Originally from Louisiana, I moved to Central Florida 23 years ago. I am now married to an Orlando-native and we have two young teens. I love everything Disney (especially their cupcakes), traveling around the state of Florida, cooking for my family, and trying craft beer.
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It's Spring in Florida--which is also linen season!  It really is the perfect fabric for warmer days. I own many pairs of linen pants and summer dresses.  The only problem -- the constant wrinkles!

Thankfully I was given a sample of Dryel to try, and I have to say, it literally changed my life. I no longer have to wait for pieces to get back from the dry cleaners -- or spend minutes frantically ironing to get out of the door on time.  

Let's back up.  In the past, I would wash on delicate and then lightly dry my linen clothing.  The result--tons of wrinkles!  I would get frustrated and not wear my favorite pants.  Or I would collect a pile of clothes to bring to the cleaners that would sit in my closet for weeks. 

Now y'all know how much I am in the kitchen.  I love to cook and bake.  I also love a fresh clean kitchen, but every once in a while I find a funky smell coming from the garbage disposal.  I have tried vinegar, ice cubes and lemon slices, but still haven't found a method that works...until now!

I was recently sent a sample of Arm & Hammer Garbage Disposal Cleaner which cleans and deodorizes your disposal with the power of baking soda, leaving behind a fresh citrus scent.  Arm & Hammer is a brand that I trust so I was excited to try this baking soda product. 

One package contains 12 beads. Each bead is roughly the size of a marble. The beads are packed with POWER--and leave behind a refreshing citrus scent that I love. 

Did I mention how easy it is to use the product? The three simple steps that takes less than 90 seconds.  1. Run the disposal with a full stream of water for one full minute.  
2. Turn off disposal and reduce water pressure to a light stream.  
3. Drop in bead and turn disposal back on for 15 seconds.  

Best of all, the fresh scent lasts for hours. No more funky smell.  You can use the beads as often as you want, although twice a week seems to work best for my needs. Arm & Hammer Garbage Disposal Cleaner is available at Amazon, Albertson's and other major retailers. 

 Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Buc-ee’s, home of the world’s cleanest bathrooms, freshest food and friendliest beaver, will unveil its newest travel center in Daytona Beach, Florida, on March 22, 2021. Doors will open at 6 a.m. EST, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony co-hosted by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce will follow at 11 a.m. EST. The celebration will be attended by local leaders and community members including Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Nancy Keefer and Chairman of the Board Leonard Marinaccio III. 

Introducing Buckley the Highland Cow and Ralphy the Goat: A True Story about Kindness, Friendship, and Being Yourself [978-1-64604-028-5, $12.95, Ulysses Press] by Renee Rutledge and Leslie Ackerman, a full-color children’s book that tells the charming story of Buckley, an orphaned cow, and his best friend Ralphy, as they overcome barnyard bullying and loneliness to reveal the power of resilience, diverse friendships, and loving who you are!

When a baby highland cow named Buckley suddenly finds himself all alone at a brand-new farm with no other cows, surrounded by unfamiliar, unfriendly faces, he isn’t sure what to do. However, friends come from unlikely places!

Ralphy decides to take Buckley under his wing. Different in every way, they quickly become best friends. Buckley soon learns that a loving, supportive farmyard family can come in all shapes and sizes.

With adorable photographs of Insta-famous Buckley (@buckleythehighlandcow) and beautiful illustrations, this unforgettable real-life story of childhood resilience will inspire kids of all ages to overcome tough social situations and thrive.