Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Moms, Win a Day Off from Purex!

Mothers, we salute you. You deserve a much-needed day off, and we’d like to provide it! We’ll have a maid service clean your house and do the laundry while you’re off getting a mani-pedi, hire a baby sitter to watch the kids, and have dinner delivered so you don’t have to cook! Enter to WIN a day off for yourself or nominate another deserving Mom.

Enter HERE
Sweepstakes ends: November 13, 2013 15:00

Saturday, October 19, 2013

And the winners are!

The winners of my Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi giveaway, as picked by Random.org, are:


Congrats to the winners!! I will be sending emails for your mailing addresses if I can't find them from previous wins.

Thanks to all who entered!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi Review and Giveaway!

Today, my friends, I am going to share a dirty, dirty secret with you all.

I do not like to wash curtains. There, I have admitted it. I don't dislike any other cleaning as much as I dislike washing curtains. Oh, it is not the washing and drying....it is the taking down and putting up. One reason is that one set is hanging here:
I have to get them down without moving the computer stand.

But, I recently received Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi to try out, so decided that I would bite the bullet and wash our bedroom curtains. We have 2 windows with floor length ivory curtains and valances. And they were dirty..... really dirty. Oh, not with dirt, but they have fringe that catches dust and they were really dusty. And, Hubby smokes, so I am sure that the nicotine contributed to the darkness of the color. I will tell you, that I was totally disgusted with them.

Here is what one valance looked like before washing. I should have
taken a picture of them hanging as they looked darker, but I didn't.

I threw them in the washing machine with a Purex UltraPack Plus Oxyi After washing and drying, that same valance looked like the below:

Now, I know that the pictures do not look that different, but they ARE. The pics were taken in the same spot with the same lighting. Now I wish I had a better camera. Sigh. When the curtains were hung the room looked lighter. I swear it did!! Even Hubby commented on how the room seemed lighter.

I was SO impressed with what a great job Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi did! Purex Ultrapacks Plus Oxi combine the the convenience of Purex UltraPacks with the stain fighting power of Oxiclean. Purex makes it so easy to fight stains, while maintaning a simple laundry routine. What can be simpler than tossing a Purex Ultrapack in the washer?

As a Purex Insider, not only did I receive a package of Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi, but I also received 3 coupons for a FREE package to give to my readers. So, start entering right now! As always, entries are easy to accumulate.

  • If you follow my blog, just leave a comment that you do. (once)
  • If I am on your blog roll, leave a comment. (once)
  • Visit Purex.com and leave a comment of something you found out about Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi. (once)
  • Like Purex on Facebook and leave a comment. (once)
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  • And for those that like daily comments, leave a comment letting us know how you are preparing to celebrate Halloween. (daily)
2 winners will be chosen at random Saturday evening, October 19, and posted on this blog and notified by email.

Good luck!

*Purex provided me with a sample of Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi so I could review it. However all of the opinions expressed here are, as always, my own.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Some sugar for Christmas.

Since SonyaAnn has got us thinking about Christmas almost weekly, I thought I would share a great idea that I came across today. 

10 Awesome DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes! 

I found this posted at HotCouponWorld, one of my favorite sites. I thought it would be just an okay article, but I was wrong! Look at the yummy names of these scrubs:

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub

Cookie Dough Sugar Scrub

Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub....I want THIS one:

I won't list the rest, since once you read the first couple of names, I am sure you went and clicked on the link if you had not already.

I have not been making things for Christmas except for jams and my Cranberry Almond Bread, but I may be making some of these scrubs!

Merry Getting-Ready-for-Christmas!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Throwing out the baby....

Well, the baby stuff. We wouldn't really throw away, or give away a baby. LOL!

We don't really have a clutter issue. We have a lot of stuff, but it is all in its place so we don't worry about it. But, we still had quite a bit of baby stuff from stocking up when we became grandparents.

Well, the youngest grandson is 4 now and Meredith has informed us that she is not having any more. MIL thinks she should try for a girl, but Mere is pretty adament that 2 boys are enough for her. Samantha doesn't plan to have children. At least that is what she says. And what she has said since she was about 9. LOL! But she is only 26, so she might change her mind. But if she doesn't well that is okay, too. We don't know if Chance will have more. He is not dating anyone at the moment, so no prospects, but you never know.

BUT, MIL's church has a few garage sales throughout the year to raise money for missions and we try to dig out stuff to donate for them, so we decided we could let go of baby stuff and some other odds and ends we had in the closet. If one of the kids has another or more, we can just get new "grandparent" stuff. So we put together quite a nice donation. Here is some of it. (I did not lay it all out nice and pretty like Sluggy does.)
Our donation included:

Graco Pack n Play
Graco Convertible Carseat
Fisher-Price booster seat
3 Playtex bottles
miscellaneous bottle nipples
Baby spoons
Baby toys
3 baby quilts
3 baby blanket
Waterproof pad
Pack n play quilted cover
Disposable Diapers
2 Baby wipes
1 Baby powder
1 Baby oil
1 Diaper rash ointment
3 baby towels
3 baby wash clothes
2 sippy cups
Queen size dust ruffle from our new comforter set…we can’t use a dust ruffle
Pillow sham from our old comforter set
Mozaik reusable disposable dinnerware
Mozaik serving bowl with lid
Mozaik large serving tray
Zak designs serving bowl
Large aquarium net
canner rack
Men’s XXL tshirt

A lot of the above won't make it into the garage sale, as MIL said that a lot of the baby stuff will just go to the nursery. That is a good place for it to go. The purpose is to help MIL's church and I think we did just a bit. She was very excited to see all that we brought for them and said it would all go to good use.

 Now watch us get the call that someone is pregnant. LOL!