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New Years in China

March 18, 2018 · 4 Comments

This post is a little late, but better late than never! In February, I spent Lunar New Year with my family in China. We did quite a bit of sightseeing, and we also spent a lot of time with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. When I was in school, I’d visit every two or three years, but since graduating, I haven’t really had time to. This was such an amazing experience, and I really hope I get to go back soon, so I can explore more places! For the most part, we stuck with Beijing and Shandong. Click on to see some pictures!


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Review: Keurig K15

March 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

I recently received a Keurig K15 Coffee Maker along with a cup carousel, reusable K-Cup and Green Mountain coffee (in Breakfast Blend and Caramel Vanilla Cream) as well as a box of Celestial Tea cups (in English Breakfast) from Influenster to test out!

Ironically, over the past two months, I’ve actually been trying to wean myself off of coffee and onto drinking tea only. My morning routine consists usually of cereal and brewing a cup of Earl Grey tea with cream and sugar. But who am I to say no to a shiny Keurig machine? I’ve always wanted a Keurig, ever since working at Starbucks when they rolled out their Verismo machines. (Getting instant lattes is really cool and all, but those machines were so hard to figure out…)

I’m told that non-coffee options do exist for K-Cups, like the breakfast tea blend that was included in my VoxBox, and also things like apple cider and hot chocolate. Now, I’m incredibly excited about the possibility of instant apple cider at my fingertips, but as far as brewing tea with a K-Cup… I’m questioning the quality. Tea has a pretty strict brewing process (amount of time, temperature, how much tea, how much water… those are all important factors) and I’m skeptical that a machine that’s intended for instant production could produce quality tea. But… we’ll see!

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