Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dial Deep Cleansing Sugar Cane Husk Scrub is Keeping My Families Hands Clean

I am a little biased when it comes to Dial Hand Soap.  Dial is definitely a hand soap is a force to be reckoned with.  It seems that they are always coming out with something new and I love it!!!

When I received the Deep Cleansing Sugar Cane Husk Scrub, like with most of the Dial Soaps I found a reason to wash my hands immediately.  Well, honestly I just washed my hands.  I instantly loved the way it scrubbed my hands.  I normally wash my hands in the bathroom, but for some reason, on this day when the package arrived, I opened it in the dining room and washed my hands in the kitchen.  I was then convinced that I needed to keep this bottle of soap in the kitchen.  I have always told my family to wash their hands in the restroom.  This soap has caused me to change things up a bit and my daughter is not cutting me any slack about keeping this soap in the kitchen.  Hey, it is time for a change.  I love it so much!  I want it near me while I am cooking and cleaning.  I really do wash my hands a lot and find it pointless to go to the restroom each time now.  Dial is always coming out with a different soap that I like and am now using them in either the kitchen and bathrooms.

This soap does more than cleanse my hands with the micro scrubbers,  it smells good and it moisturizes my hands well.  This soap works well because it has the best ingredients.  I do not normally look at ingredients, but when I smelled it and felt the texture I had to see what was in it.  The ingredients include:

Water, Sodium L Aureth Sulfate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Fragrance, Polylactic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Polyquaternium-39, Citric Acid, Tetra Sodium Edta, Helianthusa Nnuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Gelatin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Iron Oxides, Dmdm Hydantoin, Yellow 5, Red 4, Red 33, Blue 1, Violet 2 

My entire family is now washing their hands with Dial Deep Cleansing Sugar Cane Husk Scrub. Yes, my daughter has given in and is washing her hands in the kitchen as well, when she is cooking and cleaning.

Disclosure: Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Swing Into Earth Day With Monkey Kingdom

Earth Day is tomorrow!!!  Have you seen Disneynature's Earth Day?  Well...if you have not you definitely should see this film.

When I learned we were invited to attend the screening at Disney Studios, I knew my son and daughter were going to be more than thrilled.   After receiving our invitation we watched the trailer.  While watching the trailer we oohed and awed.    That was only the beginning because, when we finally got to see the movie we laughed oohed awed and shed a tear or two.

In the beginning all of these monkeys were more than adorable.   I feel in love with Maya and her newborn son Kip.  But, when we were introduced to the red faced, sisters I sat with my mouth open.  Their behavior was unbelievable.

Many would think that only humans deal with the issues of class levels.  Maya who was born as a bottom level monkey is treated poorly by the upper level monkeys (the sisters and their babies). As they sat high in their tree they had a high sense of entitlement.   When Maya gave birth to her son Kip he quickly learned his place in the monkey kingdom as a bottom level monkey.

Maya deals with adversity and is strengthened by it.   In  the mean time the sisters are living a pampered life until things change and all of the monkeys are forced out of their kingdom and only the strong can survive.  Maya who is strong mentally and physically is able to adapt to change.  During this time all of the monkeys are on an equal level playing field and it is a humbling experience for the sisters. When they return to their kingdom, the tables drastically turn.  

Monkey Kingdom reveals that there are different class levels even within the animal kingdom.  It was funny to see that even with animals karma comes back around.

I absolutely loved this movie.  There were times I would get frustrated but, this was their reality.  Disneynature did an amazing job.

See MONKEY KINGDOM opening week (April 17-23) and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats. Learn more at

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Enter for a Chance to Win a Ritz Crackers Prize Pack - RITZ Crackers debuts Big RITZ, Limited Time Only

My family has been asking me to make Buffalo Chicken Dip so they can eat it with the new Big Ritz.  I have not gotten around to it, but I am sure they will be opening the package soon just to eat them or pair it them with something else like peanut butter, cheese, or nutella.  The list can go on and on because Ritz Crackers tastes good with just about anything.  Ritz also has some deliciously ENORMOUS recipes such as Big RITZ Tostados & Big RITZ Pizza! 

 It’s no secret that bigger is always better, especially when it comes to snacking. That’s why RITZ Crackers is celebrating the launch of new Big RITZ – a larger-than-life way to take your snacks to the next level with America’s favorite flaky, buttery cracker available at retailers nationwide for a limited time only.

Big RITZ Product Information:
2.5 inch in diameter
Serving size: 3 crackers
·         80 calories
·         1 g SAT FAT
·         140mg SODIUM
·         1g SUGARS

 Here is an opportunity for you to enter to win 24 Ritz products / $48 total value.  I am suspecting there will be a box or two of Big Ritz in there.  

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Freedom Friday - Babysitting Adventures - @chic_definition

My daughter Ari of Chic Definition also owns a baby sitting service and she always shares the funniest stories with me.

She watches this one three year old, girl that makes the funniest statements or  goes in a round about way to find out what she wants to know.  Not knowing that Ari knows what she is doing or asking.

As they sat talking yesterday this was their conversation.

Little girl:  Ari, let me see your diamond.  

Ari sat thinking, she knows I do not have a diamond.  She then proceeds to show her the Swarovski band she wears.

Ari:  See here's my diamond.

Little girl:  You don't have a diamond on there.

Ari:  Yeah, I know.

Little girl: Well...then Ari why aren't you married?

Ari:  Well... I am young and I have so much more time.

Little girl:  You don't look very young.

Ari:  Okay...

Ari does not look old, she looks like the typical college student.  I guess to a three year old, she is an old maid.

Minutes later the little girl sits looking around and this was the conversation.  Mind you they were the only two in the room.

Little girl:  Umm, who can spin this for me?  (Spin her dradle)

Ari:  Do you want me to spin it for you?  I can do it.

Then Ari proceeded to spin it and it fell after two seconds.  The little girl holds her mouth.

Little girl:  Oops, maybe because you are not Jewish.

Ari: Yeap, I think that's it.

This little girl has been so concerned that Ari is not Jewish, so she likes to point out that she is not Jewish.  It's not in a mean way, she just wants everyone to be Jewish.

Happy Friday!
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Keeping My Home Clean with NatureZway Eco Friendly Products - NatureZway Review

My family is always cleaning and we have fallen in love with NatureZway eco friendly cleaning products.

For the past two weeks we have been using NatureZway Bamboo perforated towels, Bamboo sponge and Bamboo drying cloth.

The night before I used the Bamboo perforated towels, I had purchased regular paper towels and when I returned home I remembered I had my new Bamboo towels.  I then decided to put the Bamboo towels on the holder.  The next morning I noticed a couple of spots on my hard wood floor.  I usually steam mop my floor, but I was in a hurry.  I grabbed a Bamboo towel.  After  feeling the thickness, I watered it down with hot water.  I then sprayed cleaner on the spots and began to wipe them.  I was more than impressed.  The towel was durable!   I had never used a towel like this before.   Like many people I want to call this a paper towel.  After cleaning the spots, I cleaned more areas of the floor.  I was pleased with it's cleanliness.  As I stood there looking at the floor, I turned to the paper towel holder and took the Bamboo towels out and replaced them with the paper towels.  I had decided my family was only going to use these towels for cleaning.  This past Saturday, my son and I were doing our Saturday cleaning.  His job is to dust and clean the floor boards.  I gave him the Bamboo towels and after cleaning them we both agreed they looked great..  He usually cleans them with a paper towel or a cloth, but there is always residue left behind either from the cloth or paper towel.  There was none this time.

I have also been using the Bamboo Sponge.  I decided I was going to use one for the master bathroom tub, sink and counters.  I was concerned it would not thoroughly clean the tub.  It actually did. I did not have to scrub. I was pleased with this as well.  I liked it even more when I read that I could wash it.  Wow....this sponge works good and will save money.  A couple of days later, I asked my daughter if she had cleaned off the stove.  She said yes.  I told her I could see grease spots.  She began to complain about the sponge she used.  She said it left streaks and was not cleaning the surface.  I gave her the other Bamboo sponge that came in the pack and said we would use it for wiping down the kitchen.  Like me she loved the Bamboo sponge.  There were no streaks or food residue.

Lastly, I have been using the Bamboo Drying Cloth.  When it comes to drying dishes my family usually lets them air dry.  These dishes are usually pots and pans, because we use the dishwasher for everything else.  Like the Bamboo Sponge and Bamboo Perforated Towel the Bamboo Drying Cloth is good!  I used it more so to dry my hands while I was in the kitchen because, I wash  my hands a lot.  I have to admit I  liked it so much I tried to use it as a wash cloth for my dishes.  It worked well, but it stained easy.  I washed the cloth hoping to get the stains out.  They came out for the most part.  That is what I get for not using it correctly.  After washing and drying the cloth it did shrink, but that is fine.  It is still drying my hands and pots and pans.

I absolutely love these eco friendly products!!!  I am new to using Bamboo cleaning products, but am impressed with them.

NatureZway uses Bamboo because:

·         Bamboo is from the Grass family and easily renewable.
·         Fast Growing and matures in only 3 years.
·         Takes up less land space.
·         Uses less water than trees.
·         Requires Zero pesticides to grow.
·         Reduces soil erosion.

·         Reduces greenhouse gases and captures more CO2 from the atmosphere than trees or cotton.

If you are like me and love to clean, you will love NatureZway.  I am hooked on using Bamboo cleaning supplies.

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