Archive for August, 2009

Last-Minute Gift Idea

August 27, 2009 at 12:15 PM
Posted by RubaDub

bubble-bathAfter 10 years of marriage, I guess I know my wife’s passions and interests pretty well. I routinely use this knowledge to come up with unique gift ideas every time a holiday rolls around. For instance, I took her for a romantic weekend in the California wine country for our last anniversary. There’s no way I would have thought to book the trip if I didn’t remember her intense interest in wineries.

For whatever reason, her birthday threw me for a bit of a loop this year. It wasn’t until the last moment that I finally stumbled upon a bath gift basket online. In the past I’ve been annoyed at how much time my wife spends in the tub, luxuriating in the soapy warmth of a bubble bath. But that information came in especially handy when I needed it most. She was thrilled to receive a basket loaded with balms, gels and pleasing fragrances.

Staying Clean and Fresh

August 14, 2009 at 16:14 PM
Posted by RubaDub

foaming-hand-soapWashing your hands is a very important part of staying healthy. Especially with the recent outbreak of swine flu, it is an important part of discouraging the spread of germs, bacteria and viruses. There is a proper way to wash your hands in order to get rid of the most germs. First, wet your hands with clean, warm running water and apply hand soap. Rub hands together to make foam and scrub all surfaces, making sure to clean between fingers and under fingernails. Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds, or about the time it takes to sing the ABCs. Rinse hands well under running water, and then dry hands.

One of the best things to use for hand washing is foaming hand soap. The foam it creates helps loosen dirt and germs while you scrub your hands, meaning they’ll wash away when you rinse. And hand soap doesn’t have to be boring. It can be scented with nearly any scent so that your hands smell great after washing.

School and Stress

August 6, 2009 at 21:03 PM
Posted by Leigh

linen-sprayWell, it’s that time of year again.  The summer has faded away and it’s school time again.  This can be a very stressful time of year.  All the running around trying to get all the supplies needed before the first day.  Then the first day arrives and kaose begins.   

The first day has come and gone for us this week.  I have found that the best way to handle some of the stress is with Lavender.  Lavender body spray works wonders.  I spray it all around the house and even on myself.  Lavender has such relaxing and calming properties.  Not much else compares.  So sit back and relax with a little lavender tonight!