Thursday, June 24, 2010

Simple Green Dog Stain & Odor Remover

When we decided to get a new puppy, I totally forgot all the work that goes into having a new puppy. The most pain-staking part to me is the housebreaking. It is so give or take with our newest addition. We have good and bad days but after talking to people, I am under the impression that things are right where they should be.

The unfortunate part of housebreaking is that our entire house is carpeted and the previous renters had a dog. So of course Daisy found the few spots that the previous dog frequented also.  I have been trying everything to get her to stay away from those spots. I tried regular carpet cleaners, regular vinegar, cider vinegar and nothing seemed to work.

Until I tried Simple Green Dog Stain and Odor Remover!!

It is amazing. I cleaned up a spot she urinated on, one that she continued to go back to and she hasn't gone back since. Any spot that she had peed on, I used the cleaner and she hasn't gone back. I even cleaned out her kennel and you couldn't even tell she peed in there. The scent of the cleaner is so fresh  and clean, you can't even tell that we have a puppy who is housebreaking.

It has Fresh Bond® Odor Eliminating Technology. But the best part is that it is non-toxic and biodegradable, which makes it people, pet & surface safe!! Having small children playing around on the carpet made me concerned that using all these chemicals might start affecting them too. Finding this product has been not only a miracle for us but it has saved my sanity during the hardest part of owning a new puppy.

Simple Green Dog Stain and Odor remover can be found at both PetSmart and PetCo. It runs between $9.99 and $22.99, depending on the size you purchase. You can find more information on the product at!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dove Damage Therapy Shampoo (Free Sample)

A few years ago I swore by the Matrix Sleek & Shine line of products.  They are amazing products, but they really put a dent in your wallet at about $20/bottle.  About a year ago when we moved and bought a new home, I decided it was time to find something cheaper.  I've been bouncing between brands and have finally found something that I love!
Dove has come out with a Damage Therapy line.  I use the Dove Damage Therapy Shine Boost Shampoo and Conditioner.  It leaves my hair so soft after I blow dry it.  The best part is, it's only around $4/bottle!  There are actually two places to receive free samples right now:

Dove Website

Costco (The Costco ID number is not required)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Weigh-In Wednesday: Road Trip!

I've been racking my brain for something that I just could not live without during our pack out. Unfortunately, nothing stands out. But the road trip, now that's a different story. You see, I just made a 16 hour (2 day) road trip with two munchkins, my husband in a different vehicle. I had two things I could not have made the road trip without; Pepperidge Farm Mint Milano Cookies and an audio book.

Now, I could review the cookies but I don't have any on hand and I must be able to snack as I type and seeing as I'm visiting my parents, I can't run out to get some (they live in the middle of nowhere). So I will save them for another day.

And as we're getting ready to make another road trip I'm hoping some of you can help me. I'm in the market for a new audio book and am looking for suggestions.

What audio book can you not live without?


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Please bear with us!!

To all of our faithful readers, I just wanted to send a note and ask you to please bear with us!! We all have crazy times going on in our lives right now so that is why the blog has been slacking. Hopefully things will settle down for us soon and we will get back into the swing of things. I know for myself personally, I have a few things I want to write about very soon!!

To my fellow co-authors, good luck with everything!! Ally, congrats to your family being whole again!! Rose, good luck with the move!!! I know it will be an awesome one for you!! Pam, teething will pass and mobility gets better once you are used to it!!

To our readers, thank you so much for all your support and understanding!! Look out for us coming back soon and as chatty as ever!!!

We love you guys!!