Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bounce...21 Ways

I recently found an article that listed 20 different uses for Bounce fabric softener sheets. Some of them are pretty much common knowledge but there are a few that might surprise you.

  1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.
  2. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.
  3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened often.
  4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.
  5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.
  6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling.
  7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors in a jiffy. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.
  8. Spread sheets around foundation areas, in trailers or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.
  9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.
  10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew!
  11. Prevent musty suitcases . Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.
  12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.
  13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan.
  14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.
  15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.
  16. Eliminate static electricity from venetian blinds. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.
  17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collects sawdust like a tack cloth.
  18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.
  19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.
  20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.
  21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dog Days of Summer Giveaways! is giving away some GREAT PRIZES this month. There will be a different prize for you to enter to win every weekday in August. Some of the awesome prizes they have listed are the Blackberry Pearl, a $400 gift card to Ikea and a Little Tikes water slide.

The Grand Prize is a 4 day 3 night trip for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids under 15) to a Beaches Resort in Turks & Caicos or Jamaica (your choice). This includes your accommodations, food, drinks, activities and entertainment for both you and your little ones. And the answer to every parent's prayer, they provide child care by expert, certified nannies. Also included is coach airfare from your nearest major airport. The total prize value of this trip is $6,000. WOW!

I sooooo need a vacation!!!

He's Starting Kindergarten!!

I can't believe how much Munchie has grown up! From my baby boy who loved being snuggled and kissed to my little guy who now turns his face so I can only kiss his cheek and only snuggles when it's convenient for him. And this month he will start kindergarten! It breaks my heart to think of my days without him, what will I do? Sure, I still have Love Bug to keep me busy but it just won't be the same without him here.

I'm going to miss him coming into the living room when he wakes up and telling me all about his dreams (I'm sure it's a VERY exaggerated version). What will I do without him here creating messes for me to clean up and always insisting that we play monster trucks for hours on end? I won't be able to say "watch the baby while Mommy starts dinner" or "Munchie will you get Mommy a diaper?".

But what really scares me is thinking about how he will do without me being there for an entire day? Will he be too scared to ask the teacher to go to the bathroom? What if he thinks I abandoned him at this new big scary place? Will he get along with the other kids or will he be too shy to talk to them? Just sitting here thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.

I tried to convince Greg to take Munchies first day of school off work to keep me from going crazy but he isn't going for it. I guess I'll have to suck it up and be thankful for the time I had with him and the time I will now have with my little Love Bug!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

"Kids Being Kids" Summer Photo Contest

Shutterfly and The Land of Nod have teamed up, they want to know what your children have done over their summer vacation. All you need to do it submit a picture of your little ones having some fun in the sun. The Grand Prize is a $500 gift certificate to The Land of Nod store!!! You can upload as many pictures as you want but they need to be submitted by August 31, 2009. If you don't win this one don't worry, there will be two more contests running through December 31, 2009 with a $500 gift card for the second contest and a $1000.00 gift card as the final grand prize (both to The Land of Nod). So get out there and have some fun in the sun with your kids, it could win you $500.