Keurig 2.0 Now Takes Reuseable Filters!

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In our house we have coffee drinkers, hot chocolate connoisseurs and tea enthusiasts.  And with all of these preferences it would be great if we had counter space/cupboard room to accommodate all of these tastes.  Well, we have it now with the Keurig 2.0!  Not only can this brewer create individual coffee, hot chocolate and tea options it can also brew a full size carafe of coffee at the touch of a button. (And Keurig has made a massive improvement regarding K-Cups with the 2.0!  *hint = It’s Reusable!* See below!)  Keurig 2.0 – Now We’re Brewing!

 

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I’m ready!

 

I was selected by Influenster to try the Keurig 2.0 Model 550 brewer.  The features of model 550:

K550 FEATURES

•  Extra Large 80 oz Water Reservoir
•  Large Color Touch Display
•  Programmable Clock
•  Hot Water on Demand
•  Customizable Night-Light in Water Reservoir
•  Strength Control
•  Water Filter and Cartridge
•  Starter Carafe Included
•  6 K-Cup® packs and 4 K‑Carafe packs

The first thing I learned from trying to use this new brewer is that it doesn’t accept older K-Cups (those produced before 2014 – I didn’t realize I even had “old” cups.  Hmmm.)  The lovely display screen said “Oops” and showed a number for me to call.  I was told about the old cup situation and was given a code to order newer cups on the house.  Nice.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!  A terrific update with the Keurig 2.0 is that it has become eco-friendly.  It now has a reusable my K-cup Coffee Filter!

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You can brew what ever brand of coffee you want. Perfect! It’s sturdy, easy to fill and can brew 4 oz. to 12 oz. (depending on your brewer). Also, a great solution for those that enjoy tea as well as coffee, with the reusable K-cup you’ll receive what ever amount of hot water you choose, not the 6 oz. that is it’s default setting.  (Which is odd, don’t you think?)  This reusable filter retails for 14.99.

 

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Note the ring around the label stating “Keurig Brewed” and “For Use In Keurig 2.0 Brewers”. These are recent K-cups.

 

I think the set-up was easy.  Along with the handy-dandy “How To” book included, the large display screen prompted me to set-up the brewer quickly and gave some pretty fun options as well.  You can choose the color you want in the water reservoir,  choose a color or pattern on the display screen and select an analog clock or digital display.  Change colors to go with the holidays! I like to find any kind of fun where ever I can ;->

 

For carafe use you have the option of using the built-in timer.  This way you can have a carafe holding up to four cups of coffee waiting for you when you wake-up.  (We all have those mornings, don’t we?)  A pot of coffee is welcome at dinner parties and on those hard-to-wake-up mornings too.

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I’m very pleased for the ability to brew more than one cup of coffee at a time.  Fewer K-cups are used which makes me happy, that has always been an issue with my conscience.  I came across a fun list titled “25 Creative Ways To Re-Use Your Keurig’s K-Cup’s“.  Many ideas for kids holiday crafts are included.

The performance of the Keurig 2.0 was is great and I am very glad that I was able to share my experience with you.  So, what do you think of Keurig?

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(*Disclosure:  As a member of Influenster I was chosen to participate in this review.  In exchange for my review I received the Keurig 2.0 Model 550 brewer as compensation from Influenster.  My opinions are truthfully my own.)

Under Eye Concealer That Actually Works!

I have found an under eye concealer that actually works!  Great coverage, not cake-y looking, lasts all day concealer. Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer from It Cosmetics. You must give this product a try and let me know what you think. It would definitely be in my “Stranded on a deserted island and you can only have 3 products with you” cosmetic bag (don’t we all have one?).

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A Makeup Fav!

 

My background in concealer usage goes back over 30 years. When I began wearing make-up I chose to wear Bonnie Bell lipgloss (watermelon and Dr. Pepper were my favorites!) and concealer. The later was to cover skin breakouts and, over time, the desire to cover darkness under the eyes. Also, I have prominent redness on the sides of my nose that makes me look like I just took off a pair of glasses.  It’s weird. The frustration in trying to find a concealer that didn’t look cakey, which just adds age to your eyes, or finding the correct shade, was so annoying. The money I have spent these past 30 years, in trying to find a product that looked just right, oh! I don’t even want to think about it.

While preparing your face for make-up you need to have as much of an even skin tone as possible for your chosen colors to benefit your face. Bye Bye Undereye concealer blends so smoothly, so softly on your skin it gives me the feeling that I’m applying delicate lotion, not this incredibly effective concealer. I highly recommend purchasing this product with the available brush. The dual-end brush is fantastic. The two together are $29.00 at QVC.com. Now, I don’t spend money easily, I am naturally very frugal however, the quality and effectiveness of this product is completely worth the price. And you use such a tiny amount to get the desired coverage.  You definitely get your money’s worth!

I had my sister try Bye Bye Undereye Concealer.  Her results were so great she went on-line and bought it right then and there. Give it a try. If you like it, let me know. And, if it doesn’t quite fit the bill for you, I’d love to hear about which concealer is your favorite.

What are your favorite cosmetics?

(*Disclaimer:  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  This is my personal experience.)

 

Enter To Win A $200 Old Navy Gift Card!

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Whee!!!  Wouldn’t this be a great giveaway to win? This could bring you a new look for Spring or, perhaps, an incredibly generous gift for someone special in your life. Oh, what I could do with $200 to spend at Old Navy!  What would be the first thing you’d look for? Ready to start your wish list? Enter to win a $200 Old Navy Gift Card!

My Old Navy ‘Wish List’:

V-Neck Midi Dress

And…

Classic – Trench Coat

 

This is just for starters.  I would love to find a pretty A-line skirt and I need to freshen up my white t-shirt’s.  And tunics.  I’m all for tunics (to cover the tushy!)  I hope this top never goes out of style smile for Shopify  My girls could do with some new jeans. And Easter is coming so that inspires me to look for something flowery.  And… and… Oh boy, I do enjoy shopping!  If you were to be the lucky winner of this gift card what items would you like to add to your wardrobe?  Enter now.  Good luck!

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Prize: $200 Old Navy Gift Card

Co-hosts: To Be Bright // Tabler Party of Two // Jenns Blah Blah Blog // The Mommyhood Mentor® // Krystal’s Kitsch // Sand, Sun, & Messy Buns // Pink Lemonade // Not a Trophy Wife // Prim and Propah // Mahogany Closet // Simple and Delish

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 3/2 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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(*Disclaimer:  I’m participating with Oh My Gosh Beck! to bring you this giveaway.  Prize fulfillment is through Oh My Gosh Beck!  Ann Again and again Reviews is not responsible for prize fulfillment.*)

 

If You Have A Cat In Your Life These Giveaways Are For You!

I’m happy to present you with two giveaways from 9Lives! A Happy Kitty Cat Kit also a chance for one-years supply of 9Lives and a plush bed!  If you have a cat in your life these giveaways are for you! Remember Morris the Cat?  For those of you who don’t Morris is the iconic “spokescat” for 9Lives cat food and has starred in over 50 commercials. When he’s not in front of the camera or chowing down on 9Lives, you can bet he’s napping in his trailer *ahem* carrying case.
Here’s what one lucky winner will win from Ann Again and again Reviews:

 

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Cats and I have a lot in common. The biggest factor is S-L-E-E-P. I’m always trying to get more of it and make the most out of what time I do get. So I had a thought… why not ask someone who’s truly an expert on the subject; someone who spends more time snoozing than most of us spend at work? I’m talking, of course, about Morris the Cat!

He’s taken time out of his busy schedule to be my Guest Post-er for the next couple of days and answer some reader questions about the very im-purr-tant issue of sleep. What’s more, he’s offering fans the chance to win a Morris-shaped, human-sized plush bed AND a year’s supply of 9Lives cat food. Just go to his Live Well & Prospurr website http://prospurr.9lives.com/ to enter.  And, very importantly, you can learn how you can help Morris feed hungry kitties with just the click of a mouse. (Click of the “mouse”. Get it?  Somebody stop me!)
Let’s see how my Guest Poster help those that need help in the Sleep Department –

 

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Dear Morris,
I’ve been experiencing difficulties with falling asleep, tossing and turning once my head hits the pillow. I don’t get it because I feel tired all day at work; then I come home, brush my teeth, flip on the TV, and just… lie there. I’m hoping I can learn from the expert. Morris, what am I doing wrong?
Sincerely,
Sleepless in San Fur-nando
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Dear Sleepless in San Fur-nando,
Your case, unfortunately, is not at all uncommon. When you’re going all day long at the speed of a cheetah, it’s no wonder your mind darts around like a red laser dot at bedtime. Luckily, as a cat, I spend up to 140 hours per week sleeping and I can tell you there is hope! For starters, I notice you mentioned turning on the TV before bed. Cats don’t watch TV – this is partly because the majority of us can’t speak English that well, but mostly because it interferes with our snooze time. Scientifically speaking, the ‘glow’ emitted by an electronic screen enters the brain and slows the release of melatonin, the hormone that helps us sleep. So next time you want to turn on the tube before bed, try counting sheep instead – or better yet, mice!
Kitty hugs,
Morris
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There you have it! After getting a good night’s rest, tune back in for my next edition of “Dear Morris” and don’t forget to check out his Live Well & Prospurr website http://prospurr.9lives.com/ to enter the giveaway and learn how you can help Morris feed hungry kitties with just the click of a mouse. wink  And – since you’re here – Enter to Win a Happy Kitty Cat Kit today!  Good luck!

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(*Disclosure:  I am participating in the Live Well & Prospurr campaign in exchange for our own Happy Kitty Cat Kit for our dear Sam.  My thoughts, words – and bad puns – are truthfully my own.)

 

 

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Guess what Sam goes for first!

 

Enter Today To Win A $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card!

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Spring is in the air!!!  Bring a fresh look to your home by entering to win a $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card today!

Oh my, I could lose a few hours while perusing in Pottery Barn.  I love the vibe, and look, of this store.  I’ve seen quite a few treats I’d like to add to our home and I know that $200 would help me grab some of these items.  What about you?

My wish list begins with this clever rolling basket.  Time to declutter!  This should inspire me to keep only what fits in this great looking carrier (yeah Ann, good luck with that!)

Jacquelyne Recycling Bin Basket

 

Next, I’d like to add a dash of Spring to our rooms with a sweet pillow.  Pillows and throws are the easiest way to update a room:

Hummingbird print embroidered pillow cover

 

With these items I’m only half-way to spending this gift card.  (That is, if I we’re to be able to win smile for Shopify  )  Start your wish list now and enter to win a $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card! (Enter below) Good luck!

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Prize: $200 Pottery Barn Gift Card

Co-hosts: To Be Bright // Tabler Party of Two // Jenns Blah Blah Blog // The Mommyhood Mentor® // Krystal’s Kitsch // Sand, Sun, & Messy Buns // Pink Lemonade // Not a Trophy Wife // Prim and Propah // Mahogany Closet // Simple and Delish

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 3/1 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

 

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Recharge And Re-Energize At A Cellular Level With MitoQ

To turn a popular phrase… “The 50’s are coming!  The 50’s are coming!”  Yes, I’m very close to the dawn of a new era in my life and parts of my body have been feeling the impeding change for some time.  Fogginess of memory, lack of energy and those ol’ painful knees.  I’ve been using a product for a few months that I feel has really been beneficial in keeping me a bit sharper with my memory and more on my toes – MitoQ.  If you’ve been going in a similar direction, let me share more about this product and, hopefully, MitoQ can work for you as well! You can recharge and re-energize at a cellular level with MitoQ.  I have a 20% off code for you too!

MitoQ products

Products containing any kind of stimulant make me apprehensive because I’m very sensitive to caffeine and things of that nature. If I have more than 2 cups of coffee in a day I don’t sleep well, tossing and turning all night. The active ingredient in MitoQ is Mitoquinol Mesylate, an antioxidant that protects mitochondria, our ‘cellular batteries’, the organelles inside our cells that power our energy. I haven’t experienced any problem sleeping while using MitoQ and have felt pleasantly energized. No jitters, no anxiety, just a natural feeling of being awake, energetic and ready for the day. It’s been a very long time since I’ve felt this good.

Recently MitoQ was selected to participate in the National Institute of Aging Testing Program due to its significant potential to reverse or decelerate the aging process and won ‘Product of Year’ award by Truth in Aging 2015 for its second year in a row! (See article here).

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MitoQ was discovered at New Zealand’s University of Otago and was tested at the London Dermatology clinic. See the results here. These researchers are the first to create a product that delivers antioxidants to mitochondria, therefore helping to restore our antioxidant capacity to more youthful levels. I’m all for that! If you are ready to try MitoQ I’m very happy to offer a discount code for 20% off your order!  Please visit:  MitoQ.com and during check out enter the following code for 20% off your order – FAB20.

MitoQ shares that it has many benefits in rejuvenating collagen and elastin production which will, in turn, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. All of these things I will gladly get rid of, thank you very much! After using MitoQ for almost 3 months I’m very happy with my experience. And I’m very glad I was given the chance to try this product and share information about MitoQ with you.

To Recharge And Re-Energize At A Cellular Level With MitoQ, learn more about this product, and where you can purchase MitoQ, please visit: www.mitoq.com.  And remember – receive 20% off your purchase by entering the following code at check out:  FAB20 .   Are you ready to recharge and re-energize?  Let me know how your results turn out!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of MitoQ. The opinions and text are all mine.

Tips For Safe Shopping Online

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Online shopping is becoming a progressively larger part of our lives – no wonder with the irreplaceable convenience and great discounts!  I love it! Reductions in many popular stores are only available when purchasing on the Internet, and grabbing some Nordstrom coupons or other promo codes has never been easier with a large selection of coupon services online nowadays. However, the fear that our personal financial information will fall into the wrong hands has never been more real. How can we ensure our safety during an online shopping trip and have safe shopping online? Read on to learn more:

1. Know Your Retailersmoneyinfolder

There are numerous online retailers who have taken the time and effort to build a name and reputation for themselves. But what happens when you decide to stray from the beaten path and offer your business to a newer company? It’s fun to find a new store and share your discovery with your family and friends.  Just make sure you are sufficiently careful and aware. Packaging costs, delivery costs and any additional billing after purchases should be included in a manner that is evident before buying.

You’ll also want to know if you can track the item and if the product comes with any sort of warranty or guarantee.

3. Don’t Use a Site That Is Not Secure

Once you’ve chosen an item, it is time to make sure that the site you are using has been properly secured. Secure Sockets Layer is the most common form of encryption and SSL ensures that your credit card details are not shared with any other party. When you see an extra “s” being added to the http address you’re using, this means that you have entered a secure area. Some browsers will provide a padlock symbol as well.

4. Take The Time To Read The Privacy Policy

In out rush to get the purchasing process over with, we often neglect to read the privacy policy in full. But once you have clicked on the “yes, I agree” box, there is very little recourse if an issue happens to take place. Companies often sneak agreements into these privacy policies that allow them to share your information with third parties. If you have used online shopping retailers in the past and ended up with an inbox full of spam for your trouble, these policies are typically the culprit.

5. Record The Details Of Your Purchase

Once you’ve made a purchase, take a screenshot of the confirmation screen, so that you have proof in case of any future difficulties. You can also print this page off, so that there is no confusion if you need to contact a company representative.

 

The above tips should help ensure that you not only enjoy your “shopping trip” but also have safe shopping online.

 

Giveaway! Cute Clutch From 88 Handbags

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I just LOVE a stylish giveaway. Wouldn’t this be a lovely addition to your Valentine ensemble? YES! Yes, it would! I’m joining other handbag loving bloggers to present you the chance to win an Elaine Python Convertible Clutch from 88 Handbags. Enter today (see below) for your chance to win a Convertible Clutch From 88 Handbags – Giveaway!. Good luck!

 

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Elaine Python Convertible Clutch Giveaway!

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Sponsored By: 88 Handbags

Looking for the perfect bag this Valentine’s season? Look no further! 88 Handbags has a great selection of high quality handbags to meet your needs. Environmentally safe. Now is your chance to win one of their awesome Elaine Python Convertible Clutch Handbag’s ($56.25 Value)!

Check out my round up HERE

Giveaway starts 02/01-02/14

Open to U.S. Residents

Must be 18+

The winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond or forfeits the prize.This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.All entries are optional. Void where prohibited by law.