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Hot Cocoa Giveaway

Tootsie Roll Flavors - Premium Hot Cocoa

 

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Our weather is changing here and Hot Cocoa is a welcomed warm drink. Both my daughters and I enjoy drinking hot cocoa. Today when I offered to make a cup they both responded positively!

 

 

Did you know that hot chocolate comes in different flavors and you can get it in K-cups also? This makes it so easy to make just one cup at a time. Hot chocolate K-cups are available in a variety of different Tootsie Roll brand flavors. They sent me a box to try, this time the flavor we tried was traditional Tootsie Roll Premium Hot Cocoa. I was really happy to try this flavor since Tootsie Rolls are one of my favorite candies and who doesn't love traditional hot cocoa? What I found interesting about it was that there wasn’t a heavy or thickness to the drink as you might expect from cocoa. 

 

 

 

You might be interested in the different flavors that are offered: Tootsie Roll, Sugar BabiesJunior MintsCharleston Chew VanillaCharleston Chew Chocolate, and Charleston Chew Strawberry. Next month I will be trying a different flavor so stay tuned for that review too. You can find all the different flavors available on Amazon and if you are a Prime member, they ship free of charge.

 

 

I am offering one lucky reader an opportunity to win a 40 count box of the Hot Cocoa flavored cocoa.

 

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Contest rules:

1. If you are a blogger or affiliated with Two Rivers Coffee for any type of review, you are not eligible to enter contests.

2. The winner is chosen by random and you will have 48 hours to respond, then another winner will be chosen. 

3. Only those 18 years and older are eligible to win.

4. Winners must live in the continental United States.

5. Only one prize per household, per 90-day period.

 

The prize will be provided by Two Rivers Coffee and will be subject to their approval.

Tootsie Roll Flavors Cocoa and a Giveaway

 

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Hot Cocoa is a great treat for your children but it also makes a great alternative to your morning coffee or tea. I drink hot chocolate most mornings. When I was little I drank chocolate milk so maybe hot chocolate is a grown-up version? Let’s just say it is!

 

Did you know that hot chocolate comes in different flavors and you can get it in K-cups also? This makes it so easy to make just one cup at a time. Two Rivers Coffee sells hot chocolate K-cups in a variety of different Tootsie Roll brand flavors. They sent me a box to try, the first one I tried was Charleston Chew Vanilla flavor. What I found interesting about it was that there wasn’t a heavy or thickness to the drink as you might expect from cocoa. There was a light flavor of the vanilla more like a nougat flavor.

 

 

You might be interested in the different flavors that Two Rivers Coffee offers they are Tootsie Roll, Sugar Babies, Junior Mints, Charleston Chew Vanilla, Charleston Chew Chocolate, and Charleston Chew Strawberry. Next month I will be trying a different flavor so stay tuned for that review too. You can find all the different flavors available on Amazon and if you are a Prime member, they ship free of charge.

 

 

Two Rivers Coffee was generous to offer a giveaway of the same product I tried. So I am offering one lucky reader an opportunity to win a 40 count box of the Charleston Chew Vanilla flavored cocoa.

 

Enter to win

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Contest rules:

1. If you are a blogger or affiliated with Two Rivers Coffee for any type of reviews, you are not eligible to enter contests.

2. The winner is chosen by random and you will have 48 hours to respond, then another winner will be chosen. 

3. Only those 18 years and older are eligible to win.

4. Winners must live in the continental United States.

5. Only one prize per household, per 90-day period.

 

The prize will be provided by Two Rivers Coffee and will be subject to their approval.

Downton Abbey Cookbook Giveaway

Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? I know, I am one too. I can't wait for the movie release. I was sent The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook by Simon & Schuster and was given permission to offer one as a giveaway as well. Will you have a viewing party with friends? It would be so fun to have a gathering of fans and offer a few items from this cookbook.

Look how beautiful the pages of the cookbook are designed.

These mixed berry scones would be a great recipe to share with friends or just make for breakfast! 

 

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition: From Lady Mary’s Crab Canapés to Christmas Plum Pudding — More than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs

  • By Emily Ansara Baines
  • On Sale: 8/6/19
  • ISBN: 9781507210956
  • Hardcover, 304 pps, $24.99 US

Taking inspiration from both the show and the times — and featuring dozens of photos as well as historical insights — the cookbook will delight any Downton Abbey fan as well as home cooks with a taste for the way people (both upstairs and downstairs) ate in a bygone era. From cucumber sandwiches and berry scones for afternoon tea to dinner party fare of smoked salmon mousse and stuffed leg of lamb with almond fig sauce and hearty staff lunches featuring Yorkshire pudding and bubble and squeak, readers will become real life Mrs. Patmores as they turn out food fit for the Crawleys!

 

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Makers Book Review and Giveaway

When offered this book for review, I was interested in reading about the making process. The book is small and easy to carry with you. I plan on putting it in my purse and reading it while stuck in those waiting situations like the doctor's office. 

From the Publisher:

When you start crafting, you connect your head, heart, and hands. All your focus and energy goes into the materials you are using. And that dedicated time can develop some truly mindful thoughts.

Mindful Thoughts for Makers (Leaping Hare Press / September 3, 2019 / US $9.99) is a lovingly-crafted little book that celebrates the meditative beauty and nature of making. In it, Ellie Beck reveals why creating with our hands is uplifting, rewarding and soothing for the mind, body, and soul.

Honoring rituals, noticing the internal quiet, creating time, and finding your flow are all explored in this charmingly-illustrated collection of reflections. The importance of making mistakes, respecting your creativity, appreciating dirty hands, and noticing the mundane moments, together form a meaningful tool every maker will cherish. 

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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase DVD Giveaway

**“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”**

 

Uncover the Mystery When Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase 
Arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on 
Digital March 26, 2019, and on 
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019 

Based on the Bestselling Book! 

The iconic mystery solving teenager from the classic Nancy Drew books is back with an all-new feature-length film that will keep you guessing until the very end! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase on Digital starting March 26, 2019, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019. Executive Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the film stars Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”), and Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and“Alice”) and follows Nancy Drew in her new town, making new friends and on a mission to solve the case! The film carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the Digital, $19.98 for the DVD and $28.98 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack. 

After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in River Heights. But for 16-year-old Nancy Drew, life in a small town is mighty dull. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference. Nancy gets that opportunity when she is asked to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion. Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs, and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case! 

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Escape Room & Mystery Match Blog App:

• Welcome to the Interactive Nancy Drew Escape Room - to escape, you must solve riddles and find items to uncover the three numbers needed to open to door. Good Luck!

• In the Mystery Match Video Puzzle, use your mouse to click + drag puzzle pieces to unlock clips from the film.

Giveaway

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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Swag Pack Giveaway

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Who doesn’t love an epic mystery?

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is an all-new film coming to theaters on March 15 from Warner Bros., Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Red 56.

The iconic mystery solving teenager from the classic Nancy Drew books is back with an all-new feature-length film that will keep you guessing until the very end! 

 


What was your favorite clue in the room?

After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter 16-year-old daughter Nancy in River Heights. Nancy is asked by Flora to help solve the ghostly activity at her home, the Twin Elms mansion. Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs, and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase stars:

Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”) as Nancy Drew 
Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”) as Carson Drew (Nancy’s father) 
Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and Alice) as Flora 
Andrea Anders (“Joey” and “Better Off Ted”) as Hannah (Nancy’s Aunt) 
Laura Slade Wiggins (“Shameless”) as Helen 
Zoe Renee (“The Quad”) as George 
Mackenzie Graham (The Purge) as Bess 

In Theaters March 15

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Each household is only eligible to win Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase - Theatrical Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. The winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Swag Pack includes: 
- Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase - film t-shirt 
- Nancy Drew Escape Room Sticker Sheet (4"x6") 
- Nancy Drew - Earbuds & pouch

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The Bible in 30 Days - Review and Giveaway

I was interested in 30 Days to Understanding the Bible when it was offered to me for a review. After receiving it and seeing the content, I am so excited to get started working through the pages. My daughters go to a Christian school and often I am not that familiar with what they are learning so this will be a good lesson for me. I have read through the entire Bible, but a lot of the information didn't stick with me. I am so happy to have this book that is really a large workbook to help me. 
 
Do you want to learn the Bible but don’t have a lot of time? Do you need a quick refresher on what you already know? If so, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible is for you. With just fifteen minutes a day, for one month, you'll learn the Bible's key people, events, and doctrines. Using a proven study plan, author Max Anders breaks down the Bible’s structure so you can learn and remember the key points of the Bible’s text quickly.
 

a view inside

30 Days to Understanding the Bible is the straightforward, easy-to-use guide to learning that Bible that’s been recommended by Bible teachers and pastors for 30 years.

Dr. Max Anders is the author of over 25 books. He has taught on the college and seminary level and is a veteran pastor. Max was also one of the original team members with Walk Thru the Bible Ministries. He provides resources and discipleship strategies at MaxAnders.com to help people grow spiritually.
 
 
Official website:  http://www.biblein30days.com
 
 
Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  The winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Giveaway and Review of Darn Good Yarn Subscription Box

I was sent a Darn Good Yarn subscription box for review. I figured it would have yarn in it, and it did. This beautifully colorful yarn. And the smell of the yarn was something I didn't expect but had a hard time putting it down it smelled so good! And, I didn't expect to find knitting needles and a crochet hook as well.

These beautiful purple needles were included in the subscription box as well. They appear to be handmade from wood and dipped in purple dye. The quality of the product, as well as packaging, is definitely of a higher value than the cost of the box, at $10 a month. This has got to be one of the least expensive monthly subscription boxes. 

Darn Good Yarn sells more than just a subscription box so you will want to visit their site and browse all their offerings. You'll find things like clothing, yarn, fabric, and more.

Use the following discount code for a 15% savings
Discount code TRYIT2LIKEIT15


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Check out my unboxing video below:

I got busy right away using my yarn and made a cute narrow scarf. I used the included crochet needle and worked 10 stitches across using a half double crochet stitch for the entire scarf. It was really easy to work with and I finished it in one sitting. I love the colors!

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Beloved Teen Devotional and Giveaway

This would make a wonderful gift for any female teen in your life. I plan on giving my copy to my teenage daughter for Christmas this year. It could also make for a great small teen group book to work through together.  

From Zondervan comes Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women:
Relationships, inner beauty, and chasing your dreams are all topics on the top of a teen girl’s list. So give them great Biblical role models to admire as they grow and understand who they are. Beloved is a topical devotional that uses the inspiring stories of girls and women in the Bible—such as Ruth, Esther, Mary, and Abigail—to encourage faith and confidence in today’s young women. Perfect for everyday use, Beloved will resonate with girls searching for truth and guidance.
 
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Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
 
 
 
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Cricut EasyPress vs EasyPress 2 and Giveaway

Cricut has released a new EasyPress called EasyPress 2. So what is the difference from the EasyPress Sky version and the new EasyPress 2 Raspberry version? Let's take a look at them both and compare. 

new EasyPress 2 in box

Starting from the packaging, the EasyPress 2 doesn't look all that different except for the color change. The original EasyPress and the new EasyPress 2 both work well with the EasyPress mat, which is sold separately. 
 

EasyPress tray

Taking the new EasyPress 2 out of the box, we start to see some differences. If we look to the heat tray that the machines sit in, we can see the EasyPress 2 on the right is raised up more from the surface it is sitting on. The design of the tray has changed as well. This might have something to do with the higher heat of the EasyPress 2. The original EasyPress could heat up to 350 degrees while the EasyPress 2 heats up to 400 degrees and does it faster.

 

two easypress machines

If you look closely at the buttons on the two machines, you will see there isn't much difference. This is great because there isn't something new to learn when you upgrade from the EasyPress to the EasyPress 2. Looking real close, you will see the two buttons on the left side have changed from text on the EasyPress to icons on the EasyPress 2. The function of these two buttons from machine to machine is exactly the same. 

 

upgradeable EasyPress 2

Turning the machines around to the wire input you will notice on the EasyPress 2 there is a USB port. This port is going to be used for future updates. The original EasyPress doesn't have this ability. Note that the EasyPress 2 doesn't come with the USB cord for the upgrade, I guess Cricut assumes we all have a USB cord already.

 

close up EasyPress 2
This photo is showing a close-up of the USB port.

The EasyPress 2 states it comes with an advanced heat plate design with a ceramic coated surface. It heats up faster and heats completely and evenly from edge to edge of the heating plate surface. 

three sizes of EasyPress 2

Another huge difference is that the EasyPress 2 comes in three different sizes.  You can decide between 6x7, 9x9, or 12x10 inches. The original EasyPress came only in the 9x9 inch size. I chose the 9x9 EasyPress 2 for a side by side comparison. To me, the 6x7 size while good for small projects would take more time to use on larger projects. The 12x10 size seems a bit large to store and house on my work table. The 9x9 size seemed perfect to me since I was already used to working with this size of EasyPress. (This is starting to sound a bit like the Goldilocks and the Three  Bears)
 

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9x9" EasyPress 2

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