Enjoying my Morning Coffee with #HelloKeurig

I don’t know about you, but I love a good cup of coffee.  In fact, my morning does not tend to start well if I do not get that cup of coffee. I really do find myself enjoying my morning coffee every week.  I was ecstatic to be selected as one of the Influenster’s to receive a new Keurig 2.0 550 to review.


Awesomeness! Already opening and getting into this. Received complimentary from @influenster and the #hellokeurig campaign.

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The new Keurig models includes, not only a way to brew K cups, but also to brew a whole Carafe.  The carafe can hold up to 4 cups of coffee.  It also has a program feature so that you can program it to brew at a certain time.  Fresh coffee upon awakening?  Yes please!



It really does brew a full pot! Only 5 cup max though. #hellokeurig thanks to @influenster for the free review. #coffee #coffeelover #coffeeaddict View on Instagram


You can find out more about the new Keurig on their website.

Let’s talk a bit about the new coffee maker.  I loved the extras that it has.  You see I’ve been using the Vue.  I love that the Vue included a travel size brewing.  The 2.0 takes it a step further because you can brew a carafe.  The carafe can fill two travel mugs or 4 coffee cups.  In addition to the carafe you can also brew just a k cup in this machine.  Having been using the Vue machine I had not done a lot of k cups so that was a new experience for me.

Right now there are not that many different varieties of carafe choices.  But, my favorite variety is there!  I love the French Roast Green Mountain Coffee and it is one of the offered varieties so I am okay with that.  As for k cups. . .. well there are so many varieties of this that it is hard to choose!!

Some things that are not quite so lovely about this machine.  You have to have the k cups that have the special seal on them.  I bought a box of k cups from the store and they will not work in my machine.  I was so sad when I put the first Green Mountain decaf Breakfast Blend in the machine and it told me I needed a Keurig cup.  It was a Keurig cup!  Sad for that.  I also am sad that I cannot use my own cup in it to put my fresh grounds in it.  I’m hoping that those are some minor details that will get fixed in the near future.  Every new brewer has a few things that need worked on and I’m sure this is going to be a great one!

I have to say that over all I am super happy and excited with my new coffee maker.  I love it!  I love brewing a whole pot.  It cools quickly in the plastic carafe that comes with the machine, but I have seen where there is a stainless steel one coming.  I would love that!  Can’t wait to get one of those for my machine.  Definitely go check out this machine and try it out for yourself.

I received a complimentary coffee maker from Influenster to facilitate this review; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Loving @Influenster with the #TLCVoxBox

If you follow me on social media, you’ll have seen me mentioning items from the #TLCVoxBox.  I’m truly in love with this box.  Let’s talk a bit.

The absolute favorite thing of mine from this box is the coupon for the Breyer’s Gelato.  I had never tried it before and now am aghast that I hadn’t!  I got a container of the Triple Chocolate.  What can I say?  I’m a chocoholic.  If you’re gonna eat it you might as well get the good stuff!  And boy was this good.  It was supposed to be a date night idea.  So, my husband and I rented a movie from Redbox and we were going to watch a movie and share the ice cream. It was clear after a few bites that I was not going to want to share!  That’s okay because though he liked it, it wasn’t my husbands favorite.  He prefers a chocolate and caramel ice cream so I got to enjoy this all by myself!  Yum yum yum!!!!

Was so hard to choose though! Wish the raspberry cheesecake was gluten free.


There were other things in the box too, but lets be honest, they weren’t quite as great as triple chocolate.  Yeap told you, addict here.

The Neo to Go is awesome for going places with little kids.  They’re always falling down and scraping something so trust me when I say you’ll love having this in your purse or diaper bag.

There was also a bar of Ivory soap.  I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of using bar soaps.  I think they leave a bit of a film.  But let me tell you it was awesome for a science experiment.  You can peek over to my Ivory Soap Pinterest Board to see some uses for the soap.   If you’re a DIY type person you can even use it for making your own laundry detergent. 

The Puffs Pack is definitely something else that can go to your diaper bag or purse.  I love to keep kleenex in my purse because you never know when you’re going to need them!  I mean, you really never know when something is going to make your child cry or have a runny nose, etc.  As a mommy of 9, you can never have enough!  

Don’t forget to also check out my TLCVoxBox board for some more fun on the items in the box!  

A practical piece of the box was the Shell fuel rewards card.  There aren’t a lot of Shell stations around where I live but I’ve used it a few times and can say that this is going to be awesome when we travel!  Who doesn’t want to save money on fuel?!

The last item in the box was from Avon Anew.  Great way to have  a little makeover on your own time in your own house!  Super soft skin coming on now!  Definitely a great new product for you to try!

I received the #TLCVoxBox from Influenster.  I have received no other compensation and all thoughts in this post are my own. 

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