Purex Complete with Zout Giveaway

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I'm really excited that I get to be a member of Purex Insiders. Several months ago they sent me a bottle of Purex Complete with Zout to use for myself and 2 coupons for free bottles to give away on this blog! I thought it was a great opportunity to give some free things away and introduce you to a new product.
...Anyway, in the meantime, we moved and I lost the coupons, although I've been using my bottle all along. The good news is that David sorted through the right stuff yesterday and found the coupons so NOW I'm going to give them away. Don't worry, they don't expire any time soon.

First, a blurb about Purex with Zout from their website so you know what you're winning:
Purex Complete with Zout combines the proven performance of Purex detergent with the triple-enzyme stain-fighting power of Zout pretreater. This powerful combination works to get stains out the first time, even tough stains like grass, chocolate, and tomato sauce. Try it on your tough stains.

We've had good results with the Purex with Zout that we've been using. I'm not brand-loyal when it comes to laundry detergents, I use whatever works, and we've been happy with the way Purex with Zout cleans our clothes.

The best part of this giveaway is that Purex said I can do it however I want! Yippee!!

Here's the scoop:
Two readers will each win one FREE product coupon for Purex Complete with Zout. The winners will be selected using Random.org. I'll contact the winners by email, Facebook, or phone (however I can reach you) after the giveaway is closed, and you'll have 48 hours to respond or I'll choose a new winner. The giveaway will close Sunday, September 4 at 6pm EST.

How to enter: (1 entry per person)
Leave a comment on THIS post telling me your favorite joke. Or if it's not your favorite, make it a really good one. If I don't already have your email address, leave it in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

*I am a Purex Insider. I do receive samples from the Purex brand, but no other compensation was received & my opinions are my own. Now let's hear your jokes!

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mini peach cobblers

Posted by: WoodElves / Category:

This post is about a dish I made but no recipe. And no picture. So you may wonder why would I even post about it??

but.... it was soo easy & yummy! I mean super easy. In a couple minutes I whipped up what is usually a special dessert treat, just for the two of us. It's something I could make on any weeknight.

So here are my guidelines for quick Mini Peach Cobblers. Maybe you could take the idea and make something respectable out of it.

I took 1 can of peaches and cut the peaches up in little squares.

Then I dumped a couple spoonfulls of cut up peaches into muffin tins. 1 can of peaches made 6 muffin tins for me, but they were a little small. We each ate more than one. I won't say how many.

Ok this is where this becomes a non-recipe altogether:
Then, I poured some oats, brown sugar, melted butter and flour into a bowl and mixed them into a little streusel. I don't know how much I used. I used proportions that looked like normal streusel proportions to me. If that doesn't help you, just look up a streusel recipe & scale down. ;)

I dumped my little mix over the peaches and sprinkled cinnamon on top. Then I baked it. I think it was at 375 and it might have taken 15-20 minutes until I felt it was done and the streusel looked as baked as seemed right.

They were so yummy for an evening snack with milk, and see how easy they were?! I dare you to go try it and if you do, please leave comments letting me know if you made any additions or changes because I'd probably like to try them too!

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Geneology is a topic that has always interested me.

Maybe it's because I've always liked history, and maybe it's because since before I was born, my family has had a pretty comprehensive knowledge of our family tree back to the 1500s in some areas. Both of my parents' sides have been in America for several centuries, my dad's side since the early 1600s. Both sides have been traced back to their roots in "old country" - England mostly, but all of the British Isles. I've known about relatives that came to America during the Revolutionary War and others that came on the Mayflower. I'll admit that I didn't always enjoy traipsing through cemetaries with my parents on family vacations, but I like knowing where I came from and the people who got me where I am today.

So when I got married, I was interested in learning what my childrens' geneology would be on their dad's side. The problem is, that David really didn't know. He didn't know what nationalities he came from or anything. He didn't know his great-grandparents' names. So, I asked his grandma. "Well, I guess we're all from Virginia," she said. I thought that was funny because Virginians had to have come from somewhere to begin with, but that was the best answer I had.

Now that we do have a little Wood on the way, I got back into trying to find out more. Well, it only takes a couple of hours on the internet to dig up the correct Wood pedigree. (Way easier than requesting old court records, yes?) I was amazed by what I found. First of all, his grandma was right. We traced his family - ALL branches - back to Virginia as early as the early 1600s. They pretty much HAVE been in Virginia forever, all of them. Before that, they were mostly from England.

So, in the marriage of David Wood to myself, we have merged two of the oldest families in America. Our children will have a very consistent geneology - both sides came from Britain to America in the very early stages of the country.

I still hope to find out more and be able to trace some branches that we don't have very much information on yet. Mostly, I wish I could find out stories about these people instead of just being names and dates. I'll enjoy telling my children the stories I do know, about their great-grandpa who parachuted into Germany in WWII and another great-grandpa who served in the Korean War, among others. They definitely have a strong family tree to be proud of.

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