Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gillian Flynn

I have recently read all three of Gillian Flynn's books.

Gone Girl

Sharp Objects

Dark Places

I really enjoyed all three.  If I had to rank them it would be Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Gone Girl.  

These books all had a lot of twists and turns.  I was really surprised by the endings in all three.  If you like books that are dark, full of mystery, twists and turns and are a little dark, you would like all three of these books.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Banana Split Muffins

It's no surprise that we love muffins! I've posted other recipes in the past:

I found the recipe for these Banana Split Muffins on Pinterest. One night while watching TV I saw a commercial for Frosted Flakes.  It brought back childhood memories of this cereal being a once in awhile sugary cereal treat.  I bought a box and needless to say, I'm not feeling the love as an adult!

What is one to do with a full box of Frosted Flakes?  I found lots of recipes when searching, rice krispie type treats, a coating for chicken, but decided to try these muffins. 

Addison was a big helper.  i love that she has my joy of baking.  I followed the recipe pretty close, but left out the walnuts and added 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips instead.

The only sugar in this recipe is the crusted Frosted Flakes. If I ever make these again I think I would add some brown sugar.  

Monday, May 6, 2013

Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care

The Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care provides long lasting cleaning and freshening due to it's unique design and advanced formula.

This toilet cleaner is so easy to use. It has a plastic hanger that goes over the toilet bowl rim.

The Soft Scrub 4-in-1 cleaner:

  • Cleans Toilets
  • Prevents Future Build Up
  • Fights Toilet Ring
  • Freshens up to 4 Weeks
I have been using the 4-in-1 cleaner for about two weeks now and have noticed that it seems to be staying cleaner and fresher.  I did have some trouble getting the holder to fit where the water stream is, but it still seems to be working.

Soft Scrub is hosting a sweepstakes along with the release of New Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care.  You can enter here for your change to win:
  • One Grand Prize Winner of $1000
  • 250 Winners of One SoftScrub Coupon for a free product.
I am also giving away 1 coupon, valid on any Soft Scrub product, up to $3.39. You can enter through the rafflecopter entry below.

Disclosure: The Soft Scrub brand provided me with a sample of Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Friday, May 3, 2013

First 5K

I have decided that I would like to run a 5K this year.  One of my friends from work is a runner and has even fun a couple of half marathons.  I mentioned to her that I would like to start running and she is helping me set up some training schedules.

I signed the two of us and another friend up for the Essential Hope Springs 5K.  I had hoped to run at least part of this. But, the Minnesota weather had other plans.  We actually had a blizzard with over 18 inches of snow one week before the race!

The three of us walked the race and ran the last 2/10 of a mile, so we could cross the finish line running!

Sam, Me, Heather

I had SO much fun and am looking forward to the next race.  We have a couple more lined up for this summer!