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

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Apr
17

Fill Those Easter Baskets with Lindt Gold Bunny Chocolates

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

Looking to finish up filling those Easter Baskets today?   The iconic Lindt GOLD BUNNY is a great addition to any Easter basket or celebration, and it’s the only bunny that gives back, raising funds and awareness for Autism Speaks through a 10-cent donation for each bunny sold in 2014, up to $100,000.

I love companies that help bring awareness to causes as important as Autism Speaks.  And all you have to do to help is to purchase a Lindt bunny!  I think it’s a great deal for you since Lindt chocolate is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!

I was in CVS/Pharmacy this week and they have a HUGE Lindt display with all the fun Easter products including:

  • NEW! Lindt Gold Bunny All Ears (1.7 oz): Get playful this Easter and dress up as the Lindt Gold Bunny. This set of plush GOLD BUNNY ears and the 1.7 oz hollow Milk Chocolate bunny will have everyone getting into the Easter spirit. It sells for about $6.99.
  • NEW! Lindt Carrot Boxes (4.4 oz): This year the Easter bunny isn’t the only one eating carrots! Enjoy a variety of Lindt offerings in one playful, oversized carrot box. Each box includes favorites from this year’s Easter collection – Milk chocolate mini hollow figures, hazelnut crisp Bugs & Bees, hazelnut crisp Chocolate Carrots and LINDOR Milk Chocolate eggs. It sells for about $6.99.
  • LINDOR Milk Chocolate Mini Egg Bag (3.5 oz): Give the gift of a smooth melting milk chocolate truffle this Easter – sure to be the favorite egg to hunt for! It sells for about $2.99.

Lindt just launched their new Facebook game that can help donate even more to Autism Speaks.  Check out out on the Lindt Facebook page.

My kids will be very happy Easter morning when they find some Lindt Chocolate in their baskets!  And I’m excited to have some of it with them! ;-)

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

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Apr
15

Bring Spring into Your Home with the Febreze Spring Collection #FebrezeSpring

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This post is Sponsored by SheSpeaks and Febreze but my opinions are 100% my own!

I am so happy that Spring is finally here!  Last night we actually slept with the window open.   Nothing beats waking up to the sounds outside…. it’s a sure sign that Spring is here.   Being in the mindset that Spring is here makes my days easier to get through.  We’ve had wicked cabin fever this winter.  I’m not sure if it really was a long winter or if it just felt like it.

Plus now we have Max and he needs to go outside several times a day.   The first week we had him it was still very cold outside and he didn’t like it one bit.  It is much easier to get a puppy to go outside to do his business when it’s not cold.   This past week even he has enjoyed the nice sunshine not only outside, but streaming through the windows and doors!

If you aren’t quite feeling ‘Sping’ yet, Febreze can help with their Spring Collection.   The Febreze Noticeables scented oil warmer and Set & Refresh along with other Febreze products, will help your home smell like Spring even if it’s still chilly outside.    You can find this limited edition Spring collection at Walmart.

I love the Set & Fresh the most because I can easily move it from room to room.  Plus it can be up on a shelf and no one will even know it’s there.  And it’s out of reach from children and pets.  And they are super simple to use and there is no electricity needed.  Just pop the cartridge in and you’ll hear a ‘click’ and then you’ll know it’s in place.  You can adjust the intensity by pulling down on the bottom to open it more or less.

The Noticeables is just as easy to use but you do need to plug it into an electric outlet.   However, they have two scents in each refill.  I received the Sweet Pea and Pink Petals.   With the two scents you get a great boost and it smells great!  And you can also adjust to how strong you want it.  Just slide the lever in the back to the left for LOW or to the right for HIGH.

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I have it in my office to remind me that Spring is here while in working during the day.  It’s right next to the window so I can also see the sun shining through.

We pulled the girls bikes out of the shed last weekend and now they are getting lots of exercise and fresh air.  And last year I bought a bike too so we’ll be spending lots of time on them this Spring.  It really is my favorite time of the year even though I tell my kids that back to school season is my favorite time!  I love to tease them.

What is your favorite thing to do in the Spingtime?

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

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Apr
14

Have you Played The Lego Movie Videogame Yet?

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This post is Sponsored by The LEGO Movie Videogame but my opinions are 100% my own!

Step into a LEGO® game unlike any other and become a true Master Builder!   The LEGO Movie Videogame is now available in retail stores for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held, and Windows PC.

The LEGO Movie Videogame, released with the highly anticipated “The LEGO Movie,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S, takes players on an awesome adventure through fantastical LEGO worlds, including Bricksburg, Cloud Cuckoo Land and the Wild West of Flatbush Gulch. And for the first time ever in a LEGO game, all environments are made entirely of digital LEGO bricks.

“We challenged ourselves to introduce a new element never-before-seen in any LEGO game and did that with environments made entirely out of LEGO bricks, giving players more authentic opportunities to interact with the world around them,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “This is a chance for every LEGO builder to collect LEGO instruction pages and harness the powers of the Master Builders.”

Based on the humorous and action-packed events from the film, The LEGO Movie Videogame puts players in control of Emmet, an ordinary LEGO minifigure mistakenly thought to be “The Special” — a character prophesized to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant.  Using the abilities of more than 90 characters inspired by the film, which include an unlikely cast from some of the world’s most beloved and well-knowing properties, including DC Comics Super Heroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, family members of all ages will navigate 15 exciting levels in the console version and 45 action-packed missions in the handheld version.  With unexpected moments and twists at every level, gamers will build their way -through a uniquely LEGO adventure on their ultimate mission to bring creativity to their LEGO world.

Among the playable characters in the game are fan-favorites from the film like Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt; Vitruvius, voiced by Morgan Freeman; Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks; Batman, voiced by Will Arnett; and Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell.

The LEGO Movie Videogame is rated “E10+” for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB and is now available for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for the suggested retail price of $59.99, for Xbox 360, PS3™ and Wii U™ for the suggested retail price of $49.99, PS®Vita and Nintendo 3DS™ for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and Windows PC for the suggested retail price of $29.99.

We received a copy of The LEGO Movie Videogame for the PS3 and my girls instantly began playing it.   We haven’t seen the movie yet but that didn’t matter to them.  They love exploring new games.   It didn’t take them long to find their way around and they love it!

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

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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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