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Monday, April 29, 2013

The Say Goodbye to Mold & Mildew Stains Sweepstakes Is LIVE!

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 8:29 PM 0 comments
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Purex. I received no compensation, but may win a $25 Amazon GC.

Enter the Soft Scrub® Say Goodbye to Mold & Mildew Stains Sweepstakes!

Soft Scrub is proud to introduce the Say Goodbye to Mold and Mildew Stains Sweepstakes featuring NEW Soft Scrub® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover!

One lucky winner will receive $1,000 and a year's supply of Soft Scrub, while 250 second place winners get to try NEW Soft Scrub® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover for FREE!

The Say Goodbye to Mold & Mildew Stains (“Sweepstakes”) will begin at 12:00:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on April 22, 2013 and end at 3:00:00 p.m. PST on May 17, 2013 (“Promotion Period”). Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules, and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Dial Corporation, 19001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (“Sponsor”) who is solely responsible for all aspects of this Sweepstakes.

The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of all the fifty (50) United States, who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of April 22, 2013. Employees, officers and representatives of Sponsor and Zooka Creative (“Administrator”), and any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, franchisees, licensees, distributors, suppliers, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”) and members of the immediate family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and where prohibited, or restricted by law.

All you need to do is enter here.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Purex Insiders Are Expanding!

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 5:35 PM 0 comments
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post.

The Purex Insiders Are Expanding!

Purex Insiders are looking for bloggers who enjoy writing about the following subjects are usually a good fit for the program:
  • Product reviews
  • Savings and giveaways
  • Family lIfestyle
  • DIY and crafts
  • Other family-friendly content
Purex Insiders are also extremely excited to announce that the Purex Insiders are growing into the following areas:

More Types of Products and Promotions
 Although they know that everyone enjoys receiving products from brands like Purex, Dial, Soft Scrub and more, Insiders will soon be able to test out new products and receive exclusive promotions from a wider variety of brands. Stay tuned for more info and sign ups coming soon!

Hispanic Bloggers!
Do you know any one who blogs in spanish or english and has a primarily hispanic readership? If so, please let them know that the Purex Insiders is going to being featuring household products that many hispanic populations will be familiar with, and we are looking for bloggers who would like to test out and review them with their readers!

If you know anyone who may be a good fit for the program, please feel free to let them know they can learn more about the program and apply HERE: http://www.purexinsiders.com/?page=Espanol

Canadian Bloggers!
We will be expanding the program from the US into Canada! This means that finally, bloggers who live in Canada can join the Purex Insiders and receive the latest products to test out and try.

If you know any bloggers who live in Canada, please feel free to let them know they can apply to join the Canadian version of the program HERE: http://www.henkelinsiders.com

The Canadian Purex Insiders will be very similar to the US version, but features a slightly different name: The Henkel Insiders. The Henkel Insiders bloggers will receive the same household brands that the Purex Insiders have come to enjoy.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lizards-Wordless Wednesday

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 10:22 AM 1 comments

 My front yard is like a rain forest for lizards. It attracts a variety of different species, but these two caught my eye and I just had to share.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrate Crayola's Big Colorful 110th Birthday Adventure

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 6:52 PM 0 comments
Disclosure:  Crayola is sending me a box of the limited edition 110th birthday pack to thank me for sharing this information.  

What kid doesn't like birthdays and Crayola Crayons? Come celebrate Crayola's Big Colorful 110th Birthday Adventure with lots of fun and a super birthday bash!

To celebrate their 110th birthday, the 8 original crayons are throwing a birthday bash at the new fun-omenal Crayola Experience, the world's only interactive Crayola family attraction. Right now, they're out on a colorful adventure to spread the news, and you're invited to join the fun!

I love birthday parties and Crayola Crayons! The folks at Crayola want you to celebrate their 110th birthday in style.

How can you join in on the fun? You can FOLLOW the crayons on their adventure, LEARN more about each color and enter to WIN a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayola Experience this coming May, 2013!

Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click "enter now" for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens.

The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child's creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay. It's an experience your kids will never forget - and neither will you!

Crayola Crayons fun for the entire family! Happy 110th birthday!

Le Savonnier Marseillais Organic Soap Review

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 5:22 PM 1 comments
Disclosure: I received SAVON NOIR - 100% Natural All-Purpose Olive Oil Soap to review from www.CelebrateWomanToday. All opinions are my own.

I always look for natural products to use for all my household chores, so when I received my bottle of  Le Savonnier Marseillais 100% Natural All-Purpose Olive Oil Soap to review I couldn't wait to try it out.

 I received Eucalyptus scented and there were a couple of things I  noticed when I first used it. I didn't like the smell. To be honest it smelled like dog shampoo( a big turn-off). I used it for my laundry and it didn't make a lot of suds and it was too thick. I have to admit, my laundry was clean and fresh after I used  Le Savonnier Marseillais 100% Natural All-Purpose Olive Oil Soap.

I would probably use it again for laundry only or maybe on my dog, but for everyday use around the house, I just didn't like the smell.

 Le Savonnier Marseillais 100% Natural All-Purpose Olive Oil Soap is available right now for the special price of $17.00 and is available in unscented, lavender, or eucalyptus.

Savon Noir with olive oil has taken care of homes and gardens for centuries. Well-known for its versatility, it is a natural and effective multi-use cleaner. The concentrated formula makes it very convenient to adjust the dosage based on the need.

The Savon Noir 100% Natural All-Purpose liquid soap is effective on many households washable surfaces. Biodegradable, eco-friendly and economical, with no added colorant and solvents. Our pure and clean design is always in harmony with nature, and is a contemporary interpretation of the ancestral savoir-faire.

SAVON NOIR ALL-PURPOSE 100% Natural made with pure Essential Oils - Effective on many household surfaces

Floors and tiles: Cleans and sanitizes flooring and tile (bathroom or kitchen tile, wood, laminate, stone, or terracotta).

Dishes: Cleans and cuts through grease on dishes, pots, and pans.

Grease: Cuts through grease to remove buildup. Ideal for cleaning ovens, exhaust fans, stovetops, appliance surfaces, counters, and sinks.

Windows: Leaves glass surfaces flawlessly clean without streaking.

Laundry: Can be used just like conventional detergent.

Vehicle: Safe for use on wood, plastic, and carpet. Cleans interior and exterior surfaces. Use on boat decks and hulls, car dashboards, and motorcycles.

Garden: Use on plants including roses ornamental plants, fruit trees, and vegetable gardens.

Spray diluted on plants to protect from insects including greenflies (aphids), mealybugs, and red spider mites.

Household Pets: Used as a shampoo, Savon Noir gently cleans and nourishes your dog’s fur. Keeps your pet’s coat glossy and helps prevent fleas and allergies.

You can learn more about this product  by clicking here.



Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 7:18 AM 10 comments
The world is brown...
It's a sad fact that everyday we are turning our environment brown. Let's face it, our world is dying and we're not doing anything about it!

It's a brand new year and it should be a brand new world. In 2013 every person on this vast planet should do their part to "reduce, reuse, and recycle". I know I am!

My "change the world" initiative is to change the world from brown to green with the three r's. No, I don't intend to change the world with reading, writing and 'rithmatic but reduce, reuse and recycle!

I WANT TO LIVE ON A GREEN PLANET....The first step I can take is teaching my family and myself how to reduce. I need to face the fact head on that we are a family of wasters.

REDUCE: Remember every destruction utilized causes erosion.

In order to have a plan to reduce what my family uses and wastes I came up with a simple solution. I had never really thought much about the destruction I was causing to the planet. I didn't realize every negative thing I was doing when I bought certain product packaging.

I had to reduce my family's wastefulness. It was my duty to turn my family into a green family who actually cared about the planet.

I began to utilize new product packaging. Just because a product is packaged in a smaller container doesn't mean I don't get the same results.

I looked for green packaging. Landfills are over capacity and my household was a contributing factor to the problem, not a solution.

Now instead of utilizing destructive purchasing behavior, my family now utilizes environmentally friendly products. We want to keep the Earth green and clean!

REUSE: Remember efficient use saves Earth.

It's hard for me to remember to reuse. It's also something I need to get into the habit of doing on a daily basis. I've got to learn it's efficient to reuse what I already have and it saves Earth.

Instead of paper or plastic I now use a reusable grocery bag. It's not only economical, but it can be used many times and not harm the planet and take up unwanted space in a landfill.

Many products have multiple uses. I hadn't thought about all the plastic jugs I threw away that could serve other purposes. I now use the jugs for bird feeders, plant containers and scooper's.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to reuses something lying around the house. My family now thinks twice before throwing anything away.

I want to be efficient not deficient with the products I buy. Tons of plastic, glass, aluminum and paper sit in landfills because someone like I used to be didn't reuse what they already had.

Earth is only borrowed, I want to make sure it's here tomorrow!

RECYCLE: Remember Earth cannot yield continuous lost energy.

Through reducing and reusing my resources I learned to recycle. Recycling is one of the most important factors in saving Earth. Earth is overloaded with junk. Junk depletes energy.

I don't want myself or my family to be the cause of energy depletion. We created a recycling station. It's a family affair. The family that recycles together saves the planet together.

Our family uses colored coded bins. It's a great system for my grandson to learn about recycling. Recycling not only teaches him values, but how important our planet really is.

To make recycling more interesting I also have special bins I use to make a point about the condition of Earth. I have a brown bin and a green bin.

During the week everything recyclable goes into the brown bin. It overflows by the end of the week. I point out to my grandson this is how Earth is. It becomes so full of garbage and becomes overcrowded.

On recycling day it's his job to sort the glass, plastic, aluminum and paper into the different bins. When he gets through everything is neat and in its place. The brown bin is empty and the green bins are full . He knows green means money, but I taught him it also means when we take all the stuff we collected throughout the week from the brown bin the Earth is happy and now because we chose to recycle the Earth is now a green planet!


The plan to turn the earth green is simple and it starts with you and me. I want to live on a green planet. I want my grandson to continue to live on a green planet.

Save the Earth
that's my motto;
we're about to hit
Stop all the smog;
the drain is getting
Save the Earth
plant a tree;
so we will be
pollution free.
Clean up the mess;
so we can be our
Save the Earth
give it another chance;
it's time to
Protect our resources;
join forces.
Save the Earth
do it today;
don't delay.

Take the first step. Become proactive....
Create a green world!

Earth Day April 22nd 2013

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 12:00 AM 1 comments
Remember Earth Day is April 22nd! How will you celebrate with your kids?

Save the Earth
that's my motto;
we're about to hit
Stop all the smog;
the drain is getting
Save the Earth
plant a tree;
so we will be
pollution free.
Clean up the mess;
so we can be our
Save the Earth
give it another chance;
it's time to
Protect our resources;
join forces.
Save the Earth
do it today;
don't delay.

To learn more about Earth Day click here.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Share it Forward- Global Mom Relay

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 10:38 AM 0 comments

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. I am only passing this information on to my readers.

You may have heard of "pay it forward." Now, we're asking you to "share it forward." From April 19th through May 3, every time you share a relay post online, Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match your action with a $5 donation to the Shot@Life campaign. That’s enough to protect a child from polio and measles for his or her lifetime.

The Global Mom Relay is a groundbreaking online discussion by leading voices including Amanda Peet, Anne Geddes and Dr. Harvey Karp to highlight the urgent need to improve the health of mothers and children around the world. Today, Shot@Life starts the final leg of the relay to help children worldwide get the vaccines they need.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we’re more than halfway to our goal of raising $500,000 through the Global Mom Relay for initiatives that support the health and safety of women and children worldwide. Now, we’re entering the relay’s final stretch, and we need your support to keep the momentum going.

A simple share unlocks $5 to immunize children against preventable diseases like measles and polio.

There’s no better time to share than now!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Is Your Student Athlete at Risk for Sudden Heart Failure? Find Out During the Live Chat April 9th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST with Jeffrey Towbin, MD and John Lynn Jefferies, MD.

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 5:47 AM 0 comments

Is Your Student Athlete at Risk for Sudden Heart Failure? This is a parent's worst nightmare. 

PartnersHub is working with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on a free live Q and A to help active families understand the risk factors of sudden heart failure in student athletes.

If defibrillation is administered within one minute of collapse, the survival rate for sudden heart failure goes up 90 percent. “Timing is key to survival. Waiting even 10 minutes to defibrillate drops the chances of survival to 10 percent,” says John Lynn Jefferies, MD.

This issue has really hit home for all of us here recently and we want to do what we can to help shed light on this issue.

This is a free, live, on-line Q and A where you and your readers can ask questions in real time. It’s a chance to talk to knowledgeable and experienced doctors and get answers right on the spot.

The Q and A takes place April 9th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST with Jeffrey Towbin, MD and John Lynn Jefferies, MD.

Additional Facts:
Top 5 risk factors for sudden heart failure in student athletes:
1. Family history of sudden death.
2. Fainting or family history of fainting.
3. Family history of arrhythmias or heart muscle disease.
4. Participation in sports (particularly sports that require a burst of activity like basketball, hockey and football).
5. Athlete has gone through puberty (an athlete’s body is stronger at this point and has power during the burst of activity).

Disclaimer: I received this information from Partners Hub to share with my readers. I was not compensated for this post.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 6:53 AM 0 comments

Today is April Fool's Day, but child abuse is no joke!

April is National Child  Abuse Prevention Month...

As a parent and grandparent it saddens me to know so many children are or have been abused. We all can do something to stop this epidemic. We can get involved! It's our duty to save a child from harm.

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Psalms 127:3 NIV


World Autism Awareness Day-April 2nd

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 6:52 AM 0 comments

The fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2012. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? To share your events, please "Like" the World Autism Awareness Day page on Facebook and submit your events by posting the information on the wall.

Thank you for celebrating the wonderful people in our lives affected by autism on April 2 and throughout April which was Autism Awareness Month.


Light It Up Blue!

Last year, more than 70,000 people pledged to Light It Up Blue to shine a light on autism.

Join Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Light It Up Blue. Whether it’s your front porch or your local city hall, an office party or a banquet, the whole world is going blue to increase awareness about autism.

Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support.

Take the pledge now and help shine a light on autism.


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