Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Simple & Surprising: A New e-Journal from Clorox – and Win a Clorox Prize Pack! (Giveaway)


I’m excited to tell you about Clorox.com’s brand-new e-journal called Simple & Surprising! Each month, they invite a new guest blogger to share her own real-life moments, along with reality-checked tips to help tackle your own challenges. Readers are also offered a chance to engage in the discussion each month and win a prize!

Just go to http://www.clorox.com/our_story/understanding_bleach/simpleandsurprising.php to read the latest post. December’s post is by Anne-Marie Nichols from This Mama Cooks! In the spirit of the holidays, Anne-Marie shares her take on baking cookies with the kids and ways to simplify the cleanup, whether it’s a big holiday meal or a weeknight dinner. And don’t forget to check back in January to find out if the 5-second rule is really worth following. (I’ve always wondered about that!)

GIVEAWAY

Clorox has also generously offered two readers of this blog the opportunity to win a Clorox Simple & Surprising Prize Pack that includes various Clorox cleaning products! To enter, visit the Simple & Surprising e-journal at http://www.clorox.com/our_story/understanding_bleach/simpleandsurprising.php and come back here to leave a comment on this post about something you learned on the site or something you really liked about it.

You can earn optional, additional entries by:

- Following me (@ParentingAuthor) and Clorox (@Clorox) on Twitter and tweeting about the new Simple & Surprising e-journal or this giveaway. You may do this twice a day. Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (It’s easy to tweet this giveaway by using the Bookmark button at the bottom of this post.)

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Click on the “Follow” button on the left sidebar. Leave a comment.

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

- Listing Susan Heim on Parenting as one of your Favorites on Technorati. (See “Add this Blog to My Technorati Favorites” banner on the left sidebar.) Leave a comment with your Technorati user name.

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle (see sign-up options on left sidebar). Leave a comment for each subscription method.

Two winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Friday, January 8, 2010, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winner must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. U.S. addresses only.

CONTEST CLOSED.
Congratulations to the two winners: Deane and Amanda!





DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation for posting this review and giveaway.

313 comments:

  1. love the easy and fast tips

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  2. I learned the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning removes dust and debris from a surface. Disinfecting kills a variety of germs including bacteria.

    kristin.harris80(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Wash Those Sticky Fingers: Before the kids have a chance to run loose, have them wash their hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.) Not only will you remove the left over dough, sugar and flower from their tiny appendages, you will also help reduce the spread of any germs they may be carrying around.
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  4. April7:53 AM

    I like this tip!

    Keep Your Cookie Equipment Up to Snuff: Once you are finished with your cookie cutters, immediately put them in a large bowl full of soapy water and let them sit. This will help get off the extra dough that could be caked on your cookie cutters.

    teenytig@sbcglobal.net

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  5. I liked the first one I saw--about using pre-made cookie dough when baking with kids. I also wish her luck in her goal of not being snowed in again!

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  7. Anonymous10:17 AM

    HORTON111@AOL.COM ... I TOO LEARNED THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISINFECTING AND CLEANING.

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  8. I would have never thought of using packing tape to pick up crumbs!
    Great giveaway!
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  9. Keep Your Cookie Equipment Up to Snuff: Once you are finished with your cookie cutters, immediately put them in a large bowl full of soapy water and let them sit. This will help get off the extra dough that could be caked on your cookie cutters.
    nanoarta1 at gmail dot com

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  10. I learned there was a twitter contest going on hosted by Clorox!

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  11. Simplify the cookie Cleanup: To disinfect your kitchen work surfaces, mix 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach with 1 gallon (16 cups) water prewash and wipe your counters with the solution. Let stand for 5 minutes and then rinse and air dry.
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  12. The tips she had in her article were really helpful and I like the Make the cookies in shifts. Rather than pulling out all of the cookie supplies at once, do a round of cookies with sprinkles first, then a round of cookies with icing and so on. Limit each shift to a couple of cookie cutter shapes at a time. This gives you the chance to cleanup after each shift to minimize the mess and maximize your sanity and patience.

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  13. I am a subscriber by email.

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  14. I am a subscriber in RSS

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  15. I like the cookie cooking tips.

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  16. What a great idea - use packing tape strips to pick up crumbs
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  17. Ooh! I learned that I can Tweet @Clorox with my post-holiday cleanup tip for a chance to win a $50 gift card or a snow day care package.

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  18. I follow both of you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/7248038413

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  19. I follow you with google friends connect

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  20. I faved you on technorati - barbarawr

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  21. I subscribe with google reader

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  22. I learned lots there... I learned that I can Tweet @Clorox with my post-holiday cleanup tip for a chance to win a $50 gift card or a snow day care package. (so I tweeted)
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  23. I learned a lot from their site...I learned that I can tweet @Clorox with my post-holiday dinner cleanup tip for a chance to win a $50 gift card or a snow day care package.
    Thanks for the chance!
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  24. following both on twitter and tweeted
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  29. subscribe via rss feed too
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  30. I never knew sprinkles were also called "jimmies" until I read that website's baking tips section. Huh.

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  31. clorox is on twitter!

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

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  32. packing tape to pick up crumbs, what a time saver. I love it!!
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  33. I learned "if you have a plastic cutting board, mix 1 tablespoon of Clorox Regular-Bleach with one gallon of water, soak prewashed cutting board 2 minutes, drain, air dry and if you have a wooden cutting board, do the same, but use 3 tablespoons of bleach per gallon water and follow up with a rinse of 1 tablespoon of product per gallon of water."

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  34. great tip about the packing tape:
    Crumb Patrol: Get the kids to use strips of packing tape to pick up crumbs on tricky fabric surfaces or make them in charge of the dust buster. It’s fun for them because it’s noisy. It’s a help to you because it cleans up the mess.

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  36. I love that all the cleanup recommendations were very easy things. I like simple things that make life easier!
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  37. Anonymous5:40 AM

    "Make cookies in shifts" to help minimize mess and keep your sanity...I've always done it this way! OCD can come in handy at times!

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  38. Clean as You Go: There’s nothing worse than dealing with a kitchen sink full of dishes when you need to rinse off some vegetables or fill a pot with water. Instead of letting things pile up, clean as you go. Rinse and put dishes in the dishwasher while you’re waiting for a pan to heat up or the water to boil. That way you don’t have a huge stack of pots and pans to clean after a big meal.
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  39. I learned...To disinfect your kitchen work surfaces, mix 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach with 1 gallon (16 cups) water prewash and wipe your counters with the solution. Let stand for 5 minutes and then rinse and air dry.

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  40. tweet: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/7271610263

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  41. i love the time saving tips thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

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  42. I learned to pick up crumbs with packing tape. Thanks for the chance.
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  43. Karen1:55 PM

    I learned that if you have a plastic cutting board, mix 1 tablespoon of Clorox® Regular-Bleach with one gallon of water, soak prewashed cutting board 2 minutes, drain, air dry

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  44. Karen1:57 PM

    Tweet http://twitter.com/Kisnowon/status/7275914050

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  45. Karen1:59 PM

    Tweet #2 http://twitter.com/Kisnowon/status/7275953343

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  46. I learned--Simplify the Cleanup: To disinfect your kitchen work surfaces, mix 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach with 1 gallon (16 cups) water prewash and wipe your counters with the solution. Let stand for 5 minutes and then rinse and air dry. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  51. I liked the photos. Sappy, yes, but I love those happy family pics.

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  53. follow with google friend

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  56. I learned they are also holding a contest on Twitter for a $50 gift card or snow day package.

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  57. Something I learned - To disinfect your kitchen work surfaces, mix 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach with 1 gallon (16 cups) water prewash and wipe your counters with the solution. Let stand for 5 minutes and then rinse and air dry.

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  58. I really like the idea of soaking your cookie cutters in warm soapy water right away, before the gunk gets a chance to stick! Thanks!

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  59. tweet: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/7301254026

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  60. I learned the are hosting a Twitter giveaway too.
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  61. Follw you both and tweeted http://twitter.com/NoPurchaseReq/status/7307545881
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  62. I follow you on GFC
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  63. Added you to my blog roll
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  69. I've always used packing tape as a lint controller, but I never thought about using it for picking up crumbs. Great idea!

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  70. I was very glad to see the actual amounts for disinfecting is pretty close to what I've been doing.

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  71. have been a follower so I tweeted.

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  72. I like the tip on how to clean your cutting board: Clean & Disinfect: Too often, we forget about the cutting board and just give it a wipe down. After all the chopping of fresh produce and meat, it’s crucial to clean your cutting boards properly. If you have a plastic cutting board, mix 1 tablespoon of Clorox® Regular-Bleach with one gallon of water, soak prewashed cutting board 2 minutes, drain, air dry and if you have a wooden cutting board, do the same, but use 3 tablespoons of bleach per gallon water and follow up with a rinse of 1 tablespoon of product per gallon of water.

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  73. I like the tip on how to clean your cutting board: Clean & Disinfect: Too often, we forget about the cutting board and just give it a wipe down. After all the chopping of fresh produce and meat, it’s crucial to clean your cutting boards properly. If you have a plastic cutting board, mix 1 tablespoon of Clorox® Regular-Bleach with one gallon of water, soak prewashed cutting board 2 minutes, drain, air dry and if you have a wooden cutting board, do the same, but use 3 tablespoons of bleach per gallon water and follow up with a rinse of 1 tablespoon of product per gallon of water.

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  74. I learned "if you have a plastic cutting board, mix 1 tablespoon of Clorox Regular-Bleach with one gallon of water, soak prewashed cutting board 2 minutes, drain, air dry.

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  75. Karen6:55 PM

    Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Kisnowon/status/7313988826

    pinkrose6785@hotmail.com

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  76. They suggested on the page that you clean up as you go. Makes sense. :)

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  77. I learned that Crumb Patrol: Get the kids to use strips of packing tape to pick up crumbs on tricky fabric surfaces or make them in charge of the dust buster. It’s fun for them because it’s noisy. It’s a help to you because it cleans up the mess.

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  78. allison9:42 PM

    I learned that Clorox now has green works for laundry!

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  79. Something I learned - With the Clorox ToiletWand System, you can get at all areas of the toilet from a distance and then refill the cleaning head for a fresh approach the next time around.

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  80. Following you & Clorox on Twitter
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  81. Following your blog - Google Friend Connect.

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  82. Your button is on my blog.
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  83. Faved you on Technorati.
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  84. I learned that a solution of 3/4 cup Clorox with 1 gallon of water can be used to disinfect your cooking areas and countertops.

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  85. I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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  86. I subscribe with Google Reader.

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  87. I subscribe by email.

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  88. Karen1:42 PM

    Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Kisnowon/status/7339113601

    pinkrose6785@hotmail.com

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  89. tweet: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/7339760323

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  90. Hi, I like her ideas about have the cookie dough premade before the children help! Also, cleaning as you cook/bake, so there is less clean up afterwards!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  91. I follow Parenting Author and Clorox on Twitter.....
    "Tweet!" http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/7340608023.
    Thanks very much!
    Cindi
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  92. Also, I follow you via Google Friend
    Connect!
    Thanks, Cindi
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  93. You are favored on my Technorati Page!
    Many thanks, Cindi
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  94. Email subscriber to your blog.
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  95. I follow the RSS Feed of your blog.
    Merci, Cindi
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  96. i learned you can clean about anything with just bleach & water

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

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  97. Simplify the cookie Cleanup: To disinfect your kitchen work surfaces, mix 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach with 1 gallon (16 cups) water prewash and wipe your counters with the solution. Let stand for 5 minutes and then rinse and air dry
    Thank you
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  98. I follow
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  99. I subscribe
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  100. I learned how to properly soak/clean my wooden cutting boards. I always thought rinsing it off with soap wasnt enough and I was right! I never thought about soaking it in clorox to really kill the bacteria.

    Supabisha@hotmail.com

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  101. Following both on twitter!

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  103. Following publicly through Google Friend

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  105. I like the tips from the bloggers such as "Create a cookie decorating supply bin. Keep all your jimmies, colored sugars, cookie cutters, etc., in the bin along with any other supplies you need from spatulas to a roll of paper towels. That way you can quickly get started and have one place to put everything after cleanup."

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  106. I love the tip about mixing 3/4 cup Clorox with 1 gallon of water to clean and disinfect cooking areas.

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  107. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.

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  108. RSS feed subscriber.


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  109. I faved on technorati as Elkaye.


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  110. I follow on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/Elkaye/status/7354386097


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  111. I liked the graphics of the site, especially the serene blue color that was repeated.

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  114. I learned that germs can live on your cookie cutters and you should soak them as soon as you are done!

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  115. i liked learning about using packing tape for picking up crumbs! lol
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  116. tweet: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/7373799261

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  117. Karen1:45 PM

    Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Kisnowon/status/7375208480

    pinkrose6785@hotmail.com

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  118. use strips of packing tape to pick up crumbs on tricky fabric surfaces

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  119. I learned that Clorox has a bleach for High Efficency Washers.
    THank you so much for the chance to win.

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  120. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  121. I have favored your blog via Technorati as jsc123.

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  122. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

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  123. I love, love, love the idea of a separate cookie decorating bin. That may be something most of the people here have already done, but it's a new idea to me, and one that would've come in handy this past December!

    In the same vein, the soaking the cookie cutters to get extra dough off is great, too!

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  124. I am a big fan of the clean as you go in the kitchen advice!

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  125. I learned:
    To clean stuffed animals, put them inside a pillowcase, tie a knot in it and wash them in the washing machine with Clorox2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster.

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  126. I follow your blog - janetfaye

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  129. 1. I blogged:
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  130. 2. I blogged:
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  131. 3. I blogged:
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  132. I liked the tips for baking w/ kids

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  133. tweet: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/7402943794

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  134. April8:44 AM

    Wow, packing tape to pick up crumbs. What a great idea!

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  135. Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Kisnowon/status/7406171262

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  136. great idea about Crumb Patrol: Get the kids to use strips of packing tape to pick up crumbs on tricky fabric surfaces or make them in charge of the dust buster.

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  137. Daily tweet
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  138. Daily tweet #2
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  139. I love all the ideas on keeping your cookie baking items orgainzed.
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  140. I follow both on twitter and tweeted.
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  141. I like the tip: Get the Kids Involved. They should help clean!! =D --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  142. Following on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakesgirl/status/7414358063. --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  143. I'm following your blog with Google Connect!! =D --Michelle, blogattoday[-at]gmaildotcom

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  144. use packing tape to pick up crumbs!

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  145. Daily tweet #1
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  147. tweet: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/7446440381

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  148. Simplify the Cleanup: To disinfect your kitchen work surfaces, mix 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach with 1 gallon (16 cups) water prewash and wipe your counters with the solution. Let stand for 5 minutes and then rinse and air dry.

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  149. Here's a good one: Keep Your Cookie Equipment Up to Snuff: Once you are finished with your cookie cutters, immediately put them in a large bowl full of soapy water and let them sit. This will help get off the extra dough that could be caked on your cookie cutters.
    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  150. Karen5:15 PM

    Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Kisnowon/status/7455658067

    pinkrose6785@hotmail.com

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  151. Anonymous11:41 PM

    I learned that packing tape is a great way to pick up crumbs.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
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  152. I liked the tips for keeping "the cookie “mad-mess” to a minimum."

    I just wish they'd added teaching kids that licking your fingers and continuing to work with your batter or dough is a no-no.

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  153. I love the blog!....and thanks for the giveaway!....would love to win this one!.... =]

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  154. Simplify the Cleanup: To disinfect your kitchen work surfaces, mix 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach with 1 gallon (16 cups) water prewash and wipe your counters with the solution. Let stand for 5 minutes and then rinse and air dry.

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  155. tweet: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/7477760890

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  156. I learned that Keep Your Cookie Equipment Up to Snuff: Once you are finished with your cookie cutters, immediately put them in a large bowl full of soapy water and let them sit. This will help get off the extra dough that could be caked on your cookie cutters.
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  157. I learned that cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are all very different things. I like the many options on that site, it's just jam-packed with information.

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  158. I really like the Clean As You Go idea. Also putting the kids on Crumb Patrol.

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  159. Susan Heim on Parenting follower through Google Friend Connect

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  160. Susan Heim on Parenting Technorati favorite @ jazzbrk

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  162. Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/Kisnowon/status/7481163433

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  163. I learned that Clorox is giving away $50 to people who tweet cleaning tips.

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  164. I follow your blog with google friends connect.

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  165. I subscribe via email. Thank you!

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  166. I personally like the Cleaner Home section with tips on how to thoroughly disinfect and clean areas of your home. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  167. Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/7484279815
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  168. oops i forgot to mention in my last comment that i follow all on twitter(samasam)

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  169. I added your button to my sidebar: http://stephie-stephsblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/current-giveaways_14.html
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  170. Posted on my blog: http://stephie-stephsblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/current-giveaways_14.html
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  171. Posted on my blog: http://stephie-stephsblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/current-giveaways_14.html
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  172. Posted on my blog: http://stephie-stephsblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/current-giveaways_14.html
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  173. Your in my Technorati favorites(misspiggythefirst) msmith572@yahoo.com

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  174. Email subscriber. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  175. I subscribe in Google Reader. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  176. Daily tweet #1
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  177. Daily tweet #2
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  178. I love all the wonderful information available!

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  179. wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.) I always do a rousing round of Old Macdonald myself!

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  180. I learned that with a new baby, you should "clean as you go" since you don't have much time. You can achieve this by using Clorox wipes.

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  181. I follow you both on twitter & tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelodicMom/statuses/7489001115

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  182. 1/7 tweet http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/7490767209

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  183. tweet 2 http://twitter.com/phxbne/status/7490788432

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  184. I learned the right amount of bleach to use to clean both plastic and wooden cutting boards.

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  185. I really like this tip on sane baking with kids: Create a cookie decorating supply bin. Keep all your jimmies, colored sugars, cookie cutters, etc., in the bin along with any other supplies you need from spatulas to a roll of paper towels. That way you can quickly get started and have one place to put everything after cleanup.

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  186. Jimmies means sprinkles!!

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  187. reminding people to clean up as they go, particularly while waiting for things like water to boil is always a good idea.

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  188. I learned that you can disinfect your sponges and dishrags with 3/4 cup clorox bleach to 1 gallon of water. I was just throwing my sponges away! I'll have to try this.

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  189. My favorite tip is the one about using tape to pick up crumbs...very clever idea

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  190. This was my favorite tip.. I only have bought glass as it is easier to clean.. Clean & Disinfect: Too often, we forget about the cutting board and just give it a wipe down. After all the chopping of fresh produce and meat, it’s crucial to clean your cutting boards properly. If you have a plastic cutting board, mix 1 tablespoon of Clorox® Regular-Bleach with one gallon of water, soak prewashed cutting board 2 minutes, drain, air dry and if you have a wooden cutting board, do the same, but use 3 tablespoons of bleach per gallon water and follow up with a rinse of 1 tablespoon of product per gallon of water.

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  191. I enjoyed the article on baking with the kids. Thanks!

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  192. I subscribe via Google Reader

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  193. I liked the tip about the cookie decorating supply bin. It's a great idea to keep everything together in one spot.

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  194. I'm an e-mail subscriber

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  195. I liked this tip: For a quick dusting around the house, wear an old sock on your hand and wipe along particularly dusty areas like shelves, doors, and chair rails. Wash the sock, and you've got a fresh cleaning tool.

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  196. Since my oldest is in college, I like the "Surviving Freshman Year" that you can download in pdf form to give you tips about college cleaning and healthiness. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  197. Subscribed to your feed with google reader. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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