Monday, 29 September 2014

Keurig 2.0 Review

I was lucky enough to be selected to review the new Keurig 2.0 model brewer by Influenster. 
Firstly let me say I was beyond excited to receive it and wasted no time getting it out of the box!

Setting up the brewer was pretty simple following the provided instructions. The most time consuming bit being preparing the filter for use in the reservoir. Once it was all set up it looked great as the new addition to our kitchen! 

The best and most exciting thing about the Keurig 2.0 is it's ability to brew a carafe as well as just a cup. So on busy mornings you don't have to keep going back to refill your coffee. You can also set it to auto start at a specific time so you can just roll out of bed in the morning and have your coffee there waiting for you- brilliant- especially when you have a demanding two year old who wants their breakfast!

Other features I like are the strength settings- you can now choose how strong you want your coffee at the touch of a button and also the Keurig 2.0 has a larger water reservoir which means you can make more drinks before you have to fill it up with water again. It's also a lot easier to fill as it has a lid that part opens and stays up instead of taking the whole thing off. 

There are still a wide range of pods and different flavor coffee's you can use in the 2.0 but they have to be the newer ones- it's marked on the box whether they are suitable for all brewers or not. 
My only complaint at the moment is that there is not much choice for the carafe. You have to use the special, larger pods to brew a carafe and I haven't seen many to choose from as of yet. I'm waiting until they bring out a Breakfast Tea one so I can brew a whole pot of tea in seconds!!

The Keurig 2.0 has a sleek design with a neat touchscreen display where you select all you settings and desired options. It's really customizable, you can even change the color of the light in the reservoir tank to suit your mood. 
As I said before it's a great addition to our kitchen counter! It's a bit larger than previous models but doesn't take up too much space.

I received this product free of charge from Influenster for review purposes.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

We're Back Home!

Just a quick post to say we arrived back in sunny St Louis on Thursday. 
We had such a great time in England visiting family and we also enjoyed our overnight stay at Chicago but we are extremely happy to be back home and in our own beds again! Calleigh is happy to be back with all her toys and has spared no time getting them all out! 

I feel I may have neglected this blog a little during the run up to our trip home and whilst we are away but I can assure you the posts will be back! Starting with a few covering our trip. 

Also as October is my favourite month of the year look out for lots of recipe, craft, outfit and baking posts to come in the run up to Halloween! I also have a few exciting reviews coming up too!

Thanks for sticking around! 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Outfit of the Month: September

I love this month's outfit! As it's getting a bit cooler and we are heading off to England in one week I picked up some jackets and leggings to keep her warm. I think she looks so Pink Lady in this outfit haha.

Jacket- Gymboree
Leggings- Gymboree
White Tee- Next