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Spring Cleaning with Renuzit Sensitive Scents

Disclosure: The Renuzit brand provided me with samples of Renuzit Sensitive Scents in exchange for an honest product review.  All opinions are however, 100% my own.

Last weekend I was able to enjoy one of my few unscheduled Saturdays so I took full advantage of it and decided to get a jump start on a little Spring Cleaning. 

With the sun’s rays shining through the windows it was obvious that the dust bunnies had multiplied over the winter!

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As you know, I have two sons, Malik, who is away at school at Bowie State University and Tayair is home attending the CLSC Program at the University of Delaware.

I had recently received these Renuzit products from Social Insiders so I was anxious to try them out and their bedrooms were the perfect place to begin.  When Malik is away his bed is striped of it’s sheets and coverings so I started by spraying his mattress pad and pillows with the Renuzit Trigger Spray. 

 

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The Pure White Pear & Lavender scent was light and not overpowering which is great because both of my sons have seasonal allergies.  If you watch the video below you will also see that I used the Trigger Spray in Tayair’s room, closet and on his sneakers.

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I used the Pure Ocean Breeze Plug-In in Tayair’s room since it needs a bit more of a constant freshening and those of you who have teen age sons or young male adults know what I mean.  The Pure Ocean Breeze scent was light and airy and after a few hours it made the whole room smell refreshed.

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I was going to leave the Renuzit Sensitive Scent Gel Freshener in Malik’s room but once I took a whiff of the Pure Water Blossom & Cucumber scent, I immediately took it to my bedroom – it was heavenly!  I will have to buy another one for Malik’s room before he gets home.

 

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Having used Renuzit products in the past I was familiar with them, however, these new Sensitive Scents are much better and the Plug In Refills are universal so that they fit in any Glade or Air Wick warming unit, which saves you money if you have them already. 

And speaking of saving money, I am conducting a Rafflecopter Giveway and will be giving away these 3 Coupons for a FREE Renuzit Sensitive Scents product. You can enter the contest below and make sure to leave a comment as to what your favorite Spring Scent is – good luck!

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Drawing is open to USA residents only and will end on Sunday, March 13th.

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20 Micro LED Lights | #rtgsproducts

Hello friends,  

You know that saying, “good things come in small packages”, well that’s exactly how it is with these 20 Micro LED Lights by RTGS Products.  After I ordered them they shipped quickly however, I didn’t get a chance to try them out until last night and boy was I pleasantly surprised.

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The 20 Micro LED lights are attached to a thin silver wire measuring 7′, and can be bent and shaped to fit any purpose.  The plastic battery pack requires 3 AA batteries which are not included. 

These micro lights would be great in an office setting where you can’t use electric lights, or as a nice accent to a front door wreath. The Micro LED lights are also great to use in an arts & crafts or school projects because they are very thin and are intensely bright.   

Wouldn’t this be perfect for St. Patty’s day?

Micro lights around a door wreath

I also put them in a glass jar filled with glass stones which could be displayed in a guest bathroom, bedroom or even on a shelf or mantle.

Micro lights in a glass jar Unfortunately, for me after my son saw them he had a totally different idea.  Because they are vibrant green, he wanted to use them to accent his Eagles door plaque, so I guess that’s where they’ll stay.  

LED Lights accent an Eagles Plaque

I may order another set for Malik’s dorm room, but of course in a different color.

How about you, where would you display these 20 Micro LED Lights?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Covered Perfectly Review and Giveaway | #spon

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

Recently I was contacted by Pauline Durban, president and founder of Covered Perfectly, a company whose sole purpose is designing cute, flattering clothing for women over 40.  She asked if I would be interested in a doing a product review and giveaway so after checking out the online catalog I enthusiastically agreed.

There were several cute tops but I selected this Cascading Vest because in my mind I envisioned wearing it to an outdoors party or out to dinner with hubby.  The vest is available in four fabulous prints and because I already had a pair of leopard print shoes I chose this style to match them.

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The Cascading Vest is the perfect accessory to any outfit whether for work or leisure, it works great with pants, jeans, or even a strapless jumpsuit as in how I wore it.

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The vest is available in sizes small to extra large and 1X-4X and is flattering to all body types.

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Pauline has graciously offered to give a $50 Gift Certificate to one of my lucky readers.  This Rafflecopter Giveaway will end at midnight on August 2nd, so take a look at her online collection then come back to leave a comment on which item you would choose if you won.

If see something that you want to order now, please use the discount code “DD20” to receive 20% off the total.  Good luck and we’ll chat later.

This is a sponsored post, for more information please read my Disclosure Statement located in the top tab.


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Thankful Thursday

Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday!!!

God is so good and he has truly been blessing me and my family and for that I am thankful!

I am THANKFUL for being featured on FabulousAfter40

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Bold, Ethnic Prints

Morocco and Africa, as well as all the spicy colors of lands far away are a big part of the global trend. Here’s style blogger Antoinette in a bold ethnic print shift dress that combines orange and red with purple for a look that’s pure energy.

Don’t miss Antoinette’s playful license plate. She’s one proud blogger! Be sure to stop by her site, De Divah Deals, to see Antoinette’s daily outfits and learn some of her secrets for scoring the best deals on fashion items.

Do you have a favorite outfit that makes you look and feel great? Are you a fashion blogger or do you have a favorite 40+ fashion blogger that you would like to see featured here? Feel free to share your photos with my Fabulous After 40 readers.

Please send in a good quality, full-length photo, your age, where you are from, and any details about your outfit to: myphoto@fabulousafter40.com. You’ll be featured on the Facebook page as well as in an upcoming What I Wore. I love hearing from you and cheering you on, Glam Gals!

 

I am THANKFUL that our son received an acceptance letter to Bowie State University!

Malik and his acceptance letter to Bowie

I am THANKFUL for being invited to participate in last night’s 1st Girls Night Out Event sponsored by The Money School of Delaware

Girls Night Out Sponsored by The Money School of DE

Can’t wait to post about it next week!

I am THANKFUL to be working on several product reviews which is keeping me uber busy.  It truly has been a week full of fun and activities for which I am THANKFUL.  I am also THANKFUL for you, my bloggy friends, for my family and of course my faith.

Certainly last but not least next Thursday Malik will be graduating from High School and wow, are we forever THANKFUL for that!

Okay, now it’s your turn – what are you thankful for this week?

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Tasti-Lee Tomatoes Tuesday

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Sponsored post written on behalf of Tasti-Lee Tomatoes, however opinions are 100% my own.

There’s nothing like smell or taste of a fresh ripe tomato straight from the vine, but in Delaware that only happens for a few months in the summer.  Unfortunately, my home garden didn’t yield as many as I would have liked and the frost killed the last ones hanging.  I usually have a salad for lunch so tomatoes are always on my grocery list.  

When the folks at Tasti-Lee Tomatoes partnered with Sverve, looking for bloggers to try their new premium vine ripened tomatoes I jumped at the opportunity and was glad to have been chosen.

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Not only did I receive 2 packs of premium fresh ripe tomatoes, the package also included a few other goodies including this apron, a Tasti-Lee reusable bag, Recipe Cards, Key Chain, Bottle Opener and a tube of Chap Stick.

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I began to think of the many ways in which to use the tomatoes including as a salsa or pasta sauce but my first instinct was to slice one and eat it!  That was definitely the right choice because it was juicy…juicy…juicy and so full of flavor!

Tasti-Lee tomatoes are non GMO and contain 50% more Lycopene than regular tomatoes which is definitely a health benefit.

I used another one for a salad but since I’ve never had or made baked tomatoes, I decided to give it a try.  This easy breezy recipe for Baked Parmesan Tomatoes was found online at www.eatingwell.com.

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INGREDIENTS

 

  • 4 tomatoes, halved horizontally
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

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 I know…I need a new muffin tin…don’t judge!

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A great appetizer and with some French Bread…oh la la!

I tossed the ones we didn’t eat into a Crock Pot recipe with chicken thighs.

Tasti-Lee Tomatoes Tasti-Lee Tomatoes is always running contests like best recipe or best picture campaigns, so check them out on Facebook and don’t forget to sign up to receive coupons and to enter the giveaways.

Have a Tasti-Lee Tomato Tuesday – Smooches!

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Friday Foodie Feature

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Friday Foodie Feature

Simply Spuds Steamables – Sweet Potatoes

This was my second purchase of Simply Spuds Steamables, the first were of the Golden Potatoes and the men really liked them.  These Sweet Potatoes are tripled washed, nicely sized and are steamed in the microwave, ready in 8 minutes.  They are great for a quick mid-week meal and when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

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perfectly soft and moist after 8 minutes

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Added a little butter, hubby wanted brown sugar but he didn’t need the extra calories

This is definitely going to be a pantry staple.

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Dickinson's Towelettes Review

The Sugar n Spice Voxbox that I received from Influenster contained a box of Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes. These towelettes are suppose to lift dirt and remove impurities from the skin without irritation.  They contain 3 simple ingredients, Witch Hazel, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice and Sodium Benzoate which makes them oil free, non-drying and can be used on all skin types.

I’ve never had problem skin and only use makeup removal cloths so I asked my oldest son to test them as he suffers from occasional breakouts and teenage acne.  Unlike my youngest, he is not particular with his grooming products so he agreed to help with the review.  He used one towelette each morning for a week and this was his report:

Likes:

  • didn’t irritate or sting his face
  • didn’t make his face dry
  • noticed his face was clearing
  • great size to use on face and neck
  • packaged great for travel

Dislikes:

  • the smell, it didn’t stink but didn’t smell that great either -(Witch Hazel has always had a distinct odor)

 

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Used a week with a noticeable difference, he likes the product therefore, we will be purchasing this product.

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They are available at most of the major stores like Walgreens, CVS and Walmart.

I have 4 coupons for $2.00 off and if interested, send me an email – ablake48@gmail.com

(1st come 1st served)

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Sugar and Spring VOXBOX

 

This is NOT a paid endorsement.

 I received the product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, opinions are completely my own.


Dickinson’s Towelettes Review

The Sugar n Spice Voxbox that I received from Influenster contained a box of Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes. These towelettes are suppose to lift dirt and remove impurities from the skin without irritation.  They contain 3 simple ingredients, Witch Hazel, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice and Sodium Benzoate which makes them oil free, non-drying and can be used on all skin types.

I’ve never had problem skin and only use makeup removal cloths so I asked my oldest son to test them as he suffers from occasional breakouts and teenage acne.  Unlike my youngest, he is not particular with his grooming products so he agreed to help with the review.  He used one towelette each morning for a week and this was his report:

Likes:

  • didn’t irritate or sting his face
  • didn’t make his face dry
  • noticed his face was clearing
  • great size to use on face and neck
  • packaged great for travel

Dislikes:

  • the smell, it didn’t stink but didn’t smell that great either -(Witch Hazel has always had a distinct odor)

 

BEFORE

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AFTER

Used a week with a noticeable difference, he likes the product therefore, we will be purchasing this product.

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They are available at most of the major stores like Walgreens, CVS and Walmart.

I have 4 coupons for $2.00 off and if interested, send me an email – ablake48@gmail.com

(1st come 1st served)

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Sugar and Spring VOXBOX

 

This is NOT a paid endorsement.

 I received the product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, opinions are completely my own.


RESTORE Deck Kit – PASS

REPOSTING FROM LAST YEAR – THE DECK STILL LOOKS GOOD AFTER 1 SEASON!

A few weeks ago we purchased Deck RESTORE from Home Depot because it was time to start the outdoor projects and staining the deck was #1 on my list.  In all honesty, I don’t like using stain because it’s messy, time consuming and never seems to last long enough for me.  Staining usually highlights the imperfections of the wood, however, this product although a bit pricey hid the imperfections, wasn’t messy or time consuming,  I just hope it lasts longer than 2 seasons!

My OOTD was thrifted from my oldest son’s closet – he put the tshirt and shorts in the box slated for a Goodwill donation – lol

We purchased the 5 gallon container (cheaper than the kit which contained only 2 gallons and a roller)

   a Restore Roller; we had a pan and brush in the garage.

The color is Adobe

Because the product was sitting in the garage for 2 weeks, I had my son do a little “remixing”

Swept the deck to remove dust and debris

It wasn’t necessary to Power Wash the deck, so just used ammonia and water to clean off surface dirt

The lid was very easy to open once the plastic tab was removed.

I thought I would need pliers which is why they are pictured in the tray above.

 Very easy pour – thick consistency

Roll the 1st coat and allow to dry at least 3 hours – it took me a little over an hour to complete.

I went grocery shopping and did the 2nd coat the next evening after work.

 After the 2nd coat

From this …

To this!

The best part was the easy cleanup with just plain water – definitely beats staining any day!

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