Archive | November 2013

Thanksgiving

Turkey for you & turkey for me…….(thinking of Adam Sandlers Turkey song)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z27FKwupds

Oh boy, do I Looooove turkey! If I could live on only one meat for all my life, it would be turkey. Give me a Thanksgiving Turkey dinner any day of the week, and let’s NOT forget the gravy!

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season. A time when family gets together for a beautiful home cooked meal, that’s more grand than any other day of the year (except Christmas). The fine China comes out. Tablecloths are put on the table. Linen napkins are pressed, and we use real pretty glasses instead of drinking out of soda cans, plastic cups or water bottles! (even Northern rednecks are lazy 😉

It get’s hard-working around busy schedules, but where there is a will, there’s a way to have the whole family come together for a tasty holiday meal. My family always manages to pull it off. Yes, We might eat at odd hours. Later in the day, rather than earlier, but does the hour really matter? Nope. Not with me. Any hour of the day that brings us all together is the hour I am happy with.

We try our hardest to have Thanksgiving on the table on the 28th, but, as this year would have it, work schedules made it a day later. All went well though and bellies expanded.

I am thankful each any every day for the family God has so richly blessed me with.  For my health, for knowing Love, and for the person I am becoming! I am so very thankful for everything I have been given, from my head to my toes and all my thoughts, feelings and capabilities. Thankful for Music, flowers & hugs, hugs hugs!!!

God has two dwellings: one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

Turkey Thanksgiving'13

Kroger Home Sense

Home Sense Testing and Evaluation October

I recently had the opportunity, as a BzzAgent, to try some great cleaning products that are offered from Kroger (stores). The Home Sense line I tried, included Paper Towels,  Disinfecting wipes (for counter tops etc), Laundry detergent, Room Freshening Spray, and Dryer Sheets. I received FREE product coupons to try the mentioned products to evaluate and give my honest opinion. I also received extra cents off coupons to share with friends and family.

First up, and first used, was the Home Sense Extra soft paper towels. I absolutely loved these towels, and have purchased them since trying them for evaluation! These things are super thick, super soft, and very strong. I was able to rinse and reuse several times before it began to come apart. These are by far the best paper towels I have ever used, even better than the big “name brands” and way cheaper!  ***** 5 stars Definitely Recommend.

The Advanced Clean Laundry Detergent (in Island Nectar) came in a 50 oz. bottle. On sale at $3.99, this would be a great value. However, the regular price of $5.85 would not entice me to purchase. I liked the scent when the clothes were washed, very clean, fresh smell. In the bottle it didn’t attract me. If purely judging on the scent from bottle, I would have passed. My clothes barely get dirty, and I don’t have any young children with muddied clothes to determine whether or not it gets stains out. Over all,  at the sale price, I would grab this one! *** 3 stars Somewhat recommend.

Home Sense Island Nectar Fabric Sheets are a good bargain at $2.49 for 80 sheets. The scent smells pretty, and lingers on freshly dried clothes. I find these to be well  competitive with the name brands.  No static cling from the use of these dryer sheets! ***** 5 stars Definitely Recommend.

When using the Home Sense Lemon scented Disinfecting wipes on my counter tops & stove etc., they dried out almost immediately. The scent was wonderful. When you first “struggle” to get the wipe from the container, it feels soaked, however, within 2 passes on the counter, it dries up fast. I was not impressed.  The original price for these bring in $4.49 for an average sized wipe. These however,  rate as well as those sold at “Everything for a Dollar” stores. I would not purchase these on my future shopping trips.  * 1 star. Would NOT Recommend.

I used a well known Fabric Refresher almost daily, and the Home Sense Fabric Refresher is a great value at $2.49. The Lavender scent I chose, was light and not overwhelming.  I thought it to be a dainty flowery scent.  Although I would still reach for my “Brand name” spray, because I prefer the scent which lasts longer, I would most likely get this one….as a back up, if mine were not available!  ***** 5 stars Definitely Recommend!

I am a Loyal shopper to the brands I trust. The Kroger Home Sense line of products are, all in all a great value. Anyone on a tight budget would appreciate the quality of this brand equally as well or with higher quality, than other no name products, and, some of the products are equivalent to the quality of top name brands.  My recommendations stand as stated!

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