Dry Cleaning at Home with Dryel

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Earlier this year I’ve talked a couple of times about the challenges of laundry and things that you can do to make this very important chore a lot easier for you.  Today I have another solution for you: Dryel At Home Dry Cleaner.  This product is an easy and affordable way to do dry cleaning at home. [Read more…]

10 Tips for a Bright and Youthful Eye Appearance

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Throughout my life, the number one thing people have always complimented me on has been my eyes.  Like most people, I always welcome a nice compliment and cannot help but smile about this.  As implied in my blog title, I’m a simple kind of girl, and I’m definitely not a “glam girl.”  However, as a woman, I believe it is important that we do what we need to do feel good about ourselves and feel confident and comfortable in our own skin. I, for one, feel dramatically happier and more positive about myself when I’ve taken 10 minutes to get dressed and do makeup versus spending the day in my pajamas.  And it is amazing how this extra bit of effort improves my confidence and my overall attitude as I go through my day.  And as I go through my day with a positive attitude, I am able to affect others in a positive way.

Achieving that bright and youthful appearance isn’t always that simple.  In fact, for many, it is a daily struggle, but it doesn’t have to be.  Today I’m going to share 10 tips for a bright and youthful eye appearance. [Read more…]

Tips and a Printable Checklist for a Clean Bathroom

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What’s your least favorite household chore?  Previously I’ve discussed how much I dislike doing the dishes, but if I had to pick something that I like even less than dishes, it would be cleaning the bathroom!  But guess what?  It has to be done!  This year as part of my quest for a more simplified life, I’ve been coming up with ways to make housekeeping easier for myself.  Today I will share my latest and greatest cleaning weapon in my bathroom cleaning arsenal, the New Scotch-Brite® Disposable Toilet Scrubber (and Disposable Scrubber Refills), and I’ll share some simple tips and strategies for maintaining a clean bathroom (with a printable checklist included). [Read more…]

Simplify Your Spring Cleaning: Tips & A Printable

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Simplify Your Spring Cleaning

Over the last couple of week’s we’ve been discussing spring cleaning.  This is a time when we go above and beyond our usual chores and take the time to make our home our castle!  Today I’m specifically going to focus on how to simplify your spring cleaning.  One key to simplifying is to make sure that you maintain a clean home everyday.  To help you do this, I have a free printable checklist for you.  Then I’ll have some product recommendations and tips to help you get your spring cleaning chores done.

Let’s start with the checklist. It includes a lot of little things you can do each day that will go a LONG way toward keeping your house clean so that you can avoid a lot of the stress that comes with a messy and cluttered house, and it can also help you to avoid what I like to call “marathon cleaning.” [Read more…]

Tips to Help You Sleep Better to Feel Better

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Tips to Help you Sleep Better to Feel Better

When Daylight Savings Time begins, everyone seems to go in to a frenzy over that hour of lost sleep.  But what about every other night of the year?

I, for one, used to be the kind of person who could do just about anything with very little sleep, but over the past year or two, I have found that I really need sleep in order to function.   This month the folks at Walgreens are emphasizing the importance of sleep, because let’s face it, the Better You Sleep, The Better You Feel!

As part of my new year’s resolutions, I’ve been adopting new habits to help myself get a good night’s sleep,  and today I’ll be sharing some steps that you can take to develop an effective night time routine so that you can get in bed earlier, fall asleep easier, and wake up feeling well rested. [Read more…]

10 Outdoor Projects for Your Spring To Do List

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10 Outdoor Projects for Your Spring To Do List

Spring is almost here, and you know what that means!  It’s almost time to get out and work in the yard!  At our house, my hubby does the mowing and the majority of the yard work, but I do assist him with a lot of projects, particularly things like working in the flower beds and any project that involves building, painting, and making our yard and home prettier.

Last year we did a number of simple budget-friendly projects to improve the look of our yard and front porch area, and this year we will be continuing our work.  We have some general maintenance to do this spring, and then I hope we can accomplish a few new goals this year as well!  Today I’m going to share 10 outdoor projects for your spring to do list! [Read more…]

A Few Good Tools for a Clean House

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The hustle and bustle of Christmas is over and the decorations are stored in the attic or garage…hopefully!  Now is the perfect time to get your house in order!  With winter weather forcing us to spend more time indoors, it’s more important than ever that our home stays as clean as possible and that we maintain a safe and clean environment.  Having the proper tools on hand is just one simple step that you can take toward having a cleaner home this winter. [Read more…]

Chili Tacos and Game Time with Progresso Chili

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Game time with progresso Chili

We’ve been watching some big games on tv, and there are still a few more big one to go!  And with the winter weather finally upon us, there’s no better time to celebrate game night with a nice bowl of Progresso Chili.  Stews and chilis are some of my favorite comfort foods, and that’s just one reason I love serving them for game night!  They are also foods that you can serve to most anyone, and if more people show up to your get together, there’s usually enough to go around!

Progresso Chili comes in convenient pouches and can be whipped up in minutes using your microwave or stove stop. And they are thick and feature large chunks of meat and beans!  It’s a great way to to dine on a dime! It’s also goes great on a buffet of appetizers and other game night foods, and is the perfect take along item for pot lucks! [Read more…]

Protecting Your Lips with ChapStick® and a Giveaway

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Winter weather is finally here, and it often takes a toll on us!  For example, you may have noticed that I have not posted since Friday! This is because I’ve been battling a terrible cold and cough.  This combined with terrible migraines made it a rough few days for me!  The winter weather can also be quite rough on our skin and our lips.  One way to ensure your lips are always protected is by using  ChapStick®.

Protecting Your Lips with Chapstick

Anytime you have a migraine or a cold it’s very easy to get dehydrated, and one clear indication that you may be dehydrated is by looking at your lips.  If they are dry, chapped, and cracking, then you should definitely drink some water. [Read more…]

Easy Game Night Meal with Sam’s Club and a FREE Football I Spy Printable

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Sams Pizza Family Deal

It’s been a very interesting football season this year, and we still have a few more BIG games to go! If you follow my blog regularly, you know that we can’t have football without great food!  (Can anyone?)

Recently my husband and I were shopping at Sam’s Club when I discovered the perfect game night meal:  the Sam’s Club Coca-Cola Family Pizza Combo! [Read more…]