Laundry Made Simple!

Ever since she was itty bitty Amber has loved to help me with laundry. From the time she was about 18 months old I would let her “help” me by pulling the dry clothes out of the dryer or putting wet clothes into it. As she got older it moved to throwing the dirty clothes into the washer and now I’m starting to teach her to sort a little. I’m a huge advocate of letting kiddos help around the house as much as they can and as much as they want to! It helps bonding, teach them responsibility, the feeling of belonging and accomplishment, as well as tuning fine motor skills when they’re younger and cognitive skills like sorting and matching clothing and colors when they’re older. The only part of the laundry that she’s never been able to help with is putting the laundry detergent in…for obvious reasons!

That is until now! The new Purex UltraPacks make laundry so easy that my almost 4 year old can pretty much do it from start to finish–all I have to do is turn on the water and hand her the Purex bag.
 She was super excited that she got to throw the little pack in, and said it reminded her of a “bouncy ball”

When it comes to cleaning the laundry the packs did great as well! No more second guessing or over pouring! I can see how the packs would end up saving you money in the long run since you’d use less with them each time. These are a huge hit and I’m already almost to the bottom of our bag-we’ll definitely be picking them up on our next Commissary run!

Great news for you! Right now you can go and get a Free Sample of Purex Triple Action Liquid!  Just click the link and go pick up your sample. In a few weeks they will switch to samples of these action packs–both are great products so go get them and try them out for yourself! After all, seeing is believing 🙂

“Purex provided a free sample of their UltraPacks laundry detergent so I could write a review. Once again all of the opinions, three year olds, and dirty laundry represented in this post are my own”

Stumble Tumble Tuesday

Stumble Tumble Tuesday

Welcome to Stumble Tumble Tuesday hosted by Acting Balanced, Sunshine and Sippy Cups and Wyoming Girl Turned Coastie Wife! The goal of this hop is to use Stumble Upon to help you promote your blog posts and get more traffic.

Even if you think you are stumbling correctly, please read this post on how to check and see if your stumble was successful. Some stumbles aren’t showing up, thanks!

To take part is simple.

  1. Add a link to a blog post that you would like people to stumble to the linky below. It *must* be a link to an actual post and NOT your main site. Please do not list giveaways.
  2. Stumble as many other posts as you care to, check to make sure that your stumble went through by clicking on the “Info” icon. Then leave a comment on their post saying, “I stumbled you, my post is _____(add link)”. The great thing about Stumble Upon is that it is fast and easy to do with the Stumble Upon toolbar. PLEASE DO NOT ADD YOUR LINK IF YOU AREN’T GOING TO STUMBLE ANY POSTS.
  3. Remember LINK TO AN ACTUAL POST, NOT YOUR MAIN SITE.
  4. PLEASE DON’T LIST ANY GIVEAWAYS.
  5. PLEASE ONLY ONE LINK PER BLOG.

Important: If you are the first person to Stumble a post, please take a minute and fill out the Stumble Upon review page. This is a one shot deal so if you don’t fill it out, that particular post will never get the same opportunity again.

Feel free to post about Stumble Tumble Tuesday on your blog and help us spread the word.
Have fun with it and let’s discover and stumble some posts!

The first person to “like” a post on StumbleUpon assigns it a category. If your post has not been discovered yet, please leave the category you would like, in your link to help the discoverer assign it correctly. Example: Strawberry Shortcake Recipe (food)

Rolled Canvas Print *Giveaway*

We have two UPrinting canvases and they are among my *favorite* pieces of art that we own! They do an excellent job of Canvas printing! The first is a stretched canvas of one of my favorite places in the world–Boulder Lake in Wyoming. The next is a gorgeous picture of Bob on a Coast Guard boat. It’s a rolled canvas. I love the way having it printed on canvas made the water and the lights look! I know that you’ll love their canvases as much as we have–and am thrilled to be able to do a giveaway of one!

Disclaimer: You should assume that the owner of this blog will receive free print products in exchange for the post. Any and all reviews posted are based solely on my own experience and may be atypical. Please practice due diligence in making any related purchase decisions.

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Silly Saturday ~ Homeschooling

Just in case you didn’t know–I was homeschooled from 6th grade until I graduated. And then I *somehow* managed to get a college degree, marry an amazing man, and have a productive and extremely happy life working from home! 🙂

Anyways I *LOVED* this video and laughed and laughed at it. All his stuff is pretty hilarious….hubby and I burned 2 hours watching through them all last weekend 🙂

Die Young: Burying Your Self in Christ by Hayley and Michael DiMarco *Review*

Die Young

I absolutely adore reviewing books. I have always been an avid reader–ever since I learned how to read. Ever since I started reviewing books for my blog and on sites like Amazon I’ve enjoyed getting to read a variety of my favorite kinds of book. Many of the time these books are “good reads” but not worthy of gaining a permanent spot in our bookcases as I pass them along to friends/thrift stores/book stores. Every once in awhile a book comes along that is a diamond amongst semi precious stones. Die Young is one of these diamonds!

Such a short little book–just 7 chapters and 173 pages–but wow what great truths and convictions it holds! This book takes common Bible passages and really breaks them down and shows how they apply to your life–all based around the theme of dying to self and the paradoxes that it brings. Everything from knocking yourself off your high horse, to the sin of not having self control over things like food, to the wrong things with being a perfectionist are discussed. I was so convicted 75 pages in that I wrote this Moms of Faith devotional about the things that I learned and applied to my own life.

Such a great book–I’m now recommending it to all my friends and family offline as well as on. If you’re looking to grow, to stretch, and to learn how to find true happiness and contentment then this is a must read!

$30 Fast Cash *Giveaway*

I *love* all of my work from home jobs!!!! I seriously think that I’m the luckiest girl alive with my beautiful family, wonderful marriage, and getting to do things for money that I truely *love* and am passionate about! This week my company is hosting a $30 Fast Cash giveaway–please join in and help show some “love” to all of my fabulous co-workers and my wonderful company!!! (or just do it for the cash….that works too, haha!!!)

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I Heart Rafflecopter

So as you’ve noticed I’ve been using the SUPER AWESOME Rafflecopter widget to host my giveaways lately (yes that did require caps!) I can’t say how much I *love* it-for real! It has improved the way I run giveaways and made my life easier by leaps and bounds! Because they’re all so super awesome they are hosting this amazing giveaway–lots of entries already but hey–with entering as easy as clicking a few times you might as well get in on the fun as a way to say “thanks” to them too!

And OH! pretty please put that Nicole Elliott of Wyoming Girl Coastie Wife referred you! 🙂 You know you wanna have me win if you win, right??!!

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HippMAMA Reviews & Giveaway from Mompact

I live on the 3rd story and between hauling the diaper bag, my purse, my keys, my coffee cup–and all while holding Tyler and making sure Amber doesn’t tumble down the stairs I often wish I had about 8 hands! The wonderful thing about mom inventors is that they create things because they understand my life as a fellow Mom! The HippMAMA was created to help give you a “toolbelt” I mean why should guys have all the good ideas? I can definitely see how this would come in super handy–especially for flights of stairs or with a newborn! If you think this is a great idea then you’re in luck! MomPact is hosting a great giveaway that you can enter below!

Be sure to check out the interview with Shannon Leslin-Wyszynski of HippMAMA
and then check out the great reviews of the HippMAMA from some of my favorite fellow bloggers:

http://thecinnamonhollow.com/2012/01/16/hippmama-belt-review/

http://www.mallerysdeals.com/2012/01/16/hippmama-belt-review/
http://unvlmom.blogspot.com/2012/01/are-you-hip-mamma-do-you-need-3-hands.html 
http://www.thedealscoop.com/2011/05/hippmama-review-everything-mom-and-baby.html
http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/07/review-giveaway-hipp-mama.html

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