Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew - Giveaway!

My Assistant Principal once called me the "Starbucks Queen". Every morning when I pick up my class from the cafeteria my Starbucks reusable coffee cup tags along. While I do love that cup, and it is filled with Starbucks coffee, I do not frequent the drive-thru.

We buy our Starbucks dark roast coffee in bulk at Costco and we brew it fresh every morning in our Hamilton Beach 2-Way Flex Brew coffee maker.

As a Hamilton Beach Ambassador, I was thrilled when they offered to send me this new coffee maker for free! D and I put it on our wedding registry after seeing it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond over the holidays. I knew I would love it. I've had a Keurig machine in the past, but you can only brew cup-by-cup with those... that just doesn't work in this house!

The 2-Way Flex Brew can brew a whole 12-cup pot and with literally the turn of a knob it can brew a travel sized mug. This is perfect for the mornings when D is out of town and it's just me. No waiting for a whole pot to brew, it just brews right into it's own 14oz travel mug.

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((Hamilton Beach sent me this product free of charge, because they're super awesome like that. All opinions are my own and were formed after the thorough testing of the product... and by that I mean brewing lots of coffee and then drinking lots of coffee. Yum)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Custom Fabrics from

As you all know, I am a huge fan of We used them to make our save the dates, wedding invitations, rsvps, and family brunch invitations. I am currently perusing the wedding thank you cards now.

As D and I get closer to the wedding and to buying our first home together I am dreaming about how we will decorate. I am loving browsing through and finding so many cool, customization home goods. Did you know Zazzle now carries fabrics?

Things to Know:
You can now pick from 7 different fabric styles.
You can pick from tons of designs, or you can create your own!
Fabrics are available in swatches, quarters, or by the yard.
All fabrics are printed here in the USA and are printed with non-toxic ink.

Here are some of the designs I love... which is your favorite?

I picked this cute ABC pattern fabric to use for covering a bulletin board in my classroom. Follow me on Instagram to see the finished product!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Kale Pesto & Hamilton Beach Stack and Snap Review

Confession: until I made this pesto, I had never made it before. I don't know why... it's incredibly easy and affordable!! Plus, with my new Hamilton Beach 10 Cup Stack n Snap food processor, the whole process was a breeze!

As the Holidays whizzed by this year, I found myself surrounded by cakes, cookies, and all kinds of goodies! My mouth said "oh heck yea!" but my waistline said "whooooaaaa!!!". I decided I needed something dark green and leafy in my life. I bought a giant bag of kale and started putting it in everything!

I Pinterest-searched recipes and that's when I found this gem. It was quick, easy, totally affordable, and tasty! Plus, with my new handy dandy Stack n Snap food processor it was done in no time!

I loved the easy clean-up and break down most about this baby. Other food processors are bulky with lots of  STUFF attached. This one is super simple and takes up almost no space. WIN!

((I received this product free of charge to honestly review for you, my lovely readers. All opinions are my own.))

Kale Pesto
recipe from shockingly delicious

12 oz washed and cut kale
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup parmesean cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve over warm pasta with toasted kale leafs or smear it on your morning biscuit.
Keep leftovers refrigerated.