Thursday, August 30, 2012

Save money with Shaklee's Get Clean line!

Isn't that amazing? Cheaper than the Dollar Store! And no toxic chemicals - win/win/win! I purchased all of my Shaklee cleaners in May & I'm not even half way through them. I won't have to reorder until way into 2013! That makes me, & my family's lungs, skin & allergies, not to mention our budget, very happy indeed!

When I first ordered, I just ordered a Get Clean Starter Kit. Had everything I needed to get going & get my house chemical-free! There are several different kits to choose from! Prices range from $40 to $99! Easy peasy!

(Click on the image to read about the products.)

The only thing not included in the kits is Shaklee's Basic G disinfectant. You have to order it separately - it's a
huge bottle, with a 3 year shelf life & trust, it will probably take close to 3 years to use it all! Basic G is truly incredible! It's the only non-toxic disinfectant I have ever been happy with & trust! I use it (or add it) for almost all of my cleaning chores! I love to disinfect!!

Want to try the Get Clean line? Order a kit! It will be delivered extremely quickly, right to your door & if you aren't happy with it, Shaklee offers a 100% money back guarantee! Simply return it! But that won't happen. You're going to love it!

To see all Shaklee products, visit my Shaklee site! Click here! You'll quickly discover why Shaklee has been in business for over 50 years!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This is Madonna.

Recently. At one of her concerts. At age 54. And I worry about how I look.

I've never been a Madonna fan. Surprise! I'm still not.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Back to school!

I have three photogenic children. He's not one of them. But he's smiling. He's now in the 6th grade. Joined the band. And JCC (again). Smart as a whip. Insane book reader. A tad on the quiet/shy side. Nintendo addiction. Mercedes' most favorite person on the face of the earth. Makes straight A's with an occasional B. Loves to learn. Musically inclined. Sweet boy. And sensitive. Handsome. My worrier. Who just showed his younger brother how to choke someone. I take back the 'sweet' part. Adored.


Big one is 11. Small one is 8.5.


Him: 8.5. Her: 7.5. That is not a typo.

Him - 3rd grade - super smart. In the GT program. Pretty much makes all 100's on everything. Slow & steady. Has a passion for life. And a temper. Has OCD. Drives the entire family crazy. Dramatic. Likes to play. And play. And play. Asks millions of questions. Neat & clean. Vivid imagination. Thinks money grows on trees. Must be center of attention. Lovable little boy. Cute as a button. Her - 2nd grade - crazy. Still. But blossoming. Social. Has never met a stranger. Happy-go-lucky. Doing much better in school, but would rather eat cupcakes. Hyperventilates at the thought of candy. Loves recess. And art. And plays/runs hard (hence the clothing). Loves pink. And red (hence the clothing). And glitter (hence the shoes, though you can't see them well). Does just enough academics to move on to the next grade. So far, it's working. Darling.

I'm the luckiest mom in the world! Love my kids. Cherish my kids. They complete me! ♥

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Shaklee giveaway coming very soon!

In the next week or two, I'm going to have a Shaklee (+ some goodies!) giveaway on my blog! Be sure to follow my Facebook page so you don't miss the announcement! I love having giveaways!

Talk soon!

(That's just too apropos not to use.)

(I'm on a roll.)

Happy Saturday! Ü

Miley Cyrus - then & now.

She is such a beautiful girl.

And typically, I'm the first one to be sarcastic & do some fun snarking on celebrities.

But truth be told, I don't have anything to say about Miley's transformation. Other than...

I understand being young. And I understand completely about expressing one's self. But these photos?

Just make me incredibly sad.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tomato sauce stain? GONE!

Back when I used bleach, I never used it on anything but whites. For example, if I had an article of clothing that had both a color(s) & white, & the white spot had gotten a stain on it, I sprayed it with Shout. I never used bleach for fear of ruining the color(s) on the clothing. Sometimes Shout got the stain out, sometimes it just lightened the stain. Nonetheless, that was my procedure.

Now, I use Shaklee's all-natural Nature Bright. No need for me to be convinced any further. I am sold! First, it removed my 5 year old carpet stain. Next, it removed dried on nacho cheese off of a shirt. Now? Dried tomato sauce.

Oh, what a booger. We all know, most likely, tomato sauce ain't comin' out. Wrong! I soaked the area(s) with *Basic H & then doused with Nature Bright. And I let it sit. For a very, very long time (overnight, I think). Then, I washed it according to my washer's recommendation for removing tomato products. (*Because these are really tough stains, I'm putting a little Basic H on them first, then doused with Nature Bright.)

Tada! Unfortunately, I took these photos with my cell phone, in my laundry room, so they're pretty dark. I lightened (& sharpened) this one a bunch, so you can really see the tomato sauce is completely gone! Completely gone!

Just more proof, it does not take chemicals to live healthy & live clean! It doesn't even take chemicals to remove very difficult stains from clothing! I am absolutely tickled pink!

I decided to continue to post the large images (unlike the small one) because it's just so much easier to really see what the results are. I posted this shirt down below, but here are the large photos so you can really visually see that the nacho cheese is completely gone! (Photos again taken with my cell phone - sorry - I need to start using my big, ol' camera since these results are so amazing!)

Again, Shout would have definitely lightened the stain, but Nature Bright removed the stain! I'm so pleased that these shirts are not stained/ruined! Yet again, money saved!

These results are exactly why I love Shaklee so incredibly much! All of their products work this well & all of their products are all-natural! I want to live longer; therefore, I have removed all toxic chemicals from our home & away from our bodies & let me tell you, it is a great feeling!!

Shaklee. Always safe, always works, always green.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stain gone without using chemicals!

Mercedes' shirt. She dropped nacho cheese on it & I forgot about it. When I found it, I covered the area with Basic H & Nature Bright. Both, because I know it's hard to get cheese out. I let it sit for a day before washing. Tada! No chemicals used & the tough stain is gone!

Yet again, thanks all-natural Shaklee!

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Taylor Swift AGAIN.


And her boyfriend is a junior in High School? REALLY?

I don't even know what to say. So I won't.

Oh, wait. Yes I do.

Talk soon!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Join the webinar tonight & if you still have further questions, contact me - it'd be my pleasure to help you!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Shaklee's Nature Bright - my stain is GONE!

Anyone who knows me well knows I detest carpet stains. I clean spots immediately with my Bissel Green Machine. Our carpet looks darn good for a family of six with three dogs. That said, say hello to a stain in our bedroom. It's been there at least 5 years - I could never get it up & you don't want to know how many times I've tried. We have no clue what it is, but assume that somehow, someway, oil of some sort made it into our room. So, I pulled out Shaklee's Nature Bright. I was really ready for Nature Bright to show me what its got. And it did!

Tada! Stain is completely gone! Wow! I was stunned. I can't believe it. I've despised that stain for 5 years! I had to put the little fish there because the stain is gone & I couldn't get the camera to focus. As a matter of fact, you can slightly see that the carpet is still wet in that area from me cleaning. Awesome!

The photos above were taken on 7.29.12. Some stains, over time, resurface. So, not only did Nature Bright remove the stain, I want you to know exactly how well Nature Bright really works! As of today, 8.20.12, the stain is still completely gone! The photo below I took this morning. Yay!

Not sold on Shaklee's green, non-toxic products yet? You should be! They are stinking fantastic! Simply amazing, simply safe & simply proven!

You can visit my Shaklee store here.

Happy day!

*Disclaimer - on the back of the Nature Bright package, it recommends not using the product on carpet/rugs. As you can see, I chose to ignore the recommendation. I'm not a good rule follower. ;o) Use at your own discretion on carpet/rugs.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Experiment update!

Ahhhh! Good & bad news! I am SO busy with my Shaklee business (yay!), that believe it or not, I do not have the time right now to do my experiment! I can't even get to the store! Ha! I am not cancelling it, I am just postponing it! I will let you know when I reschedule - I'm anxious to see the results myself! :)

Oh yes, my Shaklee business is growing by leaps & bounds FAST! If you are interested in selling amazing Shaklee products, contact me asap!! You can do it, too & I would LOVE to have you on my team! Contact me at Hope to hear from you!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Taylor Swift's red granny suit!

Now, ok. First of all, young lady, fix your posture! Ugh! Bad posture on anyone drives me crazy! Stand up tall, carry yourself with confidence. Smile (do you know that if I find myself not smiling, I will put a smile on my face whether anyone is around or not? Oh yes I do!) & quit hunching! (Kelle Hampton, please fix your posture, too! Thank you.)

Now. I'm sure to many, this oversized, sloppy swimming suit might be a breath of fresh air. But oh dear gawd do I ever disagree. Honey, live in your youth, enjoy your body & express yourself! I don't mean one needs to wear an inappropriate and/or skimpy string bikini, but come on! Work whatcha got! You have many years ahead of you when you can dress ancient - don't do it now! And honestly, it looks like her diaper bottoms are just flat out too big. Can she really think that looks good? And look at the hubba hunk beside her! What a cutie! They kinda-sorta-in-a-way make a cute couple. If he treats her like a queen, she should try to hang onto him!

And that's all I have to say about that! So, talk soon! Bwahaha! Just kidding.

Friday, August 17, 2012

McDonald's versus fresh - experiment!

I've seen this a million times & I'm sure you have too. But is it true? Truly, I'm skeptical. So, I've decided to purchase a burger & fries from McDonald's & do this little experiment myself. But wait! I've also decided to take it one step further! Tomorrow, from scratch, I will make my own burger & fries. And then, I will place them side by side & watch the days go by.

Really, I know McDonald's isn't the healthiest food ever, but I don't think it's made of plastic, either. This is going to be so interesting! Let the experiment begin! Tomorrow (Saturday), that is! :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Destin, Florida photos!

Be still my heart...

My cuties!

Lets all wave!

Bents & Mercedes in hamster balls! They were down more than they were up!

Audi & Jags on the bungee things! Audi did nothing but go up & down. LOL Jags did back flips!

Every time we go, I find one of these! Ew!

I cherish our time in Destin. I have never, ever been so in love with a city & state before. There's just something about Destin. It gives me a magical, peaceful feeling I can't explain. Some day, one day, I hope to live there. ♥

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shaklee's LUSCIOUS laundry!

So you already know I love Shaklee's Get Clean line. Now, I can add all of the laundry products to the list! Oh my. Yummy, very very soft pleasant scent, soft freshness! I was a little apprehensive at first, but that was gone after my first load! Never will I use anything else. I'm beginning to see a pattern here. :)

The concentrated laundry products are a tad more pricey than (some) typical laundry products. But with the money I'm saving in cleaning products, it's alright! Again, all of Shaklee's products are all-natural & for a family with severe allergies & skin rashes & skin reactions - I'll take it! Just all around deliciousness!

Detergent here.

Dryer sheets here.

Laundry booster/stain remover here.

*If you follow me on Facebook, you saw my bedroom carpet stain before (5 year old stain) & after (no stain!). Nature Bright is the product I used to remove the stain. As of today, the stain is still gone & looks beautimous!

Disclaimer - on the back of the Nature Bright package, it recommends not using the product on carpets/rugs. Obviously, I did anyway. I don't always follow the rules. ;o) Use at your own discretion.

New domain!

Because I am now self-employed, I have taken the plunge & linked all of my social media sites together. Whew! My blog will now have a new domain: (It may not work for a few days while I redirect.)

That said, will continue to work, as well. I will not be ridding that address.

In addition, you can follow me on:



Instagram: Search for: adoringthesimple


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Jennifer McKinney, MckMama, bought a house!

Professional Tracy Coenen, of Fraud Files, has beautifully written an updated, accurate article regarding 'MckMama' (Jennifer McKinney) & her latest shenanigans. Click below.

On Buying a House During Bankruptcy.

Seriously. I would say I couldn't believe it, but really, I can. We all can. And I have to giggle at the homeowner's who entered into an 'agreement' with her - really? LOL Geeze.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Saturday morning we headed to Biloxi, MS for vacation! Our first day at the beach, we were sorely disappointed. The water was icky & full of jelly fish! Ew. So, I recommended we load up & drive the 3 hour drive to my most favorite place on earth - Destin, Florida! So, we did! And now, we are here:

This photo takes my breath away! Incredibly beautiful! I took this yesterday, early evening. Some people like to go to Disneyworld. I like to go to Destin! And my entire family loves it as much as I do!

I'll be back soon with new posts. I'm excited to get back to blogging, with a variety of topics!

If interested, you can 'like' my Facebook page and/or follow me on Instagram! (I love Instagram!)

Click here for my Facebook page & my Instagram profile is: truesimplegirl.

Have a happy week! Life is a choice - choose happy!

Friday, August 3, 2012

What is in tap water? What are YOU drinking?


A fresh take on healthier water, Get Clean® Water is a new multipatented water filtration system. Unlike other water pitchers, Get Clean® Water uses a solid block of carbon to clean your water, reducing some pretty nasty contaminants—including up to 99 percent of lead!

Get Clean® Water is the first pitcher to use a refillable carbon-block filter system so there’s less plastic to throw away. And it filters 303 liters (80 gallons) of water per filter.

Cleaner, healthier water and a cleaner, healthier planet? We can all drink to that!

Beats Leading Brands!

• Certified to reduce lead, mercury, cadmium and more contaminants while retaining healthy minerals!
• Certified to reduce chlorine, thus helps to reduce harmful effects cause by its health-threatening by-products!
• Certified to filter 303 liters (80 gallons) - twice as much as leading brands.
• First-ever pitcher with refillable carbon-block filter system.

*Each Get Clean® Water filter handles 80 gallons of water, twice as much as Brita® and Pur®2, and each filter is made from sustainable coconut shell carbon using a zero-emission process. Plus, it's the first pitcher with a refillable carbon-block filter system, so there's less waste going to the landfills.

The Smart Choice!

• Costs only a few cents a liter.
• Healthy, great-tasting water.
• First automatic pitcher meter that shows gallons filtered - no electricity is required.
• Handy and portable.
• Save cost - no boiling is required.



“Gets the lead out” and more.
Get Clean® Water reduces many harmful contaminants that can turn up in your water. And Get Clean® Water is certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to reduce lead and more.


Only a few cents a liter.
Malaysians are pouring money down the drain by drinking bottled water. For only a few cents a liter, Get Clean® Water gives you clean, great-tasting water—with a smart meter that shows you exactly when to replace your filter. No more guessing.


More clean water every time.
Get Clean® Water gets 303 liters (80 gallons) from every hardworking filter—twice as much as big-name brands—and reduces contaminants that can actually turn up in your water and be harmful to your health.


Keeps the planet green.
Get Clean® Water uses the first refillable carbon-block pitcher filter system, so there’s less waste in the landfills. And each filter is made with our sustainable coconut shell carbon, which is better for the environment.

Get Clean Water Starter Pack!


Get Clean Year Of Water! For $105.00 (members), you'll have clean water for a year! Excellent value! Amen!

Personally? I had no idea. We drink a lot of water here at our home. We're drinking a lot of icky stuff! Ew! Get Clean Water is in our home & will be from here on out! And the expensive water bottles we purchase at the store? No more! All water bottles will be filled from our Get Clean Water pitcher! Now that - is refreshing!

(I know, I know. I just made that little "Now that - is refreshing!" blurb up all by myself. I kill me. :)

Happy drinking clean!