Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Just call me the stain vigilante

A few days ago I sat down at my little computer to share this very cute picture with you.


We had just introduced Kaylee to blueberries, and she was just the cutest little purple mess I'd ever seen in my life.

Then it occurred to me...her new found love of blueberries was going to mean many a ruined outfits unless I put a smock over her and covered every square inch of her hair/skin/face/appendages with plastic wrap or something. And I'm not really crazy about wrapping my kid in plastic wrap just for the sake of saving her clothes - it seems a wee bit risky, if you ask me.

So, in my blueberry post, I made a remark about how the Tide to Go pen was going to become a much bigger part of our lives now, and wouldn't ya know...someone who works with Tide doing PR work emails me. :)

Know what I got in the mail today? A box full of Tide to Go pens. Some are to keep on hand and some are to give away to my readers. (More details on how you can win one of these handy little doo dads as well as a mini motherhood survival kit tomorrow...)

But, before I just start handing these things out like hotcakes, I figured it would probably be a good idea to tell you a little bit about why I love them.

This is what happens to Kaylee's onesies when we let her delve into a full rack of ribs at Chili's. Since we were not at Chili's and since my child was busy crying about her vampire teeth poking her tender little gums, I decided to do a little test. I had to do something to distract myself and to avoid throwing a shoe through my living room window at record speed.

So, here you have it. A barbecue stain on one of Kaylee's perfectly white onesies.

Oh, dear me. What ever will I do? Hmmm, I don't know. Perhaps it's time to bust out a little piece of magic I like to call the Tide to Go Mini.

Yes, you heard me. Mini. Meaning it still packs the same mean punch as the regular Tide to Go pen, except that it's smaller, leaving more room in your purse/diaper bag for other important things, like pieces of chocolate, or a small bottle of vodka.

So, I bust out the pen, press it into the stain, and then basically just color the stain away with the pen. It's so awesome. See for yourself.


You'll notice a little of the bbq sauce color, but I didn't work it in for too long (screaming vampire baby, remember?) So, now we're good to go and I'll just add a little extra pre-treating to it before I wash it. It works great on things like juice, ketchup, bbq sauce, coffee - all the stuff that we usually spill on our clothes at the most inopportune of times.

Dennis is a teacher, and one of my lovely readers who also happens to be a teacher said these things work great for getting coffee stains off the front of shirts.

So, there you have it. My new best friend. The Tide to Go Mini.

Now, if I only I can resist the urge to go purposely stain things in my house, just for an excuse to use my little pen...it's that fun. You know you want one...

11 comments:

namaste said...

Love that Tide to Go pen. Have one in my purse because I resemble your daughter after lunch at work...lol!

Deb said...

there's not room enough in this town for you and unwanted stains. (cue the western music)

lord i wish tide pens were around when my monsters were young.

Young Momma said...

lol! You've got tide ads on your page now! I'll give you a couple clicks. ;) I TOTALLY want to try this and haven't been able to talk myself into buying one yet. Excited about a possible give away!

Becky said...

Oh wow, firstly, that pic of Kaylee is uber gorgeous and secondly, what an awesome thing to have! I have never heard of them before. Maybe they're not in Australia... I sure could use one though!

Jenners said...

You are so cute! And I think you have a future in advertising! I'm sold! Actually, I do have a Tide to Go pen and they really do work. I carry them in my purse like you because that is when you really need them. I can't wait to see your big giveaway! I'll link to it as soon as I know what it is!

Clickety click!

Cascia said...

I've never used Tide To Go maybe I should try them. My kids stain their clothes all the time.

Summer said...

Look at you go girl! All famous with Tide!!! You go girl!

Wendy said...

Ooh, ooh, I want one! And you can even save postage by hand-delivering it to me next week. Hint, hint... ;)

Do ya think Chili's will call next?

Sera said...

I would LOVE it if Chili's called. And hey, I have plenty of these little beauties so I may just have a little somethin' somethin' for ya next week. Ahhhh! Next week! I'm so excited!!!

Debbie said...

How fun that they mailed those to you! I am happy to hear that they work so well. I haven't bought one - but I will now.

mommy4life said...

Came by from SITS. Wouldn't it be great if you got free stuff every time you mentioned it on your blog...

Imagine, mention Godiva chocolate and receive a lifetime supply.

Mention BMW and receive the next top of the line model.

Mention Disneyland and win lifetime passes....

If only...

 
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