February 10th, 2015 · Print
Last weekend, I had such a blast hosting a Laundromat Takeover with Gain flings! We treated customers to free laundry and gave them a chance to try out the new Gain flings! laundry pacs — it was so much fun to watch everyone discover how easy Gain flings! were to use and how much scent they packed! (The Laundromat smelled so clean and amazing by the time our event was in full swing!)
I wanted to share a few pictures with you guys, because this was so much fun. First of all, check out our Gain flings! cars! How insanely cool are these? I kept asking about exactly how these cars were made, because, um, I think Sugarlaws needs a branded car. NEEDS, I tell you. In fact, I have no idea how this blog has survived for seven years without one of those.
The event was a blast all around, but my favorite part was hosting a Twitter Chat using the #BestScentEver hashtag. We wanted to hear about everyone’s laundry memories, so I shared mine (cramming in the basement laundry room of my college dorm!) and asked for others. We got this sweet reply from Tweeter ProudLatinaTX, who was one of our winners of a year’s supply of Gain flings!
I love that doing laundry is a necessity and an everyday part of life, but it’s also the source of amazing memories, from growing up to entering adulthood. It’s such a common thing that you hardly even think about it, but sometimes our small, everyday memories are the most special.
The other awesome part of the event was interviewing JJ from 97.9 The Box, one of Houston’s most popular radio stations! I asked about her favorite scents, and she picked Gain’s Moonlight Breeze — because she “always smells it on her clothes, even after a long session at the gym! Moonlight Breeze beats gym smell any day.” I definitely agree.
This was such a fun event and an awesome way to spend a Saturday morning! Thanks so much to Gain flings! for the fun opportunity!
February 9th, 2015 · Print
You know something I think is funny? Beauty blogs and magazines spend hours and hours talking about how to find the perfect shade of lipstick, and they tend to ignore the most important part of your smile: your teeth. Sure, most of us know to brush twice a day, but it can be tempting to think that your oral health stops there.
Except, ew. I just learned that brushing misses 75% of your mouth.
Seventy five percent. Think about how clean you’d be if you only showered 25% of your body. Again: Ew.
I’ve signed up to take the LISTERENE® 21-Day Challenge this month, starting today. As part of the challenge, I’m committing to a twice-daily rinsing routine with antimicrobial mouthwash. (I’m using the grown-up version, but I have to give a little shout-out to the bubblegum-flavored kids mouthwash: it’s actually pretty awesome.)
I’m actually really excited about this challenge because my oral care habits are pretty good, but could definitely use some improvement. I always brush twice a day, no matter what, but I could be a lot better about flossing and truthfully, I hardly ever use mouthwash. Every once in a while if I’m running out to an event and my mouth is feeling less than fresh, but it’s not always part of my daily routine. However… 75%. Of my mouth. Missed. Needless to say, I’m going to be rethinking that particular habit.
As a mom, setting a good example for oral care is particularly important — Bear is too little now to use toothpaste or mouthwash (although our pediatrician recommended that we brush his teeth with just water to get him used to the habit!), but I know the best way to avoid epic toothbrushing battles later on is to set a good example for him early on. And good oral hygiene is incredibly important — oral disease is the #1 chronic childhood illness in the U.S., and for millions of kids, their pain is so severe that it affects their ability to eat, sleep, and learn. That’s scary stuff. We all want the best for our kids, so teaching them great habits is crucial.
So, for the next 21 days, I’m going to be amping up my oral care routine in an effort to create a lasting habit. The nice thing about changing your habits for three full weeks is that you actually give yourself a chance of sticking with it — once you’ve incorporated a change into your routine for a few weeks, it’s a lot easier to keep going.
If you’d like to take the LISTERENE® 21-Day Challenge along with me, sign up here! Once you sign up, you’ll receive daily personalized emails from an expert in fitness, nutrition, or home organization. (I want all three! But I went with organization, because it’s the area I need help with the most.) And you’ll also be entered to win awesome prizes like a Fitbit®, a $100 Container Store® gift card and an Amazon Fire TV! And best of all, you’ll be creating great habits that will help keep your teeth and gums healthy for years to come.
I’ll be updating you guys as we go, and I’m so excited to get started!
Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.
February 6th, 2015 · Print
Ever since our son arrived, I have been doing a lot of laundry.
And truthfully, laundry isn’t my favorite thing to do. Although I have fond memories of cramming for tests while sitting on my college dorm’s dryers, laundry is one of those tasks that I streamline as much as possible.
So I was really excited to discover Gain flings! These laundry detergent pacs provide premeasured portions of detergent that you can just throw in the wash. No measuring, no sticky fingers, no dripping nozzles
Shaving a few seconds off the laundry experience? Yespleaseyespleaseyesplease.
And even better, they’re packed with more scent than liquid detergent! These little pacs have 50% more sent, and 97% of customers who sampled them said that they’d use them again. I got to try some too, and they are amazing!
And I’m extra excited to announce that I’m hosting a Laundromat takeover in Houston this weekend to celebrate Gain flings! We’ll have samples, games, giveaways, and free laundry! (Yes, you heard me right: free laundry!)
Saturday, February 7, 10 am – 4 pm
Spin Cycle Washeteria
54 E. Crosstimbers, Houston, TX 77022
I’ll be hosting an onsite Twitter chat from 11am to noon, so if you can’t join us in person, be sure to Tweet using the hashtag #BestScentEver for chances to win!
Can’t wait to see and Tweet with all of you!