Discovery of a New Favorite Coffee Flavor

Happy Sunday!  Actually, I’m not that happy that it’s Sunday….that just mean Monday is quickly approaching – BLAH!  It ended up being a pretty uneventful weekend.  Just your weekend basics of cleaning and picking up groceries….nothing to write home about, that’s for sure!

I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I like to have a cup every once in a blue moon.  Anyways, I was at Bed, Bath & Beyond a couple of weeks ago and was checking out there selection of K-cups for the Keurig.  Then I noticed they had some sample boxes for $2.99 that had 3 k-cups of the flavor you wanted to try.  That’s perfect for me, since I haven’t tried much coffee.  I’d hate to splurge and buy a box of 24 & then end up not liking the flavor.  Although, I did order some flavors on a whim this weekend too….more on that in a bit.  Well, one particular flavor caught my eye that I had never seen before…
The Original Donut Shop brand coffee in COCONUT MOCHA!!!  YES, PLEASE!  How can you turn down the possibility of a drink that tastes like a Mounds bar?  I’ll take my chances.  I’m so glad I did…this flavor was Aaaaa-mazing!  You don’t find this non-coffee drinker saying that very often about coffee, so you’ve got to know it’s good if I’m saying it!  The smell of the coffee when it’s brewing is heaven alone!  When it got done brewing, I put in a little sweetener & a small dollop of frozen fat free cool whip and stirred it up.  Bliss in a cup I tell ya!  If you like coconut & chocolate….this coffee is screaming for you to try it.  If you just want to try it first, I’d suggest stopping by a Bed, Bath & Beyond like I did to see if they carry it.
While drinking my yummy coconut mocha, I was cleaning out my e-mail and I came across a coupon from when I registered my Keurig.  It was buy two boxed and get two free, so I went straight to the website hoping they had this flavor, but they didn’t….Wah, wahhh!  So I went ahead and browsed a bit and read up on the stuff with the best reviews.  So I ended up getting Celestial Seasons Sleepy Time Tea, which I’ve had and loved.  It has just a hint of spearmint flavor…super good!  Then since my favorite flavor before today was the Cafe Mocha, I decided to try the Cafe Caramel.  While I was looking at Chocolate flavors….I came across a Chocolate Glazed Donut Flavor….”Add to Cart”….then last, but not least I kind of took a chance and ordered a Wild Blueberry flavor.  It had fab reviews, so I figured I’d take a gamble.  Anyways…I got free shipping and two boxes free, so I spent $30 on 96 K-Cups!  Fan-Freaking-Tabulous!
If you got a Keurig and didn’t register it online, make sure you do….it’s totally worth the coupon!  Have a great rest of the weekend!

Favorite Things at the Moment & Keurig K-Cup Giveaway

Hey everyone!  It’s been awhile since I did a favorite things post, so I thought it was about time that I did one.

I’m loving my new mini Keurig that my parents bought me for Christmas.  For one, I love that it is a nice & cheery red that adds a little pop of color to my kitchen counter.  I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I love flavored coffee type drinks, hot tea, hot cocoa & things of that nature.  This little sucker is awesome in the morning, even if you’re in a hurry to get out the door, but want that cup of joe to go.  You can put the water in the Keurig, pop in the k-cup of your choice and hit the brew button and you’ve got your fresh, piping hot drink ready within literally a couple of minutes.  My favorite flavor so far is Cafe Mocha.  What flavors do you recommend??  I seen a french vanilla cappuccino on Amazon that I may have to order & try.  Yum!
Next on my list is also a Keurig related item.  The Ekobrew is a reusable filter that you can use in your Keurig in place of a k-cup.  It makes using the Keurig super affordable! You can put just buy your favorite tin of coffee like Folgers, Maxwell House or what have you and just put the desired amount right in this little guy and boom….coffee in a flash!  You can even use it with loose teas as well!  How awesome is that??   Another added bonus is you don’t have to remove any parts from your Keurig to use this like you do with some filters. Just pop it right in like you would with a regular k-cup!  Suh-weet!

Number 3 on my list is this awesome little idea I seen on Pinterest.  I’m a very visual person, so I figured this may be that extra boost of encouragement to stick with a diet, if I’m seeing the results in this way.  I ran out to Michael’s today and picked up a couple of small Mason Jars, along with a couple of bags of decorative gems.  They are clear and then they also had heart gems mixed in with them…so cute.  So I’ll put in the clear gems for each pound and for every 5lb mark, I’ll put a heart gem into the jar…love this idea!  Wish I would have thought about it myself or seen it sooner!  Really affordable though…it cost less than $10 for the supplies! 🙂

Fourth item on my list today is the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleaning System.  I have to admit, I’ve had this little sucker on my wish list for some time now & I finally broke down and bought it yesterday while I was at Target, as it came with a full size exfoliating renewal cleaners as well as a travel size for only $29.99…I actually think I see this in there weekly ad this morning.  I tried this little puppy out last night for the first time & it is awesome!  Seriously, you wouldn’t believe how much crap is left on your face AFTER you’ve washed your face.  Go ahead…go out and get this & go home and wash your face, then use this…all of the makeup you thought you had removed shows up on the brush…it’s crazy.  You won’t believe how incredibly soft & smooth your face will feel after using the Pro-X.  I’m so glad I finally broke down & bought it!

If you’re kind of clumsy like me & have a tendency to drop your phone sometimes or accidentally knock it off the table, than this is the iPhone case for you!  I finally upgraded to the iPhone 4 in November & carried it around in nothing but a little zippered fabric pouch.  I researched & tried to figure out the kind of case I wanted to protect my precious phone & heard several people at work comment that they loved there cases like this, so I found the color I liked and purchased the Otterbox Defender Case.  It’s actually a hard plastic case, that has a hard plastic cover to protect the face & the touchscreen works just as if nothing was covering it at all!  Then you put the rubber cover over the plastic case & BAM!  You have one super protective case!

The last thing I have on my list of favorite things at the moment post is Boots No.7 Mineral Perfection Foundation with SPF15.  I’ve tried several of the more known mineral foundations out there and this one is by far my favorite.  I first came across it at Target, when they were handing out coupons when they first started carrying it.  It’s a lot more affordable than most of your mineral makeup.  I believe it’s only around $13.99 at Target.  I love to use this in the summer when it’s horribly hot and normal foundation just feels so heavy and then makes you feel like your face is going to melt off.  This gives you the perfect coverage, plus it has sun protection in it as well.  Plus it comes with a great make-up brush everytime you buy a new box!

Well, that about wraps up my favorite things at the moment post, but I also thought it was about time I did a giveaway of some sort.  So, that being said, I wanted to go ahead and do a small giveaway of a 12 pack variety of Keurig K-Cups.

Keurig 12 count K-Cup Giveaway!

How to Enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me of your favorite tea, coffee, k-cup flavor, etc.

Optional Entries:

* 1. Like me on Facebook & leave a separate comment that you’ve done so.

* 2. Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter & mention me in the tweet @littleraincloud & leave a separate comment that you’ve done so.

* 3. Follow me on Twitter.

Giveaway closes at 11:59pm on Saturday, February 4th & I’ll announce the winner on Sunday.

    Congrats to the Giveaway winner Ginger.  I e-mailed you.

Another Lazy Weekend

Hello, my peeps!  Can you believe another weekend has flown by once again?!  They just go way too fast!  What have you all been up to this week?  Nothing to exciting here…just getting into the groove of working after the holidays.  This week will actually be my first full work week since the holidays, but never fear…we get a 3 day weekend after those 5 days!  Yay!  The only bummer is that the next holiday we get off isn’t until the end of May. **insert sad face here**

This week I watched the dvd I got for Christmas, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”.  It was a really good movie!  It wasn’t as good as I hoped it was going to be, but I set pretty high expectations sometimes for movies and they just don’t meet them.  Loved all the actors in the movie, so I just had to watch it.  Man, Ryan Gosling alone is worth watching the movie! Hubba, Hubba!  It’s the second feature from co-directors Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.  There first directing debut was the zany, crazy, wacky, TRUE story, called, “I Love You Phillip Morris“. Now if you haven’t watched that movie…I’d have to say watch it.  I found if very entertaining & very hysterical, especially the fact that it was based on true events.  It’s so quirky, it’s good.  I stumbled upon it on streaming Netflix one weekend when I was bored. 
It’s kind of got that “Catch Me If You Can” movie feel to it.  You’ll know what I mean after you watch it!

I did get a chance to watch the movie “The Help” over Christmas, which if you haven’t read the book…go out and get it now and read it for crying out loud!  Awesome book!  Once again, high expectations were set for the movie & they were met!  Excellent, excellent movie!  Probably one of the only movies that actually followed the book pretty perfectly!  The same parts you crack up laughing at in the movie and the same things your were laughing out loud about when you were reading the book.  So, I highly recommend watching this movie….but as I always say…read the book first!

In anticipation for “The Hunger Games” movie that is coming out this March….I went out and got “The Hunger Games”, “Catching Fire” & “Mockingjay” for my Nook with a giftcard I had gotten for Christmas.  I’m determined to get through the trilogy of books before March, which shouldn’t be a problem.  I started reading the first book the other night when I couldn’t get to sleep and got about 4 chapters read & then I had to put it down or I would have been up all night.  I have yet to pick it back up this weekend, but hopefully I’ll get a chance by the end of the night.  So far, it’s a pretty good book…can’t wait to get further in!  I just happened to catch the trailer for the movie when I went and watched the last Twilight movie.  The trailer looked like my type of movie and then when it said it was “The Hunger Games” I was surprised.  I had heard of the books, but never read the back of the book to find out what they were about.  I was bad…I judged a book by it’s cover….seriously though…the cover could have been better!  As for the title of the book…it sounded like a movie that Harrison Ford would be in, like “The Patriot Games” & that just isn’t my type of book, but I was totally wrong on that one!  Shame on me!

Oooo…look at what was on my doorstep yesterday afternoon, when I poked my head out the door to check for mail!  A final Christmas present from my parents!  Aren’t they the best!!  I LOVE the red!  I’m not a huge coffee drinker.  I just haven’t found a good one that I really like.  I went ahead and brewed me a cup anyways with one of the coffee’s that came in the sampler pack with the Keurig.  Added in a little milk & sugar & it wasn’t half bad.  I did grab my old Bed, Bath & Beyond flyers that I had saved in a stack and cut out one of the $5 off coupons and then headed to the store this morning when they opened to check out there selection of K-cups.  I walked out with a pack of Apple Cider and a pack of Cafe Mocha.  Let me know if you have any suggestions of flavors to try!!  I’m always looking for good suggestions to try out!  Let me know!  Well, I’ve rambled on long enough.  Oh, one more thing…my sister text messaged me a little while ago that the puppies were being born…she had 5 so far…Yikes!  Hopefully, I’ll have some cute pics to share with you later in the week!  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a good week!