Monday, October 20, 2014

Tips for a Clean Bum: Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper & Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths #Sp

Bathrooms are comparable to Vegas because 'What happens in the bathroom, stays in the bathroom.'  No one ever likes to talk about what goes on behind the bathroom's closed doors, especially when it involves the bum.  Let's face it, conversations surrounding that particular area of the body are downright embarrassing, unless, of course, you're one of those people. Because what normal person talks about bum wipes?

I'm here to help make those conversations a little less uncomfortable because it's important for everyone to walk around with confidence in knowing they have a clean bum.  I have a three year old daughter, so it's important for her, as a female, to learn how to properly clean her bum and vagina.  Below are my tips on how I ensure both of us have clean bums, and so can you using the two-step, wet/dry combo Cottonelle cleansing system, which includes the Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes (found at Rite Aid).

Tips for a Clean Bum

1.  Wash and dry your hands prior to sitting on the royal thrown
2.  Make sure all of your "business" is complete. Really done.
3. Wipe with just a few sheets of Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper  (Ladies, double wrap your hands should you need to.  I know it's something we're known for doing. And remember, it's front to back.)  ***Repeat if necessary.***
4.  Now, to ensure you've gotten everything, and to make sure your bum is oh so fresh and clean, wipe with the Cotonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes.
5.  Wash and dry your hands.
You're done!

I purchased the Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper and Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing cloths at my local RiteAid (on-sale for $3.99!), and you can, too! Just click on this link to watch a 30-second video, and to print a Rite-Aid  Cottonelle Coupon for $1.00 of your purchase of your very own Cottonelle cleansing system for a fresher and cleaner you.

About the Cottonelle Cleansing System
The Cottonelle® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths feature SafeFlush Technology, so they not only offer you a confident clean but also start to break down immediately after flushing.

SafeFlush Details:
-Flushable Break up after flushing Sewer and septic-safe
-Alcohol-free OneTouch dispensing tub
-Great for the entire family (even your little ones like my mini me!)

Cottonelle Clean Care Details: 
-Strong and effective for a confident clean
-Tuggable, huggable softness that goes a long way
-Two-ply Pairs well with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths for the ultimate in clean

Do you use a wet/dry system for a clean bum?
Please share your bathroom routines with me.  Just remember, Beauty and the Bump is a 'Judgement-Free Zone' so, you don't have to worry about being embarrassed. 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cottonelle.  All opinions are my own and are honest.

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Foodie Friday: 30-Minute Three Cheese Stove top Turkey Lasagna Recipe

My oven doesn't work, so while we’re waiting to purchase a new range, I've gotten creative with my cooking.  While perusing the internet for stove top recipes, I came across a recipe for a 30-minute stove top lasagna via, and of course, tweaked it to my liking.

My rendition of @mealtime Stove top #lasagna. It tasted really good. My husband added all of that basil ��. If you want to see how I made it, comment below. You may see it on a #FoodieFridaypost #blogger #food #momblogger

Prior to trying the recipe, I was a bit skeptical on how it would turn out, but after going through the motions, cooking it, and having my daughter and husband taste it, it turned out to be a winner.  And yes, it did take 30-minutes (or less) to cook.   After posting the finished product on instagram, I was asked to post the recipe, so here goes.

No boil lasagna noodles (enough to cover two layers)
Trader Joe’s three cheese pasta sauce
1 lb 97% lean ground turkey meat
 1 tbsp Olive oil or vegetable oil
Fresh Basil
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp crushed red pepper
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup tightly packed ricotta cheese

1. Heat pan over medium heat.

2. Add   1 tbsp Olive oil or vegetable oil to the heated pan, and swirl to coat the pan, and then add the ground turkey.  Cook and break apart with a spoon/spatula until brown.

3. Mince the garlic, and add along with the Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper to the browned turkey meat.  Stir with meat until fragrant – about 15-30 seconds.

4. Add half jar of Three Cheese pasta sauce to the meat and stir.  Let simmer for 2 minutes.

5. Remove half, and layer on top pieces of the no boil lasagna noodles.

6. Add the remaining half of the meat, ½ cup of mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese., and top with another layer of no boil lasagna noodles. 

7. Over the noodles, add the remaining Three Cheese Sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and use a spoon to drop dollops of ricotta cheese to the top of the lasagna.  Cover pan with a lid and bring to a rapid simmer.  Then reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until pasta noodles are just tender, 10-15 minutes.

8. Meanwhile, wash basil, pick off leaves, and slice crosswise into thin ribbons.

9. Finish off by sprinkling with basil ribbons.  Cover with lid and let pasta sit until cheese is melted, about 4 minutes.


If you try out this recipe for the 30-Minute Three Cheese Stove top Turkey Lasagna , please come back to comment on what you thought of it.  Also, if you have any stove top recipes you'd like to share, please let me know either in my comments or via email.