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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tantrums,Tactics and Tips from the Queen of the Throne:The Clorox Lounge Sweepstakes and More...

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 3:48 PM 2 comments

In my house my husband is the king of the castle, but I'm queen of the throne which isn't an easy task with a little prince running around. My little prince makes tackling the Big T a big job. The trouble with the "little prince" is tantrums in the potty.  He is notorious for throwing tantrums on a whim, especially at bathtime. How does a queen solve the problem of a tantrum throwing prince? Easy, with a few tactics and tricks for tackling the Big T bathroom time can become laughroom time.

Tantrums are part of the Big T in my castle, so I had to develop queenly tactics and un-queen like tricks for my little prince.

Tactic #1: Make bathtime fun! My little prince hates to take a bath. This is where one of my un-queen tricks comes into the scenario. I turn the Big T into the castle mote, complete with dragons(no dragons were hurt in this production) and danger. What little prince doesn't like dragons and danger?  Prince Cameron's mission is to rescue the damsel in distress( that would be me) from the evil clutches of the Toilet King. He loves to play this game and bathtime is more relaxed and tantrums flow down the drain with the bath water.

Tactic #2: The Battle of the Toilet Seat! If you have a little prince then you know what I'm talking about. Life at the Big T can be a battle of wills at any given time. Prince Cameron's favorite battle is the toilet seat. Up, down, up, down it's a never ending battle at Castle Big T. Henceforth another un-queen like trick comes into play. How could I ever win this battle with my little prince?  I was prepared to do battle.I armored myself with heavy duty cleaning supplies and made my way to the battlefield. My little prince was waiting, toilet seat up. I pulled out my sword(toilet brush) and readied for the Battle of the Toilet Seat. Let's just say Prince Cameron lost the battle and I won the war. No more battles of the toilet seat at Castle Big T.

Tactics and tricks don't always work on my little prince, but making life fun at Castle Big T is my number one priority for Prince Cameron. He now takes a bath without tantrums and the toilet seat is always where it should be(this Queen Mum doesn't want to get her backside wet).

So whether you have a little prince or princess and want to quell tantrums, just create a little fun in the Big T and be sure to stop by The Clorox Lounge for a few laughs...

And now it's time for me to escape my queenly duties(no pun intended) for the day with help from The Clorox Lounge.

The Clorox Family of Toilet Products recently launched a fun new Web site celebrating one of the most-used and underrated rooms in our homes - the bathroom! The Clorox Lounge is turning the bathroom into the laughroom with a community hub designed to be a mom’s go-to place for comedy. Hosted by comedian, actress and mom Sherri Shepherd, the site found at TheCloroxLounge.com features hilarious anecdotes, fun contests, exciting give-a-ways, coupons and just the right amount of comic relief. An inspiration for an entire genre of comedy, the potty is often named as the number one place for moms to find a moment of quiet and a break from a busy day! Whether it’s potty training, cleaning wars, or simply rites of passage that come with kids growing-up, the bathroom is such a huge part of our lives.

The Clorox Lounge activities kick-off with the Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes, starting February 27, 2012. During this time, you also have an opportunity to win $10,000 in the Last Comic Sitting Sweepstakes. Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize.

About Last Comic Sitting Competition & Sweepstakes:

The Clorox Lounge activities kick-off with Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes, starting February 27, 2012. Over the course of eight weeks, 10 of the funniest mom and dad comics will go head-to-head in a stand-up throw-down for the chance to sit on the throne and be crowned the Last Comic Sitting. Each week, they’ll face a new challenge and based on your votes, one will be eliminated. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000. For four weeks, you will have the opportunity to vote and narrow the comics down to the top mom and top dad.

You also have an opportunity to win $10,000 in the Last Comic Sitting Sweepstakes. Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize. You can generate up to two additional entries each day, per day, by logging in and commenting, until April 22, 2012. Fans can also enter for a chance to win cool prize packs. Ten prizes will be given each week, for twelve weeks, until April 22, 2012

Disclaimer: “I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox® blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mold on the Run with Tilex “Cancel the Mold Show in Your Bathroom Sweepstakes

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 8:19 PM 2 comments

Mold and mildew moved into your bathroom and won't leave? Kick them to the curb with the deep-cleaning Tilex® lineup.

About Tilex® Mold Stain & Mildew Stain Remover, Refreshing Breeze:

The cleaning power you expect, a new fresh scent you’ll love. Tilex® Mold Stain & Mildew Stain Remover, Refreshing Breeze packs all the dirt-destroying power you demand, attacks mold stains and mildew stains and leaves a refreshing scent to keep your bathroom smelling as clean as it looks.

Mold and mildew are nasty little critters that make their home in wet and damp areas of your bathroom. Nobody wants to walk into a beautifully decorated bathroom and be assaulted with hideous bacteria growth everywhere.

Mold and mildew go away, do not come back on a rainy day. Impossible you say! With a few tips you can banish disgusting mold and mildew into oblivion.

1. Keep it clean! With Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover you can keep mold and mildew at bay and have a bright shiny day with a clean, fresh bathroom.

2. Keep it dry! Mold and mildew love to grow in damp areas like crevices, nooks and crannies. Don't give them a chance to inhabit your space. Be sure to dry everything throughly after running water. Try Tilex® Mildew Root™ Penetrator and Remover to stop the growth before it starts.

3. Keep it aired out! Turn on the exhaust fan and open widows to let moisture out. Without moisture, mold and mildew doesn't stand a chance to grow on your grout. Tilex® Tile & Grout Pen can help you out.

4. Keep it away! Stop mold and mildew in their tracks the Tilex brand of products for all your bathroom cleaning needs. If you stay on top of mold and mildew your bathroom will love you. Germs will hate you, but your family will thank you.

5. Keep it drama free! With a few tips and Tilex you can make cleaning the bathroom drama free. No more worries, just sit back and relax. Say goodbye to mold and mildew and hello to a fresh, clean bathroom with Tilex!

And  to celebrate the new Tilex lineup, Tilex is hosting an exciting sweepstakes with lots of cool prizes! Enter on the Tilex Facebook page and you will have a chance to win one of three 40” flat screen TVs, or one of ten Netflix subscriptions. Also, if you share the news about the sweepstakes with your friends, you’ll receive an additional entry for each friend you invite.

Entries must be submitted by 3/16/12. Click here to enter and for more info.

Disclosure: “I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Tilex blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Monday, February 13, 2012

Little Angels DVD Review Party

Posted by Debra Gray-Elliott at 6:28 PM 0 comments
When I was approached to review Little Angels DVD's and have a preview party I jumped on board. My family and I are big Roma Downy fans and I knew the DVD's would be awesome!

Presented by Executive Producer Roma Downey
A Fun New Educational Series Filled with BIG Adventure
Arrives on DVD February 14

Discover the joy of learning and friendship with this season’s most heavenly new collection! From executive producer Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) comes the first three volumes of a fresh, fun and inspiring educational series that children and their parents (and grandparents too) can enjoy together in LITTLE ANGELS ABC’s, LITTLE ANGELS ANIMALS, and LITTLE ANGELS 1,2,3’s, soaring onto DVD with Digital Copy February 14 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

LITTLE ANGELS is an animated DVD series and has been created for pre-school aged children to teach practical learning skills like ABCs and numbers. The series is presented in a captivating and entertaining format that will help parents to teach their little angels a big love of learning while also providing hours of fun to enjoy together with exciting DVD extras. 

Pre-school twins Alex and Zoe are blessed to have eight Little Angels watching over them – literally! These Little Angels live on the ceiling of their bedroom, painted there so they are the first things the kids see when they wake up in the morning and the last thing they see before they fall asleep at night. The angels come to life when the children need them most, helping guide them through the challenges of their young lives.

As a grandparent of an eight year old boy I am concerned about what he watches and the messages he learns, but with Little Angels he gets a positive Christian message and learns valuable lessons. We were suppose to have a blowout review/Valentine's party but my grandson got sick over the week-end so we had to compromise.

My grandson and I sat down to watch the Little Angels DVD's. At first I didn't think he would be interested, but the way the little angles interacted with Alex and Zoe got his attention(which is hard to do) but eight little angels pulled it off. We ate the peanut butter and jelly gluten free popcorn I received and had a blast. Even though we didn't have a blow out event my grandson gave his friends some of the goodies I received in the mail. He gave out the angel wings and heart picture frames to the little girls in our neighborhood and to the boys he gave out the activity sheets.

By the way my eight year old grandson loves Little Angels!

I was proud of him for showing kindness when he was sick.

I would recommend the Little Angel's DVD collection to parent's and grandparent's because of the wonderful Christian message. It's uplifting and positive. Little Angels is one set of DVD's you don't want to be without in your collection. These DVD's aren't age limited, in fact they are great for the whole family to watch! We love them so much I told all my friends and family.

To find out more about Little Angels check out their FB page and website.

 Disclaimer: I received three copies of Little Angels DVD's, $60 Wal-mart gift card and party supplies for my honest review and opinion.

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