A Well Dressed Kitchen is a Happy Kitchen

Written by Amber on March 2, 2012 – 8:27 pm -

Recently I was walking through Wal-Mart, wasting time, waiting for a prescription refill,… when it occurred to me that I had the perfect opportunity to scope out the kitchen linens for the coffee themed towels that I blogged about a while back. Remember that I already had the one off white hand towel, given by a friend for Christmas. Well…now I have these. : )


Two matching wash cloths, a red oven mitt, a brown with coffee design pot holder, a brown, a red and a blue hand towel. LOVE.

An also, the solid black and cappuccino with black striped towels that I already had. You can’t have too many hand towels, right? ; )

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Post-Christmas “I Wants…”

Written by Amber on December 29, 2011 – 10:36 am -

See this towel set?


See that really cute light colored hand towel in the middle?

A friend gave me one for Christmas, along with some wonderfully minty handmade soap. And this hand towel is just TOO CUTE. And I want more. ; ) Of course, it’s not in stock online. =\ I’m hoping I can find some more in the store at Walmart.

Because even though the colors in my kitchen and dining room right now are mostly black, white, and red (and small amounts of brown), I really like the idea of adding more color with some blue and some green. I recently bought these measuring cups at our local HEB and they hang on a hook in plain sight. I’ve been thinking about adding more of these colors into the kitchen somehow anyway. ; )

measuring-cupsAren’t they cute? Oh, and look! While looking for a picture online I found matching measuring spoons.. I’ll have to remedy their absence in my kitchen soon. ; )

measuring-spoonsOh, and one more “cute thing” I found while searching for a picture of the measuring cups — how cool is this?

coffee-cupsI’ve already seen links for DIY chalk painted coffee cups on Pinterest… and now I’m thinking I could add the colored bands, too! (But at the bottom of the cup, not the top where you put your mouth, and leave the top 2 inches or so unpainted by chalk paint, too.) I think I like this…  = )

Of course.. if I can’t find the above towel set in stock somewhere, I could always just stick with something that already matches what’s already in place. ; )


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Um. Valentine’s Day Anyone?

Written by Amber on January 31, 2011 – 9:28 pm -

So this isn’t exactly “coffee” related.. but it’s kitchen which relates to food which relates to coffee.

Or you could say it’s Valentine-y which is related to love which is related to my love of coffee.

Except that it really isn’t (Valentine’s Day related – is it? You decide…)

A For the Love of Coffee Affiliate Link

A big thanks to my mom who shared this product with me, an item pitched in an email as a “gift for Valentine’s Day.” It’s kind of disturbing but also funny. In a disturbing kind of way. 😉

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Coffee Growing – Dirty Jobs

Written by Amber on January 24, 2011 – 11:29 am -

Last night found me sick and laying listlessly on the couch browsing through Netflix. I decided to go with Dirty Jobs which, as it turned out, was a good decision because it reminded me that there are worse things in this world than migraine headaches. I could have a job scraping pigeon poo off rooftops, or I could be an ostrich farmer.

Though I’ve seen it before, I really quite enjoyed watching the following segment on coffee farming at Mountain Thunder. I’d forgotten how many coffee beans it takes just to make a pound of coffee!! Let that serve as a reminder that no coffee shall go unconsumed. Down with coffee wasting!


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National Coffee Break Day

Written by Amber on January 20, 2011 – 12:29 pm -

Today is National Coffee Break day!

How are YOU going to celebrate? Me, I think I’ll have some extra coffee, thank you. 😉

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Out. =(

Written by Amber on January 18, 2011 – 1:43 pm -


I’m out.

Of coffee, that is. It’s a terrible, terrible thing! I’ve managed to catch up on my Gevalia stash and now I’m impatiently waiting for my next order.

I *could* go in and bump up the order date but I need it to stay where it is so the auto-draft lines up with payday. Or I *could* get some coffee at the store, and I may get a little bag next time I’m there, but I’m not making a trip just for that. So until then.. I’m out, out, out.

Truthfully, I’m not completely out, I still have two boxes of decaf.. But that hardly counts, does it?! So I’ve been living on hubs’ instant (OrganoGold) and hot tea.

It’s just not the same…

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