Everything Southern & So Cotton Pickin Cute

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Giveaway: New Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover Review

New Soft Scrub® Mold and Mildew Stain Remover
New Soft Scrub® Mold and Mildew Stain Remover is a unique spray that is tough on stains, and gentle on surfaces. Unlike other spray bleach cleaners that produce a fine mist of bleach vapors, Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover is a thick gel that clings to bathroom surfaces to penetrate and remove tough stains without harsh fumes or overspray.

Yuck!  The embarrassing before picture.
You can see how it clings to my frosted glass shower door.  Giving you more time to clean and doesn't waste as much cleaner as tradition sprays do.

After cleaning with Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover.

That's it.  The pictures really don't show you how clean it is because of the buff colored grout and muddled color tile.  It's much prettier in person.

  • Don't forget to enter the Soft Scrub "Say Goodbye to Mold and Mildew Stains.  You could be the grandprize winner of $1,000!  Plus there will be 250 winner will receive a FREE coupon for Soft Scrub.  Enter HERE.

Don't forget to come back here to Cotton Pickin Cute and enter every day.  Please use my link, to help me win a $25 Amazon gift card. The more you enter the greater your odds of winning.  You can enter once per day. a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Disclosure: The Soft Scrub brand provided me with a sample of their NEW Soft Scrub Mold & Mildew Stain Remover in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Win $1000 - Say Goodbye To Mold and Mildew Stains Sweepstakes

Soft Scrub is proud to introduce the Say Goodbye to Mold and Mildew Stains Sweepstakes featuring NEW Soft Scrub® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover!
One lucky winner will receive $1,000 and a year's supply of Soft Scrub, while 250 second place winners get to try NEW Soft Scrub® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover for FREE!

Enter the "Say Goodbye to Mold and Mildew Stains" Sweepstakes featuring NEW Soft Scrub® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover!

One lucky winner will receive $1,000 and a year's supply of Soft Scrub, while 250 second place winners get to try NEW Soft Scrub® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover for FREE!
Enter today and say goodbye to mold and mildew stains forever! This sweep runs through May 17th and you can play daily to increase your chances of winning!!  Please come back daily and enter through my link which will give me the chance to win an Amazon gift card.

Good Luck Y'all...

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Purex. I received no compensation, but may win a $25 Amazon GC.

Cutting Flowers and Soaking Feet

I woke up to the most beautiful day this weekend.  I took advantage of it and headed outdoors to pick some flowers or foliage or whatever I could find to bring the outdoors in.
My Philodendrons never fail me.  They're always there waiting when nothing else is. I used a leaf  from another plant to dress the inside of the vase.  So easy, after filling with the vase with water, just roll the leaf in a circle and place it where you want it.  It will stay right there. 
Isn't that old Tip Top Lemonade can cute. I'm always raiding Neils vintage stash to use around the house.

I love the African Iris' that grow outside.  The are so drought tolerant and thrive without any attention at ALL.  They look like little butterflies in the garden.  Unfortunately the blooms only last  for a day in the house.
I love this old milk bottle that reads FLORIDA STORE BOTTLE.  It also says 5¢ around the top.  Did I already say I love this bottle!!
This is a Cut Leaf Philodendron and a Shell Ginger bloom. They are so tropical and showy.
This is a bold plant in the north Florida landscape. Although it can grow in sun, shell ginger looks its best with the least amount of care when grown in the shade. Perfect for me.  Really easy to grow in the north Florida garden. In exceptionally cold winters, it may die to the ground and recover the following spring.

A little tip:  I use mayonnaise to make the leaves shine.  Just rub a small amount over the leaves and they have that florist shine.
You can see what the Shell Ginger looks like when it blooms in the picture below which I got off Google Images and saved on Pinterest.  Gotta love Pinterest!  The only issue I have with these are the gorgeous blooms are heavy and hang upside down making it hard to see.  Maybe I'll get a chaise lounge and lay under them. lol.

What started out as picking a few flowers lead to being reminded about this..........
Which is what happens when you have foot surgery and spend a year indoors.

Which lead to this.............
Which lasted for an entire day and finally lead to this......
These tired dogs needed a good hot wax treatment!

BTW - Do not do as I do, do as I say.  Vines should be cut when dormant in February to March here.  Mine obviously aren't dormant so I don't know what will happen to this years crop.  Let's just hope I didn't kill the vines.

You can see more of  my garden flowers on my post - Every Flower Is Proof of Gods Gifts HERE.
Do you have plants or flowers growing that you pick and bring inside?  Any good tips on arranging them?  I wanna hear about it.

I hope y'all had a wonderful spring (or if you're in Florida - Summer) weekend.  Now go make it a good week!

Hugs Y'all.....Tracy 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mamawj's Moment Away: #Win Best of Warner Bros.100 Film Collection ($597.92 MSRP) & The Mother’s Day Movie Night Blog App #Giveaway Open U.S. 5/10

Boy do I have 2 good giveaway links for you!

Julie over at Mamawj's Moment Away is having 2 Mother's Day giveaways that you're going to want to enter. 

How would you like to win the Best of WB 100 Film Collection ($597.92 MSRP) and The Mother’s Day Movie Night Blog App!
Best of WB 100 Film Collection ($597.92 MSRP)!!!

That's right 100 movies including all 22 of Warner Bros. Library’s Best Picture™ winners on 55 discs presented in book style premium packaging. Plus two all-new documentaries: Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. With hours of commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more on select films. Also includes a limited edition 27” x 40” poster, plus a postcard series of Warner Bros. movie posters designed by legendary Bill Gold. Wow is this a big giveaway or what?  Thanks Julie!!!

To enter just click the link below:
Mamawj's Moment Away: #Win Best of Warner Bros.100 Film Collection ($597.92 MSRP) & The Mother’s Day Movie Night Blog App #Giveaway Open U.S. 5/10

As if that's not enough, 
Julie has another giveaway to help you celebrate Mother's Day.
You can win a $50 off free coupon code plus free shipping from Polaroid Fotobar!

You can enter by clicking this link:

Good Luck Y'all!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Combat Source Ant Killing Bait Strips Review and Giveaway

Combat has 2 NEW products to help you out.  Ant Killing Bait Strips and Roach Killing Bait Strips have a NEW discreet design!

When the Combat brand asked which I would like to review, I chose the Ant Killing Bait Strips.  You can see the New Promotion Kit below.  They're also providing one winner their choice of either the Ant Killing Bait Strips or the Roach Killing Bait Strips.  So keep reading to see how you can win.

Ants are a BIG problem in Florida in the summer.  Your really have to fight to get rid of ants outside.  And occasionally we have had them inside too.  Not fun!  When you get them inside it's tough to get rid of them and so frustrating.  That's why I'm glad that I'll be ready for them this year.  I'm just waiting for the first sign to put mine in place.

Here's a slide showing how easy these are to use. It works the same whether you need to get rid of roaches or ants.  It's very important to get control of cockroaches and ants when you see  any signs of problems.

How Combat® Source Kill Max Ant Killing Gel Works:

Ants take the gel and return to the colony. Ants feed the bait to the larvae and the queen, killing the colony. 
What I really like is how discreet they the bait strips are.  I hate to see and traps sitting out.  No one will notice these.


•One of the fastest active ingredients you can buy to kill ants

•Insect nerve poison kills ants by contact or ingestion.

•Starts killing ants in hours so you can see immediate results.

•High secondary colony kill. Kills ants in a domino effect, eliminating the source of the infestation.

Ants enter station and eat the bait. Ants take bait back to the nest. Ants pass the bait on to kill the queen and destroy the colony.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure:  Combat brand provided me with a sample of Combat Killing Bait Strips in exchange for a product review.  However, as always, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

I Use Pinterest More Than Google

Pinterest is really addictive. I pin way more than I ever get around to doing. Here's some of the ways I use it:
Isn't that the cutest faux snowcone garland!

  • Decorating Pin all those inspiring ideas you love.

I could live in this bathroom!
  • Holidays I have a board, i.e. folder for every holiday.  It contains crafts and decorating ideas for that specific holiday.  I even have separate Holiday Food boards, there's just so many creative foods to create for holidays.

Geraniums are one of my favorite summer plants. With a patriotic table setting like this you're bound to have a blast on the 4th
  • Recipes It's like having a cookbook with only your favorite recipes.

 This looks easy enough, even for me.
  • Gardening/Outdoor Design It's time to start making everything look nice outdoors.  This is the place to start.

 I love this Tybee Island Porch.
  • Fashion Keep up with the latest and pin your favorites.
Source: polyvore.com via Tracy on Pinterest

I love the pieces that were chosen for this outfit.
  • Giveaways and Reviews It's a way to let all my followers know what's going on. And when they share it multiples like rabbits. Good for bloggers. 

  • Beauty tips

Perfect summer blonde (the hair color not her - duh)
  • Homemade Recipes for cleaning, beauty products, everything.  

  • Blogging tips, camera, learning tutorials all on one board/file. It's so helpful.

  • Places to see All the places I want to visit go into a file. It never hurts to dream or have goals.

 Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • Hobbies Any hobby can have a board/folder.  Again it's like having the best magazine ever. It's full of only the things you like. 

I love card making.  Even when it's just admiring someone elses.
  • Secret files are great for keeping things you want just for yourself. It can be really helpful for gift giving or getting. 
Come on, you didn't really think I was gonna show you that one!
  • Gift Idea files You can create a folder for every person you have to buy for. It makes shopping so easy. You can even allow others to pin on your board, so your loved ones can add what they want. Next time someone asks what you want tell them to go to the board where you've added all the things you're dreaming of.
  • Source: indulgy.com via Tracy on Pinterest

Here's a nice little something for me.  You know just in case you were looking.

When ever I'm looking for something I want to create, whether it's a craft or recipe or even if I need fashion tips, I search on Pinterest first. It's easier than google and much more visual.

Finally Pinterest is much easier to use than you think. You'll be an addicted pro in no time. Hope this gives you the courage to try Pinterest if you haven't already.

Have a fun weekend Y'all
♥ Tracy 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Giveaway: NEW Soft Scrub 4-IN-1 Toilet Care Review

I'm excited to tell you about my newest Purex Insider review.

Whether you're in the Spring Cleaning mood or not this is going to make one bathroom chore easier!  Soft Scrub introduces another innovative bathroom care product.  Purex has teamed up with Soft Scrub again and they sent me the New Soft Scrub 4-IN-1 Toilet Care to review.

Say goodbye to constant scrubbing!

What makes Soft Scrub® 4-IN-1 Toilet Care different?

Unlike other toilet bowl rim hangers that don't stay in place or that dissolve too quickly, NEW Soft Scrub 4-IN-1 Toilet Care provides long lasting cleaning and freshening thanks to its unique design and advanced formula.

The plastic cage keeps the product in place and allows water to activate the cleaner with each flush.
What's more, it freshens for  up to 4 weeks and costs less than $2.00!

What do I think

I received the Alpine Fresh scent which is good because it has bleach and I have very hard water.  When I first opened the package I thought oh' no, it's that strong pine scentYuck.  That was misleading because once I placed it in the toilet I didn't even smell it when I first flushed it.  The next time I came in it smelled wonderful. It was soft, clean and not overpowering at all.  Perfect.   You can see in the last photo how when the toilet is flushed the water runs over the plastic cage allowing the cleaning power and scent to go to work.

After using it for a week I found that it does prevent future buildup and fights toilet ring.  Like I told you I have really hard water and it leaves a ring in just a couple of days.  It's embarrassing because it looks like I don't clean.  I do and often.  So I'm really pleased to find something that helps.  All for under $2.00 who can beat a price like that!  I'll be using the NEW Soft Scrub 4-IN-1 Toilet Care on a regular basis.

I know you're going to love this as much as I do.  So we should have a giveaway so 2 of you can find out for yourselves.  You know how it goes.  Just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: The Soft Scrub brand provided me with a sample of Soft Scrub 4-IN-1 Toilet Care in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed have are my own.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Win A Nikon Cool Pix Camera and more!!

Do you need a camera update? By the look of some of my pictures, you can guess that I'm due for an update.
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I get lucky doing something about it.  No, I'm not buying one, don't be absurd!  I'm entering all the stinkin' camera giveaways I can find.  And don't tell me I can't win because I know that's not true.  How do you think I got my Samsung Chromebook!  Woop-Woop!! Yea' that's right, I won a Samsun Chromebook and just received it today.  More about that on another post.

You can enter to win an AWESOME Nikon Cool Pix Camera from One2One Network
over at Erin Brans.com.

But don't forget to enter my Cotton Pickin Cute giveaways by just clicking on the photos below:

   Good Luck Ya'll....Tracy ♥

Friday, April 5, 2013

Giveaway: New Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash Review

I have 3 FREE coupons to giveaway to 3 of you.  Plus Dial is hosting a sweepstakes too.  Keep reading to find out more.

Kids love bath time.  Let me re-phrase that toddlers love bath time.  Tweens just aren't interested.  By this age it's more a battle of wits to get them to wash the dirt off.
That is until a new product comes along to review.  When they came over and saw the NEW Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash they actually seemed excited to try it out.  Seeing a surf board on the front didn't hurt at all, you know my grands are little surf bums. See they're fighting over who gets to try it first.  Just kidding but they do like to try out the products for me.  

I really do think when kids have "kids' soap or kids' body wash", they're more likely to use them. 
The 2-in-1 formulas combine shampoo and body wash for one speedy step!  Very important for my two.

Developed with pediatric dermatologist, Dial introduces specialized formulas for children ages 2-5 and 6-10, helping parents make smart decisions when it comes to kids' perfect skin.  A few things that the parent will be pleased to hear:
  • Tear free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No artificial dyes or added parabens
  • Ph balanced

  • Dial Kids meant for ages 2-5, this body wash is perfect for kids that have outgrown traditional newborn soaps, yet are not ready for adult strength body and hair wash.  The Peachy Clean variety provides ultra gentle cleansing with a fun, light scent!

  • Dial Kids meant for ages 6+, this one offers a mild cleansing without drying out your child's delicate skin.   Watery Melon and Berry Cool varieties contain bright, vibrant colors and fun scents that take bath time to a whole new level of fun!
Be sure to check out Dial on Facebook and Twitter.

So the find word from my experts:
  • Ki'a has long hair and hates tangles.  She said it was easy to get the comb through her hair when she was done.  
  • They both loved the Water Melon smell!  
  • The clock was the final word, meaning each of them were in there for more than 5 minutes.  Wow!!!
Does a chance to win $1000 cash sound good to you?  You can enter on Facebook for a chance to win by clicking this link:

Okay now it's time for the giveaway fun.  3 Lucky Cotton Pickin Cute readers will each win a FREE coupon for the NEW Dial Kids' Body + Hair Wash.  Y'all know the drill, just enter using the Rafflecopter form below.
Good Luck Y'all

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Kids Body and Hair Wash in exchange for a product review.  However, all the optinions expressed here are my own. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Publix Breakfast Club $25 Gift Card Giveaway

You heard it all your life - Breakfast IS the most important part of the day!  We've been hearing it since we started school. Is not an old wives tell.  It's a fact, but how many of us actually follow our own advice.  We rush out the door, pulling through a fast food drive thru or even grabbing something in the break room and then we crash a few hours later.
It's time to re-think your breakfast routine!  Challenge yourself and discover how much time and money you could save during the week by shopping and eating breakfast at home.

Eating a healthier breakfast at home doesn't mean it has to be a big production with a lot of dishes to wash.  You can easily pour yourself a bowl of whole wheat cereal with milk.  Not only does it save you money and nourish your body (which feeds your mind) but it also saves you time.  No long wait in a drive thru lane.

Starting this week, April 1st till April 10th you'll be able to stock up on your favorites during the Publix Breakfast Savings event.  You can take advantage of great savings on some of your family's favorites like Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and other General Mills breakfast items.  I've got two little munchkins that spend a lot of time at our house and we all eat cereal any time of the day or night.  Both the kids have their own favorites, so I'll be stocking up on Honey Nut Cheerio's and Lucky Charms for sure.

For coupon offers on varieties your whole family will love, visit the Publix Breakfast Savings page at http://www.everydaysaver.com/publixSee you're already saving money and time by printing the coupons right in your own home.
But the fun doesn't stop there or should I say start there, because I want to the party started with a giveaway.  Thanks to my generous sponsors, General Mills and Publix trhough MyBlogSpark I have a $25 Publix' Gift Card to give to a lucky Cotton Pickin Cute reader.
Enter using my simple Rafflecopter form below.
Good Luck Y'all!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: The information, products and General Mills gift pack were provided by General Mills and Publix® through MyBlogSpark.