Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Review and Giveaway!

     My husband is a big fan of Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and always makes sure that it is part of our grocery shopping list.  He has enjoyed it for many years and has even gotten our boys hooked to it as it is one of their favorite cereals too.  When I told him that they were introducing a new Tropical Blend flavor, he couldn't wait to try it!     He took his first bite this morning for breakfast and ran into the room to tell me how delicious it was.  As a matter of fact, the exact quote was "It's really good.  The balance between the mango and the coconut flavor is really good.  I like that neither flavor overpowered the other one.  It was the perfect blend of the two."  He also added that Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends is "Very tasty."     Honestly, I'm not surprised that he loved it.  How could he not like crispy mango flavored flakes combined with real coconut shavings and coconut flavored granola clusters?  It's like having a taste of the Tropics in your cereal … [Read more...]

Dry Idea AdvancedDry Review/Giveaway! #PurexInsider

      Recently, my nine year old son started wearing deodorant.  Yes, he is only nine years old!  One afternoon, after he returned from basketball practice, I noticed that he was especially stinky but I wasn't sure if it was just from sweating during practice or if it was finally time to address the personal hygiene issue.  Sure enough, when I took a whiff of his armpits, I realized that he would need to start wearing deodorant daily.     When I found out we would have the opportunity to try out new Dry Idea AdvancedDry Antiperspirant and Deodorant, I couldn't wait to have my son use it.  You see, he is an athlete and this deodorant has enduring odor protection that lasts for 72 hours and Pulse Activated Wetness Protection.  Normally, he has to apply deodorant a few times a day but I was hopeful that this one would keep him feeling clean and confident all day long.         The other thing that I loved about Dry Idea AdvancedDry is that it comes in a … [Read more...]

Fight Stains With Purex Plus Oxi Laundry Detergent! #PurexInsider

    Let's be honest, it is very expensive maintaining  a home budget.  Everything nowadays is so expensive and it is hard to get the most for your money.  This is no different when it comes to buying laundry detergent.  If your family is like ours, you like to purchase detergent that is going to get your clothes clean and won't burn a hole in your household finances.  Purex plus Oxi is a perfect option because it is the most powerful Purex detergent available and it is always a great price.  As a matter of fact, it works against over 101 different stains and costs half the price of the leading brand!     I have two sons and my husband here with me and, I can tell you, they create a tremendous amount of laundry.  Since my boys play sports and Hubby is a blue collar worker, they bring home clothes full of interesting stains and even more interesting smells.  The three stain-fighting enzymes in Purex plus Oxi each work individually to remove different types of stains.  This means a lot … [Read more...]

Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Cleaner Review and Giveaway

      When I was a young girl, one of my chores at home was to alternate cleaning the bathroom with my younger sister.  One week she would be responsible for making sure the household bathroom was kept clean and the next week it would be my responsibility.  Our mother was very particular about the way she wanted the bathroom to be cleaned and she was equally particular about the types of cleaners that we used in our home.  From as far back as I could remember, Soft Scrub was one of her favorites.     She always liked the fact that Soft Scrub was tough on stains but gentle on all of the surfaces in our bathroom and kitchen.  I have carried some of these cleaning lessons that my mother taught me into my own home and have enjoyed using Soft Scrub products to keep my home clean for my children over the years.  Especially since having had our bathroom remodeled a couple of years ago, it is important to me that I use cleaning products that aren't going to damage the texture of the … [Read more...]

Dry Idea-Advanced Dry Review and Giveaway

    Choosing the perfect antiperspirant and deodorant is very important in our home because we all have different needs when it comes to skin sensitivities and the level of odor protection that we require.  My husband and my son generally require products that don't irritate skin and have heavy odor blockers.  I, on the other hand, don't generally require very heavy odor protection but I do have very sensitive skin that reacts poorly to heavy perfumes and chemicals.     For the purpose of this review, we had the opportunity to try out Dry Idea-Advanced Dry Roll-on.  It is available in in Unscented, Powder Fresh, and Cotton Dry scents and claims to have 24 hour protection in a fast drying MicroCotton Formula.  Additionally, it is hypo-allergenic and contains Vitamin E.  We chose to review the Powder Fresh Formula.     Although we tried the roll-on, I immediately liked that it did not feel wet and sticky under my arms.  This is one of the reasons why I tend to shy away from roll-ons … [Read more...]

2 Winners of the Purex Complete with Zout Detergent Giveaway!

The time has come to announce the two winners of coupons for full sized bottles of Purex Complete with Zout Detergent! Congratulations, SometimesUWin! Congratulations, Hewella1! {One comment was not included because it was not a giveaway entry} The winner has been e-mailed and will have 24 hours to respond otherwise new winners will be selected. Thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who participated! I have more giveaways coming up so be on the lookout for them! … [Read more...]

Purex Complete Crystals Softener Review and Giveaway-3 Winners Will Be Chosen!

As a Working Mom, it is extremely important for me to use products in my home that will get me the most for my money while meeting the needs of my family.  This is especially true when I am choosing fabric softener for my laundry.  I am always on the lookout for softeners that not only will make my family's clothes feel soft but also make them smell great even after they come out of the dryer.  Unfortunately, most other fabric softeners do not live up to my expectations and I was beginning to lose hope that I would never find one that would make my clothes smell fresh and clean even after sitting in the drawer for a couple of days. Luckily, Purex has created a product that surpasses all of my expectations when it comes to the kind of fabric softener that I want to use on my family's clothes.  New Purex Complete Crystals Softener is 92% natural and is a purer way to get laundry fresh and clean for weeks after you wash and dry them.  It is not oil-based like other liquid fabric … [Read more...]