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Back to School * College Edition

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Sponsored by Procter & Gamble products at Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are mine of course.

We're calling this the Off to College and Stay Clean Kit. I have 3 kids in college this year, my twins who are 20 and my 18 year old. Besides having some good basic foods to eat the next important factor for college kids is the smelling fresh and clean necessity. Good affordable prodcuts are a must. Our kit includes...

  • Gillette Venus Flex Swirl Razor for my daughter 
  • Fusion ProGlide Manual Razor with FlexBall for my sons
  • Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Old Spice Lasting Legend Dirt Destroyer Body Wash for the boys 
  • Olay Moisturizing Body Wash for my daughter
  • Secret Outlast Women's Invisible Solid Deodorant with 48 hour protection for you know those long study hours
  • Old Spice Antiperspirant & Deodorant one of my sons likes the white solid and the other likes the clear gel
  • Tide Pods for super easy no measuring laundry
  • Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh Toothpaste to keep their teeth nice and white for those dates
  • Oral B Toothbrush 

I swear by my Secret and Gillette razors. I've been using Tide on my kids clothes since they were toddlers. It's gotten them through grass stains, chocolate stains and mud stains I'm sure it can handle any college student grim they can dish out. I have tried other brands and they are the only ones that really work. Bundle these things all up with a shower poof in a shower caddy so they can carry their things back and forth from the bathroom and they are set. 

For my daughter I'm adding in a little liner and lipstick. The CoverGirl Intensify Me! Liquid Liner can give her a great no smudge line and the CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick comes in so many pretty colors. 

They are ready to head out to fall semester with a good solid collection of keep clean basics. 

Did you know that Bed Bath and Beyond carries Procter and Gamble prodcuts? The Harmon section inside Bed Bath & Beyond has all of your back to college essentials, like Tide, Secret, Crest, and more P&G products. And guess what? Right now Beth Bath and Beyond is having a special for college students heading to school. When you buy $40 worth of the participating P&G items at Bed Bath & Beyond, you’ll receive a $10 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card! Perfect for some new towels or washcloths. Don't you just love freebies. 

My favorite College Speak term is MOMCLEAN. It's definitely something my college kids need to work on but I know they will get there. It's just a matter of experience. But as a mom I know I have my own LEGDAY's.

What's your favorite College Speaker Term?

  • MOMCLEAN (a): Clean like it came right from your mom’s washer
  • SPEAKYCLEAN (a): So shiny you have to say something about it
  • HAIRAPY (v): The action of washing your hair and getting a fresh start
  • LEGDAY (n): A great day for showing off those legs
  • FRESHZEN (n): A student who is completely focused on fresh
  • ALLDAYER (n): When you responsibly get through the day without even a nap

Share your own #CollegeSpeak term for the chance to win a $50 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card and the following P&G products:
  • CoverGirl Intensify Me! Liquid Liner
  • CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick
  • Gillette Venus Swirl Razor
  • Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Old Spice Lasting Legend Dirt Destroyer Body Wash
  • Secret Outlast Invisible Solid Deodorant
  • Tide Pods
  • Crest 3D White Arctic Fresh Toothpaste
  • Oral B Toothbrush

This post is sponsored by Procter and Gamble products at Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are mine of course.


Do you know how when you are growing up and you just love and look up to someone like your mother or your grandmother and you want to do something that they love too? My grandmother loved coloring books. She had a stack under her tv stand for the grandkids to color in when they visited. We would sign our name and age on the page we colored and put the coloring books back into the cupboard. When grandma passed away 2 years ago we looked through the old coloring books remembering when we colored one page or another. It was a sweet memory. She also had some coloring books she kept for herself because she loved the pictures and wanted to use them for a project or two. I loved those books and have someone of the pages filed away in our memory box.

After creating the Feather Color Page and the Hearts Coloring Page for you I decided I really like to make coloring pages so I made a few more. Now, every time there is a day such as national cupcake day or nation hot dog day etc. I think I will add another page to the collection. I hope you enjoy coloring them as much as I enjoy making them for you. They are for you and for grandma and for the memories she made with us and her coloring books.

A pink pineapple sounded oh summer summery to me so I colored my pineapple coloring page pink.

Cupcakes are just cute. Add some frosting and toppings and pretty cupcake papers they are perfect for a coloring page. How about some cupcakes with your best girls while coloring some cupcakes too!

Of course I had to add some flowers because you know, they're flowers. This one I made a little more simple for when you want to finish a coloring page but don't have a lot of time or your little one wants to join in coloring with you.

These the markers I use to color my coloring pages. I love that I have 80, yes 80 colors and shades to choose from. I think you will like them too. Crayola Super-Tip Markers

Dog Grooming

Meet our Taco Terrier, Harrison Oakley Acorn. I added the Acorn because he was such a sweet tiny pup when he came home to us and had such a big name I thought acorn being a tiny thing would fit him perfectly. He's a rescue puppy who was born at his foster parent's house. When we got him we know he was a terrier and chihuahua mix. He's a mix of chihuahua and miniature fox terrier which makes him a Taco Terrier. No I didn't make it up it's a real thing I promise.

He is a sweetheart and follows me around the house and likes to either lay in a chair near me while I'm working or by my feet. He also loves to burrow under the blankets at night. This bed is perfect for him. I just ordered one for him. Do you have a dog how likes to burrow? I bet he/she would love a doggy cave bed too.

He had a dog bed that he liked to lay in but during his teething stage he decided he needed to chew a hole in it and pull out the stuffing. One thing we did find is that when training him the best way to stop him from a bad behavior was to replace it with a good one. He was needing to chew so I bought him some natural rawhide bones and he loves them! They helped him lose his baby teeth and chew in his adult teeth while keeping his teeth clean from tarter and plaque.

One thing I love about having a Taco Terrier is he is super easy to groom. I wash him with Burt's Bees Dog Shampoo and clip his nails. That's it. Since he is a black dog it's hard to see where the quick is in his nails so I got this super cool tool, Easy Quick Finder that helps me know where it's safe to trim his nails without hurting him.

Harrison wears a cute light blue nylon collar but I have been looking at some leather and patterned collars to dress him up a bit when we go out. What do you think of this little doggy bow tie? I think the blue looks so cute against his jet black fur.

I've been thinking about getting him some fall sweaters since he's so little. He need something to keep him warm when he plays outside.

Do you dress up your pup?