How to Unstain your Stainless Steel Appliances

How to Unstain your Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel appliances have become a staple for most homeowners in the last couple decades. I personally love the look of stainless steel. It matches well with almost any combination of counters/cabinets and it’s just overall aesthetically pleasing. Aside from the neutral look, it is also non-porous, unlike other plastic appliances, which means it is easier to clean and is germ-resistant. Also since stainless steel is so popular, it is very easy to coordinate other kitchen appliances to the same finish….

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Can we talk about grocery shopping for a minute?

Can we talk about grocery shopping for a minute?

I despise grocery shopping. And grocery shopping with kids is even worse. I get way too side tracked to stick to a list, so I end up with a bunch of sale crap, and I’m usually missing at least 2 ingredients from 4 different meals. Which then means I have to run back to the store to grab what I’m missing. And bringing kids with you is just a friggen headache…”I want that!”, “you never got these before”, “ew I…

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Our trip to the Bahamas….mon!

Our trip to the Bahamas….mon!

We just got back from a huge family vacation and couldn’t wait to share our pics! It was seriously an amazing week. To kick everything off my cousin got married! Then we took a trip to the Bahamas on a Carnival Cruise Ship, what more could you ask for!? We had to go about this the most affordable way as possible because we were lucky enough that we just went on another cruise in June so two in one year can be…

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Why We Don’t Do Elf on the Shelf

Why We Don’t Do Elf on the Shelf

We don’t do Elf on the Shelf. *Gasp*. You may think to yourself, Elf on the Shelf seems like such a wonderful holiday memory! Why would anyone not want to share that with their kids? I will assure you that I am not a Grinch and I am not a bad mom (well jury is still out on that one). But seriously, let me give you the run down of why we don’t have an Elf. If you do have an Elf…

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Mini NES: What’s All The Hype and How I Got One

Mini NES: What’s All The Hype and How I Got One

Today was the release of the Nintendo NES Classic Edition AKA mini NES! If you haven’t heard about this bad boy, you must have been hiding under a rock for the last few months. It has been highly anticipated by gamers of all ages since it was first announced on July 14, 2016. The NES Classic Edition is a miniaturized version of the groundbreaking NES, originally released in 1985. Serving as Nintendo’s love letter to its system, the NES Classic is a retro inspired journey…

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A Typical Mom Monday

A Typical Mom Monday

It’s Monday. That means it will be my worst day of the week. It never fails. I know most people hate Mondays, but I think Mondays hate me. On a typical Monday morning, the kids and I all hit snooze multiple times. Any other day of the week at least one of us wakes up on time and gets everyone else up… But not on Monday! So, we all oversleep.   I wake up to my middle daughter telling me she…

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My Child is Turning Nine…

My Child is Turning Nine…

Today, my oldest daughter, Hailey, turns 9-years-old! I remember like it was yesterday, the feeling of holding that 9lb 6oz. little human for the first time. This tiny person that my husband and I created. It was a magical moment. Now, I’m sitting here waiting for school to let out so we can celebrate another wonderful birthday for that same precious baby. I rejoice in the fact that she is a talented, smart, funny and amazing young lady. She has…

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an open letter to “that perfect mom”

an open letter to “that perfect mom”

Dear perfect stay-at-home-mom, I see you everywhere. You are in the grocery store buying organic fruits and veggies to make your own baby food. You are putting together themed meals for your toddlers (who honestly can give two shits by the way). Your house is immaculate and perfectly decorated for each and every season (see Rebecca’s post on her love/hate for holiday decorating here). You show up to every school event and meeting with gluten free snacks that you “just…

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Why I Don’t Enjoy Decorating for Holidays

Why I Don’t Enjoy Decorating for Holidays

  If you are looking for holiday decorating inspiration, you are looking in the wrong place. Granted, I will post soon about my holiday decor, but before I decorate I need to bitch about having to decorate.   Decorating for holidays seems like so much fun! What a wonderful sight to behold! My parents didn’t do much decorating for any holiday except Christmas, and even then it was just putting up a Christmas tree and stockings. We might have also had Christmas…

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clean that filthy grout!

clean that filthy grout!

When you have two kids, a dog, and a husband who acts like he still lives in a frat house (at least he’s cute)…your house get filthy. And your floors are the worst part. It always cracks me up (hah see what I did there?), and when I say ‘cracks me up’ I mean sob uncontrollably, when I look back at old pics from before we had kids…and even some when Owen was still a baby. The house was so…

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