Apr 282014
 

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Mr. Clean. I was provided the featured product free along with a gift card to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Not everyone loves cleaning.  I know, who would have guessed, right?  Even for myself, as much as I love organizing, there are some places I’d rather pass off the cleaning to someone else if at all possible.

Floors, for example.  I think it’s because it was one of my chores when I was a kid.  I also don’t really jump for joy when it’s time to clean the bathroom, either.

New Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle #CleanFreeWeekend

So when I recently heard about Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle, I knew I wanted to learn more.  It has 2.5 times more power in every drop, which means it a deeper clean, lifting away more dirt with less effort.  Now weekends mean less scrubbing time, which means more free time to play outside with Bubbles or make trips to the mall. Continue reading »

Feb 102014
 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All thoughts and words are my own.

As much as I love to organize and clean, there have always been a few tasks that were on my short list of “would rather not”.  Some people hate dusting and laundry; I actually like those tasks.  But vacuuming, while not an inherently hard task, has never been my favorite.

To start with, I’m short.  Most vacuums I’ve owned have come up well past my waist, which makes them awkward to handle.  And then I have to drag the thing around, trying to not knock stuff over, stopping to haul things out of the way so I can get under every surface and behind every nook.

New Dyson DC59 Available at Best Buy #DysonatBestBuy #BestBuyWOLF

But now – now I seriously love vacuuming.  Like, I’ve vacuumed “just for fun” a couple of times, when it didn’t really even need it.  And it’s all because of the new Dyson DC59 available at Best Buy. Continue reading »

Jan 022013
 

Top Posts and Recipes of 2012

I think everyone takes a look back at the passing year at the start of a new one.  It’s good to see where you’ve been and where you want to go.  In the near future I’ll be sharing some of my 2013 goals, but right now, as I look back on 2012, I wanted to share with you our Top 5 Views and Top 5 Recipes in case you missed any of them!

These are the five posts that were visited the most often last year.

2013 Top 5 Posts and Top 5 Recipes

Top 5 Posts of 2012

Spring Cleaning Ideas

Birthday Party Suggestions

Free Printable Activity Sheets From Disney/Pixar’s BRAVE

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Activity for Kids

Spring Cleaning Checklist (Part 1)

And for you foodies, here are the top five recipes from 2012.  Expect to see a lot more this year!

Top 5 Recipes From 2012

Top 5 Recipes of 2012

Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

Chicken Piccata

Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Pizza Casserole Bake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Which post or recipe was your favorite from 2012?  What would you like to see more of in 2013?

 

Mar 262012
 

 Pinterest Pins From A to Z

I’m excited to be participating in “Pin From A-Z” with some other great bloggers.  We’re going to be taking you through the entire alphabet courtesy of Pinterest (or Pinterest-friendly images).

I have the letter C.  C is a great letter – it’s what starts Christmas, crafts, children, cooking, cupcakes, college sports, cheese… well, lots of awesome things.

Let’s start with a double-dose of “C”: Christmas Crafts

DIY Decorative Christmas Clothesline Craft

Pinterest From A to Z

DIY Our 1st Christmas Wedding Invitation Ornament

Pinterest From A to Z

100 Christmas Crafts

Pinterest From A to Z

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Mar 162012
 

You can find part 1 of my spring cleaning checklist here; it contains a checklist of needed supplies, as well as a general cleaning guide and tips.

Below is part 2 of the checklist; it breaks your spring cleaning routine down room by room.

Room by Room: Kitchen

  • Pull appliances away from the wall and clean under and behind each one.
  • Turn the power to the refrigerator/freezer off at the fuse box; purge the fridge and freezer of old, expired, or “will never use” items.  Defrost freezer and vacuum refrigerator coils.
  • Replace stove top drip trays.
  • Clean the microwave, including turntable.
  • Empty the crumbs from the toaster.
  • Reseal grout lines.
Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Bathroom

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