Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happily Ever After

It is often said that God's timing is always perfect. Over Christmas break, I was once again reminded of this fact that yes indeed God's timing is perfect. While the kids were out of school for 2 weeks, my husband was off work and I only had to work 2 days the entire break. So we all spent a lot of time together. A. Lot. Of. Time. We were really starting to get on each other's nerves. Fuses were very short, quick nasty comebacks were being said, and we found ourselves annoyed from the time we woke up to the time we went to bed. Then what should appear on my doorstep the beginning of the 2nd long week together but this book Happily Ever After. How ironic I thought!

I have to admit that so far my favorite section (so far) is the one on conflict resolution. I have been married 14 years and we have had our fair share of conflict. I can always use help in this area. I tend to be a conflict avoider until I erupt, then things get crazy!! This book is a great reminder of why conflict needs to be dealt with and not swept under the rug.

My second favorite part of the book is towards the end. There is a section called What I wish my wife would change & What I wish my husband would change. I read this part to my husband one night and it was uncanny how much it sounds like the "lists" we make in our own heads about each other! It is nice to know our relationship is normal and other couples feel the exact same way. This is designed to stimulate conversation with your spouse and to come up with ways to make positive changes in your relationship.

This book will definitely be added to my marriage book section that I share with girlfriends who are struggling with their marriages.

*I was provided a book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. The opinions are mine.*

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Purex UltraPacks

Have you heard of the new Purex Ultrapacks laundry detergent? Probably not, because they will not be on the store shelves until February 2012. As a Purex Insider, I was given the chance to try these little packs out before everyone else! I was so excited when my pack arrived. They are very convenient to use (no measuring laundry detergent and no spills). I was skeptical about the packet dissolving in water, so I checked the first one after adding it to my washer, and sure enough, the packet opens up and the detergent oozes out. Even in cold water! So easy, I would trust my 10 year old to start a load of laundry all by himself!! These Purex UltraPacks are safe for all washing machines including HE machines. One thing to remember is to make sure your hand are completely dry before handling the pack, otherwise there will be a mess. One more exciting thing about Purex, is that in mid February will be back up and running. So you can snag a free sample of Purex UltraPacks and see how great they are for yourself!

As a Purex Insider, I was given a free sample of their laundry detergent so I could write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Purex and Jockey....A Winning Combination and a GIVEAWAY!

**Contest closed** Congrats to the winner Jessika C.!!

You may or may not know that I am a Pure insider. What exactly does this mean? It means I get to try out the newest Purex products, give my opinions back to the company (which I love to do!), I get to tell my friends about Purex products, I get coupons to give away to my friends (you want to be my friend now, don't you!), and I get to post reviews and host giveaways on my blog! All of these are things I love to do.

So when Purex sent me a bottle of Purex Crystals fabric softener in the tropical splash scent and a Jockey Tech Terry Performance sports bra, I was totally pumped. It made me want to workout and get all sweaty and then wash my new sports bra with the tropical splash fabric softener! Which by the way, I totally did!

Here are some facts about Purex Crystal fabric softener:
*it is a natural way to freshen clothes that lasts for weeks!
*it goes in at the start of the wash
*the scent is infused with your laundry the entire wash cycle
*it does not contain oil, so it is safe for all clothing including my new Jockey sports bra!

Here are some facts about the Jockey Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra:
*has moisture-wicking to keep you dry & cool
*has a convenient key pocket
*has breathable mesh panels
*has a soft bottom band for comfort & support!

My other favorite thing about Jockey is that their spokesperson is the very talked about Tim Tebow! You can't go anywhere these days without people talking about Tim and the Denver Broncos...both of which I am a huge fan!!

Now if you've read through this whole post, here is the best part. I get to pick one winner to get their own Jockey sports bra and Purex crystals. Here's how to enter:

*Visit Purex and leave a comment with the scent of purex crystals you like the best
*Become a follower of Denise's Reviews for an extra entry! Just leave a comment stating that.

Contest ends Sunday, January 29th at 10 PM. I will email the winner on Monday.