Getting Ready for Fall

Disclosure:  My 3 Little Kittens did receive compensation for this post. All opinions are honest & that of My 3 Little Kittens.

The first day of fall this year falls on September 23rd. I have loved this season for as long as I can remember. To me it means cooler temperatures, pumpkin activities and adventures in the farm corn mazes.

That being said, it also means it is time to get the house prepared for fall by following these getting ready for fall tips to cleaning and organizing your home.

Getting Ready for Fall

Clean up and close up: With summer winding down, get a head start on readying your patio or cottage for fall. Wipe down lawn furniture, the BBQ and summer toys before storing them for the year. ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda provides a safe and gentle alternative to chemical cleaning products to effectively combat summer dirt and grime, leaving everything clean for next summer.

Organize the garage: Having emptied the garage of all the toys, bikes and lawn furniture over the warmer months, it’s the perfect time to organize in preparation for storage over the fall. Organize your loose tools, equipment and toys by creating a practical storage system. Use large transparent plastic bins with labels to make things easy to find. Install ceiling hooks to hang bikes and hang shelves along the wall for a convenient, space saving way to organize.

Freshen up your home: After a few months of outdoor mess being tracked through your house by pets, your carpets could probably use some freshening up. Countless swims and runs through the mud will leave an unpleasant scent that’s hard to get rid of. Try, ARM & HAMMER™ Plus OxiClean™ Carpet & Room Odour Eliminator – Pet Fresh. This vacuum booster has the strength of baking soda to neutralize scent along with OxiClean™ Dirt Fighters to help lift away pet hair and up to 25% more dirt than vacuuming alone.

Transition your wardrobe: The change in season means a change in wardrobe too. Packing up all your summer clothes can be a daunting task, but ARM & HAMMER™ Plus OxiClean™ Crystal Burst™ Power Paks can help make things a little easier! These dissolving single dose Power Paks have the added stain-fighting power of OxiClean™, leaving your clothes fresh and stain free for next summer!

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Keeping a Food Journal – Medifast

Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.

As organized and prepared as I try to be on a day-to-day basis, has never translated well when it came to what I ate. I have always had a horrible habit of not drinking enough and waiting until I am starving to eat something. By then I am past the point of sensible eating to say the least.

Now that I am on Medifast, I have to think through my meals. I can’t just wait until the last minute and snack on whatever comes along. Thankfully, they have created a Food Journal that is seriously fabulous. It also keeps me aware of where I am for the day and makes no mistakes.

Medifast

I do admit that it took me roughly a week to get used to keeping a food journal. Just the task of making notes, keeping track and being honest made such a difference. Plus, just looking at it you can tell that Medifast isn’t keeping you from enjoying food! I wish I hadn’t taken this long to make a change for the better, but so glad I did!

So far I am down almost 7 pounds and looking forward to the journey ahead!

Official Medifast blogger badgeI will be sharing my Medifast journey each week, so look forward to more awesome to come!

Medifast has some deals for you! If you use my code, KITTEN15, you can receive $15 off an order of $150 or more. Or, use code KITTEN28 to receive 28 free meals (a $67 value!) with your purchase of $250+. Limit one per customer. The KITTEN28 code is limited to new customers only and not valid with prior purchases, Medifast Advantage, or any other promotions or discounts. Both codes expire on 12/31/2014. See website for complete details on program and discounts. Consult your physician before beginning a weight-loss program.

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Holiday Inn Express Pocatello, Idaho

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Holiday Inn Pocatello. All opinions are honest & that of My 3 Little Kittens.

This summer, I was fortunate enough to be in my best friend’s wedding. We live so far apart, but I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. She lives 10 hours away from me, so you can imagine how excited I was about the drive.

We were going to be there for a few days, so I wanted to book a hotel prior to our departure. We eventually decided on the Holiday Inn Express. It was located within 5 minutes of the city centre and perfect for traveling with a toddler!  

Holiday Inn Express Pocatello Idaho

After a 10+ hour drive, we were beyond thankful to finally check in. The process was quick, painless and we were up to our room in no time at all. My son was so happy to be out of his car seat and took a couple minutes to enjoy the comfortable and pillow-tastic queen bed.

Holiday Inn Express PocatelloNot only was our room spacious and clean, but we also had a fabulous balcony with a view!

Holiday Inn Express Pocatello Idaho 2Usually when I get a room, I expect to look out onto a parking lot, etc. However, I was so pleasantly surprised and couldn’t have asked for a better view! My son loved running around in the room and looking out the window!

Holiday Inn Express Pocatello Idaho 3One of the very best aspects to staying at a Holiday Inn Express is the breakfast! Being able to just walk downstairs and choose from a wide variety of delicious breakfast options is my kind of vacation! The choices ranged from my personal favourite, biscuits & gravy, to muffins, fruit, cereal, scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls and more! Plus, they have a coffee/tea station, so I got to enjoy tea throughout my stay!Holiday Inn Express Breakfast

One of the extra-fabulous additions to the hotel is their Bengal Mart! I checked it out on our first night there and snagged some Oreo cookies for a late-night snack. The prices were awesome and they have the widest variety of choices I have ever seen in a hotel setting. It is also perfect for when you have a toddler who needs a little snack between meals!Holiday Inn Express Bengal Mart

 My experience was fabulous and the next time we make it down to Pocatello, I know exactly where we will be staying!

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New Favourites Kellogg Canada #KelloggCAInnovations

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I absolutely love trying new things, especially when it involves Kellogg’s line of fabulous new products!

Kellogg CanadaWith a family of 5, nothing delicious lasts too long in my kitchen.  The moment I received the Kellogg’s box, each child was running over to see what they could snack on (hehe)!

The hands-down favourite and the first to be eaten, was the Pringles Nacho Tortillas. They are bursting with nacho-flavour and you honestly can’t eat just one. The rest of the Pringles Tortillas were fabulous and I will so be buying these in the future. My youngest is loving the Rice Krispies Mult-Grain Shapes. They are perfect for snacks and are yummy!

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Doc McStuffins School of Medicine DVD

Disclosure: My 3 Little Kittens did receive a DVD for review purposes. All opinions are honest & that of My 3 Little Kittens.

Doc McStuffins

My daughter can’t get enough of Doc McStuffins. She is not only fun to watch, but also a very good role model for children. I find myself sitting down and watching whenever my daughter turns on a Doc McStuffins DVD! The most recent release, “Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine,” even includes a paper doll set!

In “Doc McStuffins: School of Medicine,” a compilation of engaging Doc McStuffins stories, the many specialties in which doctors practice medicine and health care are highlighted for young kids to comprehend.  In her playhouse clinic, Doc is an optometrist, helping her stuffed owl toy, Professor Hoostburgh, to see clearly again.  As a dentist, she fixes a tooth on Donny’s toy shark Mr. Chomp and, as a radiologist, Doc takes an inside look at Daisy’s arm after a Roller Disco fall.  Then, Doc accidentally sprains her own ankle, so it’s up to her toys to provide the care and compassion to Doc herself and with rest,  patience and plenty of cuddles, she will be as good as new, singing  “The Doc is in.”

  • Chilly Gets Chilly / Through The Reading Glass (Optometry)
  • Hallie’s Happy Birthday / Shark-Style Toothache (Dentistry)
  • Think Pink / You Foose, You Lose (Sports Medicine)
  • Disco Dress Up Daisy / The Glider Brothers (Imaging/Radiology)
  • Celestial Celeste / Run Doc, Run! (Imaging/Radiology)

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