Proper Ways to Deep Clean Your Bathroom

When there were no pets and no kids in our house, I could take one day and get the entire house clean. All 4 bedrooms. Both bathrooms. All the rest of the spaces. Totally, perfectly, spotlessly clean. The hubby and I could maintain that clean for a month or so…and then I’d clean big time again.

Things got a little harder when we got CoCo the Black Kitty. Enter a litter box and cat hair, right? Figured out how to make that work, and the clean house continued.

Then came Taffy the White Doggie. Enter dog hair and everything she would bring in from the outside. Got that down pat, too, and the clean house continued.

THEN came TWO sweet baby girls. Oh, they’re so sweet and cute. Love them SO much!

But, I’ll be honest: I’ve yet to figure out how to keep the house as clean as I used to before they arrived! And, in the spirit of honesty…it’s about to drive me NUTS!

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I can get two rooms clean in about a week’s time now. And then I do my best to maintain that, but somehow they are filthy again before I get around to cleaning them again. I’ve been noticing that I really need to focus some more of my efforts in our bathrooms, because, really: CAN your bathroom ever BE too clean? I think not! Continue reading

The ULTIMATE Photography Bundle 2017!

Most of you know that, along with this blog, my part-time job in insurance marketing and attempting to keep my home and family all healthy and happy, I also dabble in photography. Now more than ever, really, since the girls arrived. I want to capture as much of their lives as I can, because they’re growing SO quickly, and I want to have lots to look back on!

Maybe you’re like me! You love the idea of capturing your special family moments with your camera, and maybe you’ve even dreamed of making money with your photography skills, but reality is just a little too real. You feel like a wannabe photographer who’s never going to be great—or at least, certainly not as good as you want to be.

But what if you could find resources that would launch you from wannabe photographer to an I-can’t-believe-you-took-that photographer? Or maybe even a charging-what-you-want photographer?

Well, I think I’ve found some resources to help you: The Ultimate Photography Bundle!

It’s a curated collection of 41 eBooks, eCourses, videos, and tools to help you get the photography skills you’ve always dreamed of. And, while the creators of this collection are top-notch photographers now, they haven’t forgotten what it’s like to be frustrated by their lack of skills.

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Netflix & Chill (for REAL) with Adore Me!

I can’t remember the last time I went to the movies. Honestly, I can’t. What I remember is that the last time we DID go, we spent almost $50 on tickets and snacks. FOR TWO PEOPLE! I mean, really! That’s CRAZY!

Although I love a night out on the town as much as the next gal, you know what I really enjoy these days? A nice quiet night at home with my husband. Now, that may be because, between work and twin 6-month-old girls, plus trying to run the household and have some recreational time, too, well, there’s not a lot of time for quiet nights at home! Given the choice of getting a sitter and going out to dinner and a movie, or just staying in with some takeout, snuggly babies and our faithful Netflix account, I’ll take the latter!

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In fact, I “pretend” like that’s what I get to do every night. And let me clarify: when we say “Netflix and chill” around our house, that’s just what we mean. Netflix and laying around the living room chilling out. No secret meanings here, y’all! 

As soon as I we get home after work, we’re big on changing into what we call “comfies”. No more work clothes. Give me a pair of yoga pants and a soft tank top and I’m all set for the rest of the evening. That’s one reason why I LOVE Adore Me.

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Introducing: Little Jacs, from Bil-Jac!

**PLEASE NOTE: While Bil-Jac DID provide me with this product to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**

Hi, everyone! Taffy the White Doggie here!

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Mommy decided to let me take over the blog for today, since she’s been pretty busy. Actually, we’ve ALL been pretty busy around the house lately. The reason? I have two new baby sisters!

Well, they’re getting kinda big now. But not too big. Seems like they’re growing fast, though. I’m starting to wonder if I’m gonna get chased here pretty soon. Yeah, probably. But for now, I’ve been trying to help where I can. 

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The Ultimate Expiration Date Cheat Sheet!

There are some things in your fridge that leave no guessing as to when they expire. Cue the cucumbers and the applesauce, right? (Those seem to be the two things that are always going bad in OUR fridge!) And then there are others that I stop, smell, wonder if I’ve smelled something rotten and start looking for the expiration date. If it’s expired, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll go right into the trash can!

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Oh. And that’s just the FRIDGE! What about around the rest of your home? Cleaning supplies? Electronics? Beauty items?

Thankfully, the folks over at Quid Corner sent me this lovely piece to share with all of you! I think it covers the bases, don’t you?! 

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