The heat in South Texas is pretty much always intolerable. I wear flip flops pretty much year round and if I’m out and about I would much rather be in a dress than in blue jeans. At least there’s a constant draft. The one thing you must understand about living here is that although it’s 100 or more degrees OUTSIDE, it’s usually 68-72 degrees inside and this South Texas lady is almost always donning a sweater of sorts. So, don’t be confused by my summer clothing choices.
I started using Tide Total Care + Downy + Bounce a few weeks ago as part of the DailyBuzz Moms Tastemaker Program with P&G and I have definitely been convinced that these items are BETTER TOGETHER!
Tide Total Care (Renewing Rain): First of all, I must say that I love the packaging! Tide Total Care helps me care for all of my laundry. It keeps my prints vibrant and my denim blue PLUS the smell is intoxicating!
I washed all my favorite summer dresses in Tide Total Care because Tide is a brand that I trust! That’s a big deal because when I washed these dresses in Tide Total Care, I had never used it before. The colors on my dresses seemed brighter after being washed! That’s a plus in my book!
One of my favorite things about doing laundry is using a Downy Detergent Ball. I love Downy, I have always loved Downy, I think I will love Downy forever! As part of this program I used Ultra Downy Infusions in Honey Flower. Downy has always been my choice for fabric softener. Ultra Downy Infusions packaging always captivates me and makes me want to buy it even before I actually open it to take a whiff and then when I open the bottle, I’m hooked! Honey Flower is dainty and fresh and it left my dresses feeling soft and looking great!
Then I put my precious dresses in the dryer on the delicate dry cycle (mostly because I hate to iron) with a Bounce dryer sheet.
Love me some Bounce (in Outdoor Fresh Scent)! My dresses came out of the dryer warm, soft, with no static cling and they smelled absolutely WONDERFUL!
Now, for the fun part…not really. It was the least fun part for me actually. I modeled my own clothing. Three things happened: 1.) I realized that I probably need to buy some new dresses as I have “grown” or I need to “whittle my middle”. I love these dresses so much that I decided that I need to “whittle my middle”. 2.) I do not like to try on clothes to be taken pictures in–I will never be a model. It’s so uncomfortable. 3.) I do not like having pictures taken of me.
My husband so lovingly took these pictures for me and I dolled them up hoping that all the colors and patterns would distract you from looking at me.
*vs. leading value detergent alone