28 October 2013


A couple of weeks ago, this little blog reached a milestone. For me, it was an exciting milestone and I did give a little “Woooo Hoooo” when I saw it and then I immediately took a screen shot and showed flyboy. You see, Samelia’s Mum has joined the one million club. From very humble beginnings, this little blog of mine has received one million page views – a milestone which I’m extremely proud of.

I still remember the day I started this blog. The hardest part was thinking of the name. A moment of clarity hit me and I decided to go with my kids names. At that time I was in a constant sleep deprived, overwhelmed, newbie crafter, mummy haze and if I had to do it again, I would probably call it something else. 

So to celebrate this milestone and to thank you, my beautiful readers and friends, Samelia’s Mum and Nescafe have teamed up for a fun giveaway. Being that I’m a coffee-a-holic, this giveaway is very apt indeed.

Nescafe Dolce Gusto MINI ME White and Black FRONT

Nestlé and De’Longhi have introduced the latest machine to the NESCAFÉ DOLCE GUSTO range – the MINI ME – the perfect size for coffee lovers with smaller spaces. This machine is ideal for those wanting to enjoy a range of hot and cold beverages, without sacrificing too much of their bench-top space.

Five flavours which were previously only available to purchase online, including Caramel Latte Macchiato, Chai Tea Latte, NESTEA Ice Peach Tea and Cappuccino Ice, are now on sale in selected retail stores, plus a brand new flavour, Mocha, launches in November. Other beverages in the range include Americano, Cappuccino, Skinny Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato, Skinny Latte Macchiato, Café Au Lait, Espresso Ristretto, Espresso Decaf, Espresso Intenso, and Hot Chocolate.

I have one of the original Nescafe Dolce Gusto machines and I have to tell you that it is brilliant. From the moment you turn on the machine, you can have a cup of steaming hot coffee in under a minute. It really is that fast. My favourite is the Americano and Espresso Ristretto. If you want to make a cake or dessert with espresso in it, this machine is perfect because you can adjust the size of the cup you want by just rolling a little dial.

The NESCAFÉ DOLCE GUSTO range of machines is available from major retailers and online, with a recommended retail price ranging from $149 to $299. 
Available from November, the automatic NESCAFÉ DOLCE GUSTO MINI ME capsule machine makes café-quality coffee at home, as well as iced teas and hot chocolate. Its compact size and funky design makes MINI ME an ideal Christmas present for loved ones this year.

With thanks to Nestle Australia and Impact Communications, I have one of the new NESCAFÉ DOLCE GUSTO - MINI ME machines to give away to a very lucky Samelia's Mum reader.

Enter via the PromoSimple widget below, or leave a comment telling me:

What, when, where or how is the best way to have coffee?

You can enter daily, so long as you have a different answer each time. Feel free to tag your friends on the Facebook link to this post. The more the merrier, right? And if your friend wins, you can always go over for a visit and a cuppa. Win, win!


Terms and Conditions:

1. Australian Giveaway ONLY
2. Giveaway will close at 6 pm on Friday 8 November 2013 AEDST.
3. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered upon.
4. The prize will be sent by the promoter. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winner/s.
5. Winner/s will be announced on the Samelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email.

Winner: Gemma


  1. Congratulations on reading your milestone Anorina xx

  2. Anytime, anywhere I am up for a nice milky latte! Congrats Anorina, that is a very big number in a short amount of time! xx

  3. Congrats on reaching 1 million. I love having coffee in the morning with friends and relaxing with some morning tea

  4. Wow 1 million, that's amazing! Congrats to you! I have yet to find a bad time for a coffee but on holiday on a balcony overlooking the beach was a pretty good way to enjoy one I found! Here's to the next million!

  5. Congratulations on reaching the million club. First thing in the monrning over looking the Beautiful Dandenong ranges

  6. Congratulations on reaching such a big milestone!

  7. I like to have coffee first thing in the morning, all alone watching the birds!

  8. Early in the morning when all is quiet, PJs on and the morning newspaper. Outside in the sunshine listening to the birds. I can dream!
    Congratulations on a great milestone!

  9. Congrats. Love my mocha cap and choccie biscuit while watching my recorded Real Housewives, haha. Sharyn:)

  10. The best way to have a coffee is while it is hot and sitting quietly with my best friend after not seeing each other for a couple of weeks.
    The promowidget is not working - it wont let me enter an Australian state.

  11. Anywhere, anyway, anytime! Coffee is the saviour of my day!

  12. Congratulations on reaching your milestone. I hope my entry is picked.

  13. WOW! One million page views. That's an amazing amount Anorina. I love coffee any time of the day. Always goes well with scones, jam and cream!

  14. Congratulations Anorina. That is a brilliant achievement, and obviously you have a blog that is interesting to so many people. I love having coffee with friends, while talking about our stitching, families and life. Or even better is having coffee while stitching!

  15. congrats :)
    In the morning, it gets me ready for the day, feeling refreshed and alive

  16. the afternoon with cake or chocolate and a friend to chat with...mmm just bliss...Linda Batz

  17. Congratulations Anorina!!!
    My answer.....First thing in the morning to help me wake up and preferably when my husband has made it for me!

  18. I entered using the widget but I can't select an Australian State so for today I am from New York Australia ... Girl can dream can't she.
    Today I am saying Chai Latte instead of Coffee after the kids are in bed and I can sit in peace and read my Blogs and enjoy the peaceful bliss.

  19. At coffee club with hubby after we have done the school run!

  20. An afternoon iced coffee is always a good idea

  21. Congrats! One million views ~ just amazing! My daughter was a tea only woman until I introduced her to coffee at 29. She's an avid fan now and we enjoy a coffee or latte together. She's my best friend.