Eliminate Fruit Flies

Seriously, I can’t be the only one with this problem. I have tons of fruit flies in both my kitchen and bathroom. (Now, I couldn’t figure out why they were in the bathroom until a friend of mine informed me that they were probably coming up the sink!). I’ve been trying to get rid of these to no avail until I tried the Terro Fruit Fly trap.

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TERRO Fruit Fly Traps are designed to lure adult fruit flies, using a special non-toxic food-based liquid lure. Flies enter the trap can’t escape to continue breeding and multiplying. Fruit fly populations tend to be greatest in late summer and early fall as they infest fruits during the harvest season (which explains my house infestation).

It took less than 5 minutes to set up and I’m literally running to the store to buy more of them! That’s how well they work!

Zoku

Do your kids eat popsicles in the summer? Do you remember how much they cost and were trying to figure out how to make them at home? Well, I have found the perfect product for that!

Zoku is one of those items that you wonder why you didn’t think of. It is so simple yet so fun. Zoku is your quick pop maker. You literally put the orange container thing (or whatever color you chose for yours. Will’s favorite color is orange, and he loves popsicles) in your freezer. When you want a popsicle, you pull it out, put a plastic stick in, and pour in your juice. 7 – 9 minutes later you check on it, and you have a popsicle. Look –

It is seriously that easy! Zoku’s come in different sizes (1,2,3) which determine how many popsicles you can make at one time. My Zoku is just a single. However, on one freeze, I can make 3 popsicles. Since I only have 2 kids, that works out fine. :) We have used various juices, koolaid, and Gatorade to make popsicles, and they all turned out great. My kids loved watching the Zoku make their popsicles. You can literally watch the juice freeze (and as an adult, I’ll even admit to doing some watching). You can even make two flavor popsicles (but my kids were happy with one, so we stuck to that). I don’t have the character kit, but that allows you to put faces on your popsicles. Now, how cool is that?

I can only recommend the Zoku. It’s a must have product for the hot summer!

Progresso Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Janet F. Congrats!

I like soup especially here in Chicago in the winter time. Nothing is better to warm you up from the inside out and if it is low in calories, even better! Did you know that Progresso Soup can help curb your hunger, and it is available in 40 delicious flavors that have 100 calories or less? With hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, corn and rice, and flavor-packed vegetables like tomatoes, carrots, and peppers, Progresso Soup varieties offer a good source of fiber and a full serving of vegetables. I always feel like Progresso Soup is the “adult” soup on the market. It is filling. It is good and very flavorful. It is just an added plus that it is low in calories.

Now, to help kick off a new outlook on the New Year, Progresso is excited to announce the return of the “Souper You™ Debut” contest! From January 3rd through March 16th, you and your readers can visit Progresso on Facebook to enter for the chance to win a full makeover in New York City. Three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip for two to New York City from May 20th-22nd. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a two-night stay in an NYC hotel, a full makeover, a guided wardrobe shopping spree with a personal consultation at a New York City department store, and $1,000 in spending money. Once the 10 finalists are announced, you can visit Progresso on Facebook from March 30th through April 13th to vote for your favorite.

You can also visit the Facebook page to download a coupon for $1.00 off four (4) cans of Progresso Soup and to check out makeover videos provided by MyStyle.com and the Style Network. Be sure to also “Follow” Progresso on Twitter to keep up with the latest news from Progresso.

Since I have enjoyed the soup so much, I’ve arranged for one lucky reader to get a Progresso “Souper You Debut” gift pack that includes a VIP coupon for a free can of Progresso soup, as well as a yoga mat, water bottle, set of aerobic bands, sport headband and two sport wristbands.

Here’s what you need to do:

Tell me which flavor of Progresso soup you’d like to try!

These will give you one additional entry (for each thing):

1. Twitter about this contest. I’ve added a Tweet button at the top of this post to make it super easy to do too! Just let me know in the comments that you did. Also, you can do this daily!

2. Add this post to social media sites like Stumble, Digg, Kirtsy, Blogging Zoom, Reddit, Propeller, Etc. (1 extra entry per site)

3.  Like this post on Facebook (There is a like button at the beginning and the end of this post you can use).

4.  Add this to any forums you belong too. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.

5.  Comment on any other post on my blog.  Let me know which post.

Each of these will give you 5 entries:

1. Blog about this on your blog. Please give me the URL, so I can verify.
2. Subscribe to this blog using either my email or RSS feed
3. Add my badge to your sidebar:

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For 10 bonus entries:

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Good luck! This contest will end January 26th, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.

Progresso provided me with the free product, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.