Tips for Cleaning With Your Spouse

With five kids in our home, it seems like having a clean home is nearly impossible. However, having a tidy home makes everyone happier, especially mom. :)  I wish I could say just picking up toys is enough to have a clean house, but unfortunately, it usually involves a little elbow grease. However, with a little planning, it doesn’t have to be as bad as it seems. In order for us to really knock out the cleaning in our home, my husband and I have to put a little effort in, but it doesn’t mean we don’t know how to make it fun. 

I’ve got five tips for you when it comes to cleaning with your spouse.

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GE’s Premium Slate Finish Line at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

You know you’ve started getting older when the idea of new appliances gets you excited. Judging from the amount of time I’ve found myself spending in appliance departments over the past couple of years, I guess I fall in to the category of “getting older.” I would LOVE to add new appliances to our kitchen and I LOVE to learn about the latest and greatest appliances on the market. Let’s face it, new appliances can completely change the look of your kitchen. 


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Captian Obvious is Running for President….Literally Running

I’ve never been a political person. For whatever reason, I’ve never taken an interest in everything taking place in Washington. I still remember Government and Economics were my least favorite classes in both high school and college. I’m not a controversial person, I appreciate the opinions of others, and I don’t have strong opinions myself, so I guess that’s why I usually run from any political conversation I find myself in. Actually, I usually just make a joke about how I know nothing about politics. It’s a joke, but it’s sadly true. :)

When I heard about Captain Obvious and his run for President, I knew this had to be a race I had to follow along with, especially since he’s LITERALLY running across the U.S. :)

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Make Fire Safety a Priority for Daylight Savings Time

This is a sponsored post for Kidde, however all opinions are my own.

Two weeks ago, my little Kindergartener got to go on his very first field trip with his class. He rode on the big yellow school bus for the first time…


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Encourage the Love for Super Heroes in Your Family

I’ve always had an affinity for super heroes but it wasn’t until I became a mom of little boys that I saw the true love for superheroes! The constant dressing up and the excitement for Halloween gave them so many opportunities to be the superhero they dream about. My boys are Batman™ fans! Not only do we have the outfits to prove it, but they love asking for any Batman toy they see on the store shelves. 


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CarnationSweepstakes #BetterBreakfast #CollectiveBias

Mornings at our house are by far the busiest time of the day. All five kids attend different schools and each start their days at different times. Sometimes my kids have the grand idea of sleeping a little later and skipping breakfast, but I know it’s the most important meal of the day, so I’m always looking for quick ways to send them off with a nutritious breakfast in their tummies. This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie has been a hit in my house!


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5 Ways to Go the Extra Mile for Your Valentine

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.

As Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, love is definitely in the air. In marriage, I’m a firm believer in working all year to strengthen your marriage with small acts of love, but Valentine’s Day is a wonderful reminder in how important it is to remind your spouse how much they mean to you. And whether you’re married or not, it’s also a reminder to recognize those you love and reassure them how important they are to you.

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2016 Houston Auto Show

Last week, I had the incredible opportunity of attending the Houston Auto Show, thanks to SheBuysCars and GMC! 

This is the time of year when cities all over the country host auto shows where manufacturers have the opportunity of showing off their latest and greatest, as well as award winning vehicles. I had the privilege of driving this beautiful 2016 Terrain Denali down to Houston from Dallas and I fell in love. Such a great car for anyone in search of a mid-sized SUV. 



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When Breakfast On the Go is the Only Option

After six years as a stay at home mom, I’m starting a new life this next week as a working mom. It’s a whole new world for me and something I have to admit I’m really nervous about. Balancing it all is my biggest fear and while it may sound selfish of me to say, I’m really worried about having enough time to take care of myself the way I’d like, as well. Getting the right amount of sleep, exercise, and proper foods hit the top of my list of worries when it comes to that.

I’ve been searching around for different foods I can make to take with me to work and since our mornings are inevitably crazy, like most homes full of kids who need to be at different places, I started with breakfast. Oatmeal is one of my favorite choices for breakfast, but in spite of being able to speed up the process with the microwave, there’s still time needed to clean up, which I don’t have.


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Navigating Life’s Ups and Downs with Life Coaching

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Life Reimagined. All opinions are my own.

Looking back on my life and thinking of some of the most influential people I’ve had the pleasure of learning from, I almost always go back to a coach I had. You hear that often from other people who reflect on their childhood or adolescence, as well, and especially from college or professional athletes. I really thought the idea of having a coach in my life was left behind in college but thanks to Life Reimagined®, it’s not so.

I have always said everyone needs marriage counseling, even if you are in a great marriage. It’s nice to have someone in your corner to help you work through the issues you are facing. Now that I’ve learned a little more, I would say the same could be said for life coaching. It’s a guide to help you through life’s changes and help you reach your goals.

On the Life Reimagined site, before meeting face-to-face (virtually) with my life coach, I got the opportunity to participate in an exercise that created my very own Purpose Statement for my life. It was easy, fun, and had an eye opening result. This is something I plan to have printed out and posted in my closet or bathroom where I’ll see it everyday.

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