Purex No Sort Laundry Detergent

The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex No Sort Laundry Detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

When I was much younger, I remember being told that it was totally a-okay to wash colors and whites together as long as you used cold water. I did this for years throughout college, and everyone I met said “You’re doing it wrong.” I’m no laundry expert, but I thought that if my clothes came out of the dryer clean it was a success. While some loads were good, others had color bleeds from dark denim or some whites just never got white.

Purex No Sort

My husband is the most recent person who mocks me for not sorting my clothes, but now I have an excuse to continue to not do so. Purex No Sort For Colors Laundry Detergent is going to be my best friend. It’s the latest detergent from Purex that is designed to simplify your laundry routine. Laundry is already a chore, so why make it any more difficult? Sorting is annoying. Purex No Sort For Colors traps loose dyes and reduces color bleeding accidents. I’m sold!

We have been doing laundry all weekend (seriously, at least ten loads!) with the Purex No Sort, and I’m a big fan. Our clothes are coming out clean, fresh smelling, and all the colors are where they are supposed to be! ;)

Purex cannot perform miracles though so be sure to wash strongly colored fabrics or new pieces of clothing a few times before trying. I mean, even I know that my new dark skinnies are going to need to go into the wash on their own!

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Spiked Cherry Limeade Cocktail Recipe

The Aladdin Home Entertaining Mason Jar Collection has lent itself to a bevy of beverages this past month. From a pineapple rum punch to a key lime mojito, these little cups have made sipping cocktails more fun. In case you missed it, I hosted a mason jar party a few weeks ago and featured a rum bar. I created (with the help of my husband!) several fruity concoctions that are perfect with a splash of rum. The last cocktail I have to share is this spiked cherry limeade. It’s sweet and it is super easy.

Spiked Cherry Limeade Cocktail Recipe

Spiked Cherry Limeade

Ingredients

  • 1 2 liter of Sprite
  • 2 cans of LaCroix Cúrate Cerise Limón (Cherry Lime)
  • 1 cup of Key Lime Juice
  • A few squeezes of MIO Black Cherry
  • Captain Morgan White Rum or light rum
  • Fresh key limes, sliced

Instructions

  1. Combine everything but the rum in a gallon pitcher or drink dispenser.
  2. Add 1 shot of light rum to your cocktail glass.
  3. Pour in the cherry limeade mix.
  4. Garnish with a fresh key lime wedge.
  5. Stir. Taste. Repeat.
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Cherry Limeade Cocktail

The recipe is a combination of materials we had on hand and our imaginations. I bought the LaCroix Cúrate Cerise Limón specifically to make a spiked cherry limeade…I just didn’t know what else to add to it. I knew that Sprite is an easy cocktail mixer, but my husband thought it needed a bit more cherry flavor. A few splashes of MIO made the drink come together! I’m sure you could omit the MIO (and perhaps even the Sprite), and you would still be left with a fruity rum beverage worthy of a paper umbrella.

Cherry Limeade Recipe

Add this cocktail to your next picnic or pool party!

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$25 Staples Gift Card Giveaway and Household Binder Kit

I’m excited to be teaming up with Mama’s Got It Together to giveaway a gift card to Staples and a digital household binder kit. I have used her products to create a blog planner, a household binder, and even a goals planner. Her items are designed to get you organized!

Printable Blog Planner
This month I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Staples & my Household Binder Setup Kit (which is a digital printables kit with over 65 sheets!)

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For more info on the Household Binder Setup Kit, take a look at it in the Etsy shop.

So about the giveaway-

It will run from 4/18/14-4/30/14

It is open to the US only

All entries will be verified!

The winner will be notified by email & will have 48 hours to respond before I go on to the next person.

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Get Inspired With New York Life’s My Uncle’s Gift

This post was sponsored by New York Life. Find out how New York Life can help you and your family Keep Good Going by visiting newyorklife.com/keepgoodgoing

Has anyone ever inspired you? 
Keep Good Going is about the idea of perpetuating the personal good that positively affects everyone in your life, like your family. It is the good that you want to pass onto others you care about–in big or small ways–because you know how it can positively shape their life experiences.
The Keep Good Going Life Lessons are welcome nuggets of wisdom and insight that are spawned from life experiences. These simple, yet profound, truths hold life together. They are personal good–about you and those close to you.
My Uncle’s Gift shares the story of a young boy’s dream to be a filmmaker that was inspired by a gift from his uncle. Have you ever been inspired to live out your dreams? 
I have to admit, as cheesy as this sound, that every day that I read my favorite writers and bloggers I’m inspired. I’m inspired to be a better writer, a better mom, and a more present friend and spouse. 
Do you see those two guys up there (and one hiding dog)? I do this for them. I work and create goals so that I can make them happier. I want to succeed so that my family can have more and do more. Don’t we all? I hope that in the near future I will be able to completely have a firm grasp on the future and all that it holds. I can only hope that I can reach my entrepreneur goals soon.
What are your dreams?

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Florida Blueberry Key Lime Pie Recipe

This post brought to you by Fresh From Florida. All opinions are 100% mine.

Here in Florida, we are blessed with fresh seasonal produce. As the seasons change and new fruits and vegetables become readily available, we are able to adjust our menus to savor the sweet flavors of Florida produce. Fresh blueberries are currently in season, and there is one recipe from Fresh From Florida in particular that I can’t wait to serve.

Key Lime Pie is a Florida staple and it happens to be my husband favorite’s indulgence. He loves visiting the Keys each year and bringing home a fresh Key Lime Pie. However, this recipe is a bit different. The Florida Blueberry Key Lime Pie has just the right amount of tart lime flavor with the sweet taste of blueberries.
Florida Blueberry Key Lime Pie Recipe
Ingredients:
Graham Cracker Crust
1½ cup finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 Tablespoons Florida sugar
Key Lime Pie Filling
14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup fresh squeezed Florida key lime juice
3 teaspoons of fresh key lime zest
Florida Blueberry Topping Ingredients
2 cups Florida blueberries
1/2 cup apricot jam
1/4 cup water
Directions:
Graham Cracker Crust Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar.
  • Stir ingredients to combine.  Press the graham mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9” pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.  Set aside.
Key Lime Pie Filling Preparation
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine condensed milk, egg yolks, key lime juice and key lime zest.
  • Use a whisk to make sure all ingredients are combined.  The combined ingredients will naturally thicken slightly.
  • Pour key lime pie filling mixture into the cooled graham cracker crust.
  • Bake pie for 10 to 15 minutes or until the pie looks almost set.
  • Remove pie from oven and let cool to room temperature.
  • Cover pie and place in the refrigerator as it is best served cold.
  • To serve, top pie with fresh whipped cream and slices of fresh key lime.
Florida Blueberry Topping Preparation 
  • Heat the apricot jam and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until completely melted.
  • Arrange blueberries in a single layer over the key lime pie.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush a layer of melted jam over the blueberries.
  • Let cool.
This pie sounds like the perfect afternoon dessert on a warm day. What do you think? What’s your favorite pie recipe?
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A Sanibel Island Sunset

Sometimes I work early and see the sunrise. Sometimes I stay late and catch the sunset. The way that my home and office are located gives me the opportunity to cross two bridges and see two islands. This lends itself to a spectacular commute if there are no cars. Side note: When there are cars, spring break traffic, or snowbirds…this commute is not my favorite thing to do. When I’m having a stressed out morning or a long day at work, sometimes it is nice to take a break and appreciate what I do have. I am incredibly lucky to live where I do and to have the opportunity to do the work that I do.

Sanibel Island

Last night I was driving home, and I wasn’t quite sure what my post was going to be for today. I knew I was going to post “pastel” images, an idea we came up with in the hopes that we would share our Easter decor. I actually haven’t decorated my home or even prepared an Easter basket for my kiddo yet (it’s coming though!), so when I saw that the sky was light blue with a hot pink sun setting…I knew I had to stop. This Sanibel Island sunset is stunning, but I’ve seen better. At certain parts of the year, the sunset is just blazing with color!

Sanibel Island Sunset

I was a bit too far away to really capture the true beauty of the evening, but this just inspires me to look for a nicer camera with a better lens! I loved how rocky the shore was, and the water was clear.

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