This post contains affiliate links. If you order a product through this link it may result in a commission, which helps pay for the cost of running this blog. Thank you for supporting my blog! Read the full disclosure here.

Monday, May 15, 2017

My Top 5 Cleaning Products

Five of My Top Cleaning Products

I've tried many different types of cleaning products over the years. There are many people that clean with natural products and vinegar, but I either don't like the smell or the areas that I'm cleaning don't feel clean enough after using them. I like things to not only look clean, but to also smell clean. So, I end up going right back to my favorites and I thought I would share them with you.

Comet Bathroom Cleaner
After trying foaming cleaners, bathroom cleaners, As Seen on TV cleaners... I finally found a product that works perfectly for our bathtubs and shower. I just sprinkle some Comet on, scrub with a sponge and rinse. The texture of our bathtubs and showers makes it quite difficult to clean and Comet makes this job much easier! 

Clorox Cleaning Wipes
I always keep these on hand to clean countertops, toilets, small spills on the floor, etc. I love how easy it is to pull a wipe out of the container and quickly clean up!

Fabuloso Cleaning Product
I always have this on hand to clean the inside of our toilets as well as for mopping. This product lasts us quite a while because a little goes a long way. Plus, whatever scent you purchase smells terrific! 

Can I tell you a secret? I put my Swiffer Sweeper in the garage sale pile and kept the cloths for dusting. Yes! I use these to dust our furniture, ceiling fans, picture frames... everything. Of course, when I use furniture polish I use a wash cloth. But, in between... these Swiffer Dry Cloths work perfect!

Rubbermaid Spray Mop 
Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop
I have tried sponge mops and oh my goodness do they hold the dirt. And string mops... I can never wring it out enough. I was so happy to come across this mop and I have never looked at another mop the same. This Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop has removable cleaning pads that you can toss in the washer and a refillable bottle so you can add your own cleaning products. There are no expensive bottles of cleaner to purchase! I still haven't needed to purchase a cleaning pad to replace the ones that I have. I can't recommend this product enough! The kit that I have linked comes with 3 cleaning pads, 2 refillable bottles and the mop.

Do you use any of these products?

This post contains affiliate links. If you order a product through this link it may result in a commission, which helps pay for the cost of running this blog. Thank you for supporting my blog! Read the full disclosure here.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Strongest Woman I Know

My Moms Is the Strongest Woman I Know 
I previously wrote a post about how my granny is my homemaking role model. Another role model of mine is my Mom. She is the strongest woman I know. My childhood wasn't the easiest and I always had her to lean on. She has (and continues) to put up with so much and somehow seems to put a smile on her face

My Mom 
  • My mom has always worked a full time job and still made time for family, friends and co-workers.
  • She was always there for my school functions.
  • My children played baseball, football and volleyball. She attended several practices, games and school functions.
  • She always helps others whether they need something moved or delivering something they may need.
  • She has a ton of friends. Seriously. Everywhere we go... she knows somebody. (I always pick on her about this.)
  • She isn't afraid to try something new.
  • She isn't afraid to travel by herself. (I couldn't imagine traveling alone.)
  • She isn't afraid to fly. (I'm terrified at the thought.)
  • When we needed help with school clothes or anything else that my children needed... she has always helped.
  • When we needed groceries. She provided them for us. My mom would even open up her pantry and let us take what we needed. Just like my granny.
  • If I'm ever upset and need to talk to her... she's there for me.
  • She has helped me with several business ventures and listens to me go on... and on... and on about them.
  • When we were unable to go to the store, she would pick up items for us.
I look up to her so much because of her strength and how brave she is.

She has always told me... everyday... that she loves me and has been there for my family more times than I can count.

My Mommy - Happy Mother's Day! 

Quick Story

When I was younger my mom and I were driving down a gravel road jamming out to the Pointer Sisters. We were headed to a warehouse or large building (all I remember was that it was a huge building) that was full of discounted name brand shoes to purchase. As we were driving down the road... we hit a huge pothole and the car flew up in the air. I remember coming up out of the seat. We landed back on the ground... looked at each other and started laughing. We've been through some crazy things together.

She is truly a blessing! I am so lucky to have her as my mom! Happy early Mother's Day!

The Strongest Woman I Know - Mother's Day - My Mom 
This post contains affiliate links. If you order a product through this link it may result in a commission, which helps pay for the cost of running this blog. Thank you for supporting my blog! Read the full disclosure here.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

My Homemaking Role Model - My Granny

My Homemaking Role Model is My Granny 

From the time I was a young girl up until I was about sixteen years old, I spent a couple of weeks in the summer with my grandparents. My grandparents both passed away in 2015 and I often think about my Granny. I miss her prayers. I miss her teaching me about the Word of God. I miss her pecan pies. And, of course, I miss special moments with my Papaw as well.

This is my Granny and Papaw 

I have many special memories with them such as going to Six Flags and visiting the beach in Galveston. However, the most special memories are those I have of my Granny as a homemaker.

This is my wonderful Granny

God, her family, and home was her priority and it showed.

  • She always had my favorite Oatmeal Cream Pies when I would visit in the summer.
  • She taught Sunday Bible school and always had talks with me about our Lord.
  • She played games with me. Her favorite was Scrabble and Dominoes.
  • Her and my grandfather would take me swimming.
  • She shopped yard sales for deals and would always share the items she purchased with us. (I still have a dresser, bowls, pots, pans and glasses that she gave us.)
  • She always made her famous Pecan Pies and cinnamon/sugar crust.
  • She had her laundry day and my granny is the one that taught me how to fold a fitted sheet.
  • Her dishes were always clean.
  • Meals were always home-cooked by her and I only remember going out to eat once.
  • Her favorite place to shop was a store several miles away that had products with damaged packaging and was marked down super cheap. (I remember her getting me a box of cereal that tasted like soap... which is such a funny memory now.)
  • I went with her a few times to visit her friend that was in a home for the elderly to deliver a goodie bag that she had for her.
  • Her home was always clean and organized. For organization, she used whatever containers she had on hand.
  • Every.single.time my mom and I went to visit we ended up coming home with a truck load or car load full of food and items for our home. 

Her favorite thing.

A couple of months before her passing, I had the chance to ask her, "What was your favorite part about being a homemaker?" Her answer... "Getting to sit down." We both giggled and agreed.

She is one of my role models. I would love to be the woman she was. I would love to care for those in our community the way she did. I would love to take care of my family and home the way she did. You could tell she cherished her life and those around her. She was an amazing woman!

Do you have someone that you look up to as a role model for homemaking?

All about my homemaking role model. 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...