So Cute! Valentine's Day Mugs - Matching Set for Him and Her; put them together to finish the scene

2 boldly contrasting black and white "stick figure" love cartoon characters which review a love message by combining the design patterns together....  let's here it now;  "Awwww!"  I know, right?

  • Coffee mugs (Set of 2). Stoneware ceramic. Microwave-safe. Dishwasher-safe.
  • Volume: 14 oz (385 ml). Height: 4 inches (10.2cm). Depth: 3.5 inches (8.8cm).
  • Image printed all the way around on each mug.
  • Featuring 2 boldly contrasting black and white "stick figure" love cartoon characters which review a love message by combining the design patterns together. They are perfect wedding gifts for couple and anniversary gifts.

Actually, what is cool is that this company has a ton of 'couple' gifts like this.  Pillowcases, glasses, mugs...  all with different little designs in the red and black color scheme that are cute on their own, but even cuter when you put them together! 

You might be interested in some of their other products;

Valentines Day Coffee Mug - "I Love You to the Moon & Back" Coffee Mug

"I Love You to the Moon & Back" Coffee Mug

  • Realistic wood plank background with moon & stars for a natural look
  • Dishwasher safe/FDA approved/Microwave safe.
  • Holds 13 ounces
  • Height: 4" Width: 5" Depth: 3.5"
  • Comes with gift box as shown, ready to give as a present

Or search for your favorite style coffee mug at Amazon here:  Valentine's, Love and Hearts Coffee Mugs

Best Buy's $5 Coffeemaker

Yes I love my Keurig and we use it every day... but sometimes if I know it's going to be a 4-5 cup morning or there are 2 or 3 of us drinking morning coffee,  or I'm having guests, I like to have a back up!  It's easy to go through a $12 box of k-cups in one sitting if you are entertaining coffee drinkers.  That is why I love having a 'regular' coffee pot to fall back on.

Currently that is my Hamilton Beach Brewstation which I really, really love but I bought it about 8 or 9 years ago and it has a flaw.  The heating element is in a position so it dries out the seal on the carafe and it leaks.  To remedy that and buy a little more life out of my favorite coffeemaker, I used silicone sealant, sealed the edges, let it dry and got a few more years out of it.  But I have to admit, it's time has come. (They changed the design and fixed this design flaw since then).  

I must invest in a new 'back up' brewer.  That is how this post was born.

I bought a TV for my oldest daughter, who has just graduated college and lives in a place of her own 1100 miles away.  I had it shipped to the Best Buy store closest to her home for easy pick up.  Apparently they were offering a promotion at the time to receive a $15 gift card or gift code when you used the ship-to-store option.  I got my code yesterday and immediately thought;  "I bet I can put it towards a new back up coffee maker!"

I was thrilled to find the Mr. Coffee (12 cup, programmable) normally $30 on sale at for $14.99 but then I saw this one... a 10 cup basic, no bells and whistles brewer with a built in brewer basket so you don't need a filter.  Love that option.  What to do????

In the end... I got both!  For a grand total of $10 with shipping and handling and tax, I just got 2 coffee pots.  One of which, I wanted to share with my readers...  if you need a dirt cheap, basic coffee pot, how does a $4.99 brewer sound?

10-Cup Drip Coffeemaker


Original Price: $19.99
You Save: $15.00

Complete your morning ritual with this SA-PDCM01 10-Cup drip coffeemaker that features a dishwasher-safe glass carafe and a removable brew basket for easy cleaning. A water level gauge on the carafe makes it simple to brew plenty of coffee.
Product Features
  • On/off button for simple operation.
  • 750 watt output
  • 10-cup capacity
  • Water level gauge on the water tank
  • Up to 10-minute brewing time
  • Dishwasher-safe carafe
  • Along with a removable brew basket allows simple cleaning.

The idea that drinking coffee dehydrates us is a myth

The idea that drinking coffee dehydrates us is a myth

"while we may find it hard to believe, 
a few cups of coffee a day is as hydrating as water"

The Birmingham University researchers called for health advice to be updated to reflect their findings.

Sports scientist Sophie Killer said that the idea that coffee dehydrates stems from research done on samples of caffeine over 80 years ago.

However, caffeine and the many other compounds in coffee interact with each other and so the 1928 study isn’t necessarily relevant to daily life.

Miss Killer said: ‘It is estimated that 1.6billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day, thus it is of interest to know whether coffee contributes to the daily fluid requirement or whether it causes low-level chronic dehydration.’

To find out, the researcher asked 50 healthy men to drink either four mugs of water or coffee a day for three days and then switch.

The men ate the same food during the two parts of the study and were banned from vigorous exercise and alcohol.

Tests of blood and urine samples showed the men were just as well hydrated when they drank coffee and when they had water.

They also passed the same amount of urine, the journal PLOS ONE reports.

The European Food Safety Authority recommends that women should drink about 2.8 pints of fluid and men should drink about 3.5 pints of fluid per day.

However, some experts say that coffee doesn’t count towards this. Others advise that every cup of coffee or tea drunk is matched with a glass of water to protect against dehydration.

But Miss Killer said that her industry-funded study shows that coffee doesn’t dehydrate – at least when consumed in moderate amounts.

She said: ‘It is a common belief that coffee consumption can lead to dehydration and should be avoided, or reduced, in order to maintain a healthy fluid balance.

‘The advice provided in the public health domain regarding coffee intake and hydration status should be updated to reflect these findings.’

Dr Frankie Phillips, of the British Dietetic Association, said a small, strong coffee such as an espresso might dehydrate.

However, any diuretic effect of caffeine in a normal cup of coffee is more than balanced by the amount of water in the drink – leading to hydration.

She added that a couple of cups of coffee in the morning could ‘add something useful’ to someone’s day.

Tea drinkers can also take heart, with a similar, earlier, study concluding that it also does not bother the bladder more than plain water.