Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mr Mucus on his travels - keeping my family free of allergies and colds

 I won a Mr Mucus doll from the Mucus Fighters Community and we enjoy taking him along on our travels. Even though our puppy, see image below, does not quite know what to make of this green figure, we take Mr Mucus along to calm some nerves. This is us sitting in a car before 8Am as we were arriving at our doctor's office for a 8AM visit. Talk about a not ideal start to the week. Getting out of the house early on a Monday to see a doctor. But with Mr Mucus, nerves are calm and we manage to smile. Because, let's face it, who does not love a rotund green middle-aged looking guy who is constantly seemingly asking what am I doing here? Well, Mr Mucus, you calm our nerves and make us smile. So thanks for that!
copyright Durhamonthecheap - Floppy thinking -  who is that guy?
So Thanks Mucinex, not just for the lovely Mr Mucus. But most of all for Mucinex keeping our allergies at bay and no colds this winter! Spring is enjoyed in the garden, getting the flower beds ready and no pollen is holding this family back!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - Mr Mucus is also going to the doctor!

Disclaimer: #ad I won a Mr. Mucus Doll from the Mucus Fighters Community! Join now! #AdventureWithMrMucus http://bit.ly/2hUJ532

Monday, March 20, 2017

Arm and Hammer Baking soda - useful cleaning agent in the house

copyright Durhamonthecheap - love the sprinkler for the baking soda, makes cleaning so much easier.
I am in the middle of spring cleaning and with Arm and Hammer Baking Soda my rugs and carpets get the treatment to deodorize. I am particularly happy because with this handy shaker bottle I can sprinkle Arm and Hammer Baking Soda easily on rugs and carpets. I am using this cheap, but effective cleaning regimen a lot this year because we have a puppy and I still want my rugs and carpets to smell as if we had no puppy in the house. All you do is sprinkle some Arm and Hammer Baking Soda on the rug or carpet, let it sit for a few minutes and then vacuum over it. Smell is gone, colors are more bright and the carpet/rug looks like new again and it smells great!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - sprinkle some Arm and Hammer on the carpet and then vacuum for a fresh scent
Disclaimer: I received a free product through the Arm + Hammer Simple Solutions Community. All opinion expressed are my own and have not been influenced by any third party.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Crowdtap Sampling: Mrs. Meyer's Hand Soap and Lotion in Basil Scent

copyright Durhamonthecheap - my great samples from Mrs. Meyers, love the basil scent.
Through Crowdtap, I was given an opportunity to sample Mrs. Meyer's hand soap and lotion in Basil scent. I was at first surprised that basil was considered as a scent for hand soap, but having used it now for a few days, it makes sense because the herbal scent just makes my hand appear very clean and it actually a definitely neutral scent that works for both men and women (and kids of all ages).
copyright Durhamonthecheap - nice addition of Mrs Meyers to the guest bath
 I have used Mrs. Meyers a couple of times in the past and have always been impressed by the quality of the products and how well they work and are tolerated by my often sensitive skin. I looked at the soap selection on the website and noticed that Mrs. Meyers has really expanded the scent selection, Lemon Verbena is still my all -time favorite, but now orange glove and other scents have been added and I am even more impressed with Mrs/ Meyers. Unique scents, high quality products and all natural - if you are looking for a housewarming or hostess gift, these hand soaps are an excellent choice. So give Mrs. Meyers a try.

Disclaimer: I received samples in exchange for a review through Crowdtap. All opinion expressed are my own and have not been influenced by any third party.

Crowdtap sampling: Dijon mustard by French's

 Through Crowdtap I was provided with a sample of French's Dijon mustard. That's right, the company famous for their yellow mustard, now has a Dijon mustard in their offering made with real Chardonnay wine. We sampled it and are in love. The mustard just has the right amount of bite to make it a nice addition and add some umph to meals, but is not really spicy like some brown mustard. I like a snack of pretzels with some Dijon or we add it to ham sandwiches. There are tons of uses for this product. Next on our list is eggs with mustard sauce - I cannot wait to reinvent this meal from my grandmother and give it a modern twist.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - a little of bit of Dijon on ham and asparagus for a light and healthy snack

copyright Durhamonthecheap - who says eating with French's Dijon cannot be fun?
 So if you are looking for a high quality and very tasty addition to your mustard or condiment offering, give this Dion a try. We loved it at our house and will continue to use it.

Disclaimer: I received samples in exchange for a review through Crowdtap. All opinion expressed are my own and have not been influenced by any third party.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

new opinion site and possible free products for Arm and Hammer

I love Arm and Hammer baking soda - I use it for a lot of different things around the house, certainly not just for cooking or baking.

If you have followed my blog, you will know that it does serve you well to have some baking soda at home for carpet cleaning - safe for kids and pets. I still use my fancy sprinkle machine that I got through Arm and Hammer a couple of years ago to clean my rugs and carpets. See the action shot below!

So if you are interested, consider joining the ARM and HAMMER Simple Solutions Community. 
copyright Durhamonthecheal - baking soda will clean and deodorize carpets
Disclaimer; I may have received something for free in exchange for this posting, but the opinion is my own.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Free sample Betty Crocker = Hurry - going fast = Nature Valley Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Cups

Go to their membership site, fill out a form (membership required) for a free sample of
Nature Valley Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Cups
Whole grain granola cups filled with creamy peanut butter, dipped into chocolatey goodness and topped with peanuts. Crunchy, creamy, delicious. 
 
http://www.bettycrocker.com/Coupons-Promotions/free-samples
 
 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Crowdtap sampling: Luvsome dog food to keep your puppy healthy!

Through Crowdtap I was able to give Floppy my lab springer mix, some great food courtesy of Luvsome. They also included a nice toy and some healthy cranberry pumpkin treats. Floppy has happily accepted the toy, playing catch with it almost every day and really gets excited, as you can see below, when he gets the pumpkin treat.

copyright Durhamonthecheap - happy puppy makes for a happy owner!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - Floppy enjoying the Luvsome dry dog food!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - Floppy will be very nice if you promise him a tasty Luvsome treat.
 I found Luvsome food at the local Kroger in S. Durham and the pricing is very reasonable. Floppy really enjoys the dry food, we mix it with some wet food, but leave a little bit of dry food in his bowl that he can snack on during the day. Usually, the snack is gone within an hour and he still gets excited when we fill his bowl. I also noticed that he is still very active and loves to jump around in the yard.
So if you are looking for healthy dog food that has high quality ingredients and that your dog will love, give Luvsome a try.



Disclaimer: I received a free sample in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed are solely my own and have been influenced by any third party.