This Will Tide You Over Til Next Time – Originally on DealDash

Do you have a certain smell that you remember from childhood? Does the scent of cookies baking remind you of your Mother or Grandmother?

Vintage Tide ad

An old Tide ad

Well, one of my favorite “scent memories” is Tide laundry detergent. The fresh clean smell takes me back to being a small kid and helping my Mom in the laundry room, loading up the clothes, measuring and pouring the Tide into the little cup. It may sound a little silly that one sniff of that wonderful fresh laundry detergent scent can take me back to childhood, but it’s actually a scientific fact. It’s really very interesting, I will tell you a little bit about how it works.

First, the olfactory nerve, which carries the sensory information for the sense of smell, is located very close to the amygdala. The amygdala is the the area of the brain that is connected to the experience of emotion and emotional memory. In addition, the olfactory nerve is very close to the hippocampus, which is also associated with memory. So basically, every time you smell a new scent you are creating a new memory.

Even though Tide makes me remember fond childhood memories, they have really made leaps and bounds of progress since I was a child in the 80s. The Tide Detergent brand was introduced to consumers starting in 1946, coming as a white powdered bead. In 1984 they started making the Tide of my childhood memories, a clear liquid detergent with a slight orange tint. Today, however, most (but not all!) of the different types of Tide are a bluish-color.

In addition to the liquid Tide that is so popular, they have also introduced the wildly popular Tide Pods. Tide Pods are such an innovative way to do laundry, it really takes the guesswork out; You just pop one in and you’re ready to get those clothes clean!

Here are a few bullet points from the Tide website:

  • Detergent + stain remover + brightener in one
  • Innovative, multi-chamber design separates ingredients until they hit the wash for outstanding cleaning power
  • No more measuring or spilling. Just toss one in!
  • Dissolves quickly in front & top load machines
  • Available in three scents: Spring Meadow, Ocean Mist & Mystic Forest

<3 & KitchenAid - Originally on DealDash Blog

Do you have a favorite helper in the kitchen? I do! It’s my beautiful Artisan 5-quart mixer from Kitchenaid!

Kitchenaid makes makes the best stand mixers in the world, and I feel very fortunate that I am able to have one. Not only are they amazing at mixing dough and making pasta, but they have a color to suit every taste! Mine is hot pink, they call it “Raspberry Ice.”

Kitchenaid

When you get a Kitchenaid mixer, you get more than just a mixer! Here’s what’s in the box:

  • – Stand Mixer
  • – Flat Beater
  • – Dough Hook
  • – Wire Whip
  • – Pouring Shield

These attachments are very useful, the flat beater can turn a baked chicken breast into shredded chicken for BBQ or chicken salad in no time! I use the wire whip to beat cream cheese into cheesecake, and heavy cream into whipped cream. There are a lot of other attachments that you can get, such as the food grinder, ice cream maker, ravioli maker, and many more. These attachments save time as well as money – I will never buy whipped cream in a can again! The whipped cream that you can make with the Kitchenaid is delicious, and has just one ingredient, heavy cream.

Kitchenaid has been around since 1919, it was started by The Hobart Corporation. These days, however, it’s owned by Whirlpool. Interestingly, when the mixer first came out, it was sold at hardware stores! The mixers were The Hobart Corporation’s sole product for 30 years, but in 1949 they introduced the dishwasher. Following the mixer and the dishwasher came the fridge, in 1986. Since then, of course, they have added many other things to their repertoire, including coffee makers, juicers, blenders, toasters, waffle makers, and so many more.