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Giveaway to three winners, 20 Mule Team Borax, cleaning natural since 1891

What exactly is Borax? You know the powdery white stuff in the box that says 20 Mule Team Borax. It naturally softens hard water, so it can maximize your cleaning power of your detergent. It's a Laundry booster, stain remover, toilet bowl cleaner, sink cleaner, dishwasher detergent booster and a whole bunch more uses can be found at 20muleteamlaundry.com Hard water is water that contains calcium and magnesium-ions. I did not know that! Did you ever think about what hard water was? We say it all the time, and now I know what it is! So what is 20 Mule Team Borax? It's a natural mineral from the earth. It's removed from the ground, washed, dried and boxed up so we can use it to clean the dishes, laundry, bathroom, and much more. Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate, a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes. hmm, another new fact. There is nothing added to 20 Mule Team Borax-no phosphates, chlorine or other additive ch

Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill. Wait, What is that about?

How hot has it been this week in New Jersey! Yesterday is was in the 90's and humid. Next week brings July 4th parades, picnics and fireworks. Do you have big plans to celebrate? I just got back form the grocery store and I'd say it's busy with shoppers loading up on big packs of ground beef, hot dogs, rolls, and watermelons. Did you know you should always rinse off your watermelon as well as any other fruit before your cut into it. What ever germs are on the outside and going to be on the inside as soon as your knife cuts through that fruit skin. During the Summer months bacteria is happy growing in the heat of the days. Be sure to keep your food prep areas clean and keep your food at the proper temperature to avoid illness. Don't leave food out of the refrigerator for long periods of time. Follow the 4 steps below to help keep you and your family feeling good and enjoy all the Summer picnics. Use a meat thermometer when cooking any meats, on the grill, stove or campfi

The FREE Atlantic City Air Show is tomorrow, Wednesday June 26, 2013

This Wednesday marks the day for the Atlantic City Air Show!!! Will you be there??? To find out about the show go to DOAC: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/acairshow.aspx for the schedule, parking, accommodations, and more visit this web site. If you plan on going: a few tips I learned: leave early to get to the start of the show. It's crowded so leave extra time to get to the show. wear cool clothes wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. keep hydrated. bring or buy H20. Visit the  vendors all up and down the boardwalk Visit the displays and exhibits on the boardwalk Take along cash to buy food, drinks, and souvenirs It is loud, bring earplugs if you are sensitive to loud noises  

Giveaway: Finlandia Imported Cheese just in time for Summer grilling with recipes from Chef Ariane Duarte

When was the last time you had a really delicious sandwich made with Swiss cheese? We use to always have Swiss cheese and ham sandwiches when I was little. It was a favorite lunch time meal. What is your favorite sandwich? Mine is still ham and Swiss.   I found Finlandia brand cheese at my local grocery store in the area near the deli, they also sold Finlandia Swiss cheese by the pound in the deli.  I bought both-the packaged and the deli sliced. Both were smooth, fresh and delicious. I really enjoyed my lunch! I can't remember the last time I bought Swiss cheese, but am glad I bought Finlandia Swiss Cheese and am sold on the flavor!   Did you know that Finland has more than just Swiss Cheese? Finlandia cheese is all natural. Finlandia cheese is lactose-free. Finlandia cheese is hormone free. Finlandia cheese has over 150 years of master cheese making. Finlandia cheese has robust flavors Finlandia has superior melting quality in all of their flavors. Finlandia is based in New Jerse

It's Movie Monday! Monsters University is in theaters now, get your free fun here

feel free to print these out and have the kids color them:           OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer.    The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. Screaming with laughter and oozing with heart, Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”), produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and features music

Giveaway: Keep ticks away with a spray of Green Mountian Tick Repellent.

Happy fist day of Summer! It's a beautiful blue sky day outside today and it's Friday. Oh happy day. With Summer comes the stocking up on suntan lotion, a re-check of the first aid supplies, pool toys and towels at the ready. Along with Summer comes all kinds of bugs, ants, bees, flies, creepy crawly bugs. Don't forget to apply bug spray-especially when walking in the woods, and even in your own yard. The topic of ticks is right at the front of Summer time. Ticks are not just in the woods, they can be in you own backyard.   What do you use to repel ticks? A can of spray stuff that has ingredients you don't even recognize??? How about these ingredients? Essential oils of Rose Geranium, Lemongrass, Cedar wood, and Filtered Water. Sound familiar? Smells even better!!! It's Green Mountain Tick Repellent . It was created by a Registered Nurse, as a safe alternative to chemical based products & can be applied directly to skin Yes, please, I'll take that in my tic

Brother Bear and Sister Bear are cuddled up in my house? Do you want them in yours?

Do your kids have a favorite story book? As a parent I have my own favorite children's books, one of them is The Berenstain Bears. Who doesn't love the cuddly honey bears! A great bedtime story after a day of school and playing to reinforce good family values. How to get the bears into your house: Buy The Berenstain Bears Limited Edition Golden Brother and Limited edition Golden Sister. The sets are now available exclusively at Walmart and Sam's Club stores for  $19.99 each set. It's the bears 50 th anniversary! You get the DVD and Plush bear at a super low price. Each set includes a DVD and a plush bear, it's a great price for a DVD and a plush Brother or Sister Bear. Celebrate the end of the school year with Brother and Sister Bear. Wrap one up for Summer birthday parities too. Golden Brother Bear Edition : Plot Synopsis :  Brother Bear loves sports of all kinds, especially soccer. He often acts as protector and stands up for the smaller cubs at school.  Set in th

Send the kids to Summer Camp with heartfelt love from Lunchbox Love® cards.

Today marks the last day of school in my town. Let Summer begin already!  I wonder how many families have packed their kids up for Summer camp. Summer camp means a check list. I've been to enough Summer camps in my childhood that I have forgotten something-so I am extra cautious with that now with my own kids.   Along with clothing, toiletries, rain gear, and a flashlight, comforts from home can help get your child through moments of home sickness. A favorite book, stuffed animal, or other item from home serves as a reminder to them that their family is at home awaiting their return from Summer Camp.   Even if your child is having the time of their life at Summer Camp, it's nice to know Mom and Dad are thinking of of you and send their love.   Make your child feel extra special and loved while they are at Summer camp with Lunchbox Love ® positive notes and camp trivia cards. Pack these cards with your child's clothing, tuck one in a sock, in folded shirts, with their toothp

Disney on the road in New York City by way of automobile with a little pixie dust help.

I loaded up the car and headed to New York City-myself and another fellow blogger that is.  When my family and I go to New York City, my husband is the driver,  on my bucket list was to drive myself there. I don't mind driving anywhere, even in the city.  Well, at least I think so... We got into the city OK, but the navigation system was heading us to Queens. (sounds like another post, right?)  I am so thankful my co-pilot said no, we don't want to go that way. We eventually found our way to Double Tree Hotel on Lexington Avenue and in time for the conference to start. We were not late, a bit frazzled, but not late. We each received a tote bag filled with Disney goodies: Disney on The Road had several stops around the country where invited moms, and even a few dads where in attendance.  We were served a delicious breakfasts and had plenty of ice cold water to drink throughout the morning.     Maria Bailey of BSM Media spoke to us about Women in business. Moms as business women

Take a swing at Krispy Kreme and get a free doughnut!

Want a warm, fresh Krispy Kreme doughnut? How about a free one? Stop in to the indoor putting green at the Havertown Krispy Kreme and take a swing at their Hole in One contest. If you make a hole in one you win a free doughnut.         Have some fun along the US Open and put your golf skill to the test!       Try your luck in Havertown… Just a few minutes away from Merion Golf Club.    Facebook, @KrispyKremePHL  Twitter and @KrispyKremePhilly  Instagram,   website at  www.krispykremephilly.com Get your limited edition doughnut at their Philadelphia area Krispy Kreme locations,  and try your golf swing out at their Havertown Location near the US Open.     Locations: ·        Havertown ·        Fox Chase ·        Bensalem ·        Collingswood, NJ  

The Man of Steel Has a Heart Of Gold. My thoughts on the film screening, and Swag Giveaway

Tuesday night I attended the screening for "Man of Steel" at a theater in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, I'd like to tell you all about the pre event, the zillion anxious people waiting on line for hours to see this film-but that's another post... Luckily I was able to meander my way to the door and ask the security guard where the media rep was. It took some time and eventually I found my seat.  Roll the film-please. Man of Steel opens with Superman  (Henry Cavill)  as an infant with his parents, who are trying to save Cal (superman) from the war on his planet.  His father (Russell Crowe) sends him to earth  with all his hopes and dreams. His parents place him in a pod craft and send him out into the galaxy headed toward earth.   He is found by a couple (Kevin Costner, Diane Lane) who raise him as their own. Do they know he has super powers? Where did he come from? Why is he here? The beginning of the film is a bit of science fiction, but gives the story of Superman's

Get ready to keep allergies at bay with Children's Claritin everyday

Have you been spending more time outdoors now that the weather is warmer? Lawns are a lush green and flowers are beautiful. But, kids are sneezing and have itchy watery eyes-including myself.  Luckily we are stocked up on Children's Claritin. Children's Claritin is the #1 pediatrician recommended, 24 hours, non-drowsy allergy medication. As the mom of two girls-I can say it works for them! They have indoor and outdoor allergies so they take Claritin year long-everyday. As part of Children's Claritin Mom Meet-Up sponsored by Children's Claritin sharing about allergy relief and wellness is easy.  I shared these eye packs from my Spring in Your Step program with other moms so they could give their kids relief from allergy eyes. these eye packs can be used right out of the freezer or microwave for a warm pack. Placing the eye packs on allergy irritated eyes can provide relief and keep kids from itchy their eyes, which makes the itching worse I have found.   We also looked o

Clean you dishes and dishwasher at the same time with new Cascade Platinum Pacs

Do you feel like you are always in the kitchen? Cooking, cleaning, and taking out the recyclables and trash. I do.  There are days that I run the dishwasher twice-how can that be?  Who is using all these dishes? I am so glad to have a dishwasher, now if everyone could put there dirty dishes in the machine that would be nice-right! I use Cascade  Platinum in the dishwasher. I like the ease of dropping one pac in the dispenser, shut the door, turn on the timer and walk away. The plates come out clean, the glasses sparkle and the silverware is shiny.  Each Cascade Platinum pac provides: grease fighting power of Dawn fights tea and coffee stains brilliant shine virtually spotless dishes tough food enzyme action-no pre rinse required film prevention for sparkling machine use one pac for each load triple action formula to clean and shine your dishes prevents hard water stains in your dishwasher rinse aid action (Make sure your hands aren't wet when you take one out of the bag, because th