Ok, so my 2 year-old daughter is my absolute world…
… which means some would say she is spoiled, but I’m going to say she’s loved.
I am very frugal, and I frugally buy her everything I think she would like. Most of the stuff I buy her because she is my mini-me…
I often buy her miniature versions of things I have, so we can do things separately whilst together.
Anywho, I bought her a new kitchen at a thrift-store last week. It’s freaking awesome. I’m remodeling it into exactly what I know she will love… I’m putting burner decals on it to make a stove, Ive already got a microwave, a water dispenser, and a cash register (for visitors, her food is 5 star, well worth the price). The microwave doesn’t work to her expectations, so I purchased a new one off eBay for a couple dollars.
Then I realized:
- Mommy loves coffee…
- Alyssa loves her Ovaltine (formally known as coffee)…
- she needs a coffee maker. So I ordered a coffee maker off eBay for a few dollars.
But mommy has a top of the line Keurig. *rolls eyes*. A cheapo coffee pot isn’t acceptable for my Princess Pipsqueak. After hours of researching toy single serve coffee makers with no success finding what she (and by she, I mean ‘I’) wanted, I decided that I was going to have to hack a Keurig mini to brew cold water so she could have a fancy coffee maker.
So I Googled “how to remove a heating element from a Keurig”.
I spent a good 45 minutes trying to figure out how I could reconstruct a Keurig Mini for my daughter, and after realizing this was a very complicated procedure, I decided that I was completely ok with a Tassimo single serve toy coffee maker.
Then my frugal butt saw a used one on Amazon for like $15 bucks. *sold!!!!*
I would pay about $10 for an old Keurig Mini, and if I billed myself an hour of minimum wage on the Keurig mini reconstruction, buying the said Tassimo was a better deal.
It’s not the same brand, but I will probably place Keurig stickers on it because I’m weird like that.
She’s not spoiled, she’s loved.
So, that’s what I Googled. Thanks for checking out my first blog about my Googley life 🙂 stop back soon.