-I have super dry skin, as do my babies. Winter is usually the time we struggle the most. This winter I have been slicking us down with baby oil fresh out of the bath. Before you dry off, try slathering yourself in baby oil and then pat dry. It has kept the kids' eczema under control and I don't have the itchy scratchy skin of winter that usually takes over by now. If you're worried about spilling the oil, you can try the new baby oil jell and it works the same!
-Bare minerals! I love love love bare minerals. I started using them and I will never go back! I highly recommend going into one of their stores, having someone tell you what you need and then buy it off eBay. I saved 30% at least and I love all of it. Before you get all worried about the cost, I can promise you that it works out. Whatever you spend at Wal-mart is about what you would spend on Bare minerals simply because it last SO much longer. It's not a 1 to 1 ratio. My foundation lasts 6 months with bare minerals.
-For simple dish washing I have become a big fan of Cascade Action packs. The older two boys have started loading and unloading the dish washer and I have no worries about over dosing each cycle with these. My dishes are clean and I am happy :)
-Got dry hair? Another product I use about twice a week is Potion 9 by Sebastian. It's a leave in conditioner that makes your hair silky soft. I use a flat iron most days and that can be devastating to hair health. This restores moisture and prevents breakage. It's a great product and like the Smooth Down, it lasts forever. One tube lasts me a year.
-Our house has A LOT of traffic. Between 2 cats, 1 dog, 5 kids, 2 adults, and weekly bible study there are countless feet that cross our path. Our carpet is 7 years old and I do my best to keep it up. It would cost thousands to re-carpet our house and while I know it will have to be done eventually, I do what I can to postpone it. Brooke's Chem dry is my hero. In our 7 years here we've had them out 4 times. I would love to do it at least once a year but there always seems to be more pressing things for our fundage. Kenny is the guy who typically does ours and he does a great job. If you need carpet cleaning and want it done right give them a call and tell them I sent you :)
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