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#40BagsIn40Days Challenge Wrapup


Well, I did it! I finished the challenge. I don’t think I got rid of 40 bags of garbage altogether, but I got rid of a lot. I have so much more still to go. Last week I told you I wanted to hit 4 spots in my house: the boys’ room, girls’ room, book […]

Week 5 #40BagsIn40Days Challenge


So… I had great intentions for last week. Unfortunately my kids were on spring break. My biggest goal last week was to keep the kids happy and busy so my house wouldn’t become a complete disaster and they would have a great break. I accomplished keeping the kids busy and the house didn’t get too […]

Week 4 #40BagsIn40Days Challenge


Last week I didn’t get much accomplished. Knowing I had spring break coming up with the kids this week, I wanted to have all of my work scheduled if possible. So in order to meet deadlines, I was writing, A LOT, last week to make it happen. We also decided to take a last minute […]

Week 3 #40BagsIn40Days Challenge


I can’t believe week 3 is past already. Because I know I’m sharing with you every Monday, I keep going, otherwise I probably would have dropped out by now. This past week I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked, but I had a baptism to get ready for on Sunday so […]

Week 2 #40BagsIn40Days Challenge


I just wanted to give you an update for week 2 of the #40BagsIn40DAys Challenge. Last week I didn’t focus on how many bags I got rid of. Instead, I focused on my laundry room/workout room/storage room. Here’s the before and after. (Sorry it’s blurry!) As you can see, I made a huge dent in […]

Time to Clean Out the House! #40BagsIn40Days


I don’t know about you, but my house is full of clutter. We STILL haven’t fully unpacked from when we bought this house in 2010. I unknowingly started this challenge on the 5th when I had cleaned out my pantry. Later that day I found out about the challenge and decided to give it a […]

Getting my house holiday AND baby ready with Arm & Hammer

arm and hammer detergent

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Arm & Hammer. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I thought it was rough getting ready to have guests over for Christmas. Not only am I doing that, I […]

Don’t Fear the Cleanup with EASY-OFF® Fume Free Oven Cleaner

Easy Off Fume Free

I don’t know about you, but I’m a messy “chef”. When I cook or bake, my kitchen turns into a nightmare. I LOVE to cook and bake but HATE the cleanup! If I know I’m having a party and have to cook for it I either don’t get dressed into what I want people to […]

Taking control of the clutter in July

Office before

The month of June was insanity for me and I’m glad it’s ending. My life spiraled out of control this month with school ending and then three weeks of day camp in a row. It’s time to get my life back in order (especially with a baby coming!) I’m going to do it by taking […]

Cascade Platinum


Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. When it comes to shopping, there are very few things that I buy the name brand product, but Cascade is definitely one of them. I have […]

Is your oven Easter ready? #EOSpringCleaning

Spring Cleaning

I can’t believe that Easter is this weekend. Where did this year go?! Pretty soon it’ll be summer break, then vacation, back to school, and before we know it there will be snow on the ground again. Oh wait, that was 2 days ago. Happy Spring here in Chicago! Are you ready for Easter? I […]

What’s your least favorite chore?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Biz Stain Fighter for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Two of my least favorite things to do around the house is wash dishes and fold laundry. I’ll clean a bathroom all day long (with gloves, because it tears my hands up.) Give me […]

Kid’s in the Kitchen Weekly Series

kids in the kitchen

 Kids in the Kitchen is a new weekly series to showcase all the ways kids can be involved in meal planning,shopping, preparing and even cooking. Each week we ask you to share your stories, pictures and recipes that involve your kids in the kitchen. Did you know that kids are more likely to eat new foods if they are involved […]

Vinegar Cleaning Tips! #HeinzVinegar #CBias


For the past 5 years or so I have been using vinegar to do the majority of my cleaning in my house. It’s amazing what it can do! I love that it’s safe to use around my children and pets. I started off using it when I was cloth diapering my oldest. You can use […]

Feeling Good #the3day #keepgoing

I have to say I am feeling really good lately. My house is pretty presentable. I’ve been keeping up on my chores for a few days now, woo!! There are no baskets of clothes laying around to be folded or put away. No dishes in my sink. Counters wiped down. Toys put away before bed […]