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Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop {review & giveaway}

Surprisingly a task which I was never a huge fan of has recently become one of my favorites. So much so that I find myself doing it every two to three days.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m referring to mopping the floors in my home. It’s a much needed chore that I often overlooked because all of the work and time I had to put into it.

I’m sure I’m not the only one that often sees mopping as  a quite daunting process. I used to have a cheap sponge mop and honestly I’ve gone through more of those than I am willing to give you a number for. How disturbing it was shortly after I was married and trying to keep my house clean that the mop flat out fell apart on me leaving fibers and puddle of yellow all the floor. I seriously shouldn’t have been melting down over my mop but I was. Finances were tight and we had to settle for the cheap stuff a lot more often that I cared for.

Lesson learned that if you spend a little more for a good mop you are going to be less likely to stress over little things like cheap mops falling apart on you.  After almost four years of marriage,  I’ve honestly discovered the mop of my dreams thanks to Rubbermaid generously sending me their latest Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop. This is a mop that I am extremely happy to suggest and brag about to everyone I know and of course I am going to tell you why!

Reasons I Love the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop:

  • It’s Super Easy to Use, durable, and very light weight (2.2lbs with solution bottle empty).
  • It’s awesome at getting into those hard to reach places! It moves like no other mop I have used before!
  • You can chose your own choice of cleaner,  easily pour or mix it up inside the include refillable spray bottle.
  • The mopping microfiber pads are reusable! You can simply throw them in washer or wash by hand. What a way to go green and with the life span of these pads ( washable up to 100 times) you’ll be savings tons of money and doing your part to help the environment.
  • This mop picks up 50% more dirt and dust per swipe than traditional mops.
  • Safe to use on all hard floors including vinyl, hardwood, laminate and tile.
  • Non-battery operated spray trigger allows you to dispense as much or as little solution needed to clean your floor. So no dipping your mop into a huge bucket of water anymore and having to bend over to squeeze out the over excess of water.
  • It’s red and goes with the theme of my kitchen perfectly. My yellow sponge mop wasn’t quite fitting in.

Overall mopping for me will never be the same, it’ll be better. I actually enjoy mopping and honestly that is saying a lot from not really caring for the task before.  To date the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray mop just might be one of my favorite household care products I’ve owned since being married and in charge of the task of keeping the place clean.

Where to Buy: You can find the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop at stores such as Target, Walmart, and Home Depot for around 29.99 but if you are aiming to get spray mop kit, that’ll cost around 40.00.  There’s nothing I don’t like about this mop, every penny that you’ll spend on this mop is totally worth it.

Win it!

Rubbermaid is going to send one winner a Reveal Spray Mop Kit like the one I reviewed which includes Instructions, two reusable water bottles, the mop in two pieces, and three reusable microfiber pads! This giveaway is open to USA and Canada.

To Enter: Visit Rubbermaid and look around, then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me another Rubbermaid product you would like to have!

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6. Become a Facebook Fan of Connected2Christ and leave me a comment there letting me know you are coming from this giveaway.

Giveaway running till 11/14/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant. USA & Canada only.

DISCLAIMER: My thoughts are mine  own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any compensation for hosting this giveaway or review other than the sample above mentioned.

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Skoy Cloth {review & giveaway}

The Skoy Cloth is an Eco friendly alternative to using paper towels and sponges. I was never really huge on using sponges as I know how much disgusting bacteria they can hold. The Skoy unlike regular sponges dries incredibly quickly so it’s less likely to get lots of bacteria. You can also easily throw it in the washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave (1-2 minutes) to refresh it and keep it healthy and germ free.

Skoy Cloths are 100% Biodegradable made from natural cotton and wood based cellulose pulp. The feel of this cloth is like soft card board and the bottom is textured which helps give it scrubbing power. Measuring in at 7×7 this cloth is perfect fit for my hand too, not to big and not to little. You can also use popular household cleaners as well as just water.

The Skoy cloth has the ability to absorb fifteen times its own weight! This is great for when drinks may get knocked over, which can happen quite easily when you have a child at home.

One Skoy Cloth can keep 15 rolls of paper towels out of the landfills! I feel bad for buying paper towels in bulk at Costco. I honestly didn’t use paper towels much before and we ended up having to store them in various place in our home! Skoys take up no room at all which is good if you are a family of three living in a small apartment.

I’ve been using Skoy Cloths in my home now for over a year and have personally been thrilled with the long lasting promise and the uses they’ve given me. We’ve totally cut back but have not completely eliminated paper towels in our home since we mostly use those for cooking purposes.

The Skoy cloth is a new smart eco friendly, affordable, and durable way to clean! They are available in a variety of styles and fun patterns. The packing the cloth’s come in is also in eco friendly rafia instead of commonly used plastic.

You can get four cloths for 5.99 or subscribe to get 8 cloths every three months for a really great price! I love these cloths so much that I am on a mission to let the world know! These would make great gifts for all my family and friends. How about yours? Check out Skoy Cloth today!

Win it!

SKOY has offered for me to giveaway 2 (4 packs), so I will have 2 different winners.

To Enter: Visit the Skoy Cloth site and tell me which SKOY Cloth 4 packs you would like to win!


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Giveaway running till 06/12/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclaimer: I was sent a  product to review from Skoy. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Seventh Generation {review & giveaway}

Spring is finally in the air here in Oregon and I’m eagerly awaiting the dry, high in the 70’s sunshine this weekend that I saw promised on the news this morning! If you asked me one of my favorite spring past times, it would totally be cleaning and organizing. I think it’s one of the best things we can do for ourselves in our homes.

And with all that being said about just starting my Spring Cleaning, I’m very pleased with the opportunity from My Blog Spark to review some fantastic cleaning products by Seventh Generation!

I had no idea the power of the herb thyme! Seventh Generation has introduced and taught me that this herb is a very powerful in disinfecting in killing germs naturally and has been found to be effective against the Influenza A Virus, including H1N1.! Their latest disinfecting sprays and wipes utilize this power and are offering disinfectant cleaners includes a multi-surface cleaning spray, bathroom cleaning spray and wipes, all which I was able to review personally.

The smell of these cleaning products is very refreshing, I’m a fan of all herbs and enjoy the natural green smell instead of an over powering lemon or orange scent that burns the nose and the eyes. I found Seventh Generation’s products to work great! They exceeded all my expectations even down to the 100% recycled, unbleached paper towels that I was also able to review for my cleaning purposes!

Seventh Generation has partnered with eco-lifestyle consultant and author, Alexandra Zissu, whose new book, The Conscious Kitchen, it discusses what’s good for your health, what’s good for the planet and what tastes great. Her book also includes great tips on maintaining a green and healthy kitchen! I really have been enjoying this book and have been getting a lot from the sections talking about our food. This year I’ve actually become more conscious about what my family and myself are eating. I highly recommend this book for very useful and life changing information!

Buy It:
I’m a fan and would not hesitate in the least to recommend Seventh Generation cleaning products! Their products  are sold nationwide and quite affordable. Look here to find a retailer near you!

One of my readers will win a Seventh Generation “Disinfecting Cleaning Kit” that includes a disinfecting multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, wipes , a copy of The Conscious Kitchen, a cleaning caddy made from recycled plastic, and two rolls of 100% recycled, unbleached paper towels!

Winner Announced: Cheryl F.

**Disclosure:Seventh Generation provided me with the free product, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSpark for review purposes.

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Fresh Wave Review & Giveaway {closed}

Undesirable odors are all around us and with all the products out on the market to eliminate it, I’ve never found any that work as well as those I was given the opportunity to review from a company called Fresh Wave.

Why is it that I love Fresh Wave products so much?

Their products actually do exactly what all deodorizing products claim to do, which is to completely eliminate unwanted odor. Fresh Wave products don’t contain any  perfumes or fragrances but instead use natural ingredients such as soy, lime, pine needle, aniseed, cedar wood, and clove.

I can claim these products really work  and don’t just mask it with scents that can sometimes bother those sensitive to certain smells like myself and my husband.  In knowing that Fresh Wave only uses natural ingredients to extract odor, I can rest at peace in knowing that my pursuit in helping the environment by using biodegradable and non-toxic products rest in such a responsible company.

The products I was sent to review were specifically requested for my cat as I’ve been spotlighting pet products, though keep in mind that these products aren’t limited to just pet odors but all kinds.

My Thoughts…

I was sent Fresh Wave® Crystal Gel to specifically put near my cats litter box to eliminate the unwanted odor.  Since we moved and I have very large self cleaning litter box and very small bathroom, the cat box got moved into the dining area room. I know that’s the first place I’d put it either but you have to do what you have to do. It’s either there or some place my toddler could get into it and that’s not an option.

Now I love my litter box a lot and it mostly eliminates all smells but when it goes through a cycle to remove the waste, there’s a split second where you can smell a very undesirable scent but since I put the crystal gel near the litter box,  I haven’t been able to smell a thing!

You don’t have to keep the gel open all day long if you don’t want to. You can put the lid back on and use it whenever you please but since I’m using mine in the dining area, I keep the container open 24/7.  I love this product 100% and will be purchasing it again when mine runs out which according to Fresh Wave would be in about approximately 60 to 90 days depending on conditions. The 160z Crystal Gel cost only 8.95 prices and sizes do vary depending on what you need.

The second product I was sent is the  Fresh Wave Carpet Shake. I’ve not only been using this on my carpet to absorb undesirable odors but have been using this in my cats litter box.  The smell of the carpet shake is of pine and lime that’s light and not over powering like other carpet shakes on the market.

As instructed, I let the carpet shake settle in my carpet for around ten minutes and then vacuumed and whatever odor that was present was completely eliminated! As for the litter box, this stuff works wonders making for a much nicer smelling environment as well as a non-toxic one too. A 6 ounce bottle of Fresh Wave Carpet Shake retails for 14.00.

Fresh Wave Sprays, Crystal Gels, Candles, Vacuum Pearls, Laundry Multi-Purpose Additive, Carpet Shake and Pearl Packs use the power of nature for safe, non-toxic odor elimination without the use of perfumes or fragrances. They’re great for the home, car, office, cabin, boat, locker, gym bag and every place else.

Get Connected!

You can keep up with latest promotions from Fresh Wave by becoming a fan on their Facebook page as well as connecting with them on Twitter @fresh_wave.

Win it!

Fresh Wave has generously offered to give two of my readers an 8 oz. Crystal Gel for their homes.

To Enter: Visit Fresh Wave and then let me know a product would most help tackle the odors that plague you and your family!


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This Giveaway is only open to U.S and Canada, No PO Boxes.

Giveaway running till 04/30/10 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

**Disclaimer: I was given several Fresh Wave products to review for my honest opinion . This review has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.**

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Tropical Traditions: Powdered Laundry Detergent Review and Giveaway

I recently was given the opportunity to review  Tropical Traditions Non-Toxic, Environmentally Safe Laundry Powdered Detergent a cleaner that  has the power of Oxygen Bleach Destainer and Deodorizer.

This laundry detergent is safe for all temperatures on whites, permanent press, bright colors, pastels, prints, and delicates making it ideal for nearly all your laundry needs( excluding wool & silk)!

Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent is also the perfect choice for those that may have reactions and skin sensitivity to other types of detergent available on the market that commonly have dyes, perfumes, fillers or phosphates added. This Powdered Laundry Detergent dissolves as completely as liquid detergents and rinses away completely leaving no residue in or on your clothes.

Another pro is that Powdered Laundry Detergent costs less to use than commercial liquid detergents and with it being eco-friendly, you are not only saving money but helping the environment too!

My thoughts…

I’ve been using Tropical Traditions Powdered Detergent for over a month now and have been very impressed with the results that I’ve been getting! My loads of laundry have been coming out stain free and smelling great with no residue left behind!

I love the fact that I don’t have to  use separate detergents for my white and colored loads. It feels great to know I am getting the power of oxygen bleach without the hassle of adding it myself. This is definitely a mom approved product in my household!

Win it: Tropical Traditions is generously offering to give one of my Readers a 5lb. container of their Laundry Detergent.

To Enter: Visit Household Traditions and tell me another non-toxic cleaning product that interest you!


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This Giveaway is only open to U.S and Canada

Giveaway running till 01/30/09 . Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

Disclaimer: I was sent a Tropical Traditions Powdered Laundry Detergent to review . This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Mabel’s Labels – *Household* Custom Neat Freak Combo review

New Year’s resolutions, some of us make them some of us don’t. I’m one of those people that do make resolutions for the New Year and 75% of the time, the things I wanted to tackle tend to get completed! I can’t argue with those results so I tend to make more resolutions each and every year.

Mabel’s Labels has helped me tackle of one of my new year resolutions right off the bat! The back story on this resolution started with my the spice rack my husband bought me last Christmas. I loved this spice rack, I found my spices quite easily without having to dig through cabinet and it worked fantastic for several months. But then, the printed spice names on each of the containers began to disappear. The ink smudged and I couldn’t tell the paprika from the cayenne pepper and this could cause a big problem depending on what I was preparing.

The Household canister, bin, and spice labels set provided by Mabel’s Labels was exactly what I needed! This set consists of 16 Canister Labels, 30 Bin Labels, and 52 Spice Labels. The dimensions of these labels aren’t too big and not too small! I was able to fully customize each label to my liking by choosing what word would go on each label as well as choosing from the three available color sets (Apple Green, Magenta, and Navy Blue).

The bin labels that I choose to customize include labels for Holiday, Craft, and Outdoor supplies which are a must for finding things a lot quicker when you need them!

The Canister labels I’ve used to organize my canisters such as all purpose flour, bread flour, and others in the kitchen. You can see without each canister being properly labeled, I could easily mix up my flour and we wouldn’t want to do that!

The labels in this combo pack are resistant to water. And they are not intended to withstand dishwasher or microwave use . I love these labels and have been very impressed with the quality. My husband loves them too and only hopes that they offer more color selection in the future!

A set of these from Mabel’s Labels retails for 40.00, which includes 98 fully customizable long lasting labels!

** Special thank to Mabel’s Labels for helping me get organized in the New Year of 2010! **

Disclaimer: I was sent the Neat Freak combo for review from Mabel’s Labels. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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