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Thursday, December 22, 2011


My Favorite New Coffee

Godiva's Seasonal Peppermint Mocha, YUM!
Inspired by our Candy Cane Bark with its irresistible combination of Godiva Chocolate and pieces of peppermint candy cane.

Chocolate Truffle came in second in our house.
Made in the spirit of our rich Milk Chocolate truffle, this medium roast coffee has an irresistibly creamy flavor.

You don’t have to spend a fortune to give a great gift this holiday season. Lists are longer and budgets are tighter so finding the right gift, at the right price, can be difficult. Priced just under $10, GODIVACoffee invites you to treat everyone on your gift list or around your table with the perfect holiday indulgence.

Crafted from medium-roasted, 100% Arabica beans with seasonal flavors inspired by the famed Chocolatier’s most popular truffles, Godiva Coffee can be enjoyed by all. Whether you give the Godiva Coffee and Milk Chocolate Gems collection as a gift or create your own, pairing seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice Coffee with a special mug or coffee maker, Godiva Coffee lets you give a luxurious gift at an affordable price.

Entertaining has never been easier with delicious holiday flavors like Peppermint Mocha and Cinnamon Gingerbread Truffle. Pair with your favorite dessert, chocolates or holiday cookies to get in to the spirit of the season.

To learn more about Godiva Coffee, please visit

I can't wait until they come out with K-cups for these and wish they carried the seasonal blends all year!
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Thursday, December 15, 2011


Simple inexpensive photo coaster gifts

Supplies Needed:
Craft Glue that dries CLEAR
Paint brush or sponge brush
16"x16" sheet of cork (found at craft store, comes in rolls and flat sheets)
4 - 4"x4" white tiles from Home Depot
4 - 4"x4" pictures or photos printed on paper
Clear spray paint/sealer
A little patience!

First you cut you photos or pictures printed on regular paper into 4"x4" squares. Photo paper and regular paper work.

Mix your white glue with a little water just to make it spreadable with a paint brush.

Paint a thin coat of the glue mixture on the tile then apply your photo on top of it.

Paint two additional coats of the glue mixture on TOP of the picture.

Let dry overnight.

SOMETIMES you will get bubbles. The only way I have found to deal with these is to apply more glue and apply pressure. It will make a little crease in the paper or photo and is usually undetectable.

Cut your cork into 4"x4" pieces. Apply craft glue to the wrong side of the tile and press your cork down. Let dry overnight.

Next in a well ventilated area, spray you tiles with the clear spray paint/sealer. I let this dry over night and applied another coat for protection.

You are done!

This craft easily costs under $10 for 4 coasters. Have fun!

You can also use pretty napkins instead of photos or print nice photos you find online as well.
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