April 30, 2012

Tide has done it again! New Tide Pods are revolutionary


You've used Tide laundry products for decades and you know you can trust Tide to get your laundry clean and smelling fresh.

About 30 years ago, Tide revolutionized laundry detergent by introducing liquid Tide. Doing laundry would never be the same again. No more heavy boxes of powder to lug around. No more powder spills. No more clumped powder that didn't dissolve left on your laundry. Liquid Tide even saved space in your laundry area. What's not to love?

Now Tide has done it again! They just introduced their newest laundry product called Tide Pods.


New Tide Pods provide the Tide clean you love in an all-new form. And it saves money too. Tide Pods clean, fight stains, and brighten all in one. The unique multi-chamber design allows ingredients to remain separate, stable, and potent---mixing only when they hit the wash for outstanding cleaning and stain removal.

* Detergent + stain remover + brightener in one
* Innovative, new multi-chamber design separates ingredients until they hit the wash for outstanding cleaning power
* No more measuring or spilling. Just toss one in!
* Dissolves quickly in front & top load machines
* Available in three scents: Spring Meadow, Ocean Mist & Mystic Forest

And they couldn't be easier to use. Just toss a pod in the washing machine drum before you add clothes. For especially dirty loads, you can add a second pod. Tide Pods work well in both standard and high efficiency machines. The formula is designed to prevent over-sudsing while also giving a great clean.

Each pod has a film casing that dissolves in water, releasing the cleaning ingredients only when the casing dissolves. The film is designed to dissolve in all water temperatures, hot or cold. Tide Pods have been thoroughly tested on all sorts of laundry conditions and are safe for both whites and colors. They are designed to dissolve completely in all water temperatures and will not stain your clothes when used as directed.

I received a sample of these new Tide Pods and I have to say I was a little skeptical at first. Each pod is about the size of a small egg and I just couldn't see how that little amount of detergent (plus stain remover and brightener) was going to clean my whole wash load.

Wow, was I amazed! Not only did it clean the whole wash, but the smell was heavenly. I tried Spring Meadow (it also comes in Ocean Mist and Mystic Forest) and the scent was delightful. My laundry truly smelled fresh as a spring meadow---without even adding softener or any other scented laundry product. And the smell was light and fresh, not heavy like other laundry products I've tried.

But the real proof of how well these Tide Pods work is how clean they get your laundry. I need not have worried at all on that score. Each pod is concentrated to deliver big performance in small doses. And it truly works amazingly well.

I love the new Tide Pods and I especially love the red, white, and blue design. Tide truly is the all-American laundry product and these are definitely going on my shopping list from now on. No more lugging around heavy jugs! No more measuring! No more drips! No more spills! What's not to love? :)

{Disclosure: I received a sample of Tide Pods gratis to facilitate my review. No monetary consideration was involved and my opinions are my own.}

Let's Be Honest - you could win free Purex for a year!


Purex has launched a new giveaway campaign! Every day one lucky entrant will win a year’s supply of Purex detergent!

It's true. Through July 24th, you could win a year's supply of Purex detergent simply by registering at http://www.purex.com/lets-be-honest.

And you can enter every day!

Purex has created some very cute and funny videos called "Let's Be Honest" sharing honest moments that reflect the ironic truths of everyday Life, Laundry, and Whatever. You'll definitely want to check out these videos every time you enter the daily giveaway to win Purex detergent for a year.


And stay tuned...I'll have some coupons for free Purex products to give away right here at Shady Lady.

Nature's Sleep comfy slippers - like walking on a cloud! {#giveaway}


Unless you're brand new to the Internet or have been living under a rock for the last year (no offense to under-a-rock dwellers) you've heard about Nature's Sleep, the company that makes quality memory foam mattresses and pillows and other bed products to die for.

But did you also know they make other products as well, like pet beds and...SLIPPERS?

Yep, it's true. The same wonderful, cushiony comfort you find on their best-selling mattresses can now also be found in oh-so-comfortable houseshoes!

Take a look at the beauties Nature's Sleep sent me to try --


I chose the closed-toe design because my feet stay extraordinarily cold...even in summer! And these wonderful slippers are amazing at keeping your tootsies toasty. Plus, the terrycloth covering and lining help to wick sweat away--a must if you suffer from sweaty, smelly feet. :)

But the best part? It's like walking on a cloud!

I know, I know, that is an old cliche and I swore I wouldn't use a cliche to describe these slippers for this review, but...

There just isn't any other phrase that describes them quite as well.

Trust me.

It's truly like walking on a cloud.

I have never in my life had slippers so comfortable. Oh, sure, I've had new slippers that were great for the first few times you wear them, but then the cushioning just seems to wear out or something and soon all you have is lumpy, uncomfortable slippers.

Not so with Nature's Sleep slippers!

These slippers are different thanks to the "visco-elastic memory foam inner sole, which cradles and contours to your feet while absorbing pressure and impact". Yeah, I snagged that from their website because they explain it a heck of a lot better than I ever could.

But it's true. The memory foam is what makes the difference between your ordinary garden-variety slippers and Nature's Sleep slippers.

I've been lusting after a Nature's Sleep memory foam mattress ever since I first heard of them. Maybe I'll get lucky and win one in their monthly giveaway. You should enter too. I mean, who couldn't use a new mattress? And a Nature's Sleep memory foam mattress would be like...well, like sleeping on a cloud.

Yeah, yeah, there's that cliche again. Can't help it. Memory foam is amazing and is the softest, most comfortable material I have ever felt. Ever. No exaggeration.

So get over to www.naturessleep.com and check out their products. The slippers above are only $30 (with free shipping), but for a limited time you can get any one item for 50% off if you use the code BEARS50 when you check out (and yes, that includes mattresses too). Imagine getting these super-comfy slippers for only $15 (with free shipping)! Now that's a Mother's Day gift any mother would be delighted to receive!

And after you've bought a pair of Nature's Sleep slippers for Mom (or for yourself...we won't tell!) enter below to WIN a pair!

April 12, 2012

Spouse Got The House great products for divorced friends! {review}

It's sad but true that so many marriages end in divorce nowadays. People make mistakes. People change. A partner may no longer fill your needs. "Til death do us part" doesn't mean what it used to mean. Now it just means til the death of our marriage parts us.

I've been married (and divorced) twice so I have personal experience with how traumatic the break-up can be. Most likely each of us knows someone who has been through divorce, sometimes nasty, sometimes amicable, but always stressful.

That's why I was delighted to find an online shop called Spouse Got The House that specializes in gifts and novelties that help ease the transition and add humor to a very "down" situation.

As their website says:

Unique Products and Gifts
for Divorce Survivors.

We don’t think divorce is a taboo topic. Our branded products help dispel the negative stigma of divorce by starting conversations. They symbolize acceptance and encourage new beginnings. Perfect for divorce parties, as thoughtful gifts or even for yourself. Can our products change someone’s life? Just maybe.

Now that's an attitude I like!

The products at Spouse Got The House are designed to break the taboo of talking about divorce, in the belief that encouraging conversation about divorce helps the healing process. There is a growing trend of divorce parties and celebrations, and Spouse Got The House products fit right in.

Take a look at some of the goodies they offer:

Women's t-shirt only $20.00


3-pack of Koozies only $8.00


Tote bag only $15.00


16 oz. coffee mug only $10.00


And wouldn't this terrific pink tool kit make a great divorce party gift at only $35.00!
Spouse Got The House is the brainchild of a husband and wife team who were also each divorced from previous marriages and felt a special bond because of their shared experiences. They believe that using their branded products helps open the door for conversation about a once-taboo subject, thereby opening the door for healing and putting things into perspective.

I got to try some of their branded products for myself and was instantly impressed with the quality. I took some pictures, but my camera hasn't been making the best photos lately so I'll also show the product from their website (which is a heck of a lot clearer!).

First, this wonderful pink cap would look terrific this summer whenever you need some sun protection! 100% garment-washed cotton twill with tuck-away leather back strap with antiqued brass buckle and grommet - only $20.00


I love this double-wick candle in "Island Breeze" scent. Only $16.00 for a 10 oz. spa-quality soy candle!


This 16 oz. Lavender Bath Soak will help soothe away divorce stress. Only $12.00!


And I really LOVE this key ring! At only $10.00 it makes a great gift!


This is just a sample of the great products you'll find at Spouse Got The House. I hope you'll take a look and bookmark them for whenever you need a gift for a divorce party or a newly-divorced friend or family member. Or even for yourself!

{Disclosure: I received products gratis in order to facilitate my review. No monetary consideration was involved and my opinions are my own.}

April 9, 2012

"Be The Ball" with BTB sunglasses {review}

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. Are you planning a lot of outdoor activities this summer? You'll probably be thinking about a new pair of sunshades. I've got just the place for you to begin your search!

Into running? Take a look at these running sunglasses from BTB. You know the importance of not only protecting your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays, but think also about ventilation, wind blockage, and aerodynamics, plus they allow better peripheral vision, they fit snugly without being too tight, and won't bounce around while you run.

Play golf? These golf sunglasses are for you! The half-frames are specially designed to increase your vision range with accuracy and clarity. Also perfect for driving. BTB has got you covered!

I got the chance to try a pair of BTB ("Be the Ball") sunglasses for myself. I'm not a runner, but I ride my bicycle for recreation and exercise and needed a good pair of sunglasses that would fit snugly, allow ventilation, and keep my vision cool and sharp.

I received the BTB 540 pair shown in the top image. I can't tell you how much I LOVE them! Not only do they fit great, but look stylish and fashionable as well. I wear them while cycling and just for everyday use too. You can instantly tell a difference when you put them on. Even the brightest, hottest summer day suddenly feels cool and shady when wearing these shades.





My camera isn't the greatest at taking clear photos, plus I had to use the flash which as you can see washes out colors and even changes colors when too much light hits the objects. But I think you can at least tell that these are quality sunglasses, shipped to you in a protective box, and encased in a protective storage sleeve. At only $39.95, these are definitely worth the price. Comparable sunglasses would be $100 or more.

And BTB offers free standard shipping on all orders over $49! So take a look at their products. I'm sure you'll agree that the quality is superb and the prices unbeatable. You'll be sporting a new pair of shades this summer. Why not "Be The Ball"? BTB will look good on you!

{Disclaimer: I received a product gratis to facilitate this review. No monetary consideration was involved and my opinions are my own.}

PXSupply.com - your source for Military Gear, Apparel & Souvenirs {review}

Remember back when shopping at an Army Surplus store was all the rage? Well, guess what? Military-style apparel and accessories are back in fashion! Only now you don't have to shop in person, you can do it online!

If you're looking for quality rugged authentic military apparel and gear, look no further than the best army navy store PXSupply.com. PXSupply in Millington, Tennessee (just outside of Memphis) has a wide range of gear suitable for just about anyone on your gift list--including yourself!

Of course I had to take a look at the items for women...and found a great variety of terrific bargains.

I particularly like this WOMEN'S CITY CAMO RAGLAN T-SHIRT. And at only $11.95, it's a bargain. (and FREE SHIPPING!!)

How about this t-shirt for a proud Marines mom? $12.49 and FREE SHIPPING!

Or this cute t-shirt proudly proclaiming your love! $12.95 and FREE SHIPPING!

PXSupply has tees and tanks, fatigues, jackets, sweats, shorts, you name it. And that's just for women. They have tons of gear for men as well. If you need a gift for the military man or woman in your life, take a look at PXSupply.com first. I know you'll find something just perfect, at a very good price, and most items include free shipping. Can't beat that with a stick!

I wanted to try something and see for myself the quality and value that PXSupply.com offers. So they sent me the PISTOL BELT BLACK VINTAGE BAG.

I love love LOVE it!! Not only is it stylish, but it's the perfect size. Plus it has an adjustable shoulder strap that you can also hide if you prefer the hand straps instead. It's roomy on the inside with extra pockets for stashing your stuff. Best of all it just looks tough while still being a fashionable handbag. And rugged! It's made of super strong canvas material, and the workmanship on the metal grommets and hardware are indeed quality. You can't beat the price at $24.95. And... yep, you guessed it!...FREE SHIPPING!

I love shopping online, but sometimes a bargain isn't a bargain after you factor in shipping and handling charges. That's not the case with PXSupply.com - almost all their items are shipped free in the USA. I really love that perk. Makes it easier to know what I'm spending ahead of time when I shop online.

Here are some more pics of the bag, but remember the bag is solid dark black as in the above picture, not the washed-out charcoal gray my photos would have you believe. I have to use the camera flash to get good pictures, but the flash always washes out the color. So just use my photos as a guide to what the bag looks like, but remember it will be deep black when you get it.


(this one in particular looks so gray, but the bag color is black, so don't let my photos dissuade you!)

Need combat boots? Look no further. It would take me all day to list the great products available at PXSupply.com. The products are true quality and tremendous value for the money. Take a look for yourself!

{Disclaimer: I received a product gratis in order to facilitate my review. No monetary consideration was received and my opinions are my own.}