Friday, June 17, 2011

Favorite Things Friday - June 17th

Another work week in the bag, almost anyway.  No plans this weekend, so time in the sewing room is a definite possibility.   Which that in and of itself is a pretty favorite thing, but I pretty much cover that in most posts.  So what is this week's favorite thing?  Have you ever gotten a gift from your guy that when you opened it you weren't real sure that you'd really use it?  I got one of those on Mother's Day this year.

This is a single cup coffee maker, which was intended to reside in my office at work.  I had been walking over to cafeteria to get my second cup of morning coffee.  Some really rough mornings, I might make that trek twice.  Mother's Day this year happened to be after a particularly bad week where the folks at the cafeteria saw me 3 times in one day for coffee and then commented about it to My Guy when we were in for lunch later that week.  So he decided I needed to be able to make coffee in my office.  Hence the one cup coffee maker.  I like the walk to the cafeteria, it's a good break about mid morning and it clears my head.  But being the good wife that I am, a home was found for My Guy's thoughtful gift in my office.  Note that My Guy's office is at the opposite end of the building from mine, so he is a frequent visitor in my office and he'd know if it never made it out of the box. 

But you know what I discovered.  Along with the coffee maker, he bought me these cartridges too.

These two little cartridges make this.

Foamy, frothy lattes.  My absolute favorite form of coffee.  I can't get that from the cafeteria.   So I guess I really have two favorites this week, My Guy and my new one cup latte maker. 

Click on over to Quilting in my Pyjamas for more favorite things. 


Kirsten's Cooking said...

how sweet! So glad you opened it and gave it a try.

I love that you work in the same building - do you drive in together?

He's obviously very considerate - your drink looks delish!

thea said...

That's great. The one cup coffee makers are getting better and better all the time.

the coffee looks great. How thoughtful of your Guy .. and to know what kind of coffee you like best, even better!

Sara said...

That's really cute... though when I first looked at the picture before I scrolled down to read it I thought it was some kind of blender, and that that was the biggest mug I'd ever seen

Can you just get hot chocolate cartidges? I'm not a coffee fan but I'll go a hot chocolate.

Paulette said...

Very nice! So does your husband walk over to your office for a cup of coffee now? ;)

Shay said...

I want one! I've never seen anything like this before and it would be a perfect gift for someone I know who doesnt like to leave her desk to get coffee.

It looks like Im off to the shops to look at gadgets this weekend.

Isnt your guy fantastic!

PS. I have three cups of coffee before I even get to work ...

Helsie said...

Well I've never seen one either . What a great gift. He's one in a million !!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Brilliant present, I love Latte's too! I don't drink much coffee these days and my DH got me a tea maker for mothers day as I am always reheating my tea in the microwave..this one keeps it hot just like a coffee machine and brews the tea just right. Looks like I will have to make it a FTF also :-)

Lynne said...

Yay for a well-thought out gift!

Michelle Ridgway said...

He hit upon a great idea after all. He'll have to buy himself one to keep in your offive for when he visits. LOL