Share your #Softside with Downy & $100 gift card giveaway (ends 10/28/13)

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Wouldn’t it be nice if the harsh things in life could be made to be a wee bit softer? Are there things in your life (people, places, events) that you wish could be turned into something that would give you the “warm fuzzies”?

Downy has a campaign going on where they want to help bring out the Soft Side out of the little things in life. Take for example the morning alarm clock. Ugh! That is the worst. My kids both go to high school and their bus comes around 6:45. My husband and I have to get up to make sure they are up, ready and out the door in time (if you know my kids you’d know that they need to be pushed along or they’d miss the bus or forget to eat or pack a lunch). My husband usually sets the alarm for 5:45 AM. Not that is matters much. We have to sleep in the living room on a sofa bed. The kids normally wake us up anyway going back and forth to the kitchen.

Downy found a way to soften up the dreaded alarm clock.



If ONLY it was really like this. LOL!

That got me thinking about other things I would love to see Downy bring out the Soft Side in. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be easy, but it sure would be nice if these things would be a bit more “softer” and ‘gentler”. πŸ™‚

Raising teenagers – need I say more? Oh how I miss the days of cuddling under a fuzzy blanket with my kids, reading books and tickle fights. I miss playing dolls, dress up and race cars with my kids. Somewhere along the way dolls were replaced with boys, dress up was replaced with brand name ($$$$) outfits and race cars were replaced with REAL cars.

Speaking of clothing and getting dressed up, check out how Downy brought out the Soft Side of high heel shoes. I won’t even wear heels. They are so uncomfortable. However I would wear shoes like the one pictures below because it looks so snuggly soft.

Down #SoftSide Shoe

Another thing I wish Down could soften for me is cleaning. I hate cleaning. It’s the one thing in my life that I dread day after day. I know some people are totally into it, not me. If I could hire a cleaning service I would.

Having five cats and a dog means hair, hair, HAIR! I have to constantly keep on top of it. If not our home will be consumed by hair and pet dander. Toss in two lazy, messy teenagers and you can see why I dread cleaning.

Getting my house cleaned from top to bottom is a lot of work (I’m very “nit picky”). However once the place is cleaned I love to sit back, relax and enjoy it. Knowing your home is totally clean, and fresh smelling is a great feeling. It puts me at ease and makes me happy. I even love to make my home smell good with seasonal scents, flowers and/or bake/cook something that smells wonderful. This time of year I love fall scents. Kind of like how Downy makes your clothes, sheets and towels smell irresistible.





When I am done cleaning I LOVE to snuggle up with a soft blanket, a good book (or movie) and a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the clean, freshness of my home. That is until a cat barfs up a hairball or my kids come home and toss their backpacks and all of it’s contents across my crumb and spill free dining room table. LOL!

What would you like to see Downy “soften” for you? A root canal (I just had one)? An important job interview? A home improvement task? Whatever it isΒ Downy would love to hear about it. You can comment in the comment box in the photo (below) or visit the Downy Facebook page and share your thoughts there.



Downy is looking for creative things to bring out it’s Soft Side.

To encourage you to share your thoughts with Downy I have a $100 gift card I can give away to a lucky winner, compliments o Downy. Thank you Downy!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on October 28, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and answer this question – What would you like to see Downy turn soft? Be sure to enter it in the comments section of the Facebook post (above with the question mark) for the chance to have Down re-create one of YOUR Soft Side moments.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you MUST complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*Downy has asked me to participate in this program. I am being compensated for my participation in the program but all opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Downy or the Procter & Gamble Company.


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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. My daughter’s face on the first day of school, it always looks so sad

  2. Evans S following on Bloglovin

  3. Maria Iemma says:
  4. ellen casper says:

    I like my jeans to be softer

  5. I wish Downy could soften the floor when I have to sit on it to groom the dogs. Oh how I ache afterwards.
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  6. Lisa Brown says:

    I would like to see the Downy #softside of my headphones

  7. I would like to soften my sheets and blankets.

  8. Our nice big comforter on the king size bed in the bedroom.

  9. Cynthia R says:

    i would like downy to soften the interior of my car, seats should be more comfortable.

  10. Rebecca Xavier says:

    I would love if Downy could make riding on a bike softer.

  11. rochelle haynes says:

    To soften my couch

  12. rochelle haynes says:

    commented on the downey timeline.

  13. I would love to have Downy soften a hard day. When it has been rough and things are not going quite right. Other wise in reality blankets.

  14. left comment on downy asking if they do car interiors, CindyWindy Blogs

  15. I would love for them to soften my new sofa! It is the most uncomfortable sofa I have ever owned.

  16. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would like to soften my comforter

  17. Adrienne Gordon says:

    my hands

  18. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I wrote that I want to see a tube of mascara softened

  19. I would love softer towels.

  20. I would like them to soften my bed sheets.

  21. Jessica M. says:

    I commented in the Facebook post that you mentioned, with the question mark… I wrote “my bedding.-Name Jessica M…..

  22. Jessica M. says:

    I follow on Bloglovin…I wrote my username in the rafflecopter.-Jessica M.

  23. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would like my towels softened.

  24. First off I agree with you about wishing that Downey could soften our cleaning – somehow. I also wish that Downey could soften my hard kitchen chairs.

  25. stephanie says:

    make my clothes softer

  26. Paying bills! Because that’s hard. πŸ˜‰

  27. Margaret Smith says:

    I would love to soften our bed blankets.

  28. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to see Downy soften my computer chair.

  29. Jessie C. says:

    I would like Downy to soften my sweater.
    FB- Jessie c shaw

  30. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’d Like To Soften My Wedding Ring!

  31. Mary Casper says:

    my jeans and my comforters and sheets

  32. I would like to soften my sheets and blankets.

  33. Tammy Shelton says:

    I like my Towels to be softened and Downy “fresh”.

  34. I want it to soften my jeans.

  35. Shannon Baas says:

    On my sheets.

  36. rod jackson says:

    I want to something to soften up my co worker LOL
    I will settle for linens.

  37. Nataly Carbonell says:

    My pillows!

  38. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    soften corners of tables!

  39. Michele P says:

    the name associated with my FB Downy post is Michele Pineda

  40. Suzanne K says:

    I would love to have my health softened (Been sick for a week now… getting old)

  41. I would like to soften my sweaters
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  42. I want my wool sweater softened

  43. I would like my comforter softened.

  44. I’d like to soften my bed with Downy. I can not post were the comment is because I do not participate in Facebook for privacy reasons.

  45. I would like Downy to soften my decision to go back to work.

  46. Cheryl Abdelnour says:


  47. I’d love to see Downy soften my sheets. They always feel like I am sleeping in paper.

  48. Those hard rocks that come out of the oven whenever I try to bake cookies… those need to be softened like there is no tomorrow.

  49. Fleece blankets.

  50. Eileen Richter says:

    A softer medical life. It’s so unimaginably hard right now…

  51. Jennifer H. says:

    Posted on FB. I would like Downy to soften potty training my son.

  52. Soften the hearts of 4th grade girls so they’re not so mean to each other.

  53. Commented on Downy’s Facebook status as Rachel Johnson

  54. Cynthia C says:

    I’d like to soften the harsh winter that’s coming!

  55. Amy Orvin says:

    I would like Downy to soften my cat beds

  56. Carohn Joline Z. says:

    I would like to see Downy “soften” our wash cloths. My skin is sensitive and most wash cloths feel like sand paper.

  57. Leah Lucas says:

    I would like Downy to soften my feet! Ha!

  58. Tari Lawson says:

    I would like Downy to soften my bike seat.

  59. Carolyn Barnett says:

    My daughter sour mood in the mornings!

  60. Desiree H says:

    I would like my twins’ playpens softened. All of the material is so crisp and hard. I feel bad for them. No wonder they cry in there…I wouldn’t want to be in there either lol!

  61. Judy Estrin says:

    I would like my office chair softened.

  62. Desiree H says:

    I am following you on Bloglovin! Desiree H

  63. Desiree H says:

    Shared this post on Google+ !!
    Thank you

  64. I would like Downey to soften my towels

  65. follow on bloglovin melina ramirez mramirez999

  66. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to see Downy soften my old throw blanket I love to snuggle up in the winter when I am sick! Thank you Downy!

  67. I’d like downy to soften my easy chair It would a great way to relax after a long day of work

  68. Michele Behlen says:

    I wish it could soften the seat on my exercise bike.

  69. Cathy French says:

    I would like a softer comforter

  70. Michele Behlen says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin’.

  71. nicole krutz says:

    my 13 year olds attitude is what i would like to see softened πŸ˜‰

  72. Karen Glatt says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin with this name

  73. Karen Glatt says:

    Name for comment on Downy on Facebook Karen Glatt
    I need to have Downy Soften my smelly comforter that has been in storage all summer! Downy can make it soft and smell good!

  74. Karen Glatt says:

    Shared this giveaway on my Facebook page

  75. Mary Calabrese says:

    I’d love softer sheets.

  76. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would like Downy to soften my sofa. It looks nice but it is not comfy.

  77. Hoping it would soften my boss?

  78. Id like Downy to soften my pillows!!

  79. noreen1457 says:

    I would love to soften school desks for both teachers and .students. school can be hard so let’s make it a little more soft for all

  80. Tabathia B says:

    I would love for my mattress to actually be soft

  81. Linda Szymoniak says:

    I wish I could soften my carpets – too many years of people walking on them, and cleaning them, and they just aren’t as soft as I’d like them to be. Too bad Downy doesn’t make a product to use on carpets!

  82. steve weber says:

    I would love to see Downey soften my laptop.

  83. steve weber says:

    I follow on Bloglovin- groogruxking40

  84. I would love f downy to soften my road.
    Commented on fb Alyshia b.
    I follow on bloglovin http://www.bloglovin.com/alyshiabrazzellfykes

  85. i commented that I wanted Downy to soften needles used for my injections.

  86. My Fave Pillow and Blanket!!

  87. Susan Christy says:

    My alarm clock – then I could really throw it against the wall at 5:30 a.m.

  88. My son’s old stuffed animal!

  89. I would like my sheets to be softer.

  90. sherry butcher says:

    soften the wars of the world.

  91. sherry butcher says:

    I said on FB I would like to soften the wars of the world.

  92. Jen Haile says:

    I would like to soften my hard days!

  93. Wild Orchid says:

    I would love to see downy soften my son’s hyper-activity! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  94. i’d like to soften my clothng

  95. Karen Glatt says:

    My comment on Downy Facebook Name Karen Glatt
    I would Downy to soften my old towels!

  96. towels! definitely – i hate how they harden

  97. all my baby blankets !
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  98. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    Petite Pilates Pixie commented on the FB post

  99. Mary Cloud says:

    My husbands work clothes
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  100. rachel travis says:

    Towels for sure!

  101. Stephanie V. says:

    my towels, bed clothes and shirts!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  102. I downy soften my grandma’s handmade quilt.

  103. ellen beck says:

    I would love to see peoples hearts softened (also commented on their FB page)

  104. jeanette sheets says:


  105. katklaw777 says:

    I’d like to have Downy soften my mattress…we just fot a new one and I miss my old broken in one!

  106. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    commented on FB as Petite Pilates Pixie

  107. carol clark says:

    my towels and my sheets and covers

  108. Sarah Hirsch says:

    my kitchen chairs, not so comfortale

  109. Deborah D says:

    the hard water

  110. I would like Downy to make my bed softer and more comfortable so that I can get some sleep.

  111. Scott Martin says:

    Please soften my wife’s temper.

  112. Karen Glatt says:

    Commented on Downy Facebook page 10/21
    Karen Glatt My socks need softening with Downy. Right now they feel scratchy!

  113. Karen Glatt says:
  114. I would like to see anything.

  115. Christine says:

    my sheets

  116. ellen beck says:

    I would soften peoples hearts toward animals

  117. I wish Downy could make my mattress softer!
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  118. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    commented on FB downy as Petite Pilates Pixie

  119. I would love my garden softer when I kneel down to do weeding and planting.

  120. I posted on the FB page already, but I’d love Downy to soften that first workout in a new fitness class!

  121. Karen Glatt says:

    Commented on Downy on Oct 22
    Karen Glatt
    I would like to see Downy soften up my Wool Blend Coat!

  122. I would like downy soften my day whenever I go to my doctor for a checkup

  123. Monique Rizzo says:

    My towels.
    Thanks for the chance.

  124. I’d like to see Downy soften our jeans and comforters. πŸ™‚
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  125. Bloglovin’ follower. πŸ™‚
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  126. I would like downy to soften the tension and stress after a long day as a stay at home mom!

  127. janna johnson says:

    I would love soft soft soft socks and pants.

  128. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    commented on Downy FB as Petite Pilates Pixie

  129. I would like to soften my sheets

  130. I would like the seat in my car to be softer, I have a long commute to work πŸ™

  131. Carolyn G says:

    I want softer sheets

  132. I would love big soft blankets!!

  133. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    commented on FB as Petite Pilates pixie today 10/24

  134. Christina Sparks says:

    I would like them to soften people’s hearts.

  135. I commented on FB under Natasha S. H!

  136. I’d like to see my bills softened!

  137. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    commented on Downy’s status as Petite PIlates Pixie 10/25

  138. Jennifer T. says:
  139. Karen Glatt says:

    Commented on Downy’s Facebook page as Karen Glatt 10/25/2013
    Karen Glatt I really need to soften my flannel sheets with Downy!

  140. Francine Anchondo says:

    my jeans

  141. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to see Downy soften the heart of the lady that lives across from me. She is always so hard and unyielding.


  142. melikegarfield says:

    I would like to have my boyfriend softened πŸ™‚ he is kind of rough sometimes!

  143. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    commented on their FB 10/26

  144. Betsy Barnes says:

    I would like to see the effects of winter months made softer! πŸ™‚

  145. Betsy Barnes says:

    Follow you on BlogLovin as http://www.bloglovin.com/betsybarnes πŸ™‚

  146. Betsy Barnes says:

    My Share your #SoftSide Suggestion with Downy as Betsy Barnes πŸ™‚

  147. Betsy Barnes says:
  148. Karen Glatt says:

    I commented on 10/26/2013 on Downy’s site
    Karen Glatt I need my Pajamas softened by Downy!

  149. my lipgloss

  150. If Downy could soften something for me, it would be to soften my bed (mattress).

  151. Virginia Rowell says:

    I want to see Downy soften my Christmas shopping.
    commented on fb Virginia Mugerdichian Rowell

  152. my entire bed

  153. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d like to soften my bedsheets.

  154. joseph gersch jr says:

    i want softer jeans

  155. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    downy comment as Petite PIlates Pixie

  156. I would like it to soften my itchy sweater.

  157. Karen Glatt says:

    Commented today on Oct 27 on Downy’s Facebook page
    Karen Glatt I would like to soften my dog blankets with Downy.

  158. I wish downy could soften my living room carpet.

  159. Susan Smith says:

    I would like to see my towels softened.

  160. I’d like Downy to soften my upcoming week – a million things to do in just four short days before month-end.
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  161. I wish downy could ‘soften’ my kids homework! It’s such a pain in the butt for parents to have to help their kids with all of their work because schools don’t have time to spend making sure they understand it. It’s so frustrating! I can’t stand when the kids come home with work they don’t understand, and then tell me they watched a movie at school. WTH?

    coriwestphal at msn dot com
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  162. Richard Hicks says:

    would like to have it soften my comforter a bit more
    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  163. Brittney House says:

    I would love softer socks and undies.

  164. I’d love to them soften (and warm) the toilet! πŸ˜‰
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  165. Eileen Richter says:
  166. I would love a softer mattress.

  167. Commented on FB under Natasha S. H.

  168. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    commented on Downy FB as Peitte Pilates Pixie

  169. I commented on the Downy post (Tara Carlson).
    Tara C recently posted..Wordless Wednesday 10-23-13

  170. My jeans to be softer

  171. It would be nice if they could soften the hearts of some people.

  172. I would like to soften my hair

  173. Beth Klocinski says:

    I would like to see Downy turn my towels soft

  174. Beth Klocinski says:

    followed on BlogLovin’
    Beth Klocinski Stevens

  175. I would love it to soften my sheets.

  176. My feet

  177. my blankie πŸ™‚

  178. CΓ‘laeb Temple says:

    soften some denim.

  179. Melinda Stephens says:

    I’d love it if naptime was softened. Right now getting my son down for a nap is really hard.

  180. john hutchens says:

    I wish Downy could make getting up early on a cold morning softer

  181. Susan Smoaks says:

    i would like to see downy turn my couch soft

  182. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I would like Downy to soften my towels more. Thanks.

  183. My daughter’s baby blanket

  184. I would like to see Downy soften Mondays! They are rough and you have to spend a lot of time on Sunday getting ready to get back in the work week swing on Monday>
    I follow on Bloglovin as SharonBraswell.

  185. I commented on the ? Downy Post on Facebook as Sharon Braswell.

  186. I wish they could soften a trip to my in-laws house

  187. my sheets

  188. Candice Hull says:

    Legos, but only at night, the corners of my bed….recurring theme is I stumble around a lot at night and injure myself