The Robinator passed by his new coffee maker the other day and told me that, hands down, it's his best Christmas present EVER!
See...he's a major coffee snob and prefers coffee at home because he can do it exactly as he likes it from the freshest roasted beans possible. Dude has an exact science regarding his coffee.
Me? Well...I like coffee...but I mean...I'm not seriously diehard about the process of making the coffee.
His coffee is motor oil black.
My coffee? More like a blonde roast with flavored creamer. See...I like it MUCH weaker than he likes his and he drinks an entire pot of coffee whereas I only want a cup or two.
It used to create drama that the coffee was too strong or I had to make a pot of coffee by the time I was ready for coffee cuz dude had a long morning with an entire pot of coffee...well...NO MORE!
WHY YOU ASK? Cuz this baby makes his pot exactly as he likes it and then...I put my mug where the carafe goes and use my own programmed setting for my ONE CUP of coffee! GO ME! GO HE! GO US!
The most important thing is that he REALLY likes his new coffee maker with the burr grinder. I'm totally happy that he's happy. You should see him grinn-t up making his pot of coffee in the mornings. LOL!
Did your S/O LURVE their gifts? Did you LURVE yours?
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at 13700! I like to put a bit of Christmas in every room so I'm working my way from the bottom up. LOL!
The mancave looks like Christmas spit up in there. ROFL! Someone grumbled about Santa staring at him while he was watching a game. I have a feeling I'm going to go down there one day and Santa will be turned to the wall.
I'm still working on the mantle but it's getting there. I'm going to use the peppermint ribbon on a small sugared fruit wreath to put on the mirror. That mirror came from upstairs where it was replaced with the new mirror. GO ME! RE-PURPOSING ISH!
The tree is "light" this year. I was about to start putting bulbs all over it but then The Robinator said he liked it like this so I stopped. LOL! Seemed only fitting to use Magnolias again this year. :)
I like how it doesn't look all matchy matchy. Makes me smile.
That's just a garland with a piece of ribbon woven through it. I might attach some snowflake glitter ornaments to fish string and attach with white thumbtacks to give the allusion of them floating up there. Let me tell yall how dusty it was on that ledge above the door. I was shame.
Poinsettia stems in a gladiola vase along with a cinnamon broom that I bought at Trader Joe's for $3.99. They smell soooooooooooooooooooooooooo good! GO ME!
This lil guy brings me joy. He's chilling in the powder room. LOL! I love his smile! He's a tea light holder and he's holding a puppy. LOL! Makes me smile.
I hope to be finished this weekend. I have a few more fun things to do that will include glitter, glitter, lots 'o glitter and I want The Robinator to do a few things outside. He quickly veto'd putting lights on the holly tree for me. Something about being pricked to death, scratched up like crazy or whatnot trying to put lights on a 10 foot holly tree. Ninny. LOL!
Have you put up your tree yet? Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?????
Yall know how much I LURVE getting my holiday cards from you guys! I get them and be all grin-t up like a school girl fo' sho. So yeah...don't forget to add us to your list this year! WHOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!
If you don't have the addy to 13700...drop our card here:
P.O. Box 2763
Germantown, Maryland 20875-2763
Oh...and PLEASE don't forget to include your screenname so I "know" who it's from if I don't KNOW you! LOLOLOLOL!
I just wanted you to know that I made some gumbo last Saturday according to your recipe. Lemme tell ya...Baaaaaaby (said like you say it) - If I knew where you lived I would come and smack you down. That gumbo was soooooooooooo good!!!! When I told my kids I was making it - you know, trying to act like I knew what I was doing and all - my 15yr old said, "you gonna start out with a roux because that's time consuming." I gave him the side-eye because really, what should he know about some roux. But I followed your recipe to the "T" right down to the Tony's Creole Seasoning and Oh-Em-Geee, the pot was empty by Sunday afternoon. My nephew asked could I make it again this week. Had my chest all puffed out :-)
Thank you thank you thank you. I knew soup was in order for this weekend because of the snow, but I wanted to do something different and this was it!
You da bomb!
Merry Christmas to you, Robby, Jaru & Lucy!!!!
SIP: Let me know if we're ever going to "meet" Lisa in person so I know to duck. I ain't getting hit for you.