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Hunter Fan: Your Fan Can Contest and Giveaway – closed

May 29, 2015

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The weather is going to start getting warmer. My home depends on ceiling fans as we do not have air conditioning. Being close to the ocean gives us a natural cooling. Boy were there some super hot days where nothing worked to cool us off. My trick – I jumped out of the pool then laid under the ceiling fan while still wet. It was a crude attempt but it really did get me cool. Thank goodness for ceiling fans!

When it comes to ceiling fans, the Hunter Fan Company makes the most stylish fans ever! They have a style for every décor. Hunter Fan developed a way to come home to a cool environment. Introducing the Hunter SIMPLEconnect. It is a little man that lives inside your fan and turns it on for you. He is related to the little man that turns off the refrigerator light when you close the door.

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Just kidding, the receiver of the Hunter SIMPLEconnect is easily installed into your ceiling fan (most fans with chain pulls are compatible). Once installed, the remote works on Bluetooth with an app that is available for both Apple and Android smart phones. Using the app, you can turn the fan on, or turn the ceiling fan light on (if you have one) and also schedule a time for it to come on. SIMPLEconnect!

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Right now Hunter Fan is holding a contest – Your Fan Can Contest on their Facebook page. Snap a photo of your ceiling fan, submit it and have your friends vote for your photo.

Enter the Hunter Your Fan Can Contest

Prize:

  1. Grand Prize winners: Each winner will receive Hunter’s SIMPLEconnect device ($100 value), to be used with any pull-chain fan from major brands, and winners’ photo submissions will be featured on HGTV.com via sidebar ad, and shared on Hunter’s Facebook page.
  2. Second Prize winners: Each winner will receive Hunter’s SIMPLEconnect device ($100 value), to be used with any pull-chain fan from major brands, and winners’ photo submissions will be shared on Hunter’s Facebook page

Ends: 6/26/2015

Eligibility: US 18+

Enter: Weekly at Hunter Facebook

Good Luck!

Want to have a cool summer?

Here is your chance to win!

Hunter is giving ONE lucky reader a SIMPLEconnect! $100 ARV

Thank you very much Hunter Fan Company!

Giveaway ends on 6/05/2015 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to Hunter for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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Softsoap Fragrant Foaming Collection Giveaway – closed

April 13, 2015

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There is a new fragrance in town. One that will leave your hands clean too! The newest Fragrant Foaming collection from Softsoap makes hand washing an inviting aromatherapy session. The foaming action is fun too.

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The new fragrances in the Softsoap collection are:

Kitchen Citrus Bliss – A burst of citrus scents invigorates with a fresh crisp, just from the lemon and orange trees aroma. I love anything citrus based making this scent a must in my kitchen.

Jasmine and White Cotton – A lighter floral scent as if you were hanging the laundry outdoors in a flower garden. (without the bees of course). Perfect for a guest bathroom.

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Whipped Cocoa Butter – It smells good enough to eat! The rich cocoa butter extracts are infused in the foam for a decadent hand softening treat. I am loving this one! It has been making my hands a lot softer.

Each pump of the foaming Softsoap gives a nice dollop of soap for lots of suds action. The recommendation for hand washing is at least 20 seconds and with the generous lather provided by the Softsoap Foaming collection, it makes 20 seconds a breeze.

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Be sure to save water! Close the tap while sudsing, then turn back on when time to rinse! Many states are in a drought and we have to be water wise. Think of all the ways you can personally save water. Here is an idea I have been using – I collect the clean water that comes out of my tub / shower faucet, before it is warm enough, in a large shop size bucket. I am so surprised it adds up to at least two gallons every time! I then use the water for house plants, filling my kitchen sink for the next batch of dishes, or many other uses. It really does make a difference!

I am thrilled to have tried each of the newest fragrances courtesy of Softsoap. The Kitchen Bliss is delightful placed right on my kitchen sink. I have the Whipped Cocoa Butter in my bathroom for hand soothing softness.

Look for these new Fragrant Foaming scents and other Softsoap favorites in your local retailer.

Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win the new Fragrant Foaming collection. One of each scent!

Thank you very much Softsoap!

Giveaway ends on 4/27/2015 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to Softsoap for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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Sweet Dreams are Made of Bacon

December 17, 2014

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Bacon is a universal aroma. It is a favorite in my home especially by my hubby. He has mentioned he would dream of bacon.  Now he can get a head start with the new Bacon Scented Pillowcase from J&D’s foods.

I have been a fan of J&D’s Foods for a few years now. It all started with Bacon Salt and my favorite Baconnaise. They are so tasty! It never ceases to amaze me what the crazy for bacon guys will come up with next. The product line has grown deliciously! The latest novelty is the Bacon Scented Pillowcase.

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J&D’s knew I had to see if for myself so they sent one of the fun pillowcases my way. I can’t believe it really does smell like bacon! It is similar to the salty aroma that drives hubby to the kitchen. He kept smelling the pillowcase saying Ahhhh. He thought this was a brilliant “man” product. Sweet Bacony Dreams is the wording on the cool bacon graphic.

I wonder if the scent would hold up after washing. According to the site, the aroma should last 6 to 12 months with proper care. The aroma is embedded in the ink and they are specially printed.

My only concern – keeping hubby from munching on the pillow during sleep. He will surely be dreaming of bacon and might want to take a nibble. It is also increasing his bacon cravings.

Get your bacon loving fiend a J&D’s Bacon Scented Pillowcase for a low price of $12.99. While you are ordering, don’t forget to get a jar or two of Bacon Salt. It goes good on so many foods! For the Guys – check out more Bacon goodies at Bacon Makes the Man.

Don’t we all dream of bacon?

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Many thanks to J&D’s Foods for providing the review product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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Let There Be Light! OxyLED Dimmable Desk Lamp

November 25, 2014

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I recently visited a very nice hotel with beautiful room décor. I fell in love with a desk lamp. The desk lamp was a touch control LED lamp with a sleek design. I had to have one. I promptly searched the internet for that brand lamp and found the object of my desire.

Choke….my beloved lamp was more than $400! Deflated, I had to settle for my LED bulb clip on lamp. Alas the good folks at HisGadget must have known I was still searching for my lighting treasure.

Courtesy of HisGadget, they sent me an incredible LED desk lamp. The OxyLED T120 Dimmable Eye-Care LED Desk Lamp with Cool & Warm Color Light – Professional Reading Lamp is just what I was looking for and then some. This stylish lamp provides two color outputs to ease eye strain. I like the Touch controls for turning on the lamp. With a simple touch you can change your lamp color preference. Once you are in the color light you like, you can easily dim that color a few grades by pressing around the ring of the power button. The light holds steady without any flicker plus it fills my desk with a nice wide area of light! The stylish look fits my desk without taking too much room. I prefer the warm color most of the time.

Here is the light difference. Notice how much brighter the one of the left is. It has a bluish tint while the right has a warmer yellowish tint.

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The OxyLED Desk Lamp will provide over 25,000 hours of full lumen output, a 10 year life span. It comes with a 3 year warranty. It saves money too because it uses very little watts.

Looking for a very useful gift for the Holidays? Consider getting someone an OxyLED T120 Dimmable Eye-Care LED Desk Lamp with Cool & Warm Color Light – Professional Reading Lamp. The price will astonish you. The list price is $149.99 but you can save 60% right now. The affordable price is just $59.99 on Amazon!  The lamp is just what any student, reader, desk hugger, would love to have.

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I am thrilled with this lighting beauty! I can spend even more hours reading and at my computer now. (sorry, housework has to wait)

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Many thanks to HisGadget for providing the review product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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A Warm Thanksgiving Hostess Gift – Diamond Candles

October 24, 2014

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Are you traveling to someone home for Thanksgiving? Did you know that over 94 million Americans travel more than 50 miles from home for Thanksgiving? Maybe a faraway relative or friend is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner this year. After all it is there turn to do all the cooking! Make your host smile with a luscious candle from Diamond Candles.

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I love the way Diamond Candles smell. My favorite scent is the Pink Macaroon. The aroma fills my entire home. I have had several Diamond Candles over the past year, which I usually buy when they are having a really good special. I might buy 2 or 3 at a time. Besides the fantastic long lasting aroma, the fun of the Diamond Candle is finding what is inside. There is a ring, that could be worth up to $5000! It is like grown up cereal box prizes!

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I love the collection of rings I have from my Diamond Candles. There are a few beauties but I am still searching for the $5000 one. Something new they created is RingReveal. There is a code inside the RingCandle to enter on the Diamond Candles site. You could win a fancy ring up to $5000. Record your spin and reaction and if you are lucky, you get to choose your ring. I will be looking for my code in all my new candles.

The Fall collection is available now. Rich Autumn inspired scents can fill your home. Pumpkin Chai, Candy Corn, Gingerbread Latte, Cinnamon Pinecone are just a few to choose from. Courtesy of Diamond Candles, I received a Holiday Scent not yet on the site – Candy Cane. The inviting fresh aroma of peppermint is delightful. It smells good enough to eat. I love having candy canes around for color and munching. The Diamond Candle reminds me of my favorite holiday goodie!

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One wish I have for Diamond Candles, put the ring pack lower in the candle. It does not take too long to burn the candle and reach the ring. After I melt one for a while, I will dig the ring out. Once I have done that, I usually stop burning that candle. It still smells as awesome but the anticipation of something sparkly is gone. I have a shelf of partially burned candles that I alternate to keep burning until gone. Then of course I have to buy a new one for more bling!

Diamond Candles make great gifts for anytime or the holidays. With the fabulous fragrance choices there is one for every home! Each RingCandle sells for $24.95. Buy a few for gifts and watch the smiles!

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I am patiently waiting for my Diamond Candle to burn down to the ring…..patience…come on….hurry up…..

Many thanks to Diamond Candles for providing the review product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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Air Wick New Familiar Favorites Giveaway – closed

April 10, 2014

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Do you ever walk past the Cinnabon store and wish your home could smell like that? How about when the clothes come out of the dryer freshly scented of Snuggle, you just breathe deep. Remember the clean fresh scent of Baby Magic? All three aromas are now available from Air Wick New Familiar Favorites collection.

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Air Wick so kindly provided an Air Wick Freshmatic Automatic Sprayer with two of the newest fragrances. I love the Cinnabon fragrance placed in the kitchen. It smells like something delicious is baking. Hubby asked what was cooking! The Cinnabon aroma is not too overpowering but it does to job to take care of those pesky unpleasant cooking smells. I must say, it makes me wish I had a Cinnabon roll. I guess smelling it saves calories!

I set the Snuggle Fresh Linen fragrance in the hallway close to the living room. What a comforting aroma! The Snuggle fragrance smells like fresh laundry, clean and crisp, just out of the dryer. It really brings the Snuggle factor. It made my living room feel so inviting. It felt like the Snuggle bear was sitting on my sofa.

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New Air Wick Familiar Favorites Collection includes:

Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll Fragrance

Snuggle Fresh Linen Fragrance

Baby Magic Clean Baby Fragrance

Look for these scents wherever Air Wick is sold.

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Bring Familiar Favorites into your home.

Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win an Air Wick Freshmatic

PLUS 1 set of 2 Scented Oils in Familiar Favorite fragrance of choice .

Thanks very much Air Wick.

Giveaway ends on 4/25/2014 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to Air Wick for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

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BlueAvocado (re)zip Bags Giveaway – closed

April 2, 2014

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What do you (re)zip? I am excited about BlueAvocado bags. I was introduced to these little gems recently. This is one of the most useful green ideas I have seen in a long time. BlueAvocado (re)zip bags are very handy.

The (re)zip bags come in a variety of sizes. What makes them so special is they can be used over and over again!

They are:

Reusable

Washable

Durable

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The (re)zip reusable storage bags can replace plastic bags in lunches. Replacing plastic bags helps reduce waste. The lunch bag has a zipper on top, is see through and made of FDA-Grade Peva film. The generous size makes it perfect for sandwiches, veggies or other munchies. After use, it is simple to clean the (re)zip bag. They are top shelf dishwasher washable! Let them air dry to be ready for the next use.

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The BlueAvocado (re)zip bags come in a nice assortment of sizes. TSA travel size, bulk storage size, snack size, lunch sleeves and more. They come in handy for lots of things! I have been using a large travel bag for my travel cosmetic bag. I like it because it can be washed! No more worrying about something getting messy inside. My husband loves the sandwich bag size. He carries some healthy munchies in his backpack. Because it is a reusable bag, he remembers to bring it home for refilling. Using the (re)zip bags has saved money by bringing his own lunch and by not having to buy more plastic bags! I can’t wait to see just how long they last! By using a (re)zip lunch bag just twice weekly – it can save 100 + disposable bags per year! Think of the cost savings and the planet savings.

Another awesome BlueAvocado product I am loving is the (eco) hip pod collapsible bag. It collapses in to a small little pouch but opens up to a handy shopping carryall. It can hold up to 20 pounds. The (eco) hip pod is made from 50% post consumer recycled bottle fabric. Wow that is keeping more waste from hitting the landfills. BlueAvocado is all about reducing and reusing! The very useful (eco) hip pod comes in 5 colors. I have the Red microdot and it is so cute. The compact size and the light weight makes it easy to keep in my purse. I have used it on several occasions and it really holds a lot. I wish I had about 3 more!

You can order these helpful bags from BlueAvocado online. The prices are reasonable and think of the plastic bag cost savings.

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Be a part of the BlueAvocado mission.

Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win a set of (re)zip bags and an (eco) hip pod bag!

Thanks very much BlueAvocado!

Giveaway ends on 4/16/2014 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to Blue Avocado for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

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Bona: Passion for Wood Floors – Giveaway (closed)

September 17, 2013

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This past summer we were able to tackle some much needed home improvement projects. We worked on replacing the tile in our laundry room and the much bigger task of having our hardwood floors refinished. It was a big job which put us out of the house for more than 3 days. They sanded, cleaned then varnished the floor into a gorgeous new finish. I had no idea about how to clean the floors. My sister told me of a product she has been using on her recently installed hardwood floors. Bona was the answer she said!

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I had never heard of Bona but searched for it at my local Wal-Mart store. They had some of the product line but not what I was looking for. Bona was so kind to send me the Hardwood Floor Mop. It is a breeze to use! The Bona Hardwood Refill Cartridge snaps in place. The microfiber pad is gentle on my floors and the pad is machine washable – that’s’ a big plus. Using the mop is super easy. Simply spray the cleaner with the trigger handle then mop away.  The cleaner is safe for all types of wood floors. We could really see the shine come through on both our refinished floor and the existing Pergo kitchen flooring. I have not seen the kitchen shine like that in a long time. It is such a breeze to clean anytime, that I find my hubby grabbing the Bona Hardwood Floor Mop for spot cleaning often. Love a man that mops!

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The complete line of Bona products includes Mops , spray cleaners, stone, tile, laminate and other cleaners. Look for Bona at your major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Home Depot or you can order direct from Bona.  Now through November 30th if you purchase the Bona Pink mop – they will donate $3 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Way to give back Bona!

Bona Spray CleanerIf you need help with cleaning tips – The Bona “I Want To” section is filled with information and articles.

Join the Bonafide Fanatics to get a $3.00 off coupon and enter to win a $500 Shopping Spree. To sign up and enter – visit the Bona website, you will find the entry at the top of the page.

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Let your hardwood floors be treated with the Bona Touch!

Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win a Bona Hardwood Floor Mop.

Thanks very much Bona!

Giveaway ends on 10/01/2013 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to Bona for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

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Easy Canvas Prints – Giveaway (closed)

June 28, 2013

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DCBannerGot a great photo? Perhaps you would like to make it into a photo masterpiece. With the help of Easy Canvas Prints, your photo can easily be transferred to canvas for a studio look.

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Ordering is pretty simple:

Select your canvas size – you even get a visual idea as a wall preview. Pretty cool! The most popular size is the 16×20.

Select Canvas Wrap Thickness – the standard is .75” which is included. other thickness and framing is available for additional cost.

Upload your Image – find the file on your computer on facebook or even instagram. Simple!  Check the image quality too!

Choose Style – select your border style.

Image Options – be creative with a few different finishes.

Done!

I was provided the opportunity to see just how easy…Easy Canvas Prints can be. The hardest part I had was choosing which photo I wanted made. I took this photo down at the Newport Harbor before a trip to Catalina. I think is looks very artsy! I followed all the steps, which were super easy to figure out, and in just a few minutes my print was created!

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My canvas print is ordered and should arrive in a week or so. I will do a follow up when it arrives.

Create something spectacular!

Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win an 8”x10” Easy Canvas Print (a $44.71 value)

Thanks very much Easy Canvas Prints!

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Rules: Open to US and Canada. Ends 7/11 One entry per household. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

Many thanks to Easy Canvas Prints for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

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Dreft Detergent: Treat your baby like Royalty–Giveaway (closed)

June 26, 2013

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There is a Royal Baby coming any day now. I have been watching the excitement about William and Kate’s Royal Pregnancy. Kate is positively glowing! I can picture the Royal nursery. Just like the scenes from childhood fairy tales. I am sure it will be spectacular.

I wonder if Kate has given much thought to doing the laundry?

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You can pamper your little Prince or Princess with the softness of Dreft. Pediatricians have recommended Dreft for the gentleness on babies Skin. Moms have been using Dreft for decades. I personally love the scent! It smells so clean. I found the scent very soothing! No wonder babies are giggling and happy wearing Dreft cleaned clothes! Just because it is gentle, it is no wimp when it comes to stain removal. It tackles all those messes little ones can make. You think they are clean then wham – a new stain. Where did that come from?

Dreft shares special laundry tips in Wash Wisdom. The ideas answer just what moms wonder about laundry care. Sometimes those little ones can make a pretty big mess. Dreft helps you understand laundry.

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Dreft recently featured The Royal Baby Name Bracket. Readers had a chance to choose in a bracket their favorite Royal baby name. The Final Four are William, Diana, Caroline and Edward. I can’t wait to see what the real baby name is? It has to be better than North. Oh wait – that is another couple.

Have fun with Dreft Heir to the Highchair! You can place a face photo of your prince or princess sitting on a throne. Cool!

Look for Dreft at your favorite store in the detergent aisle. You can get a $2.00 off coupon here.

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ONE lucky reader will win 16 sample packs (good for 16 wash loads) of Dreft!

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Many thanks to Dreft for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

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