Put Your Best Self(ie) Forward #ChurchAndDwight #ad

Gone are the days of shoving embarrassing holiday photos in a drawer never to see them again.  I know it’s hard to believe but it’s true! Whether its Instagram, Facebook or everything in between, you can’t hide from an onslaught of holiday photos. I bet you’re thinking – so, what’s the secret to selfie success? It’s the prep you do even before the presents are wrapped and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care…!

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GroupShot_ENDon’t let a stain spoil the occasion
Get the kids to pick out their holiday outfits well before the festivities begin. Truthfully, everyone should do this just in case!  Nobody likes to find a stain on their favourite outfit, or worse, notice it once a photo has been taken. Have them check for stains and spills and use Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean 3-in-1 Power Paks to get the job done. OxiClean stain fighters help to remove stains, plus the formula freshens and deodorizes with the freshness of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.  Our household has been fighting our stains with Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean 3-in-1 Power Paks for the past 60 loads (or so) and we’re very happy with the results.

Keep up the good smile
Maintaining good oral health shouldn’t be reserved for the holidays. However, if you need to brush up (pun intended) on your smile, I suggest switching to the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Sonic Pro Pulse Brush. Can you believe that its brush removes two times more plaque than the regular, manual brush? That’s because its head spins around as you brush to reach back corners. When paired with Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Bright & Strong toothpaste, you’ve got a winning combo to strengthen and clean.  This way you can smile your best for that selfie, teeth showing!

Cut down on prep time
Beauty prep, that is. If you’re like me, that fabulous blow out only lasts a day before you need to rinse and repeat. Until now. Dry shampoo is the latest trick up my sleeve. I love Batiste Dry Shampoo — it instantly refreshes hair between washes by absorbing excess oil from the roots and leaving hair looking and smelling clean and fresh. Now I no longer stress when I’m running behind schedule and don’t have time for a full wash or styling session before heading out to visit the in-laws. Batiste Beautiful Brunette dry shampoo plus a hint of colour compliments medium, brunette and auburn hair tones.  Perfectly genius!  In fact, my daughter and I both like to use Batiste Dry Shampoo.  We both have extra long hair so cutting down on hair washings is actually essential because the natural oils and moisture will; otherwise, dry out.

I’m not really a selfie-phenom but taking the perfect selfie seems to be the only thing that is important in my daughter’s world.  My daughter; and her friends, strive to “show off” their better side (whichever side that is) and then post it on social media for the world to see … and ‘like’.  Looking good makes up a large part of that success so I proudly give her the tools to do so.

 

 

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Arm and Hammer and Ontario SPCA Team Up! #iAdopt #ArmandHammerSlide #ChurchAndDwight #ad

Did you know that millions of cats are surrendered to already-overflowing shelters each year due to litter box issues? On a personal note, I am horrified with this tid bit of information! The solution is so simple:  add a little patience, love and care.  What happens when these felines are adopted by a new family?

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To help ensure a smooth transition and avoid future litter box issues, Arm & Hammer™ has teamed up with the Ontario SPCA for its iAdopt holiday program for the fourth year.

Throughout the month of November, Arm & Hammer will be donating 1,300 adoption kits, each containing a box of Arm & Hammer™ Slide™ Cat Litter, a free litter coupon and tips on litter box best practices, to the first 1,300 cat adopters across Ontario at 13 different Ontario SPCA locations.  Isn’t that amazing news?!As a known cat lover, and owner of four of my own kitties, I often share beautiful pictures of my beautiful babies.  It’s not all fun and games though.  I have several litter boxes to clean every single day … and I do this at least twice each day.  Did you know that owners should have one box per cat plus one more? Actually, cats are very sensitive to smells, and even texture so litter that is dust-free and soft on their paws is ideal.  It really isn’t fun having to face so many litter boxes every day so in order to meet all my litter needs I tried, and I now recommend using Arm & Hammer Slide Cat Litter.  Paws down, it is the best experience I’ve ever had with litter.  Its patented EZ Clean Technology* means used litter slides right out! No more scrubbing or scraping the bottom of the box, and no more lingering odour with a 7-day odour-free home –  guaranteed!  I’m serious about this; you’ll be as amazed as I am.Here’s an important tip that should be common knowledge.  In order to avoid mishaps, ensure you place food and water far away from the litter boxes.  It’s simple really … you wouldn’t want to eat in front of a bathroom would you?  No!  You’d find it odd if you saw bathrooms right beside the tables at a restaurant too.  Cats aren’t any different than you and I.  It’s a basic tip but a wise one.

Now, I’m not saying that you have to go out and adopt a cat.   I’d be very happy if you did though!  I would also be happy if you would share this post with your friends and family so that if anyone will be adopting this month, they would get the benefits of the iAdopt holiday program.  No matter when you (or they) decide to adopt/rescue one of the many available cats, be sure to try some of my litter tips.All my babies have always been rescued.  I have always felt great love and joy with every single one of my babies.  It hurts immensely when they reach the end of their lives; however, the human heart is a pretty incredible thing because just when you think you don’t have any room for love is exactly when you realize that your heart has room to love even more.  All you have to do is allow for it to happen.

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Save Your Sweaters #fallfashion #ChurchAndDwight #ad

Sweater season has finally arrived!  Once you complete your wardrobe switch (from summer to winter) and organize your closet you might want to review your fall and winter fashion.  Why?  Quite simply put, you can revamp your clothing and save money doing it.  By caring for your clothing you can stretch out its use.

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Now is the time to check for loose or missing buttons, any loose hems, and even any missed stains.  You can easily reinforce loose buttons, and you can replace a missing button (or two)!  Actually, you can change all the buttons on any clothing item and even change the look altogether!

If you come across any loose hems you can quickly stitch it yourself.  It’s pretty simple to sew a few stitches and it really doesn’t have to be perfect either … unless you’re a perfectionist.  If you don’t know how to sew you can look up online how to do so.   By mending something yourself you avoid spending money at a seamstress.

Last, but not least, it might be helpful to do a “once over” to look for any dirt or stains.  It’s better to do the “once over” before packing away any clothing after each season; however, I like to be cautious and double-check just in case.  As the saying goes:  no harm no foul.

To keep your bright colours bright try using OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover and see how radiant your precious fall pieces stay.  I’m very happy with the results I get each and every time.

Stains aren’t always easy to get out.  Whites are especially difficult but that’s when I bring out the big guns!  OxiClean White Revive Laundry Stain Remover brightens my whites better than bleach!

I love white whites so being able to wear my whites longer makes sense to me.  This is exactly why the OxiClean family lines my laundry shelf; everything is at my fingertips so that I can take care of any (and all) stains.

So whether you restock, reuse, revamp, or recycle you can do so knowing that you have a selection of stain-fighters on your side.  Your clothes will be happy … and so will you.