Tuesday, February 26, 2013

e-cloth, Perfect cleaning with just water


So I got a little surprise this morning. I received a package filled with an e-cloth mop , washing up pad, glass and polishing cloth and a general purpose cloth from MomsMeet. I have never heard of this company before but I thought that this was a Godsend!

 I have been wanting to clean my kitchen floor for a while because I just moved into my new home last month. I couldn't find any batteries for my Swiffer wet jet but have been so busy and never got to it. 
So I looked through the little pamphlet that came with the stuff. You can just use water with these cloths. No need for harsh chemicals and saves you time because you don't have to keep buying cleaning liquid. You just can rinse it off with hot water and occasionally throw it in your washer with some detergent to get it clean as a whistle again. It boasts a 300 wash guarantee so about 6 years of use with one machine wash per week. 
So moving on I went to go try it out in my kitchen with vinyl floors.
You can adjust the height of the mop very easily. You just turn the rod to loosen or tighten it.  So here is my dirty( and ugly) kitchen floor.
Yuck! Yes, I know I let it go for a little bit but had that Swiffer had batteries in it , I could have just used that very quickly to clean my floor. Oh I do love the fact that there is no need for batteries with this. All I did was have some water in a measuring cup and poured it on the floor little by little , area by area.
I think the shiny cleanliness of the area blurred my poor Ipod's camera ability. It did a good job and didn't leave my floors sticky. My only thing is I kind of like the nice smell that comes with some cleaners but I am sure there is a way you can just put some lavender or mint oil drops in the water to make it smell nice.

You can see all the dirt this baby picked up. There to the left is the clean part . It was so gentle on my floors to so this would be good on laminate wood flooring to but I only recommend that if they are water proof laminate floors.
I will be keeping this mop in my kitchen and throwing the swiffer in the basement as a backup. Love it!

Safe, chemical-free cleaning
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Good for the enviroment

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Learning how to use Adobe Elements Premiere 10

So I have always wanted to try making a WoW music video and so I got one of the programs a bunch of people use to do so. It's a rough video and it's my first time but it came out alright. I will get better with time as I learn what all the effects do. :}


I'm uploading it directly to blogger but if that doesn't work you can visit the video here at this YouTube link. Or watch it below for I have embedded it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2TsQde9YVGY


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Garnier Olia

Garnier Olia

Garnier's 1st oil powered permanent haircolor for maximum color performance.

 I got the opportunity to try this stuff through BzzAgent. There is no harsh smell that you get from the typical hair color kits because it doesn't contain ammonia. I would highly recommend this stuff. You can feel the difference because its oil and won't drip all over the place. 

Is it right for me?
The oil powered technology propels colorants deep into the hair, without ammonia, giving you pure, vivid, long-lasting color. Olia visibly improves and restores hair as the oils help to reverse roughness and dullness for more brilliant, dimensional color and softer, shinier hair with more bounce.

How is it different
Unlike traditional haircolor, Garnier Olia uses an exclusive 60% oil blend with natural flower oils to achieve maximum color performance while visibly improving and restoring hair*.

*restores hair by improving smoothness and shine

How do i use it?
Olia provides optimal comfort with a non-drip, velvet cream. Its easy application, and delicate floral scent make it a new sensorial experience. Olia permanent haircolor completely covers gray in just 30 minutes, leaving hair softer, shinier with bounce. 

 

 

Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition Presented by Pureology

GREENER SCHOOLS = A BRIGHTER FUTURE

Every child deserves a learning environment that’s safe, comfortable and free of harmful toxins. Unfortunately, many schools across the country lack the funds to carry out much-needed repairs and renovations—subjecting children to outdated facilities with improper ventilation, poor lighting and inefficient energy usage. Global Green USA is working to address this situation and ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn in a healthy, green school.
 
You can help by nominating a school in your area for a Green School Makeover!



I did enter this competition for a school in my area that i thought was in great need of a big change like this. Knowing I could possibly make a difference for them is very heart warming.  The area that school is in could truly be uplifted if it were greener.

Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) in Austin, TX, won the first Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition presented by Pureology. Established in 1856, TSD is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas and provides an exceptional curriculum to deaf and hard of-hearing students, ages 0-22. TSD worked alongside Global Green USA and Pureology to implement the green upgrades and the cost savings will be reinvested into the students’ education. 

TDS's Green School Makeover included:

Energy efficient upgrades:
Retrofitting light fixtures to use energy efficient bulbs = TSD will save enough energy to power an efficient two-bedroom home for a year!
Water conservation:
Replacing manual faucets with automatic technology = TSD will save enough water to fill nine swimming pools! Installing rain barrels to collect water from the roof = Water is now available for areas throughout the campus that do not have irrigation. Bonus: Students learn about the vital function of rainwater harvesting.
Waste reduction:
Installing hands-free dryers in restrooms = The new dryers take half the electricity to run and save paper and materials from going into landfills. Switching to reusable bottles and installing a tap filtration system = TSD reinvests the $20,000 they spent on bottled water every year. Bonus: 88,000 water bottles will be kept out of our landfills!
Educate student body on recycling:
Installing recycling bins across campus = Makes recycling easier and encourages recycling campus-wide. Bonus: Students bring their good recycling habits home to support a greener lifestyle!


If you would like to enter your school of choice you can do so here : http://www.globalgreen.org/greenschoolmakeover

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Campbell's Slow Kettle Style Soup



I just tried the Campbell's Tomato & sweet Basil bisque. I'm not big on tomato soup but I have to say that this was better than your regular tomato soup. It was very rich and tasty. I enjoyed it with a nice piece of french bread but of course this would be awesome with a grilled cheese. I was stuffed halfway through the soup so this is very filling. Would definitely pick up some more of these soups on my next shopping trip. Try Campbells® Slow Kettle® Style Soups and be sure to use this $1.00 off coupon! http://bit.ly/YVxW1D


Thanks Smiley360 for the free soup and socks!