Dropps…Laundry Made Easy GIVEAWAY!

How would you like to make doing the laundry even easier, less messy, AND better for the environment? Dropps, a revolutionary new product has done just that. So what exactly are Dropps? They are little rectangular packets of laundry detergent that you just drop into the washing machine…package and all! The package that the detergent is in is biodegradable so it just dissolves, leaving nothing behind but clean clothes and a mess free laundry room! How can you not love that?!?

Dropps comes in three options to choose from to fit your laundering needs:

  • Dropps Fresh Scent
  • Drops Scent + Dye Free
  • Dropps Gentle for Babies

All three options are gentle enough to use on all types of clothes. Since they are low sudsing (which is perfect for He washers) and not stuffed full of softner, your clothes get clean without losing color or breaking down the fibers!

And here is the best part! The people over at Dropps want to give one of YOU a three month supply of Dropps to try out in your home!!! How cool is that??? 🙂


How would you like to win a 3 month supply of Dropps? This contest is open to ANYONE in the United States. It doesn’t matter if you have a blog or not! How awesome is that? You must do the mandatory entry to have your entry count. After your mandatory entry is completed, you have MANY additional entries you can earn!Mandatory Entry: Head on over to the Dropps website and then come back here and leave a comment about 1 thing you learned.

Additional Entries:

  1. Follow my blog
  2. Follow me on Twitter (DGoddess)
  3. Tweet about this contest and leave the link in a comment (unlimited, 2 tweets per day)
  4. Vote for my sons school (Academic Pathways)…link is on the right sidebar
  5. Comment on another post on my blog and leave a comment telling me which post (with a link)…this is also unlimited.

Please leave each additional entry in a separate comment. The contest will end on Thursday June 25th with the winner announced sometime on the 26th. Good luck!


TJ Maxx and Marshall’s "Spenderventon" REVIEW

How many of you like to shop? I’m betting a good majority of you do. How many of you would like to have name brand things but pay much much less? Again, I am betting the majority of you would say yes to that as well. When I was given the opportunity to take part in TJ Maxx and Marshall’s “Spendervention” project, I said “heck yea…sign me up”!

So what exactly is a “Spendervention”? Well it is probably one of the best interventions a person can be a part of. A “Spendervention” is quite simple. Shop at TJ Maxx and/or Marshall’s and get name brand items for much less. Sometimes more than half the price!!

I LOVE both TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. They can be rather overwhelming to some people though. A lot of times, and especially in TJ Maxx, you have to dig around for what you want. There are a ton of items on the shelves in each department and if you like something, you better buy it. It may not be there tomorrow and they may not get another like it in.

I prefer Marshall’s over TJ Maxx only because of Marshall’s shoe department. I think Marshall’s has much more to choose from, at least in my area, and they sell my favorite brand of shoes, Keens for much much less. My local TJ Maxx also offeres a Layaway program. Quite a few people were using it too.

So what did I get? Well, from Marshall’s I got:

  • A pink summer shirt that I plan on wearing to my sons 5th birthday party this weekend (Happy birthday Zack!)
  • The Sex in the City movie for only $2.99!

I still have about 10 dollars left on the gift card. I’m thinking I will look for a pair of sandles in their clearance section (which is to die for, by the way…anything marked clearance is dirt cheap).

From TJ Maxx I got:

  • Chi Iron Guard spray…$10 cheaper than what it costs at the salon.
  • An adorable pink and brown polka dot jacket for my daughter.

Again, I still have money left over at TJ Maxx as well. My gift cards were for $25 for EACH store. I got a couple items at each store and still have enough to go back for a second shopping trip! How cool is that???

With the type of economy we are living in right now, it’s nice to know that there are stores out there that provide the products that we would love to have, at a fraction of the cost. And it really is a one stop shop. You can get adult clothes there, children’s clothes, furniture, bathroom items, kitchen items, etc.

So if you have a TJ Maxx and/or a Marshall’s near you, definitely check them out. Don’t let the appearance of the store scare you away. Yes there is a lot of items in there, but I guarantee you can find what you are looking for and the savings in cost will be well worth the time it takes to find the item!

Happy Shopping!!


8 Simple Rules Season 2 Review and GIVEAWAY!

I was so happy to be given the opportunity to review (and giveaway…continue reading) 8 Simple Rules season 2. I never watched the first season religiously, however if I caught it on, I would sit and watch it. I always thought it was funny. I grew up watching Three’s Company with John Ritter and ALWAYS thought he was hilarious. So to find him starring in another comedy series, I knew it was going to be good.

For those of you that have not seen season one of 8 Simple Rules, Ritter’s character who was a sportswriter, began taking a more active role in raising his two teenage daughters and son when his wife decides to go back to work. As you can imagine, the job becomes very overwhelming to him which then prompts him to begin writing a column about parenting and the trials and tribulations that go along with it. Thus, the “8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter” come about. They are:

  1. Use your hands on my daughter and you will lose them after.
  2. You make her cry, I make you cry.
  3. Safe sex is a myth. Anything you try will be hazardous to your health.
  4. Bring her home late, there will be no second date.
  5. Only delivery men honk. Dates ring doorbell. Only once.
  6. No complaining while you wait for her. If you are bored, change my oil.
  7. If your pants hang off your hips, I will gladly secure them with my staple gun.
  8. Dates must be in a crowded public place. You want romance? Read a book.

Unfortunately, as you all know, John Ritter passed away during the filming of the second season. Like most things, the show must go on and that is exactly what happened with 8 Simple Rules. The show went from Ritter’s character dealing with taking a very active role in raising his children to the family dealing with their fathers death and moving on.

This is one of those series that I feel you can watch reruns of over and over again. And for that very reason, I am going to check out purchasing Season 1. It’s always nice to have something to watch that is funny and light hearted.

If you want to purchase 8 Simple Rules it retails for $29.99. However, ONE of my lucky readers have the opportunity to win the complete second season of 8 Simple Rules!


If you would like to win your very own copy of 8 Simple Rules you must complete the mandatory entry first to be eligible to win.

Mandatory Entry:

– You must leave a comment with your favorite John Ritter memory. It’s that simple.

Additional Entries:

– Follow my blog (5 entries)
– Follow me (DGODDESS) on twitter (2 entries)
– Tweet about this giveaway, one tweet per hour…please leave link to each tweet in comment box (1 entry per tweet, per hour)
– Vote for my sons preschool…link on right sidebar, school is Academic Pathways (1 entry per vote per day)


Tyson and Robin Miller Need YOU! Giveaway

I have been working with Tyson and Robin Miller for quite some time now (you can see previous posts here, here, here, here, and here to name a few) and now Tyson and Robin Miller would like to hear some feedback from YOU!

You see, Robin Miller will be writing a monthly column on Tyson.com that will address consumer concerns about cooking, meal preparation, etc. Robin would like to write about things that are important to moms that will help with meal time.

So please, leave a comment with a question for Robin. It can be anything about cooking beef, pork, or chicken, to how/what she feeds her family and gets everyone to sit down to a nice meal.

But that’s not all. For every question you leave below, you are entering yourself in a contest to win coupons for FREE Tyson products. Please be aware that comments that say “enter me” or “cool I like chicken”, etc will be deleted. To be eligible for the FREE Tyson products coupons you must ask a question. There is no limit on the amount of questions you can ask!

This contest is open to both U.S. and Canada and will run until Wednesday June 10th.


Pump it Up, BIG Thumbs Down

This place is SOOOO not as cool as I thought it would be. My mother in-law won us some passes to try the place out at our preschool auction a few months ago. Dan and I decided to take them to the Family Jump Time tonight. Never again. Thank goodness I didn’t have to pay because I would have been very irritated to have paid $7 per child to deal with what we put up with this evening.

First of all, I understand it is a bouncy house and that will cause kids to get wound up. That is to be expected. However, when you are 9 years old and you are pushing little kids out of your way so you can be even more rowdy, that’s just plain dangerous. They had two employees “monitoring” the bouncy houses, though I think they did more flirting with each other than anything else. Not to mention, they were encouraging the 6 rowdy 9 year olds to run and throw the playground balls over the top of the bouncy houses. Not only did I get hit by one (and no one apologized…rude) but a little kid just walking to another bouncy house, got hit. Not to mention, throwing the ball from the outside of the bouncy house OVER the top and into it causes more running to diving through the openings to get the ball. One of the 9 year olds crashed through the opening as Bella was trying to get out and completely knocked her right over and she started crying because her fingers got bent back.

The biggest joke was when I was leaving and I told the manager that we would not be returning. He, of course, asked us why. After telling him about the horrible experience, he just looked at me like I had three heads and said “OK”. I was floored. I mean I don’t know what I expected him to say…well no that’s not true. I expected him to show a little reaction when finding out that his employees were encouraging things that was causing kids to get hurt.

The whole place, in my opinion, just sucks. They have this really cool slide that you climb up a bunch of stairs to get to. Instead of having an employee at the top sending kids down, they have one at the bottom who just watches kids crash into each other. One poor kid slid down, was trying to get up to get off the thing and another kid (one of the 9 year olds) came flying down it and kicked him right in the back. Do you think the employee said anything? Of course not. She just stared at them.

Here is their waiver that you sign before going in. What a joke. The top part says that you will alert them of any behavior that is or could be causing a problem…did that, they didn’t care. The bottom part basically says that they are not responsible for anything that happens there.

The only way I would go back is during their open jumps that are for specific ages or if it was for a private party. Family night…no way.