Saturday, February 21, 2015

PUREX POWER SHOT easy measure liquid laundry detergent

GIVEAWAY IS OVER.  WINNERS (Maureen & EverythingSarah) have been contacted.  Thanks for your participation!

Who wants to win a bottle of the newest PUREX laundry detergent product, PUREX POWER SHOT???  As a Purex Insider, I get the chance to try out new products and share them with my friends and readers.  So what is so special about this new no-spill easy measure liquid detergent?

*this takes the guess work out of measuring laundry detergent
*this is the only bottle that automatically dispenses the right amount of laundry detergent
*super concentrated formula with 50% more stain fighting power
*built-in auto-dosing technology with no waste
*easy to use
*flip the bottle upside down to deliver one dose of detergent
*flip upright and you are done
*use 1 flip for regular loads and 2 flips for extra dirty or large loads


Making this mom's mountain of laundry every few days a little easier to maintain.  What mom doesn't want to make her life easier!!  The PUREX PowerShot is a win-win for me.  Want to win a coupon for a free bottle of this laundry detergent?  Just leave a comment with how many loads of laundry you do in a typical week.  I'll choose 2 winners (one coupon each winner) on February 28th.  Good luck winning this awesome no-spill laundry detergent.  I'm off to so some laundry!!

It Was Me All Along

You have no idea how much I loved this book!  Andie Mitchell is an excellent story teller.  Want to know the part I can relate to the most?  Being an overweight kid!  I was never a small person, and I have spent many years trying to get past this.  Is it easy?  Usually not.  Most days I just try my best to forget about the past and live in the present.  How many diets have I been on?  Too many to count!  How many Mondays did I start a new diet?  Every single one!  Do I love food?  You bet I do!  Have I struggled with my weight?  Every day of my life!  That is why I love this book.  Andie Mitchell has too!  

I love her story and all she represents.  I love that she "gets it" and is so real.  I love that she wants her readers to feel love and accepted to matter what they weigh, eat, or what size their clothes are.  The struggle is definitely real.  Every single day.  This book will be kept in my arsenal and reread when needed!

*I received this book in exchange for my review.  All opinions are mine.*

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The 13th Gift Book Review

This is a long overdue book review.  I got this book in December.  I love to read Christmas stories during the month leading up to December 25th!  And I put off a lot of things until the week before Christmas.  Then I got sick.  Like I cannot get out of bed sick.  I went to work for a day and half drugged up on tylenol & motrin, then I would collapse into bed.  The rest of the week before the holiday I stayed in my bed.  I didn't even make it to our Christmas Eve service at church.  So I learned a little lesson in 2014...if you put off things until the week before Christmas, they might not get done!!  But I am finally getting around to posting this book review.

The 13th Gift is centered around a woman whose husband has died.  She has three children, works full time, and is facing the first Christmas without her husband/father of her children.  She is sad and lonely, and the last thing she wants to do is think about the looming pressure of Christmas.  One evening, their doorbell rings and a package is left on the doorstep with no one in sight.  This turns into a nightly tradition.  It is always a holiday related item (think poinsetta, candy canes, ornaments, cookie cutters, etc...).  And they never catch anyone "in the act"!  This leads to some great conversations, some good quality family time, and lots of excitement for this household.  For a widower who was stuck living in survival mode, this jump started her way out of her funk!  What a great idea to help someone out.

I love this quote at the end of the book by the author Joanne Huist Smith, "We don't all have to become gift givers dashing across darkened lawns in ninja outfits to experience the high that living a generous life can bring.  But even in moments of deepest grief, we can turn off self-survival mode and share with others all that we've learned along the way."

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.  All opinions are mine.*