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Lily Flower in Watercolor Tees, Hoodies and Much More!

August 24th, 2018 Comments off

Join Me On My Travels With These Watercolor “Along the Canal…Nottingham” Cards, Postcards and Much More!

August 19th, 2018 Comments off

Order these Lovely Lavender Field Throw Pillows and More! Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch

August 17th, 2018 Comments off

Order these Lovely Lavender Field Throw Pillows and More! Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch

Order these Lovely Lavender Field Throw Pillows and More! Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch

Order these Lovely Lavender Field Throw Pillows and More!

Get this photo on Totes, Prints, iPhone Cases and Much More!

Directly from my Instagram Photos

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Buy any 2 and get 15% Off. Any Size. Any Artwork.

Throw Pillow Features

  • Vibrant double-sided print throw pillows to update any room
  • Independent designs, custom printed when you order
  • Soft and durable 100% Spun Polyester cover with an optional Polyester fill/insert
  • Concealed zip opening for a clean look and easy care

View my entire portfolio of over 150 Designs

Plumeria Blossoms Shine in the Sun on Totes, Tees, Mugs, Bags and Much More!

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New Design – Join Me On My Travels With These “Along the Canal…Nottingham” Cards, Postcards and Much More!

August 15th, 2018 Comments off

New Design - Join Me On My Travels With These “Along the Canal…Nottingham” Cards, Postcards and Much More!

New Design - Join Me On My Travels With These “Along the Canal…Nottingham” Cards, Postcards and Much More!

New Design

Join Me On My Travels With These “Along the Canal…Nottingham” Cards, Postcards and Much More!

Also available on tees, totes, iPhone cases, pillows and more!

Directly from my Instagram Photos

Available exclusively from
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See my entire catalog
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Card Features

  • Custom printed for pretty much every special thing there is
  • Digitally printed cards on heavyweight stock
  • Uncoated blank interior provides a superior writing surface
  • Each card comes with a kraft envelope for mailing or gifting

Buy any 8 and get 20% Off
Buy any 16 and get 30% Off

View my entire portfolio of over 150 Designs

Plumeria Blossoms Shine in the Sun on Totes, Tees, Mugs, Bags and Much More!

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San Giorgio Church, Modica, Sicily – Tees, iPhone Cases, Laptop Sleeves and Much More!

August 14th, 2018 Comments off

Start A New Beekeeping/Garden Journal these “Bees Take A Drink” Hardcover Journals and Much More!

August 13th, 2018 Comments off

Plumeria Blossoms Shine in the Sun on Totes, Tees, Mugs, Bags and Much More!

August 10th, 2018 Comments off

Sage Flowers from the San Fernando Valley of California Laptop Sleeves and much more!

August 9th, 2018 Comments off

In The Kitchen: Reusable Nespresso Coffee Capsules – Fussy, but usable

August 9th, 2018 Comments off

In The Kitchen: Reusable Nespresso Coffee Capsules – Fussy, but usable

We were recently gifted a Nespresso coffee maker and while I do enjoy the convenience of it, I prefer to use my own coffee purchases rather than rely on those provided by Nespresso or, as in my case, Amazon.

For my morning coffee, I still use a standard Bialetti Moka Pot for my morning coffee but find I use the Nespresso for afternoon and evening coffee when I desire it. it is simply quicker and easier to use.

I decided to research some reusable pods in hopes of making better use of the machine and keeping my costs down. After poking around on Amazon for a while I came across these Reusable Nespresso Coffee Capsules.

While they work ok, they can be a bit fussy to use and it has taken some time to learn the optimal settings for coffee roast, grind, amount of coffee to use and how tightly to pack the coffee in each capsule.

First, unless the coffee roast is fairly dark i.e French roast or Italian Roast you will get a somewhat weak cup of coffee. As for the grind, I find an espresso grind works well, but unlike a pressure espresso machine, you will not want to tamp the coffee at all. Simply fill the cup, knock off the excess and close the lid. If I tamped the coffee at all, it would often fail to brew, simply dumping the water into the capsule holder on the machine and making a mess.

I have also crumpled 2 of these capsules in the machine when closing the top lever. I have not figured out exactly how I did this, but after taking more care to position the capsule it hasn’t occurred since.

So, if you want to gain a little of the convenience of a Nespresso machine without limiting your options to pre-packaged coffees — and you’re willing to fuss around a bit — these capsules might be a place to start. The fact is, there are a host of different designs for these capsules so there might be those that work better, but I haven’t felt the need — or had the attention – to pursue it further.

Finally, if you just want the full convenience of Nespresso machine without the hassle, here are some third-party, pre-made, coffee capsules that I have purchased from Amazon. the quality is pretty good and yields a decent cup of coffee in just a minute or so.

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Join Me In The Cottage Garden with these Watercolor Morning Glory Gate Tees, iPhone Cases, Cards and Much More!

August 8th, 2018 Comments off
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