Saturday, April 30, 2011

Purex Complete with Zout Detergent Review / Giveaway - 2 Chances to win!!

I am so proud to be a Purex Insider.  It has been such an awesome experience so far.  I get the opportunity to try the great new products and share these products with my bloggy friends.

The newest addition to Purex has been Purex Complete with Zout.  Purex must have been reading my mind.  With three young boys in my house, I am CONSTANTLY stain treating everything, it seems like in my loads.  And the best part is my stain treating favorite is Zout.  And with Skin Allergies in our house they also make Purex Complete with Zout in Free & Clear.

I have now used the entire bottle of Purex Complete with Zout Free and Clear and I am in love!  It is the best and I can't imagine using anything else.  It keeps up with our family of boys and ALL the Stains that come along with them.

I am sure a lot of you have questions about this new  Purex product....Here is some answers.....

Is Purex Complete with Zout hypoallergenic?

Yes, both of the formulas, Fresh Morning Burst and Free & Clear, have been tested and found to be hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin. The Free & Clear formula contains no dyes or fragrances.

What is it:

Purex Complete with Zout combines the proven performance of Purex detergent with the triple-enzyme stain-fighting power of Zout stain remover.

How it Fights Stains:

Purex Complete with Zout contains 3 powerful stain-fighting enzymes. Each Enzyme targets a different type of stain:

Protease: Works against protein based stains such as grass and blood

Amylase: Works against starchy stains such as chocolate and tomato sauce

Mannanase: Works against guard, which is used as a thickener in many foods, such as ice cream, BBQ sauce and salad dressing, because it’s super sticky. Unfortunately it really sticks to fabrics too, making stains very difficult to remove. That’s why the Mannanase enzyme is so important in Purex Complete with Zout.

How to use it:

Purex Complete with Zout can be used as both a pre-treater and a detergent making it great for everyday laundry and heavily soiled loads

For normal wash loads, use it just as you would a normal detergent.

For really tough stains, poor a little directly on the stain and rub into fabric. Let it sit for 5 minutes before putting it into the washer.

Purex Complete with Zout is specifically formulated to work in both traditional and High Efficiency (HE) washer.

You can print a coupon for $1 off and/or get a FREE Sample from Purex!

Now for the Giveaway information.....

2 Lucky Winners will be selected via

Each winner will receive one coupon good for One bottle of Purex Complete with Zout Detergent! - Maximum Value $7.50 - coupon expires 12-31-12.

Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway Ends 05/09/11 at 11:59pm MST. Please leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry that you complete.

*** Mandatory Entry - Visit Purex and tell me something you have learned ***

Bonus Entries:

Follow Fishful Thinking on Google Friends Connect - on the right side of my blog

Follow Fishful Thinking on Twitter

"Like" Purex on Facebook.

Follow Purex on Twitter.

Tweet about the Giveaway: You can copy and paste the following Tweet over on Twitter once per day. Remember to let me know you tweeted.

Copy and Paste Tweet:

Ypu can #win @Purex Complete w/ Zout Detergent on @busch0218 blog! 2 Winners Ends 05/09 1159pm MST #giveaways

Leave a comment telling me which kind of Purex Complete with Zout you would buy with your coupon if you won.

Enter other active Giveaway's on Fishful Thinking Spacesavers Indispensable Double Food Dispenser $42 Value (Ends 05/16) and Cajun Prize Pack (Ends 05-01) make sure to leave a comment about each one you enter.

Good Luck Everyone and Happy Laundry Day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Quick and Easy Busy Morning Coffee-mate Muffins Recipe - How do you enjoy your Coffee-mate in the Morning??

As anyone knows who follow my blog I am a VERY proud Coffee-mate Brew Crew Member.  And by the way they are currently looking for more apply today.

One of our current activities that we are encouraged to participate in is making some Coffee-mate easy bake muffins.  They gave a suggested recipe and would like us to try it out as it or make the recipe our own.  Well of course I had to modify the recipe and make in special to our family's tastes. (I love incorporating whole wheat flour and so extras goodies like raisins and coconut to make it more healthy and tasty)  So as you look at the recipe I created...don't be shy and make it your own today with the help of Coffee-mate.


2 Egg, beaten

3 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 Cup milk

1/2 Cup flavored COFFEE-MATE Gingerbread Latte

1/2 Cup butter, melted

1 1/4 Cups whole wheat flour

1 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder

Pinch of salt

1 Teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon nutmug

1 Large apple peeled, cored and chopped

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup coconut


1/4 quick oats

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a 12-cup muffin tin, spray with nonstick cooking spray or line cups with paper liners.

Mix egg, sugar, milk, COFFEE-MATE, and butter in a large bowl.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Add the apples and mix until just combined. Spoon batter into prepared 6-cup muffin tin.

To make the topping, mix quick oats, sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over tops of unbaked muffins.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Muffins are done when a toothpick is inserted into center of muffin and comes out clean.

Let muffins cool in tin for 5 minutes, then remove muffins from tin and cool completely on wire rack.

Yields 12 muffins.

Winner of the Bora Bora Organic Food Giveaway is.....

I am pleased to announce the winner of the Bora Bora Food Giveaway has been selected via

Baby Mama said... #152...She follows on GFC.

Congrats Baby Mama I know you will enjoy your Bora Bora Organic Food Prize Pack!

Thank you Bora Bora Organic Foods for creating such a healthy alternative.  I am proud to say I am a Bora Bora Lover!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mossy Bayou Foods Southern Cajun Goodies Gift Box Giveaway and Review, $16.50

I am so excited to share with everyone an spirited company from "Down South" who sells some excellent Cajun Products.  They are called Mossy Bayou Foods .

Mossy Bayou Foods is a Louisiana specialty foods company with several products that appeal to those seeking zesty and exciting flavor experiences.

Mossy Bayou Foods was kind enough to send me a Cajun Goodies Gift Box to review and giveaway one of these fantastic Cajun Goodies Gift Boxes to one lucky winner.

The Cajun Goodies Gift Box contains 4 uniquely Southern Cajun products.

- Louisiana Swamp Scum Hotsauce

- Bayou Blend Seasoning

- Louisiana Popcorn Rice

- Cajun Chow-Chow

Price: $16.50

Leading the product line-up is the award-winning LOUISIANA SWAMP SCUM HOT SAUCE. This unique sauce earned a First Place Award in the 2002 FieryFood challenge, sponsored by Chile Pepper Magazine. The hot sauce, developed from an old Cajun recipe, has a delicious smoke flavor and stands alone with its dark “swamp-green” color.

This has become a favorite at our house.  The smokey flavor, mixed with the bite of vinegar and spicy peppers goes well with many things....including cheese covered french fries :)   This sauce really does look like the name!

Bayou Blend Seasoning is a special blend of Cajun spices, with an added Mexican Accent. It does not contain salt or MSG.

I didn't get to use this seasoning yet, but can't wait to add it to some burgers on the grill.  The seasoning smells spicy, but not over powering. 

Louisiana Popcorn Rice is like no other rice I have ever had.  It is a gourmet rice, grown in South Louisiana, with the unique light flavor and aroma of fresh popcorn. 100% Natural.

I was amazed upon opening up the bag of Popcorn Rice it really did smell like fresh popcorn.  I prepared some on the stove top and it turned out perfect.  It wasn't too sticky and had a great texture.  It had just a hint of popcorn flavor and a slight sweetness, that kept making me and my boys come back for more and more.  We just ate it plain.

The last item in the gift box was Original Cajun Chow-Chow.  Like Mossy Bayou Foods says....
It's a "relish with an attitude".  It is made with green Cayenne peppers, onions, garlic, salt and a special blend of spices. 

It was too spicy for me, but my husband LOVES IT!  I have caught him in the refrigerator dipping a spoon into the jar, and taking a bite.

I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this gift box came packaged.  It was ready to be wrapped and given as a gift.  I am so glad I had this opportunity to try these new products and now at least one if not two are going to be re-ordered from Mossy Bayou Foods soon.

Now what you have all been waiting for.....the details of the giveaway....

One qualified person will win...a Cajun Goodies Gift Box from Mossy Bayou Foods, Value $16.50 (just like the one I reviewed).

Open to US residents only age 18 or over. You must complete the Mandatory Entry to be eligible. This giveaway Ends 05/01/11 at 11:59pm MST. Please leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry that you complete.

*** Mandatory Entry - Check out Mossy Bayou Foods website. Come back here to Fishful Thinking and let me know what product you would love to try or have tried.

Bonus Entries:

Follow Fishful Thinking on Google Friends Connect - on the right side of my blog.

Follow Fishful Thinking on Twitter.

Tell me something you learned while visiting Mossy Bayou Foods.

Tweet about the Giveaway: You can copy and paste the following Tweet over on Twitter once per day. Remember to let me know you tweeted.

Copy and Paste Tweet:

U can #win Mossy Bayou Foods Cajun Gift Box on @busch0218 blog! $16.50 Value Ends 05/01 1159pm MST #giveaways

Enter my other Giveaways for Purex Complete with Zout (05-09-11) or  Bora Bora Organic Food Gift Box of items (04-25-11) and leave me a message you did.

Good Luck Everyone!

The winners of the Coffee-mate Inspire Giveaway....

Well here I is time to announce the winners of the Coffee-mate Inspire Giveaway....

Molli G said... #108

"Like" Coffee-mate on Facebook

Marilyn's Money said... #139

I am a google follower

kolpin said... #19

your twitter follower

Melanie said... #92

Follow Coffee-mate on Twitter.

Cheryl said... #44

I follow Coffee Mate on twitter

Becky said... #116

Shelley said... #198

I checked out their website & would love to try Carmel Apple. Thanks

Alicia C. said... #79

My husband is the flavored coffee person in our house. He'd love to try their Vanilla Nut flavored creamer.

meredith m said... #206

kolpin said... #16

gfc follower kolpin

I am  Proud Brew Crew Member.

The winner of the Simply Potatoes Giveaway is.....

I am happy to announce the winner of the Simply Potatoes Giveaway.....

#2 "ohkeeka" said.....

It would help by greatly reducing prep time for recipes - no more shredding, dicing, or mashing!

Congrats ohkeeka!

Thank you Simply Potatoes for sponsoring this Giveaway.

And the Winners of the Bigfat's Hot Sauce Giveaway are.....

I am excited to announce the winners of the Bigfat's Hot Sauce Giveaway....

But before I do that I wanted to let everyone know that while this Giveaway was going on Bigfat's came out with a new sauce...

Bigfat's 408 Jerk Style Hot Sauce
It is packed with island spices, fresh tomatoes, green onion and habanero peppers this sauce and marinade works magic on the grill and with your food.

Goes great with: Chicken, fish, pork, beef, mushrooms, grilled pineapple, mixed in rice or on just about anything you want to grill.

Okay now on to the winners...And two VERY Lucky people won twice.....they need to buy a lottery ticket or two...

 The winner of the Bigfat's Gift Pack #172
"Whip-Smart Kitten" said...
Follow Fishful Thinking on Twitter

The winner of a bottle of Bigfat's 108 Sauce #88

"pmj" said...

bigfat twitter follower

The winner of a bottle of Bigfat's 208 Sauce #170
 "Whip-Smart Kitten" said... 

Left message for Big Fat on the FB wall

The winner of a bottle of Bigfat's 308 Sauce #79
"pmj" said... 

gfc follower

The winner of a bottle of Bigfat's 808 Sauce #143
"lewalk" said... 143


Congrats all winners!!!  Enjoy your superb Hot Sauce from Bigfat's and Thank you so much Bigfat's for making such a fantastic product!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

In Memory of a Little Angel - It is been 2 years today....

In memory -


We little knew that day,

God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.

You did not go alone.

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,

Your love is still our guide.

And although we cannot see you,

You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.

I took these photos a few weeks ago when we all went out and visited KK (that is what the boys called KayLynn and still do).  We decorated her tree with Easter eggs.  We encourage our boys to remember the good times they had with every time we remember her precious life....she still is and always remains part of our lives.

It is difficult to think 2 years ago today she was taken from all of us at the young age of 5.

I smile remembering how she could eat candy 24 - 7 and never want anything else to eat....she was such a picky eater :)  Here favorite colors were pink and purple.  She had such a huge heart and love Pre-school, especially scaring Miss Jill with fake snakes.
KayLynn we all dearly miss you so much and celebrate your life and spirit today!