Earthbound Farm: “We’ll Buy Your Groceries Sweepstakes”

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My Lettuce and Prizes from the Earthbound Farms Grocery Cart Contest

You never know what’s going to happen when you head to the grocery store…

I drove up to Harris Teeter to pick up some groceries for the week.  While I was getting my lettuce, there were a couple of women wearing Earthbound Farms t-shirts in the produce section.  I thought they were there to check on product placement or product demand.  I continued shopping and didn’t think about them again. (If I had followed Earthbound Farms on Twitter before today, I would have known they’d be at the store today…)

When I arrived at the check-out line, they came up to me and asked if they could buy my groceries. Needless to say, I said “yes!” They explained that they were holding a sweepstakes and looking for shoppers who had “earth-friendly” products in their shopping carts.  Some of my items that caught their attention were the Earthbound Farms Lettuce, Annie’s salad dressing, organic pizza, and my reusable shopping bags.  In addition to buying my groceries, they gave me some coupons for free Earthbound Farms products and 2 Earthbound Farms reusable shopping bags.

In the end, I’m happier that I didn’t know about the Sweepstakes before going to the store.  It made being selected more fun and completely unexpected.

What a great way to start off the week – free groceries, coupons, and new reusable shopping bags!

More information about the We’ll Buy Your Groceries Sweepstakes

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30-Day Cleaning Challenge: Days 12-14

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I have to admit that I have been slacking on the 30-Day Cleaning Challenge.  Life, work, family, and golf have gotten in the way the past few days… The tasks that I need to complete are:

Day 12: Clean out Closets

Day 13: Surface Clean Extra Rooms

Day 14: Deep Clean Bedrooms

Once I am caught up and back on track, I will post pictures and updates.

30-Day Cleaning Challenge: Day 11

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The cleaning task for Day 11 was to clean the bathrooms. This task was pretty easy since both Jarrett and I have been making a conscious effort to keep the house tidy.  Here are the before pictures:

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Upstairs Bathroom: BeforeImage

The After Pictures:

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Upstairs Bathroom: After

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Upstairs Bathroom: After 2

I also cleaned the downstairs powder room, but the “before” and “after” pictures aren’t too different from each other.

30-Day Cleaning Challenge: Day 10

30-Day House Cleaning Challenge from Money Saving Mom

30-Day House Cleaning Challenge from Money Saving Mom

The task of the day was to “Deep-Clean the Living Room.” Well, since I did a deep cleaning last week, today was more of a surface cleaning.  If you compare the before and after pictures, you really can’t tell a difference (that’s my way of saying no pictures today 😉). I dusted the surfaces, the artwork, and baseboards. I also “Febreezed” the sofa and cloth chair (Febreeze and leather don’t mix well together).

The living room is nice and clean! I think it’s time to either go play golf or do a workout DVD! 😄⛳

Update: Golf won out over the workout DVD! Best part of the round: spending time w/ Jarrett and getting a par on the hardest hole on the course!

The Masters

This week is one of our favorite events in our house: The Masters.  As a golfer and a Southerner (I’ve adopted the South as my home),  I feel it is a unique and special tournament.  Jarrett and I both get into all of the Majors, but there is something special about Augusta National and The Masters.

My toes are ready for the week as well – every year I paint my toenails green for the week.  This year’s shade is from Wet-n-Wild and it’s called “Sagreena the Teenage Witch.” Although, if I were naming the polish I would call it “Green Jacket” for the prize at the Masters.

We’re already planning our menu for Sunday’s Final Round: Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches, Egg Salad Sandwiches (both of which are sold at The Masters) and “adult” Arnold Palmers.  They’re “adult” because we substitute Firefly Skinny Tea Vodka for regular Sweet Tea.  I’m still coming up with a few more goodies for Sunday’s viewing… stay tuned.

 

30-Day Cleaning Challenge: Day 9

Today’s task in the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge from Money Saving Mom was to surface clean bedrooms.  Since we have a 2-bedroom house and one room is our office, I only had the master bedroom to tackle.  While I was on Spring Break last week, I did a thorough cleaning of our bedroom.  This meant that today’s task was pretty easy.

Before 20 Minutes of Cleaning:

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Master Bedroom – Before

The main task today was to put away the 2 baskets of laundry and run a duster over the dressers, nightstands, and headboard.  In addition, I also dusted the baseboards and cleaned the mirror above my dresser.

After 20 Minutes of Cleaning:

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Master Bedroom – After

As a result of participating in this 30-Day Cleaning Challenge, I am finding that it is more calm in our house without the clutter and waiting until the weekend to do a “big clean.”  I am making a conscious effort to tackle a chore – like doing the dishes and cleaning up the kitchen – immediately, instead of delaying it like I had been doing.  By keeping the house cleaner and organized, I am more relaxed and not haunted by the constant feeling of “I need to do …”

30-Day Cleaning Challenge: Day 8

Today’s task from Money Saving Mom’s 30-Day Cleaning Challenge was to vacuum and sweep floors – a pretty easy task for a Monday. Since I vacuumed upstairs a couple days ago, I focused on the first floor and the stairs. As a bonus task, I even dusted the picture ledge that runs along the top of the staircase. (I had to have help from Jarrett to reach the part that was about of my reach! 😉)

Vacuumed Stairs

Vacuumed Stairs