Friday Faves 3/1/13

It’s been a cold and snowy week here in Chicago!  We weren’t hit as bad as some southern states, but we still accumulated a good 6 inches of snow.  Perfect weather for me to stay indoors! Winking smile  Nonetheless, I still found a few of my favorite things to write about this week.  Here’s just a few:


1.) Trekaroo.  I really, really love this website!  What’s Trekaroo, you ask?  Trekaroo is a community of thousands of travel savvy parents that share road-tested tips and recommendations on fun places to take kids as well as kid-friendly hotels and activities.  Parents exchange valuable parent-to-parent advice and tips about the the best places to go with kids. Everyone takes valuable knowledge, but everyone also gives something from their own experience.

I started a Mom’s Meetup group in my area and the information I’ve found on Trekaroo has been invaluable.  It’s my new go-to when looking for places to take the kids.  The site isn’t as established as it could be, and is only available in a select number of states, but if your state is on the list please add reviews!!!  The advice from other moms makes Trekaroo so worthwhile.


2.) Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.  Completely random but…Spending so much time indoors this week forced me to take a look around and complete a few of those I’ll-get-to-it-later projects.  This week it was the greasy grime that was starting to settle on my kitchen cabinets right above the stove.  I wasn’t sure how to clean them so I reached out to some friends for advice and they said a Magic Eraser should do the trick.  I’ve had a pack of these for years under my kitchen sink but never used one.  I was afraid that I would ruin the finish on the cabinets so I tried it on the back panel first.  Much to my amazement, the grease wiped right off!  Anyone know of any other uses for a Magic Eraser?

Garnier Dark Spot

3.) Garnier Dark Spot Peel.  As a member of BzzAgent, I occasionally receive products to try and get to provide feedback on my experiences.  Recently, I was sent a bottle of Garnier’s Dark Spot Overnight Peel.  All you do is wash your face and apply a bit of the Overnight Peel before applying any moisturizer.  For some reason I was under the impression that a peel was the same thing as a mask…you know, one where you have to peel it off, but this process was much easier – you apply it, and then forget about it.  The peel is a clear liquid that has the consistency of a hair serum.  The box says that you don’t even have to wash it off in the morning (but I did anyway).  The purpose of the peel is to see smoother, hydrated, and brighter skin and, within a few weeks see that spots, imperfections and acne marks are significantly reduced.  I’ve been using the peel nightly now for 2 weeks and can definitely tell that my skin is smoother and brighter.  I like that it takes absolutely no extra time at all to apply, so I’ve just added it to my nightly beauty ritual.  Try it and let me know what you think!

Whoa…that’s a lot for one week!  Come back same time next week where I’ll introduce you to a few more of my Friday Faves!

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  1. Thanks for the Trekaroo love! I agree with you – it’s such an invaluable resource!
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  2. judy hoenig says:

    I Love magic eraser! We discovered it when our 8 year old son was a toddler and he would write on everything! It takes permanent marker, specifically sharpie off of hard wood floors. We also used it to remove scuff marks off of hardwood flooring, crayon and sharpie off of walls.


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