A Surprise from the Big Green Box

You know those Swiffer commercials where the Big Green Box shows up on the doorstep, and saves the day? Well those commericals are true, and those Big Green Boxes actually do show up on doorsteps!


I know this because that is my doorstep up there…


Abbey was so excited about the Big Green Box, until she opened it and saw it was filled with Swiffer products. She’s not super enthused about cleaning (who is really?). I knew I was going to be making my life, and my chores a little easier.

My least favorite chore is hands down laundry, but second least favorite is dusting, followed closely by the floors. What I had been using before was an old broom, and a nasty sponge mop that I thought was actually doing something besides just pushing the dirt around.

I started by using the wet pads and mopping my floor.

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Um YUCK. I just cleaned this floor a few days ago! I mean I know we have quite a bit of mess and foot traffic, but seriously? No idea all that dirt was STILL on my floor.

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Next, I dusted. I knew I would see a lot of dust on everything because my idea of dusting is using air duster to push it around. The struggle is real, guys. The Swiffer Duster is so easy to use, and literally picks up everything! I easily dusted all our electronics, and our bookcase in like 3 minutes!

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Why don’t I do this dusting thing more often? Check out all that trapped dust! Muahaha!

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I even gifted a Big Green Box to one of my best friends and her daughter. She’s such a clean freak, and really needed some new products to try! It made me feel so awesome to make her day with a HUGE box of goodies! She absolutely loves the products and told me how much easier her work load as a single mom has been since using them.



They really do work wonders. I am so glad I am using these as part of my daily cleaning routine, because being a busy mom, spending extra time when I don’t have to makes my life a lot harder. Swiffer seriously makes it so much easier for me to keep a decently clean house, and that makes hubby happy too.

Check out Eric Stonestreet’s experience with Swiffer! Hilarious!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Managing LBL, Light Bladder Leakage, with Poise

This post was sponsored by Poise.


If you don’t have kids, here’s a little bit of realness from me to you. After you have kids, certain daily activities become a little harder to do, jumping jacks, laughing, sneezing, working out… maybe you get the drift. Before I had Abbey I had a bladder like a steel tank, now I worry about the tiniest little sneeze or bending the wrong way in downward dog. Heaven forbid I am in public. That’s right, Light Bladder Leakage (LBL), it’s so not cool, but it’s real and it actually happens. The struggle is real.Continue Reading

Top Beauty DIY’s using Shea Butter

Once I decided to cut out a lot of the artificial stuff in our house, I knew I needed to create a natural medicine cabinet. I asked a lot of my crunchier mama friends what some good staples were, and was beraged with tons of things. My natural product shopping list got pretty huge. Slowly, but surely, I started adding elements into my arsenal, and eventually I had a pretty decent little haul. One of the best buys I’ve come across has been Shea Butter. I love how versatile it is, the moisturizing properties of it, and how it makes everything just come together better.Continue Reading

My New Tablet! – Mama Needs a Free T-Mobile Data Plan

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

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So here’s something you may not know about bloggers… We have deadlines. We worry about SEO. We track our social media and pageviews. We create content to make money AND to keep you entertained. Sure, blogging is a fun hobby, but for some of us it’s a job too. Monday’s are the craziest days for me, but also my favorite. It’s a great mail day usually, lots of new job opps to apply for, but I always usually have at least one post that is DUE with a deadline. Sometimes I am not near my computer (like on my family road trip) and I’ve had to blog on my phone to get those deadlines met, social media shares tagged and content links entered. It’s stressful and I’ve wanted a better solution for awhile now, especially since we have another trip planned in October. I also needed my option to be financially viable, and easily portable. A free T-Mobile data plan would be awesome too… Enter the trio AXS from T-Mobile.Continue Reading

Win a Vitamin C Serum from Azure Naturals!

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If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you might know how much of a product junkie I am. One of my favorite products for 2014 has been Vitamin C Serums. I seriously love them! Not only are they lightweight and easy to use, but they smell amazing too!

If you try one new beauty product this year, make sure it’s a Vitamin C serum! I swear, it’s life changing. My skin looks brighter, healthier, younger, tighter… Do I need to go on?Continue Reading

College Football Season – Game Day Food Idea! Mosaic Jell-O Jigglers

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So summer is rounding out (THANK GOD!) and that means a few things, the kids are back in school, the weather is cooling off and FOOTBALL. Now, we are not a HUGE football family, but we are definitely a football party family. I am usually down to watch a game if it involves friends, family and snacks. I don’t usually care who wins or loses (unless it’s our home team), but the game day food is always high on my list of interests.Continue Reading

DIY Tie Dye Ombre T-Shirt Scarf

This post is sponsored by Tulip and Blueprint Social. The tutorial, and all opinions are 100% mine.

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Fall is coming!! Yay! That means boots and sweaters and SCARVES!

I love scarves in any form. I have all sorts of infinity scarves, knit scarves, and pashminas, but the one I get the most compliments on is a simple T-Shirt scarf I have. I decided I wanted to recreate one using a tie dyed t-shirt, to give it a fun effect. I used the Tulip Tie Dye kits. It’s time to tie dye your summer, guys! I am so excited to tie dye so many things! I even grabbed a pair of white jeans I am going to fancy up!Continue Reading

Smelly Washer Review

This summer has wrecked havok on my appliances. They are stinky, musty, smelly gross nasty. I often wonder where that smell is coming from, only to open the washer or dish washer and get a huge wiff. Not cool. So I decided to give Smelly Washer a try and will never look back.

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I’ve tried DIY recipes for washer cleaner with lemon Kool Aid powder, and baking soda on Pinterest and it sort of worked, but the amount of effort and costs and time that went into them were more than it was worth.Continue Reading

Baby Lace Romper – Kids Fashion + GIVEAWAY

I don’t post about little girls fashion as much as I would like to. I am so glad I have a little girl, because little girls clothes are so adorable! I have no clue about little boys clothes, but I just found out that I am going to be an aunt to a little boy yesterday (HUGE congrats to my little sister, Katie and Curtis!) so I better start learning…


Needless to say, little girls clothes rock my world, and without restraint I could clearly go bankrupt shopping for my girls. I have seen adorable rompers around recently, and I just am IN LOVE with them for Abbey this summer. She has a few because honestly, they are cute, and easy… one piece done! We love to wear them to the beach, and the park and it’s just such a chic little item for the season.Continue Reading