Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cuisinart CHW-12

Something I find a bit frustrating with coffee making machines is all they make is coffee.  Ok, yeah, you can run water through and have a pitcher of hot water, but if there's a coffee drinker in the house - that's not going to go over well when they're having a caffeine fit and you're sitting there happily enjoying your tea and a bowl of instant maple and brown sugar oatmeal.

Anyway, what brought this subject up was last nite I was browsing through the latest issue of ShopSmart magazine and saw one gem of a coffeemaker!  It's called the Cuisinart CHW-12 and acts as both a fully programmable coffeemaker AND a hot-water dispenser!  

The  Cuisinart CHW-12 is loaded with awesome features:

  • stainless steel
  • 24 hr programmable
  • self clean function
  • auto shutoff
  • 1-4 cup settings
  • 12 cup carafe
  • carafe has a drip-free pour spout
  • carafe temp control heater plate can be set at high, medium or low settings - great for keeping your coffee at just the temp you like it
  • easy to read program panel has a blue back-lite and digital clock
  • no need to wait till the brewing cycle has finished. It has a special pause feature so you can have that first cup before you crack under the pressure of waiting
  • removable drip tray allows plenty of room to use travel mugs
  • water system works independently of coffeemaker
  • safety lock on the bottom of water system, so no need to worry about small children accidentally dispensing the hot water
  • tells you when water is ready, when to add more
  • can put tea cup in the bottom & hold lever till you get amount of water you prefer
  • Includes a charcoal water filter & Gold Tone Filter that removes impurities!
  • 3 year warranty
  • Dimensions: 10.8 x 12.4 x 16.5 and weighs 9.5 lbs
That's quite a list, but then again, this is quite a coffee making machine!  If you take a look over at amazon, you'll see 104 consumers reviewed the Cuisinart CHW-12 and it scored a 4.5 stars!  That's impressive!  Everyone agrees that it makes the best coffee they've ever tasted.  

There are a few folks who have had a few problems with the hot water side, but that's because they ignored the instructions.  : )  So, tossing that out the window, the Cuisinart CHW-12 is an incredible coffeemaker and one that you'll enjoy waking up to every morning!

List Price: $185
Amazon:  $99.95 plus FREE shipping!  A 46% savings!  You really can't beat it!  So, click here and head over to amazon now, and get ready to experience the best coffee you've ever had.

PS:  To see the Cuisinart CHW-12 in all it's glory, be sure to watch the video.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Welcome the newest member of my family!

Little Piper on my lap.
Meet little Piper!  A friend of my brother found her at the end of his drive and gave him to my brother to give to me.  I take in strays and ferals as they appear on my porch.  Anyway, Piper makes cat number 16, and she's as adorable as her little face.

Piper is making working a challenge. Since she's the only kitten, she demands my full attention.  If I sit, then my lap must be available.  If I stand, then I obviously want to drag the vulture feather across the floor so she can chase it.  If I don't catch on that this is what she expects - she sits down and meows till I surrender.  She really knows how to work me.   LOL

Jeff the cat was really ticked when she moved in.  He went around smacking the other cats over the head as if he were saying, "If you're the one who did this - take that!!!"  They stayed away from him for a good week.  He's slowly coming around...I think.

Piper asleep on my lap.
On the work side, the incessant rain has made keeping up with the farm nigh on impossible.  There's areas that are so saturated, the mower will sink to it's axles and more if you try to mow.  That leaves me using the weed eater to cut large sections that no weed eater was meant to cut.  Hopefully, it will hold out till the ground dries.

Neither me nor my mom have our gardens in.  Well, we have a couple things in the ground but that's about it.  Mom had someone run the tiller for her yesterday and it kinda sunk.  It sure did look dry enough though.  : )

Besides trying to make the most of those rare moments in between the rains to get caught up with the grass mess on the farm, I'm working on a new project that will hopefully launch in a couple days.  I'm opening a store for selling PLR.  PLR is short for public label rights.  You write articles, blog posts, ebooks and reports for bloggers and internet marketers to buy.  It's a lot of fun.

Anyway, that's a heads up on what's been happening since my last post.  Keep checking back this week for the latest product review or better still, subscribe to my feed and get notified by email when a new post goes up!

Catch y'all later!  Make it a great day!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Time for some family fun! Free Comic Book Day

Ladies, if you have a hard time getting kids to read - comic books are the way to go. They also make a great opportunity for you & your husband to kickback and have some quality time with the kids reading them together. So, take advantage of Free Comic Book day this Saturday (May 7, 2011)! Read more here Comic Book Day also puts focus on reading to kids - Omaha World-Herald

USA Today
That's one of the ideas behind Free Comic Book Day, which celebrates its 10th anniversary Saturday. In addition to celebrating independent comic shops, the day helps promote reading with kids and tries to introduce more people to comic books. ...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Before you start bone-building meds, try dietary calcium and ...

My mom and I were talking recently about people going to the doctor for every sneeze or hangnail, and how it drives up the cost of health care. It reminded me of an aunt of mine who was an RN. She firmly believed that medicines were from G-d and that we should make the most of them.Her philosophy changed too late. I went and saw her in the hospital, not long before she died, and she told me, "If I had the chance to do it over again, I would never take another pill."If you pay attention to the commercials when they tell you the side-effects, you can understand what happened to her. The side-effects mean you might end up taking another pill, because the previous pill damaged this, that or the other. It goes on and on.There are other alternatives to pill popping when it comes to women and our calcium needs as we're getting older - it's called a good diet and supplements. This study shows how you can make the most of your meals without having to resort to some pill that could possibly cause you serious problems down the road.Read more here U of I study: Before you start bone-building meds, try dietary calcium and ... - EurekAlert (press release)
Examples are soy milk, orange juice, yogurt, crackers, cereal, bread, breakfast bars, and even pancakes. The researchers also looked at the effects of dietary protein, vitamin K, soy, and sodium in their literature review. The new USDA food pyramid ...