Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review: Listerine Total Care Zero

I was given a sample of the new Listerine Total Care Zero through a sampling program at Crowdtap.

Listerine Total Care Zero is a less intense, alcohol-free mouthwash. It claims to 
  • help prevent cavities
  • restore enamel
  • strengthen teeth
  • kill bad breath germs
  • clean the whole mouth
  • freshen breath
I was looking forward to trying a new and improved Listerine with an alcohol free formula. This version still has that antiseptic, medicinal Listerine taste. My Grammie used the original Listerine so the smell made me think of her and smile. I prefer a minty mouthwash. Because the the Listerine Total Care Zero is alcohol free, there is much less burning and pain.  If the Listerine Total Care Zero had tartar control, I'd definitely be a bigger fan.

If you are interested in trying Listerine Total Care Zero, there is a $1 off coupon on Listerine's website.  With Valentine's Day coming up, it's always nice to have fresh kissable breath!

I was provided a product by Crowdtap in exchange for my review.
All opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Honeymoon Album

I mentioned before that my One Little Word for 2012 is FINISH. 
One of the goals I have is to complete 12 (yes, TWELVE) unfinished projects in 2012. 
I am happy to say that I've completed three projects so far.
Last night I finally completed (and ordered!) our Honeymoon Album.

We went on a Norwegian Cruise to Bermuda. The cruise was really convenient since it left from Boston. No airport or rental cars or baggage fees to deal with. We saw people bringing on cases of soda, beach chairs and coolers full of snacks. We parked at the garage on the waterfront and walked the few blocks to the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. It took about 45 minutes to check in, drop off our bags and board the ship. I highly recommend it for families or couples looking for a getaway.

Oh, Bermuda was just beautiful. I can't wait to go back again.

Did you know that because the pink sand beaches are made from coral, the sand never gets hot under your feet? Even when it is 90 degrees! 

I used the Blueprints No. 1 templates from Paislee Press to keep the whole album consistent. This is a super simple book. Just lots of photos + a few words.

Create your own custom photo books at

Monday, January 16, 2012

It's Monday, Where are You Reading?

In 2012, I'm trying to read 52 books and blog my reviews. 

Today's post is for a 
meme hosted by Sheila at BookJourney.

Finished this past week:
Little Black Dress by Susan McBride
The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter by Lisa Patton

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ten on Tuesday

Ten on Tuesday
1.    I’m trying this Ten on Tuesday thing. My hope is that it gets me blogging more regularly. I have all these ideas but never get around to sharing them here.
2.    In related news, my One Little Word for 2012 is FINISH. I have too many unfinished projects and ideas. This is the year I complete them or clear them out. It’s also the year I finish a 5K and  Do you have a word for the year?
3.    While we’re on the topic of resolution-type things, I’m making an effort to make some new recipes for dinner. Last week it was turkey meatballs and spaghetti squash and spicy and hot chicken soup.  Both were easy to make after a long day at the office and used ingredients I already had on hand. Two thumbs up.
4.    We finally took Christmas down over the weekend. I miss the glow of the lights on the tree. But I’m happy to have more room to walk around in the living room too.
5.    Can I just share how much I love Lands’ End flannel sheets? They are so soft and warm.
6.    I’ll be really happy if we make it through a New England winter with average temperatures in the 40s and  snow fall accumulation under an inch. But somehow I know we’ll be buried under a foot or more of snow soon. Until then, I’m enjoying the mild weather.
7.    I’m also enjoying the fact that the days are getting longer. Yesterday, at 4:30 it was still (just barely) light. Yay!
8.    I’m excited to see my high school friends this weekend. We don’t all get together often but when we do, it’s full of laughter and joy. So excited.
9.    Do you have any favorite workout tunes? I need to update my iPod playlist with some upbeat music.
10.Last night my husband was finishing a job in the town next to where I work. When I left the office, I called him to see if he wanted to meet for dinner. It was fun having a spontaneous date night. We went to a cozy little place with great food that we haven’t been to a while. We sat at the bar, talked, hung out. It was awesome. The bartender gave us great recommendations and we enjoyed our meals almost as much as the company.