Sabtu, 13 Desember 2014

A New Keurig, The Freedom Clip, and Other Ramblings

Hello! I know I said I'd be posting my Christmas Home Tour pretty soon, but I'm STILL waiting on a cute pillow cover I ordered. It's adorable and really is one of my favorite things this year, so I'm going to try and give it a few more days to arrive. If it doesn't come soon, I'll just post the tour without it and give you an updated pic when it finally arrives. It's already been lost in the mail once, and they've re-ordered it, so let's hope that doesn't happen again. :)

So, in other happenings, we finally decided to hop on the Keurig bandwagon...

(And let me just say right now that I'm not getting paid to say any of this and this is NOT a sponsored post or anything like that. I'm just sharing my research and passing on information that I found helpful) 

Okay, so I wanted one for awhile, but had been putting it off for a couple of reasons. 1. the k-cups seemed kind of expensive (especially with 4 of us using them) And 2. the k-cups weren't bio-degradable and I feel like our landfills are already bursting at the seems. :)

Then when I started researching them, I discovered that they're only selling the new Keurig 2.0 now. It came out a couple of months ago and the main difference is that it will ONLY brew "authorized Keurig k-cups" and NOT any other (cheaper) brand. The new k-cups are printed with a special ink on the lid that the machine recognizes and won't brew anything else. Well, that doesn't sound very nice of them. 

At first I thought we'd just buy on older model that would still brew the off-brand cups, but good luck finding one. There aren't any older models on the shelves. At least around here. Seriously, it's like they've been pulled from the shelves or something. I couldn't even find them online.

Then I discovered a neat little gadget called the "Freedom Clip." It's just a little clip that you install in your Keurig 2.0 that forces it to recognize ANY BRAND cups as "keurig approved." A wonderful company called the Roger's Family Company invented it and they're GIVING THEM AWAY FOR FREE to anyone who wants it! You can click HERE to order yours at absolutely NO COST. :)

While I was on their website, I discovered they also sell 97% bio-degradable "one cups" that will work in your Keurig! They'll even work in the 2.0 as long as you have the Freedom Clip installed. I LOVE that they're not plastic. I was never thrilled about using plastic cups in a coffee machine. I worry about the plastic leeching into the coffee. Yes, I'm paranoid about stuff like that. Lol! 

Click HERE to see all the 97% bio-degradable pods (or cups, or whatever you want to call them) They are San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee brand and they even have decaf, which is mostly what I drink. They're also very reasonably priced compared to most. For instance, their 12 pack is only $6.99. As an added bonus, I discovered my local HEB grocery store sells them at that same price!

So, all my problems were solved. I found the freedom clip that would allow me to brew ANY brand of cups. Then I found the 97% bio-degradable cups AND they were reasonably priced AND they come in decaf, AND they have a wide variety of flavors for the rest of the family. So happy when things work out like that. :)

I usually spend about $7 a week on a bag of coffee, so I figured if I spend that on one box of pods, it would come out the same. So, we went to Sam's Club and purchased the Keurig 2.0 and so far, we're really happy with it. 

So if you know anyone who recently purchased the 2.0 or if you receive one for Christmas, now you know how to bypass the system. ;)

And just because I can't seem to post without at least a couple of pics, here's my Christmas tablescape for this year...

Hopefully I'll get my pillow cover in the mail this week and post my home tour. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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