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04 December, 2008

A Package!...or...OK, So I'm a Big Fat Copy Cat!

When I realized that I had a package coming, the little wheels in my brain began to turn. Several of the ladies here have recently done posts about opening packages. Cami at Creating Myself got a beautiful package that even had a paper doily on top when she opened it . Sheila at The Quintessential Magpie got that cute rag doll that keeps popping up in her posts. Ann at Life at Ann's Place even kept us going for two days with her package! So I've been dogging the UPS man waiting for mine to come. Wait...let me sweep the porch...drag the begonia out of the garage...here it is! Oh...pooh! It's written on the side. So much for the element of surprise! It's the free discs of coffee that came with my new Tassimo. My sweet daughter and son-in-law gave it to me ...just for no reason.


Well...let me bring it in and put it on the table. Maybe I can at least make a big production out of opening it. Isabella...! I'm trying to take a picture!



Now I'm opening it...now you can see inside...it's..... Hey! Baby Kitty! You're in the way!




Oh... Baby Kitty! You're in my shot again! This was supposed to be my fabulous package-opening post! Oh, dear! This is turning out to be a disaster!



Now you can see that I got an assortment of discs of coffee. Ozzie...what are you doing?? You never come around when I have the camera out! Of all days... This is my tortoiseshell with "tortietude." She despises the paparazzi.





Here's a close-up of the coffee discs..see...all kinds. Hmmm...I don't know what Nabob is. It says it's from Canada. Maybe our Canadian friends can tell us about it. Oh...Isabella...your tail is in the picture!




Ahhhhhh! At last! A cat-free picture! These are the discs for making cappuccino. It takes two discs for that. I don't know about you, but I need one right now. Can I make you a cappuccino? Please say yes, or the rest of my post can't happen....yes?....OK, then.



The disc on the right is the espresso and the disc on the left is the foaming milk creamer. They have...what?...it's written on the disc?...oh pooh! This post is going nowhere fast! Ahhheemmm... Now I guess I just peel off the foil.....what?....you leave it on? Ohhhhh! I see! The bar code! You need the bar code!



Ok...maybe I'd better read the directions. " Open the brewing unit..." Hmmmm... OK ... Now, let's continue. You pop the little disc in upside down and there is a bar code reader inside the machine! Isn't that cool? That's what tells the machine how much water...oh...water....




Oh...I see... this is where the water goes. Hmmmm...I guess it keeps a little supply in there so you don't have to fill it each time. Now I understand.




Push the button... Ohhhhhhhhhh! Look! The espresso is coming out! It smells so good! OK, that's done...take out that disc and put in the "foaming milk creamer'" disc...




Here it comes ! Oh, it's kind of splashy! Good thing my cup is a little large!




And....voilĂ ...cappuccino! Now let's add some cinnamon on top. Whew! I hope this gets easier! Well...enjoy! Just put the cup in the sink when you're done. Come back any time and we'll make some more! And...thanks for your help!

39 comments:

  1. What fun! Looks like Christmas at our house over the years...the cats were always getting in the boxes and crawling under the wrappings! :-) Congrats on your new yummy coffee to go with the Tassimo! :-)

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  2. I LOVE IT! HOW SWEET AND THOUGHTFUL OF THEM. THE KITTIES ARE TOO CUTE! MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IS FRENCH VANILLA BISCOTTI COFFEE BY FOLGERS. IT'S MY MUST HAVE EVERY MORNING. YOU ARE MAKING ME WANT A TASSIMO MACHINE. I HAVE LOOKED AT THEM BEFORE...HMMM. :)

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  3. I love your helper! I miss my kitties...Not a coffee drinker...but I do love a good opening of the box post! I will drink (a dr pepper) to that!

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  4. Hi Debbie! Oh, what nice children you have! Now, I don't drink coffee, but it sure smelled good. I'll just go and sit down and play with the kitties. They're adorable!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. WHAT FUN,YOUR CATS ACTED LIKE MY ROO.ALWAYS SO -------- NOSY.I CAN ALMOST SMELL IT.YUM YUM.I'LL BE RIGHT OVER...ANN

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  6. Debbie, this was so cute! Your pretty cats were just trying to help. Don't be angry with them. I know I came for a cuppa, but I just have to say I love your French Provencial table runner and napkin and even your coffee cup! laurie

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  7. Oh Debbie..what fun you must have had.. I'm so glad Ozzie decided to join you. The shy little baby. Sure wish I was there to enjoy with you..guess I am in spirit... hugs ~lynne~

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  8. I thoroughly enjoyed this post. You have a wonderfully entertaining writing style. I have a Senseo machine that uses coffee pods and I really like it.

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  9. Hi Glenda...Thanks for stopping by! I looked at Senso because you have that wonderful Dewey Eghbert(sp?)coffee and Tassimo does not. It's the kind they have at Chateau Elan...best on earth!! You are such a sweetie...thanks!!Debbie

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  10. YUM! I'll be right over. It looks like fun to make too. What a wonderful gift!

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  11. HI DEBBIE!!!! YES, I'll have a cappucino!!!! YOU HAVE THE MOST INVITING BLOG!!!!!!!! Your kitties are way too cute!!!ADORABLE!!!!! I wish I lived next to you, I think you'd be my new BFF!!!!I wonder how are babies would get along....hmmm...a Pug and some kitties...can you picture it!

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  12. I found you through Mrs. Magpie. Love it and I love your kitties. I am going to have to copy you not with the package but with pictures of my Milly.

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  13. Debbie thanks for the Coffee girl!! I love the way you did that with the package and all..what a great Daughter you have to get this for you..and your helpers were just too cute..hugs and smiles Gloria

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  14. Oh please pass me a cappucino!! It looks sooo delish!! And Debbie your fur babies are so cute too! My Jordan would be in that box for the rest of the day! Vanna

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  15. I WANT one of those coffee makers now AND, could you throw in one of your kitties, purrdy please?

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  16. Adorable! What a great post, Debbie! Smiled, laughed, and enjoyed every word. Thanks for the fun!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  17. P.S. Those kitty babies are absolutely the best! Charming little Jellicles, all. :-)

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  18. Hi Debbie...

    Girl, I just giggled and giggled reading your post and seeing those darling kitties...hehe!!! Thanks for the smile!!! Oh yes, I sure would love a cup of that too!!! I can almost smell the cinnamon! Ummm...yummy!!!

    Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

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  19. Okay, I think I'll drop by Friday morning for a cup! LOL That is so neat, I'd love to have one like that! Enjoy!!!
    Hugs,
    Carol

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  20. What fun! The cappucino looks delicious, but I think your kitties are the stars here. Christmas boxes are so much more fun when you have cats around don't you think? Sax spent last night in the tree bag (don't worry its canvas, not plastic) And I just love Ozzie, only a tortie owner or someone who works with kitties can fully understand the term "tortietude", I assure everyone it exists! Loved your post, thanks for the big smile first thing in the morning. Kathy

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  21. Hi Debbie...haha, you know how to tell a really good pictorial story...the kitties were an added bonus! ;-) Bo

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  22. This was great. I never had so much fun opening a box. Now I wish I had one of the coffees, any one will do. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  23. Oh that Cappuccino looks sooo yummy;) French

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  24. Hi Debbie! You know I saved your first blog in my Favorites and everytime I pulled it out, it always shows your first post. I never thought you have ever posted again. I decided to click your blog from someone else's blog and to my surprise, you do have other entries....LOL! Isn't it wonderful to use individual coffee discs? I use Melitta but I also have senseo for capuccino since Melitta do not have them. Your kitties are so cute and funny!....Christine

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  25. Thanks so much for stopping by, Christine! I wish I had a Senso too, because they have that wonderful Dewey Egbert coffee! Have a great evening!...Debbie

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  26. Debbie, What great kids you have. I would love to have a coffee maker like that. Wouldn't it be nice to sit down together and enjoy a cup. Your kitties are adorable. My hubby would love to have a cat again someday. Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs, Terrie

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  27. Evening, Sweetness! Oh, I'm just googoo over those pelicans! We have lots of brown ones and I love those too, but the white ones are so beautiful. Cute little saying from you Dad!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  28. LOL LOL Far from a disaster, I'd say...I think it was a great post! What a nice gift!

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  29. Oooooh I want one of these!! One of the things I like BEST is that you don't have to add the water each time! This is my first visit to your blog...and I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed myself and "VILL BE BAAAAACK" as Arnie says! :-))
    Laura

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  30. Debbie, I've wondered about these instant machines, your cup of coffee looked yummy! Suzie

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  31. Hi Debbie! Wasn't the tour of homes today? How was it? Thanks for coming to Laurie's blog and leaving a sweet comment about my dining room. Those kind words are always appreciated!...Christine

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  32. Love the cats in the box. They may be more excited than you about the box.

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  33. GM Debbie...thanks for coming by my PINK Saturday...hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

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  34. Hi Debbie, I hate to admit but this morning, I am not doing anything that I am supposed to be doing. I am a bit of an anglophile but as I get older I am tending to lean a bit more to things French. I was reading your profile and I wanted to say that I also love A Year in Provence. I love all of Peter Mayle's books! I also love Francis Mays. I am an armchair traveler. Also, you are the first person I have met online who loves zydeco!!! None of my friends has ever even heard of it. A great cd from an old movie is The Big Easy. It is a great compilation from a variety of artist. I took three years of French in college and sadly I have lost it all :( Have a great day!

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  35. How funny is that!! laffs..............!!!!!!!

    You are so lucky that your wonderful kitties,Isabella and Baby Kitty, are such good little helpers, imagine if you has to open that by yourself ;)

    I my house the Kitties are clearly in charge, I am just the staff, thus my nickname "Staffie"
    *chuckles*

    Now pour yourself a fancy coffee and enjoy.

    Cheers

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  36. Cute post! I laughed all teh way through it!

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  37. I loved your post & chuckled through the whole thing! Hug your kitties for me! ☺ Diane

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  38. My first time in your blog - saw your link in another blog. I just LOL at your kitties in all the "receiving your package" pictures. Now that is reality..

    Teacup Lady (Sandy)

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  39. I loved coming along on your package-opening adventure! I tried several times to see what was in the package over the weekend from my daughter's house - the computer stalled just before I could see each time. Now I'm home and I see! Love your kitties - we have two - Miss Callie and Olivia. Olivia is pawing at my arm just now as I'm commenting - she wants my attention! Better go for now.

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie