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Holiday Cleanup Made Easy with Mean Green Cleaners! #MeanGreen

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

I don’t know about you, but when the holiday season hits, I can’t wait to get my decorations up and to make preparations celebrating with my family and friends. This year, we moved into a new home so I am super excited to host the holidays at our home!

Before I can make plans with decorations or putting up the Christmas Tree, I need to first make sure that the house is spic and span! Thanks to my Mean Green Cleaners, I have everything that I need to make sure it is in top top shape! I am sure that by now, you all know how much that I love Mean Green products. As a brand ambassador, I have been given the opportunity to try out many products from their line, and they are definitely my “go-to” line of cleaning products.

One of the places in my home that requires extra special attention during the holiday season is the kitchen. Thankfully, Mean Green Kitchen All Surface Cleaner is tough on grease and grime and leaves an energizing, fresh citrus scent throughout my kitchen. It is also safe to use throughout the rest of your home to remove tough stains, grease, grime, food stains, dirt, soap scum, pet stains, and more, because there is NO bleach, acid, or ammonia. I love that this one product can do so many things! During the holidays especially, I don’t have time to think about using multiple cleaning products, so I am glad that I can use one product to help me cover a multitude of tasks! 

Don’t forget about the affordability of Mean Green products! Mean Green Cleaners can be found at stores like your local Target and Walmart. The Mean Green Kitchen All Surface is priced under $3! What a deal for a product that does so many things!

If you need a product that can help with your holiday cleanup, I highly suggest that you give Mean Green Kitchen All Surface Cleaner a try. I would love to hear your thoughts! I think it is going to be one of your new favorites! Happy Cleaning and Happy Holidays!

Want to check out all of the Mean Green Cleaner products? They have an a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cleaning My New Home With Mean Green Cleaners! #MeanGreen

Disclosure: I am a Mean Green Cleaner Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

My family and I recently moved into a new home in August. I don’t have to tell you that moving definitely requires a lot of quality cleaning especially in the nooks and crannies of certain areas of the home that have been left uncleaned for long periods of time. Enter Mean Green Cleaners! I personally love all of the Mean Green cleaners that I have tried, but the one that I turn to again and again is the Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser. This product does it all! It is a powerful, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser that can get grease out and eliminate grime from most surfaces. In fact, it even works on fabric and concrete! No wonder it has been a trusted brand for over 20 years! This is my go-to product as it can be used to clean just about everything, inside and outside the home! 

The Bathroom– Using Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser in the bathroom is key! Since I have a house full of boys, I don’t have to tell you that they can be quite messy when it comes to the bathroom. Because this is a multi-purpose product, it allows me to have clean toilets and sinks without putting much or little elbow grease into it. This product also works great for the shower and tub. I have found that if you spray the product on and let it set for a couple of minutes, the grime will literally wipe away! I also love the pleasant fragrance; it makes everything smell so fresh in a room that can be quite stinky!

The Kitchen– When we moved into our home, the kitchen was the room that needed the most help. Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser definitely lived up to its name. I was able to clean the oven, counters, sink and even floors all with this one product! The grease that had built up on the oven and stovetop was gone within just a few sprays and wipes! Once again, this product works best on grease if you spray it on then let it set for a few minutes. When you wipe it off, it will literally glide off. Cleaning has never been easier! I love how one product has many uses, yet is so powerful and effective! 

The Laundry Room– Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser can even be used to aid in soiled laundry and to pre-treat tough stains. You can even add add ¼ cup directly to your wash. As with any product, I would suggest that you test for colorfastness before use. How many cleaners and degreasers can you use as a pre-treater as well? This is one awesome product! 

The best part about Mean Green Cleaners? Their affordability! Mean Green Cleaners can be found at stores like your local Walmart and the Mean GreenSuper Strength Cleaner & Degreaser is priced under $3! What a deal for a product that does so many things!

Want to check out all of the Mean Green Cleaner products? They have an a product for everything! GO HERE to see the products available. Many products are available to purchase at your local retail stores, so be on the lookout the next time that you are shopping.

Stay up to date on all of the latest Mean Green news by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Until next time! Have fun cleaning with Mean Green! I would love to hear which Mean Green Cleaner product is your favorite!

Experience the Rescue, Rehab & Release Efforts at Clearwater Marine Aquarium + Tampa Bay Resident Special!

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets and a tour to Clearwater Marine Aquarium in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I often feel that living here in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, we sometimes take for granted the most remarkable attractions that we have right in our back yard. One such example for my family and I is Clearwater Marine Aquarium. I cannot believe that we have never visited this remarkable facility until this past Saturday.

Many of you may be familiar with Clearwater Marine Aquarium as it has been made famous by Winter the Dolphin. She is the bottlenose dolphin with a prosthetic tale, and her story and experience have been portrayed in The Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 movies. Winter, along with her dolphin friend Hope live at Clearwater Marine Aquarium where they, along with many other animals are taken care of by volunteers, trainers and staff.

During our visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, we were given a personal tour by Allie. Allie is one of the many volunteers who give of themselves to help in the rescue, rehab and rehabilitation efforts which is the Aquarium’s number one mission. Once you step into the Aquarium, you can see why it is so easy to immerse yourself into the world of marine life rescue!

Our tour started with a stop by the animal hospital. We were able to see right into the area where animals are brought when they are sick. They have an actual surgical suite and triage where the sick animals are brought to receive treatment from the trained veterinary staff. The care given to these animals truly is remarkable! In the window, were little containers with items that they had pulled from turtles. Many turtles are brought here because they have swallowed huge fishing lines. The veterinary staff is able to remove them and to rehab the turtles. The picture below portrays just some of the reasons why animals are brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Look at the wall of Sea Turtles that the Aquarium has brought back to rehabilitation!

From here, we moved along and saw the kitchen where they prepare the food for the animals. They have huge freezers filled with food, and staff are there very early every morning to prepare healthy and delicious meals for the animals. Some of the animals will eat pounds of fish each day! One of the fun facts that I learned on our tour…they feed Jell-O to the dolphins, otters and pelicans to help them with their fluid intake. How cute is that?

We loved meeting Thelma and Louise two Nurse Sharks on our tour. Did you know that Nurse Sharks are actually bottom dwellers? This means that you will more than likely find them “resting” on the bottom of the ocean floor during the day since they are nocturnal animals. Nurse sharks can grow to be as long as 13 feet and weigh as much as 330 pounds! Wow!

Of course no trip to Clearwater Marine Aquarium is complete without seeing Winter and Hope! It was hard for me to get a good picture in the lighting, but here is Winter playing! You can see where her tail is cut off. In the photo below you can see Winter’s prosthetic that attaches to her tail. This has greatly helped to aid in her rehabilitation! If you have not seen the Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 movies, they are a must! These movies will tell you the story of how Winter was hurt and brought to the aquarium for rehabilitation. Since our trip on Saturday, my boys have watched both movies twice!

We also got to meet pelicans Ricky, Tyndall, Skylar and Matthew. Pelicans are such beautiful creatures!

The aquarium is in the middle of a huge renovation! If you visit right now, you will see that they are in the process of giving Winter a new home! There will be a new rescued dolphin complex, dolphin observation window and much more! You can see more details of the expansion HERE.

As you walk around the aquarium, you can’t help but feel the love that the everyone has not only for Winter, but for all of the animals as well. If you have never visited Clearwater Marine Aquarium, I highly suggest that you plan a trip in the very near future to see what their mission of rescue, rehab and release is all about! You will not be disappointed!

I want to send a huge thank you to Allie and the staff at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for making our trip so enjoyable! They also gifted our family with 2 huge bags of stuffed animals, books, mugs and other goodies that we have been loving! Thank you!

Tampa residents, I have one sweet deal for you! Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is showing appreciation for their Tampa Bay neighbors! 

To show appreciation for local residents, CMA is featuring a special admission offer for the month of September. This offer applies to residents of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Pasco counties. Click HERE for more details. 

  • $14.99 – Adults
  • $9.99 – Kids 12 and under
  • FREE – Children 2 and under

In addition, September 22-23 and 29-30 CMA is celebrating with Hopetember. YOU can give hope to the community with the RCS Pinellas Food Drive benefiting people and pets. Bring a non-perishable canned food item, or canned or dry dog or cat food to benefit RCS Pinellas and receive discounted general admission.

Discounted admission for Hopetember:

  • $12.99 – Adults/Seniors
  • $9.99 – Kids 12 and under
  • FREE – Children 2 and under

This is a great time to visit CMA if you have never done so! My boys are already asking me when we are going back!

Be sure to follow CMA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all of the latest news and promotional offers!

Make Back to School Fun with PJ Masks!

Disclosure: I was provided with the products in the post to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Please see my disclosure policy)

Hip Hip Hooray! The kids are finally back in school and we are adjusting to our new schedule! I don’t know about you, but those first few weeks of school are tiring! It can be challenging getting everyone up early, packing lunches, making sure homework is done, etc… Thanks to the folks at Entertainment One for supplying my son Brady with some PJ Masks goodies, so that I could brighten his mood with cupcakes, a t-shirt, backpack and other goodies when he arrived home from school!

PJ Masks offers products for back to school or any time of the year, including clothing and backpacks from Accessory Innovations and Happy Threads Apparel. Isn’t the shirt and backpack adorable that Brady is wearing in the picture above? I love the bright, vibrant colors! Be sure to check out retailers like Amazon and Kohl’s for the best selection of these products. They also offer items like this PJ Masks Sticker Activity Box that you can find at your local Party City. These would be great party favors if your little one wants a PJ Masks party! 

The PJ Masks cupcakes that I made were so easy to create!  Thanks to the PJ Masks cupcake decorating kit that was included in our box of goodies, it made decorating them a breeze! The PJ Masks cupcake decorating kit includes cupcake liners, decorative coins and sprinkles. You can find this cupcake decorating kit at your local Walmart.

After I made the cupcakes and let them cool, I frosted them and placed the sprinkles on top. Then, I added on some of the decorative PJ Masks coins included in the kit. This was so easy! What a great way to decorate if you have a an upcoming PJ Masks birthday party. My son Brady loved his cupcakes and he felt like a superhero!

In addition to the products that we were sent, PJ Masks has added several new products to their lineup this season including: Good2Grow Juice, a new assortment of PJ Masks toys from Just Play, Catboy and Gekko lace-free, multi-colored LED light-up sneakers from SG Companies, new book titles from Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, and electronic learning aids from VTech. These products will be wonderful gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season as well!

Stock Up on RITZ Crackers at Walmart with Fabulous Ibotta Offers!

This post was sponsored by RITZ as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

With two growing boys who are always hungry, I am always on the lookout for ways to save on snacks! One of our favorite snacks is RITZ Crackers. I love that there are so many different varieties of RITZ Crackers available at my local Walmart. I personally love the Classic RITZ Original Classic Crackers and use them to make a variety of snacks for the boys. They especially like when I make peanut butter and banana RITZ stackers and pepperoni pizza RITZ stackers. YUM!

RITZ Crackers Ibotta Offers

Right now is a great time to stock up your pantry with RITZ Crackers from Walmart, thanks to two Ibotta offers which will help up save big!

RITZ Original Classic Crackers – Save $.75

RITZ Fresh Stacks – Save $.75

Offer One is valid for the below Classic Crackers:

  • RITZ Original Classic Crackers 13.7oz
  • RITZ Whole Wheat Classic Crackers 12.9oz
  • RITZ Honey Wheat with Whole Grain Crackers 13.7oz
  • RITZ Reduced Fat Classic Crackers 12.5oz
  • RITZ Hint of Salt Crackers 13.7oz
  • RITZ Bacon Flavored Crackers 13.25oz
  • RITZ Roasted Vegetable Crackers 13.3oz
  • RITZ Garlic Butter Crackers 13.7oz
  • RITZ Everything Crackers 13.7oz

Offer Two is valid for the below Fresh Stacks:

  • RITZ Original Fresh Stacks Crackers 11.8oz
  • RITZ Whole Wheat Fresh Stacks Crackers 11.8oz

love that I can earn money back on the things that my family enjoy and use! And, to sweeten the deal, right now you can enter to win one of SIX $50 Walmart gift cards or the grand prize of a $200 Walmart gift card! Sweepstakes runs now through September 25.

I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the 7 winning prizes.

Here’s how to enter:

RITZ Crackers at Walmart Sweepstakes

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Good Luck Everyone!

Explore Sea Adventures at Westfield Countryside Mall Through August 26th + Enter to Win $100 AMEX Gift Card!

Disclaimer: In partnership with Westfield Shopping Centers I was provided with a $100 gift card for myself as well as a $100 gift card to give away to one reader. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

The summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean the fun is! Through August 26th, Westfield Countryside Mall in Clearwater is hosting an EPIC event filled with pirates, mermaids and treasures OH MY! Sea Adventures is a three-week Westfield Event featuring pirate, mermaid, and sea life activities on Friday's and Saturday's. This fun event has something that your entire family is sure to love! Brady and I had the opportunity to check out Sea Adventures this past Saturday and we had a blast!

On this particular Saturday, Brady and I had a chance to meet and pet animals from HorsePower for Kids, (how cute are those animals?) learn about Dolphins from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (did you know that there are over 120 varieties of dolphins?), meet Phinley, the Mascot of the Clearwater Threshers, see live sculpture paintings, meet a real live mermaid, (how cute is Brady with the mermaid?) enjoy balloon making and more! To see what activities will be going on for the remainder of the week and this weekend, you can see all of the event details and times of the Sea Adventures event HERE.

In addition to these activities, Sea Adventures includes movie nights on Friday evenings. This Friday August 24th, there will be a double feature! From 5PM - 8PM, you and your family can enjoy Dolphin Tale (2011) and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014). Complimentary popcorn, and refreshments will be provided while supplies last. Feel free to bring towels and beach chairs to sit on the shore during the movies! This event is first come, first serve. Tickets are not required for entry but, it helps for planning purposes.  You can see more details of Sea Adventures-Movie Nights HERE.

While you are at the mall, be sure to take advantage of this amazing offer if you need to do some shopping for yourself or for the family! Through August 26, you will receive a $25 Westfield Gift Card when you spend $200 or more! Now that is one sweet deal! *Limit (1) one per person per day. Limit one per receipt. Same day receipts only. Redeem receipts only during center normal operating hours. While supplies last. Other restrictions may apply. Valid only for purchases made on August 10 – August 26. Guest must present receipts to Concierge or Management office to redeem reward.

To sweeten the deal, I am giving away one lucky person a $100 AMEX Westfield gift card here on My Sweet Savings! To enter the giveaway, please follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form link below.

I will choose a winner at random via email. (Giveaway open to all US residents 18 years of age and older) The winner has 48 hours to respond, after that an alternate will be chosen.

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Good luck everyone!

Trident Gum Ibotta Offer at Walmart + GIVEAWAY!

This post was sponsored by Trident Gum as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Are you ready to save some money? With school just around the corner for many of us, I know that we could all use some extra cash in our wallets! One of my favorite places to save money is Walmart. I can always count on Walmart to have low prices and their low price guarantee can’t be beat! One of the best ways to save money at Walmart is by using the Ibotta app. This is a Free app that you can download on your smartphone. You will score money back just for shopping!

Trident Sugar Free Gum $1 Ibotta Offer:

I was so excited to see that there is an Ibotta offer right now at Walmart for my family’s favorite Trident Sugar Free 8 packs of gum! We love this gum because the flavor lasts longer and the 8 packs are the perfect size to keep in the console of the car, the kids backpacks, my purse and even in the kitchen drawer.

When you are at Walmart picking up school supplies for the kiddos, be sure to head over to the candy aisle! With my Ibotta app, I was able to earn $1 cash back on Trident Sugar Free Gum! This offer was good on all of my favorite varieties as well!

  • Trident Sugar Free Gum Spearmint
  • Trident Sugar Free Gum Tropical Twist
  • Trident Sugar Free Gum Original

I love that I can earn money back on the things that my family and I love and use! And, to sweeten the deal, right now you can enter to win one of SEVEN Walmart gift cards!

  • Six (6) $50 Walmart Gift Cards & One (1) $200 Walmart Gift Card (Grand Prize)
  • August 8th– August 24th, 2018

Here’s how to enter:

I-C will randomly select 7 winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the 7 winning prizes.
Trident at Walmart Sweepstakes

Good Luck Everyone!

It’s Time to Have a Super Summer with the PJ Masks!

Disclosure: As a PJ Masks blogger, I was provided with the product in this post to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

Summer is finally here! It’s time to get outside and to be active with family and friends! It also means it is time to have super summer fun with the PJ Masks! As a PJ Masks Ambassador, I was recently sent some items for my son Brady to enjoy during this summer!

PJ Masks Miniature Golf Set- This golf set is so fun and Brady could not wait to open the package to play golf. This set includes: 2 clubs, 2 balls, 3 targets, 3 target holders, 1 hole with flag. I like that this set can be used for indoor and outdoor fun and you can create your very own miniature golf course!

PJ Masks Frisbee and Flying Disc- These are both so lightweight and perfect for those days you are at the beach or park. I know that both of my boys will enjoy these items and that we will get a lot of use of them this summer!

PJ Masks Zak Water Bottle– This 16oz. water bottle features Gekko, Catboy, and Owlette and keeps beverages cold. My son Brady loves having his own fun water bottle and I love that this allows him to get his water in each day especially when we are outside in the hot sun. 

PJ Masks Catboy Sunglasses– Catboy is one of Brady’s favorite PJ Masks characters, so he was thrilled to see these Catboy sunglasses in his package! These sunglasses are great for any PJ Masks fan!

And, don’t miss out on all of the fun this summer as the PJ Masks have fun-filled new shows, which begin rolling out on Friday, June 15 at 10:00a.m.These are part of the Disney Junior Channel’s “Fantastic FRIYAYS.”

Premiering Friday, June 15 at 10:00a.m.

“May the Best Power Win”: The PJ Masks are excited about their new powers, but Romeo creates an “All-in-One” belt for his Robot which can defeat all of their superhero abilities. Catboy, Owlette and Gekko will have to work together as a team and unify their powers to stop Romeo.

“Moonbreaker”Romeo’s Robot is digging on the moon to grab a giant Lunar Crystal. In order to stop him, the PJ Masks must trust Luna Girl and give her back her Lunar Magnet to heal the moon while they stop Romeo.

Premiering Friday, June 22 at 9:30a.m.

“The Race Up Mystery Mountain”: Catboy realizes being the best isn’t always the solution when he and the other PJ Masks must prevent Night Ninja from stealing a magical ring hidden atop the Mystery Mountain.

“The Mountain Prisoner”: Catboy, Gekko and Owlette have to get into the Mystery Mountain and find a magical ring to stop Night Ninja after he captures PJ Robot.

I hope that you and your little PJ Masks fans have a super summer filled with great memories and lots of laughs!

Make Life Easier with the Google Pixelbook from Best Buy!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

As a blogger, I am always on the lookout for ways to make my life easier, especially when it comes to the computer. In addition, I love a computer that allows me to work faster so that I am more productive with my time. The Google Pixelbook from Best Buy is a new high performance Chromebook that is sure to help you work faster and easier. Through April 7, we can save $100 on our purchase of this amazing product! 

Here are some important features about the Google Pixelbook, and what makes it the perfect computer for anyone!

  1. Google Assistant Built in– It’s the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in, so you’ll be able to get more done faster and smarter. It’s easily accessible via the dedicated Google Assistant key on the keyboard, or by using the “Ok Google” wake word you’re already familiar with. You can also use the Pixelbook Pen, which is a plus in my book! 
  2. Size – At just 10.3mm, Pixelbook is Google’s thinnest laptop ever, with a lightweight aluminum construction that enhances portability. 
  3.  Powered by Chrome OS – This computer will ensure that you always have the latest security and software features with software that automatically updates in the background.
  4. Pixelbook Pen1– the smart, responsive stylus — designed to enhance the way you work and play.
  5. Touchscreen– I love a computer with a touchscreen, and the Google Pixelbook is no exception! The 360° touchscreen and versatile 4-in-1 design will seamlessly adjust to whatever you’re doing. How cool is that? You can sketch or edit photos, stay productive with GSuite apps that Drive automatically backs up to your device5, and enjoy on-or-offline access to movies and TV shows with apps like Google Play Movies and YouTube Red.
  6. Apps for work and play– Do more of what you love with apps including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, Photos and more. You can always download your favorites from YouTube Red and Google Play Movies to enjoy even without Wi-Fi.
  7. Speed and Battery Life– I love this feature! Your Pixelbook will start up in under 10 seconds and stay fast throughout the day, and won’t slow down over time. With up to 10 hours of use, Pixelbook’s battery lets you stay on the move without looking for outlets. And when you do need a charge, get two hours of use with just 15 minutes of charging. Wow, that is very impressive! 
  8. Price– This computer is priced very reasonably. Don’t forget that through April 7, the Google Pixelbook is $100 off at Best Buy! Sounds like a great time to upgrade for a new and sleek computer!

Save on Air Wick Essential Mist Kits at Walmart + Enter to Win a $50,000 Air Wick Home Makeover or a $5,000 Air Wick Room Makeover!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Air Wick®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Spring is in the air! I don’t know about you, but there is something about the springtime that gets me in the mood to clean and refresh my home! One of the ways that this can be done without breaking the bank is with fragrance. I love to ensure that my home smells inviting and fresh and that there is a relaxing atmosphere throughout.

Air Wick Essential Mist Kits found at Walmart are the perfect complement to any home! Infused with natural essential oils for natural fragrance, these kits automatically diffuse scent with a gentle mist to surround you. I personally love that these kits are elegant, compact and portable. The sleek design allows them to fit right in with your home décor no matter the style that you may have. I placed my kits in the living room, entryway, and bathroom, and the subtle design looks beautiful with my décor.

Found at Walmart in the household cleaning aisle, Air Wick Essential Mist Kits are sure to be the preferred way to keep your home smelling spring-fresh year round! Available in Lavender & Almond Blossom and Fresh Water Breeze, these kits transform natural essential oils into a gentle fragrant mist to surround you with fragrance that is subtle, yet invigorating and welcoming. When you entertain, be sure to have several of these kits on hand as they provide the perfect amount of fragrance throughout your home. I purchased the Lavender & Almond Blossom scent, and am basking in the soft, natural lavender and delicately sweet almond blossom scent that it provides. I love the tranquil feeling of serenity and joy from every fragrant puff of Air Wick Essential Mist!

Would you like to try the Air Wick Essential Mist Kit in your home? From 2/23/18 to 4/30/18, you can receive a coupon HERE to save $1.50 off the Air Wick Essential Mist Kits found at Walmart when you enter the Air Wick Home Makeover Sweepstakes! You could win a $5,000 Air Wick Room Makeover or a $50,000 Air Wick Home Makeover! How fabulous would that be? Be sure to enter and let me know if you win big!