Doing laundry is one of those chores every family must do and there’s usually a person in charge of this sometimes monumental task. At my house, I’m chief laundry officer and I’ve taken a few steps to ensure things run as smoothly as possible.  My family sorts and sometimes pre-treats their clothing before leaving the laundry room, but sometimes stains remain- that’s where I come in. 
Today I’m sharing a new laundry detergent from Purex that will help banish your toughest laundry stains! I received a complimentary bottle via #SocialInsiders to try to share my thoughts with you and host a giveaway for 3 free coupons for full sized products. All opinions and love of clean, fresh smelling laundry are my own. 

clean and folded towels in laundry basket

About Purex + Clorox 2 detergent: 

banish your toughest laundry stains

Purex plus Clorox 2 detergent is formulated to remove the toughest stains.  Purex + Clorox 2 detergent works on 100 stains is safe for colors and is bleach free. This detergent contains 3 stain-fighting enzymes to remove:

  • Starchy stains like chocolate and tomato sauce
  • Protein-based stains like grass and blood
  • Food stains that use guar-gum like ice cream and BBQ sauce

In the winter when skin is at its most sensitive, I use Purex free and clear laundry detergent. I’ve found that it cleans well and stops my family from scratching their shins and chins. J Once springtime gets here though, I switch to a scented detergent, one that can handle the seasonal scents that arrive with the warmer weather. 
I’m talking sweat and mud stains and smoke from cookouts and bonfires and trips to the lake type scents here folks, and guess what? After trying Purex + Clorox 2 for a week, I can say my spring laundry is going to be clean and smell as fresh as the sunny linen scent of this detergent!

A capful of stain fighting Purex detergent

My Thoughts:

So far, Purex + Clorox 2 has handled my husband’s work clothes which can get muddy from walking around job sites with contractors and clients. It handled the wet dog smell he came home with after a friendly Golden Retriever decided he wanted to play too.  It even took out a small blood stain from his jeans from where he had nicked his finger. I’m was impressed! 

Purex + Clorox 2 tackles Mascara:

Pre-treating a washcloth with Purex to remove mascara

Now that both my daughters are wearing makeup, my white wash clothes get stained with mascara occasionally.  This wash cloth had recently been washed without pre-treating it. The mascara stains weren’t removed fully, so I decided to do a quick pre-treat with Purex + Clorox 2. I poured just a little bit onto the stains, let set for 1 minute and washed the wash cloth again with Purex + Clorox 2 and voila! Stain gone!

Purex + Clorox 2 tackles mascara

With spring here and summer just around the corner, I’m thankful I now have another hardworking detergent to help me banish my laundry stains. Well done Purex! Not only does this new detergent work great, it smells great too! I invite you to learn more about this and all Purex products by visiting their website and following them on Facebook  and Twitter

Win it:

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Thanks to today’s sponsor, Purex, 3 lucky readers can win a coupon valid for a free full size Purex liquid or powder detergent with a retail value up to $7.00. Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. 


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter from below.  My WAHM Plan is responsible for prize fulfillment. I will mail a coupon to each winner. Winners will be notified by email used on entry form and have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel. 

Good luck!

Please share in comments: What's your toughest laundry challenge? Stains? Sorting? Folding and putting away?


The Purex® brand provided me with a sample of Purex® plus Clorox 2® detergent in exchange for a product review. However all the opinions expressed here are my own. 

The moon has called to us from above for ages. Not only is it a celestial marvel to look at it, is necessary to us mere mortals here on earth. I've looked up into the night sky to find constellations and admire the moon since I was a kid and I've passed my love of the night sky onto my daughters. We have a telescope and try using it as often as possible. If you'd like to help your kids say I see the moon in a whole new and exciting way, check out this great STEM learning box offer from Groovy Labs. 

The links in this blog post are affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on these links, I will receive a small commission from Groovy Lab in a Box.

Moon Dance STEM learning box

Parents- are you looking for the perfect STEM activity for kids 8 and older?  Why not try a Groovy Lab in a Box

What is Groovy Lab in a Box?

Groovy Lab in a Box is a monthly STEM kit that encourages critical thinking, problem solving and fun! Groovy Lab in a Box incorporates STEM investigations and an Engineering Design Challenge - all designed around the Next Generation Science Standards. Each box has a retro-themed lab notebook and access to the a Box, a special web portal for additional groovy STEM fun!

In fact, Popular Mechanics magazine included Groovy Lab in a Box in its 100% Wholesome Holiday Gift Guide - a compilation of some of the best toys that promote scientific inquiry and engineering.

Take the Engineering Design Challenge!

Moon Dance STEM Box design challenge

Fellow STEMists who want to become optical engineers can be on their way to doing research and investigations through the engineering design process found in monthly-themed Groovy Lab in a Box. Explore Earth’s moon, gravity, mass vs. weight, moon phases, tides, light, telescopes and much, much, more. Check out "Moon Dance" for more groovy fun for STEMists! .  

Parents can take advantage of Groovy Lab in a Box's sale and check it out for yourself! You can get 50% off “Moon Dance” Single Box! Just use code FULLMOON at checkout HERE. Hurry and be sure to give your STEM Friends a groovy heads up while supplies last. Deal ends on EARTH DAY & FULL MOON - April 22nd!  US residents only.

 Please share in comments: Do you have a budding astronomer in your family? What moon phase is their favorite to see?

Save today at

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Thursday, March 31, 2016
We love to try new Restaurants as often as we can, but dining out for the four of us can get costly, so I was happy when I was asked to help spread the word about's sale with you today.

I received a gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. deal every meal

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Hurry! This $3 sale won’t last. Visit today for amazing deals on delicious meals. This offer ends Thursday, March 31 at 11:59 pm CT.

Enjoy these savings and pass them on to friends and family please.

I'm going to enjoy Sushi with the family, what type of cuisine will you enjoy with this savings?

Disclosure: I received a gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Wordless Wednesday: Easter Cat style

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Happy Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed your Easter. My family and I had a lovely time and fun times were had when our 2 year old cat Fiona discovered Easter eggs.

She went from this:

Calm kitty at window

To creating this mess in record time!

Cats love Easter Egg hunts too

Have a happy day!

Please share in comments: Do you celebrate holidays with your pets? If yes, how?

As a Christian Mom, I can think of no better gift than being able to share the bible and it’s teachings with children in a way they can understand. When I was a kid, it was sometimes challenging to understand bible verses from the King James Bible my family and church had. 

Today, Christians can pick up new living versions of the Bible easily at any book store. Thanks to today’s sponsor, FlyBy Promotions, I’m pleased to share a wonderful new children’s bible entitled Under the Sea Holy Bible (Nirv), published by Zonderkids. While I did receive a complimentary copy of this Bible as a thank you for hosting this review and giveaway, it is my honor to do so and all opinions stated here are my own. 

Under the Sea Holy Bible for kids

About Under the Sea Holy Bible (Nirv):

“The Under the Sea Holy Bible, Nirv is a perfect gift for children ages 6 to 10. Themes of underwater fun and sparkling fish grace the interior of this wonderful children’s Bible. The outside is covered in foil and sparkle. The interior has color inserts featuring whimsical underwater scenes with themes of God’s care and love for each of us and all of creation.”

The ABCs of becoming a Christian page from Bible

My Thoughts:

Just looking at the colorful cover on this Bible makes me happy! I was immediately drawn in. I reverently opened the book and started turning pages. This is truly a teaching Bible and the lessons start right from the beginning on the Books of the Bible page, which is a bookcase. The Old Testament labeled law is on the left side of the top shelf. The New Testament, labeled Gospels and Church history is on the right. Down the shelves of the bookcase, you’ll find History books of the Bible (Joshua, Judges, Ruth, etc.) and Letters (Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, etc.). 

Prayer is page in children's Bible

You’ll find teachable pages like the photo above that shows the ABCs of becoming a Christian and the Prayer Is page which tells children what prayer is (talking to God) and then shows the an easy way to pray by using their fingers.

My daughters and I love this children’s Bible and think it would be a perfect gift for kids at Easter or anytime of the year really. I invite you to learn more about the Under the Sea Holy Bible (Nirv) by visiting, or by following ZonderKids on Facebook and Twitter.

Biblica helps with Bibles

If you’d like to purchase a copy today, you can shop with Barnes & Noble, Walmart or FamilyChristian stores. Every Nirv Bible you purchase helps Biblica translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world! I think that’s a perfect way to share our Christian faith now and Easter.

Win It:

Under the Sea Holy Bible for children

Thanks to today’s sponsor, #FlyBy Promotions, one lucky reader will receive a hardcover copy of Under the Sea Holy Bible (Nirv)! Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below.


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter from below.  My WAHM Plan is  not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners will be notified by email used on entry form and have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel. 

Good luck and from our family to yours, Happy Easter!

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How to pick the best floral fragrance for you

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Happy Tuesday and happy spring, everyone! It’s a frosty 36° here in middle Tennessee this morning, making me shiver and be glad none of my flowers have started blooming yet. I may not be gardening today, but I can still talk about flowers of the floral fragrance kind! Since yesterday was National Fragrance Day and I’m an Avon lady, I thought it would be helpful to share a quick tutorial on how to pick the best floral fragrance for you this spring. 

how to pick the best Floral Fragrances for spring

Finding a new fragrance for you or to give to someone can be challenging! You walk into the fragrance department at your favorite shopping spot and your senses are assaulted. Overpowering scents fill your nose, shiny bottles in an array of colors and sizes twinkle on glass shelves and the ever-present associate is there to spritz you with the latest scent from the current pop star fave of the moment. Hopefully my tutorial will have you shopping for fragrances with confidence, whether you shop at the mall or with me and Avon!

Understanding the 6 types of floral fragrances: 

1. Romantic Florals are soft, delicate and feminine. These romantic florals are characterized by lush bouquets that have sweet and powdery notes with hints of musk or warm amber. Sound like you? Try Forever, which has hints of pink pepper, orange blossom and sensual musk.
Forever a romantic floral fragrance

2. Oriental Florals have hints of spice mixed with amber and woods, which give oriental florals an exotic allure. Sound like you? Try FarAway ‒ dreamy florals, softly spiced amber and inviting wood.

Far Away an Oriental Floral fragrance

3. Fruity Florals are bursting with the scent of delicious fruits. These scents add an everyday sweetness to your fragrance wardrobe. Sound like you? Try Luck, a fragrance with sparkling citrus and luscious berries wrapped in creamy white florals, rose petals and sandalwood.  (Luck was also a CEW Insiders Choice Beauty Awards Finalist!)

Luck- a fruity floral fragrance

4. Fresh Florals are clean and crisp, reminiscent of a just-bloomed spring garden. Sound like you? Try Haiku Kyoto Flower ‒ full of velvety violet leaf and white peony with soft cotton musk. 
Haiku Kyoto Flower- a fresh floral fragrance

5. Woody Florals add depth and warmth. They are enriched with earthy notes of sensual woods. Sound like you? Try Candid, with sparkling bergamot, blooming tuberose and sensual patchouli. 

Candid- a woody floral fragrance

6. Flower Gourmand is a sweet treat. The dessert of scents, floral gourmands have delectable notes like rich crème brûlée. Sound like you? Try Outspoken Party by Fergie, a mix of pink peony with luscious raspberry.

Outspoken Party - a Flower Gourmand fragrance

Changing your fragrances with the seasons is a fun way to add a layer of confidence to your wardrobe. I hope that this tutorial will help you pick the best floral fragrance for you this spring. Would you like a free sample of an Avon fragrance? Join my customer mailing list here!

Which type of floral fragrance would you try first and why?

Wordless Wednesday: Trees abloom

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, March 16, 2016
When does a simple walk to your mailbox turn into a nature trip? When the day was as gorgeous as yesterday was here! Our row of ornamental Pear trees called to me. I must be part bee!

Pear Trees in bloom, gardening, nature, blooms, Nashville

Look up through the branches, nature, blooms, trees, Nashville, gardening

Beautiful blossom bouquet

Please share in comments: What's blooming in your yard?