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July 22, 2016

Melitta - Hot coffee and beyond!


Usually when one thinks of coffee the first thing that comes to our minds is a hot beverage. However coffee has come a long way from the days of just serving it as a hot beverage. Now you can find it chilled, frozen, and in food recipes. It really is very versatile. I haven't tried using it in a recipe yet, but I have had iced coffee and other coffee flavored frozen beverages. And now that I have a nice supply of Melitta coffee I do plan to try out some other uses for it.

The other nice thing about how times have changed is before you always made coffee by the pot, you never really heard anyone talk about using a coffee pod, or other one-cup solution for coffee making. Now there are a wide variety of coffee pod flavors as well as ways to brew coffee from a single cup on up to a pot. One of those ways is by using a Pour-Over Coffee Brewer from Melitta. When mine arrived I felt like a fancy person using it because it's porcelain. It actually was super easy to use and I enjoyed the coffee I made with it quite well too.

No matter what type of coffee you enjoy brewing or how you might like to brew it Melitta definitely has got you covered this summer and beyond.

From the 4th of July to Labor Day (and every weekend in between), these delicious, coffee-infused bite-sized snacks, drinks, sauces and desserts are sure to impress:

• Flavorful, savory Hot 'n' Saucy BBQ Mop
• Sweet and salty Mocha Caramel Popcorn
• Smooth, creamy Coffee Nut Fudge
• Rich, chocolaty Melitta Truffles

Revive guests who may be tired from all the summer fun, with Melitta’s premium CafĂ© de Europa gourmet coffees. Available in extra fine ground and whole bean bags and a new, 100% recyclable single-serve option for Keurig-style machines.

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Friday #Giveaway Link-up 7/22 - List yours or enter some!


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July 18, 2016

A happy pup is a healthy pup!


We recently adopted a pup from a local rescue organization. The moment I saw her face on my Facebook feed I knew she would make the perfect addition to our family. We had been trying to find a puppy to complete our family and our new "Java" is definitely the one. Right now she's about 5 months old and that means she's in full puppy mode. She loves to play and run, but is also moldable so it's the perfect time for training her.


Part of being a pet owner means that you have to care for your pet's well being. That starts with making sure you provide them with good dental care. Just like humans dental care for pets starts at home. There are toys, treats, and even toothbrushes made just for animals to help out with that. The line from Arm & Hammer makes is perfect place to start. Make sure you are patient when your pup if you're introducing things like tooth-brushing for the first time. I know with Java took a few times before she started to understand that it wasn't another chew toy. And in between brushing you can offer toys as well as special treats to help out with good oral care.


Another fun part of pet ownership is keeping them clean. Again just like us humans pets (especially dogs) need baths. When we got our pup she had some really dry skin that made her fur look dull and was full of flakes. So I was pretty excited when we got to try out some products from the BioSilk line. Just one bath with their shampoo and conditioner and I could already see the shine come back in her coat. Of course it rained the same day we gave her a bath and just like a puppy she had to run straight for the mud when we went out to potty. That's when things like wipes for dogs come in handy. They are perfect for spot cleaning in between baths, and those times when your pup gets into things they shouldn't.


And last but not least, because it's one of my favorite parts of having a dog is being able to give them treats for good behavior. There are lots of different brands and types of treats for dogs so make sure you do your research. You don't ever want to give them treats that contain anything that could be harmful to them. A treat with natural ingredients like peanut butter and apples from Bistro Bites is a great choice.

And if you ever plan to take your pup with you on a trip, or just a day out with the family you should be prepared for them too. With TurboPUP you'll be able to have an entire meal for your dog with you in one convenient bar. Rember they are a part of the family too and count on us to make sure they have everything they need.