Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright October 30, 2016.

Review: Suave Essentials Body Wash & a BOGO Sale!

I was recently contacted to review a couple of the Suave Essentials Body Washes, and asked to let my readers know about a BOGO deal on these products that will be taking place from Sunday, November 6th to Sunday, November 20th in all stores nationwide. A member of their team, Meg, sent me a couple to try, and I’m happy to report on the pleasant … Continue reading Review: Suave Essentials Body Wash & a BOGO Sale!

Review: Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair Toothpaste & Colgate 360* Enamel Health Whitening Manual Toothbrush

Here is my review for the Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair Toothpaste & Colgate 360* Enamel Health Whitening Manual Toothbrush. I was contacted to try these products free and offer a review if I was satisfied. I am always happy to try new products for this company, because I’m never disappointed. Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair Toothpaste They sent me their Mint Burst Mineral Repair … Continue reading Review: Colgate Enamel Health Mineral Repair Toothpaste & Colgate 360* Enamel Health Whitening Manual Toothbrush

Review: The Colgate Total Daily Repair Regimen

Recently I was contacted by Cohn & Wolfe about the introduction of Colgate’s Total Daily Repair Regimen. They wanted to know if I would try some of Colgate’s products, including a new Daily Repair Mouthwash, and review them for the National Women’s Health Week (May 8-14, 2016) campaign. I, of course, said yes, and was not sorry. They sent me full size products to try, … Continue reading Review: The Colgate Total Daily Repair Regimen

Review: Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Washes

I recently received two full-size bottle of Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Wash to try and review here on the blog, from Colgate-Palmolive. I’ve been reviewing products for a while now, and have covered Softsoap products before: Softsoap Samples Sometimes, People Send Me Free Stuff Also, I only review products I actually like and plan to use again. The products I share here are ones that … Continue reading Review: Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Washes

Review: Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Toothpaste

Erin from Colgate-Palmolive contacted me recently to see if I would be interested in trying out Colgate Optic White. I, of course, said yes. I do like Colgate products, and don’t mind writing a review if I like a product. They sent me a whole tube of the toothpaste, no charge. I am a tea drinker, anywhere from 2 to 5 cups of tea are … Continue reading Review: Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Toothpaste

Review: Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste

Recently I posted about  the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen. Colgate sent me another product to review as well. Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste. This toothpaste was created to help with very specific issues, such as repairing early tooth and gum issues. It helps with tartar buildup, gingivitis, and in preventing cavities. The taste is good, and the freshness stays with you. In … Continue reading Review: Colgate Total Daily Repair Toothpaste

Review: Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen

A while back, I received a package from Colgate that contained the Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen. I opened it as soon as I returned from vacation. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and like it. The products were sent free, so that I could test them out and write a review. Ordinarily, the toothbrushes with the cheek and tongue … Continue reading Review: Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen

Softsoap Samples

Last spring I was contacted by a lady who wanted me to try out Softsoap products for Colgate-Palmolive, which I happily did and reported to you all my experiences with the products. READ: Sometimes, People Send Me Free Stuff. I was contacted again this year, and agreed to try two more products for the company, and am pleased yet again. These products were: 1 full … Continue reading Softsoap Samples

Homemade Shampoo Recipes

Mama Kalila visited the blog and commented not long ago and mentioned homemade shampoo. I asked if she had any recipes and she directed me to her “no poo” post on her blog. I have posted the link to the recipes in the sidebar, but you can visit her blog at http://www.mamakalila.blogspot.com/. I enjoyed my visit there very much. Shannon Continue reading Homemade Shampoo Recipes

Homemade Sanitary Pads and Diva Cups (Womanly Post)

So, I have been using the Diva Cup for a few months now and all is going well. I do have a couple of nights and days during my menstruation that are extremely heavy (medical problem) and the cup fills up too quickly, so I have also been using pads at those times. However, this is still costing me money that I do not want … Continue reading Homemade Sanitary Pads and Diva Cups (Womanly Post)

What is My Income? Part 2

Well, part one turned out to be pretty long, LOL, but I do believe that you all know how much income fluctuates from year-to-year, and about what my monthly bills are. This, by the way, is turning out to be one of the leaner years. We will make do, though. We always do. Last year was a great income year for me, which afforded me … Continue reading What is My Income? Part 2

Goals Updates for 5/24/2008

* Today was our big shopping trip. We shopped at the Goodwill, a thrift shop, Wal*Mart and Hannaford.  I used the many canvas tote bags that I have been collecting. * I’m not sure if I mentioned it or not, but I purchased the cotton fleece for the cloth wipes. Now I have to set aside time to cut them out. * I purchased the … Continue reading Goals Updates for 5/24/2008

Goals Update: Showers

Well, I have managed to cut my waters use (and electricity, sewer bills) a little more. Not a lot each month, but it will add up over the course of a year. My showers are shorter. Generally, I take a quick shower, rinsing my body and only washing ‘the important parts’. This is working. My skin looks and feels better, and I am not stinky. … Continue reading Goals Update: Showers

Updates: My Goals

Well, Zowie and I each have an Infinity Razor now. So far, so good.  No razor burns anyway. I ordered the Diva Cups on Amazon, and am expecting them soon. I spent less than I have found the things in other places. I had to buy a refurbished monitor for the desktop. I hadn’t wanted to. The computer genius husband of one of my sisters tried … Continue reading Updates: My Goals

My Goals: Saving Money and Helping Our Earth

In light of all the goings on (rising prices and the sad shape our Earth is in), I have made some goals for myself. Prices are not going to stop rising any time soon, and I am not going to become rich any time soon, so something(or someone) has to give. That would be me. I am also sadly aware of the waste that households create, … Continue reading My Goals: Saving Money and Helping Our Earth

A Way To Get Useful Items

You may remember that I had been helping out the neighbors off an on this past winter. They have been sending me home with many things. At first I was doing this for free, but they have insisted on paying me since Christmas. I can use the money, so I am not complaining. However, this a good way to get useful items, even if you … Continue reading A Way To Get Useful Items

Do you believe in karma?

I help the couple across the street out when they need it. I did not let them pay me at first, then the husband gave me a $50.00 gift at Christmas. It is rude to give back a gift, and the money was helpful. The wife had given us clothes, spring bulbs to plant, baskets and many other small things. We were very grateful for … Continue reading Do you believe in karma?

Our Want/Need Book

This is a small notebook where we write what we want/need and regular prices. My goal is to find it cheaper by yardsaling, and shopping clearance sales and dollar stores, as well as resale shops and online shops. There is a page for each of us, as well as a page each for DVD’s, the kitchen, the livingroom, the bathroom, the laundry area, homeschooling, scrapbooking, … Continue reading Our Want/Need Book

The Dreaded Price Book

Admittedly, I have not started one of these yet. I read about them year ago in The Tightwad Gazette, but never wanted to take the time to make one. Why should I have? I could remember all of the prices, at all of the stores, for the items that I purchased. Unfortunately, prices on different things are rising o often that I can no longer … Continue reading The Dreaded Price Book