Monday, April 29, 2013

Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips

Combat has a new ant strip that has the same killing power as Combat Gells. This is a thing bait strip with an adhesive backing that makes it easy to keep out of sight and the reach of children and pets.

The unique bait formula contains food and water that ants seek, combined with Fipronie, a fast acting insecticide that begins within hours once the inset comes in contact with the bait. 

Combat killing bait strips are designed to kill the nest and colony.  You place the strip wherever you see ants.

I have not been able to test this out yet because we still have a ton of snow. I am looking forward to trying these this summer.

Combat is hosting an online sweepstakes where you could be eligible to win:
  • One of 3 $250 Visa Gift Cards
  • $1000 grand prize Visa Gift Card.
You can enter here.

I am also hosting a giveaway here. Combat will provide one contest winner with their choice of either Ant Killing Bait Strips or Roach Killing Bait Strips.  You can enter through the rafflecopter entry below. 

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Disclosure: Combat brand provided me with a sample of Combat Killing Bait Strips in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lemon Bars

I love lemon bars, the tarter the better!

I found this recipe on Pinterest. It looked so good and I have never had a lemon bar with a glaze frosting on it. 

This recipe was really easy to follow. My crust ended up looking more like cookie dough, than crumbles, but that was probably due to me grabbing the filling ingredients while I was mixing it up.  It probably took about an hour to make the bars, with the double cooking times.

These definitely need to cool before you try them. I ate one when it was still warm and they just aren't as good as when they are cooled.  

I think they could have a stronger lemon taste, I used the juice of 4 lemons in the filling, the recipe said about 2.  I think next time I'll add even more.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dial Kids Body + Hair Wash

Dial is excited to announce its entry into the kids' personal care segment with NEW Dial Kids Body & Hair Wash. This offers age-appropriate variants developed to address the specific skin needs of children.

There are two new Dial Kids:
  1. Dial Kids Peach Clean for ages 2+
  2. Dial Kids Watery Melon for ages 6+
This Dial for Kids Body Wash was developed with pediatric dermatologists. The specialized formulas are made for children ages 2-6 and 6-10. These are a 2-in-1 formula that combines shampoo and body wash for one speedy step!

As a Purex Insider I was excited for Addison to be able to try the Dial Kids Watery Melon. 

She loved the scent of the Watery Melon Body & Hair Wash. She uses a princess bath poof on her body. 

Dial is also hosting a sweepstakes with the release of NEW Dial Kids Body & Hair Wash. You can enter here for your change to win:

  • One grand prize winner will receive $1000
  • 250 additional winners will receive a coupon for a free bottle of NEW Dial Kids Body & Hair Wash
You can also enter the rafflecopter giveaway below for your change to win one (1)  coupon for a FREE bottle of NEW Dial Kids Body & Hair Wash, valued up to $4.49

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The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial kids Body and Hair wash in exchange for a product review. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Overnight Oats

I keep seeing lots of different recipes for overnight oats on Pinterest. They seem interesting to me. I love oatmeal, but I've never had cold oatmeal before.  I finally decided to give it a try.  After searching I found this recipe on Pinterest. 

I liked that it had multiple options for flavors with one base recipe.  I don't have Chia seeds, so I did add in a little extra oats.  I decided to try the Banana Cocoa recipe because I had a banana that needed to be used up. 

It was really easy to mix up. The recipe shows that it was mixed in a pint glass jar. I had pint plastic jars from homemade strawberry rhubarb sauce, so I mixed it in there.

I just wasn't a fan of the flavor. The Greek yogurt I used was very sour, so I might try a vanilla one next time and a different flavor combination.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Peanut Butter Granola

I have been searching for an easy homemade granola recipe that was easy and didn't call for a lot of ingredients. I found this one for Peanut Butter Granola on Pinterest.

I love granola and I love peanut butter, so I thought it sounded good. I also had all of the ingredients on hand.  It was so quick to mix up, I just mixed it in a 4 cup measuring cup.  It probably took me 15 minutes total to make this, that includes baking time!

The final result was very good. I want to try it on top of Greek yogurt. I will definitely be making this again!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash

Purex has launched an exciting new fragrance as part of their Natural Elements line. Exotic fruits like pineapple and coconut combined with distant flowers to take your nose on a tropical vacation with NEW Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash detergent. 

This detergent delivers bright, white, and clean with naturally sourced ingredients.  The Tropical Splash detergent provides a great scent and a formula gentle enough for sensitive skin. This detergent can be used in HE and regular washing machines.

I am giving away two coupons for a FREE bottle of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash Detergent, valued up to $6.00. You can enter through rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Apple Butter Muffins

I found this recipe for apple butter muffins on Money Saving Mom's website.  I thought they looked good and I had everything on hand.

My friend Ricci's mom makes the best jellys and apple butter. I had a jar of her homemade apple butter to use with this recipe.

It was very easy to mix up. the recipe says it makes 12 muffins, but I would have had enough batter for 18. I ended up making a little loaf and bunt pan out of Addison's miniature cook pans she has.

I thought these were "just okay". They are really dense and don't have a lot of flavor. Addison didn't like them at all. this will probably be the one and only time that I make them.