Trust OxiClean™ Laundry Detergent On Tough Stains

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by OxiClean™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about OxiClean™ Laundry, all opinions are my own.

I can hardly believe that the kids are already headed back to school! We have been having such a great summer playing outside, swimming at the pool, and just enjoying family that I get really sad when I start thinking that it will all be over pretty soon. We still have two pretty big vacations coming up (that I can’t wait to tell you all about), so there’s lots more to look forward to, but we’ll be back to the daily grind before we know it. **Insert huge SIGH here.**


My son, for one, has been enjoying getting dirty in the backyard, playing in the sun. Being the mom of a precocious and active 4-year-old, I love how much he enjoys the outdoors, but I’m more concerned with how I am hoping to keep his clothes clean – and not going broke with constantly replacing clothes! I can’t even tell you how many grass stains, dirt, and dried food I’ve found on his clothes over the years. Trust me, it’s A LOT!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been looking for a new laundry detergent that would help me remove all my son’s tough stains that would also not irritate his super-sensitive skin. I’ve tried some that were way too fragrant, and some that just didn’t clean my clothes as well as I would have liked them to. Recently, I tried OxiClean™ Laundry detergent and think I’ve found the one for us. First of all, who knew OxiClean™ even made laundry detergent?!?! Certainly not me! I was surprised to see it in the store and decided to give it a try.


I was pleasantly surprised with how well my clothes looked and felt – without them smelling like a bouquet of flowers or a summer rain shower. That was the biggest perk for me, the fact that OxiClean™ Laundry detergent has a variant that is free of all perfumes and dyes. Finally – it’s an all-in-one solution that can be used on all of your laundry* to help remove stains, brighten your colors & whites and leave a long lasting freshness. It also helps save you time since it can help you get out tough, dried-on stains the first time*.


Have you tried OxiClean™ Laundry detergent yet? Did you even know it existed? I encourage you to give it a try and let me know what you think!

* Please follow manufacturer directions for your garments. For best results, pretreat stains with laundry detergent, wait 5-10 minutes and then wash.

Garnier Fructis Hair Care {Review}

My daughter’s hair has always been gorgeous.  You know – that “I’m so jealous because you have great hair” kind of gorgeous.  Family, friends, and even strangers have commented on how pretty her hair is.  In fact, they practically fawn over it on Facebook!  She has heard how “AMAZING” her hair is for years…in other words, her head has gotten mighty big because of it.  LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” literally just popped into my head.  Yeah, her hair rocks and she knows it – for sure!

Recently, the marvelous folks over at BzzAgent sent me a sample of Garnier Fructis’ Sleek & Shine to try.  I thought about using it on myself because I straighten my hair too, but thought that you’d be better able to see the benefits of the shampoo and conditioner on her because she has really thick, long hair.  Mine is of the barely-there, so-thin-I-can-see-through-it variety.  She was so excited when I told her that I’d be letting her do this review.  Hey – anything that makes her look better is (obviously) A-OK in her book!

I can tell you what I think the shampoo and conditioner has done for her hair, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.  This is her hair – completely natural.  Kinda curly, but more on the wavy side.  And, yes, her highlights are natural too.  I can’t tell you how many times people used to come up to me – starting when she was TWO – asking me if I’d colored her hair.  Like, seriously?!?!  SHE WAS TWO!  But I digress…

Here’s her hair before:

And, after about 2 weeks of using Garnier Fructis’ Sleek & Shine, she looks like this:

Yeah, it’s ok.  You can hate her too.


Disclosure:  I have received samples from BzzAgent to facilitate this review.  However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. #ImABzzAgent

Prefense Hand Sanitizer + GIVEAWAY

Question: Do you ever wonder if your hands are totally clean? Free of germs and bacteria? But hate using a hand sanitizer because of the dryness and cracked skin? I know I do. Regular hand sanitizer completely dries me out and my hands feel itchy and get red easily.

Well, fret not! I found the perfect solution: Prefense Hand Sanitizer!

Prefense Hand Sanitizer

I received a bottle of Prefense to review and, let me just say, I love this stuff! Not only are my hands not dry, but they actually feel softer after one application! And trust me, with my little guy, I feel so much safer knowing that my hands are totally clean – and germ-free!

Just one application protects and sanitizes your skin for 10 washes or 24 hours! What a time-saver! Not having to worry about whether your hands are clean enough really helps when you’re trying to juggle everything else you have to do as a mom.

Prefense uses a silica-based formula that is 100% alcohol free. What’s even better is that their patented formula is safe for kids – even if they manage to get it into their mouths. Because, let’s be honest, kids love to play with almost anything, and this foam-based sanitizer is no exception. As a mom, it’s great to know that this non-toxic formula won’t harm my kids. Not only will it not harm them, but it will protect them from harmful bacteria at the same time. I am sooo loving Prefense!

Check out my video to see Prefense for yourself:

So, tired of hearing me talk about it? Want to win your very own 8 oz. bottle – YES, a whole eight ounces! That’s enough hand sanitizer to last almost two years! You can also purchase Prefense Hand Sanitizer at

Here’s how you can win:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment letting me know your biggest sanitary concern (or biggest germ hot-spot) for your kids.

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This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents ONLY.

DEADLINE: All comments must be received by midnight on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Thoughts from Her will use the plugin “And the Winner Is” to choose the winner. Any comments received after the deadline will not be considered for the giveaway.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: I received a bottle of Prefense Hand Sanitizer to complete this review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. Review

Working moms have it rough!  Every day, Monday through Friday, I have to get up early and get dressed in my uncomfortable “work clothes”.  My office has a strict “business attire” policy and the clothes – plus the heels – are, honestly, a pain to wear.  Within 5 minutes of walking through the door at home, I am already in my “comfy clothes”.

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Disclosure: I received a free t-shirt in order to facilitate this review for  No other compensation was received and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
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