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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Birdies Are Back!

What a sight for sore eyes!
This Spring I had very few birdie buddies in my backyard
For the life of me I couldn't figure out what difference there was from all the other Springs :?
BandT had given me this sweet dragonfly bird feeder
for Christmas and there is sat full, with no takers.
Then I realized I had Crows in my backyard!
They usually stay in the street and
front trees in the front of the house.
Why they had decided after 18 years to
venture to my backyard if beyond me.
Luckily Blue Jays showed up and chased them off.
Then the Mocking birds showed up and chased the Blue Jays away....after all they weren't going to let them get THEIR fruit!
Now the only problem is, instead of the Mocking birds singing their lovely mocking songs, they've picked up the Blue Jay song, er rather squawk. It reminds me of camping, but this year 2 pair have shown up and taken over the backyard.

Again my bird feeder sits without visitors.
I know once all the fruit is gone the Jays will move on.
I'm hoping my Finches and Sparrows return at that time. 
I enjoyed them for that short period they visited and hope they return soon.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar Reveiw and Giveaway

This may seem like an odd product to review, especially since it can be considered a sort of "dated" product in this age of sprays, gels, and technology.  But after still being around for 100 years, this proves to be a tried and true stain removal method. I love the old time wrapper too. 
Purex Fels-Naptha is a solid laundry bar soap that fights oily, greasy, and perspiration stains, dirt, ring around the collar and much, much more.
This bar works very similar in the same way that you would pre-treat laundry stains with sprays, etc. 

Unbeknownst to me I dripped something on my pink tank top :(
And wouldn't you know I had several stops to make that day!

I wet the stain and the Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar.
Rubbed into stain, which made a sort of lather.
Started the washer and tossed in my load of laundry.
 I added my tank top, that was pretreated, in last.
This allowed the Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar 
a few minutes to work it's magic.

This was the first time I've used this bar as a pretreatment for stains. I do, however, use it as an ingredient in my homemade laundry detergent and love it.


Yay, just like new!
Here's a few more uses for
Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar .  

Homemade laundry detergent
3 bars Fels Naptha, grated
1 box Borax  
1 box Washing Soda 
1 box Baking Soda
2 containers of  oxygen bleach (Oxyclean or off brand)
1-2 containers of  Purex Fabric Softener Crystals
Mix all together and use 2 Tablespoons per load

Clean Your Shower/Tub and Sink
Rub a wet bar of  Purex Fels-Naptha on a sponge and wipe down the bathtub/shower. Rinse.

Dish Soap
To make your own, dissolve 1 part Purex Fels-Naptha
 in 2 parts water.

To remove grease or ink wash with
 Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar     

Poison Ivy Prevention and/or Treatment
 If you think you have been exposed to poison ivy, oak or sumac, shower immediately with Purex Fels-Naptha to remove the resin from your skin, and it will help to dry up the rash, as well. This will greatly reduce and in most cases prevent any skin reaction to the poison ivy oil. Make sure to launder your clothes in some grated Purex Fels-Naptha to remove the resin from your clothes. Poison ivy resin can stay on your clothes for over 1 year even if the clothes have been washed with normal detergent.

Cold/Fever Blisters
To dry up, was affected area with
Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar and rinse.

Who knew there were so many great uses for
Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar??
Now for the giveaway from Purex .
2 winners will receive a coupon for one free
Purex Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar !
If you'd like a chance to win a free coupon ~
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 I was NOT compensated for this product review post.
Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Fels-Naptha in exchange for a product review. However all opinions expressed here are my own.  

Thank you Purex :)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Huey Lewis and The News!

Last week M,T,C and a friend went to
the County Fair to see none other
than Huey Lewis and The News!
Yes, some of the photos are blurry but it's hard to take good photos in the middle of a packed house, or in this case, stage seating.

I don't need to tell you they had a great time
singing along with their hits like:
''The Power Of Love''
 ''Workin' for a Livin' '' 
"If This Is It"
 ''The Heart Of Rock and Roll''
 ''Doing It All For My Baby''
as well as a couple of their new songs.
J and T
C and M
C was very disappointed,

 they didn't sing ''I Want a New Drug''.
Aw well, maybe next time ;)

 And wouldn't you know,
you can't go many places and
not see my maiden name "Avila".
Here we have "Avila Spreading Service" !

Gotta love us Portugees!


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