Monday, October 17, 2011

Shaklee Basic H Review and Giveaway {multiple winners!}

Recently I was asked to review a product called Basic H2.  It is a product by the Shaklee company.  I had never heard of the product nor the company until I was sent my sample.  To be honest I laughed a little when I saw the small capsule that came in the mail.  I was expecting a larger package.  However, after reading the information on the packaging I realized that that tiny capsule would actually make 2-16oz bottles of cleaner. 

Not only did it make 2 bottles, but this super cleaner has the ability to basically clean my whole house.

According to the website it can clean...
Barbecue grill grunge, Sticky countertops, Muddy doggie prints, Greasy pans, Crayoned walls, Splattered tomato sauce on stovetops, Kitchen appliances, Bathroom fixtures, Streaks on windows, Dusty tables, Adhesive residue, Microwave mishaps, Patio furniture, Wooden decks, Chrome lighting fixtures, Spotty silverware, Spilled juice, Water-marked windshields, Shoe track marks, Grimy toilets, Remote controls, Filthy volleyballs, Dirty gym bags, Refrigerator inside and out, Steering wheels, Dusty ceiling fans, Chandeliers, Telephones, Banisters, Fingerprints on bathroom mirror, Greasy kitchen sinks, Chocolate on kitchen walls, Coffee mug rings on tabletops, Pizza dough on countertops, Dog slobber on glass doors, Veggie drawers, and more.

Not only does that pretty much cover EVERYTHING inside the house, but it has many uses outside.  I wanted to test it out and I found that they were true to their word. 

Not only did it clean the crayon off my walls, but my banister was pretty nasty and it cleaned it up good as new. 

I didn't take a picture of everything I cleaned with the cleaner, but I will say that I was happy with the product.  The very first thing I cleaned was my bathroom.  I will be honest.  When I clean my bathroom I love the fresh scent to the cleaner that I usually use.  The one thing with the Shaklee Basic H2 is that it is unscented.  Many people would probably like this feature.  Myself on the otherhand, am not used to cleaning with out a scent.  So subconciously I thought it was not cleaning.  However, it cleaned very well.  No streaks and residue left on the countertops or the toilet.  All bathroom odors were eliminated,  so that was a plus.  I will just have to get over the minor issue of no scent.  I guess that just means I can put a scentsy in their and I won't get the mixture of Autumn Harvest and Bathroom Cleaner.  That is a Bonus!

After researching a little bit I found out some pretty cool facts.

This little 16 oz bottle creates an unbelievable 48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, all purpose cleaner.
1 bottle of Basic H2 equals the cleaning uses of 5,824 bottles of 26 oz. Windex®*
Depending on your cleaning needs the concentrate can be diluted differently.
For all-purpose cleaning:
Add 1/4 tsp. to 16 oz. of water.
For windows and mirrors:
Add 1-2 drops to 16 oz. of water.
For degreasing:
Add 1 1/2 tsp. to 16 oz. of water.
For bigger jobs, add 2 oz. to 1 gallon of water.

Not only is this a great little cleaner it is Non-toxic, Natural, and Biodegrable.

Shaklee has other products that look just as great to use as the Basic H.  If you would like to learn more about Basic H and other great Shaklee products please visit Andrea's website.

Would you like to try Basic H out for yourself?  Andrea has offered to giveaway some samples so you can make up 2 of your own bottles of Basic H. 

How to Enter:
Visit Andrea's Shaklee website and tell me what other product you would like to try.

For more entries:
1. Follow my blog
2.  Blog about this giveaway and leave a link.
3. Share on Facebook
4.  Tweet about this giveaway.

This giveaway will end November 1st, 2011 at 11pm PST.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

There is a Monster in Our Toilet

Halloween is soon approaching.  I love this time of year.  Mostly becuase I love fall and the lead into The Most Wonderful Time of Year...yes I will say it CHRISTMAS!  Razy and I had all our fall decor up 2 days before October 1st.  We have fall and Halloween stuff in the living room and dining.  I am slowly finding crafts and other fun decor.  When I came across the Toilet Monster I knew I had to do it. 

All I did was take a piece of blank newspaper print and taped it to the toilet.  Then I made a template by freehanding Mr. Monster.  I cut it out and then use that as my guide for my vinyl.  I cut him out of the vinyl and placed him in his new home.  Hopefully monsters like living in toilets because with 2 little boys I know I wouldn't want too. 

Oh So Cute Hair Accessories

Last night I stayed up pretty late playing around with ribbon.  I found some cute hair clips on pinterest and google and decided to try my luck at making them.  They didn't have instructions so I jut made it up as I went.  I think they turned out pretty cute.

Butterfly hair clip: found one similar on google and made up my own.

Cupcake Hair Clip:  The one I found on pinterest had different frosting.  I think I like the way mine turned out a little better.  It was easier to make too.

Soccer Hair Clips:  I can't wait for Razy to wear these at for her next soccer game.  I think they turned out pretty cute.  I got the idea from pinterest.

Strawberry Bows:  I didn't make these last night, but thought I would share them again.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Strawberry Bow Winner!

Thanks to all those who entered my giveaway for Razy's Birthday.  She had a wonderful day.  Here are a couple pictures of the day.
I will be posting the strawberry filling I did for this cake over on my cake blog

Now onto the winner of these cute little bows.
I have notified her.  Thanks again for playing and wishing Razy a Happy Birthday!