Sunday, October 31, 2010

Equip Them Well. Protect Your Kids from MRSA

I'm sure most of you have heard of MRSA. If you're like me though, you were only aware of Healthcare-Associated (HA-MRSA). This is the type that occurs in hospitals and nursing homes. According to the site, there is a second type known as Community-Associated (CA-MRSA). This type of MRSA is spread in schools, gyms, homes, and locker rooms.
(from the site) Skin infections like MRSA, which spread through skin to skin contact as well as contact with equipment and shared items, are the cause of 56 percent of all outbreaks of infectious diseases in competitive sports in the U.S. But, by following a few simple steps, you can help prevent the spread of MRSA.

The Stop MRSA Now Coalition, in partnership with The Clorox Company and, has teamed up with Grant Hill to launch Equip them Well, a program to help teach families and sports teams about practical MRSA prevention steps, such as washing hands and disinfecting equipment with a bleach solution.
I was really surprised when I heard about this and just had to share it with my readers.  With so much shared sports equipment, especially for younger kids, this is something that I am happy to be more aware of.  Perhaps it is worth the extra cost to make sure my kids have their own equipment.  Also, I'll be sure to clean and donate my used equipment once the girls outgrow it so that other kids can have their own as well.  For more information, be sure to check out the StopMRSANow site and watch the short video below.

*Disclaimer - Information for this post came from One2One and StopMRSANow.  As a One2One member, I am eligible for prizes by sharing this information.

Hello My Name is Hope

I recently received an email from MomSelect, inviting me to participate in a program designed to spread the word about the "Hello My Name is Hope" campaign.

The "Hello My Name is Hope" campaign, presented by, is designed to boost breast cancer awareness. In order to accomplish this, is inviting all Facebook users to post and personalize virtual "Hello My Name is Hope" stickers on their profiles to honor both survivors and victims of the disease. The familiar "Hello My Name Is" stickers take on new meaning with personalized messages of hope and support shared across the Facebook community. For every sticker shared, will donate $2 - up to $20,000 - to City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to research, treatment and education.

With my crazy busy week, I almost ran out of time to post this since it ends on October 31. If you get a chance, head over to today and create your sticker.

*Disclaimer - By posting this information I am eligible to win a prize from MomSelect.  Information for this post came from MomSelect.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Carmex Review & Giveaway

Just this morning, Pumpkin was complaining that the back of her knee hurt.  This is a frequent complaint of hers, as she has very dry skin.  Since I was just thinking about writing my review of the new Carmex Healing Lotions and Creams, they were sitting nearby.  (I don't use new products directly on her skin until she's been exposed to them through contact with me first.  She has fairly sensitive skin and has exhibited some allergic reactions in the past.  Since I've been using these products for about two weeks now, I figured she would be fine to use it as well.)  I grabbed the Carmex Healing Cream, put a dollop on her leg and rubbed it in.  

Pumpkin - "Mmmmm!"
Me - "Does that feel good?"
Pumpkin - "It smells good!"

My thoughts exactly!   I can't tell you how much I love the smell of these new Carmex products.  They smell very similar to the original jar (so if you don't like the original smell, you might not like this).  It is a warm smell that reminds me of the beach for some reason.  It is part coconut, part cookie, part something I can't quite put my finger (or nose) on.   The smell is good - strong but not overwhelming.  However, when I get in the shower the next day, I can smell it all over again.   Mmmmmmm!

While the smell of a lotion is important to me, it is definitely not the most important quality of the product.  Like Pumpkin, I also have very dry skin during the winter months. Having children has made it worse, since I now find myself washing my hands 2-3x as often as I used to.   While this product hasn't faced the ultimate winter test yet, I have to say that so far I really like it.   I use it daily on my legs, arms and abs (They say that having moisturized abs make your stomach look tighter).  I definitely feel moisturized, but without feeling greasy or slimy.  The lotion absorbs into my skin and doesn't make me feel like I need to wash my hands after applying it.  I'm definitely curious to see if it can keep my hands from cracking as the weather gets even colder and drier. 

So far, if someone were to ask me if I would recommend the new Carmex Healing Lotion and/or Cream, I would not hesitate to say "Yes!"  After two weeks, I can't think of a negative comment to share, and trust me, I've tried.  When I post a review, I always like to give both sides so that people know that I am being honest and open about my entire opinion.  The fact that Carmex specifically asked for honest feedback detailing what we liked and what we didn't like makes me like the company even more. 

Would you like to try the new Carmex Healing Lotion and Cream for yourself?

As I mentioned here, Carmex has given me the opportunity to host a giveaway for the exact same product kit that I received to facilitate this review (ARV $52.32).

Here's what you have to do to win (mandatory):
  1. Tell me your current favorite Carmex Product or the product you'd most like to try (if you aren't currently a Carmex user). Be sure to leave your email address in your comment if it isn't visible on your profile.
For additional entries you can also do the following. Be sure to leave a comment for each additional entry.
  1. Follow Carmex on twitter (leave your twitter name)
  2. Follow me on twitter (leave your twitter name)
  3. Like Carmex on facebook (leave your initials)
  4. Like me on facebook (leave your initials)
  5. Follow me on Google Friend Connect (leave your username)
  6. Tweet about this giveaway. You may do this once daily. Be sure to include @rmgm @CarmexLipBalm  #carmex and a link to this post (leave a link to your tweet)
  • Only open to US residents
  • Winner will be chosen using
  • Giveaway ends 11:59pm ET on November 8, 2010
  • Include your email address in your comment if it is not available on your profile page. If an email address in not in the comment or on your profile page another winner will be chosen. I will not contact you through Twitter or Facebook.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
  • Prizes will be sent directly from the sponsor. I am not responsible for prizes that are lost or damaged during shipment. If you win a prize and do not receive it, please let me know.
Even if you don't win.  You can try the new cream or lotion for $5.99 (or less if you catch it on sale).  It is available at Walgreens stores, and
    *Disclaimer -  Other than receiving the product to facilitate my review, I did not receive any other compensation for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Treasure Your Chest - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    I recently posted on facebook, "I like it on the floor of my closet." (Actually, I like it on the kitchen counter, but Doc doesn't, so we compromise with the floor of my closet.)

    The replies came quickly, "What?!"

    It didn't take long before everyone was posting where they like it. If you were wondering what "it" is, you weren't alone.

    This year, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, people were asked to post where they like to keep their handbag as their facebook status. (You know how Doc is about clutter, so he definitely doesn't like it on the counter.) Last year people posted the color of the bra that they were wearing. Regardless of how we get the word out and draw attention to the importance of early detection, it is important to do.

    When I recently received an email from MomSelect asking if I wanted to share the following video with my readers, I didn't hesitate at all. If it brings awareness to even one more person, then I can rest easy knowing I've made a difference.

    *Disclaimer - The video link was provided by MomSelect. Of all bloggers to embed the video on their site, one will win a year's supply of Orbit gum.

    Thursday, October 21, 2010

    CSNStores - Faster than Expected

    Thanks to a general lack of posting by my readers (are you out there?), a new cup is sitting on the coaster on my end tables.  As you may recall, I posted here, asking if you would rather see a review or giveaway for a gift card from CSNStores.  Since only two people responded that they'd like me to host a giveaway, I was greedy and ordered a couple somethings for myself.  The first thing I ordered was this adorable water cooler replica cup.  Actually, to be more accurate, it was the second thing I ordered.  At only $5.99 it was my filler item.  While I don't know if I would actually pay $5.99 for it regularly (I'm generally very frugal - aka - cheap). I do love it (even after last week's horrible performance by the Buckeyes)!  The fact that it looks like a water cooler is very endearing.  I also like that it is actually composed of two pieces.  While I haven't tried it yet, the outer part looks like it might fit nicely on a can of soda as an impromptu koozie.  I'll have to let you know how that goes after I finally get some canned beverages in the house.

    The primary item in my purchase was this Aviva Youth Life Jacket.  At 28.95, it was actually cheaper than I could find it at any other reputable online store.  While both Peanut and Pumpkin have life jackets, they are getting a tad snug, so I've been on the lookout for a good deal on a new one for them for a while now.   I have to say that so far, I am impressed with the quality and color on this life jacket.  As you can see, it is very bright.  I'm a big fan of bright when it comes to life jackets for my kids.  Fashionable or not, I'll definitely be able to see them in the water and know that they are safe.  Made of Neoprene, I have confidence in its ability to keep my kids afloat.  Overall, the jacket feels lightweight, but durable.  I'm looking forward to the summer so we can try it out in the lake.

    Now, as for CSNstores, I couldn't be any happier.  I placed my order on October 11, 2010 and selected ground shipping.  (It was free for the items I purchased.)  My initial order confirmation indicated that the order should ship by the 15th and be delivered by the 25th.   I was content with that.  However, the next day, I received shipping confirmation for both items.   They were in my grubby little hands by the 14th . . . even before I expected them to ship!  Now that is impressive (at least to me).

    Here's hoping you have similar experiences when you shop at CSNstores as well.  

    *Disclaimer - I received a gift card to purchase items of my choice from to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Others may have different experiences.

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Christmas is Coming . . .maybe Kellogg's can help.

    As you probably know if you've read many of my personal posts or my info on my About tab, I am a stay-at-home mom.   I obviously don't make any money on my blog since very few of my posts are sponsored, and those that are, often result in one of you getting a prize, but not necessarily me.   The only money I have, comes from an occasional survey or focus group and prize winnings from contests and sweepstakes.  Each year around this time, I begin frantically trying to find more time to enter contests, especially those for gift cards and cash.  Doc pays for the majority of the gifts, but I like to find a way to buy something for him that doesn't involve him spending his own money.  Here's where Kellogg's comes in . . .

    The Blogher Mom's Breakfast Club and Kellogg's are giving away 25 $100 Visa gift cards each week until November 1, 2010.   Twenty-five separate blogs are each hosting a giveaway each week.  All you have to do to win is comment and cross your fingers that you are randomly chosen to win a prize.  Here are the bloggers for this week:

    The main blogher web page also indicates that Jenny on the Spot is hosting one, but I couldn't find hers.  Please let me know if you find it and I'll be happy to update this post.  Good luck!

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Operation Purple - Giveaway

    Having had family in the military, I know what it is like when someone you love is deployed. You experience periods of adjustment when they leave. You experience periods of adjustment when they return. It can be a difficult time for everyone involved, especially a spouse and children.

    The National Military Family Association is an organization with the mission "To fight for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect uniformed services families and reflect the Nation’s respect for their Service." As part of this mission, they organize a program known as Operation Purple. Operation Purple Summer Camps are "free summer camps for military children whose parents are currently deployed. The program is the only camp program in existence that brings together kids from all military branches and provides them with tools to deal with war-related stress."  You might be wondering how these camps are free.  Corporate and individual donations make these camps possible.   You can find out how to donate on the site if you choose.   However, if you don't want to or are unable to donate, you can help by spreading the word so that others that might learn about this program as well. 

    While I don't have any personal experience with this program, knowing how difficult transitions are for children, it really does seem like a great idea.   In fact, I had never heard of this program until I entered a contest that was designed to spread the word.  Now, as a way to give back a little and continue to spread the word, I am hosting a giveaway for a portion of the prize that I won. 

    I am giving away the Operation Purple backpack, hat, water bottle, shirt, and wrist band shown above. 

    Here's what you have to do to win:
    • Spread the word about operation purple and post a link here in the comments.   You can tweet, facebook, and/or blog (for up to 3 entries).  If you tweet, please use the hashtag #operationpurple.  Also, please include the link to  
    Optional Entries:
    • Follow me on twitter.  Post your user name here.
    • Fan me on facebook.  Post your initials here.
    • Follow my blog on GFC (sidebar).  Post your username here.
    • Tweet about this giveaway and post a link here.  (Can be done once daily)
    • Only open to US residents
    • Winner will be chosen using
    • Giveaway ends 11:59pm ET on November 2, 2010
    • Include your email address in your comment if it is not available on your profile page.  If an email address in not in the comment or on your profile page another winner will be chosen.  
    • Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
    • Prize will be sent directly from me.  I am not responsible for prizes that are lost or damaged during shipment.  If you win a prize and do not receive it, please let me know.
    *Disclaimer - No one is sponsoring this giveaway.  I was not asked to post information nor host the giveaway.  Information for this post came from the National Military Family Association website as well as the Operation Purple website.  All opinions are my own.

    Friday, October 15, 2010

    LeapFrog Learning Systems - Tag.Give.Read &

    Those of you that know me, know that I love (almost) all LeapFrog products. My first choice for my kids is that they play with non-electronic toys. I like blocks, creative play, paper and crayons - you know, the "when I was a kid" toys. However, if they are going to play with electronics and toys that interact with them, then they must be toys in which I can find some educational value. When the girls were little, I got them Tag Readers. They loved them. They liked being independent enough to read by themselves. They enjoyed the games that were built into the stories. I liked that the games tested their reading comprehension and taught them new words. It was a win-win situation. As they got a little older I got the girls a Leapster. While I was not as satisfied with that product overall (Grainy images, a lack of quality games that fit our needs, and a difficult interaction with customer service left me a bit jaded), I do think that for us it was better than a Nintendo DS. In addition, a recent brief encounter with the new Explorer has me optimistic that LeapFrog might be on the right track again with this new product.

    In addition to liking LeapFrog products, I also appreciate a company that tries to give back to the community. It is great to manufacture products that can help our children succeed in the classroom, but what good is it if the products can't find their way into the hands of the children that need them most. According to
    "Last year LeapFrog donated $1.5 million in Tag School Reading Systems and books to the classrooms of more than 10,000 U.S. Kindergartners. By the end of the school year, 99% of the teachers in the program said they would recommend Tag to other teachers and to parents, because their students became more enthusiastic readers and exhibited improved reading skills after working with Tag systems."
    While that is a step in the right direction, LeapFrog is doing even more.  Through the Tag.Give.Read program and, they will match donations dollar for dollar up to $100,000 to get Tag Readers into the classrooms of teachers that want them.  (Not to sound like an ingrate, but I'd personally like to see them give a bit more, perhaps even to programs on that aren't promoting their specific products.  In fact, they may already do this.  I haven't done any additional research into LeapFrog  to see what their entire donation portfolio consists of.)

    The best thing about the Tag.Give.Read program for me is that it introduced me to  Why haven't I heard of this site before?  From the website -
    "Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
    Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.
    You'll get photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $100, you'll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
    At, you can give as little as $1 and get the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions. We call it citizen philanthropy."
    The former teacher in me just LOVES this idea.  I've actually been browsing the site for the past couple of days trying to find a specific science project that I'd like to donate to.

    *Disclaimer - I was initially inspired to write this post in order to get extra entries into a giveaway hosted by Life in a House of Blues.  However, after a bit of browsing, I would have written it anyway.  Information came from and  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

    Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Momma Needs a New Pair of Shoes

    I don't know about you, but I could always use a new pair of shoes.  I entered for some cute ones at Just Another Review Blog.  Check it out for your chance to win as well.  Hurry though, the winner is selected tomorrow!

    What is your worst table manners mishap?

    I don't know about the rest of you, but table manners mishaps abound in our house.  Our worst mishap was probably one Thanksgiving at my in-laws when someone unknowingly gave Pumpkin baked beans.  Pumpkin hates baked beans.  Now, Pumpkin and Peanut are both good at trying new things and even washing down food with a quick drink of water.   That wasn't always the case.    She took a taste, then immediately gagged all over her plate to the shock of the entire family.  It was pretty disgusting.

    To be honest, I have no one to blame but myself for most of our mishaps.  (I don't even know how to properly set a table.)  My girls are exceptional with "please" and "thank you", but they are really messy.  Even at 4 and 6, I think half of their food ends up on the floor after every meal.  They don't throw their food (which is surprising since Doc loves to show off his ability to toss grapes, popcorn, etc into the air and catch it with his mouth), but they still have a hard time getting it in their mouths.  Maybe it all started when I used to take pictures of the girls all messy after a meal as babies.

    Isn't a spaghetti covered face (and socks) just adorable though?!

    Maybe I started letting them feed themselves (and each other) too early?

    Regardless of the cause, we need help with our table manners, which is why I'll be at the Barber Foods Table Manners Twitter Party tonight from 7:30-9:00pm ET.  If you have time, you should join us.  There are even some great prizes you could win!

    Barber Foods

    *Disclaimer - I am receiving extra entries into the prize pool for posting this information.

    Coming Soon - Carmex Review and Giveaway

    In an email that I recently received from Carmex, I saw that they were looking for bloggers that love their products to apply to be part of their Carmex Blog Squad.  Without high hopes (I'm obviously not one of the most popular bloggers out there), I applied.  Well, what do you know . . . . they picked me!  :o)

    Yesterday in the mail I received a fun Carmex kit (ARV $52.32).

    It is loaded with all sorts of goodies. There are the obvious lip products that I know and love so well. However, there are also two new products - Healing Lotion and Healing Cream.

    It is my job over the next few weeks to try them out and let you all know what I think of them.  Fortunately (or not) with the weather getting cold, my hands are already getting dry, so it should definitely be a good test for these products. 

    In about two(ish) weeks, I'll post my initial review and offer you all the opportunity to get your entries in to win a kit of your very own.  Then, when the giveaway ends and I announce the winner, I'll give you a review update - just in case my opinions have changed since the initial review.

    Be on the lookout for the post so you don't miss your chance.  The best ways to stay in-the-know about what is going on here at MomOnTheEdge is to follow me on twitter, fan me on facebook, and follow me on google friend connect (on the sidebar).

    *Disclaimer - Carmex sent me this kit in order to facilitate my honest review of their new product.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Wordless Wednesday - Missing the Sunny Summer Days

    I was looking through some of my pictures and ran across this image of the girls on their first jet ski rides.  With the weather being gorgeous (but the water being cold), I'm missing the sunny summer days.

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    Seriously? Only 2 Comments?

    I know that my blog isn't the most popular (or probably even in the top 1,000), but I have to say that I'm a little sad that I only got 2 comments on my CSNstores post asking if I should do a review or giveaway.  Oh well. On the upside, I placed my order for products to review.  Within the next couple of weeks you will see my review of CSNstores and the products I've ordered.

    Thursday, October 7, 2010

    Cold & Flu Season 2010

    I am a four seasons girl.  I love playing in puddles, watching flowers bloom, and planting my garden in the spring.  I love to swim, eat fresh veggies, and catch fireflies in the summer.  Fall brings the crunching of leaves, watching football, and the comfort of my favorite sweater.  Winter means ice skating and sledding followed by hot cocoa next to a warm fire.   The one season I could definitely do without, is cold and flu season. 

    As soon as the girls head back to school in the fall, I know that cold and flu season is right around the corner.  It starts with a tiny sniffle or a scratchy throat . . . and works its way around everyone in the school (and my house!)  We do what we can to avoid the sniffles and coughs, though so far they seem almost unavoidable.  We have been able to avoid the flu so far though.  (Where's some wood? . . . knock, knock, knock).

    Here's what we have done, and will continue to do (until it stops working for us):
    • Wash our hands - I am pretty diligent about requiring the girls to wash their hands before eating, after sneezing, or whenever we come in from being out and about around other people.  
    • Cough and Sneeze into our elbows - It is as simple as it sounds.  By not catching sneezes and coughs with our hands we are less likely to spread them to others. 
    • Keep your hands off your face - Your face has too many mucous membranes.  We try to avoid giving the germs on our hands direct access to the rest of our bodies.
    • Eat right and exercise - By making healthy choices and keeping our bodies in the best possible condition we like to think that we are at an advantage to fight off the germs that find their way in.
    • Flu vaccination - While I don't like getting colds, I hate having the stomach flu.  By getting the flu vaccine every year (when we are healthy), we feel like we are just a bit more likely to avoid it.
    In fact, according to the CDC:
    • Everyone 6 months of age and older is recommended to be vaccinated against the flu.
    • The flu vaccine provides protection that lasts through the flu season.
    • The flu vaccine is updated each season to protect against the three flu viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness.
    • You need to get the 2010-11 seasonal flu vaccine even if you got the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine last season.
    • If you or your kids do not like shots, the flu vaccine is also available in mist form. For more information on this, ask your doctor or visit
    No matter what you do to stay healthy during this cold and flu season, I hope it works for you and your family.  If you have any remedies or tips that you swear by, I'd love to hear them.  I'm always ready to research a new idea that might keep my own family healthier as well.

    *Disclaimer - I wrote this blog post while participating in a TwitterMoms blogging program for which I may receive a small thank you (valued at less than $20).” For more information on how you can participate, click here.  Information from this post came from TwitterMoms and the CDC.  Any information on this post that was not directly from TwitterMoms or the CDC is my own opinion.  I am not a doctor nor a scientist and therefore you should not take it as fact.

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    The Empty Gas Tank

    Let me tell you just a little bit about us.
    • We live in the middle of nowhere. 
    • Gas stations are few are far between. 
    • The gas stations we do have certainly aren't open 24 hours.  
    All of those are the reasons why I try to make sure that I always have enough gas in the car I drive most often.  Which makes me wonder . . . Why is it that when I got in the car today to take Peanut to school, the low fuel level light popped on almost instantly?

    The answer to that question is - Doc and I don't have the same stance on gas.  Doc is a man of efficiency.  He doesn't like to take time out to get gas until he is on empty.  I like to fill up any time I'm near Kroger (to get $0.20 off per gallon) or anytime the needle hits (or is close to) the 1/4 line.  You'd think after 10 years of marriage we would have come to an understanding on this matter.  We haven't.  Though I've fortunately never run out of gas.  He does make sure that there is enough to get to the nearest gas station.

    To be fair, I'm sure I am still doing things he's asked me to stop doing (or not doing things he's asked me to do) for the past 10 years as well.  Why is it so hard to change our ways?

    Sunday, October 3, 2010

    Gain's New Dishwashing Liquid - Review and WINNER

    Wandering around Walmart last week, I finally remembered to pick up the new Gain Dishwashing Liquid in lavender.  When I found it, I was thrilled that it was only $0.97.  At that price, just about everyone can go and try it even if you didn't win my giveaway.  So, now that I found it, bought it, and tried it, here's what I think:

    Since I didn't really love the smell of the "original" Gain Dishwashing Liquid, I wasn't overly optimistic about the lavender scent either.  In fact, when I got home and opened the bottle to give it a sniff, I braced myself for disappointment.  To be fair, I am VERY scent sensitive.  I only like certain smells, and even smells I like can be too strong and offensive to me.   After the first sniff, I wasn't sold.  It smelled fine, but not great.  I  certainly didn't develop an immediate urge to wash any dishes.  Later that night, like it or not, I had to do the dishes.  (I can't stand having dishes sit in a sink overnight.)  I turned the water to hot, let it run, and squeezed a bit of the lavender Gain into the flowing water.  I was very happy with the quantity and quality of the bubbles that filled my sink.  Additionally, I was also pleased with the smell.  It was fresh, relaxing, and quite enjoyable.   The scent wasn't at all overpowering, but it was definitely strong enough to appreciate.  I don't know what it was about adding it to the water that made it smell better, but it definitely is a more pleasant smell than I got from sniffing the liquid in the bottle alone.

    After a week, I still enjoy the smell of Gain's New Dishwashing Liquid in lavender.  In fact, I enjoy it enough that it has been added to my approved list of dish soaps, which is not an easy feat.   Priced well, with bountiful bubbles, and a pleasant aroma, I definitely recommend that you try Gain's New Dishwashing Liquid.  While I like the Lavender, you might just like it in the Original, Apple Mango Tango, or Citrus Splash.

    Now Shirley, who likes me on facebook, has the opportunity to try it for herself.  She can even try it while wearing her new purple Gain shirt.  Enjoy!

    *Disclaimer: This product review was based on using complimentary Gain product provided by P&G through MyBlogSpark. Bloggers also received Walmart gift cards and T-shirts to share with their friends at their discretion. P&G does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor does it endorse any opinions expressed within this blog site.