Give the gift of music with the portable JBL Charge 2 Speakers

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Isn’t it fun to gift something to someone that isn’t expecting to receive anything AND its something you know they’ll jump up and down in excitement over? Last week I had the pleasure of doing just that, Thanks to the great folks over at JBL.

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The JBL Charge 2 Speakers is a small, portable wireless speaker that can connect to your phone, iPad etc, and play the music you have on your playlists. Don’t let it’s size fool you – the moment I gave it a try to see what it sounded like it and it totally blew me away! I knew right away that it was the perfect gift for my husband.

As a longtime music lover, music major in college AND avid guitarist, I knew he’d be head over heels in love with this tiny little device. I decided to surprise him with it when he got home from work the other day. I didn’t want to wrap it up, I thought it would be more fun to just say.. “I have a surprise for you!” and start it up.

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I placed it inconspicuously on our decorated mantel knowing that he wouldn’t notice it right away when he got home. As soon as he sat down in his chair for his after-work unwind session, I looked over at him with a goofy smile and sing-song tone I told him, “I have a surprise for you!!” He shot me a confused look as if he was about to hear news he wouldn’t like and that’s when I started the speaker conveniently from my iPad, on the opposite side of the room from where it was located.

Blasting out “Jingle Bells” at top volume his face turned to that of surprise and shouted “What is THAT?” over the booming sound of the crystal clear music. Pointing towards the mantel at the tiny speakers, he immediately knew what it was and held it up to marvel at it. “Is this ours?” he asked with a big smile and I said, “No, its yours.. Merry Christmas!”

I scored some mega-brownie points there! That aside, it was a pleasure to give the man I love something I knew he would truly love and appreciate.

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He spent the rest of his evening reading the user manual while playing his own favorites from his iPad. He learned that it was able to do so much more than just play music – it can also be a hands free speakerphone for your mobile AND charge it too!

Be sure to check it out over at JBL.com – they are offering FREE SHIPPING and returns for the holiday season. You can even choose it to be another color if you wish! There’s also a handy dandy holiday gift guide put together by JBL so you can get a look at all their products based on your criteria. 

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Do you have a music lover in your family? Try entering the giveaway below for your chance to win one! 

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WIN a CottageCare® House Cleaning Session GIVEAWAY and Enjoy a break from house cleaning for the holidays!

I received a visit from CottageCare® House cleaning in exchange for writing about their fabulous services and hosting a giveaway.

Between working, cooking, taking care of the kids, going to Christmas parties &  shopping for presents - who has time to clean? House Cleaning is still a necessary chore, and I do it as best I can – only it doesn’t always get done as well as it should. There’s only so much time in one given day, so what’s a mom to do?

Running a house is a lot like running a business, from balancing a checkbook to micro managing littles, it can be exhausting – especially when you already have a job! Slowly, I’m beginning to realize that my little business definitely needs to outsource some jobs to help me maintain sanity. The first one that comes to mind is Cleaning!

I had the pleasure of getting a visit from CottageCare® House cleaning services here in the Plano area, and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with the job they have done. I’ve had other cleaning services before that charge you a ton of money, stay for 90 minutes and give your home a lick and a prayer. Because they stay on a limited timeframe, they miss key elements that I wish would have been cleaned. CottageCare® will get on their hands and knees and polish your furniture.

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They’ll even make your bed too!

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What I loved the most about my CottageCare® experience is that they stayed for as long as it took to make sure everything looked showroom perfect. They arrived on time, brought their own cleaning tools and got to work immediately. It makes me happy to know that my house will be spotless in time for my husband to get home. All I have to worry about is making something delicious in the slow cooker and he’ll be thrilled. It can have its advantages to keep your husband happy at this time of year!

Do you live in the Plano / Allen / Richardson area? Win a CottageCare® cleaning session by entering the giveaway below! (Value of $149.95)

 

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Steel Meister Spot Cleaner is my secret to flawless stainless steel kitchen appliances

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Meister Cleaners. All opinions are 100% mine.

When you have a small child, everything comes with a side order of fingerprints and a layer of stickiness at about waist level. So if you have a stainless steel fridge, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to keep clean when you have little people pulling it open over and over. Even without kids, we adults can easily mess things up especially when we are cooking and moving between the fridge, stove, microwave & sink. That being said, I think I have found the secret to keeping stainless steel flawless looking. As a mom and blogger of food, I use my stove and microwave combo quite abit.

Recently, I managed to mess up the door handle pretty badly when making my chocolate pie, so I thought it would be a good time to wipe it down with Meister Cleaners Spot Cleaner to get it looking normal again. I used a microfiber cloth and sprayed some of the Steel Meister Spray on it and set to work polishing up my microwave door. I picked up this spray bottle of at Home Depot, in the appliance dept.

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Steel meister has so many reasons for me to love it.. my biggest reasons are because:

  • It does not have a funky odor when you spray it
  • It leaves an effortless ‘new & shinny’ sheen after you finish using it
  • You’re not just limited to using it on your stainless steel kitchen appliances -Try using it on your outdoor grill, automotive trim or light fixtures.

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After putting in a little elbow grease, The microwave shined so bright with not a fingerprint in sight! My 5 year old microwave now looks brand new again and I couldn’t be happier about it.

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So that’s what I like to use on the microwave and stove.. On the sink, I use Steel Meister’s Spot Cleaner to remove tough stains.

The best RX for stainless steel - Meisters Stainless Steel Spot Cleaner When you have a small child, everything comes with a side order of fingerprints and a layer of stickiness at about waist level. So if you have a stainless steel fridge, I can't imagine how difficult it must be to keep clean when you have little people pulling it open over and over. Even without kids, we adults can easily mess things up especially when we are cooking and moving between the fridge, stove, microwave & sink. That being said, I think I have found the secret to keeping stainless steel flawless looking. As a mom and blogger of food, I use my stove and microwave combo quite abit. Recently, I managed to mess up the door handle pretty badly when making my chocolate pie, so I thought it would be a good time to wipe it down with Steel Meister Spot Cleaner to get it looking normal again.   I used a microfiber cloth and sprayed some of the Steel Meister Spray on it and set to work polishing up my microwave door.   The best RX for stainless steel - Meisters Stainless Steel Spot Cleaner  The best RX for stainless steel - Meisters Stainless Steel Spot Cleaner  After putting in a little elbow grease, The microwave shined so bright with not a fingerprint in sight! My 5 year old microwave now looks brand new again and I couldn't be happier about it.  The best RX for stainless steel - Meisters Stainless Steel Spot Cleaner  I also got tried the Steel Meister's spot cleaner on a rusty spot that's been bugging me at the sink. Again, I sprayed the towel got to work...  The best RX for stainless steel - Meisters Stainless Steel Spot Cleaner  The best RX for stainless steel - Meisters Stainless Steel Spot Cleaner  And now it looks perfect - No more rusty spots!  The best RX for stainless steel - Meisters Stainless Steel Spot Cleaner

Kitchen sinks can see a lot of action and take the most abuse. Mine looks pretty good, however there’s this rusty spot that occurred somehow – my guess is that it came from a steel wool soap pad that was left there too long. So I decided to put the Steel Meister’s spot cleaner to work and see what it could do….

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I love Steel Meister Spot cleaner because it is great for so many reasons…

  • It removes dirt, grease, grime, water spots and any other unpleasantness that gets stuck to the kitchen sink.
  • I love that it restores your stainless steel surface to a factory new look.
  • Use it in conjunction with the steel meister spray as a pre-cleaner!

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And now it looks perfect – No more rusty spots! Learn more about what Steel Meister can do for you by visiting the Meister Facebook Page

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Like these 2 products? There’s also ANOTHER 2 that I didn’t show you.. Try looking for Stone Meister and Range Meister

Stone Meister is ideal for natural stone—polished granite, marble, soap stone, slate, polished concrete, other water-tolerant counter surfaces. Its great to have around the kitchen because it:

  • cleans, polishes without streaking
  • food safe
  • safe for all coated surfaces—won’t affect sealers
  • biodegradable
  • environmentally friendly

Range Meister knocks out dirt with one powerful punch. Going deeper than conventional cleaners can reach, Range Meister soaks down to drive out burnt-on/baked-on food, grease and grime lodged beneath the surface—then buffs your glass or ceramic cooktop to a protective shine.

  • cleans deep beneath the surface
  • removes burnt-on/baked-on food
  • polishes and protects
  • no residue, streaks or scratching

So how would you like the chance to win a brand new stainless steel fridge? I know I would!! Sign up on the giveaway widget below for your chance to win $2,000 to use towards a brand new Stainless Refrigerator!

Contest ends on December 31st, the winner will be announce in the Meister Cleaners website on January 5th

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