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By Eric on October 20, 2014 +

Based on my last post, you now know that I love coffee. And by love, I mean that it’s a vice of mine. And while I try to keep my coffee budget in check, there is still this little scientist inside of me that wants to experiment to find the best way to make a cup of coffee at home.

Most days I’m content waking up to some Dunkin’ Original blend (easy peasy and cheap when you buy in bulk from Costco). But, then I’m also left wondering what else is out there?

I’ve entertained the thought of giving bulletproof coffee a try, but the price tag for the coffee alone has kept that experiment at bay for awhile. I’ve never ventured beyond a Keurig, or your standard automatic coffee maker, so thoughts of mastering a fresh press, or chemex seem to be a hurdle for me.

Regardless, I’ve still wanted to try grinding my own beans to see if it makes for a better cup of joe in the morning.

Which is why I was excited when UncommonGoods reached out to see if we wanted to pick something out from their website. Free stuff is always great, but I was super stoked when I saw this Steampunk Coffee Mill and fell in love with the old school hand-crafted look of it. Not to mention it would grind coffee beans!

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To conclude the experiment, I’ll state that freshly ground coffee does in fact taste better than standard coffee grounds. Plus, I get a little workout grinding up my own beans every morning. It’s kind of therapeutic….

If you’re not into grinding your own beans, but looking for some sweet gifts for yourself or others for the upcoming holiday season, check out Uncommon Goods.

Bonus: Kelsey is running a giveaway on Snappy Casual that ends today, and she’s hand-picked 11 things you might like. (Plus see some photos of Rooney using her construction plate!)

Although… Kelsey’s picks are kind of… how do I say… girly… so, if you are a dude, or looking for a gift for a dude, check out these selections:

What would you pick out for yourself or for someone else from Uncommon Goods?

Thanks to Tom from Uncommon Goods for letting all three of us pick out something for ourselves in exchange for sharing their website with you. 

By Kelsey on February 28, 2014 +

Chasing God book

I’ve written about Angie Smith once before (after I saw her at Women of Faith a year and a half ago), which is how I’m assuming her PR team found our blog and contacted me to do this giveaway. She was my favorite speaker I’ve ever seen at Women of Faith.

I love Angie’s story. She’s had lots of ups and downs, from marrying the man of her dreams (lead singer of Selah), suffering a miscarriage, birthing identical twins, losing a baby a few hours after she was born, etc. She’s got four beautiful daughters here on earth and they’re such a lovely family.

I follow Angie on Twitter so I can continue to be inspired by her on a daily basis. Because I want to know not just what she would say when she gets up in front of thousands of people to speak, but what she would say/how she would react while watching the Olympics or when she gets stuck in a snowstorm on the interstate or when her flight gets delayed or when she runs into homeschooling problems. She’s real, and I love that she’s a Christian sister I can look to.

Anyway, Angie’s got lots of books out there, and her most recent is called Chasing God.

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By Kelsey on January 23, 2014 21

You may remember last year when Eric surprised me with a coupon book for Mother’s Day. I’ve cashed in a few of my dates already. It’s such a good gift, and I especially love pulling it out when I’m feeling like I need a little pick-me-up. (My favorite was the “Laundry Duty” coupon, and you can bet I used it on the week when all our sheets needed to be washed. :) )

Anyway, today we’re excited to bring you another giveaway from Datevitation!

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Datevitation is the first website that helps you create a custom love coupon book. Unlike the prepackaged coupon books on the market, you pick the date ideas and customize the text to your liking. Once you are done customizing the text in your book, Datevitation will print it and ship it to you.

Datevitation let me make a book for Eric for Valentine’s Day! Our love languages are very different, so I made sure to choose coupons I knew he would enjoy.


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By Eric on December 2, 2013 +

We’re constantly looking for ways to make our blog better. And we have a lot of ideas for where to take it in the coming year (2014 is right around the corner!). But, we’d love your help to see if what we’re thinking is what you’d like to see on the blog. 

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey, and at the end, enter your email address for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

2013 Reader Survey - Words of Williams

The survey will be up through the end of the year, but we’ll draw for the gift card at the end of the day Friday, Dec. 13.

I’ll take the survey! »

By Eric on May 13, 2013 12

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Congratulations to Jesse Coulter for winning this giveaway, and thanks to all who participated!


Sorry to hold the suspense until after Mother’s Day, but I had to keep this secret from Kelsey! Luckily the fine folks at Datevitation (see below for who they are and what they do!) contacted me and not Kelsey, because this was just the perfect Mother’s Day surprise I needed (since Kelsey usually picks out her gifts and lets me know where to order, removing all surprise elements).

Datevitation allowed me to test their process and I created a date coupon book as a Mother’s Day gift for Kelsey. It was a ton of fun, and I was overly impressed with the turnaround time. I ordered the custom book on a Friday and it arrived on Monday! What! I’d say it’s impossible, but it actually happened.

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