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...]

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...]

12th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest #TPDress @Charmin #ad

    These days, most brides are getting very creative about designing their wedding dresses.  Gone are the days of only being traditional and they have been replaced by a desire to be bold and to be unique.  Nothing screams original louder than wearing a wedding dress made entirely of toilet paper!  Before you laugh at this idea, let me tell you that these dresses are so exquisite that you wouldn't even be able to tell that they were made with TP.       Earlier this month, 10 finalists displayed their work at the contest’s finale event held at Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel.  Contestants created dresses out of nothing more than Charmin toilet paper, tape, glue and/or needle and thread, and this year, more than 1,500 entrants were up to the task.  Charmin partnered with Cheap Chic Weddings by providing coupons to help cover the cost of purchasing Charmin toilet paper used in creating each dress. Designers used between … [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...]

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...]

The Fold Versus Sprunch Debate Continues! #TweetFromTheSeat @Charmin #Ad

    It's pretty common for things to get a little zany around here during the holidays.  My husband and I feel like there just isn't enough time in the day to get all of the preparations and plan festivities while working full-time and running around with our boys.  Every year, we find something to debate back and forth about in order to have some fun and tease each other as we run around trying to get everything ready.     This year, we are back to disagreeing about the proper way to handle toilet paper when you are taking care of your business.  Yes, I know, this is a comical topic of conversation but that is what married people who have been together almost seventeen years do, talk about anything and everything.  In our case, since he has always been a folder and I have always been a spruncher, this is not the first time that this subject has come up.     I can still remember it like it was just yesterday, that fateful moment when I … [Read more...]

Men’s Bathroom Etiquette, According To Hubby! #EnjoyTheGo @Charmin #Ad

    Last weekend, my husband and I took our boys out to dinner.  Whenever we go out to eat, Hubby always takes our sons to the men's bathroom with him when they have to go. We are definitely helicopter parents and we worry about them being alone with strangers in public bathrooms, but I digress.  Once they returned to the table, my husband proceeded to tell me that a guy in it had broken "Guy Code" when it comes to bathroom etiquette.     Now, let me tell you, I had no idea that there are so many rules for how guys are supposed to behave in the men's bathroom.  According to my husband, everyone knows that you are supposed to skip the urinal next to a guy who is already using one.  It seems the offensive guy in the bathroom had failed to do this and posted up in the next urinal.  This whole rule was news to me because I thought guys basically had no rules for bathroom use.     Apparently, you are not supposed to have any physical … [Read more...]

Deliver A Better Clean For The Whole Family! #TweetFromTheSeat @Charmin #Ad

    I just finished cleaning the bathroom and, as a mother of two boys and the only female in this house, I clean up a lot of urine.  Yes, I know that is TMI or "Too Much Information" but, if you have boys in your home you know exactly what I am talking about.  Over the years I have tried to figure out why so much urine ends up all over the bathroom and I have decided that it must have something to do with aim.     Never mind cleaning underwear when you have boys.  There always seem to be a battle to keep all of their underwear clean and I've decided that this might have something to do with the toilet paper that we have been using in past years.  The truth is that I am way too busy playing life’s many roles to have to worry about my boys being clean leaving the bathroom. That’s why Charmin Ultra Strong is designed to get a better clean so my family can use less.     Since I started adding Charmin Ultra Strong to our bathroom … [Read more...]

And The Winner Of The Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest Is… #CharminChic @Charmin #Ad

    Every woman dreams about the day that she will choose and try on her wedding dress.  Most of us have a pretty good idea about what we want it to look like and what material we want it to be made of.  I'm sure many of you would be very surprised if I told you that some of the most beautiful wedding dresses most of us have ever seen were displayed last week at the 11th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin.  Why was the event named this way?  The reason is that all of the wedding dresses were made entirely out of toilet paper!     Charmin products used to create these exquisite gowns included Charmin Ultra Soft, Charming Ultra Strong, Charmin Basic, and even a roll of pink vintage Charmin toilet paper.  The amount of toiled paper used in lieu of fabric ranged from using as little as 8 and as many as 74 rolls of Charmin toilet paper.  The event was also multicultural and included contestants from all different backgrounds and … [Read more...]

Upgrade Your Bathroom Experience! #TuiteaDesdeElTrono @CharminLatino #Partner

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Charmin and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.     The last few months, I have been working hard to remodel some of the rooms in our home one by one.  Although we redid the bathroom a couple of years ago, it is already in need of some new touches to make it a little more comfortable and  inviting.  After all, it is probably the room in the house that we spend the most time in besides our bedrooms.     Growing up, one of the ways that my Grandmother added special touches to the bathroom is by displaying crystal and ceramic figurines on a glass shelf on top of the sink.  She would also fill glass bowls over the toilet with potpourri and with scented soaps.  As soon as you walked into the bathroom, you would immediately be greeted with these distinctive scents.  To this day, I strive to create this kind of pleasing experience in my own bathroom to make it feel like home or "como en casa."     This summer, … [Read more...]