The Laundress review + $25 voucher

I recently received nontoxic and earth friendly laundry and cleaning products to try out from The Laundress New York. I was not asked to post a review of anything other than the Surface Cleaner but I loved the products so much I wanted to share my experience with you! I have since purchased additional products from them on my own. If you’re interested in purchasing too, you can shop through their website and at two of my very favorite shopping websites – and There’s also a fun way to earn a $25 voucher for free product through posting on social media (details below!).

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Surface Cleaner – The Laundress Surface Cleaner is highly concentrated yet safe to use around food. I used the Surface Cleaner in the kitchen on our painted wood cabinets, tile backsplash, glass cooktop, oven, sinks, and more. I liked how it cut through the grease on our oven door and splatters on the cooktop with ease – and no scrubbing! I just used a plain microfiber towel, nothing harsh or abrasive. I loved that it was gentle and natural unlike other cleaners I’ve tried. It did not leave behind any residue on any of the surfaces I used it on. 

The Laundress Surface Cleaner is also great for bathrooms too! It worked beautifully on the shower surround in my son’s bathroom, his sink, and tile countertop. It left behind a fresh scent and no residue. 

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I also sampled some laundry products from The Laundress. The Signature Detergent is a new favorite – we all really liked the scent right out of the bottle – it’s the ultimate clean laundry smell – fresh, natural, and not overpowering. It also is doing a fantastic job of getting our clothes nice and clean while being gentle on the fabric.

I tried the All Purpose Bleach Alternative in a load of white clothes last weekend as was so impressed at how extra clean everything looked – especially Chase’s white Nike athletic socks and Troy’s white t-shirts.

Want to try The Laundress for less? They are currently running a fun social media promotion called I Am The Laundress on their website! Here are all the details you need to know:

Are you the head laundress at your house? Post a photo of your laundry room (or a laundry moment in your life) and you’ll receive a $25 voucher to use on for any laundry or cleaning supplies you’d like!

Here’s how it works:

1. Post a photo of you in your laundry room or a laundry-themed moment on Facebook or Instagram or pin your dream laundry room on Pinterest. If you’re feeling camera shy, just post a photo of your laundry room like I did! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #IamTheLaundress.

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2. Fill in the details and they’ll email you your discount code within 72 hours so you can add some new products (or trusted favorites!) from The Laundress to your laundry room lineup.

Enter your details here:

I received my coupon code very quickly, within a day or two of posting my photo on Instagram and filling out the I Am The Laundress form on their website. With the voucher and a little extra cash, I ordered more of the Surface Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, and Fabric Conditioner, their liquid fabric softener (pictured above). There’s no minimum purchase amount with the voucher and shipping is a flat $5 or free shipping if you order more than $50.

If you’re looking for a safe, earth friendly way to clean your home and laundry – definitely check out The Laundress New York quality line of effective cleaning products. I absolutely love them!

– Denise

For more information about cleaning with The Laundress, check out their blog here:


Hi friends, hope you’re all having a fantastic week! After dealing with that super nasty bout of walking pneumonia and bronchitis, I’m feeling more like myself again, coughing way less, and finally back to running consistently. 

I’m not training for any big races right now so I’m able to ease back into distance running. The past two weeks I’ve run a minimum of 2 miles per day, four times a week, mostly working on pace improvement and rebuilding my stamina. My lungs still feel like I’m not getting quite enough air and my chest feels tight when I run so I’m being really careful to follow doctor’s orders and not overdo it.

I’ve been using the weight machines and biking at the club with my husband Troy too. I really missed weights – I feel so much stronger when I do them, plus it’s always more fun to train with a partner! I enjoy training with him because he really knows his stuff and helps me with my form.

Troy was my biggest supporter when I was losing more than 100 pounds after the birth of our son, encouraging me and helping me do my best. Since he knows how to push and challenge me, I always work that little bit harder when he’s around. We spend time more together doing something healthy and active so it’s a win/win for both of us :)

When I’m on the weight machines, one of my favorite workout must haves is my FlipBelt.

Here are some links to my previous reviews and posts about the FlipBelt:

FlipBelt review 2-13-14

5 Fitness Gift Ideas 12/17/14

I bought my first FlipBelt years ago and absolutely love it. I can hold my iPhone, ID, fuel, and car key securely when I go to a race, use the weight machines at the gym, on a hike, or 10k or shorter run.

It’s made of soft, stretchy material and will fit around my waist or hips depending on how I want to wear it that day. I have this one in teal (it’s more of a light blue to me, but they called it teal when I ordered it a few years ago) and two more in black that I wear often.

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FlipBelt sizing runs TTS – I’m wearing a size Small in this pic
Worn with the openings fit inward, everything fits securely and comfortably around your waist without looking like you’re wearing a fanny pack!

If you’d like to try a FlipBelt for yourself, you’re in luck! The nice people at FlipBelt contacted me and would like to give one away to one of you awesome readers :) You’ll be able to pick the color you’d like and size that works best for you. Prize fulfillment will be directly from FlipBelt.

The FlipBelt giveaway is for anyone 18 and older and they will ship it to your address in the US or Canada (yay Canadians!)

Enter below and good luck!

– Denise

Disney Mickey & Friends Go Green

April 22, 2015 is Earth Day! To learn more about what we could do to help the planet today, we read a fun and informative book from Disney!

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Everyone can join Mickey and Friends in living greener with DISNEY Mickey and Friends GO GREEN: A Family Guide To A Sustainable Lifestyle. This book explains the importance of sustainability in a simple, understandable way. It includes interesting facts and tips, and has lots of fun activities for children to try too!

The purpose of the activities is to show children how to be artistic using items found in nature or how to reuse things they already have around the house. There are also recipes for using locally grown ingredients to make your own Easy Applesauce, Popsicles, and Mickey’s Seed Crackers. All of this helps reduce our ecological footprint and impact on the planet.

Some suggestions for fun and creative projects include:
· turning an orange juice carton into a bird feeder
· using different tube-shaped materials to make a marble run
· notching old paper towel and toilet paper rolls to make Lincoln log structures

Disney’s Mickey and Friends Go Green makes it easy for families to make small changes to help the environment while saving both natural resources and money for your family in the process. It’s a fun read for families and contains lots of adorable illustrations of Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, and all of our favorite classic Disney characters! 

The wonderful people at Edda USA who publish the Disney Go Green series would like to give two of you a copy of this fantastic book too!

Enter below and good luck!


– Denise

Disney Mickey and Friends Go Green is published by Edda USA. They provided us a review copy and are providing the two giveaway copies. A big thank you to our friends at Edda USA!

Current list of giveaways and hops

Hi friends, hope you’re having a great week so far! We’re trying out a bunch of new products this week and next. We also have a big stack of reading material! This means good news for those who love giveaways. We’ll have a steady stream of giveaways for you for the foreseeable future – yay!

Just a few of the things we’re reviewing: Right now Chase is trying out a new Dial soap for kids that smells like watermelon – he loves it! I’m currently reading Living Well Spending Less – 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup and will have a giveaway for multiple copies coming up soon :)

Here is the current list of giveaways on HealthyDisneyFamily.comJust click on the links below to enter the giveaways. Daily entries are available!

Giveaways ending 4/30/15

Dial Miracle Oil Soap review and coupons – 3 winners!

D’s Naturals No Cow Bars Sampler pack

The Disneyland Book of Lists by Chris Strodder – 2 winners!

Disney Mickey and Friends Go Green – 2 winners!

FlipBelt giveaway 

Giveaways ending 5/2/15 $25 gift card

Linkups and Blog Hops we participate in

We’re participating in the LeahSay’s Views and Planet Weidknecht Spring Has Sprung Hop Event. You can click here to visit the link up for your chance to win prizes from us and 18 other bloggers through May 2, 2015!

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Our giveaways are also part of Running with SD Mom http://running and Erica Finds weekly Wednesday Giveaway Roundup. Be sure to visit their blogs too and enter for your chance to #WinAllThePrizes!

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Coming up soon is a partnership with Runaway Bridal Planner to co-host her 2nd Annual Shape Up for Summer Giveaway Hop from June 1-14, 2015.

I’m super excited to partner with Kristy! I love her blog and met some wonderful bloggers both online and IRL through her blog hops. 

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We sincerely really appreciate all of you who found, read and follow our blog – thank you :)

– Denise 


Brands and PR Professionals: If you’re a brand or PR professional reading this, we’d love to partner with you to review and provide a fun giveaway of your quality, family friendly item(s) for our readers! Please contact us for details at HealthyFamilyMedia (at) gmail(dot)com.

Edited 4/24/15 to include new giveaways

GIVEAWAY Disneyland Book of Lists

Disney fans – I have a fun new book giveaway for you!

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my post that I was sent a copy of a brand new book The Disneyland Book of Lists by Chris Strodder.

I have to tell you, I’ve been totally geeking out over all of the awesome and eye opening Disneyland facts I never knew!

Written by Chris Strodder, the author of The Disneyland Encyclopedia, this book is sixty years in the making, filled with nearly 250 fascinating facts featuring the park’s attractions, shops, restaurants, characters, parades, performers, live shows, designers, and creative artists. Everything that has made Disneyland one of the world’s most loved theme parks and family travel destinations. 

Inside the pages of this fun and fact filled book you’ll find lists of Walt Disney’s personal Disneyland favorite things, famous people who worked or performed at Disneyland, 15 urban legends about Disneyland, which World Records were set there, where to find Hidden Mickeys and more!

There are over 175 vintage and contemporary photos to illustrate the lists, highlighting Disneyland’s past and present in a thoughtful and memorable way. 

The Disneyland Book of Lists is a must read for all fans of Disneyland. Reading this book will enrich your next trip to Disneyland and help you see things from a new and enriched historical perspective. 

Good news, friends – Santa Monica Press wants to give two of you your very own copy of this fascinating book! Two lucky winners will be randomly selected and each will receive a copy of The Disneyland Book of Lists (retail $16.95).

Enter below and good luck!

– Denise

 The Disneyland Book of Lists by Chris Strodder is published by Santa Monica Press. They provided us a review copy and are providing the two giveaway copies. A big thank you to our friends at Santa Monica Press!