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On our 2 year anniversary, Cory surprised me with a Keurig. He called me on his way home from work and started questioning me and looking for ideas for whatI wanted and then quickly said, “Nevermind! I figured it out!” He’s always been a last minute kind of a guy (let’s face it, he still has Christmas shopping to do… for his entire family), but that year for our anniversary he completely nailed it. He came home with my shiny new Special Edition Keurig and it was definitely love at first sight. I packed up my boring ol’ coffee pot and never looked back. Except for when I had guests over. We hosted Thanksgivings and Christmas’ at our house and had occasionally had Cory’s family from La Crosse come stay with us and that’s when I yearned for my carafe and traditional coffee pot. It did come in handy when we had more of a variety, but boy was it a pain in the rear to brew multiple cups of coffee when everyone wanted just your basic traditional breakfast blend.





That’s where the Keurig 2.0 comes into play. It’s so much more versatile and allows you to use K-Carafe packs as well as K-cup packs to brew your favorite coffee, tea, and other drinks! You can brew a single-serve cup of coffee with just one K-cup pack or you can brew an entire carafe of coffee with one K-Carafe pack!



So why the Keurig 2.0 over the other models? Not only does the Keurig 2.0 have the option to brew a 4-cup carafe of your favorite coffee or other beverage, the Keurig 2.0 also has special technology that allows it to read the tops of your k-cup packs to deliver the best possible cup of coffee, tea, cider, hot cocoa, you-name-it, every single time.

Now I’m beginning to wonder if this machine is smarter than me? Tell me it isn’t so!

But, alas, it must be true. There are over 400 Keurig-approved variety of beverages from 60 different brands including the 10 best-selling coffee brands. Think: Starbucks! I love that I can brew my very own mug of Starbucks right in the comfort of my own home!




The Keurig 2.0 brewer would also make a fabulous last minute Christmas gift. Don’t you think? I know I loved unwrapping it when Cory gifted me with a Keurig. So, just imagine how excited one of your family or friends would be if they unwrapped the Keurig 2.0 from you? You can find them easily at Target. I can’t wait to wrap mine up and see the look on their face. I better not get too specific though! I don’t want to ruin the surprise!

And I thought it was love at first sight with my Special Edition Keurig— but then I laid eyes on the Keurig 2.0!



Are you Keurig-obsessed as well? What K-cup packs are your favorite?

What Christmas Means to Me This Year


It hasn’t really felt like Christmas is truly coming at all. I mean, I have my Christmas shopping done (for the most part) and I’ve been going a little crazy shopping for Alea’s stocking stuffers, but it just hasn’t felt like Christmas is next week, you know?

We aren’t living in our own house yet and we’re still living with family— which is great and I’m definitely thankful for their hospitality, but at the same time it’s really been taking a toll on my Christmas spirit this year.

My bah-hug ways got stopped dead in their tracks last weekend though when we finally put up the tree. There’s just something about those twinkling little lights that not only light a room, but light up your heart as well.


As I watched Alea put up ornaments with Cory’s dad and seeing the joy in her eyes while doing so, my mood went from bah-humbug to full of Christmas cheer. We’ve never decorated the tree with Cory’s dad before and I could tell he really enjoyed watching Alea decorate his tree. Christmas music was playing from Pandora on Cory’s phone and we were all giggling away at Alea’s ornament placement. (Maybe next year she’ll learn to spread around the ornament love a little more!)

It was in that moment that I realized that even if we don’t move into our rental house before Christmas and even if our house in Minnesota doesn’t sell by Christmas, we’re a family, we’re together and we have a roof over our heads. We are so, abundantly blessed and we have so many things to be thankful for. Christmas will go on and we’ll have an amazing Christmas no matter where we are and what we’re doing. We’ll be together as a family and that is all that matters.






And to completely honest and transparent with you, Cory and I moved at least half of the ornaments Alea put on the tree. She seemed to favor one level and one level only, and thought it would be fun to put ornaments on the same branch… repeatedly. So, yeah we were those mean parents who removed the ornament as soon as she turned around to grab another one, and moved it for her.

Tell me you haven’t done that before. I won’t believe you!

Merry Christmas friends!
I hope you all have a blessed holiday season!


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