Freebie Friday – June 23, 2017

View or Download .pdf copies of “Online Gardener’s Idea Books”

https://www.provenwinners.com/container-gardening/ideabooks

Complete with landscape and container gardening ideas for a broad range of styles and spaces. Over 3 million have been distributed across North America since its debut in 2007.

Celebrate Canada’s 150th and #Giveaway #ChurchAndDwight #ad CAN 03/07

I’m sure you’re all familiar with that little orange box in your fridge, freezer or baking cupboard. Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda has been helping generations of Canadian families cook and clean for decades.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Over the years, the team at Arm & Hammer – with the help of their loyal fans – have come up with more than 100 uses for baking soda and I’m sharing some of my favourites here.

  • Baby, baby, baby. Baking soda is an all-natural cleaning product that’s gentle enough for even the tiniest baby clothes, yet effective enough for big baby odours. It can be used to treat spills on carpets, clean equipment and toys, deodorize baby bottles and diaper pails as well as freshen stuffed animals to give them a new life.
  • Have you tried it in the bathroom? It helps remove the dirt and grime from bathroom tiles or no-wax floors quickly and easily. It’s also effective at cleaning shower curtains, deodorizing drains and wastebaskets, surface-safe cleaning and for septic system care.
  • Not just for cooking in the kitchen. Yes, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is a staple baking ingredient as it causes dough or batter to rise, becoming light and porous when heated, but it can also be used in the kitchen to clean lunch boxes, microwave ovens, dishes, pots and pans, recyclables, drains and garbage disposals. Did I mention it removes odours from plastic containers, polishes silver, freshens sponges and stinky sinks, refreshes tea pots, cups and mugs and works great as a fruit and vegetable scrub? It’s also a common deodorizer for fridges and freezers. Changing the box regularly (every 30 days is recommended) helps ensure optimal odour elimination.
  • Don’t fret about your floors. It helps remove unsightly scuff marks without unwanted scratch marks from tile and no-wax floors. It’s also great at neutralizing common household odours and freshens stale-smelling air in your home.
  • Tackles the greasiest of garages. Arm & HammerBaking Soda safely cleans your car lights, chrome, windows, tires, vinyl seats and floor mats without you having to worry about unwanted scratch marks. It’s also a great deodorizer for car interiors and camper water tanks and tackles oil and grease stains on your garage floor or driveway.
  • Smelly gear no more. Use Arm & Hammer baking soda to clean and deodorize smelly sports equipment like hockey or camping gear, as well as gym bags.
  • Don’t forget to take it outside. It is a must-have for your next camping trip! It’s a dish and pot scrubber, hand cleanser and deodorant, just to name a few. It also cleans your plastic and vinyl pool toys as well as lawn furniture when it’s time to bring them out for the summer and works wonders on barbecue grills.

And that’s not all!

Because of the gentle and all natural formula of Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda, it’s a popular personal hygiene product for many. It can be used as a body and facial scrub, hand cleanser and a refreshing bath soak. It also helps to fight bad breath and body odour and is great for washing hair.img_0452For a full list of these 100 uses of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and usage instructions, visit www.armandhammer.ca. You’ll find them under the ‘Solutions’ tab.

We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win 12 boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda – one for every month of the year – in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Share your favourite baking soda secret in the comments (below) for a chance to win!

Begins on: time post goes live and Ends on:  July 03, 2017 at 8 pmEST

Terms and Conditions: Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excludes Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize. By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. [Please read entire Terms and Conditions] All winners must be from within Canada. Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out of the country.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other Social Media channel.

NOTE: My Bits and Bleeps will not be held liable for any potential loss, damage or undelivered status of the prize.

GIVEAWAY!!!!

Giveaway includes the following Arm & Hammer Baking Soda products:

  • Three (3) 250g boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
  • Nine (9) 500g boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
Approximate value: $20

 

Hair Care and Tips #ChurchandDwight #ad

Canadians often complain about the long and cold winter months.  We often even see snow fall in the spring months (March and sometimes even April); which means we’re wearing layers – toques, trousers, sweaters, etc. – for at least six months of the year!  Ugh! By the time summer rolls around, we’re ready to take full advantage of the rays and warmer climate.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

As we wave goodbye to the hats that hide our unwashed hair and trade our long pants for short shorts and skirts, I’m sure I’m not the only one who enters a state of ‘hair emergency’, I find myself getting organised for summer fun days.  Do I shampoo and blow dry every day? Where did I put those extra razors? How much time am I going to need to get ready in the morning? And the list goes on.

This year, I’m vowing to sleep more and shave… never! Seriously!  Oh, who am I kidding?  I’m European!!  That means hair, hair, and more hair.  In the very least, I’m also going to do my best to cut down on the amount of wasted time on my grooming routine(s).  I’ll be using dry shampoo more often because it gives me an extra day (or two) before I have to wash my hair again.  You think I’m crazy, don’t you?  Have you any idea how much work it is to wash long hair?   I’m sure you’re thinking: tell me more!

A good hair day can make all the difference but (as I briefly mentioned above) spending time shampooing, conditioning and blow drying every morning can leave you tired and frazzled. My new secret weapon for fabulous hair is Batiste Dry Shampoo. If you haven’t heard of dry shampoo, trust me, you want to pick up a can of Batiste. It works to instantly revive oily hair, leaving it looking and smelling clean and fresh. No wet washing required and most importantly no blow drying. If I have a few extra minutes to spare, I sometimes re-style my hair but it’s not necessary. Batiste comes in a variety of fragrances – New Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry is perfect for summer with top notes of pear, melon, kiwi and wildberry!

If you’ve never used dry shampoo before, don’t worry. It’s easy to use. Simply shake can well. Hold 30 cm away from your hair, section & spray into roots. Massage thoroughly with fingertips then brush and style as desired.  You can do it blindfolded!Let’s move on to the other hair …

Stubble on your legs leaves you cringing when you reach for that pair of shorts or, even worse, the bikini you’ve been hiding in the back of your closet all winter.  This summer, I’ll be taking break(s) from using my razor with the new Nair Nourish Crème for Legs & Body … it’s a hair remover cream with Grape Seed Oil plus Antioxidant Rich Resveratrol, it removes hair in as little as three minutes (yes, three minutes) while moisturizing to restore skin’s youthful glow leaving you with smooth skin for days longer than shaving*. Did you read that? Days!

Tip: Stock up! Keep a tube of Nair in your bathroom at home, in the bathroom at the cottage/cabin/summer home and a third one in your gym bag. The minute you spot the stubble, you’ll have it on hand. All it takes is three minutes and a quick shower or damp cloth to rinse!

Am I your hair hero or what? This summer it’s all about getting your beauty rest, looking fabulous, feeling healthy and rocking those short shorts.

P.S. Between the summer heat and a jam-packed schedule, it’s easy to let healthy eating slip by the wayside. To ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs, try adding a multivitamin to your daily health and beauty routine. A complete multivitamin such as the Vitafusion Women’s Complete Multivitamin is a great option. It’s specially formulated to meet our needs and comes in an easy-to-take, delicious gummy. It includes Biotin and helps maintain hair, skin and nail health – ensuring you glow from the inside out this summer!

I’ve given you great hair tips, so now it’s your turn!  What are some of your favourite time-saving beauty products?  Lay it on me!