Good morning! Coffee time! As much as I LOVE coffee, I am still very frugal when it comes to how I enjoy it. I've priced some of the popular coffee makers and came sooooo close to buying one the other day. Then I "heard" in my thinking, "Use what you have."
Mine is an older version of this one:
Pump Espresso Maker (BVMC-ECMP55)
When looking for an espresso maker, years ago I decided on a $79 Mr. Coffee Espresso machine. I had read that the better type is PUMP driven, so found one in a local discount store and bought it. I've used it for years without any problems.
How many of you use a straw to keep from staining your teeth so badly? :-)
1. 2 shots of espresso (2 oz=1/4 cup) 2. 1 cup of low fat milk (frothed with the machine. 3. Starbucks(TM) flavoring 4. The steamer doesn't always warm it as much as I like it, so I just put it in the microwave.
The new year has started with lots to do! I've managed to take some time in my workroom and I am trying to keep these pretty letter holders as unique as possible. These are metal and have been embellished with beautiful lace and roses.
The little tiles are hand painted by the former, My Pink Boutique.
Thank you for stopping by. Always more to come. Peggy So Shabby Pink
Happy New Year to all of you! We are open again and ready to get back to work. My husband has been home this week so, have split my time between work and time with him. I have enjoyed the time off to rest and to reflect on my approach to this new year.
I've never been one to make "official" new year's resolutions but I do have some changes I'd like to make in 2014. What about you??
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