Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review of Children’s Advil Sugar-Free Dye-Free

We received a free sample of Children’s Advil Sugar-Free Dye-Free through Smiley360.  Opinions are 100% my own.

We are trying to limit the amount of food dyes we eat and also to limit our intake of sugar.  We aren't always very successful, but I love that this Children’s Advil is sugar-free and dye-free.

We have 4 chilren, ages 5, 4, 2, and 9 months.  We aren't sick super often, but things do get passed around.
My children are always curious what is in the medicine box.  They were pleased to know there was a new bottle of Advil for when they aren't feeling well.  With it being sugar free and dye free, it was nice to be able to explain that this medicine is a healthier type.

We haven't needed to use our free sample yet, but we did use the same medicine about two months ago.  It seemed to work quickly to reduce the fever and my little ones felt better.

I like that we received coupons also to pass out to family and friends.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Review of Mr. Sketch Scented Markers from Smiley360

We received a set of Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, the Mr. Sketch Holiday Stix 6ct pack, and a $5 WalMart giftcard to get more markers for free through Smiley360.  They were the first set of scented markers my children have used.  They were excited to have fancy new markers to use when doing Christmas projects.  No surprise, my two girls loved the purple Sugar Plums the most.  Also no surprise was that they liked the black Chimney scent the least.  Though, the chimney smell didn't deter them from using the marker.  It added an element of fun to be able to experience the various smells when drawing.

I like that this style of marker isn't very wide, nor very thin.  It's in the middle.  It was wide enough for my little children to be able to color in drawings, yet also draw pictures easily.  I like that the package obviously shows the scents, without having to search for where it's stated.  I like the colors of the markers.  They worked well and didn't dry out immediately.
My three critics approved of the fun markers!  Ages 5, 3, and 2.  =)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Review of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda from Smily360

I received a free product from Smiley360 of Arm & Hammer baking soda for this review.  The package also included a shaker container and a pamphlet with ideas on cleaning and other uses for baking soda.

I love using baking soda for cleaning!  We have four young children.  I love that cleaning with baking soda is non toxic and I don't have to worry if a tiny bit of residue is missed or if they want to help clean (which inevitably means getting the cleaning product on them).

We use it regularly for cleaning the bathtub.  It has been a while since the tub was done, and we have very hard water that leaves stains on everything.  With just spraying vinegar on the tub, sprinkling baking soda, and scrubbing, me and two little ones, ages 2 and 3, cleaned the tub in about 15 minutes.  It wasn't perfect, and it probably could have been done in less time with less "help" from my little people.
Previously I would have cleaned the tub with Scrubbing Bubbles spray foam stuff.  Then I would rinse and rinse, and be leery of giving the kids a bath before someone took a shower (to rinse some more).  When cleaning with vinegar and baking soda, I don't mind when the kids want to take a bath immediately after we're done cleaning.

Before picture...

After picture...
Yeaaa, I could have cleaned it a little bit better.  But...had a little too much "help" and the baby was starting to wake up so had to hurry.

I also use baking soda regularly to clean pots and pans.  If the crud doesn't come off simply with my cleaning brush, I'll sprinkle some on.  If it's even worse, I'll add vinegar and let it fizz a little.  Sometimes do a soak, then clean it.  Once again, I like that I can get them clean without using harsh chemicals.

I love reading about more ways to use baking soda.  I need to sprinkle some in my daughters boots.  They were quite stinky the other day!

We've tried sprinkling it on carpet to help deodorize a room.  Hmmm....that reminds me...I really need to do that in the kids bedroom again.

We don't have any in the fridge at the moment, but it's another thing I will be getting done in the next day or two.

I love the idea to use baking soda in the rinse cycle for towels.  I add bleach sometimes and they hang on to the smell.  I wonder if adding baking soda to the rinse would help with that...

Oh, and I almost forgot, it's of course great for baking!  Many of our cookies, breads, etc call for baking soda in the recipe.

Long story short, I would definitely recommend anyone to consider doing more of their cleaning routine with less harsh chemicals by incorporating using baking soda.  It's a safe, cheap, effective option!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Win a Pirate Hawk Water Bottle from Raskullz

With 3 little ones running around, we often have numerous water bottles on the tables.  It seems like when ever it's time to eat, we have to go searching the house for the water bottles.  My son would love to get a new one from Raskullz!  It would be a fun way to encourage more water.

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Win a $25 gift certificate to BuyGreen

The BuyGreen website has a bunch of neat items that would be really nice to have!  I'd love to get the Kee-Ka Organic Long Sleeve Kimono, the Miessence Shine Herbal Hair Condioner, Miessence Shampoo, and some 7th Gen Natural 4x Concentrated Liquid Laundry Detergent!

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Win a $35 gift certificate to Nomadic State of Mind Store

I'm not normally a huge sandal fan.  It's annoying when your feet get dirty.  But, I love the idea of these rope sandals!  And love the theme of the store to be in a nomadic state of mind.
They're also machine washable!  THAT is cool!  I would looooove to win a  pair!

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Win a Mason Jar and Chiller with Freezer Gel from Cool Gear

This set has a neat looking cup; it looks like a mason jar, but it's BPA-free plastic (no breaking!).  It would be neat to have the cooling jar/cup!  Especially for hubby who likes his water ice cold with lotsa ice.

I'd love to win this set from Cool Gear!

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