Wednesday, October 4, 2017

6 Fall Home Maintenance Tips



TIP#1 GET RID OF SQUEAKS AND GRIM


Most people know all about WD-40 Multi-Use Product and how great it is for maintaining and protecting tools, car parts and more.  But did you know it's also perfect for quick fixes around the home?  Use the WD-40 Smart Straw to remove smudges from stainless steel appliances and crayons from walls and floors.  It's great for getting rid of sticky residue-like removing price tags from picture frames.  It quiets my squeaky doors, desk chairs, and my ironing board.  And it easily frees stuck luggage wheels and zippers!  The uses are endless!  And if you want a smaller can in the house for easy storage-check out the 3 oz. Handy Can.

Available at Walmart, Target Lowe's, Home Depot and more!  www.wd40.com
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TIP#2 CLEAN YOUR CARPETS, ESPECIALLY PET MESSES
A lot of us see pets as members of the family—but they do make special messes on our carpet. I make sure to keep the BISSELL® ProHeat 2X® Revolution™ Pet Pro handy, especially as my family enjoys the cooler weather, and as I host guests and prep for holiday entertaining this fall. This carpet cleaner tackles everyday stains like mud, dirt and food spills that come along with the season. And, BISSELL has a line of innovative formulas to use with the machine to clean tough messes pets might make on the carpet, both stains and odors. You can get yours at major retailers and at www.bissell.com for $249. @bissellclean 




TIP#3 CHECK YOUR ALARMS

Research shows that less than half of American households have the recommended number of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  October is Fire Prevention Month and it is the perfect time to replace or add alarms in your home. Consider upgrading to ones with a 10-year battery for added convenience and the highest levels of safety, such as the 10-Year Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Voice and Location Alerts from First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety.

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are crucial for home safety, and need to be properly maintained throughout the 10-year life of the alarm. If you can’t remember when you installed your alarms, then be safe and replace them. 

If you are looking for some added protection, try the 10-Year Atom Smoke Alarm which is as small as a paper clip, or the 10-Year Life Carbon Monoxide Alarm which can sit nicely on any table.  Available at retailers nationwide and at www.FirstAlert.com! Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstAlert Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FirstAlertSafety/






TIP#4  CLEAN YOUR CHIMNEY 
Built up creosote can build up in your chimney causing a house fire.  If you don't know how to inspect for build up, it's best to hire a chimney sweep!  You can find a chimney sweep on line or check mail order coupon packs for great deals.


TIP#5  GET COZY AND WARM-SEAL COLD DRAFTS FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS
No one wants cold drafts or cold feet in the winter months.  Check your windows and doors for cold air seeping in through the cracks.  Caulking and weather stripping your outside doors and windows can help keep those expensive utility bills down.  Weather stripping and caulking costs very little compared to your heating costs, and can easily be found at your local hardware store.




TIP#6  CHANGE YOUR FILTERS THROUGHOUT THE HOME & CONSIDER AIR DUCT CLEANING
Fall is a perfect reminder to change the filters in your furnace unit, stove vents, clothes dryers and room fans if applicable.  Clean air filters will keep your family healthier in the winter months.  I prefer the Allergen HEPA filters because they will catch all the airborne particles and trap them in the filters. Conventional filters cannot trap the airborne particulate matter like a HEPA filter traps to .03 micron in size.  Buying HEPA filters is  worth the extra $ to keep your family breathing easier in your home.  Grab a black magic marker and write the new filter expiration date on the side that is visible.  It's a great way to remind you when you should change the filter again.  Indoor Air Quality is important, so it's also a good idea to get your home's duct work cleaned.  You can find special deals online in the Fall, so take advantage if you haven't done yours in years.  










Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Give Mom a Gift Basket From Around The World!

This Mother's Day how about doing something out of the ordinary?  If your Mom loves wine, spoil her with a gift basket, with wines from around the world. 

Let's start with a Hungarian wine.
Introducing Patricius Wines, Tokaj. This wine is living history. Family owned, handcrafted first growth estate wines from the heart of a legendary wine region.  A little wine history, the world's first vineyard classification system was established here in 1730 by royal decree, followed by the 1757 designation of Tokaj as the world's first appellation. It's the perfect wine to pair with Summer salads, cheeses, fish and more.  Order at www.winelibrary.com For more information go to http://www.patriciustokaj.com/tokajiwines



My next pick is  Vivanco, a Spanish wine.  This collection of wines reflect the diversity of growing conditions and landscapes within the LA Rioja Alta region. Each grape variety finds its ideal place to express itself. Some, like Garnacha Tinta require more hours of light. Others, like Tempranillo, thrive with cool nights and slow ripening. They have selected from among the vineyards, the terroirs best suited to each type of grape. You can order this wine at www.wine.com   For more information go to http://www.vivancowines.com/ 


Amelia Bordeaux French wine is another perfect selection!  Approachable wines from Bordeaux, France. Geared towards the millennials and inspired by three generations of women and comes from a women wine maker. This is a great wine for new wine drinkers. http://www.ameliawines.com






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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Busy Mom Stress Free Tips!







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Busy Moms do you feel stressed out?  You are not alone.  70 percent of U.S. moms say mothering is “stressful.” 96 percent feel we are more stressed than our mothers. I have partnered with a few brands to give you 5 MOM tips for "everyday" stressors.  Check out my video, and take a little time for yourself Mom....







#1  Spoiled Food in Fridge



It's the little things that stress MOM, when food spills in the fridge, or isn’t properly sealed and spoils.  Avoid the stress with your leftovers, fruits and vegetables, they will stay fresh with Glad Press’n Seal. Glad Press’n Seal clings to multiple surfaces creating a leak-proof, airtight seal to keep your food fresh, whether plastic or wood, is BPA-free and microwave safe. It’s really the ultimate tool for mom to have in her kitchen.









#2  Sick Kids


Another Mom Stressor is a child with Pink Eye, Ringing in the Ears or a painful Stye in the Eye.  The Relief Products offer Moms piece of mind with homeopathic products for the entire family. With products spanning Eye and Ear Care, Digestive Health, Asthma, Pain Management, and Healthy Lifestyles. Visit Walgreens or www.thereliefproducts.com 




    #3  Allergy Runny Noses


 Allergy Season is a stresser with irritated runny noses!  New Saline Soothers offers relief with natural saline, aloe, and Vitamin E, they help moisturize and soothe.  For kids, their Boogie Wipes come in a grape scent, will help teach kids to wipe their nose all on their own.

Find them at Amazon.com in single and multi-packs.







#4  Don't Sweat It


Most of all, Moms must take time for themselves!  Be sure to take a walk or wear an outfit you love. Women are selective about what they wear for fear of sweat stains, but not with Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant It’s my fashion must-have for stressful days when I’m more prone to sweating and want to protect myself and my clothes. Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant provides two times the sweat protection of an ordinary antiperspirant, so I feel confident wearing whatever color or fabric I want.




       #5   Snack Smarter
Moms feel better when they snack smart!  Sensible Portions brings better-for you options for families with two new flavors - Sweet Potato Straws and Sea Salt& Vinegar Chips. Sweet Potato Straws are a delicious blend of potatoes and vegetables, while Salt & Vinegar Chips have a pop of flavor in an on-the-go container, made with non-GMO ingredients, no artificial flavors, preservatives, are gluten-free and are 25% less fat than the leading conventional competitor.



Go to Laura Dellutri.com for more tips check and check out these brands at;

Twitter: @GladProducts
IG: @GladProducts  www.glad.com
Available at Walgreens
 www.salinesoothers.com www.boogiewipes.com find at www.amazon.com
Visit SensiblePortions.com and Sensible Portions Facebook page for more information
Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant  www.secret.com
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Laura's Spring Cleaning Life Hacks! - Microwave

Speed Cleaning 101 Microwave Made Easy!

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Laura's Spring Cleaning Life Hacks- Dishwasher

Speed Cleaning 101 Dishwasher Cleaning Made Easy!

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Laura's Spring Cleaning Life Hacks- Refrigerator

Speed Cleaning 101 Refrigerator-  Line drawers and shelves with washable liners to make clean up a snap!

Speed Cleaning 101 Refrigerator Cleaning Made Easy!
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Laura's Spring Cleaning Life Hacks! - Oven Cleaning

Speed Cleaning 101 Oven Cleaning Made Easy!
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Friday, February 10, 2017

$25 Valentine's Day Gift on a Budget

Here's a great Valentine's day idea if you are on a budget! Make it fun with flowers and wine glass colored glasses. Throw in a sweet cupcake and flowers for $10 at any local grocery store.  Pens are $9.95 on line or at Bed Bath and Beyond. photo credit http://wineglasswriter.com
Total amount spent under $25

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Use Your Microwave as a Message Board!

Here's a unique way to communicate with your family. Use your microwave glass as a daily way to leave messages. All you need is a wine glass pen in a light color. Wipe off with glass cleaner. I can also leave my husband a honey-do list and inspiring, loving messages! Guess they can leave me messages too! Maybe I'll hide the glass marker. Haha! 



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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Big Game Football Party!

The Big Game Football Party Tips!







Super Bowl 2017 is kicking off on Feb 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas!  The Super Bowl is the biggest  event of the year on TV and the reason  many Americans  host parties or spend a relaxed day with the family in front of the TV.  Watching the Super Bowl ads has also become a tradition for many families.  This year, I have partnered with the following brands to help make your Super Bowl Party a huge success.  Here's my football party tips!

#1  CREATE A GAMING ROOM FOR THE CHILDREN

Keeping the kids busy and entertained is the true secret to enjoying the Football game. Pick a room or area in your home to turn into a Gaming Room. Ask friends to bring laptops, small flat screen TVS, gaming stations and with just a few extra chairs you have a GAMING STATION in minutes.  You'll score a touchdown if you get the kids the New Nintendo 3DS XL it offers a completely new way to play: It lets users play a wide variety of fun family-friendly games starring classic characters like Mario, Luigi, Toad and Yoshi. Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Mario Party Star Rush are just two of the new games from Nintendo the kids can play! 
            
Photo credit Nintendo

#2 DECORATE AND EXCITE YOUR GUESTS!

“Don't just throw a party, throw a Party City watch party”,  with officially licensed NFL decorations from Party City.  I like "The Super Bowl Super Ultimate Party Package", it  includes pennants, banners, football cutouts, flags, and of course tons of Super  Bowl 51 themed party supplies in both team’s signature colors.

Score a wining Big Game Day party with a championship worthy tableware and cutlery for up to 18 die-hard NFL fans. Not to mention that your party teammates can cheer on their favorite players over a one of a kind Super Bowl 51 Table Cover while they nosh on some traditional game day eats. Transport your partygoers to the NRG Stadium with 2 epic Super Bowl Letter Banners and a plethora of Super Bowl Table Decorations, all without every leaving the comfort of your own living room!” For big fans watching the game at home, Party City has everything you need to cheer on your favorite team. www.partycity.com



#3  GIVE YOUR GUESTS FOOTBALL FRIENDLY FOOD


Just in time for the Big Game, Dairy Queen has introduced a sweet and smokey Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket. The chicken strips are made with succulent all-tenderloin 100 percent white meat chicken tossed in a honey barbecue glaze for a sweet and smoky flavor punch. They are served with Texas toast, crispy fries, ranch dipping sauce and of course a wet napkin. So stop by before the game or take home several baskets to enjoy during the game. The new Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket is available now at participating DQ and DQ Grill & Chill locations.





For easy appetizers add a little thyme to deviled eggs, so they look like footballs.


And put your veggies in small plastic cups with ranch dip, so they don't have to get more dip and miss any of the big game!


Photo credit Pinterest



Photo credit Pinterest




For more information go to;


DQ and DQ Grill & Chill locations nationwide beginning Jan. 30

Dairyqueen.com
@DairyQueen
www.nintendo.com
www.partycity.com