Don't waste your money in my opinion.

Grove Square Coffee Dark Roast K-cup Review

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Well yesterday I did a brand new review ( a good one) and today I'm sorry to say that I have a bad one ! Over my vacation a few weeks back my mom picked me up a box of K-Cups from the Christmas Tree Store. They sell them at a dollar or two discounted. She purchased me the Grove Square coffee Dark roast blend kcups. I thought it would be a good idea to try some new brands. Something different. Plus, I pretty much love every k-cup flavor. I didn't even expect anything bad. But I was very wrong...
First off when I touched the Kcup I noticed already something was weird. I shook it a bit because it felt kind of "empty". The sound was like rocks. It was as if instant coffee was in it. And that was exactly the taste ! That of instant coffee. And bad instant coffee at that. It was like the instant Folgers my mom used to drink. Horrible taste. Bitter after taste. Pretty much everything wrong with it you can think of. I don't know if they are a knock of to k-cups and they d…

Green Mountain Wild Mountain Blueberry K-Cup Review

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Happy Monday! The humidity has died down here in N.Y and it is a beautiful day I can finally be outside and open all of the windows :) How are you all doing?
I just received my box of Green Mountain Wild Mountain Blueberry K-Cups. I could not wait to try since I had read/seen so many posts about this coffee being amazing. And hard to find. Well, did this not let me down! This coffee rocks! It is sooooooOooo good. Yes I used all of those o's. It is quite appropriate for the amount of enthusiasm here. The second you brew you start smelling the most amazing scent ever! It is just like going to a Diner or a Dunkin Donuts. You smell fresh blueberry muffins. Then the taste is literally like you are drinking in a muffin! It is quite incredible how you can make coffee taste just like a food lol I honestly expected the coffee to be watery or maybe too sweet or even bitter as a lot of flavored coffee's do. But it had none of those. I put just a little half n half in my cup. No sugar . N…

Friday Run Down 8/3/2012

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Ciao readers! It is so thick and hot here today in N.Y.C. I barely was moving when I went our earlier in the morning lol. Well I am back from vacation, and ready to roll..Here is the Friday run down on all of your favorite things in life :)


Really cool article about 5 unique cafe's around the world from the Van Houtte Coffee Blog. I would love to go to The Island in the Mur Café―Graz, Austria. ( Shown in picture above)


coffeegiant.com has their $1 dollar day sale where they will be taking a dollar off select boxes of kcups. Hurry ! Today only.


The U.S is number 1 as usual, in the world's top 10 coffee consuming countries in 2011 . (runners up were Germany & Brazil).


Illy has come out with a new blend called " Monoarabica". They are different versions from around the world. There is a dark blend that is bold & from Brazil. Another blend that is bright and is from Ethiopia. They come in capsules and whole bean form. The price range is from $15.00 regular coffee …

Wolfgang Puck Job Openings

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Hi all ! I hope you have missed me so much !!! I have been away on vacation for a week. I stayed local and was with my family mostly. Got to see my mom, dad, sister. All of my favorites. Shopping, dinners, movies. Just having a great week with no responsibilities, no work, just fun. It went so fast and now I miss them all already :( But there is always another week right.
I know that this economy and time for the world is so very hard. People who have P.H.D's can't even find work, or get a job. If you live in any of the areas listed and are interested in working for Wolfgang Puck. Head on over to facebook. Like Wolfgang Puck, and then go to WP JOBS. There isn't much but there are 5 jobs listed. Maybe one is in your area. Wolfgang Puck is an amazing Chef and has a huge line of coffee and K-Cups that's why I wanted to feature his job opportunities. I wish there were more jobs open in the coffee industry and more advertised online as well.
Have you guys ever applied or se…

coffeeforless.com website & blog Review

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Hello my caffeinated readers. There have been many blogs, websites, and companies that I have come across in my quest of all things coffee. I have reviewed them ( mostly only the good ones :) My newest gem is coffeeforless.com. I will be doing a thorough review . I will let you know why I give it my seal of approval and most definitely 5 coffee cups out of 5 on my Coffee Diva review scale.

So the perks: Well first off they are such an extensive website. They offer millions of K-Cups. All you could ever think of. Varieties that I've never even heard of! They don't sell wimpy counts either. Only 24 count each for the K-cups. That is important in them providing the best quantity for your money. They have free shipping all orders $45 or more. 100% price match guarantee which honestly I've never seen any other coffee website offer that. Loyalty points for every dollar you spend. Their top 5 picks. And contests ( which I just actually won on Friday can't wait to get my box of…

Lavazza Modo Mio

Mamma Mia ! Check out this beautiful baby from one of my favorite espresso brands Lavazza. This is the real deal authentic espresso machine. It comes with single serve capsules like many machines now a days. I wish I could get this one. Then again I already have a Keurig & a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo. So, I should probably stop ! lol Take a look at this beauty . Looks like it is available in the UK. But there are similar machines that are available in the U.S.
Did you guys ever see this machine before ? Do you own an espresso machine ?










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Green Mountain Iced Sampler Freebie

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Hey coffee readers. Today if you are on facebook, (which who isn't) like Green Mountain's page for a free Iced Hazelnut coffee freebie.I have never tried the Iced Hazelnut so I am excited to get this one. It is only for Keurig owners. It is a kcup free sample pack. It's been working on / off all day so there might be some left. Hurry ! I got mine earlier. I'm going to try again to see if I can score one for my momma. That would be perfect for a heat wave day like today... Stay cool & hydrated all !










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ShoffeeBlog | The Official Blog of Shoffee.com: Eight O'Clock Coffee and Tetley Tea Keurig K-Cups Coming Soon

ShoffeeBlog | The Official Blog of Shoffee.com: Eight O'Clock Coffee and Tetley Tea Keurig K-Cups Coming Soon




I posted early on that Eight O' Clock coffee would be in kcup form, but now it's announced that both Eight O' Clock & Tetley will be as well. I can't wait to try these new K-cups that are coming out ! I hope they have them in the stores:) I love tetley tea and I've tasted a lot of ground Eight O' Clock coffee bags and they are pretty decent. I think in the kcup form they will taste even better ;) They are said to come out this fall. Have you guys ever tried either of these brands before ? Are you excited they will be in our almight kcup form soon ??





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Free Tea Sample !

Happy Saturday all! I just came back from running some errands and doing a little shopping. Boy is it humid and yuck out ! I am starting to hate the summer. The high Con Ed bills. The sweat. The bad allergies. The constant feeling of being stuck indoors with the AC on because you can't breathe outside. Ugh. Well I am back home, and I really have no plans to step foot outside anymore lol Here is a great free tea sample for you to perk up your Saturday.
Just log on to Facebook and like " Tea Forte' ". They are sending a 3 pack sample. I can't wait to try. They are Fair Trade Certified and USDA Organic. That makes me love it even more :)










Signing off a " humid & annoyed " Coffee Diva :) LoL

Friday the 13th Run Down !~!

Happy Friday the 13th all! Are you guys superstitious ? Me either. I just love to do some thing fun like watch scary movies on Friday the 13th ! Well I have been a busy bee as usual all morning and afternoon. I had tons of laundry to catch up on, which wasn't a great idea being that it's about 90 degrees out here in N.Y.C and very humid! But, this is my job full time to be a housewife. And an amazing one at that ( if I say so myself ). I do feel a bit light headed, so I will sip some iced water/coffee while I do the Friday run down for all things fun and coffee related !
How do you guys beat the heat when it's hot ? What are your coffee related tricks to cooling down , I'd love to hear !


If your on facebook, hit up Coffee For Less, they have Fun Fridays going on with great coffee trivia as well as 3 lucky winners that will get a free box of K-Cups! I definitely could use more I'm running low .


A good review on a Honduran blend coffee from dailyshotofcoffee.



The late…

Coffee Preventing Skin Cancer

I was forwarded another great article from a dear friend of mine. Every day there is more and more studies that find that coffee can reduce the risk of many diseases. Including a form of skin cancer. Check out this video to learn more !










Did you have your cup today ? I drank a small shot of espresso this morning :) Enjoy this beautiful day all !




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Four Healthy Drinks - Dr. Weil's Daily Tip

Four Healthy Drinks - Dr. Weil's Daily Tip









Coffee is so good for you, and here are 4 more good for you drinks ! !




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DeLonghi MKE6 Electric

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I had a small Moka pot that I used for one cup of espresso about a year ago, but then it broke ( I am such a clutz don't even ask). I always wanted to get another one just to have. I used to make my espresso on them. It worked well. Mine didn't make to much foam but on a good day, with the right espresso it did taste very authentic. It's definitely the european way to have coffee/espresso. Well I found a cute machine that is the moka pot, but electric. So it's virtually dumb proof it seems. I would love to try this out one day. Here is a cute how to video I found on youtube.
Hope everyone is staying cool in this heat wave. I pretty much am staying in . Too hot to move or do anything really. I hate the summer because on very hot or humid days there is nothing to do other than sit in front of a fan and drink iced water ! I am so much for suited for the fall/winter. I go out everyday even in the snow. It's so much more refreshing. Well stay safe all and have a great …

Starbucks Kcups Freebie

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Happy Friday all ! Found a great freebie for you all. I requested mine, and I will be sending one to my mom as well. It's a free sample pacck from Starbucks. It's available on target.com. Click here to request yours !
I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone. I am over 10,000 hits which again is so amazing. Also to all the people who have been sending me love & comments. It means the world to me. Thank you again, so much . Have a beautiful day.






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4th of July Coffee Recipe's & More..

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Well it's about that time of year again, it seems 4th of July and Christmas always come so soon ! This year my husband actually has off tomorrow so we will be having a nice fun BBQ the two of us! I am really happy. At night we can see the Macy's fireworks so it will be a great night. I found a great coffee BBQ recipe from one of my my favorite coffee resources. This one will be for BBQ coffee burgers ! YUMM !
And if you need some fun.. or some new songs then click here for great music. My husbands DJ mixes !


And I just want to wish you all a very safe ( no drinking and driving or using fireworks! ) 4th of July. I hope you have a great holiday with your family, and lots and lots of food ! lol






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Revv Kcup Review

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It's another hot one here in N.Y.C . But you still can't stop me from drinking my coffee or reviewing it for that matter :) I have a new review for you guys. I just recentlly tried the Revv kcup variety. It's from Green Mountain and it's supposed to be their bold coffee. I tried the regular one which has 100% Arabica coffee. I thought it was a really nice strong cup. Definitely a bold flavor. Smooth. No flavor undertones or nutty flavor to me. But for me it was a bit too much, and it had a very bitter after taste which I did not like. I would give it about 3 coffee cups out of 5. I didn't notice a difference such as giving me any more energy. But if you love bold coffee or drink it black this one might be for you. Still on the fence if I would buy this again .
Have any of you tried the Revv kcup ? Did you enjoy ?







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Coffee Short Film

Hi all ! It is a heat wave again here in N.Y.C. Trying to stay cool indoors. Too hot to go out you can barely breathe! If you are having a heat wave as well, make sure to check on any elderly that may be alone, and drink lots of cold fluids :)
My good friend Shelley forwarded me this adorable short film about coffee that was featured in The New York Times from animator Gary Lieb. I thought it was really cute, let me know how you like it !


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Coffee As A Super Food !

Found a list of great super foods to eat/drink on a daihttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifly basis that are chock full of good for you ingredients. Click here to check and drink up to your good health !











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Fun Coffee Quiz !

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Happy Monday all :) Don't worry just because it is Monday doesn't mean it can't be a good day right ? You have to be positive and push through no matter how lazy, or negative you are feeling. This way you will get that great energy back to you :)
Well while I was having my morning coffee ( Today's cup is Barista Prima House French Roast) and reading through my emails, I found a great quiz from Dr. Oz on how well you know your coffee. It's really informative and gives you the right answers at the end so you actually learn why coffee is so good for you, and how you can use it to improve your health ! So click here to take the quiz . I got 5 out of 9 ( but twice I switched the answers so I would have had 7 out of 9 lol) . Let me know what you guys score.








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International Delight Iced Coffee Review

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Well the heat has been turned up the past week. With that brings pool parties, BBQ's, and iced coffee. If you are like me and you love iced coffee but never make it right, International Delight Iced Coffee is the perfect gift to you. The coffee is blended on it's own with the perfect balance of coffee,milk, and sweetness. It comes in regular, Vanilla, or Mocha. I tried the regular flavor. I really really enjoyed it. It has such a nice flavor to it, it wasn't watered down even just on it's on in a glass. (they recommend pouring over ice)and it was not watery at all. On the label it says it has Arabica coffee brewed (which is very good quality bold coffee). You can taste it. It's about $4.99 for a big carton. I barely have even put a dent in it. It's about 150 calories for an 8oz glass ( which I had about half of that). It's a nice treat on a hot day. It has way less calories than those Starbucks or Dunkin Donut sweet drinks with cool whip, tons of toppings, …

Happy Father's Day !!

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I want to wish a very special Coffee Diva Happy Father's Day to all of the good father's out there. To my dad who has always been there for me. Who has taught me to always keep fighting. He always made me feel beautiful and special. Because of this, I had great self esteem and knew I deserved amazing things in my life. Five years ago I found the most amazing man to be my husband . I couldn't be happier. Thank you Dad for everything. I love you always . To my grandfather's I miss you both and hope you are watching over me always...
A special Happy Dad's day to the mother's out there who had to be single parents ( including my mom) and were forced to be the mother and the father. This one is for you too !!

Here is a video of my Father/Daughter dance song that I had at my wedding....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWHHHh8z7Ss

Friday Run Down 6/15

It's that time yet again. It seems that the week just fly's one after another. It is a beautiful day here in N.Y.C and I am thoroughly enjoying it ( we had so much rain this whole year). So here are all your favorite things coffee. P.S. I am enclosing a link for my husband's DJ mix site. He DJ's and everyone always asked him to please upload his great mixes online so he finally started doing it. There are only 2 right now but hundreds more to upload. So if you love music ( which who doesn't) check it out. And promote Mr. Coffee ( my hubby ) :) MUSIC

Are you a huge French Vanilla fan ? Yes I know, I am too. Wehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifll here is a great French Vanilla recipe from Van Houtte


Coupon ? Who doesn't here and there right. Well Coffee Mate Natural Bliss Coffee creamers are offering a coupon to either print out or be mailed to your house. Just click the link and add your information.


Great review from my favorite coffee blogger friend Coffee Cu…

New Dunkin Donuts K-cups

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Hello ladies & Fellas :) It's the coffee Diva here. I am super excited for so many things today. 1) A lady contacted me and said she loved my blog and wanted to know if I would like to try her Ginseng Coffee. Which of course I said YES ! lol I was very flattered, and excited. 2) Thanks to all of you guys reading, following, commenting, liking and posting I am up to almost 10,000 views which is beyond me. When I first started the blog it was just as a funny hobby for something I love, but now has turned into so much more. It's my job, and everything to me. 3) I received a few freebies in the mail from Target. And now, my breaking coffee news: Dunkin Donuts has just come out with their newest flavor k-cup Mocha :) Sounds yummy. I tried their French Vanilla K-cup on Mother's day actually, and I did not like it at all. (Which I will be reviewing at a later time. ) But who knows maybe this one is good ? Or maybe you guys love Dunkin. So check your local stores. And everyone…

A Cafe in Brooklyn is offering free coffee tastings | 7online.com

A Cafe in Brooklyn is offering free coffee tastings | 7online.com






I have got to go to my native hometown of Brooklyn and try this out !!!



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$100 Amazon Gift Card Flash Giveaway

$100 Amazon Gift Card Flash Giveaway


Good luck ! I entered and hope I win !

How to make a Cappuccino Zinger - from Nescafe Dolce Gusto

http://youtu.be/9z7-Ok03vQk



Cool video on how to make a fun drink using the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo ( This is the machine I have ) .










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Sleepytime Sinus Soother

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Hello coffee land ! It is a chilly rainy day here in N.Y.C and it looks as if it will be so most of the week as well. This weather always makes me feel sleepy for no reason . Well, If you are like me ( and the millions of Americans) who suffer from allergies any way you can get relief you take it. I personally take Zyrtec everyday in the spring/summer time. As well as eye drops some times when my eyes are itchy. I also eat 2 navels everyday for the Vitamin C content. There is research that suggests Vitamin C and an improvement in allergy symptoms. Mainly due to the Vitamin C building a stronger immune system. ( which is really what allergies are, a weakened immune system to outside allergens)Anywhoo , Celestial Seasonings have great tea and I have stumbled upon Sleepy time Sinus soother. It's not just for the winter, and it will help you fall asleep as well as soothe your allergy symptoms. I have yet to see it in my area/and try but take a look and let me know if you have allergie…

Operation Smile

Operation Smile: Spread the Smiles! Like Operation Smile on FB to see how you can help kids smile. http://on.fb.me/IKxw0E #OperationSmiley360 *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Soda Stream Giveaway

Iced Tea Brews for Summer

Hello all and welcome to June ! It is the first day to make this month great :) Here are some refreshing iced tea brews that customer's taste tested and posted on huffingtonpost.com. These look so good. I have not even seen these in the stores. Hope you enjoy, and buy some to keep you cool for this summer..


Iced Tea Brews





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Coffee's Consequences - Dr. Weil's Weekly Bulletin

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Coffee's Consequences - Dr. Weil's Weekly Bulletin


Great article I saw posted today about coffee. I hope you all enjoyed your memorial day weekend ! Yesterday was my dad & husbands birthday which is very special to me. My husband has off tomorrow so I will be taking him to the city for dinner & shopping for his birthday. Can't wait ;) Today is also my father in laws birthday. So happy birthday to all the Gemini's out there !
My freebie for today 5/29 was a cafe escapes 4 pack try me. With hot chocolate, chai latte, etc. I haven't received any freebies over the weekend ! I will save these for the fall.





Have a great day all. Stay safe and cool !


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Friday Run Down 5/25

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Happy Memorial Day weekend to you all ! Here is the Friday run down.

For memorial day weekend, just one cup is having a sale for their friends on Facebook. Log on to justonecup.com then enter promo code FB512Fan to get 10% off your order .

I read an interesting article on how much America spends on coffee every week. Do you agree with this article or do you spend
even more ??


This Memorial Day Weekend only try the new 12 oz Burger King fraps for only $1
at participating restaurants. Not valid in AK & HI. Enjoy !


Another memorial day sale from onecupconnection.com !! Check it out here


Looking for something refreshing this Memorial day , and don't want to leave out your beloved coffee ? Well here is a great recipe for coffee ice cream. Yum !




I hope everyone has a happy, fun, but most importantly a safe holiday. NO DRINKING and driving don't be a moron. And enjoy :) If you work like my husband does than good for you too that's holiday pay lol. My freebie on top was of Lipto…

Green Mountain's Deal of the Week

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Hi all :) I have another great deal for you today from Green Mountain. It is their deal of the week. Buy 3 boxes of Barista Prima K-cups and get one box free of their House blend k-cups free ! The offer is good from today until Sunday. So stock up now if you love a bold European cup of coffee. ( My favorite is Barista Prima Colombian)Click here to order directly.




P.S. I get a lot of freebies, and people always ask me where, or what do I get. So everyday (providing I receive any) I will do the freebies of the day from my mailbox.It might encourage some of you to definitely take a freebie offer up when I give it to you, or start looking out for them on some of the websites I've provided. So here are the freebies of today 5/21 (Featured in the picture on top)
Gucci Fragrance
Tresemme' Shampoo & Conditioner
Gevalia Kaffee House Blend Coffee









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The Republic of Tea Deal

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Happy Sunday all :) What are your usual traditions for Sundays? A morning paper & Coffee ? Brunch with the friends.. Catching up on the weeks shows ? Mine is a little of everything. My hubby always works on the weekend so my schedule is the same. I love to catch up on the the new sales, read the paper, have 2 cups of coffee in the morning, do my work in the afternoon, and everything in between ! Today I will be touching up my painting job from yesterday and making over some sad picture frames I have for my hallway lol.
I found a great deal today if you are more of a tea lover. The republic of tea has a special deal for today only, with any purchase of $30 or more get a free Ginger tea tin . I love this website and their products. I am equally a tea junkie as I am of coffee. So I hope this made your day if you were checking the weekly deals as most people do on Sundays.. and enjoy your day :)





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Friday Run Down 5/18

Coffee ladies & gentlemen... welcome back ! I was on vacation with my hubby for about a week. It was great and I never wanted it to end. But all things must come to an end at some point right ? I am already planning our next one. I just feel so renewed and rejuvenated. It's great to have a few days with you hubby/wife to bring you two close together and always keep that fire burning ;)
Well I hope you all have been well, there is beautiful weather here in N.Y.C so here is the weekly Friday run down. Enjoy !!





Here's a great article from gocoffeego on coffee maker maintenance. Which is very important and essential to have the best possible cup of coffee.


Warm weather is in the air. There is nothing better on a hot day than a delicious cup of iced coffee. Now Keurig has a few more flavors to try. Original Donut shop sweet & creamy , sweet & creamy hazelnut. Yummy !!! Have to try these :)



Good stock up sale from coffeegiant going on now. Buy 5 boxes of kcups get 1 …

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Friday run down 5/4/12

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Hello coffee enthusiasts ! Today my hubby is sick :( poor baby . He went to work he's a trooper he always does even when he is sick.This weather in NYC has been nuts. It was freezing even though it is May. Then tons of rain, humidity, high pollen, and today its hot. Go figure. I just ran out to get him some medicine and Gatorade to keep his energy up. Side bar : Don't you hate when you are online at a grocery store, or a drug store.. and no one is around, or maybe some people are and there is always that one person that has to be all up in your junk . Like dude/ or dudette lol, can you back up. I don't need you to give me a colonoscopy and I don't need to smell your breath on my shoulder okay. Sorry but I need my personal space ! I hate that. That's just me. Anywhoo here is Friday's run down.
Enjoy :)




Big news from Eight O'Clock coffee. They are coming out with their own Kcups. Teaming up with Green Mountain brand ! Woo Hoo more Kcup Brands . Read the art…

Sharing Smiley360 Mission

Sharing Smiley360 Mission: I just became a Smiley360 member! Sign-up for free at http://bit.ly/lTDqVw Be heard. Be happy. *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.

Operation Smile

Operation Smile: Spread the Smiles! Like Operation Smile on FB to see how you can help kids smile. http://on.fb.me/IKxw0E #OperationSmiley360 *Please remember the FTC requires you to mention that you received a free sample courtesy of Smiley360 when sharing.







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Dr. Oz's Biggest Giveaway !!

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I love Dr. Oz ! Ok, I know a lot of people do. I don't always watch his show, but when I do I enjoy his great tips on how to be healthy. I feel he does it in a great way that educates us, without just scaring people.
Well he is doing a bunch of awesome giveaways and it will be including the brand new Keurig Vue brewer. So here is the list, and everything you need to know about how and when to enter !Good luck everyone ..and here's to being healthy :)




http://www.doctoroz.com/BestTipsEverGiveaway-official-rules









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Coffee & Tea Re-usuable Ideas

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Happy Monday all, or not... for some people (or most) who hate Mondays. Today is a Thursday for me. It is beautiful out. Just came back from errands and shopping. I found a very fun and interesting article online about fun ways to re-use your tea bags or coffee grounds. So you can get even more bang for your buck. Check it out and let me know if any of you use these ideas. I myself have used leftover ground coffee in the fridge as an " air freshener" . The coffee or tea is supposed to soak up the odor. Have a beautiful day all :)

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/20-ways-reuse-coffee-grounds-and-tea-leaves.html














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Bzzagent : Filippo Berio EVOO

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Ok guys I know I normally am all coffee & tea but since olive oil is also food I wanted to share a great product with you guys. I want you to try out one of my favorite Olive Oils. Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil ! I'm a bzzagent on bzzagent.com and I received it to taste test. I gave it 5 stars out of 5. Price, taste, health quality, and versatility . You will love it, and it is so much healthy to use in place of butter and other bad fats. Olive oil is a good fat. Eating Mediterranean is the healthiest way to be. That's how I eat. Protein. Lots of fresh fruit & veggies. Good fats like olive oil, avocado's . Good carbs. Whole wheat pasta & breads.






Let me know when you guys try or if you have tried already and what you think :)

Ciao

Coffee Diva






Product Details - Flower Mugs with Spoons

Product Details - Flower Mugs with Spoons

Happy Monday! Today is my Friday and I have been non stop busy since I woke up. Monday is my big cleaning day so I was doing work in the kitchen just before lol. When I clean I clean! I take apart the oven, the microwave, etc. That's pretty much why it's an all day thing. I love to clean when it's raining out. I open the window and let the fresh air in and light a candle. Nothing like a clean home, a nice scented candle, and of course a warm cup of hot tea/coffee on a rainy day :) (Or any day really). Well, Mother's day is coming very soon. Seems like just yesterday it was Christmas. If you have a coffee or tea lover, these adorable flower mugs might be a great gift for your mom. Maybe put it in a basket with her favorite coffee,tea, or biscotti. I have done that before for my mom and she loved it. What better gift than the one you know she will use everyday !





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Earth Day Freebie !

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Happy Earth day all ! It's a nasty cold rainy day here in N.Y.C, and what better to cheer you up then some free coffee or tea from your favorite local coffee house, Starbucks. All you have to do is go into your local Starbucks with a reusable mug ( which you should be using anyway for the environment)and they will fill you up with some hot coffee or tea. Sounds like a good deal to me !
So are any of you doing anything Eco-friendly to support Earth day ? Well I am not that extreme. You wouldn't find me chained to a tree to save it or anything that radical, but I do try to do my part. I buy Eco-friendly products for the kitchen, bathroom,and cleaners. I like to buy my coffee Organic/Fair trade which supports local farmers. I use a reusable mug. All of my light bulbs are the energy saver kind. I am not perfect, but at least I am doing something on some level to help this beautiful earth. And you should too. Even if it's just one thing :)







Everyone have a safe day
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Vocalpoint Perks

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Happy Saturday :) If you are a member of a website called Vocalpoint, you can sign up to receive free coupons on International Delights Iced coffee now. I just signed up and they said they are sending coupons. I am really looking forward to trying the Iced coffee in the summer. It kind of will take the guess work out of how to brew your iced coffee perfect, is it too watery ? Sweet? etc. This does it for you. I don't remember seeing it at my local grocery store so I will have to pay attention and seek them out when I receive the coupons. This site is great for coupons, freebies, and family help if you have kids. I signed up anyway lol Hey I'm a wife!
What are your plans for this Saturday? It's supposed to be a rain fest later today until Monday in the N.Y.C. area. I will be working. My hubby works all weekend and Mondays as well. Whatever you do stay safe, be happy, and as always enjoy that cup of coffee ! ( I am on my 2nd cup. I had Jamaica me crazy W.G.P and now Breakf…

Friday Run Down 4/20

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Ciao' ! I know most people are super excited that today is Friday. Well today is me and my hubby's " Tuesday" , but here is Friday's run down to get all of you people excited for your weekend. I am in a great mood. Feeling really thankful for all I have in my life. My husband has given me a great life, and every day I look around and feel " rich" with all we have. It's always nice when you had such rough times, to see things work out. Me and my husband have such a strong bond and I know that sticking together through our struggles has given us a good life now and a great marriage. Ok sorry for my ramble but sometimes you have to be really corny and positive !! I hope you all feel the same way...P.S. As many of my regular readers now I have the worst allergies lately. Today thank god I don't have a sinus headache/migraine but my allergies are acting out ! My nose has been runny all day, and my throat a little scratchy here and there. So I am loa…