Thursday, October 22, 2009

Things I Don't Need...But Had To Have

Since starting with Kraft 2 years I have accumulated some "Kraft Cash" from various sales contests. I never really kept track of the "dollars" until 2 weeks ago when I told my boss I was not coming back to work. I scurried to find my password to the website so I could redeem my "dollars" before it was too late. After hours of looking through an online catalog of things I could purchase with my dollars I came across a few Must Have's.

The first item added to my cart was the Charlie Brown Holiday Collection on dvd. God these shows bring back warm, cozy, wonderful feelings. I remember being so excited when they would come on as a kid...sitting on the couch snuggled in a blanket, knowing that the holidays were right around the corner! And, to this day I still watch them every year always wishing I had kids to pass that feeling on to! Instead, I have tried to pass it on to my niece and nephew. Every year they come over sometime in December and stay the night with Aunt Amy and Uncle Joe. We light a fire in the fireplace, drink hot chocolate, decorate the tree in the room they sleep in, light a fire in the fire pit, go look at Christmas lights and watch a Charlie Brown Christmas!

Well, now I have my own children who will snuggle on the couch to watch It's the Great Pumpkin, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas. I know these shows come on every year and I can dvr them and watch them over and over but that just wont do....I HAD TO HAVE the box set!

My niece and nephew watching A Charlie Brown Christmas at our house

The second item I added to my cart was a Keurig single cup coffee maker. I have eyed these things for years! What a cool idea...make different requested coffee's for your guests or family with the touch of a button. If someone wants decaf, another wants flavored coffee or cocoa then all I have to do is insert a little cup of grinds and it's multiple pots of coffee...GENIUS (it doesn't take much to impress me)!

The coffee maker came with a box of k-cups to try. There are all types of roasts, flavors, teas and cocoa. There are also many more to chose from on their website! Too bad I don't like coffee!! I already own a hot chocolate maker, a coffee maker and an espresso maker...I add TONS of sugar and milk to coffee if I do drink it or I add chocolate and whipped cream. So do I need this appliance? Some would say no...but it makes Hot Chocolate and Chocolate flavored coffee so I HAD TO HAVE it!!

The other items that I had to have were a Dirt Devil Broom Vac to add to my collection of cheap, no suctioning stick vacs, a set of cookie sheets for ALL of the cookies I plan on baking this year and lastly, Samsung's version of the Ipod touch. I actually had nothing to do with the last husband decided he HAD TO HAVE it!


Blogger Adriane said...

Fun stuff! I love coffee, but also put tons of cream and sugar in it as well! When is your last day at work?

October 22, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger sweetpralinemadness said...

Good choice with the Charlie Brown collection. I'm a big fan of Charlie Brown Christmas. "Kraft bucks" makes me hungry for a bowl of mac&cheese. Kraft of course.

This is actually the blog I use more often but it's me, Gigi, from Midnight Macaroons (Jill's friend). I started this blog for family/friends and ended up a retro blog (love 50's). I live over in Kingwood. Crazy storms today (happy won't be commuting downtown today).

October 22, 2009 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Erin M. said...

We have the Charlie Brown boxed set and we love it!!! We've been watching the Halloween one a lot lately. I sometimes sit and watch with them, too. Gives me warm, fuzzy memories of my own childhood. "Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker!"

October 22, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger CATHY said...

i have that charlie brown set too. love it. and the keurig machine as well. you know they have hot chocolate k cups too.

October 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM  

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