Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review: Downy Unstoppables

In my recent quest to save money and (gasp) go green I have joined many websites and acquired a few freebies. Although I do not keep up with this blog like I should one of my freebies came with a request that I give a review on my blog so here goes! About a month ago (I'm such a procrastinator) I received an unsolicited freebie via Vocal Point let me be real honest here I haven't quite figured out what Vocal point is all about but I'm learning as I go. Anyway, they sent me a bottle of Downy's in wash sent booster, Unstoppables.

Since I started doing my own laundry in college I have tried multiple ways to get my laundry smelling wonderful with fabric softener, even using liquid and dryer sheets for one load (what a money waster). I loved to smell my clothes after they were freshly laundered and to me that sweet smell meant they were clean. I really wish this product would have come out a long time ago because I would have been my favorite laundry product!
So here are a few questions and answers I created that I thought would help me in the buying process:
Q: How does it work?
A: Take off the cap and fill it to your desired strength and toss it into the wash....
Q: Will it stain your clothes?
A: I haven't found any evidence of it.
Q: Does it smell good?
A: Yes, it has a nice scent.
Q: Does the scent linger?
A: Yes, I found a towel I washed with it 2wks later still had the scent.
Q: Would you recommend it to others?
A: Yes.

Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, I decided against using the product anymore. I did use it for several loads so I could give a good review. Why? Well, a few months ago I stopped using fabric softener. (altogether) Instead I use vinegar to keep my clothes static free and soft. I have gotten so used to my clothes having no scent at all that adding sent back to them was a bit of a turn off. While they smell wonderful I just feel my clothes don't need to have a smell. I hope those of you who still like your clothes to have a smell can enjoy this product though! :) 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Back in action

I haven't been very good at this blogging thing but it's about time I get back in action. If for no other reason because I have been requesting all kinds of freebies online and some of them request that you blog about the things they send you so I guess I better fowllow through.

I have spent the last several months trying to find ways of saving money including "going green" (a little bit), couponing (yeah I got one of those crazy binders, but I've never seen that extreamem couponig show--we don't have cable), requesting free stuff, and cutting corners where I never thought I'd cut before. More on all of that to come.

I always get so excited when more free stuff comes in the mail. I guess I'm gonna hafta start taking pics of it and posting it on here. ;) 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Peanut, peanut butter... and Jelly!

Friday Ryan was home from school because of snow... again. I joked with him that morning that since he was home he was gonna have to earn his way by fixing lunch. I was teasing. Really. I was. I figured he's say "awe moooooommmm!" and we'd be done with it. Nope. He apparently thought about this ALL morning. So when my mom was ready to take us to lunch he freaked! He tried to convince her he was "cooking", she tried to convince him I was joking. I finally had to agree to allow him to make himself a PB&J before we left. So Saturday, Daddy and I told him this time he could really make lunch. He's such a sweetie. He put a lotta love in to those PB&J's. I do believe they are the best I've ever eaten. :)

I just love his face in this one. ;)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"As you make your bed, so you must lie in it."-- English Proverb

If you know me you know I'm a little (ahem) unorganized, absent-minded and I procrastinate a little a lot. My bed is rarely never (lets be honest) made, like EVER. Oh sure when I first moved in here, with a new start I vowed to make the bed every morning and I did a pretty good job.... for a week or two. Even the encouragement of my Mom and grandma wasn't enough to keep me on it. Let's be real here... the bed sleeps the same either way. But last week with the influence of pseudoephedrine due to this nasty sinus gunk I hit new levels of organizing and cleaning, even sonic the hedge hog would've wondered what that blur was. During my rampage of medically induced OCD I also started making my bed every morning before I went downstairs for the day. Today I realized I have been doing it for a week (sans the meds)! WOOOO HOOOO! A WHOLE FREAKIN' WEEK! GO ME!!! :)

You'll have to excuse the quality I took it with my phone.
Yes, it's silly but this is an accomplishment for me! :) Here's to another week, or at least... tomorrow. ;)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I've got nuttin!

I have totally lost my blogger go go juice. I've. got. nuttin. I can't think of anything to write about. Maybe I should start that 30 day challenge but I know I won't have a chance to get on EVERYDAY and blog. It just doesn't happen 'round here. I thought about doing a bulleted list of things about me but I can't seem to think of very many interesting facts to disclose. So since I've got writers block I'm sharing a cutsie pic of Ryan and his Daddy reading last night before bed.