I’ve been on a big lavender kick these days. You ever do that? Get hooked on a particular smell? Even now, I can smell my lavender essential oils diffusing across the house, and I LOVE it! What if everything around this house could smell so good? Even the bathrooms! A girl can dream, right?!
I mean, I do the best I can, but it’s no secret that cleaning the bathroom isn’t my favorite task. That’s okay – I’ve found something that makes it much easier to clean my least-favorite-to-clean area of my home, and it’s name is Mrs. Meyers!
In fact, one of my favorite things to do is scrub down my bathroom sinks with Mrs. Meyer’s Tub & Tile (the lavender scent, of course!) and then wash my hands with the Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap in lavender, as well! These products have really made me WANT to clean our bathrooms, if you can believe that. And there’s a few other ways I can talk myself into cleaning the bathrooms:
Make it a game: Cleaning the bathroom always feels like it takes forever, but you’d be surprised how little time tasks actually take. I like to set a timer like my mom used to do and see how quickly I can complete each task. For example, it only takes one minute to wipe down the counters and sink — and makes a huge difference in how clean our bathroom feels. Who knew?
I’ve never really focused in on a particular “movement” when it comes to homemaking. I like colorful, no clutter and comfortable. That’s pretty much it!
That kind of goes along with the Feng Shui movement, right? Maybe it’s close? I’ve never tried to categorize it before – I just do what feels cozy and “happy” to us! So when Elliot from The Rug Seller contacted me about this infographic on making your home a happier place with “Hygge”, I was intrigued, to say the least.
Have you heard of Hygge? Check this out!
My husband and I LOVE “vintage” TV and movies, we call it. The stuff we grew up on, ya know? Full House, Family Matters, the Father of the Bride movies and the Home Alone series. Good stuff that reminds us of our own “good ol’ days!” But we were laughing the other day when we we got to talking about the house in the Father of the Bride movies, and wondered how much the mortgage cost. “Or what about the electric bill?!” he gasped. So funny. I guess this is what being adults does to your perception of things!
So when Louis from Cast Iron Radiators 4U contacted me with a neat infographic on the Top Movie Houses in Cinema and neat facts to go along with them, well. Let’s have a little fun on this Friday, why don’t we!
Let’s just be honest, y’all. Sometimes it hits mid-afternoon around here and I just NEED something to HELP ME OUT. Can I get an amen?!
Normally I’ll grab a nice ice cold Diet Coke from the fridge…which, I know…those nasty artificial sweeteners. I tell myself that I just need a little boost! And some days I grab a REAL Coke – sugar and all. Anybody with me?
Either way, sugar (real or fake) can be addicting. Bad for our bodies, for sure. But it can also be bad for your wallet! Amit from Pound Place sent me over this infographic that isn’t quite as yummy as I thought it would be. Check it out!
This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.
By now, most of you have seen me reference our twins, Baby G and Baby M, here on the blog. Seven months old they are now – I can hardly believe it!
But if you are fairly new to the blog, you may not know the story behind our sweet girls. (If you want the FULL story, just look up at the tabs along the top of the page you’re on and select the “Our Infertility, Pregnancy, Birth Story & Resources” tab – you’ll get all the details! (Or just CLICK HERE!)
In a nutshell, my husband and I tried for three years to get pregnant. One of those years we devoted to trying everything “medically” possible to get pregnant – which made for an EXTREMELY rough year. If you’ve had a similar experience and tried some of the same things we did, you KNOW just how hard it can be! You know the conversations you had to have with your partner were uncomfortable enough, but to have to have those conversations, with your doctor(s), too? It’s not for the faint of heart!
And then there are the conversations that you have to have with those around you!
You’re familiar with the questions. “How long have you guys been married now? When are you planning on having some kiddos?” “So, do you ever want to have kids? Or do you plan on being one of those people who just focuses on their career?” Or the famous comment, “You’re not getting any younger, you know!” (Thanks. I wasn’t aware of that at all. I’m so glad you pointed that out!)