Valentine for My Coffee Roasters

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Ok, it’s not really a Valentine for them.  At least, that’s not how it started.  But now that I think about it, it might be a good idea.  Mike & I order coffee from Camano Island Coffee Roasters.  (Hence the star pointing to somewhere off the northwest coast!)  When it arrives and you open the mailbox, it’s like a little corner of heaven.

Our latest shipment shipped out on Monday – which means it will get to our house on Wednesday.  But Mike & I also shipped out Monday, and we didn’t have enough coffee to last through our trip.  (Yes, we took our French presses and coffee.  Because hotel coffee very often taste like old cigarette butts.  Not that I’ve ever tasted an old cigarette butt, you understand.)

Mike had bought some coffee from the local Costco, so, of course, we had enough of that to last awhile.   I spent Sunday evening grinding beans.  I had two bags – one regular and one decaf.  I poured the regular beans into the grinder, and then dumped them into the “regular” ziplock bag.  I ground some more, dumped the ground coffee into the bag.  Ground the last batch – and dumped them in the bag.  Except it was the “decaf bean” bag.  UGH!  I then spent the next half hour or so scooping up beans and sifting the ground coffee through my fingers and into the “ground coffee” bag.  It was like panning for gold.  Mike just shook his head.  Halfway through, I had a “light bulb” moment and discovered a quicker and much easier way to separate the grounds from the beans (yay!).  I’m sure you’ll be happy to know the grinding of the decaf beans was completed without incident.

Since we started ordering coffee, a new roaster has come to Winchester – so I’m thinking it might be time to start buying local.  It’s just so convenient to have the coffee delivered to our door.  No fighting the traffic, no street-side parallel parking or fighting for the last angled spot in the parking lot.  When I’m panicking because our coffee supplies are running low, Jon always says, “You know, Hopscotch is five minutes away.”  If they delivered, I’d switch in a heartbeat.

And that’s why I love Stampin’ Up! products.  I can shop online  Packages arrive right at my door.  Everything coordinates.  There’s wonderful customer service.  I don’t have to search three different places to find what I want.  Even if it’s on backorder, I know it will be arriving soon.  A few years ago, I needed a StazOn refill.  I kept forgetting to add it to an order, and when I finally couldn’t wait any longer, I decided to try the local craft store so I didn’t have to pay $6.95 shipping.  They were out – but they could order it!  No, thanks.  I tried another; they didn’t carry it any more.  Ugh.  I gave up, borrowed a StazOn pad from my mom and made sure that refill got added to my next order.  And it was in my hands in a week.

So maybe I should send the Valentine to Stampin’ Up!  That one Melon Mambo heart is kind of close to Utah, right?

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy!  Have a wonderful day!

Products Used –
Perfect Blend Stamp Set (130745, $13.95 wood mount; 131392, $10.92 clear mount)
You Brighten My Day Stamp Set* (139103 wood mount; 139106 clear mount)
Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (133704; $12.95)
Stars Framelits (133723; $26.95)
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127750, $7.95)
Label Bracket Punch (132153; $15.95)
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787; $16.95)
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (131197; $6.95)
Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (115320; $6.95)
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171; $5.95)
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad (126948; $5.95)
Stamping Sponges (101610; $3.50)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430; $3.95)

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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