Me? You Want Me to Talk About Me?

April 25, 2015

Weird title, I know.

But I had an interview for a job the other day and the principal asked me to tell him what in my career was I the most proud of. As soon as he asked, my mind went blank. See, I am not great at "tooting" my own horn and talking about some of the "great" things I have done. Matter of fact, I rarely discuss things like my college degrees and my children's academic success because for me, I am just not comfortable and see it as bragging (a little). If I do, the information is vague and not specific at times. Do not get me wrong, I am proud of many things I have done in my life, I have just become accustom to not talking about it.


To make a long story short, I gave him my "uncomfortable" answer and I knew at that point, I blew it. I was on fire with all of the other questions, then he hit me with that one (how dare he? - lol). Then the phone call came... It was the Assistant Principal calling to inform me that they went with another candidate. Unexpectedly, she was very sweet and told me why. I was one of the top three from the first round of interviews and she and the other interviewers were so impressed with me and my background and technology knowledge. The principal did the second round with the top three.  Then she hit me with it, "the only reason we went with the other candidate was because that person was able to answer the question about what they are most proud of. My first thought was, "really, that was it"? (YES)  She then offered some helpful hints that will help me in the future with answering that question. I am so grateful to her because she did not have to do that. In all my years, that was the very first time I have been asked that question in an interview, but I will be prepared the next time. 

I am great at what I do and I have so many things that make me who I am as an educator and librarian. Trust me that sentence is hard for me and as you can see, I am still not as specific as I should be, but I am realizing that I have to celebrate me and get out of my own way. My friends told me that, if you do not toot that horn, who will?  I will be ready the next time!

Until Next Time!

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Purex Crystals ScentSplash In-Wash Fragrance Booster & Giveaway

April 17, 2015

I was provided a sample of the Purex Crystal ScentSplash in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

I don't know about you but I love to smell my clothes after they are washed. I know what you are thinking... Weird?  Perhaps, maybe, somewhat,but not really. For me, it's how I know my clothes are clean and that is where the Purex Crystals ScentSplash comes in. It is the perfect addition to any wash regime, because it is an in-wash fragrance booster which comes in handy when you are looking for the perfect scents for your wash. All you have to do is add the desired amount directly into your washing machine.

The Purex Crystal ScentSplash comes in three great fragrances: Fresh Springs Waters, Fresh Mountain Breeze and Fresh Lavender. I was able to try the Fresh Spring Waters scent and let me tell you, from the time I opened the bottle I could smell how wonderful it is and I love that the scent is not over powering.  After my clothes were washed, the scent was vibrant without being "too much". It eliminated the laundry odors with liquid freshness and that is always a plus in my book. 
The Purex Crystal ScentSpalsh is available for purchase, and more information can be found on their website : https://www.purex.com/products/fragrance-boosters/purex-crystals-scentsplash/

To celebrate, I am giving away one of two FREE bottle of Purex Crystal ScentSplash coupons so that two lucky winners can experience it for themselves.  All that you have to do it visit my D-MochaTraveler Facebook Fan Page, and click the Giveaway tab from a computer to enter or if you are using your Mobile device click here: http://gvwy.io/dcufwa! (Hint: click the actual words D-MochaTraveler Facebook Fan Page or the Giveway tab to be connected instantly to enter). The giveaway ends Wednesday (4/22) at midnight (CST).

Until Next Time!

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New Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap Review

April 9, 2015

The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.
As a frequent hand washer, I am always excited to try new hand soaps, and the New Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap is no different! It is a great conditioning soap that has refreshing moisture. It deeps cleans so that you know your hands are clean and that comes in handy especially with my children. After you wash you hands, you can truly feel the softness and that is something that I love about this product.

The great news is that this and many of the New Dial Hand Soap products are now available! Be sure to visit www.dialsoap.com or their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Dial and Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/Dial 

Because I work in an elementary school, two of our lucky parents will be walking away with a coupon of their own. I think that they are going to love this product.

Until Next Time!

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