Back to Normal???

It's Tuesday Morning! Everyone is back to school{yesterday I had one home with the stomach flu)...back to work! So here I am! Trying to remember my normal schedule..what is Normal? I am not sure!

But, today, I am going to try my new Starbucks coffee press! I have heard it makes a "killer" cup of coffee...of course, with cream and sugar..maybe a squirt of carmel...well, and a scoop of "cool whip"! {Remember, I don't make New Year's resolutions!}

Do you any of you have a coffee press? I know Ruby Red Slippers does! After reading her post, I put that on my list! She made it sound like the best cup of coffee...I couldn't resist! I love a great cup of coffee so excuse me while I "press"! Of course, on second thought I have two Starbucks gift cards...maybe I should just do "drive thru"..mmmmm!

What Christmas gift are you "dying" to try out or use???

P.S. HINT for The 12th "Giveaway"--------->it's "container" is hard and every container is shaped the same

52 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

Can't wait to hear how you like the coffee press!! Pros and Cons please :-)

AndreaLeigh said...

i hope you love your coffee press! hmm... i'm dying to put out my new garden flags!

Liz said...

I have never tried a coffee press. Let us know how you like it.

Daphine said...

I hope that the stomach flu is over and the little one can return to school today.

Hmmmmm...I was dying to wear my new leather jacket. I was able to do so yesterday! It was sooooooo nice and WARM!

Happy Tuesday!

Becky said...

I have always wanted to try some of that pressed coffee. I got a digital photo keychain. I still have to figure it out and load it with pics.

April said...

I've never tried a coffee press...I'm not a coffee drinker, but Chris is. I can't wait to hear what you think about it, though! You may just have to open up your own coffee shop!

My BIL got me one of those nifty digital photo frames that hold 8,000 pictures. I'm dying for my husband to put it all together for me...way too complicated for me to figure out!

Sarah said...

I used a coffee press when I visited England several years back. Unfortunately, back then, I wasn't a coffee drinker. Might have to try it, I always think it looks so glamorous!

I received a new cookie sheet from Williams Sonoma--the really nice kind that nothing can stick to...I love it and I'm convinced it makes a better batch of cookies!

Amanda said...

I am dying for a coffee press! Lucky! I am anxious to get my kids back to school and the baby down for a nap and then I can play w/ my new Making Memories Carousel - ya know the white one that holds all the cool scapbook goodies?!

Smelling Coffee said...

Hope you'll let us know how the coffee press worked - haven't tried one before.

I'm looking forward to a little R&R at Starbucks this week, too! :-)

coco said...

Hope you have a great "normal" day...my family went back to the normal routine yesterday and I felt like I had so much time but got so little done! I am not a coffee drinker so I can't help you out with the coffee press.

Rae said...

Yay for normal....we were back to normal for one day. My oldest is home from school today with pink eye and then we have a big storm brewing for tomorrow so school will most likely be cancelled. Oh well. Maybe this is the new normal!

I don't drink coffee but I would really like a cocoa/latte type maker. Yum, yum!! Enjoy your press and gift cards!

Wendy said...

I'm glad you've gotten something that you are so excited about. Your little teaser about the giveaway has me curious!

Montee said...

I don't drink coffee, but my husband sure does! He would probably like me to get one of these for him. I do like to smell coffee brewing. I go to Starbucks for hot chocolate.

I am having an old chair re-covered. It is a Christmas gift that's not quite finished. I can't wait to use that to curl up with a good book.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I do not have a coffee press, but my Mom does....and it does make a killer cup coffee!!

I am totally stumped on the give away....hmmmmm

Suzi said...

I have a coffee press 1/2 the size and it works well.

Can't wait to try out my new Chicken cooker, it is the same concept as the beer can chicken except with stoneware that has the liquid resevoir in it.

Enjoy the coffee press!

Jboo said...

Now, I think I need a killer cup of coffee! Yours sounds good!

And have already used one of my fav gifts - seat warmers!! Warm and toasty here! :)

Janet

Christy said...

My mom made me a set of napkins in which she embroidered each of our initials on... so cute and fun! I'm just waiting until we are all here for dinner!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Have a happy Tuesday girl! Enjoy your coffee thingy lol

Jillene said...

Stomach flu--BLAH!! I hope everyone is felling better soon!!

The Thompson's said...

Wow! great blog! Found you thru Ashley's at the 3 ring circus. Hope you will consider dropping by and visiting us as well. I was wondering if its ok to put a link on our blog to yours. You can do the same with ours if you like it. Let me know.

God Bless, and have a great day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

My grandparents used to have a coffee press...I bet it is good.
I only got 2 gifts this year. We did not exchange gifts...so I got a T-shirt from my oldest and it is too small, so I am giving it BACK to her....my youngest made me my very own "shank".
So, I have been shanking everyone in the house who gets on my nerves. :)
It is quite the stress reducer.

Darlene said...

Enjoy your coffee press. My hubby got the family a scanner for Christmas. I can't wait to learn how to scan pictures on it.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Well-What did you think??? When you add enough cream-like you and I do-it's not so bad, huh???
I like this way the best-the taste is richer, I think!
See you after the 19th-

Betsy said...

I got a new pair of jeans that need hemmed and I can't wait to wear them also got some vintage snack plates that I just need to have a shower for.

wendy said...

Love the feel of your blog. :) Isn't that quote from a novel? I swear I read it but I'm really bad about remembering (which is bad because I, too, am a teacher!).

I think I have a coffee press somewhere. I'm addicted to my bunn coffee maker, though, and a coffee press takes too long!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Lindsey said...

Oh fun can't wait to hear how you like the press!

Kelly said...

Definately curious about the coffee press...How does it work? As much as I like to drink coffee, I'm an amatauer when it comes to making it.

Marie said...

I used to have a coffee press... but my ex husband got it in the divorce! lol I am DYING to try out my new carpet cleaner. I am waiting until the kids go back to school so the carpet has all day to dry before they go tromping all over it. My carpet is disgusting and it's begging to be cleaned.

The Thompson's said...

Done. Your on there!

theArthurClan said...

My purchase that I have been using over and over again since Christmas...is my brand-new 50mm 1.4 rockin' lens! It's been so much fun to practice my photography with.

Your description of your favorite coffee ingredients really makes me wish that I liked coffee...but alas, I can't stand the stuff. Poor me.

Joanna said...

I do not own a coffee press, but I used to work in a coffee shop and have had several yummy cups of coffee made with one..They are fantastic!

Christmas gifts...Hmm..I couldn't wait to break out the Wii Fit...I did, and now I am sore! Maybe I should have ask for a coffee press! *smiles*

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Yum! Will you let us know how it works? I actually have a coffee press too, but often don't take the time to use it. My sister just got me a little gadget that whips the milk before you add it to the coffee. A lot easier to clean and use...so I will have to give it a try and let you know what I think! But adding the Cool Whip is a MUST! :)
Carrie

LuLu & Co. said...

Yes, Yes, Yes, I have a coffee press and it is yummy. It makes great coffee! I don't even own a regular coffee maker. I am currently addicted to my Espresso machine "Sirena" she's my favorite for the best lattes!!! It was my ALL time favorite gift from hubby last year for Christmas- it's from Starbucks!!! It had to be cause I was addicted to my coffee runs!
Hope you like your coffee (and thanks for the visit.. I'm still working on the pantry but took a coffee break!!!
LuLu

Me said...

As silly as it sounds..My new jewelry box. I rec'vd a Jewelry armoire, which I just haven't had the time to move my jewelry into. Every morning as I try to get ready..searching for matching earrings etc. I wish that I had MADE time to move in to it.

Moi said...

normal is good. I am just slipping back into it today. Cant wait to hear how you like the coffee press! Dont you love using new fun gifts from christmas?!?
My mother got me a sewing machine and I cant wait (to get motivated) to drag it out!

JuJu and Family said...

I couldn't wait to use my hand blender. I made split pea soup the other day and instead of transfering it to a countertop blender I just stuck the hand blender in the pot. It was much easier. Take Care!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

So glad that your child is feeling better and that all of your kids are back in school! :)

I am so excited for you that you got a French press! They are the best! I love mine, and I really do think they make the best coffee. Enjoy! :)
Have a fantastic day!

The Berry's Patch said...

My favorite gift that I'm dying to try out is a photo facial. I better look younger!

I'm going to guess that your 12th giveaway is pistachios. :-)

Mimi Sue said...

Don't you love the peace when everyone is back to work and school? Ahhh. Mimi

Irritable Mother said...

Somehow, "coffee" and "best" just don't go together for me. Now, "hot chocolate" and "best" - THAT I could understand! *grin*
At any rate, I hope you enjoyed a bit of normalcy with your coffee.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi there!

My dad who just happens to live with me loves loves loves his coffee press! To be honest I never have tried it out!

I got a few craft books from my Mom and also one from a friend who is like my sister... I CAN'T wait to start sewing "when things get back to normal-HA!"

I do hope your little one is feeling better!

Robin~♥

Shannon said...

How are you liking your new camera? You already took such great pictures! :)

jennykate77 said...

I have a french press and I LOVE it! It really does make a yummy cup of (strong) coffee! ☺

The Christmas gift that I ♥ using is my iPhone. Trying to figure out what I did without it ☺

Valarie Lea said...

My BF LOVES coffee! I need to get her one of these things.

Femin Susan said...

Hi...
I Hope you drank a good coffee and like your coffee press!

Sandra said...

Looks like you have to let a lot of people know how that press turned out. I will be keeping posted right a long with them I guess. I've been using my gift certificates at the drive thru too:) That will have to do for now, and I'm not complaining.

michele said...

Let us know how you like it! I think I would love one!

Kacey R. said...

Sounds fabulous! I'd use that gift card to get the last Pumpkin Spice Latte!

I'm dying to get through my new cook books! It's been fun so far!

Pam D said...

You'll have to update on how the press works; I'm just happy being able to set the timer and have a nice pot of coffee ready for me in the morning. I'm SO techno...
As for gifts, I actually am enjoying one that my son got; a rock driller! I love to make jewelry, and I have some pretty stones that I got at a mineral museum last year. So, I'm going to make a few pendants and then create some necklaces... fun!

Jennifer said...

I would love to have a coffee press. Is it hard to work? As far as favorite gifts...Mine would be my Wii Fit and my Starbucks gift cards.... I HAVE to have my coffee :)

Jen

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

I do have a coffee press from Starbucks, I must be doing something wrong, cause I seem to get a dark film on top? Hope you have better luck.... :-)

Cathleen

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Those cards burned a hole in our pockets... we already used McDonalds, Taco Bell, In N Out and movie theater cards... can you believe I didn't even get a Starbucks card this year!