Choosing a kitchen faucet – go hands-free!

October 31st, 2017|CLEAN, DECOR|

I received the Pfister Raya faucet in exchange for providing a review to my readers.

I’ve mentioned before that we built our house back in 2005 and, as with any build, costs were a constant concern so we opted for “builder’s grade” on a few essentials, like faucets, because we knew we could upgrade down the road.

One of our budget-buys was this little kitchen faucet.

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Fall Yardwork Checklist- prep now for gorgeous results in Spring

October 7th, 2017|CLEAN, DIY|

Have the leaves started coming down where you live?  I’ve heard that certain parts of Canada have seen their first snow already, so I know that it’s just a matter of time before the deluge begins.

As it stands, we’ve already started round 1 of our Fall yardwork with the pine needles that have dropped from the giant evergreens behind our house.

Fall yardwork, Fall yard cleanup, Prepping your yard for winter, winterizing your yard, WORX [...]
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What is Swirl Remover?

August 20th, 2017|CLEAN|

This post came about in a round about way – typical for how my brain works – so hang on…

We’ve been away at the cottage this past week and when I come home from any vacation anywhere I feel “dirty”.  I’m actually clean, I’ve showered and we had laundry facilities, but the feeling sticks with me so on returning home from anywhere I do a mass of laundry, facial mask, hair mask, shaved legs – the works.

While unpacking the car […]

How to Unclog a Toilet (without a plunger)

May 16th, 2017|CLEAN|

I need to show you a self-portrait:

At least two days a week this is how I feel – and the remaining 5 days a week, this is Hubby.

Is it possible that our pipes are shrinking?  That they are so full of hair and crud and gunk that anything that goes down the toilet now causes it to clog?

I don’t even want to think about what might or might not be wrong […]

A clean oven without the work? OvenClean.ca!

February 28th, 2017|CLEAN|

If you surf Pinterest, you will find dozens on dozens of people claiming to have “the best” or “the easiest” methods and materials for cleaning the oven.  Heck, your oven itself probably has a self-clean function built right into it.

None of them, and I mean NONE of them will do as thorough a job as OvenClean.  I know this because I’ve tried.

The vinegar, the baking soda, the SOS pads, the Ajax, and the ammonia.  The best method I’d found prior […]

The BEST Dog Bed – you won’t believe it, but it’s true!

December 17th, 2016|CLEAN, GIFTS, REPURPOSE|

I’ve meant to share this post for about 3 years now and never have, but with Christmas just around the corner comes the urge to spoil your fur baby.

Stores are showcasing pet clothes, toys, treats and beds with the same abundance that you’d find these things for your kids…

I’m going to do you one better…

I am going to show you the very BEST dog bed you can get, and it’s cheap (if not free).

Make Your Own Mosquito Repellent

July 8th, 2016|CLEAN, KIDS, RECIPES, Uncategorised|

Using just three dollar-store ingredients and you can make your own mosquito repellent!

I saw this post on Facebook and decided it was worth giving a try;  Miss Madison is our family’s ‘sweet meat’ and the bugs can’t seem to leave her alone.

Make your own mosquito repellent using dollar-store ingredients

We use spray on mosquito repellents like Deep woods and Off and Avon, but I really don’t like the thought of spraying her […]

Painting the Garage Floor – Painted Rug

July 1st, 2016|BEFORE & AFTER, CLEAN, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

My garage is my workshop – like most DIYers – which means it is a disaster zone (probably also like most DIYers).  At first it drove Hubby up the wall every time there was a paint drip on the floor – but I broke him.

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I had to spill and spray everywhere in order to do it, but eventually he gave up […]

How to makeover your floor register vents

February 28th, 2016|CLEAN, DECOR|

Not an obvious area for a makeover I know, but my floor registers have been bugging me for years.

They are the cheap builder’s grade vents (some plastic, a few metal) in what was once white – but have since yellowed with time and grime.

We have our dented and rusty metal floor register by the front door.How to makeover your floor register vents

Then we have beautiful plastic ones that have gone […]

Cleaning Makeup Brushes

February 9th, 2016|CLEAN, HEALTH/FITNESS|

While I had everything out to clean my hairbrushes the other day, I decided it was time to tackle my makeup brushes as well.

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The only makeup I wear is a bit of eyeshadow, eyeliner and lip gloss – so I’m not sure how these got as dirty as they were?