Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wash your car or patio furniture with one bucket of water and Washdrops wash and shine solution.

Here we are in the month of June and I have not washed off the patio furniture in the backyard. The dirt from the Winter and Pollen from the Spring are coating the table and chairs. I look at it everyday out my window and tell myself I have to get out there and clean it off. That would entail UN-raveling the hose and finding some cleaning solution in the garage, a bucket full of water, and me being the recipient of the dripping hose.
Having the chance to try Washdrops Wash and Shine Solution, and not having to dig it out of a shelf in the garage, I put it to work on the patio. This is all I need to clean:

One bucket, one gallon of water, one ounce of Washdrops wash and shine solution(tm), a sponge, and off I go to clean that patio set... 
You don't need a hose to rinse, you can use it pretty much anywhere, anytime. There are no suds to shoe down the Storm drain, keeping pollutants out of the marine environment.
The solution is biodegradable, solvent free, butyl free, phosphate free and ammonia free. It is non-hazardous so you can dispose of your water right onto your lawn or flower bed after you clean your car, patio set, or other outdoor items.
Wash and Wipe, no streaks, spots, or suds to worry about.

  At this point I had measured the solution, and was ready to wash the table, but I thought I should rinse it first because it was coated with dirt, but I did not rinse it first.   I used one gallon of water, and one bucket, and one ounce of Washdrops Solution. I cleaned the table, and then wiped it with a towel. This is the result. It is shiny and clean. NO RINSING. I could not find the hose anyway, my husband has the hoses on timers for the garden and I could not get the water out even if I wanted to!!!
There even was candle wax from last season on the table that wiped right off.
Normally I would have to scrap that off, the solution cleaned it off with one wipe. Take a look at the clean table! Wash and Wipe, ready for backyard barbecues!

Washdrops Wash and Shine Solution (tm) can also be use to clean aluminum siding,boats, motorcycles, recreational vehicles,appliances, floors, windows, and if you happen to have an airplane, that too. The one bucket, one ounce, no rinse formula is ideal for campgrounds, cabins or cottages that don't have running water readily available for cleaning. This product is environmentally responsible, made in the USA, and available through their website.

For your chance to try this awesome cleaning solution, leave a comment on this post and a winner will be chosen by on June 29, 2011. Giveaway closes at Noon. Two people will get a 4 ounce size of their very own to clean and shine with! (be sure your email is in your profile)

Nini:  You are the winner!!!! congratulations!

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Disclosure: I was given this product to try, This post is my own views and comments. Please visit their website for complete information and details.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Blooming in Summer

Summer in the backyard:


fountain grass


Apple Tree

Lambs Ear




Fever Few

Holly Hock

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Say S'mores, and smile this Summer with Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars

The Summer Season is almost officially here!  Among the vacations, picnics, and parties families make memories to last a lifetime,  photos help us to remember those special times. Your photos can be entered into Hershey's contest, the details can be found on Facebook .The contest is happily named: Say S'mores.  Beginning today, June 16, 2011 you can capture and share your Summer Memories  for a chance to win Prizes!  The grand prize is a Cannon Rebel Camera! Prizes also include; a slate marble outdoor fire bowl, $250.00 SnapFish gift card, roasting skewers set and the ingredients to make S'mores including Hershey's Chocolate Bars.
  S'mores are one of those childhood memories that are still fond to share around the campfire while fireflies light up the Summer night.

My very favorite Chocolate in all shapes and sizes, YUM! 

Visit them on Facebook, fill out the application, upload your photo, and let the voting begin!  There is also a coupon available for Hershey's Chocolate Bar Packs for you when you enter the contest- Sweet Savings.
Whether S'mores are made in the backyard around the fire bowl, on a camping trip or even in your own kitchen be sure to Say S'mores.  Take plenty of photos for your Summer Memories, and enter some of the  photos for a chance to win great prizes from Hershey's.
I know, how good does this look?  The crunch, the sweet, the Hershey's Chocolate...

Disclosure: This post is part of my participation in Hershey's Say S'mores project. The views and opinions are my own.  Please visit Hershey's Facebook Page and Web Site for complete details concerning this contest and products.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Book to Read this Summer: Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda

Reading a book is a great way to relax, take some time for yourself, and maybe even find yourself thinking about another time or place in life.  The latest book I read was;   Here, Home, Hope  written by Kaira Rouda.  Her web site is  The story centers around Kelly Mills Johnson, she is married to a successful attorney, has two boys, and  a dog named Oreo. Living in a nice house in a nice neighborhood she is a Mom and housewife. Her children are in Maine for the Summer at Camp, her days are spent doing the everyday things until her friends and neighbors lives impact hers and she discovers the old and new Kelly Mills Johnson. Her home becomes a place where her friends and neighbors come to visit, she connects with old friends, and takes on a teenage girl for the Summer.  In the midst of all this visitation, she finds herself in a new career that fits her well and with the support of her husband her new life begins.
As a mom and a person, some of her life I can relate to; the daily life of being a Mom, taking care of the kids and house, and thinking about what you might do with your life as the children get older and your time requirements change. Her life and how it and changes can leave you thinking about what you can do or change in your own life!  The unexpected comes her way, and what happens next- each time makes her stronger and wiser. Someting I like.   During the book Kelly keeps a list with notes of things she hope to accomplish, good idea! The end of the book offers the complete list, and some questions to ask yourself and to ponder about.

Here is a link for the book trailer on You Tube to view more highlights of the book.

This is the first book I have read by Kaira Rouda, I plan to read more of her books. This is a great book to read on your Summer Vacation, sitting on the beach, or sitting on your porch on a cool day.    Reviews of her book can be found Here and read what others are saying about her book. To purchase the book visit her web site.

You can Like her on Facebook and Follow her on Twitter and keep up with the author's books and events such as book signings.

Disclosure:  I was given a copy of this book to read and review. This post is my own comments and views. Read the book for yourself and see how you can relate to Kelly Mills Johnson.  For writing this post I was entered in to a drawing for great prizes from One2OneNetwork.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What are you doing this Summer? Want to sign up for FREE Bowling??? I did!

Even Though where we live our school is still in session for another two weeks, I am thinking of activities to do for the Summer Vacation.  I just signed up for AMF Summer Unplugged for Kids 16 and younger.  By filling out a registration form HERE I will be emailed a coupon for 2 FREE games (shoe rental is extra, but the games are FREE) good for everyday of the week! That is right, two free games per day every day. All you have to do is fill out a simple registration form, and watch your email for the coupons on Sunday!  Get your Friends to sign up and you all can have Summer fun For FREE!  Cool off and get out of the house while getting some exercise too. 
When I registered I was able to select a location near our town, I also had the opportunity to sign up for AMF Summer 17 Plus Pass. A one-time payment of only $27.95 buys 2 games per DAY for 4 people all Summer Long   This program is for kids over 17 and Adults, which is a great deal if you want to take young and older kids bowling! The whole Family can bowl for really special pricing.  The pass is for hours until 8 PM daily.

*Kids 16 and under bowl for FREE, ZERO, cost.  (shoe rental is extra)
*Kids and Adults over 17 can bowl with the Pass purchase of only $27.95. This is good for 4 people.
Pack up the car, grab some friends and family and spend some time bowling!
Interested?  sign up right HERE
This program ends September 5, 2011 which is Labor Day, so sign up today and enjoy Free Bowling the rest of the Summer.
If you get hungry while you are there, Kids combo meals are $2.99 all Summer!

There is also a Pin Decorating contest going on; the most votes on Facebook in each of 4 divisions wins a $2500 scholarship prize, And AMF donates 25 cents per vote , up to $10.000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®  (you can pick up the Pins at the place you bowl, and decorate it for the contest. see details on the facebook page)

Free bowling, great prices on kids meals, and a chance to win a scholarship. What are you waiting for?  Click the LINK and go have some fun!

Disclosure:  this post is my own views and opinions. Please visit AMF for specific details. Although I wrote this post for a chance to win a prize, Free bowling is pretty nice too!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

You are invited to a Twitter Party with Reading Kingdom!

Summer time is so much fun for Reading!  Reading Kingdom has some great tips and information for you to help keep your kids reading all Summer.

The party is for  Reading Kingdom ( . 1-2pm ET on June 7.

  Plus learn more about  Reading Kingdom program, and have some fun with lots of PRIZES including a $100 Amazon gift certificate and a free year subscription to the Reading
 You will need to register for the party:  use this link :!/event.php?eid=119221498164247
 Use hashtag #learn2readRK

Reading Kingdom on Facebook click here to register for the party
Like Reading Kingdom on Facebook
Reading Kingdom on Twitter

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Get Baja Fresh Coupons and then enjoy your food on a plate made from wheat!

If you live near Baja Fresh, join club baja.  I have received a few emails with coupons to use in the  restaurant.  Great savings!  Baja Fresh has changed their plastic plates out for bigodegradalble paper plates! (made from a byproduct of wheat harvest) They also are using more recycled paper in their wrappers and bags. Learn more about Baja Fresh and to find a location in your area HERE.  Fresh food, and good food  are available at this restaurant.  The owner of Baja Fresh. David Kim, was recently on Undercover Boss.  Click the link to watch this episode, the owner shows the restaurant life and how important his own family is to him.

ARM&HAMMER™ has a new Foot Care collection. It's cool mist of relief.

It's the season of hot and humid weather. Hot weather and I are just not friends. Arm and Hammer has two new invisible sprays, one for...