Thursday, November 13, 2014

Repurposing Destruction

This morning as I was reassembling my baby's old car seat after cleaning it, my son found the wipes and decided to start yanking them out of the container. By the time I noticed what was happening, he had 10-15 wipes out. I was a little frustrated, but I realized that I could choose to get mad or just explain to him that isn't something that we do with wipes.Instead of throwing the wipes away, we used them to wipe off his books for dust and any other guck that might have gotten on them. It's easy to just throw things away, but why not re-purpose a destructive moment for something constructive? I also could have stuffed the wipes back in the container, but that didn't seem sanitary.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Campbell's Creamy Poblano and Queso Review

So, I think Campbell's is going to kill me for not cooking with their product properly. My husband very recently was told by a doctor that he needs to stay away from carbs and to lose weight. I have a ton of Campbell's products to review and thought I could adapt the recipes on my own to make them carb friendly. The creamy Parmesan sauce was awesome, the Creamy Poblano and Queso did not work so well. I thought I would cook it as a soup and add grilled chicken, tomatoes, red peppers and cilantro to it and I thought it would taste great. It really needed pasta or tortilla chips
to make it a hit. It didn't taste so good as a soup, but if it had the noodles in it liked the recipe called for on the back, I really think it would've tasted excellent. Also, this is a warning to you all that sometimes experiments do not work. Despite my failures, if you can eat carbs, I suggest you pick up a can and try the recipe on the back. 

Disclaimer: I received my sample from
Crowdtap for free for testing and review purposes in exchange of my opinion, which is reflected in this entry.

Try Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant and All-Around Oxy

Being a mom, I feel like I am constantly cleaning. I used to buy the store brand cleaners, but now I stick to main brand since they seem to clean better. Zep sent me their Zep All-Around Oxy Cleaner and Degreaser and their Quick Clean Disinfectant to try. I was a little skeptical that it wouldn't cleaner better than Lysol Bleach. I always hate trying new cleaner and finding out that it doesn't clean very well. It seems like a waste of money. I'd rather get it right the first time. Zep All-Around Oxy is worth the money! It does a great job. The Quick Clean Disinfectant is great too.

I had this black stain on my dining room table. I am not even sure where it's from. I've tried bleach and scrubbing it and nothing worked! I sprayed the Zep All-Around Oxy Cleaner and let it sit for a minute and the stain was gone. It was a miracle.

Before Zep, you can see the stain in the middle

After Zep

I also used the quick clean disinfectant on my counters and on the high chair after my son's lunch.

If you are interested in learning more about Zep products, click here. Zep is used for more commercialized cleaning, but I think it would be worth it to have in the home. I also found Zep products on amazon.

Disclaimer: I received my sample from Crowdtap for free for testing and review purposes in exchange of my opinion, which is reflected in this entry.