Hashtag Soaps

    I've been blogging since 2009 and my children have always been a part of my blog and have listened to me talking about blogging over the years.  One day, my mother was explaining to my younger son what the pound symbol is on the telephone keypad when he quickly corrected her and told her she was wrong because that was a "hashtag."     That pretty much opened my eyes to the fact that my kids were paying a lot of attention to my blogging than I gave them credit for.  Not only did my mother and I have a good laugh about it, but my son thought it was incredibly funny too when I explained to him that both he and grandma were right!  This funny encounter was the inspiration for these hashtag soaps. Hashtag Soaps  1 Cup white melt and pour soap block Yellow and blue soap colorant 1/2 teaspoon soap scent 1/2 teaspoon sweet almond oil Clear glass measuring cup Craft stick Small spray bottle of rubbing … [Read more...]

Is Your Family Always Covered? #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    Now that we are well into the month of January and starting February tomorrow, I thought I would check in to see how you are all doing with your New Year's resolutions.  Many of you have been exercising like crazy to decrease some of that junk in the trunk while others have been changing other aspects of their life.  My priorities center more around whether my family is "covered" at all times.  After all, who wants to get caught in the bathroom without toilet paper coverage?     I'm pretty sure that I have your attention now because I don't know anyone who hasn't gotten caught with the proverbial pants down due to a short supply of TP.  In our house, I'm pretty sure my children were creating origami with our toilet paper because there never seemed to be enough of it.  If you know anything about kids, you know that they love playing in the bathroom and getting into everything.  I've had every experience from having entire bottles … [Read more...]

Survive Spending The Holidays With Family! #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    This Sunday, my entire family will be descending upon our home like a plague of locusts so that we can all celebrate Christmas together.  Don't get me wrong, we all really love each other but we are all also aware that we can get on each other's nerves when we are forced to spend a significant amount of time together.  I'm sure many of you feel the same way about spending the holidays with your family.  You can't live with 'em, and you can't live without 'em!     In our home, our bathroom has become a sort of sanctuary for everyone to get a little breathing room while the rest of the family continues to annoy each other in the living room.  While pulling off a successful holiday gathering can be rewarding, sometimes the only way to recharge your batteries is to hide out in the bathroom and get some much needed peace and quiet.  Whether it be scented candles, reading material, or five-minutes of silence, I'm a firm believer that Charmin … [Read more...]

Be Thankful For A Lot More This Thanksgiving! #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    Thanksgiving is only two days away and there are so many things to be thankful for this year.  First and foremost, I am thankful for my family and their continued good health and happiness.  My boys are a constant source of pride and love for me and they are my number one priority.  There are, however, a few more humble things that I'm grateful for and one of them is the opportunity to get together with those whom I love to celebrate one another and to enjoy some really delicious food together.      We are going to eat dinner at my sister's house this year and I am so excited that I don't have to cook.  You see, I've always had the task of preparing and organizing the entire meal for most of our family holidays so it will be nice to just show up to eat for a change.  My sister is a really good cook and my aunt will be helping her prepare all the food so we are all really looking forward to stuffing ourselves this Thursday. … [Read more...]

Disney Frozen Party Ideas #QuickerPickerUpper #DisneyFrozen @Bounty #Ad

    As a busy Working Mom, I don't have a lot of time to party plan and I especially don't have time for the messy cleanup during and after the party.  Normally, I try to make cleaning up fun for everyone, including the kids, so they won't realize that they are actually helping to get rid of the mess because they are enjoying themselves too much.  Now, you can make clean up quick and fun for the whole family with limited-edition NEW Bounty Prints Featuring Disney Frozen!     Frozen is one of my most beloved Disney animated films and Bounty napkins and paper towels are a staple in our home because they are tough on messes and, in a house full of men, I need all the tough I can get.  Aside from keeping a clean house, I also love to be able to save a little money on party decor whenever possible.  After all, raising a family can be very expensive and it is important to cut corners and not put too much strain on the family budget.     … [Read more...]

How Do You Position Your Charmin Roll? #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    The end of September marks the unofficial end of summer in many places throughout the country.  In our home, that means that my husband and son mark the start of their favorite time of the year, football season!  They turn our home into a virtual end zone and spend hours going back and forth about which teams are their favorites and make predictions about who will make it to the big game.       Sometimes, their debates include discussions about the "Over or under" controversy.  In this house we hang with Charmin and all agree on that, however, our opinions differ when it comes to how we hang!  Hubby and I always hang our Charmin Ultra Soft over because we feel that it allows us to get a better grab on the end of the paper and come through with a clutch performance.     Our boys, on the other hand, couldn't care less whether the TP is over or under. Since they always grab more toilet paper than they need, it ends up hanging … [Read more...]

Get Your Kitchen Ready For Family Night! @Glad #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of TapInfluence and Glad and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     As the mother of two sons, I consider it my personal responsibility to teach them the life skills that they will need to be independent and productive members of the community once they become adults.  This includes spending time with them teaching them how to take care of things around the house such as cleaning, cooking and doing laundry.  Every week, we spend a family night reinforcing how to get things done in these areas and it is also a wonderful opportunity to bond and spend quality time together.     This past week, I taught my boys how to get the kitchen ready for entertaining when the whole family comes over.  We love to get everyone together for the holidays and it is important to make sure that the kitchen is clean and … [Read more...]

Charmin Ultra Strong Versus Charmin Ultra Soft! #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    This past week, we have had our share of bathroom mishaps including my husband having to rebuild our toilet tank because the flushing mechanism was not functioning properly.  Now that this problem has been resolved, I have been focusing my attention on choosing the perfect toilet paper to go along with our "New" toilet.  You all know that our home's preferred toilet paper brand is Charmin but they offer an Ultra Soft and an Ultra Strong variety, decisions, decisions!     In the normal scheme of things, you might wonder why this is such a monumental decision but I am here to tell you that choosing the right toilet paper can literally change your life!  This is especially true in our home where my husband thinks that he is the ultimate toilet paper connoisseur.  He swears that he has the whole "folding" technique down and that my preference for "sprunching" is inferior.     So let's get down to the nitty gritty!  I'm sure you … [Read more...]

Remove Stains With Purex Plus Clorox 2 Detergent! @Purex #SocialInsiders #Giveaway #Ad

    Now that basketball season has arrived, I am going to be up to my elbows in dirty uniforms and other sports related laundry.  It can be pretty difficult to remove some of those tough stains which is why I am glad to have the help of New Purex Plus Clorox 2 detergent.  Not only does it work on 100 stains, but it is also safe for colors, and bleach free.     This is big news because my son's uniform is navy blue and white so I always have to stay away from bleach products when I am destaining it.  It's available in two fragrances: Original Fresh and Sunny Linen!  I really love the idea of being able to remove stains from all our clothes that will also smell fresh and clean, at the same time.     Purex plus Clorox 2 detergent contains 3 stain-fighting enzymes to remove 100 stains such as: Starchy stains like chocolate and tomato sauce. Protein-based stains like grass and blood. Food stains that use guar gum like ice … [Read more...]

Goodbye Winter, Hello Warm Weather! #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    Although it seems like some of my friends in Denver still had to deal with some snow this past week, it does appear that spring has finally arrived here in New York City.  It is very apparent by the buds blooming on the trees and the sunny days that we can start to look forward to milder weather.  This means that I will also be very busy swapping winter and spring wardrobes and opening the windows to air out our home.       One thing that will remain constant in our house despite the change of seasons is Charmin toilet paper.  As a matter of fact, we have a cabinet in our laundry room that must be stocked at all times with Charmin Ultra Strong.  My older son is in charge of keeping it full and reminds me whenever we get down to anything less than 3 rolls.  I mean, who wants to get stuck without Charmin during the spring when there are so many fun things to head out and do outdoors?     This past weekend, we actually got … [Read more...]