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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Which Detergent Works on 100 Different Stains? #PurexPlusClorox2 + #Giveaway

The Purex® brand provided me with a sample of Purex® plus Clorox 2® detergent in exchange for a product review. However all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Okay, I think I'm pretty sure I begin 99% of my posts with:

"Because I have three little girls under age of 5....."

You may tire of hearing it, but the majority of my life experiences right now center around something having to do with my three little tater tots, so that's what I write about. 

Can you guess what one of the things I spend the most time on currently is?

That's right, laundry!  With three little girls (there I go again...) that enjoy multiple wardrobe changes in a mere hour, and refuse to wear aprons or bibs, you can imagine how much laundry we go through.

So, we need detergent that works...and works the first time because in California with our water shortages, we can't afford multiple rinses!

stain fighting color safe bleach

Have you ever used a laundry detergent that might as well have just been water, because it did absolutely nothing to clean your clothing?

Or, the opposite?  A laundry detergent that was so harsh, it turned your colors three shades lighter and added a year's worth of wear in just one wash?

I have.

Purex® plus Clorox 2® is not one of those, and I'll show you just what I mean.

stain fighting clorox 2 colorsafe before after

Not 30 minutes after I received a sample of this Purex plus Clorox 2, stain fighting detergent, my 3 year old dropped her hot dog, yes, doused in ketchup, down the front of her shirt - no kidding. 

So, I put the detergent to the test, took some photos of the BEFORE (above) and threw it in the laundry to see if these color safe stain fighters really worked. 

As you can see, the ketchup stain was lifted off completely!

I was very excited to see how well the Purex plus Clorox 2 worked, without soaking or scrubbing or bleaching.

Want more? I've got more!

cherry stain, detergent, colorsafe laundry detergent
Now, the pretty little pineapple shirt above, was brand new, and somehow my 2 year old got to the cherries from the Farmer's Market before I could grab her and completely stained the front of her tank top.

I honestly thought there was no way cherry stains would come out - but
Purex plus Clorox 2 totally worked on the cherry stains like they were a piece of cake. 

The BEFORE/AFTER photos were taken in two areas of the house, so there is some lighting differences - however again the detergent worked really well on this colored shirt and only lifted the actual cherry stain. 

Be sure to check back with me next week to see how well Purex plus Clorox 2 did at tackling waffle, syrup and fried chicken grease off this red shirt my toddler is wearing! 

Oh, and if you'd like a chance to try out the Purex plus Clorox 2 detergent on your family's clothes enter to win a bottle below!  

Happy Stain Fighting, to YOU!

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Breakfast Date With My Preschooler at Del Taco

I was given a promotional item to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own and may not reflect that of the company described.

I try to limit my intake of fast food, but if we're being honest...once in awhile it's just something I need to do on a busy day.

When we're an hour past lunchtime, because we stayed too long at the library, and my girls need to eat before we rush home for naptime.

Del Taco, here we come. 

#bacon chorizo breakfast taco

Del Taco, has been one of my family's preferred drive-thru locations, since I was a kid growing up in Southern CA. 

I've always been a fan of the classic grilled chicken soft taco at Del Taco, but it never crossed my mind as being somewhere I'd go for breakfast.

free hashbrowns, chorizo, del taco

When I saw, that Del Taco had FREE Hashbrowns if you order 2 NEW Chorizo Breakfast Taco's, I figured I'd finally make a trip specifically for breakfast.

A few weeks ago, I was supposed to work at my daughter's preschool earlier than normal, so figured we'd have a special mommy/daughter breakfast date at Del Taco.

Del Taco, breakfast taco

Okay, I have to say it. I really thought my little gal would order a breakfast taco, but at 8:00am, she insisted on a bean and cheese burrito,.....WHAT? 

I think I went a little overboard and tried, well, like almost everything on the breakfast menu, myself!

tacos, breakfast, chorizo taco,

See. I told you. 

I think maybe I ordered too many items, because my Mexican Chorizo tacos weren't super hot, and I think the flavor lost some of it's punch because of it.

They were good, but not amazing. I would have liked some deeper spice and seasoning - they were a little to similar to regular sausage for me.

We did however LOVE the savory bacon flavor of the Mini Bacon Quesadilla for only $.79!

Del Taco Coffee, chorizo breakfast taco

Also, I was pleasantly surprised at the 100% Arabica Bean Coffee I ordered.

It was hot, super fresh, and gave me the pep I needed to work at my daughter's preschool for the next few hours.

.....and $1.49 for coffee is my kind of deal! 

The employees at the Davis, CA location where we visited were nothing short of incredibly sweet and pleasant and helpful, and nice, and .....okay you get the idea. 

The guy behind the counter, suggested lots of breakfast options, and was very patient with me when I was trying to figure out what my daughter wanted to order. 

Davis, CA, Del TAco

Okay, so maybe I didn't order EVERYTHING on the menu, because there really is lots to choose from. 

Next time, I want to try the Carne Asada Steak Breakfast Taco, that sounds good.

It's worth checking out, if you're in the mood for something NEW and interesting for your breakfast on the go routine!

And the prices are super affordable - which is probably why I'll keep going back and trying new breakfast menu items. 

Of course an added perk, was being able to enjoy one-on-one time with my preschooler, without the chaos distractions of her two younger sisters!

Who knew that Del Taco would be our new, quiet, breakfast hideout?

It's our new favorite breakfast place, shhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone our secret! 

Go check out the FREE hashbrown deal today,  grab a Chorizo Breakfast Taco (only $1) and come back here and tell me what you think in a blog comment below!  

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Watermelon Dresses & Pineapple Tops, Oh My!

I was given a promotional item to faciliatate this review. As as always my opinions stated here are 100% my own and may not reflect that of the company described. 

It's summertime, people!

Well, maybe not officially, but here in Northern California with temps reaching almost 90, it sure FEELS like summertime, baby! 

So, you'd better get shopping (like I had to) because the kiddos are going to be asking for their shorts, tank tops and dresses really soon.

I let my 3 & 1/2 year old take a browse online at the summer selections at Children's Place, and she fell absolutely in love with this Toddler Girls Sweet Photo-Real Watermelon Skater Dress

True to form, when it arrived, she immediately put on the dress and started twirling around (above photo) and has not taken it off since. 

Okay, well we did have to draw a line at putting on actual pajamas for bedtime... but in the morning, it's Watermelon Dress time again.  

My 5 year old, also browsed Children's Place summer collection, and decided on this duo herself - a  sleeveless racerback top with a cute pineapple print and matching Tiered Eyelet Skirt.

I was really impressed by the quality of the Azul Girls Tiered Eyelet Skirt it's not that flimsy see-through fabric that looks like it will wear out after the first wash

We've already washed it and it's a really nice quality of 100% cotton that held up perfectly. I don't love the super duper short skirts on my ladies, so this one is the perfect length.

I think we might need one more online shopping trip, because now my oldest is requesting a Watermelon Dress just like her sister!

Until then, she's gonna have to be satisfied with her cool pineapple outfit, donning her new pair of sunglasses from Children's Place and keeping cool in the shade. 

Big Sister H. is wearing: Girls Butterfly Aviator Sunglasses $2.99!

I think she's got this one in the bag!

There's lots of fruity fun at Children's Place this year, so go now and check out the fun stuff for summer!  

Your kids will thank you - promise!

Happy Summer to All!