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8 Tips For a Quick and Easy Laundry Routine

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8 Tips For a Quick and Easy Laundry Routine

8 Tips For a Quick and Easy Laundry Routine

  1. Wash clothing daily. Some people use hampers and wash the dirty clothes once each person’s hamper is full, but I find it easiest to take dirty clothing to the washer daily. My kids know that every night they need to bring their clothes to the laundry room.
  2. Don’t let clothes sit in the washing machine. I used to be guilty of this. I would wash clothes at night and then forget to move them over to the dryer. When clothes sit in the washing machine they get smelly and then you need to re-wash it. You can save a lot of time and money by setting a reminder that you have clothes in the wash!
  3. Fold clothes right out of the dryer. Don’t let your clothes sit in the dryer or leave clean, unfolded clothes sitting in a laundry basket waiting to be folded.
  4. Separate folded clothes into each person’s laundry basket right away! This goes with #3. In one step, I fold the clothes right out of the dryer and separate them into a laundry basket designated to each family member.
  5. Teach kids from an early age to put away their own clothing. My kids have learned to put away their own clothes. Putting away clothes is my least favorite thing to do.
  6. Have kids put away clothes frequently. There’s nothing worse than a big pile of clothes to put away. My kids put their clothes away several times a week so it isn’t overwhelming.
  7. Use towels and sweatshirts more than once. I was doing a ton of laundry and I realized most of it was towels. I installed a hook in each child’s closet so they can reuse their bath towels a few times before we wash them. This cuts down the laundry so much!
  8. Use Premium Faultless Starch for things that need ironed! My husband has a lot of dress shirts and pants for work that need to be ironed each week. Faultless Premium will keep your clothes looking new and by looking your best, you will perform your best. You can’t go to work all wrinkled! Unlike other starch, the Faultless Premium bottle won’t clog, flake or stick. Faultless Premium can be purchased in the laundry aisle of major retailers. Click to find a store near you that carries Faultless, before you head to store print this Faultless Premium Coupon!

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Tropical Fruit Pizzas

“I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received an OshKosh B’Gosh gift card to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

It has been raining a lot here in Iowa and we’ve had many baseball games and events cancelled because of it. My kids absolutely do not like rainy days spent inside but I try to find fun things for us to do indoors. Every week I have each child pick a snack or dessert to help me make for the family. This gives us something to do on those rainy days and gives them responsibility and some fun one-on-one time.

This week Priscilla chose dessert pizza. We made these semi-homemade pizzas with store-bought sugar cookies, but you could make your own as well. We made these extra tasty with a pineapple glaze and shredded coconut. We like to call them Tropical fruit pizzas! These are definitely a summer treat.

Tropical Fruit Pizzas

Luckily, the rain doesn’t last for long here and most of the summer days end up sunny so the kids can at least get outside for a little bit. As you can tell from the photos Priscilla was excited to get outside!

I love the versatility of OshKosh clothing and how it’s comfortable enough for a rainy day spent inside, a play date at the park or even dressy enough to go somewhere special, especially the tunics and leggings.

Tunic and leggings from OshKosh B'Gosh

I remember those cute baby OshKosh B’Gosh overalls I had for my son many years ago. I didn’t realize OshKosh had some fashionable looks beyond the traditional style I remember and they go up to both boys and girls up to size 12!

Tunic and Leggings from OshKosh B'Gosh #HelloSummerFun

Tropical Fruit Pizzas
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Ingredients
  • 1 dozen sugar cookies (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 cups assorted fruit
  • shredded coconut to taste
  • Frosting:
  • (1) 8 oz. package of cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Glaze:
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together in a mixer until combined.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and cornstarch into a bowl.
  3. Heat a small saucepan over medium high heat and add the water and fruit juices. Whisk in the sugar and cornstarch and bring to a boil. Boil for about one minute until thickened. Let the pineapple glaze cool for a few minutes in the fridge.
  4. Spread the frosting on each of the cookies, top with the sliced fruit and drizzle a little glaze on each cookie.

 

Tropical Fruit Pizzas. Topped with a yummy pineapple glaze and shredded coconut

Don’t know if there is an OshKosh B’Gosh store near you? Check out this store locater and be sure to print this 25% off coupon below before you head out to buy some fashionable summer outfits.

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What is Pitaya?

What is Pitaya and why is it good for you?

Pitaya aka dragonfruit is a fruit of the cactus species that was discovered centuries ago in Central America. Now you can find the fruit in many countries across the world, but it is totally underused in the US! This superfruit is full of antioxidants, fiber, Magnesium and Vitamin B’s.

You may not find dragonfruit in your grocery store, so these Pitaya Plus smoothie packs make things super easy. These superfruit smoothie packs are 100% raw, usda organic, non gmo verified pitaya. No sugar is added to these packs and they are vegan, kosher, gluten and dairy free!

Pitaya Plus Smoothie Packs

I was sent a few of these smoothie packs, but as soon as I heard about them I knew I wanted to post.

You guys know I’m all about social good, right?

I added Pitaya Plus to my list of 150+ social good and fair trade companies. Pitaya’s goal is to create new employment opportunities in areas where they are most needed. Pitaya Plus hires single mothers to help process the fruit, in an effort to make a positive impact in the communities in which they operate. They pay them above minimum wage, and help contribute to their social security. Pitaya Plus works directly with the farmers and producers to ensure they have proper working conditions.

Pitaya Plus is commited to bringing you products in a socially, environmentally responsible and sustainable way. I love supporting brands that commit to these causes. You can purchase Pitaya Plus here! They are also available in Sprouts stores nationwide.

Pitaya Smoothie bowl.

Pitaya Smoothie Bowl
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Ingredients
  • 2 Pitaya Plus Smoothie Packs
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 4 oz apple juice
  • Top with chia seeds, toasted coconut and fruit
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Top the smoothie bowl with chia seeds, toasted coconut and fresh fruit.