Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Random Thoughts at Gymnastics

So I am currently sitting in the lobby of the local gymnastics place. I should be working on choreography for an upcoming show, but instead I need a few minutes to rant.

---Oh people your grammar is atrocious! I can't even tell you how many times I heard"we was" or "let me 'axe' you a question." I admit that I have some flaws in my grammar, but it usually revolves around the written language. I never know when I should use a semicolon. I usually just guess!

---I don't think it is appropriate for a 3rd grader to mutter the F word under his breath. Oh wait, I just heard he was a 1st grader. He also threw his homework at his mom, ran around the room, and smacked another boy with his book. Mom definitely has no control. (All of this happened in just the short minute it took me to write the first sentence.)

---Girls...stop running around! Stop running on my papers that are on the floor. I am as close to the wall as I can get. Why are they on the floor you "axe"...hehe...ask?

---Well, I am sitting on the floor because everyone has decided they each need three chairs. They need one to sit on, one for their coat, and one for their phone. That's okay folks! I will just pull up a corner of the floor with my 7-week old in tow.

---Remember there was a time when children had to learn to entertain themselves? If you were going to be somewhere you made sure you had toys, colors, a book to read, etc. Things sure have changed. "Here kids, just play with the smart phone. Make sure you turn the volume up as LOUD AS POSSIBLE."

---Plus, while all of this is happening you can see and hear the parents laughing at how bad some of the students are in the class. Hello, they are four and five years old. I am just happy that my boy is even standing in one spot for more than a minute.

Okay. That's all for now. Even though I could add more to the list. Yes, even in the short time that it took me to write the FIRST sentence!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Palmolive Fresh Infusions...Aroma Therapy?

I'll keep this short and sweet.

I recently received two bottles of the new Palmolive Fresh Infusions dish soap.  They come in some AMAZING scents.  My favorite?  Lime Basil.  It has a fresh, clean smell.  There is just a hint of basil and the lime cuts right through.  While washing dishes isn't my favorite activity, I don't mind it AS much with my new soap.   It is definitely a good aroma therapy!  Every time I scrub a dish a burst of scents comes wafting out.  I love it! 

While I enjoy the smell; I was originally concerned that the smell would linger on the dishes after washing them.  Would I really want to eat ice cream that smelled like lime basil?  That, however, did not happen.  The dishes come out dishes.  No transfer smell whatsoever.

I also shared a bottle with a friend -- Lemon Thyme.  This one wasn't quite as powerful with the scent.  I would have preferred to have a bit stronger smell but I know others have really enjoyed it. 
For more info about the new soaps check out the Palmolive® website

As for the actual cleaning power? It worked well with the many, MANY bottles I wash every day.    Check out the video I made about my dish washing adventures!  I actually made it for a contest (click here to vote) but thought I would share it here too.

Interested in trying it out? You can find Fresh Infusions™ at Walmart and Target.

I received this product complimentary through Influenster.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Influenster...Check it Out!

Have you ever heard of Influenster?  No, I didn't misspell anything.  It is a great site that you have to check out.  Influenster (click here to check out their site) is a "free-to-join community of invited trendsetters who live to give opinions of products and experiences."

To get started you: 
   1.  Sign up
   2.  Earn badges

That is it!  Influenster will go through their membership list and send out Voxboxes to active members that fit a particular profile.  Voxboxes are little packages of happiness!  They are filled with all sorts of products.  All Influenster asks is that you give your opinions about the products, participate in challenges, blog/vlog about your experiences, and spread the word via social media.

It isn't just about getting free stuff.  You have to work for it! 

Personally, I love this program.  I have been introduced to some great new products.  Many of the products are now staples in my own home!

If you are interested in joining...let me know.  I'll send you an invite.  Influenster is an equal opportunity program!  Women.  Men.  It doesn't matter.  Check it out!