This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

How smelly is your house? Did you know that your actual answer may be wrong, that you could be nose blind to odors in your home that you have grown accustom to?

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My best friend and I chose to take the Febreze Noseblind challenge, which consisted of us taking a few surveys, having some popcorn and a movie and then testing out a few Febreze products. The odor that was taking over my house ended up being dog dander, as much as I love Bella she is quite a thick coated smeller.

After starting our movie and running the popcorn through the microwave, we noticed that the popcorn smell overtook the house instead. Which is a much nicer smell if you ask me! Before the movie had ended though, that salty lingering smell of popcorn had vanished and yet again there we were smelling dog dander.

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Once we were able to use the Febreze products, the dog dander was not just covered up and hidden, it was actually gone. Febreze overtook my house and everyone who entered the next day noticed, and that made me wonder why they weren’t mentioning the dog dander smell before!

If you question whether your household is suffering from nose blindness, then I urge you to head to your local store and get Febreze to eliminate those odors! With a wide variety of products and different scents, you can be sure to leave your guests wondering how you manage to get your house smelling so good.

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This past week has been the Orleans County 4-H Fair for my town. Korey’s second trip to the fair, and this time his first time going on rides. I learned very quickly that I’m his biggest supporter but also his quickest critic.

When he put on his unlimited ride wristband he was so excited to check out all the rides. We took a walk around first to get an idea of what he could go on without there being too much of a fight for him to go on rides that are too big.

His first ride he went on was the appropriately named Dizzy Dragons. Now my first thought seeing most of these rides was that he was going to be too little and fly out. Ridiculous, I know but I was terrified that I was going to see him just fly out, even though he father was right next to him.

Korey had so much fun going on rides. Bumper cars, a little roller-coaster for kids and a big spinny thing that I have no idea what it was called. All of these rides and so much fun he almost didn’t have from me saying “He can’t” or “He’s too little”. After seeing every thing he did, I was so proud of him and so disappointed in myself.

Every since his diagnosis of speech delay, motor planning problems, and his Sensory Processing Disorder, I have been quick to say what he cannot do. Now don’t think that I am so horrible, we have celebrated so many of his accomplishments and words and songs he’s been able to say and sing.

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But this opportunity allowed me to open my eyes to see the things I have been holding him back from, to take a step back and say to myself “He cannot succeed if you do not give him the chance”.

Earlier this week I also finished signing Korey up for preschool. After the school nurse left, I read through the paperwork and just started crying, why? Because I was afraid for him. Afraid that he will miss us, will not like the bus, won’t make any friends. Nothing has even happened yet and here I am, afraid for him.

 

This chance to open my eyes at the fair allowed me to relax more for preschool now. To be excited for him, and encourage him to do everything he can. Now hopefully I can do the same for Kyler and not set limits to him as he grows up.

This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but my love for their fresh care flushable cleansing cloths is all my own! Oh yes I went there #LetsTalkBums

By now you have seen the commercials for the combination of Cottonelle flushable cleansing cloths and Cottonelle clear care bathroom tissue and that adorable Cherry. At first I was a little shocked, like are they really going there with bringing out what we do in the bathroom from behind the door?

Then I realized how important it is and that it’s time, so #LetsTalkBums. As a mother of a 3 year old whose finally interested in potty training, talking about clean bums is all I do! Making sure he knows the importance of wiping and that being dirty in his bum and other parts can really lead to not only smelly situations but also some health issues if left behind particles come in contact with the wrong body parts.

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Now not only do I love this super duo of cleansing cloths and and bathroom tissue for my son but I use them in my bathroom routine often. As a woman who still has her period, bathroom tissue and me have a monthly battle. After using Cottonelle cleansing cloths and clear care bathroom tissue, it has become less stressful and leaves me feel much cleaner.

If you’re still skeptical about trying them out, then take this Cottonelle coupon savings and give it a chance.

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It’s time for another Bulu Box! Affiliate links are included.

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The Bulu Box Weight Loss edition for June has come, while it has products that did not hit home for me overall it still kicked butt! Again the best $10 I have spent, so what had me so excited on what was inside?

  • Pur-Absorb Iron: prevent iron deficiency
  • Bach Remedy Rescue Pearls: herbal stress relief
  • Finaflex PX: burn fat 24/7
  • Kickbutt Amped Energy Ballz: protein energy noms
  • Naked Wines: antioxidant indulgence
  • Windmill Weight Loss Gummies: appetite suppressing treats
  • MHP Power Pak Pudding Fit & Lean: portion control protein snack

 How did they work?

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  • KickButt Amped Energy Ballz: I received a sample size of two different kinds which included one of the energy balls in each package. A cherry and cappuccino flavor. As you could expect I did like the cappuccino flavor, it was somewhat easy to chew but you could tell that it was protein based but the taste was still good enough I think for people just getting into healthier snacks.

 

They say what?? 

The description says (*note *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.) ”

  • Improves endurance*
  • Boosts energy*
  • Use to start your day, pump up for your workout or stave away the afternoon slump!”

 

This was a great addition to the Bulu Box Weight Loss edition, I liked the taste and texture. It kept me full for quite awhile. Right now KickButt Amped Energy Ballz are on sale for $13.60 for 20 of them in a jar.

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  • MHP Power Pak Pudding Fit & Lean: The sample that I was most excited to be able to try. I had seen these in many of my magazines but I was worried about getting them and not liking them. Thank you Bulu Box for settling my nerves!

They say what?? 

The description says “Smart snacking helps you stay away from the vending machine or drive through, keeping your diet on track. This deliciously creamy pudding is great for weight management with a powerful combination of milk and soy proteins for maximum muscle building, satiety and nutrient benefits. With 15 grams of protein in each 100-calorie cup of chocolate goodness.*

  • Lactose & Gluten free
  • No sugar
  • Low Carb & Low Fat”

I received the Vanilla Creme flavor and I was pleasantly surprised with the taste. I have no doubt that I will enjoy the Chocolate Power Pak too, it has a nice thick consistency and leaves you full at the end. This would be a great post-workout snack I think.

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Keith and I both laughed at this because we both know how I need some stress relief.

They say what?? 

“Stop stress in its tracks with Rescue Remedy Pearls! Rescue Remedy is a blend of 5 Bach Flower Remedies designed for use during emergencies or stressful situations- from exam or interview nerves to the aftermath of an accident, injury, or unpleasant news. These small, fast dissolving capsules restore focus and calm to the user for worry-free living.*

  • Alcohol Free
  • Safe for the whole family!

Made exclusively in England by infusion of wild plants and flowers, the Bach Flower Remedies are a homeopathic method of healing created by Dr. Edward Bach and used for almost 90 years. Dr. Edward Bach was a British physician who saw the impact emotional health has on physical health. He created Flower Remedies to restore balance and peace to the user, allowing the body to then heal itself. ”

I love the fact that these are safe for the whole family. I was able to try them once and then I lost them! Of course right? For the bit that I was able to try them, they seemed to keep me calmer while the kids were acting up and screaming. So I would have to say they were a hit.

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Personally this was too small a sample I think to tell if it worked so I’m inconclusive on this one.

They say what?? 

FinaFlex PX uses a highly effective blend of the most potent fat burning compounds available to give you superior focus and clean energy while boosting your metabolism so the pounds melt away. The sophisticated formula kickstarts your metabolism and activates the enzymes that stimulate fat cell breakdown for a one-two weight loss punch.*

  • With EGCG (Green Tea Extract)
  • Helps burn fat & boost energy*
  • Helps suppress appetite*

To learn more about the rest of the June box, subscribe to Bulu Box Weight Loss and start sampling with me!