Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fabulous Frigidaire

It's summertime, and that usually means lots of laundry and stains!
 Here are some Tara Aronson steps to cleaner clothes. Maybe some of these could help you with your laundry woes:
  1. Immediately rinse or blot away spills on your clothes with cool water to prevent stains from setting.
  2. Read fabric care labels before you wash. Your clothes will last longer if you know how to treat them.
  3. Sort laundry by color, wash cycle needed, and water temperature required. The Frigidaire Affinity’s Permanent Press cycle washes with warm water and less agitation, resulting in less wear and tear on your sturdy jeans, khakis, and sweaters; the Delicates cycle uses cold water and light agitation to gently clean swimsuits, workout clothes, and lingerie.
  4. Before washing stained garments, pretreat or prewash the spot using the Affinity’s Rinse & Spin cycle. If at first you don’t succeed, wash, wash again.
  5. To keep snags and lint to a minimum, zip zippers, button buttons, empty pockets, and brush away lint before tossing duds in the hamper.
  6. If your clothing is heavily soiled, your load large, or the water cold, add extra laundry detergent. Use the Affinity’s Heavy Duty cycle for sturdy but really dirty items like jeans and towels; choose the Sanitize setting to use the hottest water available to get rid of germs and grime as thoroughly as possible.
  7. Check wet garments for remaining stains, and re-treat as needed before drying. Heat will set stains.
  8. Dry only full loads. Tumbling a handful of garments prolongs the drying time by reducing the tumbling.
  9. Fold shirts and T-shirts to prevent wrinkling. If the shirt has buttons, button it at top, middle and bottom. Lay facedown. Fold both sides of the shirt so they meet in the back, with the sleeves aligned with the side folds. Fold the tail up to the cuffs, making a straight line at the bottom. Then fold in thirds crosswise. For T-shirts: a child’s T-shirt needs only one crosswise fold in half; an adult’s should be folded into thirds.
  10. Fold shorts and pants by aligning the inseams and outer seams of the legs and fold so that a crease forms at the front center of the legs. Fold in half or in thirds, depending on the size of the garment.

Tara Aronson also shares 5 Summer Stain Tips for 
Frigidaire Affinity:

Smudges, drips, drops and smears – no matter what their source, the key to keeping them from ruining your favorite shorts or T-shirt is to take quick action – before it gets a chance to dry.
For most fabrics, this means blotting up the excess or rinsing the discolored area with cold water (hot can set a stain.) Don’t rub: this spreads the spot and grinds it deeper into the fabric.
Summer spills are especially tough. Here’s how to remove the five most common:

1. Crayon
Scrape off as much of the colorful surface as possible using a plastic picnic knife. Apply laundry detergent directly on the stained area. Gently rub the detergent into the fabric then let sit several minutes. Launder using the hottest water the fabric can handle - or the Sanitize setting of your Frigidaire Affinity washer. Dry as usual.

2. Iced coffee
Sponge the stained area with cold water. Apply a pretreater to the blight. Wash as usual and air dry.

3. Grass
Prewash the garment in warm water in your washing machine –the Rinse & Spin cycle on your Affinity washer – and a laundry detergent containing enzymes. Launder as usual (normal setting) with detergent and chlorine bleach if safe for the fabric. If the garment’s care label instructions advise against it, use oxygen (color safe) bleach instead. Dry as usual.

4. Juice
Soak for a minute or so in cold water. Remove excess water, and then apply a pretreater directly on the stained area. Wash with detergent as usual. Air dry. Do not place in the dryer until the blight is completely gone – otherwise the stain is likely to set.
5. Chocolate (or chocolate ice cream)
Prewash the garment in warm water with a laundry detergent that contains enzymes using the Affinity’s Rinse & spin setting. Launder as usual, using the washing machine’s Normal setting. Dry as usual.

When you visit Frigidaire on Facebook and share your personal Adventures in Clean, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children, as part of its $750,000 commitment to the cause. It’s simple to share your Adventures in Clean – just upload a photo and the online app turns it into your very own movie poster! Plus, to help spread the word, everyone who participates will be entered for a chance to win a new Frigidaire Affinity® washer and dryer featuring Ready Steam™. There's nothing to lose but the dirt off your clothes!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Custom Made Vintage Style Clothing

I was approached by the company eShakti to review an article of clothing. I now have the most awesome dress in my closet!

eShakti is a unique women’s apparel store online that allows custom changes in the style of the garment – sleeve, neckline, length can all be changed by the customer to her preference.

If you love the look of vintage clothing like myself, then you will fine something you love at eShakti.com. They have everything you need to pull off a feminine, classy look! They have every style in sizes 0-26W to fit every shape of woman.

eShakti’s custom capabilities allow shoppers to easily tailor any item to their specific requirements ensuring a flattering fit and unique look. Built-in online customization tools allow women to modify original fashions to fit their size, shape and personal style. Unlike traditionally-tailored clothing, eShakti’s incredibly quick turnaround time allows customers to receive their custom-made look within a week of ordering!

Customizing your clothing is usually $7.50 which is a great deal! Right now you can get your 1st customization FREE! Customizing isn't necessary either. If you love what you see then you can have it that way as well. They also offer free shipping with your purchase of $100 or more.

eShakti.com also has beautiful accessories to complete your look.

Now, I haven't been able to find a dress that fit right in years! While I was searching their site I knew I wanted to try out a dress. This is me wearing it. I'm no model, but this is a nice fitted dress that isn't too short or too long in length. It is a nice casual, spring/summer dress. I am very happy with it! The fabric is nice also. It's not sheer or too thin. I like the thickness and quality of it. Even my hubby kept complimenting the nice quality of the dress. My favorite part? The detail on the neckline and the pockets! Love the pockets!

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Here is a special promo code MZN7ZAR especially created for my readers: You can get 10% off when you shop at eShakti - valid till 31st August, 2012. This code can be used in addition to the existing 'up to 40% OFF Sale' 

Note: The discount code is not case sensitive. The code can be used any number of times until the validity period. This discount code is not applicable on their Overstock category. 

I was provided the dress by eShakti to review and share my honest opinion.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

What a Summer

I feel like I've abandoned you all! At the end of May we went on a 2 week road trip to the Mid-west and back. We spent a week in IL visiting my family and then a week in TX visiting with my husband's family. IT was just a great time! We got to see my brother-in-law graduate from high school, so that was a memorable time. After we got back from our 2 week adventure, our VBS on the military base was getting ready to start off. I was appointed director, so there was a lot of preparation to be done and only one week to polish everything up and get it ready to go. Of course God totally blessed the whole week! The teachers did an amazing job and the children had fun.

THEEEEN, we had our week long International Bible Conference the following week. Another whole week of ministry and blessings. Since then a friend and I have been working on VBS lessons for our 5 yr old class at my home church. Nope, not the same VBS either. Different program and different way of doing the classes. Next week is out week of VBS, so we only have a few days left to prepare. I think we pretty much got it all done though, thank you Jesus. So, that is where I've been and I am waaaaay behind on my blogging. I have received quite a few products I must brag about. After next week my life will slow down a little and I can jump back on the blogging train :).
I hope the rest of you are having a wonderful summer!