Monday, June 17, 2013

Cascade Platinum Gel Pacs-Excellent Cleaning Technology

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade.  I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

To be frank, the daily chore of doing the family dishes may not be one of my favorite tasks….But I have always counted on Cascade automatic dish washing detergent to help make this important work much less tedious.  I have depended on Cascade to help make my dishes clean and sparkling. 

I was recently provided a sample of their Cascade Platinum Pacs to try at home and share my results.  I have been very pleasantly amazed by the “amped up” results with this new product variety.  I have noticed cleaner results for both my dishes as well as the dishwasher!  I have experienced outstanding cleaning and my dishwasher’s interior looks and smells much cleaner.  I love not having to rewash or rinse dishes before or after cleaning as I’m a working mom that leads a busy life.  I have also found that these great gel pacs dissolve thoroughly rather than experiencing my own personal melt-down when only partially dissolving as some other gel pac dishwashing products I have tried in the past.  I will continue to shop for the Cascade Platinum to keep enjoying this “upgrade” for my dishes - It’s evident that Cascade values my time and resources by continuing to research and develop improved technology in their family of products for busy moms like me!  My guess is you are with me on the same page, right?

According to Cascade, this latest technology allows Cascade Platinum Pacs to deliver the most powerful clean available while simultaneously helping to maintain the sparkling look of your clean dishwasher interior.  It has an advanced triple action “recipe” that is specially designed to leave dishware virtually spot-free and help prevent the build-up of hard-water film on dishwasher walls. 

Why we need this:
-Powers away touch, 24-hour stuck-on food
-Eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes
-Helps maintain the look of new machines and prevent additional hard-water film build-up
-Delivers exceptional dishware shine
-Contains the Grease Fighting Power of Dawn

Cascade is partnering with Gail Simmons, Top Chef judge and editor of Food+Wine magazine.  Gail has partnered with Cascade to discuss why presentation is just as important as preparation. 
Learn more about this great collaboration with Gail Simmons by viewing videos available on the Link to the Cascade Facebook page: and Cascade YouTube page:

Be sure to visit the Cascade link to learn more about this product:
You can also “Like” to follow on the Cascade Facebook Page to keep up with all the latest news and events to stay connected.

Cascade is currently hosting The Cascade “My Platinum” contest for four weeks via Instagram by encouraging fans to upload photos related to weekly contest themes.  You can show off how sparkling clean Cascade makes all your pots, pans and dishes to be entered to win fantastic prizes like a new Whirlpool dishwasher! 
Week 3 is just kicking off (Entry: 6/17-6/23) with “My Platinum Clink” theme. 
Show us how you serve up creative concoctions in sparkling glasses.  Cheers!
Visit the contest page at for more information on how to enter and submit entries via Instagram.  Be sure to use the #MyPlatinum hashtag and tag @MyCascade in your entries to qualify.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash from Influenster

I was so pleased to be selected to receive another great product sample to try and share my experiences from Influenster VoxBox!  The new Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash cleanser is a great multi-tasker for the family.  The scent is simple and clean and it works great for hair and body - great for men, women, teens and kids, too!  I love seeing that my shower seat is now free of extra products since we can downsize to just the one bottle for everything!

I found it to be a great body wash and shampoo product that leaves me feeling fresh and clean without residue after rinsing. It's a great value and has the great Ivory branding we all know and trust!   I do recommend this product.  And it's Made in the USA!

Now that summer is here with all the hot and stickiness of outdoor fun, be sure to try out these new Ivory products for your family.

I received a complimentary Ivory 2-IN-1 Hair & Body Wash product from Influenster.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

SimpleHuman Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror

I was so excited to receive this amazing and innovative SimpleHuman Lighted Make Up Vanity Mirror to sample and review from ModernMom.  This mirror is super smart and fun to use.  I found it to be ultra easy to set up and charge with the provided instructions and detachable cord.  You can even charge it from your about tech-savvy beauty!

I have used a lighted mirror since childhood, but had no idea how great the latest technology has become!  This is not my mother's makeup's absolutely the best mirror I have ever used!  The SimpleTouch has incredible features in a sleek, beautiful stainless steel body. The mirror is a 5X magnification and a great size that makes my daily skincare and makeup application a breeze.  I don't wear contact lenses, but I could expect that this mirror would be a great help with this as well.   Also great for the male shaving routine!  It has a motion sensor that literally learns your behavior to turn on and off  when you approach it!   Great LED lighting and wireless charge capability means extended bulb life and no cords on your sink or it!

Definitely check out this luxe beauty tool to upgrade your routine!

The sensor mirror lights up automatically as your face approaches. Its tru-lux light system simulates natural sunlight, allowing you to see full color variation, so you'll know when your makeup is color-correct and flawless. And unlike traditional bulbs or fluorescent lighting, our long-lasting LEDs won't burn out or diminish even after many years of regular use. We designed it to be cordless, so there are no messy cords cluttering up your counterspace. It easily recharges with the included USB cord and adapter. The distortion-free mirror is 5x magnification — ideal for providing exceptional detail while still allowing you to see your entire face at once.

Visit their website to learn more:

Although it may be a bit pricey at $200, I believe its a great investment that comes with a 5 year warranty, giving confidence for this purchase!

I received a SimpleTouch Lighted Makeup Vanity Mirror from to facilitate my unbiased review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Box Tops for Education and Winn Dixie FuelPerks-Flash Contest

I am a total coupon to realize the best value for our hard-earned dollars! I am thrilled with my local Winn Dixie Supermarket - I've shared previously about my savings and their latest addition of added value with the FuelPerks! rewards....Just this week I paid only $1.89 per gallon for regular with a reward of $1.50/gallon for 20 gallons at my local Shell station - so awesome!!!

Now that it's January and you're back to the routine of taking the kids to dance or chess club and running all those errands, Box Tops and Winn Dixie fuelperks! can help support your family's adventures! Gear up on Bonus Box Tops for the upcoming school year and fuel up on great savings when you purchase participating Box Tops for Education products at Winn Dixie.

When you buy 5 participating Box Tops items at Winn Dixie save 10 cents per gallon on gas AND get 20 Bonus Box Tops
Find great savings on Box Tops products including Big G cereal, Nature Valley and Fiber One bars, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, and many other great products
Check out to find out more about the Box Tops for Education program and how you can help support your local school

Here's the FLASH CONTEST details...
Please comment on this post and tell me what you will do with the money saved by shopping at Winn Dixie and earning your FuelPerks! One winner will be randomly selected on January 17, 2013 to receive a Winn Dixie $25 Gift card! Must be a US resident; age 18 or older. Be sure to provide your email contact information.

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