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One2Try Review: Purex® plus Clorox 2® detergent #PurexPlusClorox2

May 31, 2016

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I have been a Purex detergent user for many years. I am excited about the latest formula. Purex has added Clorox 2! The stain fighting addition is safe for colors and for whites.

My first impression is the amazing scent. The Sunny Linen fragrance is fresh and clean! It is an invigorating fragrance. It makes doing laundry an aromatherapy session.

As for working on tough stains, I had to use a little on a shirt my husband wore while gardening. Pouring a bit on the dirt stains, I let the Purex soak for a few minutes before adding to the machine. The Purex works in my HE machine so that is a plus. Besides working on dirt stains, I noticed a lot of stains were removed just in washing. No presoak needed! My colored clothes came out with no fading and the whites are bright clean! I can’t believe I was wearing dingy whites!

As for the gardening dirt stains – They came out. I am impressed. I know I can reach for Purex with Clorox 2 anytime I have a tough stain to tackle.

Look for this new Purex with Clorox 2 formula where ever detergent is sold. Purex is always a smart value in detergent! Powerful stain fighters with an incredible fragrance….thank you Purex for making laundry a pleasant experience!

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One2Try Review – 3 piece Chips and Popcorn Bowl Set

April 25, 2016

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Summer is coming which means lots of friends coming over to be in our swimming pool. Swim parties galore will be happening. With this awesome set of bowls, I can set snacks up in style.

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The size of these bowls are generous. I love the largest of the bowls for chips. The white large bowl has enough room to set the smallest green bowl inside, filled with dip or salsa. If not using chips, the bowls will hold a decent amount of veggies or fruits with a lighter fruity yogurt dip. Each of the bowls can be used independently. Nuts, popcorn, fruits, anything needing a serving bowl looks great in one of these colorful bowls.

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I like the bigger size and the shallow depth. It offers more grabbing a chip room. There is more open space for lots of hands to get the goodies!

I have been using the middle size bowl for a generous size salad. The spread out salad allows for better dressing drizzles.

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The bowls are made from a break resistant plastic. The cute colors are inviting. They are top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

As for the value – 3 bowls for $17.99 on Amazon.

With as much use as this set will be getting, I am glad to have these! They are durable, useful and delightful to look at.

Many thanks to  U.S. Acrylic 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 and unbiased review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use.

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Miracle Grill Mat Giveaway – closed

May 28, 2014

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How did you spend your Memorial Day? It is the unofficial start of summer. On a recent trip to my local store, I found all the grills and BBQ accessories proudly on display. My family grills year round here in Southern California. I had the chance to try out a new As Seen on TY Product – The Miracle Grill Mat!

The Miracle Grill Mat professes to make perfect grilling every time. I must say after a few uses with different foods, I am a believer! My first impression of the mat, it seems a bit flimsy but I did like the large size. The mat fits nicely on the grill surface. My first use was for a nice salmon filet. I wanted to use the mat for the delicate fish. The fish did not stick and it did not fall apart. The juices of the fish actually stayed on the mat and made a nice crisp to the outside of the filet. It was such a hit with my hubby, he asked me to make it the same way again. It was not a fluke – the second attempt, cooking it the exact same way on the Miracle Grill Mat, made the salmon scrumptious!

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I also used the mat for grilling veggies. It was much easier because the veggies stayed on the mat without falling through. The non stick mat let me “stir” the veggies for even grilling.

I am impressed with the Miracle Grill Mat! A nice touch is the grill marks show on the food! Clean up is a breeze too. Simply wipe the cool mat down with a damp cloth, then wash it with warm soapy water before storing.

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If you watch the promotional video for the Miracle Grill Mat, you can also fry eggs and make pancakes right on the 100% non-stick Miracle Grill Mat. How fun would that be for camping or tailgate parties! The surface is non-toxic and safe for all foods.

My parents has purchased a Miracle Grill Mat of their own based on my happy grilling results. You can order directly and get $5.00 off with the promo code GRILL5  (that is GRILL with a #5 at the end).

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Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win a set of 2 Miracle Grill Mats.

Get Grilling!

Giveaway ends on 6/08/2014 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 Miracle Grill Mat 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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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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Black & Decker supports National Nutrition Month

March 25, 2014

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DCBannerMarch is National Nutrition Month. It is perfect timing since hubby and I have really been making lifestyle changes in our eating habits plus more. We have been eating many more veggies – which is amazing since I have almost never seen a hint of a vegetable on my hubby’s plate. I am impressed with his food choices lately. It has made a big difference in how he feels. While we are both enjoying more nutritious foods – I am also gluten-free. Lots of fruits and veggies for me too!

George Foreman and Black & Decker want to remind everyone about National Nutrition Month. Think about making changes for your family. I had the chance to try a Black & Decker Toaster Oven to see how I could make something easy and better for us. It was a challenge but I came up with two amazing meals so far that hubby just devoured. He has always preferred using a toaster oven for reheating certain foods, but never for actually cooking! I made it work!

SAM_0002SAM_0003My Tomato Tuna Delights were a huge hit with him. They were quick to make and baking them in the Black & Decker Toaster Oven was much easier than heating my big oven. I simply took one beefsteak tomato and sliced it in half, scooped out a bit of the inside to make a cup, added some tuna that I mixed with mustard, and topped it off with a smidge of reduced fat cheese. I set the Toaster Oven to bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Ding! They were done in no time. The tomato was tender and the tuna melt on top was scrumptious! I got raves from hubby!

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Another quick meal I made was Avocado Sunrise. I took a ripe avocado, sliced it in half, then in each of the pit impressions, I added an egg. (I had to scoop out a bit more of the avocado to make room for the egg). A dash of pepper on top and I baked them in the Toaster Oven for 12 -15 minutes until the egg was soft cooked. The avocado was so creamy and the egg was done perfectly. I already have a request to make both of these again. Anytime thanks to Black & Decker!

Using the Black & Decker TO1373SSD Toaster Oven is so easy! The controls are clear and easy to read. It heats up to the temperature you need very quickly. It comes in very handy, especially when you just need to make a couple servings at a time. They are great for reheating too! It also makes toast – fitting four slices at a time. Plus the new EvenToast technology allows for better and consistent toasting! How about making the change to whole grain breads?

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Look for the Black & Decker Model TO1373SSD at Macy’s. It can toast, bake and broil! I love the compact size! It fits very nicely on my counter. A perfect addition to any kitchen.

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Make something delicious, nutritious and quick! Happy National Nutrition Month!

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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.

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iCoffee – Unique Steam Brewing Technology

August 1, 2013

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I recently had an invitation to try a brand new type of coffee brewer. It is no secret how much I enjoy coffee, so trying something new in the world of brewing, really peaked my interest. Introducing the iCoffee!icoffee logo

What makes iCoffee unique is a revolutionary SteamBrew Technology. The grounds are steamed and stirred to get all the flavor possible!

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My first impression of the iCoffee brewer is the futuristic look is an eye catcher! I could not wait to see the action of the brewing. It is very interesting to watch the process. There is a clean window illuminated with a light to see watch the steaming and stirring action. I was mesmerized. I have to watch it each time I make a pot! One plus about the system – it need no filters. The permanent filter just rinses out for the next cycle. I had to experiment with the grind of the coffee (I have my own bean grinder) to get the results I like in a cup. I like my coffee to almost be mud in richness and the iCoffee supplies my type of cup! At first I had too little grounds and too much water but once I got my ratio correct, it makes a great cup.

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Just to compare, I made the same coffee blend in the iCoffee and in my drip brewer. The iCoffee definitely had more coffee flavor.

One feature I liked about the iCoffee is the Mozart music when the brewing starts and finishes. It announces the excitement of great coffee. You can turn the music off if you like, it does drive my hubby crazy.

The iCoffee features:

12 cup fully automatic

24 hour programmable

Automatic Shut off

Premium Goldtone Filter

Dripless Pour Spout

Pause and Serve

The iCoffee is scheduled to start delivery in September 2013. Right now you can be part of the indiegogo campaign and get in on the brewer ahead of time. Contribution levels vary. See indigogo for more details.

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Watch for the iCoffee to hit the stores in fall. Perfect timing for the holiday shopping season!

Many thanks to iCoffee for providing the review and 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.

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Elk River Soap Company – Handmade with Care

June 2, 2013

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In my personal quest to be in better health, I am finding myself drawn to natural products. I have been really reading the ingredients in foods and becoming more aware of all the chemicals in our personal care products. Kinda scary! I can’t even say most of the ingredients you will find in the average shampoo bottle. Seriously is that even good for our skin?Elk River

Soaps are a big issue in a couple of ways in my household. Sensitive skin makes using different soaps an itchy disaster. I have broken out in rashes too many times to count whenever I switch soaps. I have found the less ingredients the better.

Elk River Soap Company is a real joy. This family owned company, located in the gorgeous Ozark Mountains, believes in natural non-toxic body care products. The high quality products are handmade in small batches using only vegetable and nut oils and butters, essential oils, high quality scents, and botanicals. Living in the Ozarks – who wouldn’t want to keep nature in everything you do.

Elk River Soap Company graciously sent me a few of their body care creations. I must say when I opened the box, my nose was pelted with the most invigorating scent! The aroma came from the handcrafted soap Energy. Oh my goodness – I can see why they call it Energy. The scent is so uplifting. I love anything citrus based and Energy combines several citrus scents with cucumber and jasmine plus a bit extra. It is a best seller! I love the way it smells plus it really feels clean on my skin. I had a pep in my step after my morning shower.

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A lighter but very pleasing soap is the Banana Coconut Soap. It has a delicate scent of fresh bananas. I don’t smell too much coconut but the aroma is fabulous! A real treat for the eyes as well as the nose, is the new Neapolitan. The classic favorite scents of the old fashioned flavor make it a sweet treat for the bath! I love the chocolate aroma! What I really love about the Elk River Company Soap is the generous size of the bar. Each bar is a nice slice about the size of the average store bought bar. They are a great value at $4.99 per bar. There are more the 30 soap scents to choose from. I am sure they are constantly working on new scents all the time.

There is more the Elk River than just soaps – they have lotions and a nice gift section. The Lime and Coconut Hand & Body Crème is a luscious delight! I love the lime scent plus it makes my skin so soft! Paraben FREE, and Gluten FREE too! This lotion has become my favorite!  A really fun product is the Bubble Bath Bar! Crumble just a little of the bar in running bath water for loads of bubbles! The bar will make 4 sudsy baths! Kids will love it – I had fun with it too! The fragrance of my bubble bath was Peaches & Cream. A pure soaking experience!

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Elk River Soap Company wants you to experience their handmade body products. Here is a discount code for you – Use ONE2TRY (all Caps) for a 15% off Discount!!  Order directly online today. I plan on getting more! I already placed an order!

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Airwick: New National Park Collection

April 21, 2013

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airwick logoMy family likes to go camping. We have visited many National Parks in our travels. I am so excited to tell you about the new Airwick National Park Collection of fragrances for your home.

Airwick spent countless hours at many National Parks in order to bring the essence of their unique aromas to your home. Think about it, different regions and parks certainly have different smells! The pine in the redwoods, the brush in the deserts, the tropical scents of the islands and more.

I have been enjoying a few of the National Park Collection Limited Edition fragrances courtesy of Airwick.

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Grand Canyon: Cactus Flower and Warm Breeze – It has a wonderful light floral scent. It reminds me of the wild flowers and the desert cactus blossoms.

American Samoa: Sweet Coconut and Island Palms – I can picture walking down the middle of a coconut grove or waiting for a coconut ice cream.

Denali: Soft Cotton Grass and Spring Air – I like the refreshing clean scent of Denali. It reminds me a being in a big green field with a light breeze blowing.

Hawaii: Exotic Papaya and Hibiscus Flowers – My Favorite! When I visited Hawaii, one of my impressions was of the fantastic tropical scents of the flowers. The hibiscus were every where! This fragrance takes me back to my trip.

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Fill your home with the scents straight from nature. The Airwick National Park Collection can be found at major retailers. Look for the full range of products including Scented Oils, Scented Candles, Reed Diffusers and Freshmatic Auto Spray Refills.

SO_HawaiiThe Scented Oils is my choice. I like the warmer which allows me to control the strength of the fragrance.

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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.

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