Monthly Archives: February 2017

DealDash Does Weekly Meal Prep

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Meal Prep Sunday is all the rage right now in health and fitness. Get some great ideas for MPS from DealDash.

Prepping your meals for the week on a Sunday is an excellent use of your time, and will make the rest of your week easier. The idea behind Meal Prep Sunday (MPS) is to prep as many healthy meals as you can within a few hours on a Sunday. Next, you divide them into containers and you have nourishing meals all set to go for your hectic work week. Prepping all of your meals on Sunday will save you both time and money. Here are some ideas from DealDash for MPS.

Burrito Bowls

Burrito bowls are delicious, filling, easy to make, and can be healthy if you choose the correct options. Want an interesting meal for MPS? Burrito bowls are a great choice for MPS. Here are the basic instructions, but feel free to change up the ingredients to suit your own tastes.

Ingredients

  • Lettuce (romaine, iceberg, mixed greens, your choice)
  • Rice (white or brown)
  • Corn
  • Beans (black or pinto)
  • Meat of your choice (chicken, carnitas, steak, or none)
  • Lime (or not)

Instructions

  1. Place 2 cups of lettuce on the bottom of your Tupperware
  2. Add 4-6 oz of your meat choice
  3. Next, add 1 cup of rice
  4. Then, add ½ cup corn
  5. Add ¼ cup beans
  6. Finally, squeeze lime on the top if you like

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Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • Pasta of your choice (I prefer bowtie or shells)
  • Cooked chicken cut into bite-sized chunks
  • Cucumber
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Olives (if you like)
  • Almond slivers (if you like)
  • Your favorite vinaigrette dressing

Directions

  1. Add cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives, and almond slivers to the mixing bowl
  2. Drizzle your favorite vinaigrette dressing evenly on top
  3. Toss until all of the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing
  4. Add your chicken chunks to the top

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on Sunday Meal Prep. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Now that you’re ready to cook be sure to go check DealDash for pots & pans, knives, cutting boards, and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. VisitDealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash on the Many Uses of Vinegar

 

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At the mention of vinegar you may think, “Eww, that stuff smells so horrible!”Then, perhaps you might find yourself starting to crave pickles. Mmm…pickles. Well, vinegar is good for more than turning cucumbers into a crunchy, juicy, and delicious snack. Let DealDash tell you about a few of the many uses of vinegar in the home.

Vinegar is an extremely versatile product that can be used for many things such as:

  • Cooking (of course!)
  • Medicinal use
  • Beauty and skincare product
  • All-natural cleaner and more

How Great is Vinegar?

You would think such an awesome and useful product would be pricey, but vinegar is CHEAP! At just a couple bucks a gallon you can have an all-purpose, environmentally friendly cleaner replacing several of your household cleaning products. I’m going to share with you a few ways that you can you use vinegar in your household.

Cleans up after Crayola Picasso

Have your children or grandchildren decided to make the walls a canvas for their masterpiece? Don’t fret. Vinegar will clean that right up. Spray or dab some white vinegar on the crayon marks and let sit for a minute. Then using a light scrubbing motion the colored wax should come right off.

A couple of years ago my children made the worst crayon mess at Grandma’s house when my husband and I were out. We returned to poor Grandma scrubbing the walls. When I showed her the vinegar tip she was amazed.

Laundry’s Best Friend

When it comes to laundry, vinegar really carries the load. Vinegar benefits your clothes from the washer to the dryer. Adding about ½ to 1 cup of white vinegar to your clothes in the wash does several things. The vinegar helps eliminate stains, gets rid of odors, brightens the clothes, and acts as a fabric softener. In the dryer, vinegar keeps lint from attaching to your clothes and makes them static free.

Personally, I hate the feel of fabric softener sheets. I refuse to touch them unless I put a sock on my hand! However, when you use vinegar in the dryer there’s no need for them! Whew!

Keep Fido and Whiskers off the Furniture

While you may be able to train Fido to stay off the couch, Whiskers answers to no one.  To keep your pets off the furniture, all you need is a spray bottle filled with vinegar. Spray it across wherever you want the pets to steer clear. They hate the smell of vinegar.  Spraying approximately once a week should do the trick, but if you notice a more frequent need, spray every few days. The vinegar smell will fade to humans as it dries, but our animal friends will still be able to smell it for a week or so.

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Skin Care – Makeup Removal

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Taking off your makeup nightly is a very important part of skin care. Let DealDash show you some tips and techniques.

Taking off your makeup nightly is one way to be sure that your skin stay healthy, glowing, and blemish-free. Washing your face with soap can leave your skin dry, itchy, and tight. Soap is a definite no-no when washing your face, especially in the winter. Read on to hear how to remove your makeup in a more healthy way for your skin, from DealDash.

Step 1

The first thing that you should do when taking off your makeup at night is to take off any eye makeup and mascara. You can use any makeup remover for this, the kind that contains oil, or oil-free for people who already have oily skin. If you don’t like the chemicals in the eye makeup remover you can also use coconut oil! Just warm up a little in your hand, apply with a cotton ball, and wipe off.

Step 2

Next, you can wash your face using a variety of products. You can use a regular cleanser, makeup wipes, or even micellar water. Micellar water is my favorite way to remove cleanse my face. It’s so easy to use and doesn’t even require water. You can use it on all areas of your face, including eyes and lips. Simply apply the micellar water to a cotton round, cotton ball, q-tip, or even a tissue to the face, eyes, and lips. Then wipe off makeup without rubbing.

Step 3

Finally, you should apply a toner to your face. No matter how well you cleanse your face and remove your makeup there is usually a small amount of residue left behind. Toner removes the leftovers and returns your skin to the proper PH balance. Simply wet a cotton round or cotton ball with toner and wipe your whole face including your neck. There’s no rinsing required! After applying a toner you should follow up with the moisturizer of your choice.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on makeup removal and skin care. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Now that you have skin care and pampering on your mind be sure to go check DealDash for candles, health care, and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. VisitDealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Uses Activated Charcoal

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Activated charcoal has many uses for your body as well as household uses. Here are just a few from DealDash.

Are you familiar with activated charcoal? It’s not the type of charcoal you use to barbecue. This charcoal is a special type has been used for hundreds of years for uses such as reducing odors, water purification, and poison control. Here is some great information about activated charcoal from DealDash.

How is Activated Charcoal Made?

Activated charcoal is made by burning items such as wood or coconut shells to a char. Then, it is further heated to extreme temperatures along with certain gases to make the surface area of charcoal more porous.

How Does Activated Charcoal Work?

Since the activated charcoal is so porous it means it can absorb material over 1,000 times its weight. Isn’t that amazing? There are not many materials on Earth that can make that claim.

Activated charcoal doesn’t absorb things like a sponge. It acts more like a negatively charged magnet attracting positively charged compounds (think free radicals) to stick to its outsides and then sweeps it out of your system.

How Can You Use Activated Charcoal?

As a Tooth Whitener

Activated charcoal is non-abrasive but great at sweeping away plaque and stains on the teeth. Thus, activated charcoal will leave you with a brighter smile. You can use it alone or mix it with other ingredients like baking soda, coconut oil, or even clay to cleanse your teeth.

As a Purifying and Cleansing Face Mask

Since activated charcoal has such strong absorption properties, it’s great for the skin. Activated charcoal can pull out dirt and oils, leaving you with a fresh, clean face. You can mix activated charcoal with a bit of water to make a simple paste. You can also add ingredients such as aloe for a more soothing effect on the skin or bentonite clay for even more ‘pull’ of toxins from your skin.

There are just a couple of ways that you can use the amazing properties of activated charcoal. There are many other ways to use activated charcoal on your body or even around the house.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on activated charcoal. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Now that you have health and beauty on your mind be sure to go check DealDash for health items, pampering items and more. DealDash has all of the items that you need. VisitDealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Explores Myrtle Beach, SC

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Have you ever taken a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC? It’s not just for golfers anymore. Let’s explore with DealDash.

Growing up in Wilmington, NC was great, because so many nice vacation spots were just a short car ride away. One of these spots is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Just 1.5 short hours from where I grew up lies miles of beautiful beaches, a boardwalk with an amazing ferris wheel that has enclosed seats with AC(!), a Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum, multiple haunted houses, and so much more. Here are a few fun things to do in Myrtle Beach, from DealDash.

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Beaches

Going to the beach is always a favorite activity when on a trip, and Myrtle Beach has many beautiful ones to explore. If you don’t mind paying a few dollars, skip the public beach access points and hit up the Myrtle Beach State Park on the southside of town. It costs $5 per adult and $3 per child (under 5 kids are free) to get in, but then you have wide stretches of beach to yourself with less competition for a spot to put your beach towel. For the entry fee you also get access to hiking trails, a fishing pier, picnic shelters, and a nature center.

Alligator Adventure

When I was growing up in the south I had a few of my own up close and personal adventures with wild crocodiles, but Alligator Adventure is safe and supervised. There are more animals there than just alligators such as monkeys, birds, snakes, and more. The entrance fee is a little steep at $17.99, but well worth it in my opinion.

The Carolina Opry

After you’ve done the beach and kid’s activities all day, maybe it’s time for something a little more grown up. See a variety of concerts from Broadway to gospel, rock, country, and more at the Carolina Opry. There are also special events such as comedy shows, dancing performances, and lots of other entertainment. The tickets start at $50, though, so choose your show wisely.

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.