Our family spent a day at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair previewing and trying out some of the newest and most popular toys for the upcoming holiday season. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas…
As we get older, the skin on our hands, arms and legs needs moisturizing and regular care. I put AmLactin to the test recently, and I’ve got $100 worth of AmLactin products to share with a lucky reader!
A few weeks ago, I heard about the Mosquito Patch on the radio. A caller was passionate about it, saying the patch repels mosquitoes without synthetic chemicals. We put the patches to the test this week at scout day camp, and here’s what happened.
Last week, my cellphone died. A funny thing happened though when I began telling friends and colleagues that I’d be without a phone for a few days. Nearly everyone was excited for me, with reactions ranging from “Great! Now you can get an upgrade!” to “Cool! What are you getting next?”
I headed to Meijer today to pick up the free Fairlife milk that’s on their Mperks ecoupons today — two free bottles, one white, one chocolate. A great deal, I thought. I just saw Fairlife milk featured on one of the national morning shows earlier this week, and the spokesperson was touting its benefits as […]
Febreze Car Clips have been on sale all over town lately, but the best price was at Jewel, where they were .75 each earlier this week. To me, the the Febreze Car Clips seem to last a lot longer than other car-specific air fresheners. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so either. Earlier […]
I discovered this deal a couple weeks ago, and it’s back on at Meijer again through Wednesday of this week. Meijer has 2-pound bags of these enormous Argentine Red shrimp for $12.99. That’s about $6.50/lb., which is a good price for shrimp. But these shrimp? They’re enormous! There are 21-25 per 2-pound bag, and in […]
I’m sick. On Thursday night, I started getting a sore throat. By Friday, sore turned to scratchy-and-coughing. On Saturday, congestion and sinus pain set in. I know it’s just that time of year, but I couldn’t help but feel a little irked that I was the one in our household who got sick. Not any […]
Earlier this week, I blogged about Sierra Mist’s change to a stevia-based formula. This was done quietly, and there’s nothing on the front of the label to note it — it’s buried in the ingredients list. Most consumers wouldn’t expect a non-diet soda to have reduced-calorie ingredients in it. I have nothing against stevia at […]
I’m looking through Meijer’s upcoming 2/19 ad, and I spotted a new P&G product: Two giant rolls of “Bounty with Dawn” are $4.99. I had to look this up to find out more! P&G has a new press release with more info: When activated by water, Bounty with Dawn stands up to tough messes like […]
Fresh on the heels of the story about Capri-Sun switching back to a sugar-based formula and a Stevia-based one for Roaring Waters, Sierra Mist has quietly added stevia to its regular, non-diet Sierra Mist. The trouble is, stevia sometimes has a bitter aftertaste. Coca-Cola Life is a Stevia-based cola, and when I tried it, I […]
Fans of phosphate-based dishwasher detergents know that this is a topic I’ve written about passionately over the last few years. I like detergents that work, and I don’t like detergents that don’t. It’s pretty simple, really. After experiencing dismal performance from consumer-grade dishwasher detergents when phosphates were phased out in 2011, I tested out several […]
My regular readers know about my longtime love affair with Clairol Natural Instincts haircolor. I first began using Natural Instincts when I was 22 after silvery streaks started appearing in my hair far earlier than I anticipated they would. In early 2011, my readers and I noticed that Natural Instincts had gone through some new […]
Baby Foot is an exfoliating foot peel that’s wildly popular in Japan. Forget foot baths, pedicures, foot files and pumice stones. Baby Foot promises baby-soft feet with no physical exfoliation.
In 2013, I began reviewing Wen for one month with week-by-week updates for my blog readers. After the first month, I did a six-month check-in post. I’ve now been using Wen for 16 months, and I continue to use Wen regularly. I purchase Wen for my own use and have not been compensated for writing […]
I love to camp. My parents were (and still are!) avid campers. My earliest childhood memory is camping in my mom and dad’s big blue canvas cabin tent. Incredibly, that big canvas tent is still around…