Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love is in the air

So I know things have been a little heavy around here this week. And I know today is Valentine's Day and I should go on about how much I love The Cuddler and what an amazing valentine he is but I am not going to do that. It's not like I have anything grand to report anyway. 1) You all probably already know I love the cheese out of that man 2) We don't even really celebrate this day because to us, every day is Valentine's day (shut your soppy mouth, Traci!) and there isn't many special things we could hold off for today that we don't already do for each other every day and 3) I doubt you guys really want to read another tired ass ode to Valentine's Day blog post.

So, instead of going on about the man I love I thought it would be kind of cool to go on about the things I love. Or have been loving anyway. I know I know, I say it all the time that material possessions don't hold much meaning to us in this house but they can, on occasion, make life easier so I don't want to hold this all in for myself! I want to share the wealth, the awesomeness of these things I have discovered.

First up is my new Hoover Stick Vac. Yes, I know, it's just a silly stick vac but I love this thing, guys. It's made spot cleaning this much bigger house so much easier on me. The suction on this thing isn't too shabby either and that's coming from a Dyson fanatic. It's corded and while that may annoy some people I actually like it because I loathe when the batteries die on those battery powered ones right before I am half way through using it. It's super light weight, has a brush roll and the dust cup is so simple to clean and empty. Honestly, if I still had the apartment this thing could easily replace my Dyson. It has settings for different floor types and does more than decent on carpets. The only thing this little sucker (haha) is missing is a hose attachment but what stick vac has one of those any dang way?!

Next up, My dishwasher. Laugh all you want but I have never had one till now and I will never go back, people. Never!! I strongly suggest getting one if you don't have one. Put it on your front porch if you have to. Can't afford it? Bag up your dishes and head on over to that friend's house that does have one. Tell them it's only fair to share the wealth. Seriously.
My Oreck Steam-It steam mop is the I could write an entire post about this thing alone and still have tons of amazing things left over to say about it. Guys, I have tried every. single. steam. mop. on. the. market. And while I have had moments where I was impressed, I still always went back to the trusty old regular mop and Pine Sol for those hard to clean spots and messes. And while all those other steam mops boast having the ability to clean other surfaces, they never really could go beyond semi cleaning my floors. I didn't think this one would be any different but I was so so wrong! This thing took dirt out of my floor that hand scrubbing couldn't even remove. It has an adjustable steam setting and the strongest setting really kicks ass. The low setting does a super amazing job at dusting my brand new wood floors as well. And let me just say.... if you have icky dirty grout then you NEED this thing. 

(The difference in my old bathroom floors is mind boggling!!... and kind of gross.) 

I tried everything known to man to try and clean that nasty grout. I mean everything. No scrubbing of any kind made a difference but this steamer with it's grout attachment did the trick in 5 minutes! In fact, be careful cause it even started to take up the grout a little ;) I'll probably use a lower setting next go round. 

Another bonus is that unlike most of the steam mops I have used, this one can be used upside down or above your head (that's upside down, yo) to steam dust those dirty ceiling fixtures or moldings. I have cleaned my stove with this thing (no chemicals, baby!) and the other day I cleaned my glass shower doors with it in under three damn minutes..... that's all sorts of awesome in my book. Those shower doors are not easy to clean at all. If you are looking for a steam mop or to replace your old junky one do yourself a favor and grab the Oreck. Just don't mistake it for the Oreck Grab It & Steam It. Totally not the same thing and that's what was originally sent to me due to a mix up at Oreck. If you are looking for a multi use steam cleaner then this one won't work for you. Make sure it's the Oreck Steam-It Wand

Just so you don't think that the only thing I love is cleaning supplies (but really, who doesn't? Whatever makes life easier!) I have been obsessed with Blowfish shoes. I recently just got these boots for my birthday...
And I love them! I love all of their shoes which is kind of unfortunate seeing as I don't ever go anywhere that requires wearing shoes. Being a stay at home mom with no license has it's downsides. One being that it seems I wear pajamas a lot more than regular clothing *pout* Just about everything they have suits my funky style though. I'll admit I am eyeing a few other pairs ;) *cough* hint hint James. 

I am so smitten with The Honest Company. Jessica Alba and her husband created this company to provide safe, eco-friendly, and affordable baby and home products. You can get anything from shampoo and laundry detergent to diapers and baby lotion and it's all eco-friendly and baby safe. I'm a cloth diapering mama but if I have to use disposables then I'm thinking about the planet! In which case I'm ordering some shiz from these guys. Plus Raine has eczema and when he has a flare up our whole lives get turned upside down. These products are safe for even his gentile skin. Besides.... how stylish are these diapers?

(Tiny skulls and anchors?! Of course I will!!!)

Last but not least.....Hoho's. I am obsessed with Crystal's creation: The Hoho. What are they?

Aren't they adorable?! and the meaning behind them.... just awesome. Crystal is also an amazing woman of God and doing His work so check out her blog Little Bit Funky and check out her instagram where she lists her ready to ship hoho's because these things are in demand and there is a waiting list for these perfectly awesome creations! Don't worry, they are still attainable.... I have four already. 

Jimmy wants to kill me ;)

As you can see, I have a lot of love going on around here. Jimmy loves these things too as they make me whine about cleaning less or brighten my day which makes me less inclined to verbally abuse him (I don't do that.... not ever!) so it's winning all around. Maybe they'll make your life a little easier or your day a little brighter too :)

Any products or companies you "love"? I'd love to hear about them! Or how you spent you Valentine's Day perhaps? :D

Happy Love Day, Homies!

note: I was not paid or asked to review any of these products or companies..... although I totally should have been seeing as I am awesome at reviewing shiz. Nonetheless, all opinions are my honest to goodness opinions. Even if I were to ever be paid to endorse *hint hint* you can expect nothing but honesty from this blog. 

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha! I love this post! And oh my goodness, dishwashers are one of my favourite things!

    Hope you had a great Valentine's with The Cuddler and happy cleaning:)