Thursday, March 30, 2017

New This Week

Today I thought I'd share some of the new things I bought and tried. First thing is a new printer. My old one decided to stop working last month so I finally decided on this one, an Epson XP-330. Ken made a shelf for it but it's unfinished wood that he plans to sand and paint so I just put down a piece of paper for it to sit on so the wood doesn't scratch my new printer. lol I set it up within a few minutes and it's working fine. 

It came with some ink but those cartridges that come with it always run out fast so I went ahead and bought a multi pack of ink so I don't run out. 

Ken loves to have biscuits and gravy and I'm just not good at making homemade gravy so he's been trying out the powdered packs and then he found this one which was pretty good. 

And even though I'm diabetic, I like to have a treat now and then so when we saw this new Ice Cream flavor we snagged it. It has pieces of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in it. It was so good.

Did you try anything new this week? Any new purchases?

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  1. Snazzy new printer. You are so right about those cartridges that come with them. I learned that the hard way.

    I'm lousy at sausage gravy, too.

    Yummo! That ice cream looks fantastic.

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    1. Those cartridges are half full it seems. They always run out fast and the new ink costs a pretty penny so I might as well get the replacements while I'm getting the printer. lol

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  2. Is that ice cream? Looks yummy

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    1. Yeah, I probably should have said it was ice cream. It's a great flavor.

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  3. Yeah the ink runs out fast. Try anything new? Food wise? Me? Do I need to answer? lol

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    1. LOL No, I already knew that you wouldn't have. But one of these days I'm gonna need a list of what you do eat...just out of curiosity. lol

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    2. I want to know, too!

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  4. Snap! Hehe, well, nearly. :-)

    The cartridges that come with it are starter cartridges which are usually about half filled so they always run out dead quick. I've been selling printers for over ten years (one way or another) and I always have to stress 'the length of time the first cartridges last for isn't representative of how long future cartridges will last', hehe.

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    1. Well now I know. I had wondered about that. I laughed too hard when I saw the new printer you bought. I was like, oh dang, that's almost like mine. It works good so I'm happy.

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  5. I get excited at the grocery store when I see new flavors or new products.

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    1. Me too and this was a really good one.

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  6. Our towel rack, microwave and dishwasher died this month, so we had to replace them. It is kinda nice to have something new, the new dishwasher works great and cleans better than the older one.

    Your new printer looks nice. And yes those cartridges always run out so fast. We have an online store here where you can order them and they arrive pretty fast, which is neat for when you suddenly run out.

    That ice cream flavor sounds delicious! I bought some Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream last week when it was discounted. I like ice cream.

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    1. It's nice that the new dishwasher works better but sad that the old one stopped working. I love ice cream.

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  7. I tried that flavor once, good.

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  8. Ooo we have tired a similar peanut butter cup from Eddy's. I like their slow-churned half the fat ice cream. Printers a necessary evil..lol

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    1. This is the first time I've seen peanut butter cups in an ice cream. Oh yes, printers and laptops...necessary evils. lol

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  9. This post made me realize how much I missed weekend trips to the grocery store. When I knew I had a few days off during grad school, especially if it was a long weekend and especially if we were expecting weather, I would go on Friday evening to pick up a bunch of snacks and other treats, usually with a movie to boot. Funny how different foods can feel like family, isn't it? Ice cream and popcorn remind me of shared times with family and friends.

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    1. For me it would be chips and dip because my daughter always wanted that on the days she got to stay up late like New Years and Holidays. So now when she has a party I ask her if she's having chips and dip and she laughs and says yes.

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  10. They definitely make money on the ink!

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    1. That's one of the things was looking at when picking a printer.

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  11. Very nice printer. Also, I can't say I've ever tried canned Gravy like that but seems like a nice option for when I don't want to make some myself. haha

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    1. If I could make it taste good I'd be making it myself too. lol

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  12. omg the ice cream looks amazing. Noms!

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    1. It's a good flavor for sure.

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  13. I got a 35 dollar printer from walmart. Still works after about 2 years

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    1. My last one lasted over 10 years. Hopefully this one does too.

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  14. I love peanut butter cups. I haven't tried the ice cream, but got a Blizzard with them at Dairy Queen once (I try a lot of different Blizzards and I don't go there often, less than once a year).

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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