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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Purex No Sort For Colors Detergent - The Rules Have Changed!

Disclosure: I recieved Purex No Sorts for Colors as a part of the Purex Insiders Group; however all opinions expressed are always my own.

I learned how to do laundry like many of us did, from my mother.  The most important part of the chore was, sorting. Darks, whites, reds, they all need their own special load into the washer.  Sometimes you don't have enough to make a full load so you are forced to wait until you wear that right color to fill the machine.  Or, you put those reds in with the blues and they then come out dingy.  They've lost that brand new luster that made you purchase that special blouse in the first place!  Even worse, your wonderful husband (love you Mr. B!) decides to give you a hand and that red blouse goes in with the whites and he is now left to go to work with pink undershirts. Well, I am here to tell you friends, I have found the perfect solution to color bleeding accidents!  The sorting rules have changed thanks to the new Purex No Sort Detergent For Colors! Those days of sorting laundry are over!

I was lucky enough to receive a free bottle of Purex No Sort For Colors to test for myself. I am here to say, I love it! It does just what it promises. It does prevent color bleeding. 
It contains a breakthrough Anti-Color-Transfer Technology that acts as a dye transfer inhibitor.  Not that it promises magical results.  This detergent is meant to reduce color bleed accidentsPurex recommends that you still pre-wash strongly colored fabrics and bright new clothing at least 5 times before washing in a load with different colors. 

I love that the loads I tested Purex No Sort detergent in, whites, lights, darks and reds, came out with no stains. I was kind of thinking I'd open the washer and see little droplets of dye stuck to the sides of the washing machine. Nope, I can stop sorting the laundry! Everything was as clean as could be!
Another selling point for me is the smell!  OMG!  When I went to use it the first time I was amazed at how fresh and, well, clean it smelled!  And that smell lasted right through the dryer!  

I see this new detergent as a fantastic tool in my laundry arsenal to not only save me time but, my favorite, money!
Now some good news for you, Purex has a giveaway going on with No Sorts for Colors, check it out here. You could win $1,000 and a one year supply of laundry detergent!
Want some even better news?  Three of my awesome readers (that's 3 of YOU!) can enter to win a coupon for a free bottle of Purex No Sort For Colors of your own to try! *Open to residents of the U.S. 18+.  


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Monday, April 21, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday!

Another week passed way too quickly!
I hope all of you that celebrate the Easter holiday had a wonderful day?

We spent the day at Mr. B's mother's home up in the mountains.
Nothing like being 2,000 feet closer to God to refresh the old brain cells!  
I just love it there.
Here are just a few of the many photos I took while wandering outside.
Kathe With An E - Colorado Mountains


Kathe With An E - Colorado Mountains

Kathe With An E - Colorado Mountains

Kathe With An E - Colorado Mountains

Kathe With An E - Colorado Mountains
Okay, enough daydreaming!  
Let's get this party started!

Last week's most viewed link came from Phyllis
who has a wonderful blog, 
Phyllis shared a delicious recipe for an Amish Egg Bake
Perfect for using up some leftover ham! 
Be sure to grab yourself an I've Been Featured button Phyl and display it proudly!

Now, let us commence to partying!!

Feel free to link up anything you have created.
Recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed.
Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others.
I will reserve the option of deleting any post that I do not feel fits the
theme of my blog.

I love to spotlight some of my favorites on my Facebook page and pin them to my You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest so,
be sure to follow me there too! As always, you don't have to be a follower in order to link up. 
I want you to follow Kathe With An E because you want to, not because it is required.

You can sign up to receive my updates by email right here.
I would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us. Either grab the party button or add my blog link to your post or on your blog party page. But again, it's not required.

I ask that you please DO NOT link up giveaways, Etsy shops or anything for sale. Save those for the first Tuesday of each month when,
Anything Goes!

Please remember, this is a party. So, after you link up, mingle around 
and visit some of the other party guests.

*By linking up your post, you are giving Kathe With An E permission to use your pictures as a feature on this blog and other social media outlets.

Be sure to stop by and visit these other great linky parties this week!
Life on Lakeshore Drive
One More Time Events

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Healthy Workout In The Garden #TENways #PMedia

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TENways http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

With Summer is just around the corner, I know a lot of the younger gals are thinking about getting ready for swimsuit season. I, however, am not. As you all know, I am a woman of a certain age and some things just ain't gonna happen, like seeing me in a 2-piece! This is not to say I don't want to look good and that I am not concerned about my health. I just know that words like "Zumba" and "Step Class" are no longer in my vocabulary.

So, how do we older, but still active, ladies get rid of that winter weight?
You could do what I do, I go for a healthy work out, in the garden!
Kathe With An E - A Healthy Garden Workout
See those 10 bags of garden soil? They didn't get there by themselves. I had to bring them from the front driveway, down the side of the house, to the backyard. 10 bags! I did 2 bags at a time so it was back and forth 5 times carrying a heavy weight. No expensive gym membership required! No equipment purchased to later become a bulky clothes hanger. Added bonus? Fresh air baby!!

And, before I could even lay down the new garden soil, I had to prep the existing soil in the vegetable garden. What I found was, not one but, 2 layers of gardening weed control fabric. I needed to remove both layers so that my plants roots had somewhere to go! That meant I had to move the soil TWICE! More heavy dirty work that also included bending over and pulling at the fabric as I moved the dirt out of the way, from one end of the garden to the other and back again. Up and down, pulling and tugging. Bend those knees, use those dormant muscles Kath! Feel the burn!

The weed barrier duo did not beat me! Oh yeah, it took some time and I was a sweaty, muddy mess, but I won!! And it felt so good!

I then put the new soil down and tilled it all together. (I saved a couple of bags for an herb garden I have planned in another area, so um, they'll be moved again)
Kathe With An E - A Healthy Garden Workout
Oh yeah! One garden ready for planting in about 6 weeks time!
Kathe With An E - A Healthy #Garden #Workout
Even better with the addition of some fencing to keep Mr. Max out!

After that workout I was hungry and thirsty! Luckily I had picked up some tasty, low calorie sodas from Walmart. 
Kathe With An E - #TENways
There are actually four TEN products that can be found at Walmart from the DPSG (Dr Pepper Snapple Group) in 7UP, Sunkist, A&W, or Canada Dry Ginger Ale. The Four TEN sodas are Low Calorie, only ten calories actually, but each has that great full flavor taste I love!
Kathe With An E - #TENways
Not only is it refreshing to drink after a hard workout in the garden, I used some of the TEN A&W Root Beer to make a healthier sauce for some 'qued ribs!
Kathe With An E - Root Beer BBQ Sauce

Root Beer BBQ Sauce
(adapted from www.mrfood.com)

  • 1 cup A&W TEN Calorie Root Beer
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar (to keep it healthier I substituted 3 tablespoons of organic honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • In a medium saucepan, combine ingredients; mix well and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes, or until sauce is reduced by half. 
    Kathe With An E - Root Beer BBQ Sauce
    Some freshly made cole slaw on the side kept my meal light.
    Kathe With An E - Root Beer BBQ Sauce
    There were plenty leftover for Mr. B too.  He loved the sweet sticky sauce and could not believe it was healthier for him! And he does love root beer! Now he can really enjoy it, TEN calories at a time!

    I'll be keeping cold cans of the TEN products on hand for a refreshing light, full flavored drink, to look forward to as I work out in tend to my garden this season! 

    You can join me in keeping  up with the Dr Pepper Snapple Group on Facebook and Twitter. And here's a treat, when you go to Walmart to pick up your TEN soda , make sure you print out this great coupon for $0.50 off the purchase of TWO 2 Liter bottles or TWO 4-pack cans of 7UP TEN, A&W TEN, Canada Dry TEN, RC TEN or Sunkist TEN soda. AND...if you share this offer you can get a $1.50 off coupon!! Woot! This offer is available from March 27 – April 17, while supplies last.

    Now I ask you, how do you plan to get back in shape after the long winter months?

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    Monday, April 14, 2014

    You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

    I am so behind!  Seriously!  I am setting up this post just mere hours before the party starts!  Therefore, I'm keeping it short and sweet and we'll talk more next week, m'kay?  Thanks friends!

    The most viewed link last week came from Leslie who blogs at 
    Leslie gave a terrific tutorial on how to optimize your posts for Pinterest.
    Such awesome information Leslie!  I have, you guessed it, pinned it to remind myself how to make the best of my posts! Be sure to grab yourself an I've Been Featured button Leslie and display it proudly!

    Now, on to the party!!


    Feel free to link up anything you have created.
    Recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed.
    Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others.
    I will reserve the option of deleting any post that I do not feel fits the
    theme of my blog.

    I love to spotlight some of my favorites on my Facebook page and pin them to my You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest so,
    be sure to follow me there too! As always, you don't have to be a follower in order to link up. 
    I want you to follow Kathe With An E because you want to, not because it is required.

    You can sign up to receive my updates by email right here.
    I would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us. Either grab the party button or add my blog link to your post or on your blog party page. But again, it's not required.

    I ask that you please DO NOT link up giveaways, Etsy shops or anything for sale. Save those for the first Tuesday of each month when,
    Anything Goes!

    Please remember, this is a party. So, after you link up, mingle around 
    and visit some of the other party guests.

    *By linking up your post, you are giving Kathe With An E permission to use your pictures as a feature on this blog and other social media outlets.

    Be sure to stop by and visit these other great linky parties this week!
    Life on Lakeshore Drive
    One More Time Events

    This week’s party is sponsored by:
    You blog. You Profit. Sign up for SocialSpark!
      Did you know that you can earn money blogging about brands you love?
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