Lmited Edition Purex Detergent Review

So by now Im sure you are well aware based on my previous posts that I am a proud Texas girl. The list of things I love about my home state can go on and on but at the top of that list without a doubt is one special Texas only perk.. Bluebonnets! I adore them! I adore the fact that as each wild flower begins to bloom in random spots all of the state, so does the eager anticipation of warmer months as winter draws to a close and Spring starts sneaking up on us. I love the fact that with Bluebonnets come the yearly family pictures in fields covered by the royal blue flowers and I love that only fellow Texans can truly appreciate this little flower that pops only for a short time but is so beloved.

Now that I’ve poured my heart out about my undying love for a wild flower let’s get on with the true reason for my post today. 

I was fortunate enough to be chosen from a select few Texas bloggers to try out Purex Detergent’s new HEB Limited Edition Scent that is.. you guessed it… BLUEBONNETS! I was able to get my hands on a sample in return for a review ( that is all my own thoughts, let me add) and I was not disappointed! 

I tried out the detergent on several occasions and immediately fell in love with the fragrant scent. In all honesty I was expecting a floral scent, yes but I wasn’t sure if the true bluebonnet essence could be captured and bottled in laundry detergent. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. My first two loads I did only using the Purex detergent and upon pulling them out to fold and put away, i was in love! The third time I paired the detergent with a scent boost I use from time to time and it only amplified that bluebonnet fragrance not to mention left my clothes impeccable seeing as I didn’t even use a stain remover on some of my son’s more..CHALLENGING articles of clothing. 

Overall I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to sample this product and can only hope that this limited edition detergent can be found as a regular staple in my HEB aisle! 

10 out of 10 Stars for this new Purex Bluebonnet Detergent!

I would love to share a few of these full-size detergent samples with some of you! The Purex Bluebonnet Detergent Giveaway with run until May 18, 2016 at 4PM CT. 2 Winners will receive a full size sample voucher which can be redeemed at several San Antonio Location HEB’s.

You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below.

 I’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always. Check out the link below!

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


 With the Month of April drawing to a close, I think it would not be complete if we failed to address one significant event the month has brought upon us… My 25th Birthday! So with that said here are 25 Facts about Yours Truly to commemorate the occasion!

  1. I am deathly afraid of frogs… I’ve refused to enter my own home because there is a frog waiting by more door. (It’s an irrational fear, I know!)
  2. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice
  3. I love dogs and my dream was always to have a giant dog… We rescued our giant dog three years ago and he has been driving my husband up the wall ever since but I adore him!  
  4. I love broadway musicals and have a Pandora station dedicated to the Wicked Score
  5. I always knew I was going to name my son Aaron, I’m not sure what it is about the name but I have loved it ever since kindergarten.
  6. I met my husband on my 17th birthday and I don’t think we even made eye contact but here we are 8 years later!
  7.  Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. I think I am part elf!
  8. I am a really shy person and I shutter at the idea of public speaking
  9. In the 90’s battle of BsB vs. N’sync, I was #teamnsync all the way
  10. I am low-key YouTube Obsessed! One day I will work up the courage to start a daily family vlog
  11. I am super frugal! If I can save a few dollars with coupons or promotions I will.
  12. I love making wreaths, it’s a hobby I am happy to share with my mom.
  13. I cannot sit through an entire movie at home. I just don’t have the attention span for it when I know there are a million other things I need to do around the house.
  14. I am a crockpot wizard! Just don’t ask me to touch the stove, its not gonna end well
  15. My first job was as a bagger at HEB
  16. Sundays are my favorite day of the week, I find them so peaceful even when there are a million things going on
  17. I love cheese! It’s totally healthy…
  18. I love planning parties but Im not a fan of going to them
  19. As a kid I was featured in a .5 second clip of the NBA “ I still love this game” commercial
  20. I have always been terrible at math,it was always my worst subject in school
  21. I am a reality TV junkie! Real Housewives… Teen Mom… you get the idea.
  22. I have become the mom I always swore I wouldn’t be and flood my social media with pictures of my son. I can’t help it that he’s my favorite person, ever!
  23. I may be one of the clumsiest people on earth.. If I can trip on it, I will trip on it
  24. If I could go to work barefoot I would! Shoes are not my favorite.
  25. Every year I take a week or so off for my birthday. Ya know.. to celebrate accordingly!



Wal-Mart Grocery Pick Up Extravaganza!

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Let me start out by saying I am a proud HEB shopping Texas girl! The local retailer was my first job for crying out loud! So needless to say when this cute little 4X6 mailer arrived describing Wal-Mart’s new order online, pick up later program I was less than convinced. I tucked it away in my junk mail pile and didn’t give it a second thought… I did.

Friday is my weekly shopping trip day and I figured, why not!? What’s one less shopping trip! Plus another detail on that cute little mailer was a $10.00 off promo code on an order of $50.00! Done! I can easily blow 100.00 on a shopping trip, it was a no brainer.

A few little disclaimers Id offer is. A) The pick up option is only available on orders of 30.00 or more and B) It is only available at SOME of the Wal-Mart locations in San Antonio.

When logging into walmart.com/grocery, you are first prompted to sign in or create an account (super simple process), then the shopping begins!

It was as easy as searching for a particular item either by name or department. Brand name? Generic? You could find it! My only gripe is that the search bar could uses a much more precise filter considering searching for a gallon of whole milk yielded that and about 6 pages of additional items.

Overall the prices were extremely comparable to HEB’s constant low prices, which made this bargain-shopping mommy, VERY HAPPY!

The pick up option was free for my order, however it does seem like there will be some instances that a fee may be assessed for the convenience, maybe during really busy occasions i.e. Super Bowl Sunday and the holidays.

The checkout process was pretty seamless as I entered my score of a promo code and selected my pick up info. Unfortunately the closest store to me that offered the pickup option was approx. 7 miles away, ironic when my local store is about 2! I guess that’s the price of convenience 🙂

Fast forward to pick up…

Ten minutes prior to pick up the confirmation email asks that you make a courtesy call to ensure that your order is ready for pick up upon your arrival which I did about 5 minutes too late, I might add. We pulled into the designated spot and out came 4 Wal-Mart associates who all very promptly loaded the groceries in our car within minutes. I must say I was very impressed! Down to the produce, each item was double checked for our seal of approval AND bags with things like bananas and chips were marked with fragile stickers… AMAZING!

Over all I would give this experience 5 out of 5 stars! Would I do this every week? Probably not, but I would highly recommend the option for people on the go and those who absolutely despise the act of grocery shopping. Check it out!

Here is a link for 10.000 off your first $50.00 purchase!













Let’s Break The Ice!

Hi There!

I’m Andrea. The full-time working, wife and mommy of one.

Here’s a little about me. I am a born and raised Texas girl, UTSA Alum,dog mom of 3 and lover of all things, homemade, sarcastic and witty.

My little family consists of my sweetheart hubby, John and our 1-year-old Son, Aaron. Ohh and a few furry friends also known as Reggie, Nolan and Faith. Welcome to the ever evolving adventure that is my life. Enjoy the ride!


So…the introduction to my family would not be complete if I did not include my extended family, my family unit. The age-old adage “it takes a village to raise a child ” is embodied by the role that the other half of our family unit, also known as Jill and Rene aka the “god-parents” aka Sister and Best Friend, play. They are always along for the adventure!