Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
Thank you Keurig® for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.
I’m often asked how I get so many house projects done especially with a two year old at my heels. My answer? Coffee. Always coffee. But more on that in a second. When time is already limited throughout the day, I love to save time which in return creates more time for house projects. I have a few of my own tricks and they all have one thing in common: creating a smarter home.
First up, you’ve heard me talk about my smart assistant I use daily. As I fix breakfast and jot down my to-do list for the day, this smart device tells me everything I need to know. I’m talking about the weather, the traffic and playing music to entertain my toddler while I attempt to get the day started.
All while in the background I have my smart robot vacuum cleaning up the mess from yesterday without me lifting a finger. Once again, saving me time. These are just a few ways I’ve started to turn my home into a smart home where I’m able to focus more on my passion of transforming our house into a home. But now, let’s chat about this coffee that jump starts my day, every day.
The first thing I grab in the morning is my cup of coffee. One of the best decisions I recently made is incorporating the new K-Café® Single Serve Special Edition Coffee, Latte & Cappuccino Maker by Keurig® in my kitchen. Simply because with the touch of the button I can determine how my day starts: with a creamy latte or frothy cappuccino, a cup of coffee, or going straight for that shot of coffee. I placed it in a natural wood tray and with the metal details and premium nickle colored finish, it looks great with my other decor!
Using any K-Cup® pod, I’m often filling my 12 oz coffee cup with a cold brew coffee. Yes, my friends, this Keurig® brews cold coffee! Which is my go to this time of year with the heat of the summer quickly arriving. You’ll find Ryan using the frother to add milk to his, which is delicious as well. The K-Café® Single Serve Coffee, Latte & Cappuccino Maker from Keurig® basically gives us the creativity and flexibility to make a “coffeehouse” quality cup while seamlessly starting on our house projects. My mother-in-law arrives today and I’m beyond excited to fix her a gourmet coffee from the comfort of our home!
As you all know (and in case you don’t), we usually have around 2-3 projects going on at once. So as soon as my Keurig® coffee maker is done brewing, I grab my coffee and get started on my projects. Sometimes this means I forget to turn my Keurig® off. But with the smart feature of turning off on it’s own after two hours, it not only saves my sanity but it’s also energy efficient.
There’s a reason why I’m so excited to be sharing with you how to turn your home into a smart home. It’s that time of year when HGTV has officially revealed their 2019 Smart Home. You know, the one that you can enter to win! And Keurig® just happens to be an official sponsor of HGTV’s 2019 Smart Home. Beginning April 24th, you can enter for a chance to win this custom Smart home by entering here. Go ahead and do yourself a favor and also sign up for those daily email reminders because you can enter daily.
And if you’re like me, you immediately want to see what the home looks like and the devices that make this an extraordinary smart home. The HGTV 2019 Smart Home is a home designed and styled by HGTV and filled with tech-savvy, upscale, efficient and smartly designed products. Lucky for us we can tune in April 26 for the 1-hour HGTV Smart Home special, with host and designer, Tiffany Brooks to get an inside look of the smart home. While there will only be one lucky family to win this amazing house, any home can be made into a ‘smart home’ with Keurig®.
Now that we’re all dreaming of living in this smart home, I’m going to go work on mine by picking the paint color for my next project. Just promise me that if you win, you’ll invite me over for a personal tour! I’ll bring my favorite Green Mountain Coffee Roaster® K‐Cup® pods so we can cheers with a cup of coffee while we’re at it.
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