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My Coffee Mug Situation…

I am a self-professed coffee mug hoarder.

I don’t even think my friends know this about me…

The picture below contains approximately 48 coffee mugs. You don’t want to know how many cute tea cup sets I have…

And that’s because I got rid of close to twenty coffee mugs before our house went on the market…

I am becoming crazy coffee mug lady… and it needs to stop!

Every time I see a cute coffee mug I buy it, for no other reason other than it’s cute. Mr. Weekly Bite caught onto this and started buying me a coffee mug whenever he’s away on business travels. I’ve got coffee mugs from Bangkok, India, England, Australia, El Salvador, Germany, and just about every state in the US.

My coffee mug situation has gotten out of hand. Mr. Weekly Bite has been given strict orders to stop buying me coffee mugs. He can buy me jewelry instead.

Since we’re moving across the country in 4 weeks, it makes absolutely no sense to continue with this odd obsession.

After much thought, I managed to wean down my collection by 25. I don’t have the heart to get rid of the coffee mugs Mr. Weekly Bite gave me, those are keepers.

It will take every ounce of restrain to resist buying a cute coffee mug…

this is gonna be a tough one…

What about you? Any odd obsessions? Come on… you know you have one πŸ˜‰

26 Responses

  1. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on April 26, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Hahaha…I have WAY too many plates and little juice glasses. The juice glasses are particularly pointless– but I love them!!

  2. Courtney said on April 26, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I like Anna above have been a little crazy with glassware – especially little antique juice glasses and water goblets. But I had a lot of coffee mugs as well, but cleaned them out about a month ago. I love that your hubs gets a mug while traveling. I think that is a sweet tradition!!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on April 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

    oh my gosh that is a TON of coffee cups! i used to collect spoons as a kid…and now they’re all chillin’ in our garage under something random. oh well! it was fun back then πŸ™‚

  4. Megan said on April 26, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Wow! I was just thinking that I have GOT to gt some more mugs. We have 2! lol


  5. Estela - Weekly Bite said on April 26, 2011 at 8:03 am

    You can have some of mine πŸ˜‰

  6. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle said on April 26, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I definitely need some coffee mugs! lol I don’t have ANY! I used to have about 10 different mugs, but I left them with my old roommate when I moved to Austin so I don’t have them anymore :-(.

  7. Sarah said on April 26, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I collect nut butter. On a normal day, I have 4-5 varieties, sometimes in multiples.

  8. Estela - Weekly Bite said on April 26, 2011 at 8:27 am

    That’s a lot of nut butter! I bet they’re all yummy πŸ™‚

  9. Laura said on April 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

    You are in good company– I have the exact same “mug habit”! I don’t have quite as many as you (25-20), but when I moved out my mom asked me to leave some mugs when she realized that I owned most of the ones in the cabinet!

  10. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on April 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I thought that was totally normal to have that many coffee mugs! We are the worst and we even have some for the kids’ hot chocolate that have comic book characters on them. The collection will continue…I refuse to think badly of it!

  11. Gregg said on April 26, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Collecting and hoarding is a sign of frugality and conservation…and preservation of history. Your collection will be or is a tribute to both you and Mr. WB…may not be appreciated just yet, but when the stories are coupled w/the image…well that’s another book/website for you to create…take an individual pic or 2 of each and tell the story behind and have Mr.WB add what he is allowed to add.
    For me, I hoard tools and parts/hardware…therefore no parking in garage πŸ˜‰

  12. Merri Ann said on April 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I confess that I’m a fellow mug collector. I probably have about 50-70. I collect them from vacations and from all the places I’ve lived. We move about every 2 years with my husband’s job and I had to give up many things I would love to keep (like books) but I will NOT give up my mugs. I love to pick a new one to have coffee from every few weeks.

    My only issue is trying not to freak out when we have guests and they pull one of my mugs from the top shelf and use it. Yes, I know, I have issues …. :))

  13. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on April 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I’m seriously wracking my brain and can’t think of one, but my Mom collects mugs too. She’s probably got over a 100. So funny. When I was a kiddo, I used to collect key chains. My Dad had to travel a lot from work and he would always bring me one.

  14. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on April 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I used to collect wine glasses, but after a bunch of moves, and being collection has dwindled. I try to pick ones up when I am visiting somewhere new. Usually wineries. πŸ™‚

  15. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said on April 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I would love to have cute mugs! I always want to buy some when I see them but never do because I can’t make myself spend the $ for some reason. Although when it comes to cute workout clothes…that’s another story. I guess that’s my weakness/obsession.

  16. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on April 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    The funniest part is that you have 2 Dunkin’ Donut mugs! πŸ™‚

  17. Estela said on April 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I actually have 6 Dunkin’ Donuts mugs! Yikes!

  18. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on April 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I also have a collection (but much smaller) of mugs!I think they are a good thing to collect because using them makes me think of the trip/etc when I got them!

  19. Mo said on April 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I collect wine glasses. I love different shapes, stem lengths, etc. I have well over 100 wine glasss!

  20. Ameena said on April 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I’d hate to have you see my sad little coffee cup collection…seriously. You’d be so disappointed in me!

    I collect…nothing. I am a total minimialst. This is a problem since my husband will not throw anything out!

  21. Maris (in Good Taste) said on April 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Wow That’s quite a collection! I love it!

  22. Camille said on April 26, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Cookbooks! I have so many but I can’t seem to quite buying them! They make me happy. πŸ™‚

  23. Pam said on April 27, 2011 at 2:26 am

    oh my goodness that is a pretty good sized collection. But, collecting is fun as long as you know when its time to pair down and make breathing room for the next batch of fun.


  24. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on April 27, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I have a problem with coffee cups, too. And yet, I probably use the same 4 over and over again!

    I also have a problem with black workout pants and/or shorts. I’m an addict!

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