Thursday, August 29, 2013

YouTube's 10 guides and tips for going back to school

It's time for school again but no need to fret or stress out about getting school supplies because YouTube has the top ten guides and tips for going back to school.  I know going back to school shopping can be overwhelming I have two boys and I'm overwhelmed sometimes trying to juggle shopping lists.  Here are some good tips and guidelines to follow.

Get sorted with everything from school supplies to study habits with YouTube’s edu, beauty and fashion gurus. Here are 10 ways to get ready for the year ahead, with the advice of some pros.

1. Where to start with school supplies?
It can be a bit overwhelming to work out what you need and where to get it from. Don’t worry--these gurus have you covered. Have a look at StilaBabe09Make up by MandyMama Mia Makeup and beauty is good for hacks, ideas and awesome supplies.

2. Study like a boss
Now’s the perfect time to get ahead on your study routine. It won’t be long before you’re back on the old ABCs (or much worse!). YouTube gurus have great ideas for studying and memorization - take a look at Macbby11’s thoughts on the subject.

3. All locked up: Organization 101
With everything happening at the start of the school year, it’s easy to forget how to get organized. ThankfullyStilaBabe09 and MacBarbie07 have you covered with awesome ways to get your locker into shape. What’s more motivating than a cute locker to see in between classes?

4. Get a private tutor for free
From calculating Pi with real pies to a crash course in world history, there are more than 1,000 education channels in YouTube's Education category, comprising over 850,000 individual videos. Check out lessons, tips and tricks to make Spanish your amigo and to doodle your way to straight As.

5. What’s in your backpack?
So you’ve got your outfit, and your school supplies, but what about your backpack? That’s Heart has some good tips for things to remember to pack, Ava Allan has some great advice on choosing a backpack, and AllyCutie95decorates hers beautifully. You’re indecisive no longer! Game on, September.

6. What to wear? Wardrobe--check!
It can be tough to work out what to wear each day. Take any stress out of coming up with ideas by sneaking a peek at the experts. My Life as EvaMake up by Mandy and Clothes Encounters have got some great mix and match ideas for you.

7. Wall organizer and desk accessories
It’s a known fact: a neat, pretty workspace will make you want to hit the books even harder. So don’t delay: check out Anne or Shine and Paper Pastels for some awesome tips for shaping up your space for the school year.

8. Getting techie with it
One of the things you might need to think about at school is buying a new laptop, and it can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, SourceFedNERD has gone and done the research and they can tell you what to look for and what you might need. Phew!

9. Hairstyles, served up on a plait
Wanting a bit of inspiration after the summer holiday? These hair gurus have you all plaited, braided and stitched up. The imaginative gurus Lilith MoonAndrea’s Choice and Cute Girls Hairstyles have ideas aplenty, with summer ‘dos looking oh-so-easy.

10. College advice
Advice on colleges can be super tricky. Sometimes it helps to hear about other people’s experiences--you can turn to gurus like Leigh Ann Says and Sarah Belle and see what they recommend and advise in your college years. If you’re kicking off your college experience, here’s our guide to making it a smooth transition to campus life.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

FELS-NAPTHA Laundry Bar Review and Giveaway!

According to Purex: "Purex Fels-Naptha is a powerful laundry bar that works overtime to remove greasy, oily stains, perspiration, and ring-around-the-collar."

As a Purex Insider, when I heard of this laundry bar, I really wanted a chance to review this.  So I was excited when Purex chose me to review and check this out.  First of all, I received this product for an honest review but all opinions are 100% my own. Ok, now down to business.  First of all, I didn't know what to expect and when this product came in the mail .  I tried it today the results were amazing!  I do have to tell you honestly that I wasn't crazy about the scent - however, you should decide for yourself -  maybe its me :). My husband, who loves cooking for me (I know I'm lucky), does seem to attract little grease spots on his clothes during the culinary process.  I have tried several different stain products with no avail so I thought I would give this a try - not only was I happy with the results..but, hallelujah, I found something to make his clothes once again grease free - that, my friends, is not an easy task...

For my Minta's Creations readers I have 3 coupons for 3 winners to try this product absolutely free!

Here is a grease spot that I tackled!

Here is a close up..see not very pretty :)

Pre-wash: Here is where I rubbed the Fels-Naptha bar on the stain

Out of the dryer: Voila! Look at the results...amazing!!!

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Friday, August 16, 2013


Kroger Free Friday Downloads
I got a chance to be involved in the campaign of the Kroger Free Friday Downloads because I'm a member of the BzzAgent.  I really loved this campaign.  It's really awesome to get things for free and for it to be one of your best grocery stores is even better..I was bummed when Kroger quit doing double coupons with that being said..I thing the customers will love this idea of Kroger Free Friday Downloads.  Who doesn't love free.  Just remember to print your download off the computer in case Kroger is out of the product and that way you can take it customer service to receive a rain check so that you can get it for free when it comes back into stock.. and don't get discouraged if and when you try to download and the site is really slow or crashes on you a few times just be patient because the downloads are really worth it.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Purex Fabric Softner Dryer sheets review and giveaway

As a Purex Insider, I jumped at the chance when asked if I wanted to participate in reviewing these dryer sheets and doing a giveaway.  I choose the "Mountain Breeze" and I really have to say that I love the smell of these sheets.  I even took them on a recent family trip to Gatlinburg and used them in our chalet dryer.  I thought that maybe they would be a little strong when I first opened the box, but once they go through the dryer, they leave you with a very nice fresh smell.  I think I may use some as fresheners in my closet or better yet in the shoe closet so it smells a lot better in there ;) .

I even bought the Purex Mountain Breeze Fabric softener to use with the Fabric Dryer Sheets.

I received this product for an honest review all opinions are 100% my own.

I'm doing a giveaway and 3 of Minta's Creations readers will win a coupon to try their own Fabric Dryer Sheets which there are two kind- Mountain Breeze or Sweet Lavender.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Purex 31 Days Of Fun!!

It's here everyone and I'm glad that you are joining me in 31 days of fun!! so let's get started and enter to win some wonderful prizes.. and don't forget to check out Purex on Facebook  Here is the deets every day Purex will be giving out some awesome prizes to their facebook fans..check out the calendar these prizes rock!!!there is something for everyone.  I'm excited and I hope you are too..

I'm a Purex Insider and I get a chance of winning a prize just for the post.


Being a mom of two almost teenagers A school shopping spree would be Out of this world or better yet a grocery card I mean my two eat me out of house and home..A gas grill Oh my gosh my husband would love that and so would we because he is the grilling king..So come on and enter  Purex 31 Days Of Fun