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Cricut January Mystery Box

January 18, 2017

Cricut has an all new mystery box for January. There are two versions, one for US and another for Canada. 

The January Mystery box is full of fun supplies and captivating cartridges.

Contents are subject to change and quantities are limited. All sales are final.
What might be in your box:
  • Chalkboard Fonts Cricut cartridge
  • Mickey & Friends Cricut cartridge
  • Outdoor Man Cricut cartridge
  • Adhesive Foil Metallic, Copper 
  • Cricut Gold Marker
  • Cricut Silver Marker
  • Cricut Vinyl 
    • Bronze
    • Gold
    • Platinum
    • Silver
$135.90 $39.99   [Mystery Box]
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Soup Adds Flavor and Makes Dinner Quick and Easy

January 17, 2017

Soup can make your dinner quick and easy. Soup all so adds flavor by using one can rather than a ton of additional ingredients. For a light low-cal meal, I used a can of Progresso's Light and Fit Chicken Noodle Soup as the sauce for a baked chicken dinner. 

This recipe works well on vacation as well. When we travel, we stay in timeshare condos. There's a full kitchen at our disposal making meals cost effective. We don't like to buy a lot of products that will not get used up and we don't want to pack a ton of spices to take with us and bring home again. Using a can of soup can add all the necessary additional flavor needed with one easy to purchase or pack ingredient.


  • 4 frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 can of Progresso's Light and Fit Chicken Noodle Soup

display of soup at walmart
Progresso's Light and Fit Chicken Noodle Soup display at Walmart. Couldn't be any easier to find!


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The can of Progresso's Light and Fit Chicken Noodle Soup I used.


I baked the chicken in the oven, but it can easily be translated to a slow cooker or pressure cooker for similarly good results, making this recipe so flexible to use. 

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To make a sauce, I blended the soup first.


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Then poured it over frozen chicken breasts. 
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. 


finished chicken baking
Remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of baking.

The results are tender and lightly flavored chicken and very kid friendly.


Additional Options:

  • You can add vegetables to cook with the chicken.
  • Serve the finished chicken over rice and add a vegetable or salad for a complete Light and Fit meal.
  • Top the chicken with cheese for an additional flavor. (this adds a few more calories)
  • Shred the chicken or cut into cubes. Mix it together with the sauce and rice.

This is a sponsored post by Progesso and Walmart. All opinions are my own.

Buy Buy Baby! Online Shopping Hacks Everyone Should Know

January 13, 2017

The internet has completely revolutionized the way we shop. Whether it's clothes, gifts or groceries, there's hardly anything that you can't buy online these days. There are more places that you can look to find the best possible deals, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. Of course, there are limits to what you can get out of online shopping. As great as it is, there are certain things that make online shopping a little bit less than perfect. Unless, of course, you try out these amazing online shopping hacks!


Amazon price-match
Amazon is probably the number one place that most people go to do their online shopping. And that means that, for the most part, you simply end up paying whatever price Amazon is asking for a particular product. But it doesn't have to be that. If you find an item cheaper elsewhere then there are is a section in the "Product Details" area that allows you to tell them about a lower price. Then you simply have to wait a few days, and Amazon will often lower the price of their product to be more competitive. This doesn't always work, and it's not a service that Amazon advertises particularly openly, but if you're looking for a good deal on something particularly expensive, then this is a fantastic way to save some money.


Get international shipping anywhere


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Is there anything more frustrating that finding the perfect product and then discovering that you can't get it because they won't ship internationally? Fortunately, thanks so services like Skypax, you can bypass this issue. Skypax provides a UK address and allows you to purchase products in the UK no matter where you are. That way you no longer have to be limited by shipping restrictions when you're shopping for that one perfect item.


Leave your cart full

This one only works with certain online retailers, but when it does work, it's well worth it. All you have to do is sign up to a store, do your shopping and then simply leave the items you've chosen in your cart without making any purchases. Then you just have to play the waiting game. The following day, week, or month, you'll get an email from that retailer giving you a little reminder of your full shopping basket. A lot of the time that reminder will even come with a discount to tempt you into making a purchase. After all, retailers would rather you bought something at fifteen percent off than if you didn't buy it at all!


Be vocal on social media


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This one only applies if you've actually had a problem with a particular service. If you've used an online store and the customer service hasn't been up to scratch, the best thing to do is be vocal about it on social media. Companies don't want that kind of bad publicity and a lot of the time they will be more than happy to deal with your problem. If the issue that you have is legitimate then there could well be a discount in it for you as well.

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GA-DE Makeup Collection

December 31, 2016



GA-DE’s Fall 2016 Collection has beautiful complimentary makeup colors! I love having a compact complete kit and earth tones have always been my go-to color palette. 

  • Idyllic High Definition Volume & Length Mascara
  • Basics Matte Eyeshadow Palette in earth tone colors
  • High Precision Matte Eyeliner
  • Idyllic Soft Satin Lipstick in two shades








Coupon code: GDGIFT10 and you will receive $10’s off any $20 purchase at check out. (Offer expires 1/31/16)


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Perks at the Grocery Store

December 30, 2016

This post brought to you by Market District & GetGo. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Try it - Like it.

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We had a few last minute items needed for Christmas baking and breakfast. My husband and I made a run to our Market District store. Market District is fairly new in our area, it opened this year. I am still getting used to the layout at this store. There are a few features I love about Market District. 

I need to have knee surgery, so being able to use the electric grocery carts is a life saver for me. Thankfully I have always found them available and charged. I can take it out to my car and a worker usually comes out to take it back into the store for me. The staff is so kind and helpful. 


I really like the kiosk that helps you find the next available check-out line. With one line feeding into multiple check-out counters, you never have to wonder if you are at the fastest line. 

I have my Advantage card and app on my iPhone. I have used the Market District app to locate items in the store. I log in and use the app to swipe my bar code so I don't have to carry around another credit type card or key fob. And, it has my ecoupons loaded to my card as well. Having the app is so useful. introducing fuelperks + Now I can save even more.


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Buying Online: How To Make Sure You Always Get The Right Thing

December 30, 2016

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While the internet has made our lives a lot easier in some ways, there is no point pretending every change it has made is good. We now have blogs where we can put our thoughts out there, and social media. This allows us to interact with others who we never previously would have. On the other hand, both of these things have allowed people to put thoughts out there that aren't so friendly.


Similarly, it's made life convenient for us. When you need shopping for tomorrow's meals, but realize that you have to wait at home all day, what do you do? Not so long ago, you'd have had to choose between the two. Now, you can shop online while you wait.


The flip side to that is obvious. When you go to a supermarket, you have all the items in front of you. When you need to buy a present, if you're in a store you can ask to look at the item before buying. At home, you're taking a lot on faith. So if you're going to shop online, how can you be confident you're making the right decisions?


Word Of Mouth

For so long, it has been the most effective means of marketing. If someone on TV tells you a laundry detergent gets their whites whiter, you know they were paid to say it. If someone you've known since you were both toddlers tells you the same, that's another matter. If you're planning a purchase, ask around. The power of word of mouth is still persuasive.


Online Forums

So, you need to buy a present for a friend, and you know that they'd be jazzed with a new blender. But let's say your own kitchen is not exactly packed with gadgets. You want to get one that really stands out from the pack, but you don't even know where to start with that.


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Head online to a cookery forum and ask for advice. What features should you look out for? Which models promise more than they deliver? Which have real staying power? Take the tips your given, and compare the three that sound best. Then make a choice - you may even get some tips on how to save a few bucks.



We all know that companies will put every selling point they can on a box to make a product sound indispensable. We would have to be exceptionally naive to trust they'll always be 100% honest. That's where consumers choice reviews come in - shoppers like you review and rate a range of items.

Because these sites are consumer-led, you don't have to worry about planted reviews like you sometimes get on sites like Amazon. As a consumer yourself, it's a relief to know you can get reliable feedback from peers.

No one of the above pieces of advice should be taken in isolation. The more opinions you get on something, the surer you can be before pulling the trigger on a purchase. It helps you filter out any little biases or outlying opinions. And it means you can save on petrol money and time spent out of the house when you really need to!

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Crafts on Sale - up to 70% off!

December 27, 2016

Up to 70% off kits + supplies 
Wednesday 12/28 at
12:01am MT - Saturday 12/31 at 11:59pm MT 

Craftsy's End of Year Clearance Sale

For crafters who didn't get what they wanted for Christmas. It is time to shop for yourself while things are on sale!
[kits and supplies] 

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2016

Sight & Sound Theater - A Must See

December 21, 2016

pano theater
panorama of the theater

Sight & Sound Theatres is the largest faith-based live theatre in the country and has been described as "Christian Broadway." There are two locations, Branson, Mo and Lancaster, Pa.

Our first experience with Sight & Sound was the production of Joseph. We were visiting Branson and we kept passing the billboards for the show. Our daughters asked to go. We didn’t know anything about the theater but honored their request.

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my girls excited to see the show!

Our recent visit to Branson was at the request of our daughters again, specifically to visit the Sight & Sound Theater. This year we saw Moses.

Sight & Sound productions are so rich incorporating so much of the theater using the sides, isles and of course the stage. They use animals and children in their productions adding to the realistic portrayal. The Moses production incorporated donkeys, horses, goats, sheep, and camels.

Christmas tree in the rotunda

Our visit in November was during the holiday season and the theater was all decked out to celebrate Christmas. The theater is located on top of a hill, just driving up to the building is special. Once you arrive, the scale of the venue and the decor is majestic.


The lobby is grand, offers snacks that can be brought into the theater as well as a gift shop on either side of the building. The gift shop offers many items that relate to the current production. One of our favorite purchases from our first visit were a few DVDs of other productions.

I can not recommend their performances enough and I am sure we will be planning another trip to see a different production soon. If you have seen a Sight & Sound production, I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know which one it was.

front middle section of theater building

Try it - Like it received tickets in order to write this review, all opinions are my own.


Stocking Stuffers for Crafters

December 19, 2016

10 great stocking stuffer ideas for the crafter in your life. Actually, they would make great gifts anytime of year!

Colored Pencils

Any set will do but the better the quality the better the colors. Watercolor pencils add the addition of being able to use them like paint as well as a pencil. 

Cube Video Camera

This is just a darn cute gadget. Small, portable and records rather nice quality video.


Small Sketchbook

Every crafter can appreciate a small sketchbook to carry around with them to record their ideas whenever they are inspired. 

Paint pen

Paint pens are fun. If you buy one, get it in a metallic color or their favorite color.

Instant Camera

Remember instant cameras? The Instax is very popular with the crafting crowd and teens. I know it is a bit large but once you own one, accessories and film packs will be a welcomed gift. 

No Stick Scissors

You might not know these exist but they are different than a regular scissor, they are no stick. Think cutting tape...

Ruler/Triangle Set

I know this is really a math set but every crafter can use a small ruler, this one is great and you gain the bonus triangles and protractor. 

Craft Store Gift Card

Whatever store you have in town, Joann's, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby. You could even consider a local store instead of a major retailer.

Sakura Black Ink Pens

Artist, crafters, basically anyone can use a black ink pen and these are fantastic.

Black Chalkboard Tape

Chalkboard tape would be fun, so would any colored tape; duct or washi tape.

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