Friday, January 7, 2011

Win a Tassimo T20 Brewbot!

I can't make coffee.  This is a fact.

Last year, I decided that I wanted to start making my own coffee at home.  I bought some filters, picked up one of those fancy orange bags of Dunkin' Donuts coffee (which, apparently, the world runs on) and got to brewing.

First attempt:  the mission was cut short when I realized I had bought cone filters and the coffeemaker required those big peanut butter cup-looking filters.  Strike one.

Second attempt:  the coffee came out super weak.  I looked at the directions on the bag.  Oh right.  Use tablespoons.  Not teaspoons.  Smart.  Strike two.

Third attempt:  I didn't sleep for 4 nights.  I put a smidge too much Hulk strength behind my scoops.  Strike three.

There's got to be a better way!

And there is.  

The Tassimo T20 Brewbot.


 Beep boop bop boo beep.

This innovative little dynamo of a machine uses single-serving discs to make seven (7!) different beverages:  coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte, crema coffee (think coffee with a creamless frothy top) and hot chocolate. 

The Brewbot comes with a box each of Starbucks espresso and creamer discs to get you started.


Each disc has a barcode printed on the label.  The Brewbot reads the barcode and brews your specialized beverage accordingly.  Pretty nifty, huh?


And perhaps my favorite thing about the Brewbot:  it literally has two buttons:  On/Off and Start.  When you're running late and your hoverboard is ready and waiting to launch, you don't have time to mess with extra bells and whistles.  This makes the brewing process SO easy.

 Alright, watch how simple it is to make a cappuccino.

1.  Pop in the milk disc.  Press the start button.


2.  Remove the milk disc and pop in the espresso disc.  Press start again.


3.  Greetings, cappuccino.


Is your kitchen counter just begging for one of these?  For a chance to win your own Tassimo T20 Brewbot (contest is over - thanks everyone!) all you have to do is answer this:

What's the best thing about your mornings?

Trick question, I know.

Leave your answer in a comment below. 

Fine Print:  Contest open to US residents only...sorry!  Contest ends 1/13/11 @ 11:59pm.  (1) winner will be drawn at random and announced on Friday, 1/14/11.  While this giveaway is sponsored by Bosch, the opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and probably reflect the views and opinion of the geniuses at Bosch as well because it's a dope product and I can't wait to give my other coffeemaker the boot.

Good luck everyone!  Happy weekend to all.

Rosie, you're no longer needed here.

102 comments:

  1. Best thing about my mornings...? Waking up and pushing the 'Snooze' button. I can sleep 10 hours, and still feel the need to push the damn thing every time. ;)

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  2. I can't brew coffee at home either! I thought it was my coffee pot, so I bought a fancy one with a water filter, but I still can't manage to make good coffee at home. It's not fair!

    As for your trick question: On days off or telework days my absolute favorite thing is around 6 or 7AM the O's will beg to sleep in the big bed and I always give in. Osa settles down wherever she lands but Otto sleeps under the blankets. When they get comfy each of them lets out a dramatic content sigh and fall asleep. They are both incredibly warm and snuggly and it is always the best part about the morning. We can't comfortably sleep like this through the night because there isn't enough room for 2 people and 2 bed pigs so it has become my favorite morning ritual.

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  3. I used to have a coffeemaker but I decluttered and off it well. Very important kitchen shears went with it. So, concerning your question, it would have to be hearing the list of complaints from the cats. "Bitty Girl jumped on me, Mom! And then she chewed my ear and then she played with the remote, spilled the water, cut me off at the food bowl, put her butt in my face and, and, and...." All this while Bitty Girl is laying on the counter not looking at me. Cracks me up every morning.

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  4. Best part about my mornings is cuddling with the hubs...I love when he wakes up, rolls over, wraps his arms around me, and kisses my shoulder and neck. There's nothing better :)

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  5. Every morning I wake up and stumble from my bed with half an eye open to feed my dogs. Once they are happily chowing away I immediately turn on some music--the daily dance party has begun! My eyes open easier and I can't help but dance about the kitchen as I start my day. I call it my morning dance. It always starts the day out right.

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  6. Haha I'm with ya, I have no idea how to operate a normal coffee machine. But when you say morning, are you referring to my 3am, 5am or final 7am wakeup? This baby boy of mine is having milk parties all night long, so my favorite part? When he finally gets back to sleep and I can crawl back to bed...again. So um, needless to say, this girl needs a gallon of coffee a day to function.

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  7. Neato fantastico! The best thing about my mornings is that my husband (who is a coffee lover) gets up before me and cleans all the snow off my car, so when I get up to go to work, I don't have to deal with the ridiculous snow. Why do I live in Buffalo, NY again??

    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  8. Waking up next to the most amazing woman!

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  9. Hm well I never realized brewing a pot of coffee could give people such difficulty... maybe I should write a post on it? :P

    My favorite thing about the mornings right now is that Amanda and I get to commute in to work together. So, getting up sucks, driving on 395 in traffic sucks, going to work in general sucks, but it's nice that we get to spend that sleepy, dreary, 30-75 minutes in the car together.. whether we're talking or just sharing the silence.

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  10. My favorite thing about my mornings is actually my commute. I've taken to listening to audiobooks in the car so these days I almost pray for traffic so I get to listen to more of my story.

    Morning goodbye kisses from Rob aren't half bad either.

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  11. The best thing about my mornings is that I'm a student, so I rarely have to be anywhere before 10 am. :)

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  12. Best thing about the mornings is waking up next to Eric.

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  13. The best thing about my morning is when I get out of the shower and look back towards the bed to find that the dog (Mako) has completely taken my spot by settling herself under the covers with her head on my pillow snuggled up next to Rob. Warms my heart before the dreaded hike to work.

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  14. I cannot make coffee for the life of me either! Tastes like burnt dirt!

    My favorite thing about the morning is getting Kylar out of her crib. It is always the same thing, she sees me, scrambles to find her pink bear, grabs him then stands up, smiles and says, "Hi!!" then "Up!!!"

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  15. OH mornings are tough. But my favorite thing about the morning is eating breakfast!!! I just love eating right when I wake up ;)

    Mallory1031 at gmail dot com

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  16. The best part of my morning is the hour or so of peace I have over a grapefruit and a cup of tea (and then a giant egg white scramble, yesss) before I have to run out the door and possibly not get back until midnight. I always get up super early so I can enjoy some uninterrupted time eating breakfast (my favorite meal of the day), reading blogs and trades and listening to classical kusc before I have to run around like a crazy person. Even better if I have time to get in a quick workout as well :)

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  17. Very cool coffee robot. Some mornings the highlight is that my almost-three-year-old daughter will crawl out of bed, tiptoe into our bedroom and stand right next to me staring at me until I wake up and realize that someone is breathing in my face.

    On the mornings when she sleeps in until after I've left for work, my highlight is getting to listen to NPR on the way to work. Most other times she's in the car with me, so the CD player is blaring Barney or the Wiggles or other overly happy music. Sometimes a mom just wants control of her car radio, ya know?

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  18. The best thing about my mornings is being greeted by my dog the moment I open my bedroom door after I wake up.

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  19. Breakfast...definitely the best thing about mornings. Breakfast and desserts tie as my favorite food groups of all time.

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  20. Best part about waking up in the morning around here is hearing "hi mommy, did you waked up?" and getting smiles when I say "yep I did just to come see you". :D 4 kiddos around here so I get lots of smiles....then of course, it's off to the coffee pot so I can survive the day with those same small people :P

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  21. Best thing about the mornings? Wow, I can't think of anything. I guess waking up next to my husband and kitty and feeling warm and cozy. But seriously coffee is my fave part of the morning :)

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  22. tough question: best part of waking up would be noticing that i'm in a super warm bed.

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  23. Best thing about the morning? I'm not sure that there is any redeeming quality to a morning. Hmmm... guess the best thing would be then that at least I'm waking up in a nice warm home and I'm healthy. Yeah, I think that's definitely the best thing about mornings.

    (I should try to remind myself of this more as I'm grumbling and hitting the snooze for the hundredth time.)

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  24. My favorite thing about the morning is making deliciously healthy fruit smoothies for breakfast. Mmm... And drinking a cup of coffee that would taste way more delicious coming from a Tassimo T20 Brewbot! :)

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  25. What an awesome giveaway! The best part of my morning is when Wilson (the dog) sits right next to me and stares as I eat my peanut butter toast. He knows that the VERY last bite will be his and I want to make the cuddly moments last as long as possible, even though I have to leave for work!

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  26. Simply being blessed with another day.

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  27. Getting up and being met by a loyal dog who will always love me.

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  28. Heck of a sweet give away.... Best thing for me is hitting the treadmill early in the morning. ( Too darn cold to go outside right now ). Going for a little jog is a great way to start the day. After that comes the coffee and doughnuts...... There's a reason I jog :-)

    Just knowing that as I get older I can still roll out of bed and keep the ol' body moving.

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  29. I suck at coffee making too :( The best thing about morning is that I get to wake up to my favorite meal of the day...breakfast.

    PS-Awesome give away, Ali!

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  30. The best thing about my mornings now is knowing that I was able to sleep through the night without having to get Braydon because he's sleeping through the night. And now I can kiss his bald little round head!

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  31. I suck at making coffee too. I can never make it the right strength either! I do love the instant Starbucks coffee though - makes a great cafe con leche (just sub hot milk for the h2o)... but what I love about mornings is breakfast! I'm a breakfast fanatic - I can't function with out it and I always plan the night before what I'm gonna have in the morning. The tassimo would be a great addition to my mornings ;-) ~Cara Lee

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  32. the best part of my mornings is when my kids crawl into my bed for morning snuggles. I try to savor every minute before the chaos begins.

    leannemacg at gmail.com

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  33. My weekday mornings start at 3:50 am (rough) but I'll have to say the best part of them is stepping outside on my patio and listening to the stillness. It's kinda neat and very calming.

    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  34. Waking up to lovely children snuggling in my bed... if only they were content to snuggle though! They want me up and OUT!!

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  35. jessica.paullet@pop.belmont.edu

    I love alone time in the mornings, when the house is still quiet!

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  36. The best thing about my morning is seeing my little pup jump up and down and treating me like a rock star, always brings a smile on my face. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. The best thing about my mornings besides getting some coffee (or caffeinated equivalent) to warm and wake the brain, is the hugs and kisses I get from the family!
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  38. Hi! Liam sent me. :)

    Favorite part about my morning? Having my husband make me a cafe latte. But having fancy coffee would be uber spectacular, too. :P

    [K]

    rusticgardenbistro [at] gmail [cot] com

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  39. Best part about my mornings is that I get to relax with a cup of joe while lounging in my sunroom while reading the paper right before i head to work which is a few steps to my workstation because I work from home. lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  40. The best thing about my mornings is having my first cup of coffee - after I have dropped the kids off at school! :)

    showcasesisters at gmail dot com

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  41. THe best thing about my mornings is having my morning cup of Joe! & sometimes going to my local coffeeshop when I have time!
    ashleygatewood@mail.com

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  42. Best thing about mornings is that my ex isn't a part of them anymore. :)

    celestiaDOTpriceATgmailDOTcom

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  43. the best part of my mornings is the quiet for work!
    Thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  44. The best part of my morning is sharing my breakfast with my little dog Cosmo.

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  45. The best part of my morning is when my kitten hears me stirring and comes and jumps up on the bed and starts purring up a storm. I love his good morning kisses :D

    hello.maryrebecca@gmail.com

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  46. Best part is my sleepy kids first thing in the morning... and my coffee!

    lifewithjding (at) gmail (dot) com

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  47. The best thing about my mornings is that the house is still and quiet--I get a lot done before everyone else is up.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  48. Seeing my daughters smiling face and a hot cup of coffee to wake me up
    nicole22654@yahoo.com

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  49. The best thing about my mornings is waking up next to the man I love :)

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  50. Reading the newspaper with a cup of hot tea.

    denisedweed (at)gmail (dot) com

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  51. A new beginning. Leaving the stress from previous days behind and starting anew. I truly believe that! I sure love mornings lately and my oatmeal. Steel cut please. :)
    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  52. I can't brew a good cup of coffee for my life. It always comes out too strong, too weak, or just nasty. My favorite part of the morning is just waking up to my kids bouncing around in their room actually playing and getting along. Thank you :)

    jaymeborici AT yahoo DOT com

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  53. the best thing about my mornings is usually coffee... especially when my husband makes it for me!

    mermont84@yahoo.com

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  54. Honestly, I am not a morning person at all. Sleeping in is my favorite thing to do in the mornings, but if I had to choose then I would have to say breakfast. Having a nice plate of eggs, bacon, and toast or even pancakes or waffles. Definitely my favorite kind of meal!

    sugarush7z@aim.com

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  55. When my love kisses me as he goes to work and I get to keep sleeping! ;)Would love this!

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  56. I love getting up in the morning sitting down with my (equally bad-tasting) cup of coffee, watching the news, and relaxing before its out the door for a day of chaos. Thanks for the giveaway.

    trinar@electrorep.com

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  57. Waking up as my awesome self. Thanks for the giveaway.

    shippoux (at) gmail.com

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  58. i love waking up when i'm at home with my wife! Since i'm on the road a lot, its really nice to wake up to her smiling face.
    patis2@msn.com

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  59. The best part of my morning is when my husband asks if I want him to make me coffee. Why do I need this brewbot then? Because we like our coffee completely different! In fact, he uses his old grounds to re-brew my preferred weaker version. Then I chuck it full of creamer and sugar! ;)

    jeepluver.hughes@gmail.com

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  60. I love waking up with my new puppy, Bella, and instead of running with my friends (which I should be doing) I am cuddling with her and enjoying my first cup of coffee in quiet, sweet, solitude.

    jmtrautman@hotmail.com

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  61. The best thing about my mornings is definitely my first cuppa joe!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. The best part of my morning is a hot cup of coffee and relaxing. (That's if I don't have to work of course!) Other wise I'm grabbing my coffee and enjoying it on the drive into work. The calm and wuiet of the morning after my daughter is off to school is pretty relaxing as well.

    justmared@yahoo.com

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  63. The best part of my morning is when my son came to my room and whispering said wake up lazy bone. So cute...

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  64. Hi forgot my email : mageenadilah@gmail.com

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  65. The best thing about my mornings is when I wake up and realize that all the kids have slept until 9! Can't get better than that :)
    rach62803 at yahoo dot com

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  66. The best thing about my mornings is when I wake up to the one I love beside me fast asleep and I have a whole lotta nothing planned that day so I can do whatever I would like! Get up & watch cartoons with a warm cup of coffee and bagels :)

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  67. FORGOT MY EMAIL! Ehhh

    kaylagowan22@hotmail.com

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  68. The best thing about mornings is waking up and realizing you've gotten one morning closer to the weekend :)

    jbabbagirl@aol.com

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  69. the best thing about my mornings is waking up with my honey + our snuggly dog all within arm's reach. =)

    amy@fearlesshomemaker.com

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  70. the best thing about mornings is cuddling up to my husband after the alarm goes off! :)
    jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  71. The best thing about my morning is getting my 2 year old out of bed and getting some great snuggles in before we head off to daycare and work.
    AshleeEM18@hotmail.com

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  72. The best thing about my mornings is no matter what happened the day before, I know when I wake up, I can start fresh, all over, and have no regrets about anything. A good night's sleep can fix almost anything, and a fresh start is the most rewarding and hopeful opportunity one can get.
    Gchord88@aol.com

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  73. The best part of my morning is my morning stretch! A good stretch can make waking up that much better!

    luv.me.some.blog[at]gmail[dot]com

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  74. The best part of the morning is waking up and realizing I'm not dead. Then I get to the part that I have a rather cuddly, fuzzy husband that I'm a bit crazy about. Then I think about the fact I have a roof over my head and a nice bedroom, despite the fact that I really wish I didn't live where I do. Then, y'know, if I'm in a reflective mood, I remember to be grateful for the fact that I'm not dead again, and that I'm just counting my blessings from my G-d given talents and faculties (like being able to go to the bathroom by myself) and that life is an awesome thing that demands every drop of goodness be squeezed from it.

    And don't forget the coffee!

    meanwhile, hit me up at twitter.com/skazm or whatamisupposedtodo at gmail

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  75. What a great giveaway...I'm so drooling over this! The best thing about the mornings is the 30 minutes of quiet time I get after everyone else leaves and before I head to work. I catch up on my blogs and savor that last sip of tea or coffee.

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  76. the best thing about my morning is my cup of coffee!

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  77. My favorite thing about mornings is when the cats actually let me sleep for more than 4 hours! Coffee keeps me alive!

    CrystalW07 at aol.com

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  78. The best part of my morning is not dreading going in to work. I work at a great place with great people which makes me enjoy the mornings.

    harpemms AT yahoo DOT com

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  79. My favorite thing about my mornings is breakfast. I love to cook so it's great to start off my day with maybe some eggs, sausage, toast, and of course delicious coffee. If I missed my coffee I'm pretty sure I'd end up strangling someone. :)

    Ryan at Fiore dot net

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  80. The best part of my morning is seeing my bed-headed children wander down the stairs yelling, "Milk Mom!"


    danielle @ bellezaeluce.com

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  81. The best part of my morning is drinking my coffee while my baby eats his breakfast!

    mhiles6@gmail.com

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  82. The best thing about my morning...the opportunity to experience another day and then a great cup of coffee. Life is a gift...coffee is a simple pleasure.

    GREAT.GREAT.GREAT giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers. amerskine at hotmail dot com

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  83. When my husband makes the coffee for me and I wake up to the yummy aroma
    charlcr(at)aol(dot)com

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  84. Thank you for this chance. I can't make coffee either. My poor hubby, lol.

    The best thing about my morning is seeing my family after not seeing them for the hours while we sleep. It sounds hokey I know but it's the honest truth. Nothing makes me happier to see my sweet hubby, daughter, and animal's faces when we all get up in the morning, even when they are cranky faces. Lol.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  85. The best thing about my mornings is the great feeling I have after my workouts.

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  86. The best thing about mornings is rolling over and seeing that my daughter has at some time during the night, crawled into our bed, and has completely taken it over, my hubby hanging on to the edge by a shoulder; but she looks so sweetly content that I don't want to wake her up.

    :)

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  87. Waking up and remembering all the goals I'm working towards!

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  88. First of all love your blog and now following! Secondly, the best things about my mornings is the fact that I have a whole hour of just me! The husband is gone and the little one is still sleeping and there are no phones ringing! Just me and my coffee and my computer!

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  89. the best thing about my mornings is the closer it gets for the bus to pick up our kiddels the more I hear, I LOVE YOU MOM.love it, and would be lost without a day of hearing those sweet little words.

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  90. The best thing about the mornings is waking up to my children climbing in bed with me to snuggle for a little bit.

    summer.tidmore at yahoo dot com

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  91. The best thing about mornings is my built in 5 minute snuggle time with the kitties ... they know the sound of my alarm and come running for love when they hear it ... so much nicer to walk up to purring fur-kids than a grumpy hubby!

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  92. The best thing about my mornings is the fact that my 2.5 year old comes running in and wants to cuddle for five minutes before she watches Elmo and gets breakfast!

    notperfect (dot) forgiven (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  93. eating breakfast and then getting on the computer-thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  94. I literally can't believe I'm about to say this, but the best thing about my morning is getting home from the gym. (Operative words here would be "getting HOME from".) Love it!

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  95. I would love this! Best thing: the huge toothless grin my 5 month old gives me!! (and I really need the caffeine to keep up with him!)
    anitalynn01@yahoo.com

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  96. Funny question!
    The best thing about my morning is getting to go outside and have cool fresh air. Things just get muggy otherwise!

    Thank you for the review and giveaway
    nolagirl727@yahoo.com

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  97. victoriassecretlover@yahoo.com

    the best thing about the morning is having (and hopefully making) breakfast together as a family!

    Thank you!

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  98. My favorite thing about the morning is my first cup of coffee, I want to to be good, it really helps me start my day. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  99. What is my favorite thing about the morning? 1 Word.

    Coffee.

    I'm addicted to coffee. I can't stand not having a cup of coffee before leaving the house.

    Awesome giveaway!

    fairywater79 @ gmail.com

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  100. The first very best thing in the morning is that I am alive, the second very best thing is that I am alive to crave then drink my morning cup of coffee!
    great giveaway!

    bunnyskies@gmail.com

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  101. Best thing about my morning is knowing I get to go back into bed 12 hours later.and coffee..sounds more cynical than it really is!


    rebekahnazarian at yahoo dot com

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  102. The best part of waking up is knowing that it is a new day ..... a fresh start. If the weather report states that it will be a sunny day that also helps a lot.
    blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

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