Friday, June 22, 2012

Dry Idea Advanced Dry Review and Giveaway

I've been using the Dry Idea Advanced Dry 24 HR Antiperspirant & Deoderant Roll-On for about a week now.
I sure have been giving it a good test too!  We've had highs in the 90's mixed with lots of humidity due to rains.
I know that I was doing some heavy sweating having to be out and about in the heat.  

I do have to attest to the 24 hours of odor protection.  Yep, I smelled my underarms several times during those days just to check.  No odor at all!
I also like how the Dry Idea Advanced Dry gives my underarms a powdery soft feel.  It dries very quickly after being applied.  I have tended to stay away from roll-ons because they stay wet.  I'm glad the Dry Idea isn't like that.

Here is some more information:
 The roll-on provides 24 hour protection, uses a fast drying MicroCotton formula, is hypo  allergenic and contains Vitamin E.  The roll-on is available in 3.25 oz size in unscented, powder fresh, or cotton dry.

The clear gel provides 24 hr protection, goes on clear, is extra effective all day and is Hypo-allergenic.  It's available is 3.0 oz size in unscented or powder fresh.

The Invisible solid offers 48 hour odor protection and 24 hour wetness protection with it's clinical level wetness protection and is hypo-allergenic.  It's available in 2.6 oz size in unscented, powder fresh, or Cool Burst with Air Conditioning Effect.

Dry Idea is currently offering a sweepstakes that you won't want to miss entering!   Top prize is $500 and there are also 10-$50 prizes!  Entry is an optional entry for my giveaway.  If you won't be entering the giveaway, please enter HERE!

On to the giveaway---please note that you must live within the Unites States to enter.  Winners will have 48 hours to contact me, or another winner will be chosen.  Good luck and have fun!

Disclosure: Dry Idea provided a free sample of their Advanced Dry Roll-On for this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinions, as always, are my own.


Frugal Friday Link Up--4 Uses for Adhesive Bandages

Here we are to Friday again already. It's been the usual busy week for me.
I started this new routine for housecleaning that I found online, but have failed. I've only done 2 days out of 5. My priorities aren't in order as far as what comes first is the basic problem. I'm a lot more concerned with my computer and my crafts over what the house looks like----that is until I take my blinders off and really look around.

I plan on going to yard sales tomorrow. I'm just not really sure if I should. Do I really need to bring more stuff home? Then again, I might find just the storage I am looking for, or craft materials cheap. (sigh) I will have to try to give a yard sale report once we get back home.

I started reading The Tightwad Gazette book. Oh gosh, it's been on my shelf for ages, but with so many books coming in for review I hadn't ever gotten around to reading it. It's 20 years old but still vital information for anyone wanting to live a simple, frugal life.

I also started watching a tv series through Hulu called Simple Living with Amanda Urbanska. Wonderful show! I'm even taking notes to build something on it later.

This week from the 99 Cent Solutions book I am sharing 4 ways to use adhesive bandages.

1. Test for allergies. You can test that new perfume, lotion, or other product to see if you are allergic to it by applying just a bit inside your wrist or elbow and then covering it with a bandage. Let it sit for 24 hours, remove the bandage and check your skin.

2. Stick it to your skin. Use an adhesive bandage whenever you need to stick something to your skin. For example, you can get rid of a wart by soaking a cotton ball in vinegar and applying it to the wart for 2 hours each day. Tape won't hold that cotton ball in place, but a bandage will.

3. Test your painting power. Before painting a large area, test your walls with an adhesive bandage. Paint a small, clean, inconspicuous spot with the paint you plan to use and let it dry for 2 days. Put a bandage over the area, then strip it off. If the paint comes off then you need to clean the walls more or use a better primer....if not, then get to work!

4. Protect your fingertips. Thimbles save wear and tear of your fingers while sewing, but are too rigid for some sewers to work with. Ditch the thimble and put an adhesive bandage on your fingertip instead. You'll get the protection without the resistance. (I've done this before, but because my fingertips were getting sore. I need to remember to start out with the bandage!)

I hope to see many of you linking up this week. Hopefully I will get it in gear and start sharing my coupon shopping trips and such again. I will share a few of my grocery buys this past week:

1. The store has a buy 5 items get an additional $5 off your order. Juicy Juice is part of the deal. It's on sale for $2.79, so $1.79 each after the buy 5 deal. I had 2 coupons for $1 off 2 bottles, and if you bought 4 bottles you received a $2.50 catalina coupon to use on your next shopping trip. I needed one more item for the 5 items, so I chose a Beneful meaty meal for .88 after discount.
I spent $6.04 for 4 juices and 1 dog food plus received the $2.50 to use later.

2. I used that $2.50 catalina to get 2 half gallons of milk, which are on sale for $1.25 each half gallon. I paid .20 sales tax is all.

3. Farmland Deli Style hot dogs were on sale for just $1 a package (normally $2.29). I went to and signed up for their email newsletter to receive a printable coupon for .55. I printed 2 from my computer. I then had my husband sign up for the newsletter and we printed 2 more coupons. I bought 4 packages of a good hot dog for just a total of .18 sales tax!

4. Other free foods this week included 6 bags of Pillsbury Bagettes chips that I will soon have a review and giveaway up on my blog----2 bags of Jerky Direct jerky (my autoship is covered by my downline)---and 4 boxes of Dr. Lucy's cookies that I won in a blog giveaway. If I can keep this up, at least we won't go hungry!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Printrunner Business Card Giveaway!

Printrunner has given me the awesome opportunity to host a giveaway for 250 business cards.  One lucky winner will get to design their own business cards.

A little information about was established with little more than a small press and a dream. Ten years later our company became one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California. Our commitment to provide the best value and high quality full color printing at affordable price made our company grow.  PrintRunner is a full service high quality printing company located in Chatsworth, California.

Prize details:

Business Card Size and Style Business Cards - 2x3.5 (Standard)
Quantity   250
Colors    4/4 Color Both Sides
Paper    14 pt. UV Coating on Front, 14 pt. UV Coating on both sides,
Proof    NONE
Rounded Corners   NO
*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.
Please note that winners are only able to win once over a 2 month period. offers a lot of different types of printing for your business as well as personal needs.  Shop around today.

You will want to like their page over on facebook.  They offer great articles to help you along with discount codes and offers.  Printrunner facebook fanpage
You will also want to follow Printrunner on twitter to find out about giveaways and get more good information that is helpful to your business. 

Enter to win the business cards using the rafflecopter below.


Disclosure: Thank you to PrintRunner for providing us this giveaway, I will receive a set of business cards for hosting this.

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Squidoo Hopping-Let's Do Themes--This Week is Cartoons

Let's change this up with this weekly hop.  I want to start having a theme each week.  I have made this week's theme cartoons.

****Please note, that if you do write about squidoo in your blog, this is the preferred thing to link up each week.   If you do write about squidoo in your blog and link it up, you are still also free to share 1 or 2 of your lenses in the linky that are related to the theme.****

The cartoon lenses that I have were built in dedication to either my children, or grandchildren, based on their favorites.   I made all of them back in 2008!  I've been doing a lot of updating to them lately, especially attributing, or changing photos.

I wish I had known about copyrights, creative commons, public domain and all that back then.  I still don't know it all!  Today I am sharing 2 that I have fixed up, replaced pictures etc.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WIP Wednesday--Progress Made

Well, I set myself a goal of working on things that were already started, and I did pretty well.

I did finish three of the soap savers I was crocheting, but haven't listed them in etsy yet.  I'm almost done with another one, and  have yarn to crochet 3 more.  Here is one of them in white:
 I got my granny a day 2012 challenge blanket caught up to date.  It's day 172 today.   I'm so itching to just get this done, but just think, the year isn't quite half way over.
 I ran out of pink thread while working on the flowered string quilt, but did make progress.  I have 6 more squares to sew together and cut to size for the final row.  The middles of the last 2 rows are at least pinned and ready to sew.  I won't be out and about to buy more thread until Friday.  I would love to finish this before next Wednesday, but I have loads of things going on starting Saturday, including Bible school all of next week.  If you notice in the picture, I picked up another little cubby storage unit, which is still in the box.   Hubby will put it together for me today and I will work a little more on getting my craft room organized.

 I got all of the squares cut for this quilt for sewing club at church.  Let the fun of piecing it together begin!  As I said though, super super busy week coming up so I just don't know if I will get anything done at all.  In fact, I doubt I do a post next week.

 I worked on completing a hot pad and coaster set that I started, but didn't take a picture.  I can at least get those finished by next week just working on them while I'm also on the computer.
I hope to finish up this toothbrush rug that I started months ago too.  Those are my 2 goals for the next week.

I am linking up with the following blogs:
 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Sunday, June 17, 2012

SIS--Shares in Squidoo--Cleaning House


This week my mind has really been on cleaning my house.   I just can't seem to find the motivation needed to get our house back into the clean, organized and de-cluttered state that if should be in.

Strange that I did a search on cleaning house on squidoo and came up with all kinds of matches that had nothing at all to do with house cleaning.  I've realized now that I was searching with Happy Snowman, so no wonder everything was coming up having to do with Christmas.  Still strange to me, but I guess I was on a Happy Snowman post when I started my search.   Starting over from my dashboard I did find results, most of which I had found on my own anyway!

This one was in the updated lenses list today in the squidoo facebook community group:
Tips on Cleaning Your House 

Here's another one that is great:
The Ultimate Clean House Schedule

This is the best one I found--the one that I think will help me the most.  IN fact, I've clicked out to read more about the method.
Cleaning My House the Easy Way

Here is my own lens about a book that has served me well in the past.  Great method, it's just me getting back to it after sitting on my couch for over a month and being away from my box!
Sidetracked Home Executives
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