Cool Coffee Experiences That Everyone Needs to Try

Coffee is one of life’s little luxuries. That tempting aroma when it’s freshly brewed, the caffeine boost it gives and the fact that it makes any afternoon cake indulgence somehow taste even better. Even right now when the world is battling through the current health pandemic and many ingredients are hard to get hold of, it’s still relatively easy to order coffee to your home or purchase it from the supermarket when you’re doing your grocery shop. Did you also know that you can freeze milk if you need it for your milkier drinks, or there’s the option of powdered milk and creamers for longer-lasting options? If you fancy doing something different and trying something new, here are some cool coffee experiences to consider. 

Civet Coffee

It might sound strange, but civet coffee consists of partially digested coffee cherries, which have been eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. The process of going through their intestines helps to ferment the beans and give it a truly unique flavor. If you’re going to try Civet coffee, just be sure to choose a cruelty-free brand, one that utilized wild civet cats rather than keeping them caged up. If you can get past the strangeness of this one it’s well worth a try- think about how honey is made essentially of bee vomit but none of us question that! It’s unusual, completely safe and an incredible coffee experience to try.

Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof coffee is made of brewed coffee, grass-fed unsalted butter, and good quality coconut oil. People often look into it for weight loss benefits, although unless you’re following a low carb, high-fat plan it will cause you to gain rather than lose weight for obvious reasons. However, if you’re following keto (or just want an interesting and unusual drink that you plan to have in moderation) then give this a go. It’s creamy and delicious, a bit like a latte but minus the sugar. 

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Eggs are full of protein and vitamins, so adding one to your daily pre-workout coffee can be a tasty way to fuel up. Consuming raw egg might sound like a food poisoning disaster waiting to happen but this isn’t the case if you use the right eggs. Anything with the Lion stamp on is safe to consume raw (such as in mayonnaise or eating uncooked cake batter!) lightly cooked (such as runny yolks) or any way you like. This is because eggs come from vaccinated hens meaning the risk of any diseases that can make you ill is almost completely eliminated. 

Salt Coffee

Coffee has a fairly bitter taste, which is why many people reach for the sugar jar or sweet syrups to enjoy their brew. So it would seem as though salt would be the last thing you’d want to add- but you’d be wrong! It actually neutralizes the bitterness by blocking the taste buds responsible for it, but don’t add more than just a pinch. If you do it could become undrinkable. 

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Wreaths – Free Printable Download

A free group of six wreaths to print out. These can be used for decor. They work with Cricut print and cut if you would like them as stickers. They are colorful, pretty, and uplifting. How will you use them? Get the free PDF file from the following link. 

If you would like each wreath as a separate file, you can download the zipped file of 8.5 x 11″ PNG files below.

My Cricut Joy is Here!

My Cricut Joy is finally here! It was a little hectic awaiting its arrival. I had a notice that it arrived about a week ago, but I didn’t have the packages. There were supposed to be three of them. I work with Cricut and have blog posts due using the Cricut Joy. I contacted FedEx and Cricut. The only news I got was that they were left at the front door. I know it is possible to have packages stolen. This was during the start of the Corona Virus lockdown and so not that many people were out. Our neighborhood isn’t that busy on a normal day. And finally, we have a half walled porch across the front of our house so no packages that are left, are visible from the street. So, where are my packages? Come to find out, my neighbor had them. She left a phone message for us that got overlooked and she hadn’t tried calling us again or bring the packages over. I am not sure why they got delivered to her house instead of ours. We were home and didn’t miss a knock or doorbell ring. So after a stress-filled week wondering where my Cricut Joy went, I FINALLY got the boxes.

unboxing finally!

Cricut April Fool’s Sale

Starting today through 3/31, Cricut is launching its April fools sale featuring 40% off select machine tools, infusible ink, and vinyl! In addition, snag a Maker Machine starting at $369 or an Easypress Machine Starting at $49! And, shipping on every order at no cost!

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Mixed Media Creative Process – The Caged Bird

Today I have a post on the Rinea blog sharing a video tutorial on my creative process making the mixed media piece above. This piece includes a poem by Maya Angelou the Caged Bird. This month the design team at Rinea is partnering with Creative Embellishments for our posts.

Use the following affiliate linking discount code JANETTRIESCHMAN at Rinea for a 10% off savings.

Eat Sleep Craft Free SVG

This fun and crafty SVG is free for you to download. This post is a part of a monthly SVG share hop. We are celebrating National Craft Month so the theme for March is Crafting Quotes and Sayings. At the bottom of this post, you will find a link to all the free SVG files.

To download the free SVG file, click here: [Free SVG]

How to Save the SVG file:
Once the image is in your browser window, right-click on the image and save it as an SVG file.

How to Make Polymer Clay and Mica Earrings

What the entire process of making polymer clay earrings using mica powder.

This post is a part of the DCC (Designers Craft Connection) Group. We are sharing our favorite materials and products. For me, that was a bit difficult to choose as I like working with a variety of different materials. I ultimately chose to work with polymer clay and making jewelry. It is a material I have worked with for a long time, although I don’t post a lot about it. 

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video tutorial

mica on the clay before baking

finished earrings

See the designers’ favorite products and materials by following the links below.StephAckermanAnita ScrogginsSusanM. BrownJanet TrieschmanErinReedCandy RosenbergRebekah MeierSusie BentzMichelle Frae CummingsTerry Ricioli

How to Make a Gift Container

This die (gift carton) is so versatile and reminds me of a small milk carton. The die from Maker’s Movement cuts and scores all in one pass. I plan to put candy inside for Easter but a small gift would be nice as well. The gift carton can function as unique gift wrapping and a box all in one. The gift carton die has two pieces, the carton, and the tag.  I chose to cut them out of two different pieces of scrapbooking cardstock that coordinates. The tag is rather long and I folded it in half in order to write inside. 


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Free Printable Planner Stickers

Planner Stickers

These basic planner stickers are printable and also work with Cricut print and cut. The file is a PNG with a transparent background. Print to sticker paper and then have your personal cutting machine cut around the edges. The shapes are simple enough that you can also cut by hand if you don’t have the ability for a machine to cut them. Download the file here:

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