Friday, August 21, 2009

Pur Flavor Pitcher Review and Giveaway

****This contest is closed. Thanks to all who entered. The winner is: Barbara! Congrats!****

A few weeks ago, I spoke with Lindsay at PUR about doing a promotion for the PUR Flavor Pitcher.

I am so tired of drinking water that smells like bleach and other chemicals. Say what they may, but I just don't think that stuff is safe. I also have "issues" with Ollie's water, my boyfriend. He lives in the hills and has well water that is so hard and full of minerals.

Well, Lindsay graciously sent me a PUR Flavor Pitcher to try out.

Folks, PURe is exactly what I got.

I'll tell you straight up that I am not a fan of water, but I did love the taste of PUR water. I find myself drinking a lot more now that I have the PUR Flavor Pitcher.

I was also very apprehensive about the "flavor" part of the pitcher. The PUR Flavor Pitcher comes with the raspberry flavoring, plus I was sent the lemon flavoring. With the PUR flavor packet, I can control the amount of flavor I want and it has just the right amount of sweetness: not syrupy and not absent. There isn't that filmy feel in my mouth after drinking it, nor is there that "after taste". You know the one.

PUR Facts

Did you know that you can save up to $600 a year just by switching to a PUR Water Filter? That's right, PUR is up to 8x cheaper than bottled water. Plus, we all know that we need to stay away from those nasty plastic bottles.

Did you know that a report release in March 2008 reported that variouss pharmaceutical compounds had been found in the water systems of 24 major metropolitan areas in the United States? Good news. A PUR Water Faucet-Mount can reduce that number by 99% and the PUR Pitcher can reduce it by 96%.

Giving Back

The Children's Safe Drinking Water Program or CSDW

In 2004, P&G partnered with a diverse network of organizations to create the Children's Safe Drinking Water program, providing awareness of this significant global issue and enabling others to help solve this problem. The Children's Safe Drinking Water Program is the focal philanthropic program of P&G's overall cause program, P&G's Live, Learn, and Thrive TM initiative.

P&G is committed to improving the lives of people around the globe, saving children's lives and providing clean drinking water to as many people as possible. As the creator and producer of the PUR packets, P&G provides both its technical expertise and financial support for this work, in addition to human resources, manufacturing facilities, research and advocacy for this global issue. To date, P&G has invested more than $25 million toward clean drinking water.

Working with organizations such as PSI, CARE, World Vision, Aquaya Institute, USAID, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the International Council of Nurses, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, Save the Children, Samaritan's Purse and Americares, P&G helps distribute PUR packets to people in developing countries and emergency relief situations across the globe.

To date, the Children's Safe Drinking Water program has delivered over 1 billion liters of clean drinking water. And we are committed to delivering three and a half billion liters by 2012, more than doubling the efforts of our first four years.

Get involved with the work we are doing with charitable organizations and educational programs that support this effort to bring clean water to people in need around the globe.

Together we can make a difference.

Please, take a look at the Children's Safe Drinking Water Program and view it for yourself.


One of my readers is going to have the opportunity to win a PUR Flavor Pitcher. Just a heads up, if you don't win, go HERE and get a coupon to buy one of your own.

This contest will be open until 11:59 CST on August 31st. All entries must be a blogger account or contain an e-mail so I can contact you when you win. Leave a separate comment for each entry you submit.

Main Entry:

Go to the PUR Water Filtration website and tell me an interesting fact that you find there.

Extra Entries:

(1) Follow my blog

(2) Become a fan of PUR on Facebook

(3) Follow me on twitter, @SereneMoments and tweet about this giveaway.

(4) Grab my new button and tell me where you put it.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Big Hair and Parachute Pants - The 80's Re-Lived

Yep, Big Hair and Parachute Pants, that's how I remember it.

I grew up on the 80's Rock-and-Roll and to this date love listening to all my favorite songs from that era. So many great songs came out of the 80's so I was not surprised to hear that a Broadway Musical had been made called "Rock of Ages", which features some of the best songs released during that time

One2One Network gave me the opportunity to take a listen to the soundtrack to "Rock of Ages" and I was impressed. I wasn't real sure how they could take those classic rock and roll hits and make them into a musical with a soundtrack that I would want to hear, but they did. Not only did I listen to it, but I keep it in my truck so I can listen while I'm driving. Now, I'll admit, for the soundtrack, I think I would have edited out the "talking" but overall, they did a really good job on putting it together. The vocals were great and they did a fantastic job "blending" the songs.

If you'd like to buy a copy for yourself, just go HERE.

Cool info: New Line Records just hammered the in-store release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of five-time Tony Award nominated "ROCK OF AGES." For those of you not in the know, Rock of Ages is the new Broadway musical starring American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis. Set in 1987 in a legendary Sunset Strip rock club, a small-town girl meets a big-city dreamer and they fall in love to the greatest metal songs of the 80's. The musical is an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more.

Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But A Good Time
Sister Christian
We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands
I Wanna Rock
We're Not Gonna Take It
Heaven/More Than Words / To Be With You
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Wanted Dead Or Alive
I Want To Know What Love Is
Cum On Feel The Noize / We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night
Here I Go Again
The Final Countdown
Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
High Enough
I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Can't Fight This Feeling
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Oh Sherrie
The Search Is Over
Don't Stop Believin