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Shout Color Catchers: Save Time and Water!

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My wonderful friend, Debbie, introduced me to Shout Color Catchers a little over a year ago.  With six children, these became a life-saver for her in helping her stay on top of laundry.  How is that possible?  The color catchers allow you to mix a bunch of different colors in one load....yes, I said MIX colors!  As a result, you can do fewer full loads, saving time, water and money!

I'll admit I was very skeptical that these would work. I said a little prayer and tossed in a color catcher along with my white capris, my husbands red polo shirt and many other colored items.  Just take a look at the assorted colors that I washed together and the color catcher showing the excess dye that it absorbed...

And here is a recent color catcher after the wash cycle was completed....


Yep, without the color catcher that pink would have been all over my white pants!  I'm telling you, these WORK!  Just toss 1-2 in the machine then add your soap, scent booster, etc. and let the color catchers …

Food Fridays: Dogs and Cheese

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Ok, let's be honest...there are few comfort foods more popular than hot dogs and good ol' mac 'n' cheese.  For years, both of these foods were typically chock-full of preservatives and artificial ingredients so these foods were never on anyone's "healthy foods" list.  I always felt like eating these were a "guilty pleasure", until now!

A few months ago, I stumbled onto these Oscar Mayer Angus Beef Franks and was immediately intrigued when I read all of the things that are NOT in these dogs.
Plus, they come in two separate packs of 4 (between me, my husband and the dog, that's enough for one meal ;-) so we aren't pressured to eat all 8 dogs once the package is opened.

I pondered what would go well with hot dogs and a craving for good ol' mac 'n' cheese hit.  The box of Annie's Macaroni and Cheese caught my eye so after a careful study of the ingredients list, I thought it'd be worth a try.
Folks, I'm telling you, …

Browse My Stash: Concealers

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Normally when I do a blog in the "Browse My Stash" series, it pertains to items from one brand.  However, when I saw the plethora of concealers I have accumulated (holy cow!)... ...I thought I should do a "stash blog" to give you an idea of which one might work best for your particular area of concern, skin type, etc.  So here we go...

Grouped by brand, here are all of the concealers, color correcters and brighteners I've tried (at least in the past 2-3 years) and a brief snapshot of each one.  Stay tuned to the end for swatches and to find out which ones are my favorites!
************************************* bareMinerals BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer - Light
Formula:  Liquid/Serum
Coverage:  Medium
Packaging Notes:  Doe-foot applicator
Best Uses:  Undereye concealing.  Be sure to set with a lightweight powder (e.l.f. HD loose powder is my favorite)

bareMinerals Well-Rested Eye Brightener SPF 20 Broad Spectrum
Formula:  Loose Powder
Coverage:  None....j…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Natural Peanut Butter Oil

Problem:
The oil on top of the peanut butter in a newly opened jar of natural peanut butter is hard to incorporate into the peanut butter without making a mess.

Solution:
Store unopened peanut butter upside down in your cupboard for at least a day before opening.  All of the oil will then be on the bottom of the peanut butter, making it easier to mix in without making a mess.

Food Fridays: Tostitos Cantina Chipotle Thins

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NEW Tostitos Cantina Chipotle Thins
Taste:
Chips are super thin and crispy and the flavoring is smoky sweet with a serious kick (medium heat level) of spice.

Overall Review (Love, Like or Loathe)
LOVE!!  These are absolutely delicious and so addicting!! I think this might be about the tenth bag I've purchased since they were introduced to the market. Another great thing is there is no Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in them, which is something that I try to avoid like the plague :-)  Even though the bag pictures a jar of salsa for dipping, I find these are way too thin to hold up to any chunky salsa or dip, unless it's something like Queso....YUM!  If you're a flavored tortilla chip lover, I highly recommend checking these out!

Where to buy?
*Winco, Super Walmart, Walmart Neighborhood Market