Daily Archives: 25 July, 2012

The Original Dish Drying Mat

When I opened my Influenster Mom VoxBox, I was surprised to see a drying mat. I was excited to try it out, though. I have to dry dishes all the time. Dishwasher can’t hold everything. I hate using a towel though.

  • Superior absorbency; holds 4 times its weight in water
  • Cushions delicate dishes and stemware
  • Machine washable and highly durable
  • Folds and stores easily
  • Protects your counter top from scratches and scuffs.
  • Available in additional sizes: XL – 18″ x 24″

I love it. Seriously! It’s made doing dishes so much easier to do. They dry so easily. Simply. No mess. No fuss.

CARE: For best results, allow The Original Dish Drying Mat to thoroughly dry between uses. Frequently machine wash, with like colors, in cold water with a liquid detergent, and before first use. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Do not use bleach, fabric softener or dryer sheets.

See! Easy to care for!

CAUTION: The Original Dish Drying Mat should not be used as a pot holder, oven mitt, or hot pad.

imPRESS Press On Manicure


Ever have an event that you probably should have some nice nails for, but you don’t have the time to get them done? Well, if you have five minutes, max, you should check out imPRESS Press on Manicure. Seriously. Five minutes from open to done. Max! The longest time is making sure the right size nail goes on the right finger!

Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you’re done. There’s no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory.

You can find imPress Manicure at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit imPressManicure.com, where you can download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on all the colors and patterns!

Suggested retail price: $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns

Check them out!! I love them! I will be wearing them for special events from now on!

The Many Uses of Ivory

I’ll Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap
Growing up, I heard that a lot. I’m sure I’m not the only kid who did.
I learned that lesson fast. Happened once, I was done. From then on, I had a clean mouth.
At least in front of my parents 😉

Growing up, I knew two brands of soap: Dove, for the body, and Ivory, that my mom sometimes used on my dad’s clothes, because she refused to waste actual laundry soap on his gross work clothes. I didn’t realize (yes, I was a clueless kid) that you could use it for, you know, your body.

Did you know that there are SO many ways you can use Ivory?
* Body Cleanser – I made my kids use it this way
* Facial Cleanser – doesn’t remove the oils your skin needs, and won’t dry it out!
* Clothes Stain Remover (food stains, ring around collar, etc) – works great for those who work outside
* Laundry Flakes – just shave and you’re good
* Soap Carving Project – the girls did it at Back to Basics in May!

My kids used it the most. They used it after swim lessons, and you know what? They didn’t smell like chlorine anymore! They smelled like little kids, growing up. They liked using it. Said it made their skin squeak.

The price isn’t bad either. Considering it’s safe to use for most anything, and you can have all sorts of fun projects that don’t involve cleaning, how can you put a price on fun, anyway?

DISCLOSURE NOTICE: I received this product, free, from Influenster, to give an open and honest review of the product. Being a mom paid off, and I got a chance to be part of the MomVoxBox crew!

Review: Retribution

Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #16; Were-Hunter, #8)Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a re-read, and a re-read that I’m glad I did.
The story focused more on myths and magic and history, a unique history, and I really enjoyed that. I’m not usually one to enjoy a history lesson, but Sherrilyn Kenyon makes them come alive.

We meet some new characters, and we only see a few of the old.
Sasha, the Were-Hunter (wolf)
Zarek, the insane former Dark-Hunter turned god
Talon, the weather-controlling former Dark-Hunter turned god

Then, of course, we have William Jessup Brady, aka Sundown. He was one of the Dark Hunters sent to kill/whatever Zarek in Zarek’s novel, Dance with the Devil.
I will admit that I fell in love with Sundown, and when I got notice that Ms. Kenyon was writing his book, finally, I’ll admit I squealed. I twittered to her, thanking her, and as per usual, I got a very personal response back. I got one with Aimee and Fang’s story.

I don’t want to reveal too much about the story, because I don’t like giving spoilers. The book has been out for nearly a year, but that doesn’t matter to me.

Basically, if you love a Sherrilyn Kenyon novel, you’ll love this. If you’re scared of scorpions or wasps, you might not enjoy it that much. They have a big role.

There is a special birth in it! Ash and Tory’s son is born. Artemis shows she has a heart, and actually made me cry, both times I’ve read this!

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