Spring Cleaning: Vinegar vs Baking Soda [infographic]

Spring Cleaning: Vinegar vs Baking Soda [infographic]

Spring is officially here although it is a pretty cold and snowy start still for many of us. As soon as I can open up the windows and air out the house is when I start doing some spring cleaning. While I do use some store bought cleaning products for certain cleaning, I like to use vinegar and baking soda when I can. I found this week’s infographic that gives … Continue Reading →
Win a Programmable Thermostat #VZWBuzz

Win a Programmable Thermostat #VZWBuzz

Are you ready to start making your home a smart home? A great way to start is with a programmable thermostat. There are several different brands of these types of thermostats available at Verizon (disclosure: I am a Verizon Lifestyle Ambassador and am compensated for my work – opinions are my own). The great thing is that you can control these with your smartphone, tablet, or a computer! I love … Continue Reading →
INFOGRAPHIC: Well Being and De-cluttering

INFOGRAPHIC: Well Being and De-cluttering

This week Hubby and I tackled our “junk room” in the house and made significant progress. It is amazing how much stuff you accumulate in 20 years! Then yesterday during the weekly #VZWBuzz party our topic was about being more productive and one of the ways to do that is to not have things in a cluttered or disorganized state. For that reason I found this infographic for today showing … Continue Reading →
Cats, Dogs, and the Swiffer Effect

Cats, Dogs, and the Swiffer Effect

You all know I love my cats but having three cats also means a lot of cat fur and dander around the house. I swear they shed enough to make a new cat every week! Like I said though, I love my cats and that means I just have to find other solutions to help me with the mess that comes with them. Really, it is just like kids – … Continue Reading →
Antibacterial Wipes to Refresh Your Car and a Giveaway

Antibacterial Wipes to Refresh Your Car and a Giveaway

Have you ever thought about what kind of bacteria are hanging out inside your car? Think about all the things you bring in and out of your car on your hands, your shoes, your kids, and your pets. Plus these days so many of us are on the go that we eat in the car even. When the folks from Refresh Your Car approached me about trying out there products … Continue Reading →
Household Items Delivered to Your Door and a Giveaway

Household Items Delivered to Your Door and a Giveaway

Do you have those trips to the store where you need to get a bunch of household staples and it just seems to fill up your entire trunk or it is the heavy and/or awkward stuff? I know I do that at Walmart pretty often. The folks at P&G asked me to try out shopping for some of my household items using Walmart.com. Disclosure: The Walmart gift cards and information … Continue Reading →
Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

I am always amazed at the clever and creative ways that folks come up to use items in a non-traditional way. My friend, Tara Ziegmont of Feels Like Home, is great at this and has written an eBook filled with amazing ideas. When she asked if I would like to be an affiliate I said yes because a. Tara is brilliant and wrote a useful book and b. Tara is … Continue Reading →
Household Tip: How to make your pots and pans SHINE

Household Tip: How to make your pots and pans SHINE

Cleaning still is not my favorite activity and I still am not very good at it. However, I do like when I put in a bit of effort and get dramatic results like I did today. Apparently Spring really is in the air since I am starting to spring clean I guess. I have had my set of Emerilware stainless steel pots and pans since April 4, 2009 (one of … Continue Reading →
RECIPE For a Safe Holiday

RECIPE For a Safe Holiday

Personally I like to be an optimist and think that things will go well, however I do know that we have to take certain safeguards in our lives to help things go well. Safety and preparedness are really important in this regard. Nationwide Insurance (disclosure: they provided this “recipe” but I was not compensated and I am not even a customer of theirs) sent me their Recipe for a Safe … Continue Reading →