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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Purex New Laundry App and iPad Mini Giveaway

 Disclosure: This post contains my affiliate link.  All opinions expressed are my own.

There is less than 2 hours left to enter y'all, so don't delay!  You have a chance to win an iPad Mini!!!  See more at the bottom of this post, but first I want to  introduce you to the New Purex Laundry App.
Why an iPad Mini, you ask.  It's to celebrate the NEW Purex Laundry Help App.  Don't we all need help from time to time.  I've been doing laundry a long time and I still need help occasionally.  How great would it have been to had this when I was just starting out doing my own housekeeping. 

Listen up and take advantage of all technology offers to make your life easier. 

The Purex app has an array of guides to help you out. 
  • No running the dryer again because you forgot to take the clothes out - use the Laundry Timer App.
  • Get key information about Purex products with the Product Info app.
  • Ironing not your forta - Purex has an app for that!
  • Need to know what those care label instructions in your shirt mean - Check the Label Decoder.
  • Are you looking to save a little moola, $$ - Click the Promotions App.
  • Stains are my big issue - Purex has the answer at my fingertips with the Stain Guide app.
  • Not a pro at ironing - Purex Ironing & Folding App - will set you straight.
  • Bored - there's a game app to keep you busy while laundry's getting done - you need a break, right!
  • The Barcode Scanner will let you scan Purex Items Products to learn more about them.
Choose the app you want and then make a selection for more info.  It's so easy.
We're all supposed to know these labels, right?  Well I still need help.
I love the look of fresh ironed clothes.  There are still clothes that HAVE to be iron.  This is helpful if you've never been taught.  Don't be intimidated by ironing.  This is a great app.
This app is definitely worth having.

Download Android Here: http://ad.apps.fm/hDjAG7ve81gZSvaGzy0tPF5KLoEjTszcQMJsV6-2VnHFDLXitVHB6BlL95nuoNYfNzthffrVbcJF-UCQVmGu3PIJe2bTqu0xjquzUwH-1qOzlMLh4jMKH2FhXaXJ5hEZOcKZjK2jB0e_ksFREL8sNA

Download iOs Here: http://ad.apps.fm/Y8ta_kRUBp_C5k5485YJxfE7og6fuV2oOMeOQdRqrE1pQ6JmWGsLCK1tFiCWLIvgGsa8d_cMB_6Bf5xxnLTjXbLvzhCIiVMvGsl2driMSNxrO_-l2H_c-TIEcrG_W5bU

You can get it anytime but you must enter the giveaway now for your chance to win the iPad Mini

To enter just click Here: http://insiders.purex.com/PurexLaundryHelpApp?id=71

Hugs Y'all...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Win a $55 Gift Pack including a $10 Walmart Gift Card

If you're over 8 years old you already know the names Betty Crocker and Hershey's.  
What you might not know is that, they have teamed up to bring you some tasty NEW flavors.  I'm not going to keep all that information to myself but I am going to let Julie from Mamawj's Moment Away tell you all about it.  She's hosting a new MyBlogSpark review & giveaway sponsored by General Mills & Betty Crocker and you can enter to win a Baking Prize Pack! Just take a look at what one person will win:

* 3 Betty Crocker Hershey’s® products to sample 
* $10 gift card 
* Decorating kit 
* Cupcake plunger 
Retail Value: $55 

Hurry on over to Julie's and enter to win HERE.

But don't leave her blog before checking out her newest 

DIY tutorial!  It's all about organization and she's showing you exactly how you can make a few coordinating items for your work space too.  
I also want to remind you to enter 2 more giveaways: 

  • $25 Publix Gift Card Giveaway - Publix Breakfast Savings HERE.  Hurry today is the last day to enter!  It's ends at 8am 9/22.

Sweep Happy Y'all...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mamawj's Moment Away Has Some Low Entry Giveaways For You

Why in the world there aren't more entries on these giveaways I couldn't tell you. But I can tell you that gives you a better chance of winning.  Knowing that my readers like a good giveaway or two or three, I thought I would share Julie's giveaways with you.  Lets see whats up first, shall we?

Are you like me? You see all those commercials on TV and think 'I wonder if that really works'?  Well Julie's done the hard work for us and you can read her review and even enter to win the #GreenClean Cloth for yourself right HERE.  The giveaway ends Sept 20th.

Julie's next giveaway is all about our children. They're facing something I never had to deal with as a kid.  Computers weren't around, so I never had to worry about growing up online.  These days kids have a whole new set of issues to deal with like cyber bullying or privacy protection.  It's up to us to teach them.

Go to Julie's a find out more about the #GrowingUpOnline blog and app that is packed with important tips that every parent should know. Enter her givaway and you could be the lucky winner of Dr. Suess' The Lorax DVD and Blu-Ray Combo Pack.  Click HERE to enter.

And of course I wouldn't want you to forget the giveaway that Julie, Karen and I are hosting together.  One very special winner will receive a $50 giftcard from #GiftCardRescue.com
The giftcard can be used at #OldNavy, #Gap or #BananaRepublic. Woop-Woop, new clothes shopping, Woop-Woop!  Oops, sorry I get a little carried away when I think of shopping for FREE!!!

You can enter on any of our blogs below:
Julie @ Mamawj's Moment Away - enter HERE.
Karen @ The Mommy Times - enter HERE.
Tracy (that's me :)) @ Cotton Pickin Cute - Enter HERE.

Be sure to follow Julie & sign up for her newsletters so you can keep up with all her happenings.  She's got more good things in the works & I wouldn't want you to miss a one of them.

Have a blessed Sunday & Good Luck Y'all...

Dragonfly Treasure Is Giving Away "2" Purex Ultra Packs Plus Oxi

I'm a lucky blogger and I bet you are too.  I'm lucky enough to have made some very good blog friends over the years. Girls I can count on to care and share with me.  Isn't that the real description of winning?  Keep reading because she has a giveaway that you'll want to enter.
A lot of you may already know Deb from Dragonfly Treasure. She's one sweet girl who's creative, fun and likes giveaways too.  Being a blogger I know what it's like to have giveaways and want to get the word out. I like to help when I can.  That's a win-win, because I know if you visit my blog you're hoping to find a great giveaway or hear about one.

Deb is a Purex Insider just like me & she giving away a bag of Purex Ultra Packs plus Oxi to "2" winners!  So ya'll hurry on over and show her some love and maybe you'll be one of the winners. Just click HERE.  Be sure to tell her I said Hi!

Lot's of luck Y'all...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Purex Step into Fall Sweepstakes

As they say, every season must come to an end. With ends come new beginnings and I for one am excited to "STEP INTO FALL"!
Everyone needs a change and Fall is one of my favorite changes.  Crisp air and colorful leaves appearing in a mix of warm and bright shades, adding a fiery glow to the to clear blue skies. I can almost smell the bonfires and candy apples.  Eeekk...I'm excited.  And so is Purex.
They're so excited, that they've launched the Purex Step into Fall Sweepstakes!

About the Sweepstakes:

Summer has offically ended and the new school year has begun.  Let Purex help you step into Fall with a bang.  Enter to WIN the $1,000 grand prize plus a year's supply of Purex with Dirt Lift Action Detergent.
To Enter:
To enter just click HERE or on the #Purex picture at the top of the page.

The Step Into Fall Sweepstake ends on September 30, 2013 at 3pm PT.  Each eligible entrant that fully completes the registration form will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per person, per e-mail address, per day, during the promotion period.

Best of Luck, Y'all...

P.S.  While you're here don't forget to check out the giveaways on my sidebar like these:
  • Win a $50 Gift Card to Old Navy from #GiftCardRescue HERE.
  • Win a $25 Publix Gift Card from #GeneralMills, #Publix and #MyBlogSpark HERE.

Disclosure:  I was provided the above information to share with my readers.  As a Purex Inside I information and sample products to facilitate my reviews.

Making Homestyle Muffins The Easy Way

Craving homemade muffins but you don't have the time to make them?  I can help you with that.  This easy little trick will have everyone thinking you've been sweltering away in the kitchen.
Buy any muffin mix and follow the directions on the package. I'm know what you're thinking - Duh!! '

For this one I used Betty Crocker's Banana Nut Muffin Mix. The directions are so easy.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add 1/2 cup of water to mix and stir until moistened.  Spoon into muffin cups.
Here's the homemade part.  Using the recipe below make your crumb topping and top each muffin. Bake for 16-21 minutes.

Here's the recipe.
After plating the muffins walk tiredly to the room where your love one's are and share your hard work with them.  Oh' and for a little drama, I suggest sprinkling a little water on your forehead.  hee-hee.

Wanting more treats?  Click HERE to see my Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats.

Good Eatin' Y'all...

Kashi Hummus Crisps - Satisfy Your Craving

Every day I crave something a little salty.  Okay if I'm really honest something a little sweet too.  Oh' and lets don't forget chocolately and something.... oh you can see where this is going. Let's get back to Kashi.

I was sent a bag of the Kashi Hummus Crisps to try in the Sea Salt and Olive Oil flavor.  My first thought was, what is Hummus Crisps.  I already knew about the well known Kashi company and there all natural beliefs. So I expected these to be a better way to snack.

Well first Kashi starts out with air popped chickpea crisps.  I should have known they were made from chickpeas, since that's what Hummus is, but that just goes to show you how NOT healthy I eat.  (That's something I've been wanting to change.) Then Kashi adds extra virgin olive oil and real sea salt.  That really kicks up the flavor!  

Here's the other two flavors of Kashi Hummus Crisps that I want to try:
So how do you know if something is 
made with simple, natural ingredients?

Look at the label and you can see there's not one crazy name you can't pronounce for me that says a lot.

See the ingredients for yourself: 

Chickpeas, Trapioca Starch, Kashi, Cracked Seven Whole Grain Blend (Whole: Rolled Oats, Hard Red Wheat, Rye, Brown Rice, Triticale, Barley, Buckwheat), Long Grain Brown Rice Flour, expeller Pressed Canola Oil With Tocopherols For Freshness, Cornstarch, Oat Fiber, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Sea Salt, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Dried Onion, Organic Rice Concentrate, Soy Lecithin, Citric Acid, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Dried Parsley, Evaporated Salt, Natural Flavors, Organic Spice, Soy Flour, Organic Nonfat Dry Milk.

Air-popped chickpea crisps are made without partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial anything.  And with at least 5g of whole grain, 3g of fiber and 3g of protein from each serving, you'll serve up a little nutrition with every snack session.
If you're like me and have to snack all the time, at least make it more nutritious. With #Kashi Hummus Crisps nutritious can be delicious!

I'll be honest, without this awesome flavor they would taste like cardboard but they do have a crispy crunch to them. Plus really love the Sea Salt and Olive Oil flavor!  This is the first so called healthy snack that I would buy with my on money.

Ask me how you can become a #BzzAgent and try awesome products for FREE.  #GotItFree

Disclosure:  I was provided with a free product from #BzzAgent to aid me in my review.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% mind.

Hugs Y'all...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Vote For Eggland's Best Chief Egg Officer

This past May, Eggland's Best launched a contest to find their first-ever "CEO" (Chief Egg Officer) and today they are revealing their top 12 Semi-Finalists!

You and your readers can learn more about the 12 Semi-Finalists and vote for your favorite candidate on the Eggland's Best website until September 30th.
Your vote is important, as these 12 egg-ceptional talents are vying for the honorary title of "Chief Egg Officer," a $5,000 Grand Prize and a year's supply of Eggland's Best eggs, which are nutritionally superior to ordinary eggs.
The 12 Semi-Finalists include:
  1. Melanie P. of New Jersey
  2. Cheryl S. of Maryland
  3. Jackie B. of North Carolina
  4. Theresa A. of Indiana
  5. Jean F. of North Carolina
  6. Karen P. of Alabama
  7. Carey Anne D. of Ohio
  8. Melinda G. of Utah
  9. Warren R. of Maryland
  10. Debra H. of New Hampshire
  11. Jessica R. of Florida
  12. Monica S. of Illinois
Visit the Eggland's Best website on October 28th when Eggland's Best will reveal the top three Finalists for a final round of voting, which will come to a close on November 17th.
The Grand Prize winner will be announced on December 9th and although the two runners-up won't receive the honorary title of "Chief Egg Officer", each will receive a six-month supply of Eggland's Best eggs and a $500 cash prize.
Learn more about Eggland's Best and the Eggland's Best "Chief Egg Officer Search" Contest with the resources below:
Eggland's Best Website: www.egglandsbest.com 
Eggland's Best on Facebook: www.facebook.com/egglandsbesteggs 
Eggland's Best on Twitter: www.twitter.com/egglandsbest 
Eggland's Best Chief Egg Officer Contest: www.egglandsbest.com/chiefeggofficer 
Eggland's Best Chief Egg Officer Official Contest Rules:www.egglandsbest.com/chiefeggofficer/rules   
Have a great day y'all...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Celebrate Back To School with Yoplait Go-GURT

I received the following information from MyBlogSpark. No compensation was received.

Fall brings a busy schedule with it.  The first of which is "Back to School".  When this time of year rolls around it's important to keep on the go foods in the house.  Yoplait Go-Gurts are the perfect on the go snack.
As a parent one thing I really like is the fact that Go-GURT is a good source of calcium.  Plus, it's NOW made with natural colors and flavors, and contains no high-frutose corn syrup! Shh! Don't tell the kids how happy you are to give it to them.

The kids just think it's fun to eat and it comes in great tasting flavors they crave like Strawberry Splash and Blue Berry Blast.
It's perfect to pack in their school lunch because it's made to freeze and thaw by lunch time.  With all the after school activites you'll want to have plenty in the freezer to grab and go.  By the way, be sure and hide some in the back of the freezer for yourself.  They make a great afternoon snack for mom too!

Learn more at  yoplait.com/products/yoplait-go-gurt.

Enjoy Y'all...

$25 Publix Gift Card Giveaway - Publix Breakfast Savings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  With the school year underway, General Mills and Publix have once again joined together to save you money during the week of September 5th thru 11th where select General Mills kid cereals are BOGO.
Having breakfast at home is a memory from my childhood that I am reliving again now that I work from home.  Gone are the days of rushing through a fast food drive thru to grab a breakfast sandwich.  If you do that long enough you'll know what I mean.  I'm happy to be able to sit in my p.j.'s and enjoy a nice leisurely bowl cereal.

How you can save:
Stop by Publix and pick up any of the cereals below and enjoy the savings:

  • Trix 14.8oz
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch 16.2oz
  • Cocoa Puffs 16.5oz
  • Kix 12oz
  • Honey Kix 12oz
  • Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme 10.9oz
* Plus if you have coupons you can save anymore.  You can even use 2 coupons on BOGO's.

How can you win:
Well that's an easy question.  Just click on the entry form and follow the easy instructions.  You can enter once or more to improve your odds.  I'm trying out a different giveaway entry form that I've entered with on other blogs,  It's called Giveaway Tools.  It's easy to use and you're information stays private just like Rafflecopter. We'll see how it works.  Just try it out and let me know what you think.

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

Hugs Y'all...

P.S.  Be sure to enter our Back To School giveaway to win a $50 gift card HERE.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fall Fashion Forward - Part I

Today I wanted to share with you PART I of what started out to be one fall fashion post and has now turned into three. Have you've been checked out 2013 hottest fall fashions yet?   Just head out and do a little window shopping and you'll see some repeating trends.
Metallic is lighting up the runways.  One of my favorites is the copper! It has got the IT factor!  When I but high ticket items I tend to spend money on classic.  Then I buy a few trendy knock off or inexpensive pieces to punch it up. Belts are a great way to add a little trend to an outfit. Less money, big punch without being overwhelming.  

Bags are much more ladylike this season.  A must have is a small structured bag with a short handle.  I think a metallic or Burgundy is a perfect choice.  I'm so glad to see the hobo bags going away.  Give me a Kelly bag any day!
You find polka dots in the stores now too but with a twist. You'll find sequined dots on cashmere or cashmere like sweaters.  Great look especially with a button down blouse or denim shirt peeking out at the color and shirt tail.  To keep from looking child like try wearing a pairing a silk tee or button down blouse with skinny jeans and flats.  With dot's you need to ere on the side of less is more.  Keep dot's in a small to medium size to keep from looking like part of a circus.  Definitely do not go for a tent style dress with dots.
You'll see embellished sweatshirts everywhere.  Sequins, Rhinestones,  Even faux necklace necklines. The trend is called Street Chic or Street Style.  An embellished sweatshirt lends elegance to an otherwise casual item.  It's all about taking the everyday to a more sophisticated level
A sophisticated biker chic is showing up.
Leopard prints are splashed around and this is a big 2013 must have!  Touches here and there are great.  Keep it to a minimum ladies.  No cougars gone wild! A little animal print goes a long way. A pair of flats or loafers are where I'm looking to get my leopard on.  Maybe a belt too but not worn together.

In fashion it only takes a few things to update your closet. There's no need to go out and replace everything.  The number 1 key to fashion is to have key basic items that are your staples in your closet. Just like sugar and flour are in your kitchen.  Then just add a few trendy pieces for a little spice and you're set for the season.  With good basic's, those smaller trendy pieces will make you look like a fashion maven.

If you have a favorite fashion tip or way to save on your wardrobe I'd love to hear it!

I have more of 2013's Fall Trends to share so stay tuned for Fall Fashion Forward - Part II

Don't forget to enter the Back To School Giveaway HERE
You could be the lucky winner of a $50 gift card from #GiftCardRescue!!!

Hugs Y'all...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Win a $50 Gift Card in the Back To School Giveaway

It's that uber busy time of year again.  The school doors once again opened, which means everyone wakes up in full run and panic mode.  To do list are falling off the fridges everywhere. New clothes are always at the top of those to do list this time of year.

One way you can earn a little spending money is to sell your unwanted giftcards to GiftCardRescue.  GiftCardRescue.com is a unique company that buys giftcards from those who don't want them and sells them to those who would use them.
Consumers can get up to 90% cash back for their unwanted gift cards and save from 4% up to 30% on discounted gift cards to over 350 national merchants. GiftCardRescue.com guarantees all transactions!  Just think of the money you can save by planning ahead and getting you gift cards with GiftCardRescue.com!  I think this is a brilliant idea.  I've had gift cards before that I wished I could cash in, it's a new way of recycling and getting the most out of your money.

I went right up to Old Navy with the gift card that I received from GiftCardRescue.com and didn't have any problems at all when I made my purchase.
So whether you're looking to buy clothes for yourself (like me) or the kids going to Gift Card Rescue is a good idea.
Look at this cute plaid shirt I purchased with my Gift Card Rescue.  I really wish you could see how vibrantly colored this shirt really is.  It's sort of a crandberry pink and has a nice tailored cut.  I just love it!  It's so soft I just can't wait for our temperatures to cool down so I can wear it.  It's such a soft cotton, almost like a super light weight cotton which is perfect for Florida's mild falls.  I know I'll be getting a lot of wear out of this.

Win a GiftCardRescue.com car
I've teamed up with two other great bloggers to host a giveaway where one lucky reader will win a $50 Back To School gift card from GiftCardRescue.com!  To find out more about the giveaway and two terrific bloggers you can visit them here:
Julie from Mamawj's Moment Away
Karen from The Mommy Times
This giveaway will end September 30th.

How to enter
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Good Luck Y'all...

Disclosure:  GiftCardReuse provided me with a gift card in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.