Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Secretaries day!

Today I made these for the secretaries at my son's school. They are recycled spaghetti sauce jars that I put stickers I cut with my Cricut on. The stickers say 
"You're so awesome that you are worth your weight in jelly beans!" (My new favorite saying.)
Super cute and fun, and super easy to make! 

Happy Secretaries to all you hardworking administrative assistants. Thank you for all that you do!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April General Conference quotes

Every April and October we are lucky to hear from our general authorities at the annual and semi- annual LDS General Conference.  These are FB Covers I created with my favorite quotes from last week's General Conference meetings. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Review of Viva Vantage paper towels

I was given a sample of new Viva Vantage paper towels from Crowdtap to try out and share.

First, I used a Viva Vantage paper towel as a plate for pizza, and was pleased to find that even as it absorbed the grease, the paper towel was still strong enough to hold my food, the grease did not soak through to my hand, nor did it tear or fall apart. 

Next, I used a Viva Vantage paper towel to drain bacon.  Again, the texture of the weave, and the super thick sheets absorbed impressively. There was no sopping drippy greasy mess to clean up underneath. All of the grease was locked into the sheet, which was a pleasant surprise!

Then, I used a Viva Vantage paper towel to clean out the seat tracks in my mini van.  I was quite impressed with the durability with spray cleaner. Each track took just one paper towel. 

 Finally, as my last test, I used Viva Vantage paper towels to wash a sink full of dishes.  Though the towel did tear a bit towards the end, I was able to wash all of the dishes in the rack with one paper towel.  This was the most impressive to me, as I submerged the towel and used it as a dish rag, and even sopping wet it was strong enough to clean the entire sink of dishes.

After my series of personal tests, I was ready to share Viva Vantage paper towels with my friends.  First, I shared them with a friend who was doing some messy crafting with the kids. She reported back that she was impressed with their durability and that they were strong and absorbent enough to wipe up gluey water from the floor without ripping or shredding.

 Next, I shared the Viva Vantage paper towels with some people at church. There were 16 of us who used them to clean the benches in the sanctuary with furniture polish. (I did not include a picture of that out of respect for the church.) There are a total of 50 pews that are 20 feet long each. We used one towel per bench and they held up remarkably. They are soft enough to use on the pews, but strong enough to handle the polishing without making a big mess on our hands, which has been a problem in the past.

 Finally, I found my daughter with a pile of Viva Vantage paper towels this morning.  I asked her what she was doing and she said she was folding them into pillows for her dolls because they were "so fluffy."  She has never done this with our old brand, and when I asked her why she said because those are "too flat."

So after a series of highly scientific (ha!) tests, I am now officially ready to break up with my old brand of paper towels and switch to new Viva Vantage!

*Even though I was given this sample, I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own, and no additional compensation was received.