Thursday, February 14, 2013

Glade Fragrance Review


Have you heard of Bzz Agent? It's a cool program to try products for free and review them! I was recently asked to review some of the Glade Expressions air freshening products and this is what I think after using them for a while:

The Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser is much nicer looking than many fragrances out there. By looking at it you might think it's a piece of decoration, not an air freshener. I got the Pineapple and Mangosteen fragrance, which smells very sweet and inviting. I do wish that the fragrance lasted longer than the 30 days the packaging says, but I will be happy to purchase refills when mine is used up.

The Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist comes in a special holder and the holder is squeezed to spray the fragrance. My holder is a clean, bright white which I think looks nice. The fragrance I got is Cotton and Italian Mandarin. It is fresh and clean smelling with a hint of sweetness. I used the fragrance recently when my nephew was sick in the living room, and it covered up the smell very well.

Full Disclosure: I was given coupons to try these products for free. The reviews are my own opinions.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Catching Up!

Just when I started to get into the rhythm of blogging a little more regularly, boom, nothing for two months! Oh well, you do what you can, right? :) The last couple months have been so busy! I'm now the Vice President of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, and my duties include keeping up on all of our social media, including the blog, flickr, facebook--along with monthly guild and officer's meeting, helping to plan the following month's meetings, Sew Days and other events!

Besides my guild duties I've been busy sewing up a storm (why is everyone having babies at the same time? Spread 'em out, people!), planning vacations for the year, doing lots of yummy low-carb cooking, and you know, working my two part-time jobs. Also, a friend and I started a Sewing Circle a few months back, so there is usually one night a month we get together to sew. We've been having a lot of fun hosting those, sometimes we get a lot of work done, and sometimes it's more about good conversation and laughter!

Here are a few of the projects I've been working on lately~

I started making a quilt for my mom for Christmas a few months ago...well I didn't finish it in time for Christmas, but I was able to give her a quilt top for Christmas...just like I did with my boyfriend last year! Maybe that's going to be my thing, a Christmas quilt top :)  I did manage to finish this before January was over though! I switched up a few blocks here and there from the original pattern. The pattern, by the way, was in a book that I was generously given by Angela from Cut to Pieces when she was clearing out some of her craft books and offered them up for grabs on her blog. Thanks so much, Angela!

I made this giant block baby quilt for my friend Eva. The quilt I made for her first baby was only my second quilt ever! It was fun making this one, thinking about how far I've come in a few years with my quilting and what I do differently now!

  This project was a mini quilt I made for a personal swap with a friend. I love the paper pieced block!

I'm currently working on some more fun projects, baby quilts plus a few other things, so I will post those as soon as I am able (ie, after the recipients have them in their hot little hands!).