New Purex PowerShot Review & Giveaway (1/31/15)

I received an awesome new product from Purex last week! It’s their new Purex PowerShot and you will be able find it in stores starting in February.

PurexPowerShot_BoxThis new Purex product does the measuring for you! Purex PowerShot simplifies the laundry routine by being the only bottle that automatically dispenses the right amount of super concentrated formula with 50% more stain fighting power in every drop.* (*As compared to regular Purex liquid detergent.)

PurexPowerShot_1To use you’ll just open the cap, flip the bottle upside down once for a regular load of laundry. You’ll flip a second time for large or extra dirty loads. This built-in auto-dosing technology in the bottle does the measuring for you, so there’s no waste! Purex PowerShot will perfectly clean every time!

Purex PowerShot is available in Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements Linen & Lilies.

My Review
It smells great and I was excited to try it. When I did, it already had a portion in there, so I was a bit confused, even though it does say flip upside down, and flip back. Heh. Otherwise, was great to use…and to have the portion for you and no cap mess to deal with! Yep, I showed some friends and they already loved that! They eagerly took the $1.50 off coupons that I was provided to share with friends and family.

PurexPowerShot_3PurexPowerShot_2Purex Sweepstakes
To celebrate the release of the NEW Purex PowerShot detergent, the Purex brand is hosting a Sweepstakes. When you register, you will receive a dollar off coupon when the product is available at a retailer near you. Three grand prize winners will receive a Whirlpool washer and dryer, while 300 runner ups will receive a free bottle of Purex PowerShot detergent. ENTER HERE!

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TWO lucky winners will each receive ONE Purex PowerShot Free Product coupon (up to $6)! The Jubar Sharing giveaway ends on 2/11/15 at 12:00am (starts 2/1/15 at12:00am). If you win, you must respond within 24 hours with your mailing address, or a new winner will be chosen.
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The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex PowerShot in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review & Giveaway (11/5/14)

Last month I received a bottle of the NEW Purex Crystals Aromatherapy from Purex Insiders! I was so excited to try, since we already love Purex Crystals.


Purex Crystals Aromatherapy comes in three scents – Well Being, Energy, and Serenity and became available in mid-October. These are an in-wash scent booster that can stimulate your life! Express your mood with each unique aroma! They are energizing and long lasting with citrus and floral scents blended with essential oils.


I received the Energy scent and wasn’t initially happy I received it, but then I changed my mind because energizing is just what I needed from an in-wash booster! It really smells great after washing. I felt it lasts better on clothes that you hang dry versus those tossed in the dryer.

PurexCrystalsAromatherapy_EnergyAnd, now for the giveaway!


Jubar Sharing Giveaway
TWO lucky winners will each receive ONE Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Free Product coupon (up to $6)! The Jubar Sharing giveaway ends on 11/11/14 at 12:00am. If you win, you must respond within 24 hours with your mailing address, or a new winner will be chosen.
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The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals Aromatherapy in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection Sample!

As a Purex Insider I get to try not only Purex products, but other products like Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection! I was so excited to be selected to participate in this campaign, but I must admit I was a little underwhelmed by the samples when I first got them. That did change…but first…about the product.

SpellbindersThe Spellbinders Celebra’tions by Richard Garay is a complete collection of dies, stamps, paper, inks & accessories all coordinated to work perfectly together. Use them to create one-of-a-kind cards, gifts, scrapbook layouts & more.

I was provided with a kit that included with everything I needed to create two beautiful little projects, along with instruction sheets. One was to make the Celebrate Party Hat Card and the other was to make the Best Day Ever Treat Bag. I also received the Many Words pack of clear polymer stamps.

20140728_21010920140728_21005820140728_213742I made the Celebrate Party Hat Card first. Gathered up everything I needed, which most was provided other than some glue (luckily I had a small bottle). The instructions were easy to follow and in a short amount of time I created a hand-made card! Now that was fun! It was super cute!

20140728_210458CelebratePartyHatCard20140728_212044Then, I started the Best Day Ever Treat Bag. I could only start it, as I wasn’t ready to fill it with treats to give to anyone. It was also easy to follow and quickly prepped. I don’t really like it as much, but I do like the fact that I made it…and it’s sort of cute. Just not colors I like much.

20140728_21223920140728_213101All-in-all these two little projects made me want to buy some to make for family and friends! These are pretty neat. I recommend checking out all they have to offer and getting some creations of your own, if you would like to share hand-made crafts with loved ones. As these are so easy to create and even expand upon to your imagination’s content!

*The Spellbinders brand provided me with a sample of Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.*


Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets Review & Giveaway

I received the wonderful opportunity to try Purex‘s NEW Crystals Dryer Sheets! I received one box of the lavender blossom scent and coupons to share.

PurexCrystalsDryerSheets_InsidersKitProduct Information
Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets do more than just reduce static cling and leave your family’s laundry soft and smelling fresh, they have the ability to keep your whole house smelling fresh, too! Grab your favorite scent and tuck a sheet into hampers, linen closets, and any other laundry storage areas.

PurexCrystalsDryerSheetsPurex Crystals Dryer Sheets provide 30 days of long-lasting freshness, reduce static cling, and repel pet hair and lint! You should be able to find them at Walmart and other fine retailers since March 2014.

These Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets definitely have a very strong scent coming out of the box! I was a little over-powered when I opened the box and sneezed. I was nervous to give them a chance, but I did. I washed a load of laundry and then when in the dryer, I tossed in a Crystals Dryer Sheet. Well, when that load of laundry came out of the dryer, they smelled great! Really great! I have to say I was super excited to see Purex finally making a dryer sheet and using their Crystals brand’s scents! I’ll be buying them in the future.

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TWO lucky winners will each receive ONE Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets. Free Product coupon (up to $6)! The Jubar Sharing giveaway ends on 5/19/14 at 12:00am. If you win, you must respond within 24 hours with your mailing address, or a new winner will be chosen.
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The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Moms’ Night Out Sweepstakes

MomsNightOutPromoBeing a mom is the hardest job on the planet, and sometimes a mom needs a break, too! Purex is celebrating Mother’s Day and the release of Sony’s new motion picture ‘Moms’ Night Out’ by giving away a night out for you and five friends!

Enter here for your chance to win! Sweepstakes ends May 11, 2014.

One Grand Prize Winner

  • Limo service for the evening
  • Dinner at a nice restaurant
  • 6 free movie tickets/passes
  • $100 for movie snacks

10 runners up

  • 4 free movie tickets/passes

What would you do with five friends on your night out? I’d go to a wine bar and laugh and chat it up! It’s always great having a ladies night out and sharing.

Watch an exclusive clip of Moms’ Night Out! In theaters May 9, 2014

Purex Summer Starts Early Sweepstakes!

Purex wants to know if you are ready to head to the beach? If so, then this is the sweepstakes for you to enter!

Running_FLTEnter for your chance to win a trip for your family of four to Myrtle Beach, SC & the Crown Reef Resort from Purex. You could win a vacation of sun & adventure at one of the top beach destinations in the country AND receive a year’s supply of your favorite Purex detergent!

1477-Mrytlebeach-crownreefENTER HERE! Sweepstakes ends April 30, 2014 at 3pm PST (6pm EST).

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Purex No Sort for Colors Review & Giveaway

Purex Insiders has provided me with another great product to try and share – Purex No Sort for Colors detergent! I received a bottle of the Purex No Sort for Colors detergent and coupons to have a giveaway.

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New Purex No Sort for Colors detergent is the latest from the Purex brand to simplify your laundry routine. It features breakthrough Anti-Color-Transfer Technology that traps loose dyes in the wash and reduces color bleeding accidents in your mixed color loads leaving your clothes clean and bright. This new technology traps loose dyes in the wash and dos not let them settle onto other fabrics.

PurexNoSortDetergentPacked with innovation, but not a miracle worker! Please follow these words of advice: wash strongly colored fabrics or new pieces of clothing, especially jeans, separately at least 5 times before doing a mixed color load with Purex No Sort for Colors detergent.

It has a really great scent and I look forward to seeing this new Purex No Sort for Colors detergent in action! My boyfriend just tossed a load of reds, blacks, and other colors in…so it was the perfect time to try it out! After the wash, I wasn’t sure the scent was as good going in, but it sure is a help not to have to sort colors. I washed some of my own clothes and definitely like this detergent. I will probably still keep whites separate, but I sort colors, too…so now I’ll be able to just have colors and whites! It’s very exciting, but I do hope they expand the scents for this new product of theirs.

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To celebrate the release of the NEW Purex No Sort for Colors detergent, the Purex brand is hosting a Sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000, while 100 2nd place winners will receive a coupon for a free Purex No Sort for Colors detergent. ENTER HERE!

Jubar Sharing Giveaway
TWO lucky winners will each receive ONE Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent Free Product coupon (up to $6)! The Jubar Sharing giveaway ends on 4/26/14 at 12:00am. If you win, you must respond within 24 hours with your mailing address, or a new winner will be chosen.
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The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex No Sort for Color detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

March 2014 Movies Watched

March movies were an equal parts movies and documentaries. I’m definitely back into my documentary phase. This includes Ted Talks and watching youtube channels – vlog brothers, SciShow, and Veritasium. I really enjoy learning and highly recommend those three channels if you enjoy learning, too. I might later do a blog post about my further thoughts on the channels, but for now here are the March movies and documentaries I watched.

Airheads (maybe rewatch) – I was in the mood for a 90s movie and this did not disappoint and also had my late 90s crush of Brendan Fraiser in it. I really can’t remember if I ever saw this before, but somehow I think I must have. Things sure get out of hand in a radio studio, but phew…sort of work out.


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (rewatch) – It had been quite a while since I’d seen this movie and just as fun as always…but amazing what one doesn’t remember! Like Jennifer Grey being the sister and in a lot of the movie! Some of the things no one would get away with now…like the principal going to Ferris’s house!


Down Periscope (maybe rewatch) – Another movie I must’ve seen before, but can’t really remember. Pete said it was hilarious…and actually it was. Heh.


Legally Blondes – Twin cousins of Elle move from England to CA with their father to start a new life. They live in Elle’s house and attend her former boarding school. Of course…things go wrong and aren’t as easy as things were for them in England…and then, of course, one twin must defend they other twin in a school trial. It’s cute, but more a guilty pleasure.


The Lifeguard – A woman (Kristen Bell) wants to restart her life, so she moves back home to figure things out and takes on her college job of a lifeguard. Well, things aren’t always that easy…and really get kind of complicated…when she has a relationship with a boy in high school and well, she’s like out-of-college and had a job and everything. Luckily things work out alright for her in the end, but ya…they touch on jail and job losses and my-oh-my…ain’t life complicated. It was dark…and slow at times…and sad other times.


Fifty Pills – A young man must sell 50 pills that his roommate left behind in order to pay for his next semester of college. If only that was so easy…turning drug dealer has it’s disadvantages for sure. And, to make matters worse the girl he’s interested in…ya she doesn’t think he should do it…and he lies at first, but she finds out…but haha in the end it all works out. It’s an okay movie and was the second one of the night with Kristen Bell.


The Sweetest Thing (rewatch) – Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Selma Blair star. I know I went to the theater to watch this movie when I was in college, but hadn’t seen it since. It was a fun movie to watch…party girl can’t get a guy she meets at a nightclub out of her head…so her and friend try to track him down…oh oh…hijinks ensue! Then, she finds out it was HIS wedding and not his brother’s that he was going to! D’oh! Of course….it’s a cute romantic comedy and all ends well that is supposed to!


The Real Story: Indiana Jones (documentary) – This gave examples of men in the early 1900’s who could have inspired Lucas and Spielberg in creating Indiana Jones. The possibility is there, but none acknowledged by either.


Secrets: The Turin Shroud (documentary) – This went through the many ideas about the Turin Shroud and how it came to be…that was pretty interesting. Still up to debate to many, but also, still the burial shroud of Jesus to many.


Mystery Files: Leondardo DaVinci (documentary) – This was saying that DaVinci was not the first to have the ideas he did…that he was only improving upon others, or even noting they were someone’s. Hmm…


Mystery Files: Alexander the Great (documentary) – This was about Alexander the Great, but I think I wasn’t paying that much attention…with it being a Mystery Files, more than likely was speculation about something rather than fact.


Mystery Files: King Arthur (documentary) – This was more about the potential inspirations for the story, and not saying that King Arthur existed. Elements of King Arthur can likely be found in some, but who knows if really they were the inspiration…


Secrets: Richard III Revealed (documentary) – This was about finding Richard III’s skeletal remains under a parking lot in England. I remember reading about it last year, so it was neat to hear the whole story. Quite amazing that they actually found his remains and that it turns out, he was indeed a hunchback.


Mystery Files: Pope Joan (documentary) – Was there ever a woman that was Pope? Some say there was, religion says there was not. I’m skeptical…and do think it’s more myth than reality. It would be very cool to find out this was true, though.


 The Woman Who Wasn’t There (documentary) – This was wild, I had no idea a woman totally convinced people for years that she was a 9/11 survivor and was so involved with everyone! She’s a sociopath that really lived a lie, but it caught up with her and now no one knows where she is. Pretty fascinating, but understandable that it was very upsetting for actual survivors to find out she lied to them when they had befriended her and let her into their lives.


Mystery Files: Marco Polo (documentary) – Did I really watch this? Honestly, I don’t remember enough and don’t think what I do was enough to watch again. If Marco Polo interests you, check it out on Netflix, though! It’s short!


Secrets: Golden Raft of El Dorado (documentary) – Around a golden raft that is said to come from El Dorado….did it really exist? Interesting arguments.


The Croods (rewatch) – I liked the movie the first time I saw it, but no joke I loved it the second time! Cute caveman family has to change from hiding from everything to going out in the open when they meet Guy and their world changes. All the character are great, it’s funny, and I personally LOVE Belt and would have that big cat as a pet! I’m going to think about owning this.


The Avengers (rewatch) – I own this movie, but actually watched on Netflix because it was there. Still great, action-filled, but of course, some moments that are not believable that they truly survived. I can believe Captain America, Hulk, Loki and Thor can survive anything. I can only sort of believe that Iron Man can survive lots. I cannot believe that Black Widow, Hawkeye, or really any of the humans with no super powers can survive as much as some do. Anyway…still love the movie and look forward to The Avengers 2!


 Thanks for reading! I’d love to know if you watch documentaries?

NEW Purex® Fresh Pet detergent for Pet Clothing

As a Purex Insider I get the wonderful opportunity to try new products and this time it’s the NEW Purex Fresh Pet detergent for Pet Clothing! How wonderful, finally a detergent specifically for my pet’s clothing!


Purex Fresh Pet will keep your furry friends clothing looking bright and clean just like yours! It contains and Odor Control Action formula specifically created to condition and moisturize your pet’s coat and eliminate odors when they wear their favorite outfits! Whether hanging out in the sun by the window or going for a walk around the neighborhood, your pet’s outfit will definitely be noticed!


I washed Parker’s clothes and bedding and wow…amazing looking and smelling. I’ll definitely be using this from now on to wash his clothes, instead of my regular Purex detergent. He’s a special fur-baby in our family and he deserves clothes that are bright and clean, too!

Parker_Shirt Will you be going out to buy this new Purex Fresh Pet detergent for your furry cuties? 


February 2014 Movies Watched

After January was so movie-filled, I watched a lot less movies in February. Not entirely a coincidence of it being a shorter month. So, here they are:

The Kids are All Alright – An unconventional family has to deal with cheating…it’s not normal, it was definitely interesting and tangled.

TheKidsareAllRightThe Other Woman – Being the second wife isn’t easy, but wow…it isn’t easy after having a miscarriage either. Everything brings them apart, and it sure is complicated…will find them working through it in the end. I liked it, but it is tough at times. Also, not to be confused with the UPCOMING The Other Woman movie starring Cameron Diaz (I want to see it).

TheOtherWomanDivorce Invitation- A man gets married, but then sees his long lost love again and wants a divorce. He does everything to get one, but realizes that he has one heck of a pre-nup that he signed. Will he get that divorce? Haha…it was silly and ridiculous, but was so sweet at the end.

DivorceIntentionsGroundhog Day (rewatch/own) – Just seemed like the perfect thing to watch on February 2nd. Anyone else? Oh just love this movie!

GroundhogDayGlory Daze – Just before graduation a man realizes he could still have the college lifestyle…so all summer the friends have it…but then they realize they do need to move on. Heh…90s movie that I never watched. It was a little bit fun…but alright.

GloryDazeLast Night – A couple is doing well, but then,…last night happens. They survive it…they just don’t talk about it…and sheesh they do love each other. It was interesting and I wasn’t sure if I should hope for their cheatings to continue or not…I guess not.

LastNightThe Mouse and the Motorcycle – Weird little movie…guess good for kids…my boyfriend remembered watching this a long time ago. I was like the mouse is creepy, yet cute…weird. Glad it was short.

TheMouseandtheMotorcycleTadpole – Boy loves his step-mother…finds himself in a love triangle (of his own making)…and has to learn that his dad loves his step-mother and that’s who should be together.  It was alright.

TadpoleThe Dish and the Spoon – This movie was weird…I’m not sure I paid enough attention, because it sure seemed like in the end….she went back to the man that kicked her out, but he didn’t kick her out…she went out…oh my, my…confusing.

TheDishandtheSpoonSecrets: The Sphinx – Always something with the Sphinx and I thought it would be new and revealing…it kind of was.

SecretsTheSphinxSecrets: A Viking Map? – This one on the other hand, ended up going in circles and basically convincing everyone that the map was in fact a forgery.

SecretsAVikingMapThe Adventures of Tintin – This movie was so gosh darn cute and a nicely done animation. I recommend it, especially to families.