Apr
18

Total Home Spring Cleaning Supplies from CVS/Pharmacy {Giveaway}

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This post is Sponsored by CVS/Pharmacy but my opinions are 100% my own!

Spring is here and that doesn’t just mean you can open the windows, spend more time outdoors and start getting your garden ready, but it also means it’s time to do some Spring Cleaning inside and get all those winter germs out of the house.  While I don’t like cleaning very much, I do enjoy Spring cleaning and going through the house and getting all the winter dust off everything!

Over the next two weeks I’ll be doing my Spring Cleaning.  I’ll also be using some Total Home products from CVS/Pharmacy while cleaning.   The Total Home line launched last year to offer customers exceptional, reliable options at fraction of the cost when compared to national brands, without sacrificing quality. All 150 Total Home products are built on performance, reliability and have undergone rigorous quality testing.   I find that these products work just as well as the national brands but cost less!  I’m all for saving a little bit of money.   Here is my cleaning plan….

  • Wipe down all counter tops, door knobs, light switches and outlets with Total Home Disinfecting Wipes.   We also have trash baskets in each bedroom and bathroom.  I’ll be using these wipes to wipe them down inside as well.  We use bags for all our trash but I like to ‘clean’ the inside of the baskets from time to time too.
  • Dust all heating vents, baseboards and window sills using Total Home Dry Sweeping Cloths.  Because they hold dust and dirt so well, they are great for using by hand.  Plus my kids can do this for me!
  • Washing along the edges of my bathroom floor with Total Home Scrub Sponges.  While I wash my bathroom floor all year long,  dirt gets pushed to the edges along the tub and walls so a few times a year I get down on my knees with a scrub sponge and clean along the edges.  It’s a total pain to do but I’m so happy after I do it!
  • Wash all windows and storm doors using Total Home Paper Towels.   I’m a big fan of the and use them all the time.  They work just as good as the others and cost a lot less.
  • Wash all blankets and comforters and use Total Home Fabric Softener sheets to make them smell fresh and feel soft!
  • Go through the kids rooms and toss out broken toys, missing pieces that haven’t found homes and papers they’ve collected in their room over the school year.  I’ll be using Total Home Trash bags for this task.

I’m so glad that I can find all the items I need for my cleaning tasks at CVS/Pharmacy.  Considering I have one at the end of my street, it makes it every easy for me to get what I need so I can be done quicker.  I don’t want to spend too much time cleaning so any way I can same time as well is perfect.   The kids are on Spring Break next week so when they say they are bored, we’ll be doing some cleaning around the house.  It’ll be a good time for them to clean out their rooms and their draws.

Here are some additional Spring Cleaning tips from CVS/Pharmacy also using their Total Home products:

CVS Total Home Cleaning Tips

What is on your Spring Cleaning list?

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win some Total Home products from CVS/Pharmacy to help with their Spring Cleaning!

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Apr
14

Monday Giveaway Madness 4/14/2014

It’s Monday again and time for another Monday Giveaway Madness! Check out the giveaways I currently have open and then click on over and list yours or find more!  Some of them end tonight!

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Apr
11

Delivery Man is Now on Blu-Ray and DVD

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Delivery Man arrived on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand on March 25, 2014.  I’m so happy to have finally seen this.  I’m a huge fan of Vince Vaughn and all the clips I saw of this looked really good.

About Delivery Man

In this heartwarming comedy, underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) learns he’s actually an overachiever — he’s fathered 533 children via donations made twenty years earlier! David soon discovers that the shock of his life might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Along the way he discovers not only his true self, but also the father he could become.

It has a great cast with Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, Couples Retreat) as David Wozniack; Cobie Smulders (Marvel’s The Avengers, TV’s “How I Met Your Mother”) as Emma, David’s Girlfriend & Chris Pratt (Moneyball, The Five-Year Engagement) as Brett, David’s Best Friend.  All some of my favorite actors.

I couldn’t wait to become a parent.  My husband kept telling me it was best if we waited until we were out of our apartment and into a house.  And in order to do that we had to save some money.  I kept thinking it was just a stalling mechanism, but boy I was so glad he did that because when we became parents, our entire lives changed and I was glad we weren’t still living in that apartment.  For one, it was way too small for everything that came along with having a baby.  It’s amazing the things we received as gifts and about 75% of them I’m not sure I could have lived without!

But the biggest thing about becoming a parent was the responsibly that I had over this tiny human.  And since I was home with her all day long, I was the one in charge of 80% of her day.

It wasn’t easy. 

It was a huge undertaking.

It was the hardest thing I ever did.

It changed my life completely.  In a way no one could ever have told me.

Fast forward 9 and a half years later since I first became a parent and boy it was the best thing I ever did.  The rewards of being a parent far outweigh the tough times.  I couldn’t imagine not having my girls in my life every single day.  I’m so proud of them and I love watching them learn and discover.  And I’ll love continuing to watch them learn and discover.

Vince Vaughn is lucky to be the dad of all these kids, it changes him so much, he grows up and becomes a person he never knew he could be.  It’s a great comedy that everyone should see, parents and non-parents.

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Apr
11

Earth Day Giveaway with Entenmann’s Little Bites for Fully Recyclable Lunch

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This post is Sponsored by Entenmann’s but my opinions are 100% my own!

I think it’s important to teach kids about recycling and helping to save the earth.  We do our share of recycling at home and try to when we are out.  My kids get the reason’s why we have to and they also love to reporpuse things!  At one point my youngest had a collection of empty tissue boxes that she was decorating with stickers and makers and used them to ‘collect’ her stuff in!
I was happy to learn about a program that Entenmann’s has to help teach kids how easy and rewarding it is to recycle! Kids can be recycling pros and turn trash into cash for their schools through a new campaign with snack time favorite Entenmann’s Little Bites to create a fully recyclable lunch!

The Entenmann’s Little Bites “Recycle… Reuse… Replenish” Fully Recyclable Lunch Earth Day campaign teaches kids the importance of reducing waste while earning money for their schools by redeeming Little Bites pouches for cash and points with recycling partner TerraCycle® through the Entenmann’s Little Bites Pouch Brigade®.

After kids snack on their favorite Entenmann’s Little Bites muffins and brownies, including the newest flavor Strawberry Yogurt, they send the empty pouches to TerraCycle to be turned into new products.

We received one of the recycled lunch bags and the girls thought it was the coolest thing.  I told them about the program and they want to participate and send in our empty pouches too! Lunch Sack & Pouch

Here are some Entenmann’s Little Bites “Recycle…Reuse…Replenish” Fully Recyclable Lunch Tips:

Recycle

  • Check-it: look for numbers and recycling symbols on plastics to know what types get reused
  • Not sure what to do with your Little Bites pouches? Now you can recycle them with the TerraCycle Brigade programs and sign up  your school if it is not already participating. Check out what other lunch items TerraCycle recycles here: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades.html

Reuse

  • Put your sandwich in reusable lunchbox container to take home and use again
  • Before you toss anything away, stop to think about how you might be able to use it again.  TerraCycle’s team of designers makes products out of wrappers and packaging.  Check out http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/do-it-yourself-projects.html for ideas.

Replenish

  • Have any leftovers from lunch? Before you throw away, make sure to check out what biodegradable foods can be brought back home to be added to a compost pile.
  • Make compost at home! Be sure to include the three basic ingredients: Browns (dead leaves, branches, twigs, cardboard, newspaper), Greens (grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, coffee grounds) and Water to make an effective outdoor composting area.  Check out more info from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) here: http://www2.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

The TerraCycle recycling programs reward the schools with cash or charity gifts for each pouch received. Parents can make a difference, too. To learn how to become a team leader and get your children’s school signed up to recycle Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches, please visit TerraCycle.com. Entenmann’s Bakery is also having a sweepstakes on Facebook from March through April where fans can win weekly prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000 cash.

 

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win an Entenmann’s Prize package with a $25 Home Depot Gift Card, Entenmann’s product coupons and a recycled lunch bag!

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Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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Apr
08

Sofia The First: The Floating Palace DVD Review {Giveaway}

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This post is Sponsored by Disney but my opinions are 100% my own!

For all those Sofia fans out there, she’s back with another DVD.  She’s making waves and exploring the water world in Sofia The First: The Floating Palace DVD on April 8th! Witness her transform into a mermaid to help save her new mermaid friends from danger and be on the look out for Princess Ariel’s cameo.

About Sofia The First: The Floating Palace DVD

Do YOU believe in mermaids? You will – when you set sail on a magical full-length adventure under the sea with Sofia the First! After Sofia helps a young mermaid named Oona, Sofia’s amulet grants her the power to transform into a mermaid and visit her new friend’s secret underwater kingdom. But when Cedric (disguised as a sea monster) plots to steal Oona’s enchanted Mermaid Comb, danger surfaces for both worlds. With a little help from special guest, Princess Ariel, Sofia embarks on an adventure to rescue Oona. Overflowing with oceans of song-filled fun – plus three more exciting episodes – Sofia the First: The Floating Palace proves that when families and friends work together, they can weather any storm and save the day!

The DVD includes three bonus episodes and FREE exclusive friendship bracelets:

  • Tri-Kingdom Picnic
  • Finding Clover
  • Make Way for Miss Nettle

Here is a clip from the movie:

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win Sofia The First: The Floating Palace DVD!

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