Thursday, July 29, 2010

NEW reinvented Dove® Hair Care

As some of you may know I am a member of  Bzzagent a Word of Mouth advertising source where I am sent products to try in exchange for "bzzing" or telling others about my experience.  The most recent product I received was Dove's New Reinvented Hair Care Daily Intensive Treatment Conditioner.  We are a Dove family but for some reason I have never tried their haircare products.  I will say I was a little reluctant when I read the words "IntensiveTreatment".  Those words make me think heavy and greasy.  Dove Intensive Treatment Daily Repair was not heavy or greasy at all!  It has a light and pleasant smell and is very easy to use.  You just shampoo/rinse then add conditioner and leave on for 1minute and rinse.  It rinses completely and left my hair feeling healthy.  I will definitely continue to use it when I need conditioner.

Of course my favorite online shopping source,, has Dove products.  You can pick up a 3pk of 8oz bottles for $18.94 without leaving your home!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tips for Ensuring a Healthy, Safe and Successful School Year

It seems that the school year just ended yet the start of a new school year is quickly approaching.  Twittermoms and Airwear challenged me to share tips for ensuring a healthy, safe and successful school year.

  1. Make sure your child has had their needed physicals including eye exam.
  2. Make sure that your child has stayed active during the summer so they will be ready for gym, sports etc.
  3. Keep your child reading and involved in learning activities over the summer.
  4. I like to send healthy lunches so I am always looking for new ideas via the internet and my fellow bloggers to keep lunch fun.
  5. Use reuseable lunch containers that are safety approved for your child's health and to be environmentally responsible.
  6. Send a bottle of hand sanitizer with your child in their backpack and or lunch box.
  7. Encourage hand washing to avoid the viruses that run wild in schools.
  8. Make sure your child has the materials needed for school.  We try to restock paper, check pencils etc.  weekly.
  9. Maintain active communication with your child's teacher.  This benefits everyone.
  10. My favorite tip is:  Always prepare the night before by making sure backpacks are ready, clothes (incl. shoes) are laid out, all forms are signed etc.  It makes the mornings run much smoother.
Hopefully, these tips will help you have a healthy, safe and successful school year.  I look forward to hearing your tips as well.
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Garage Sale Advice?

I am very inexperienced in the area of having a garage sale as I'm not one to easily part with things but when I do, usually donate to various charities.  I have undertaken a massive entire house cleaning project and am in a pinch time wise to host a garage sale to try to make a little cash from the treasures I am parting with.  I would appreciate any advice you may have.  I have been told Craigs List and local newspapers are great ways to advertise.  Any other ideas?  Any tips, tricks?  The last garage sale I had was advertised by the subdivision as a community garage sale and I had less than a dozen customers and was told only a handful in the neighborhood participated. 
BTW: I have already made plans to donate the remainder of items to local charities after the garage sale.

Enjoying Summer

I apologize for the lack of posting lately.  I have had a ton going on this summer some of which I will share with you when the time is right.  I do hope my readers are taking time to enjoy the summer.  Thanks for following my blogging journey.