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Caramel Coffee Giveaway

I love adding syrup flavors in my coffee. We have purchased a number of different syrups and opt for sugar-free whenever we can find it. With flavored coffee, that removes the one-step of adding syrup and sometimes even calories depending upon what kind of syrup used. And, it clears up our counter space of the different syrup bottles! I like using k-cups because I can make one cup at a time and one flavor without making a whole pot that would go to waste. I also like that the k-cups are recyclable.

Caramel is a smooth sweet flavor and great at any time of the day but especially wonderful as a dessert coffee. I really like my coffee sweet, I have a sweet tooth! But I don’t want to add unnecessary calories. Crave coffee adds no sweeteners and no calories but it does add full robust flavor. It is 100% fresh roasted Arabica coffee paired with your favorite flavors for the tantalizing coffee experience you Crave! Crave Coffee is Kosher certified and compatible with all Keurig K-Cup Brewers, including 2.0.

Crave coffee is available on Amazon.


I was provided a box of Caramel Crave Coffee in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.



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I am happy to give away one 40 count box of Caramel flavored Crave Coffee.

One lucky Try it - Like it - Create it reader will win. The winner will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter.

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Win a Cricut Explore Air 2

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Any supplies used may be given to me free of charge, however, all projects and opinions are my own.

I love that the Cricut Explore Air 2 comes in different colors. The above Explore color is called Twilight and is available at Amazon. For the first time ever, certain colors of Explore Air 2 will be available for $179 or $189 online only. The other colors you can find are Raspberry, JOANN: Pistachio,  Michaels: Mint, Target: Blue, and Walmart: Emerald. Do you have a favorite color? There are several giveaways being offered from bloggers for a specific color. I am offering a giveaway for the Twilight color.

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is your personal DIY cutting machine. It will flawlessly cut over 100+ different types of materials including premium vinyl, iron-on and htv vinyl, cardstock, faux leather, adhesive foils, specialty paper, poster board and more.

Each machine includes a Cricut Premium Fine Point Blade and Housing, a Cricut 12 inch x12 inch LightGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat (perfect for vinyl and htv projects), a Cricut Black Fine Point Pen, access to Cricut's design software Design Space, and a 2 week free trial to Cricut Access.


I am going to share a few examples of projects I have created using my Cricut Explore Air 2






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I have not been compensated for this opportunity. The prize will be fulfilled by Cricut.
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"I Love My Instant Pot" Affordable Meals Cookbook

The "I Love My Instant Pot" Affordable Meals is a cookbook every instant pot owner should have. I love easy quick recipes. One of the best parts for me is that there aren't a ton of ingredients. I am torn between trying Teriyaki Chicken or Chicken Potato Casserole first. Another great thing about "I Love My Instant Pot" Affordable Meals is that there are many I can choose from for my picky eaters.

The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book is just what busy families have been craving — a cookbook chock full of 175 easy, family-favorite meals that can all be made quickly in the hottest (and most convenient) kitchen appliance for under $12/meal!! This book is a must-have for Instant Pot fans who are looking to cut costs and want fast, fresh, and delicious meals the whole family will enjoy.

There are recipes for every meal of the day, including favorites like:

  • Ham and Egg Breakfast Burritos
  • Spicy Mushroom Rice
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta
  • Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book

By Aileen Clark
October 8, 2019
ISBN: 9781507211137
$16.99 US | CAN $22.99
Paperback; 7 x 9 1/8; 240 pages

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Brooklyn Bean Roastery Assorted Pack Giveaway

K-cup Coffee Variety Pack

I love a box of various coffees. I like trying new flavors. One of my favorites is the Brooklyn Been Roastery Assorted Pack. I am so thankful for them sending me a box to try and review as well as give a box away to one fortunate Try it - Like it - Create it, reader. The other nice thing about an assorted pack is the opportunity to offer different flavors to guests. No one has to settle for a pot of the same flavor, everyone can have their own favorite. 



  • The Brooklyn Bean Roastery assorted pack includes a variety of dark, light, medium, and flavored coffees. Extra fresh and filter brewed, using only the highest quality 100 percent Arabica beans.

  • This morning are you in the mood for some pizzazz or chill? Do you crave some bold slap-you-in-the-face flavor or mild taste? Brooklyn Bean Roastery says who cares… have them all!

  • Carefully selected and expertly roasted beans provide a bold taste and great aroma. To start enjoying freshly brewed coffees from your brewer, buy Brooklyn Beans coffee today. Individual flavors may vary.

  • Brooklyn Bean coffee beans are roasted locally in small batches, to ensure high-quality coffee and freshness you can taste. We chose small-batch roasting over industrial roasting because it allows us to monitor and craft each batch to meet a higher standard of quality that is usually found in our single-serve cups.

  • Brooklyn Bean Roastery pods are compatible with most Keurig K-Cup Makers, including 2.0 brewers. Brooklyn Beans Roastery is not affiliated with Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. Keurig, Green Mountain, and K-Cup are registered trademarks of Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc.

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Two Rivers Sampler Coffee Giveaway

This sampler package has to be one of the favorites in our house. The girls loved going through the different flavors, and there are 40 of them - no-repeat coffee flavors! Check out the variety in the graphic below. Can you spot a favorite? Or maybe a new flavor you’d like to try? The girls loved the graphic on the French Toast k-cup. I wonder who will get the pleasure of trying that one?

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Not sure which would be your favorite?  This box contains maple, chocolate, cinnamon, Chocolate Vanilla, vanilla, Hazelnut, and other flavored coffees. The individual flavors may vary! This Two Rivers Coffee box is the #1 Selling Flavored Coffee sampler pack! No need for 40 different boxes just to have variety in your flavored coffees. Just one box, 40 delicious flavored coffees. Choice tastes better. They all are compatible with 2.0 Keurig K-Cup Brewer. This Two Rivers Coffee sampler box is available through Amazon.

I am really not sure which one I want to try first. I think I might just blindly grab one from the box and make that one. It would be fun to be a little daring in this way and then rate them afterward so I would know what flavor to purchase in the future. Or would I just purchase another variety pack?

Thanks to Two Rivers Coffee for providing the samples for this post as well as another box for one winner. Enter below for your chance to win.

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Enter to Win Crave Coffee French Vanilla Giveaway

Isn't French Vanilla coffee the definition of cravable coffee? When given a flavor choice and you don't know what to choose, French Vanilla seems to be a popular solution whether it is morning, noon, or night. Maybe it is your go-to flavor. And the aroma - hmmm - is so pleasing, you can smell the warmth. Or maybe you like your's cold. The subtle pure taste of French vanilla is perfectly balanced with a savory roast to deliver an exceptional way to add a little sweetness without adding any sweetener or calories. I love that you can make a single serving with these Crave Coffee single k-cups and the cups are portable so you can take them with you to work or while traveling. Most hotels have coffee makers available in the room so why not take your favorite flavor with you? They are available in a 40 single-serving box on Amazon. Crave Coffee is Kosher certified and compatible with Keurig K-Cup Brewers, including 2.0.

Crave coffee is available in a variety of flavors: Blueberry Vanilla, Butter Toffee, Caramel, Cinnamon, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Southern Pecan, Variety Pack, and Vermont Maple.

You can enter to win your own box of French Vanilla k-cups from Craft Coffee, entry is easy on the Rafflecopter form below.

If you are an email subscriber to Try it - Like it - Create it, there is a special additional entry on the form for you. The necessary code was in a recent email. Keep this in mind as there are two more k-cup giveaways coming in the near future here on Try it - Like it - Create it so it pays to subscribe.

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Pie and Coffee Makes A Perfect Pairing

Now you can have your coffee and dessert together in a cup.

I really enjoy a cup of coffee with an after-dinner dessert. It is just a perfect pairing for me. Of course, I also like what I call dessert coffee - yeap, it's sweet! So putting the flavors together into a cup coffee has to be close to perfection. Slice offers pie flavored coffees and you can find them on Amazon. I was provided a box of the Grasshopper Pie flavor in order to write this post. I found it to be smooth and to have a slight chocolate flavor with a mint aftertaste. There is no bitter or sharp taste that you might expect from a mint-flavored coffee. I really enjoyed it and could drink it any time of the day. While definitely ideal for after dinner, you could pair it with other meals, even breakfast. I like to add cream and sweetener to mine. Just so you know, the coffee isn’t sweet on its own in my opinion. What flavor would be your favorite: Blackberry, Blueberry, Grasshopper, Pecan, Coconut Cream, or Razzleberry?

You can enter to win your own box of 40 k-cup pods of Grasshopper Pie flavor.

Enter the giveaway below. One random winner will be chosen and will need to be verified by the providing supplier.

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Diamond Art :: Giveaway

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I enjoy Christmas, it might just be my favorite holiday. But, I REALLY like Santa Claus. I collect them, all kinds. When Leisure Arts created this Diamond Art kit of Santa I knew I had to have it. We typically like working on Diamond Art kits while on vacation, for us they are similar to working a jigsaw puzzle. The kits are very easy to take along with us since they roll up and the pieces can be stored in small zip-top bags. I can't wait to get my Santa Diamond Art finished. I am not sure how I will finish it off either as a framed piece of art or sew it into a pillow. Since the canvas is fabric based, there are a lot of different options for finishing off a Diamond Art project. 

You can follow along with my unboxing the kit in the video below. 


Thanks to Leisure Arts, they provided this piece for review as well as offering another kit to one fortunate reader. You can enter the giveaway below.

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Insta Pot Affordable Meals Cookbook

I was so excited when I was offered to review the "I Love My Instant Pot" Affordable Meals cookbook. Don't get me wrong, I do like my Instant Pot but I don't have a lot of go-to recipes that I use on a regular basis with my Insta Pot. I know I could utilize it better and this cookbook will help me do just that! 

Flipping through the pages, the first recipes to catch my eye were two chicken recipes, Teriyaki Chicken and Chicken and Potatoes Casserole. I have a family of picky eaters so making something that everyone will eat takes some creativity. I love that this cookbook covers every meal from breakfast to dessert. There are 175 easy family favorite meals that you can make for under $12. So not only are they good but they are also budget-friendly. 

The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Affordable Meals Recipe Book

  • By Aileen Clark
  • October 8, 2019
  • ISBN: 9781507211137
  • $16.99 US | CAN $22.99
  • Paperback; 7 x 9 1/8; 240 pages

It is available on (affiliate link) Amazon in both paperback and kindle.

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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.

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