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Why I Love The Swiffer Vac

I have a very large house with a lot of square footage. Half of that square footage is marble floors. I knew what I was getting into when we moved in, as far as cleaning this house and the floors, so it hasn't been a surprise to me how much work it is to keep the floors clean. It has been challenging with marble, though. You have to be really careful what you use. As of this point, it's been a little bit of Dawn and water, which is what I found that was recommended. But, it's not so much "mopping" the floors, but keeping them swept that's been the challenge. With two large dogs that shed constantly, a 3 year old who loves to drop things all over, and just dirt and general, I was sweeping all the time and it still didn't really get that clean. Plus, I was only doing it about once a week because it took me forever and I hated it. I had my eye on the Swiffer Sweeper Vac for a while now. It was about $50, so I just couldn't seem to pull the trigger. Las…

What is Your Skin Care Regimen?

Since turning 34 this year, I've been really trying to make sure I am taking care of my skin. I have been using Cover Girl Liquid Powder for years, but it always seemed to break my neck out. And full disclosure, my face cleaning routine consisted of using Avery's baby wipes (which actually do remove eye makeup surprisingly well). So, needless to say, my skin didn't always look its best. So, I received some gift cards for my birthday and I decided to go ahead and spring for some better products. First thing I did was get something designed to clean my face. I ordered the Olay ProX Microdermabrasion System. This system came with the battery-operated scrubber with both a brush and foam pad, plus every day face wash and microdermabrasion wash to be used twice a week. I have really loved using this system. The beauty is that you can really use any face wash you'd like. I will probably buy a pore-reducing wash after the tube they sent me is empty. This system really exfolia…

Resurrection, A Review

I have certainly been looking forward to catching Resurrection on ABC since I started seeing the commercials for it. I was able to catch both the first and second episodes on DVR tonight and for those who are interested in watching it also, but skeptical, I thought I would give it a review. The premise behind Resurrection is not a secret - people have been inexplicably returned to loved ones after having been dead for years. After doing a bit of research, I realized that this was first a book called "The Returned," then it was a French mini-series with the same premise. (Apparently, all shows in American television have to be based on another European version first, but I digress). In the first two episodes, we see two people who are "returned," a boy named Jacob and a father named Caleb. Caleb, from what I gather, is seen throughout the first episode in a hoodie and red hat with a very menacing presence (very Satan-eque), but he is introduced to us as the father …

What Happens In Vegas, Stays in Vegas!

We just got back from a fun filled, 5 day walkathon, otherwise known as a trip to Las Vegas! Jason's company had a meeting and there was no way I was letting him go without me! Most of you probably didn't know I was even there because I am not one of those people who tags locations of where I am when I am not at my house - doesn't it scare you that you are basically telling the world that you aren't home, and are no where close? I feel like it's an open invitation to everyone to say - "Please, come rob me!" Anyway, I digress. It just so happens to be our four year anniversary month and this was our very first vacation to take with just us. First trip on a plane with just us and no kids, first trip to Vegas as adults, it was Jason's first trip to a casino, and our first time away from Avery for so many nights. Boy, were we missing her when we got back. Just a picture review from our previous anniversaries - Avery has always gone and stayed with famil…

Long Time, No Blog!

I guess I just haven't had a lot of interesting things to say lately, because it's been a while since my last post! I feel like I am slowing down on my posting lately, not because I don't want to write, just because I guess I don't have stuff to write and blog about every day anymore. Maybe I've just been busy. Who knows. Anyway, we took some family pictures of my side last weekend and they turned out beautiful! Props to my sister Brooke for organizing it and making it all happen! I always bribe my children when we take pictures and it always works. I told them we could have donuts afterwards (it was early), so afterwards, we went to Glazed. This is them on electronics after they ate. We really don't ever seem them like this, but I was OK with it, since they were so cooperative during pictures!
I asked Avery to make a mean face. She did a good job.
Brooke, Gigi, Pops and I took the girls to Pump It Up last week for open play. It was a good way to spend $6 and …