Dirty Dishes Don’t Stand a Chance Against Cascade Platinum Party #2 #cascadeshiningreviews #DDDivas #sponsored

“This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.”

I had such a blast hosting my first Cascade Platinum party (read about it here) that I just could not wait to invite my family and friends over for a second one! This time I knew exactly what I would serve….my famous french toast bake! I wanted to switch things up a bit from my usual party foods and a breakfast served at supper seemed like a great idea! I also prepared some bacon and link sausage and of course another pan of brownies because chocolate goes great with everything right?


As soon as we were finished I gave each of my guests a demonstration of how well the Cascade Platinum works by loading everything right into the dishwasher. Their faces were priceless since they all know how OCD I can be about cleanliness! Several were concerned with where all of the food would end up and wondered if this would shorten the life of my dishwasher. I explained to them that dishwashers have a built in garbage disposal right in the bottom that works very similar to a sink disposal (something I learned while preparing for my first party).

I also wanted them to see that Cascade Platinum was actually designed to work better when food is left on the dishes because the enzymes in Cascade Platinum are designed to attach themselves to food particles, breaking them down so that they can be easily washed away! Pre-rinsing your dishes removes the food leaving the enzymes nothing to attach to. It even works on the stuck on food dishes that have been left out from the meal the night before. I know this has happened to even me at one time or another! Afterwards I sent each of them home with a package of Cascade Platinum along with a bottle of rinse aid so they too can can experience how powerful this combination can be together.

Cascade Platinum and Rinse Aid have made my life so much easier and I know each time I empty the dishwasher, my dishes will be sparkly clean! I spend much less time in the kitchen these days and can actually sit down and enjoy my guests after a meal. Do you have an experience to share? Then head on over to the Cascade website and leave a short review of Cascade Platinum including the hashtag #CascadeShiningReviews. One reviewer will win a Kitchen Aid Dishwasher!

“This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.”

Face toning and body sculpting

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

If you could spend 10 to 30 minutes a day to have more youthful skin, would you? That was a question I asked myself when I decided to review a Bright Therapy Ion-Duo 2 in 1 ultra-high frequency Sonic massager for face toning and body sculpting weight loss. There are a few things I want to stress about the massager.

Bright Therapy Ion-Duo 2 in 1 ultra-high frequency Sonic massager for face toning and body sculpting weight loss

I’ve been using the massager on my face and my chin and I wish I had started using it on other areas of my body at the same time. I love the results I’ve gotten from the massager and although I don’t look 20 again (shoot), the micro-vibrations are definitely helping to stimulate and firm my face and neck. Starting next week, I’m going to start using it on my lower abdomen and thighs. As I already mentioned, I wish I had started out using it on all of my problem areas because I would feel better about putting on a swimsuit by now.

Bright Therapy Ion-Duo 2 in 1 ultra-high frequency Sonic massager for face toning and body sculpting weight loss

By the end of summer, I am confident I will not only look better in a swimsuit, I will have more confidence thanks to my Sonic massager. Because of everything going on these past few months, I was not able to use the massager on a daily basis or I’d have even better results. Of that I feel sure. Now that life is getting back to normal for me, I plan to use the massager every single day.

Bright Therapy Ion-Duo 2 in 1 ultra-high frequency Sonic massager for face toning and body sculpting weight loss

Not only does this massager help with fat areas, it can help stimulate recovery from illness and injury (I wish I had tried this while healing from the two surgeries I had, I was beginning to think I was never going to heal from my last surgery; talk about a frightening time). That’s okay though, I have it now and plan to use it after my next and hopefully final surgery, for awhile. This device is easy to keep clean, I only have to wash off the stainless steel head, dry it off and store it back in the box it arrived in.

Bright Therapy Ion-Duo 2 in 1 ultra-high frequency Sonic massager for face toning and body sculpting weight loss

Again, now that you know how easy it is, if you could spend 10 to 30 minutes a day to have more youthful skin, easily and painlessly, would you?


Bright Therapy Ion-Duo 2 in 1 ultra-high frequency

Bright Therapy Ion-Duo 2 in 1 ultra-high frequency

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Threadz Make a Beanie & Make a Purse Kits and the Original DoodleArt…..Holiday Shoppers Gift Guide 2013

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Are you ready to start shopping for those little ones on your Christmas list?? My daughter use to sit in front of the television with her notepad and pen and every s.i.n.g.l.e. toy commercial that came on, she would add that toy to her Christmas list. I’m talking every toy here, it didn’t matter if it was for boys, girls, babies….it went on the list! Needless to say, I was always happy to mail that list to “Santa” each year, so she would forget what was on it!

She’s a tween this year and I seriously think she is picking up on my craftiness. She has started making her own jewelry and piecing clothes together for her Barbie’s. Last year, I found her a couple of different “make your own jewelry sets” to put under the Christmas tree. This year she will be receiving Threadz “Make a Purse Kit” and “Threadz Make a Beanie Kit” as Christmas gifts. Threadz has one more kit, the “Make a Scarf Kit”. I am going to hold off on giving her the make a scarf kit until her birthday to keep her hands occupied all year long!


Threadz are kid friendly weaving and hooking kits that come with everything included to create fabulous and/or funky accessories. The looms can be used again and again, to keep up the creativity process. They are recommended for children ages 6+, but of course at that age they would need a good bit of help. The directions are very clear for designing the accessories which can be made in as little as 2 hours. I cannot wait to see the amazing little things she will come up with! Not only will she be able to design her own fashionable accessories, she will also be able to make gifts for all of her little friends!


Another gift she will be receiving this year is the Original DoodleArt. My girly will draw and color on any and everything, even the back of a receipt if that is the only paper she can find. I have a feeling this will keep her little hands occupied for quite a while (up to 70 hours of creative coloring)! It is a 24 X 34 black and white poster board with 12 non-toxic, washable color markers included. DoodleArt comes in full size and mini posters with a wide variety of scenes to choose from. Each DoodleArt poster set comes with the markers included and would make an excellent gift for children ages 8+.

Both the Original DoodleArt and the Threadz are distributed by PlaSmart. PlaSmart focuses on toys that develop motor and dexterity skills, balance, creative and imaginative play, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills and, of course, entertainment. They specialize in many simple and smart, toys and games. To learn more about the many toys and games available, visit PlaSmart today and/or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. All 3 of these toys are featured in our Holiday Shoppers Gift Guide 2013.

Tmart.com….a Leading E-Marketplace for Gifts Galore!

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Are you looking for some really cool and unique gift items this year?? Well look no further because I found an amazing e-marketplace that I just know you will find something for everyone at! Tmart.com is a leading e-marketplace in the consumer products industry offering customers a wide product selection, competitive pricing, superior customer service and pre-sale & after-sales services.

Tmart.com has everything you could want from cool gadgets, cell phones, consumer electronics, LED flashlight, car accessories, phone accessories, computer accessories, game accessories, security cameras, home and garden, apparel, toys, sports, tools and even appliances to Holiday gifts. All in one convenient marketplace, with excellent customer service and with worldwide free shipping, you will never have to fight the mall crowds again!!

I wanted to try two of their products to show you the wide variety of items they carry. The first one I wanted to tell you about is the Water Glow Power Rainfall Changing LED Flash Light Bathroom Top Shower Head. This shower head was only $11.91 and it features 7 gradually changing lights. It is also a water saving shower head with a wide variety of sprays available. This will be perfect in my tween-aged daughter’s shower with the super cool ambiance of the changing lights.

It’s like having a party in the shower!


The second item I chose was a Cabernet Wine Bottle Shaped Soft Dreamy Towel in the color Cabernet. It retails for only $6.50 and is such a unique throw in idea for gift baskets. I love to put together girly baskets filled with bath essentials for teachers, friends, etc. This wine bottle shaped towel is an actual soft cotton towel perfect for bathing and drying the face or hands. It adds such a unique touch to a gift basket as opposed to just putting a towel inside it.


I was amazed at how items the Tmart.com e-marketplace carries. There truly is something for everyone on your Christmas list! The very low prices and free shipping actually makes it easier to stay home and do most of your Christmas shopping online. There are stocking stuffers galore, some starting at just 1 cent. No joking and that’s free shipping too! While searching for stocking stuffers I found 3200 items all at $1.99 and under! And that is only a tiny dent in the amount of products they carry!

And if you looking to make some extra cash, they also have a wholesale center where you can purchase in bulk for re-sale purposes. This would be great for anyone looking to supplement their income or to put a little extra cash in their pocket.

Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer with LED light by ToiletTree Products

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Have you ever noticed those pesky little hairs poking out of someone’s ears? Not exactly attractive huh? How about those nose hairs that decide to multiply 10 times over and grow outward? Ear wax can actually build up in all that ear hair and can eventually cause problems with hearing. My hubby unfortunately has a problem with ear hair. Guess who had to get in there and do all that trimming for him, since he couldn’t see in there to do it himself?? I am here to tell you, I will do a lot of things for my hubby, but this was one thing that I really despised doing for him.


I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was when Terri asked me to review a Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer with LED light by ToiletTree Products! I couldn’t wait for my husband to get from from work and give this baby a whirl!


Product details:

  • Our water resistant design allows for you to use this trimmer in the shower and makes for an easy rinse off.
  • Our trimmer body is made of high quality steel. Not cheap plastic.
  • Bright LED light is a huge help when trying to find those hard to reach hairs.
  • Stainless steel high quality blades provide you with a clean smooth cut
  • Backed by a lifetime replacement warranty.

My husband is a hard person to buy gifts for and I wish I had known about this before I was contacted because this would have made the perfect gift for him. It is water resistant and can be used right there in the shower which is where he shaves his beard anyway. He loves that it doesn’t pull on his hair like my scissors would, which makes it a much more comfortable task for him. It comes with a bright LED light for finding those otherwise hard to reach hairs. The rotary cutting system allows hairs to enter the trimmer tip from the top and also from the sides which is very helpful for stray hairs not only in the nose but also on the eyebrows, beard and ears.


It only uses 1 AA battery and came backed with a lifetime warranty. In fact ToiletTree Products always stand 100% behind their products and customers and will never put a time limit on that. Not too many companies can say they do the same! The Nose & Ear Trimmer retail for only $17.95 making it a very affordable yet useful gift for any man on your Christmas list!

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