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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Battle Foul Laundry With Tide + Downy Odor Defense Collection #MomsShopWalmart #PGMomGiveaway

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Recently, Tide launched a new line called Tide + Downy Odor Defense Collection.  This new collection makes me incredibly happy, since our home is on the cusp of welcoming a teen boy into our mix.  Anyone who has gone through those early teen years can relate to a very special blend of boy stench.  It's definitely unique and it tends to  like to linger. 


Here's how it works wonders:  New Tide + Downy Odor Defense Collection™ removes odors at the source so odors don't come back, wash after wash. With the added power of Febreze, the odor defense technology breaks down built-in odors and layers of body soil and dinge, which can lead to odor issues over time. In addition, Downy Fresh Protect with Febreze Odor Defense™ infuses your laundry with motion-activated technology to neutralize odors for 24 hour odor protection while you move throughout your day.

While I love my blossoming young man dearly, his aroma at times can be a bit off-putting.  It especially enjoys lingering in his bedsheets and tshirts.  No matter how many times I remind him to put on his Old Spice, he sometimes  just doesn't seem to get it.  Hygiene at the tender age of almost 13 doesn't seem to be a top priority for him right now.  So, in addition to daily showers, and constant reminders to change his tshirt and put on some deodorant, I also, have gotten into the habit of sprinkling a capful of Downy Fresh Protect with Febreze Odor Defense into my washing machine before starting it up for a cycle.

It's a super easy step to ensuring that he doesn't experience rebloom.  Rebloom is the phenomenon that we experience when we put on freshly laundered clothing that suddenly seems to have a little bit of a odor which we think should of been eliminated by washing.  Some product simply don't get those odors out.  

However, with Downy, those motion-activated beads ensure that odors are eliminated and clothing stays smelling fresh all day long! 

And, it is working for my family.  I love the freshness that I smell when my son breezes by me.


You'll want to try Tide + Downy Odor Defense Collection for yourself

I know that by the end of reading this post and learning what the collection is all about, that my readers are going to want to try out the collection for themselves.  And, you can - we want to give away a $50 Walmart Card, so, the next time you are shopping go ahead and give the collection a try. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Go Ahead and Get Messy:Swiffer is Here! #YesToTheMess #PGMomGiveaway

 Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.


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I am the kind of mom that loves her home to be neat, tidy and (relatively) clean.  I say relatively, because realistically I know that "clean" when you have other people (ie. children) around it is a difficult task.  I am sure that a lot of us can relate to the clean one minute, then not the next minute phenomenon.

But, hey, it's okay!  Seriously.

I am a firm believer that a home should be lived in, not merely a showcase.  Just equip yourself with the right tools to get the place whipped back into to shape and you will find yourself some happiness.

A mess can be a great learning opportunity, in so many ways. Nearly all parents (97 per cent) agree that young children learn a lot from cleaning up a mess.
Swiffer Says Yes To The Mess! So, go ahead, let them get it messy.

We've had some pretty epic messes in our home over the years.  Everything from arts and crafts, to bringing the sand box inside and even some lovely baked goods have made the way to our table courtesy to a child's baking.  Baking is especially messy.  Yet, I firmly believe that kids need the opportunity to get their hands dirty in the kitchen.   If you foster the love of cooking/baking early in life it should be with them for life.  I can remember with great fondness spending hours upon hours with my own grandmother learning to bake in her farm kitchen.

Today, I happily carry on that tradition.  In fact this coming weekend we have plans to use up some bananas by making muffins and loaves, to load up our freezer with delicious goodness! 



As your child grows up you’ll never wonder “what could have been” when it comes to the creativity they express, as long as you’re providing a warm and welcoming environment.

Swiffer Giveaway! 

Canadians please use the form provided to enter our Swiffer Giveaway.  You are entering to win the following products (*all prices are at the discretion of the retailer):


  • Swiffer 360 Duster Starter Kit $5.95*
  • Swiffer WetJet Starter Kit $29.97*
  • Swiffer WetJet refill $14.88*
  • Swiffer Sweeper $14.97*
  • Swiffer Dry Refill $9.97*
  • Magic Eraser $7.24*  

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Nourish Your Hair with Shielo Intensive Hair Mask

Is winter all but a distant memory yet?  Well....it's been a bit of a struggle between Old Man Winter and Mother Nature here, but I think that Mother Nature is slowly, but surely winning the battle.  (Finally)

With an extended winter, that includes more time inside in dry heat then wanted, comes dry, damaged hair.  I was dealt the dry, damaged hair card - it is definitely something that I am used to.  But, it isn't something that I need to become accustomed to when I have great products like Shielo Intensive Hair Mask. 

Nourish Your Hair 

Intensive Hair Mask does the job of your favourite conditioner - just better.  I find that I still use my go-to hair shampoo & conditioner system, and simply mix it up by using Intensive Hair Mask in place of the conditioner once or twice a week depending upon my needs.

The first thing I noticed was that I only needed a small amount of product to fully coat my shoulder length hair and I loved that beautiful, tropical smell.  Even with just one application, I could see and feel lasting results.

Being almost mid-forties, I find myself constantly colouring my hair to try to stop the impeding gray hairs.  In fact, now I have more gray than natural colour anymore.  In combating that gray army I am constantly colouring my hair, sometimes at the salon and sometimes at home.  Colouring my hair makes it super dry and often my colourist makes a comment on how I need some intensive moisture therapy.  I've been using Intensive Hair Mask for four to six weeks (weekly) and on my recent trip to the salon to have my hair coloured, I was told my hair was in the best shape it's been in for quite some time.  The only thing I've changed is adding this product to my showering routine.

You can find and purchase this product through Shielo for $32.00.  It's a great investment and your hair will thank you.

Shielo is well known for their high quality hair products containing organic ingredients.   





Disclaimer: I sampled this product to give my honest opinion. I was under no pressure to write about it or say that I liked it. All opinions are mine based on my experiences, yours could be different.