You guys, it only took me until I was 27, but I finally bought my first home with my husband! We have always rented which is all well and good, until you want to move and you find out that it’s hundreds of dollars a month cheaper to buy a house rather than rent one. And I really do mean hundreds. I don’t understand it, but it is what it is. It was time for us to stop playing house and actually make a home. So we set out on a search for *the* house. We downloaded all the apps, we even went a little old school and grabbed a newspaper. And after a few months of searching it happened….we found our home! Awesome right? Little fireworks shot off and rainbows appeared above our head, all the way until we signed the paper for closing. Then suddenly the rainbows faded away and we were left with a cloud of Moving stress. Continue reading
With Labor Day behind us and the kiddos back in school, I am getting in the swing of things and my mind is looking toward fall. I am sure that we all have certain things that we do at specific times of the year, but I usually give my house a good cleaning about twice a year – in the spring and in the fall. This includes everything from cleaning windows and window sashes to cleaning and purging toys, old clothes, and other unwanted or unused products in my house. I also start thinking even further ahead to the holidays and how I might lessen the stresses that inevitably come with that time of year.Continue reading
rong>Hosting a Cookout on a Budget-I love that the weather it’s starting to get warm, that means it’s time for flip flops, swimming, and cookouts! What is better than rounding up some friends and throwing some burgers on the grill? Nothing! You get to enjoy being outside in the fresh air, and the clean up is much easier! Cookouts are a great way to spend your summer days, and here are some tips for hosting a cookout on a budget to make it even better!
For those of us with Stainless Steel appliances and furniture, we know how much of a pain it can be to keep it looking fresh and new. Follow these tips as you attempt to get rid of streaks, spots, handprints and more, and you’ll figure out how to clean a stainless steel surface in no time!
With a family of 5 in 900 square feet and sharing 1 bathroom, it is no surprise that the bathroom is the room that gets dirtiest the fastest. This makes it a never ending battle to keep the bathroom in “Company Worthy” appearance. I have begged, pleaded and even nagged to get everyone on the same page but no one can see the things I see (or at least that is what they tell me. ) I decided that I would just take matters into my own hands and take a few minutes every day to make sure it was ready for whatever the day held. In order to save me time, I follow these Quick Bathroom Clean Up Tips. Even when an unexpected visitor drops by, I can have it cleaned up before they even notice I have left the room.
Getting a new camera is fun and exciting! So much to learn and so many possibilities. Whether you got it to take pictures of your kids, your travels, or are a blogger like me, having a great camera is a great idea. And after you have found the perfect one, learning how to take care of it is super important. One of the best things you can do for your camera is keeping your lens clean and dust free. With that in mind I wanted to share with you some of my Camera Lens Cleaning Tips that will work for any type of camera. Let’s check them out:Continue reading