Spellbinders Celebra’tions Collection Review


As a greeting card fan (and former Hallmark employee!), I was excited to see this review offer from Purex Insiders.   I received my kit two weeks ago and finally had some extra time last night to try them out.   I was impressed with the very sturdy card stock paper used to make the card, as well as the beautiful print.  My fave component was that everything is color coordinated to create a cohesive designed card.  For all you busy wives and moms, it is also extremely handy that everything is pre-cut and ready to put together.  The instructions were very simple and would even be easy for a teen or older child to complete!

I finished each card in less than five minutes! Not too shabby. It usually takes me that long to find a card at the drug store! The final designed cards are below. So cute, don’t you agree?! Hopefully the receiver of these cards agrees some day!



You can CLICK HERE to visit Spellbinders online  if you would like to see even more of the Spellbinder Collections available.   They have many different items for many different occasions and you are sure to find something that suits your personality.

Happy weekend, friends!

The Spellbinders brand provided me with a sample in exchange for a product review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

Purex & One Step Away Giveaway

Here is another amazing contest for all you mommies out there…


…where you can win a $1,000 gift certificate to One Step Ahead and a year’s supply of Purex Baby Detergent and Purex Crystals.

At One Step Ahead you can find unique, problem-solving products to make life easier, safer, and more fun for parents, kids and families.

Purex Baby Detergent is hypoallergenic for baby’s sensitive skin. Purex Crystals for Baby infuse a clean, gentle scent into baby’s clothing, blankets, & towels.

This giveaway is so great that you can daily through 7/31/14. You must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. resident to enter.

Good luck!!


Cottonelle’s Summer Clean Care Campaign

During this sticky summer, it helps having handy wipes around during beach trips, hikes, or games of tennis! Leave it to Cottonelle to come to the rescue with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths, as well as the always useful (and soft!) Cottonelle Toilet Paper.

What I love most about the wipes are that they come in smaller travel-sized packages or can be used in a larger dispenser at home. The dispenser is perfect for situating behind the toilet! It is a great look that hardly looks out of the norm but is very handy. 

Our household will continue to use Cottonelle products and we definitely recommend them.

Cottonelle does it again!


Thanks to Crowdtap for selecting me for the Cottonelle Summer Clean Care Campaign!

Kleenex Brand Tissue Review


Recently, I took part in CrowdTap’s “Kleenex Brand Believers” sampling project. As a Kleenex brand believer, I received a free box of Kleenex tissues and was asked to use the product and report my findings. Neither CrowdTap nor Kleenex paid me to participate in this project, but I did enjoy voluntarily participating by using the tissues.

For many years, I have been a fan of the Kleenex brand and do love the product, particularly the cool designs of the boxes themselves. This box that was sent to me was blue and grey colors with artsy flowers. It matched perfectly in my gray basement and bedroom! I have been switching up the location to keep things fresh.

All in all, I definitely recommend using Kleenex tissues. They are soft, durable, and get the job done when blowing your nose! Much better product than the generic versions! If you have not purchased Kleenex recently, wait for a sale and give them a try!


I have been going to the Jersey shore since I was a kid. Most of our family vacations were to Atlantic City, NJ due to the fact that my grandmother was a hard-core gambler (see us below!) and we could stay for free! Now as an adult, I frequent AC A LOT! I have the gambling gene as well, just not as much. Jared and I “do AC” about twice a year and often come home with some extra spending cash (thank you slot machines with fun interactive games).

Thanks to Crowdtap, I was able to participate in the new promotional campaign for AC – “Do AC”.  This was a chance to explore all of Atlantic City’s beaches, fun boardwalks, and amazing nightlife, in addition to the gambling! We always have a great time sitting on the beach of Atlantic City since it is free and so close to the hotel. Just one step and there you are!

For a quickie, weekend getaway, remember Atlantic City. Harrah’s Pool is always a great experience like none other. The beaches are cleaner than ever. There are so many different ways to gamble that I am sure you can find you love. And, of course, the many different restaurants are sure to keep you full.

Good luck as you gamble your favorite games!


Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets Review

I recently was sent a new Purex product to try and review, the Crystals Dryer Sheets.


These Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets provide 30 days of long-lasting freshness.

These new dryer sheets also repel pet hair and lint and reduce static cling.

There are two scents to chose from:

Fresh Spring Water & Lavender Blossom

I have been using the Lavender Blossom, which I highly recommend. My dry clothes and house smell amazing when the clothes are in the dryer! A fresh Spring scent!

These new dryer sheets are very affordable and can be found at most stores.

Email me at elizjadetrout@gmail.com letting me know if you would like to try this product and which scent you would try and I will enter you to win a few box! Good luck and happy spring!