Sunday, September 9, 2012


Sorry I haven't posted since last week but this week has been crazy with Labor Day and getting back to school and work after a week off because of the storm. On top of that Friday my husband, Brad, had surgery to repair a hernia and so I've been having to take care of him and Dre and give him his pain meds every four hours. I'm a little worried about going back to work tomorrow and leaving him home alone. The good thing is that I don't work that far away and my boss is very understanding so it's not too bad but I'm still worrying. I can't wait until he is all healed so I can completely relax. I promise to update and do another review this week!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tide Pods Review

Tide Pods have the detergent, stain remover and brightener all in their innovative, multi-chambered design that separates them until they are in the washer for outstanding cleaning power. It dissolves quickly in front and top load machines and they are available in three scents: Spring Meadow, Ocean Mist and Mystic Forest.  You can find them at your local grocery store and of course all the major stores. Their website is

 I noticed my Mother-in-law was using Tide Pods at her house and she said she liked them so I decided I would try them as well. I bought a small pack (16 ct) of the Mystic Forest at Target after we ran out of our bottle of Gain. The first thing I really liked about them was of course the pod. I didn't have to measure out the liquid, and spill it all over my hand as I usually did. I just opened the bag and grabbed a pod and throw it in my washer before loading it.
I was pleasantly surprised when my first load finished. It came out clean and soft and the smell lasted a long time on our clothes, which we really like. I love how easy it is to do a quick load of laundry, I don't have bottles of detergent and liquid fabric softener sitting out and the best part for me is I know exactly how many loads of laundry I have left before having to get more detergent. If I have 3 or 4 pods left I need to go to the store soon to get more! I used to hate going to do a load of laundry and realizing I had no detergent left. I was very cautious to try them after seeing them on tv but am super happy I did.

Post Isaac

Well we made it through Isaac safely. We were very lucky and didn't lose power through the storm, well Wednesday morning we did for about 7 minutes but it came back on and stayed on. We did have some damage to our roof and lost about a 6 ft section of the coupling that was in the center of our roof. Our apartment maintenance came out and fixed it yesterday I think but they are going to have to replace/repair our bathroom ceiling and we have some water damage in our master bath and most likely in our spare closet. But over all very little damage and nothing compared to what most people have. One of Brad's former co-workers had a tree crash into her house and probably has a total loss on that and there is a lot of flooding East of us. We are praying for everyone and hope that their lives can get back to as normal as possible very soon. In just a little bit Brad and I are going back to church and helping them clean up from a tree that fell and damaged a part of the cemetery as well as a neighbors fence and yard. The thing I love about the locals here in Louisiana is that after/during a large storm neighbors come together and help each other. When Brad and I got out Thursday after the storm you could see people all around getting out of their houses and cleaning up their yards and helping their neighbors. My in-laws lost power and after Hurricane Gustav they got a generator and when we pulled up they had a line going to their neighbors to power their fridge/freezer so they wouldn't lose all their food. You just don't see that everywhere like you do here. Yes we have big storms but we get out and clean up and rebuild quickly. Well as promised I have my first review ready and will be posting it next!