Monday, May 31, 2010

I Love Keep Cup.

Have you heard of the Keep Cup? It’s the cutest DISHWASHER and MICROWAVE SAFE (!!Cue those angels!!) coffee mug that actually fits in my Mini Cooper’s cup holder. You can customize it with almost any color your heart desires:


However, it’s expensive to ship over to the US. I was honestly trying to convince myself to order it anyhow, cause I’d never seen anything like it. And those colors! I loved those colors.

Then one day we randomly decided to go to Ross and see what they had in stock. I needed some new work appropriate dresses, and Hussy was looking at the mens clothes selection. We both came up empty, but of course ended up in the Home area. And Drew, with his super spectacular, x-ray, superhuman vision saw this:


The packaging is a little arrogant calling itself “The Perfect Not Paper Cup.” I mean, who does he think he is? A Keep Cup? Not quite. It’s so boring, and blindingly white. But I couldn’t stand my big, bulky, non-MINI Cooper Friendly coffee mug, so I studied it a little. I flipped the box over, ready for sticker shock. I got that, but it was the good kind, not the bad kind I expected. I mean, I was at Ross, I should have known better!


$7 for something that will make my life a whole lot easier. Mornings a little brighter. Hand washing more bearabl- I mean non-existent. Who was I kidding, I simply must have this thing in my possession. So I made it happen. I’ve been using it with my beloved Kuerig coffee (I feel like such a home-barista snob) for several weeks now and I have to say, this was one of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time.



Aside from everything else in the kitchen remodel, of course. If you happen to spot this at your local Marshalls/Home Goods/Ross/TJ Maxx or whoever else in that chain may possibly have it, do yourself a favor and pick it up. I can’t think of a single moment you won’t think it’s worth every cent.


  1. I love the way you look for things on sale, or re-do things that other people find useless. I think of myself the same way, and often call myself frugal-almost cheap, but in a positive way. Why spend more when you don't need to? My purchasing motto in life, being raised in Sweden where the sales tax is higher, has always been: "Do I need it, or do I just want it?". It has worked fine, and also impacted my "hussy's" way of spending money the american way, haha!
    Love your projects.

  2. Well I haven't always been so good. My husband was the one that converted me to saving pennies. I don't think he knew what monster he was going to make out of that ;) Everyone should think more about the way they're spending money, and it feels good knowing there are other likeminded people out there! I'm not saying I don't spend a hefty amount on some wants, but I make sure I don't bring home anything that won't make me happy everytime I see it! (and of course, the more expensive it is, the more it better make me happy!)

    I've always been crafty, but I was used to buying new supplies and new items to makeover. Once I learned the beauty of thrift stores, my hobby got considerably more affordable :) I'm glad you stopped on by! thank you for the lovely comments :)