Friday, February 28, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 28!

Is it really the last day of February already?  Day 28 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share what I've learned this month by participating in the Love Me Challenge!   

When I first saw the challenge, I thought it would be fun, but I wasn't sure if I was up for the challenge.  Would I be able to complete the daily prompts every day, all month long?  I DID!  I completed every single daily #LoveMe Challenge this month! I had so much fun participating in the daily prompts all month long!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

What was the #LoveMe Challenge? 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash‏ (Review & Giveaway)

As a busy mom, finding the time to take care of me often falls to the wayside.  Having smooth, soft skin is a top priority, but with very little time, finding the right products to meet my needs is very important.

As a Purex Insider, I am often given the inside scoop on new products and promotions!  In addition, I'm able to test and review products before they even become available in stores! Plus, I get to share the excitement with my readers, making it a win-win situation for all of us.

That's where Dial body wash comes in.  Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash leaves my skin, silky soft, clean and moisturized all in one quick, easy, convenient step.  There is no need for multiple skin care products because Dial does it all!

I love the way it smells.  I also love how soft, smooth and moisturized it leaves my skin.  It is the perfect body wash for every inch of your body, from head to toe.  Not only is Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash a convenient way to wash without using bar soap, it is also perfect for shaving your legs.  It lathers nicely, rinses away easily and leaves your skin silky smooth!

NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash gives your skin a daily boost of vitamins. The advanced formula contains a moisturizing Vitamin Complex, which helps draw moisture directly to your skin leaving your skin feeling so healthy and soft, people can't help but notice!

After just a week of using it, I could see and feel the difference in my skin!  This body wash is simply amazing.  The Dial Vitamin Boost lotion infused body wash is moisturizing and leaves me with silky soft skin from head to toe!

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 27!

Learning to accept yourself for who you are can prove difficult for some people.  I will admit that I am (and always have been) one of those people.  Day 27 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share what I've accepted about myself!  

Many people in this world are not happy with their appearance, shape, body, look, style, etc... to be honest, it's just another fact of life.  Over the years I have accepted the fact that there is no "perfection" and I am "perfect" for ME! All of my little quirks, imperfections, mistakes, weaknesses, and strengths are what make ME the person I am!
"To live, isn't about being someone others want you to be. Its about being yourself, and accepting yourself for who you are.” - Unknown

What is the #LoveMe Challenge? 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 26!

Day 26 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share what makes me feel beautiful!  This is one of the most difficult prompts for me to complete during the month long Love Me Challenge.  To be honest, I've never thought of myself as beautiful...

However, when I met my husband, he made me feel beautiful from our very first date.  The way he looks at me, his wink from across the room, the way he treats me... he makes me feel beautiful!  This March my amazing husband and I will celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary and our 17th year as a couple.  He makes me feel beautiful every single day, every moment!  

“You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her.” - Unknown

What is the #LoveMe Challenge? 

The #LoveMe is a challenge to love yourself. Everyday there will be a prompt for you to look at yourself, embrace who you are, and hopefully help you learn that you are beautiful, you are amazing and you need to love who you are!

How do you participate in the #LoveMe Challenge?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 25!

If you've been following my daily #LoveMe Challenge posts, then you know that my life revolves around my family - especially my children! So, it will comes as no shock to you when you see my initial answer to today's prompt. 
Day 25 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share what makes me laugh!  This is one of the easier prompts during the month long Love Me Challenge.  There are so many things that make me happy...
What makes me laugh?
  • My Crazy Children
  • My Crazy Husband 
  • The Kids I Work With
  • Children Laughing
  • Babies Laughing
  • Funny Movies
  • Kids Making Funny Faces
"Laughter is the best medicine."

Monday, February 24, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 24!

Happy, Happy, Happy! Day 24 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share what makes me happy!  This may be one of the easiest prompts during the entire Love Me Challenge.  There are so many things that make me happy.
What makes me happy?
  • My Beautiful Children
  • My Loving Husband 
  • The Kids I Work With
  • My Family and Friends
  • Family Vacation
  • Watching my Son Wrestle
  • Watching my Daughter Play
  • Spending Time on the Beach
  • Every Single Moment I Spend With my Family
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself. ~ Alice Walker 

What is the #LoveMe Challenge? 

Boogie On With Boogie Wipes - #BoogieWoogieBabes Giveaway!


We all know that boogies, runny and stuffy noses aren't much fun, but no matter how hard we try to keep our kids healthy, they are bound to catch a cold and get a runny nose (or two). Even as adults, we know how sore noses can get from constant wiping.

For all of those sore little noses, Boogie Wipes come to the rescue! Boogie Wipes are made with natural saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or all of those other booger-filled kid moments.

Boogie Wipes are super soft and moist. They contain both Aloe and Vitamin E. They cool and soothe noses with each use. Making it easy and painless to wipe those runny and boogie dried little noses. No need to pinch and squish, causing your children to squirm and fuss wiping their noses.

Boogie Wipes are available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol and Simply Unscented. Our favorite is hands down, Great Grape! My daughter says... "I could sniff these all day long, it smells soooooooo good!"

As a mom, I love the fact that Boogie Wipes come in a variety of scents and package sizes. You can purchase 30-count packages, 90-count plastic containers and individually wrapped "Boogies on the Run" packages of 10. Making it easy and convenient to use them at home, school or even in the car or while out shopping.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 23!

Day 23 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share my best feature!  If you were to ask my husband this question, he would give you a different answer than mine!  But, I think we all know how that is - am I right?!

Other than being a helpful and caring friend, I think that my best feature is my hair.  My hair is long, wavy and has natural highlights.  I always have people asking my if I curl or highlight my hair, but it's all natural... all me!

What is the #LoveMe Challenge? 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 22!

I always tell my kids that everyone is different, special, and unique in their own way!  How boring would it be if everyone was exactly the same?  Day 22 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share what makes me unique!   

What makes us unique is that there is only one of each of us - there is only on you and there is only one ME!  Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. 

What is the #LoveMe Challenge? 

The #LoveMe is a challenge to love yourself. Everyday there will be a prompt for you to look at yourself, embrace who you are, and hopefully help you learn that you are beautiful, you are amazing and you need to love who you are!

Friday, February 21, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 21!

TGIF!  Day 21 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share something that I'm proud of!  When I think of the things that I'm proud of, the first thing that I think of are my children.  Without a doubt... I am super proud of both of them!


I am proud of the young people (ages 10 and 13) that they have become.  They are both smart, respectful, and helpful.  They get great grades (straight A's) and perfect attendance.  They take pride in what they do and they do it well.  They are great friends to their classmates, respectful and helpful to others - including adults, and they make me smile EVERY single day!

I love being their mom and am so proud of them!
What is the #LoveMe Challenge? 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 20!

Day 20 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share something that I love to wear.  No matter what I'm doing - working, cleaning, or shopping - I want to be comfortable.   Since I started working at school this year, I have had to spruce up my wardrobe just a little bit during the week, but I'm still comfortable.  Comfort is KEY! 

What is the #LoveMe Challenge? 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 19!

We all have things that we feel strongly about, whether it be personal, religious, educational, or something entirely off topic.  Day 19 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share something that I feel strongly about.

My life revolves around my children, and I have always wanted to give them the best of everything.  I want them to live in a loving, giving, connected family, have a great education, a childhood full of memories, and know that they are loved and special.  I want them to have real friendships, and all the things they want.   However, I also want them to know the importance of working hard for what you have and being caring, responsible people.

What is the #LoveMe Challenge? 

How to Find the Perfect Health Insurance Plan

As the cost of healthcare continues to rise, more and more people are faced with a very difficult decision, paying for health insurance or not having it at all.  Luckily my family rarely gets sick or needs to visit the doctor, but you can't predict the future, and you never know what might happen.

Finding the perfect health insurance for your specific needs and situation will make the world of difference when it comes time to paying your monthly premiums and paying for out-of-pocket medical services.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for the perfect health insurance plan:

Be clear about your specific health insurance needs.  Are you single, married, or have children?   If you don't have children, will you be having children in the future?  These things are going to help determine what type of coverage you are going to need.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 18!

Being a mother of two children and working in an elementary school - I learn something new every single day.  Day 18 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share something that feeds my brain.

My son and daughter feed my brain daily!  Whether it be listening to them describe something new that they learned at school, answering questions they have about life in general, or by watching them use their imagination.  I've learned so much from my children from the moment they entered my life.

What is the #LoveMe Challenge? 

My Latest Giveaway Win: Coca-Cola Big Game Party Kit!

During the Super Bowl game earlier this month, I spent most of the day entering blog giveaways.  I hadn't received any emails telling me that I had won, so I wasn't expecting anything in the mail.  

Then, UPS stopped by with a surprise package and inside was a Coca-Cola Big Game Party Kit!  I remembered entering to win it, but I couldn't remember which blog I had entered on.  I also remembered that the mandatory entry was to leave a mailing address - which explains the no email notification!


The Coca-Cola Big Game Party Kit included the following items:
  • Coca-Cola product (4 12-oz. bottles)
  • Domino’s pizza gift card ($50 value)
  • Coca-Cola 12-oz. can glasses set (four glasses per set)
  • Coca-Cola Refreshing Recipe book
  • Coca-Cola mini football
  • Coca-Cola pizza cutter
  • Galvanized party tub
  • Two Coca-Cola Contour Bottle T-shirts

Be sure to check out the current Being Frugal and Making it Work giveaways and enter for your chance to win!

Current Giveaways:  

Monday, February 17, 2014

How to Save Money When Choosing a Car Loan


Are you looking to buy a new car?  When I passed driver's ed and my written test, my parents bought me a used car to drive back and forth to school.  It wasn't the prettiest car and it wasn't brand new, but at the time it was the perfect "new" car for me!

I didn't get my first brand new car until I was in my early 20's.  I had recently moved and gotten engaged, and my old car was on its last journey.  Making the decision to buy a new car was both exciting and a little scary.  I loved the idea of driving a brand new car, but the added expense of a car payment had me a little worried.  I assumed that car loan interest rates would be out of my comfort zone and my budget.

Here are a few things to look for when purchasing a new car that can help you save money when choosing a car loan:

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 17!

Day 17 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share something that feeds my soul.  My parents, husband, and two beautiful children have given me the tools to succeed, and the desire to do my very best.  Without them, I wouldn't be who I am today. 

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 16!

We all have certain things we like about ourselves and other things that we dislike.  Whether it be our hair, weight, height... the examples and possibilities are endless.  Day 16 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share something that I like about myself.


One thing that I have always like about myself is my hair.  I've always had long, wavy hair with natural highlights.  Although lately some of those natural highlights have turned a color that I'm not too fond of (gray), I still love my hair!
What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

Build-A-Bear Workshop - Review & Giveaway!

If my daughter had her way, she would love going to Build-A-Bear Workshop every week to choose, stuff, dress, and make a new stuffed, furry friend for her collection.  Her room has stuffed animals piled high in every possible location - corners, toy chest, on top of her dresser and or course, her bed!  There are some night when I don't see how she can fit in her bed to sleep with all of her furry friends.

I must say that Build-A-Bear isn't only for bears.  They have dogs, cats, elephants, bunnies, lions, tigers, and bears (and more)... OH MY!  No matter which furry friend you choose, it will make someone feel BEARy special!

For Valentine's Day this year, Build-A-Bear Workshop gave me the opportunity to do something different for my kids - not the usual little box of heart chocolates and a Valentine's Day shirt.  I was able to give them each something that would bring fun, memories, and with proper love and care, would last a lifetime!  A new furry friend from Build-A-Bear!


I chose the Tons of Love Elephant ($20) who is ready for Valentine’s Day in her Sequin Heart Dot Tee & Tutu Outfit ($12.50, 2 piece), Red Sparkle Bow Flats ($7.50), Sequin Heart Purse ($5) and Red Sequin Heart Antenna ($3.50) and the Huge Hearted Lion ($20) who is breaking hearts in his Heartthrob Hoodie ($7.50), Classic Jeans ($5), Black Canvas High-Tops ($7.50), Be Mine Pillow ($4.50) and Red Sequin Heart Antenna ($3.50).

I gave my daughter the Tons of Love Elephant and my son the Huge Hearted Lion. I have to say that although their photos online are adorable, they are even cuter in person!  Here is the proof... 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 15!

Day 15 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share something that I've done right.  I'll admit that I've made a lot of mistakes through the years, but I've also done many things right.  It's all part of growing up - because we all know that nobody is perfect.

One thing that I have done right is being true to myself no matter what others may think. "Courage is not living without fear. Courage is being scared to death and doing the right thing anyway." - Unknown

Friday, February 14, 2014

Image 3D - Customized Reel and Viewer Set Review

Similar to the View-Master’s you remember as a kid, now you can make your own with YOUR pictures.  You get to choose 7 of your favorite photos, edit your pictures, and add personalized 3D captions.  Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 


Did you have a View Master when you were growing up?  If you did, then you will remember how cool it was to put a new real inside and be taken to another beautiful place somewhere in the world.  Now, imagine having one with photos that YOU have taken personally!

I was recently given the opportunity to create and customize an Image 3D reel of my very own, and I have to say that it is one of the coolest things I've seen in quite sometime.  With Image 3D it’s easy and fun to create and customize your very own personal view-master style reels and viewers using your own photos!

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 14!


Happy Valentine's Day!  Day 14 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share a fear that I have overcome at one point in my life.  When I think of things that I'm afraid of, the first things that come to mind are snakes, big spiders, and mice.  As a kid, I was never afraid of the dark and would play tag, kick the can, and hide and seek all the time with my siblings and friends - but as an adult, I'm afraid of what's lurking in the dark...

Overcoming a fear or facing one head on can be a challenge no matter how old you are.  There are some fears that simply can't be approached, while others are simply works in progress.

Growing up, I always wanted to be a mom.  As I grew older and realized what "having a baby" actually entailed, I was scared to death...

NEW! Purex Crystals Mountain Breeze (Review & Giveaway)

I've always loved the smell of clean, fresh laundry - especially towels and sheets!  Use Purex Crystals Mountain Breeze at the start of the wash directly with your laundry detergent and take the freshness of your laundry to a whole new level! 


As a Purex Insider, I am given the inside scoop on new products and promotions!  In addition, I'm able to test and review products before they even become available in stores!

The first thing I noticed about Purex Crystals Mountain Breeze, almost immediately, was the scent.  It smelled heavenly, even my hubby liked the smell.  I was super excited to throw a load of laundry into the washer and try these out for the very first time.  It has been 3 days since I washed our towels clothes and they still smell great!

By using Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze in your laundry, you will infuse your laundry with long-lasting freshness.

Bright Washes, Bright Wishes: Make-A-Wish and Purex Laundry Detergent Coupon Giveaway


I believer that every child's wishes should come true!  Did you know that the Purex brand is teaming up with Make-A-Wish to bring bright wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions?

To honor the millions of children whose clothes Purex helps keep bright and clean every year, the Purex brand is teaming up with Make-A-Wish to bring bright wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. 

Starbucks: Buy One Latte, Get One Free on Valentine's Day‏!

Make Valentine's Day just a little bit sweeter, and share a free Starbucks latte with someone special!  From 2 - 5pm on Valentine's Day, buy one latte and get another one absolutely FREE.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 13!

Quotes, personal messages and words to love by - we all have our personal favorites.  Day 13 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share a quote.  I'm a firm believer in the little things... the little things are the ones that matter most.

Here are a couple of my favorite quotes:
  1. Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you may look back and realize they were the big things!
  2. “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 12!

I know that we all have flaws, imperfections and insecurities.  How we choose to deal with them, has a great impact on the person we are and how we treat others.  Day 12 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share one of my flaws.  Just one?

The flaw of mine that I think has had the greatest impact, is that I have always taken everything too personally.  Even when something negative isn't about me... I can't help but think that maybe it is.  I'm working on my insecurity, and it has improved - but I still have more progress to make and further to go.

What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

The #LoveMe is a challenge to love yourself. Everyday there will be a prompt for you to look at yourself, embrace who you are, and hopefully help you learn that you are beautiful, you are amazing and you need to love who you are.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 11!


Smile!  Did you know that smiles are contagious?  It's true!  Just seeing a friendly smile is enough to brighten, and possibly change, the course of anyone's day!  Day 11 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share a smile.  I've decided to share a toothless smile - how can you not smile back?

Monday, February 10, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 10!

Secrets!  We all have them, but some are more extreme than others.  Many women like to keep their age a secret - that is one secret that I have never kept, people knowing how old I am is fine with me!

Day 10 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to share a secret.  This one has proven to be the most difficult prompt in this challenge for me so far.  A secret?  There are lots of reasons to keep something a secret. Maybe it would be embarrassing, for you or someone else. Maybe you'll ruin a surprise. 

I guess my only secret is...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 9!

Beauty can mean something different to everyone.  Beautiful scenery, beautiful people, beautiful memories... the list is endless.  Today is day 9 of the #LoveMe Challenge, and today's prompt is to share something beautiul.


For this challenge, I've decided to share a beautiful picture of the river where I grew up.  This picture captures all the beauty of a peaceful river bend, the trees and a beautiful sunset!  Not only is this a beautiful picture, it also holds and brings back a lot of great memories!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 8!

Scars.  We all have them, whether they be physical or mental scars.  Day 8 of the #LoveMe Challenge is to share a scar.  Really?  I have 3 scars:

The first scar is on my knee from swinging a bag of garbage around that had a piece of broken glass in it.  The second one is on the top of my foot from dropping something on my bare foot.  Finally, the third scar is the scar that I'm most proud of - it's the scar I have from delivering both of my beautiful babies via c-section!

What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

The #LoveMe is a challenge to love yourself. Everyday there will be a prompt for you to look at yourself, embrace who you are, and hopefully help you learn that you are beautiful, you are amazing and you need to love who you are!

Friday, February 7, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 7!

Since becoming a wife and mother, I rarely make purchases for myself.  I'd rather buy cute clothes for my two kids, or something that I know my husband would want or use.  I think that most moms can relate, and I know I'm not the only one.  

Day 7 of the #LoveMe Challenge is to share one thing that's just for me.  As difficult as it is for me to take time for me, have something just for me, or buy something just for me... I think that the one thing that's just for me that I enjoy most is my blog.  I love being able to share my experiences with others and my blog is the perfect outlet for that!

What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

The #LoveMe is a challenge to love yourself. Everyday there will be a prompt for you to look at yourself, embrace who you are, and hopefully help you learn that you are beautiful, you are amazing and you need to love who you are!

How do you participate in the #LoveMe Challenge?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 6!

Have you ever wished you could look ahead and see what the future has in store for you?  If you could take a peek, would you want to know what the future holds?.  Day 6 of the #LoveMe Challenge is to write a note to yourself in the future.

What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

The #LoveMe is a challenge to love yourself. Everyday there will be a prompt for you to look at yourself, embrace who you are, and hopefully help you learn that you are beautiful, you are amazing and you need to love who you are!

A note to my future self:

Dear Me,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 5!

Have you ever wished you could go back in time and give yourself a friendly piece of advice?  Maybe you would tell your teenage self to make a different choice or follow another path.  Day 5 of the #LoveMe Challenge is to write a note to yourself in the past.

What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

#LoveMe is a challenge to love yourself. Everyday there will be a prompt for you to look at yourself, embrace who you are, and hopefully help you learn that you are beautiful, you are amazing and you need to love who you are!

A note to my past me:

Dear Me,

Monday, February 3, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 4!

Many people refer to February as the "month of love."  I always tell me children that you can never have too many friends, and the same goes for love - you can never have too many people that love you.


Last Valentine's Day (6th grade) my son received a note from his secret admirer.  He never did find out who it was.

Day 4 in the #LoveMe Challenge is to name a person who loves me.  Of course, the first to pop into my head are my husband and my children!  My husband loves me (and our children) every single day and shows it through his words and his actions.  I love our little family - to me it's perfect in every way!

What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 3!

Good morning!  Today is day 3 of the #LoveMe Challenge, and I'm suppose to use a word to describe myself.  When I think of different words to describe me, there are several that come to mind - I just don't know which one to share.

I'm going to share the one word that all of my family and friends would tell you is true, and also one that relates to my blog - Frugal! I'm always on the lookout for great deals and ways to save money for my family!

What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

Frugal, Budget Friendly Valentine's Day Ideas for Couples!


Love, affection, and appreciation cant be purchased. They don't come in a box or the form of a bouquet and they aren't on the menu at an expensive restaurant... because they are priceless!

Yet these are the gifts that most women crave on Valentine's Day. More than anything, a woman wants to feel loved and that she is someone unlike anyone else in your life.  Money is no impediment, because very little of it needs to be involved in designing a Valentine's Day that is just right. This is great news if you are short on cash and want to make love, not debt on Valentine's Day. 

However, whether expensive or nearly cost-free, a good Valentine's Day gift requires thoughtful planning. The last thing a woman wants is to be the recipient of a rushed, last-minute gift. That tells her she is almost the last thing on your mind. 

Here are some frugal, budget-friendly suggestions for telling your sweetheart she is special.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February #LoveMe Challenge: Day 2!

Today is Day 2 of the #LoveMe Challenge, and the task is to share a picture of myself.  Up until a year ago I hated having my photo taken and did everything I could to avoid the camera.  After losing 60 pounds, the camera is no longer my enemy and might even be considered a friend.


What is the #LoveMe Challenge?

Video Camera Inspection Can Save your Drain System

How important is to maintain drain system is we all are aware. Any glitches in the drain system performance may create great consequences. Hence, this is very important to hire the professional plumbing services providers available locally in case of any problem. Some of the plumping services like the thousand oaks plumbers do conduct the video camera inspections. Apart from the repair, the maintenance is also very important. Hence, keeping check on the drain system is very essential. Generally the time span of the drain system is 8-10 years however, the scale and other types of water clogging many create sewer back-ups and water overflows. 
Some precautions and tips that can keep drain systems work properly:
  1. Avoid getting the grease entered in the drains. In case if you are required to pour grease in the drain with any reason make sure that you pour some cold water and then spill the grease in the drain holes.
  1. Make sure the disposable sanitary, papers, etc are not flushed in the drain.
  1. There are septic-safe disposable toilet papers and issue papers are available in the market. They may cost but higher but will be good will a better option. There are many brands producing such septic-safe papers these days.

Super Bowl 2014: Seattle Seahwaks vs Denver Broncos!


Even though I'm not really into football - we will be watching the Superbowl this afternoon as a family!  There are two things that I love about Super Bowl Sunday...

1. Snacks - Gotta love em'
2. Commercials - I love the Super Bowl ads

We live in North Idaho, so the Seattle Seahawks are the closest professional football team we have, and they are who we are rooting for today!  My son predicts that the final score will be...