Category Archives: house keeping

2 Ingredient Bathroom Tub and Shower Cleaner

What I am about to show you on this post is kinda embarrassing. I neglected our shower. A LOT the last month… and, with 4 little dudes who for some reason like our shower better, plus Travis and I. It didn’t take long before that shower began to look gross. Thankfully I have the best Tub and Shower Cleaner to handle the job and you wont believe how easy and cheap it is to make. I have been using this same recipe for about 3 years now. It works so good! I figured while my shower looked gross, I’d take advantage of that and snag some before/after photos for you. Don’t worry, if you ever visit with us, our guest bath is almost always clean. ;-)

2 Ingredient Bathroom Tub and Shower Cleaner that will put any bottle of bleach to shame.When I was pregnant with Reed and put on bed rest around 32 weeks. Our shower at our other home, got so disturbingly gross (due to my inability to clean and Travis’ busy mandate schedule). We ended up hiring a house cleaner and she told me she couldn’t get the shower clean that it was so bad (yup that bad). I told her to try my cleaner and handed her a bottle I already had made up. She let it soak (I told her it needed to soak for at least 30 min – 1 hour). After she finished cleaning our home she then asked me for the recipe. She said she has tried many bleach and chemical filled cleaners but none cleaned tile and grout as good as the bottle I gave her. (note: no hate on those who use chemicals or bleach. There is a time and place for them. We do own bleach too.)

She was impressed :)

I hated she had to clean up our gross shower… it was a hard season for me. Unable to do what needed to be done… It is life though… and I will be the first to show my life is not perfected.  My shower gets gross during busy months home schooling. We get behind on laundry… and our floor can go a mouth without being mopped… but for the most part, our home is clean enough to enjoy and that’s all that really matters. Travis always tells me, when I complain about messes…. that our home is not “a mess” – its “lived in.” Perfection never last.

SO here is the recipe. I promise, you’ll love it.

 

2 Ingredient Bathroom Tub and Shower Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1 part White Vinegar
  • 1 part DAWN blue soap (use dawn, other brands don't work as well, trust me)
  • 1 Empty Squirt bottle (Dollar Tree has them)

Instructions

  1. I use the large dollar tree squirt bottle. I believe its a 16 ounce bottle. I then fill it with half white vinegar and half dawn soap.
  2. Mix it together by shaking it with the top on...
  3. Spray it onto the surface you want cleaned (don't be shy either, spray it well). Allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes - 1 hour.
  4. Once it sits, get a sponge or brush and scrub away the grossness. I have found for grout using a tooth brush after this application helps. Rinse it with warm water and you're done!
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Boy Room Redo

Boy Room Redo

This weekend we decided to finally put forth a little effort in re-doing the boys bedrooms a bit. We didn’t have much money to invest… but I knew I needed to do something. I very much disliked their bedrooms the way we had them. I don’t have recent photos of how Taite’s room eventually became…Continue Reading

Making it our own

Making it our own

I posted last week a piece of art work that my friend Lindsey gave me [the winner for that was chosen btw, thank you for all those who entered]. My love for art is nothing new but I will admit. I feel spoiled knowing such awesome artist personally. I thought id share another piece inContinue Reading

Casper Bed unboxing?

Casper Bed unboxing?

If you follow me via instagram you would have heard about our new Casper Bed coming in the mail. For those unfamiliar with the Casper Bed, I’m about to introduce you to something pretty awesome. My journey to the Casper Bed started when I mentioned to a friend about wanting a King Bed. It wasContinue Reading

Lindsey P. Emery Art Giveaway

Lindsey P. Emery Art Giveaway

It is no secret that I love art. Prior to becoming a photographer I was very much into sketch art… and even at one point went to college for graphic design. I loved using my hands to create and have always had a real appreciation for artist. I have a few artist friends in theContinue Reading

Space

Space

Some of you may have seen recently on my Instagram my posting photos of our living room and bedroom. Since Christmas passed I have been in the whole “opening up the space” “changing up the room” spirit. I think after Christmas I really began to feel heavy with the constant state of “limbo” our lifeContinue Reading

Blue Ribbon Food’s – what is it?

Blue Ribbon Food’s – what is it?

Some of you who follow me on my personal facebook would have seen me post the photo to the right last week…. A photo that seemed to be great at catching peoples attention haha, because I got a TON of comments on that post. Kinda blew me away. Loved the conversation it created and wasContinue Reading

Grams and our Living Space

Grams and our Living Space

Recently while my mom and dad visited. I got the itch to rearrange my living room furniture. Am I the only one who loves moving furniture around? Is it an OCD thing? :) Ive done this numerous times since moving into our current home…. I for some reason could not let it be. I lovedContinue Reading

DIY Essential Oil Cleaner

DIY Essential Oil Cleaner

I am all about saving money… and this truly is a super easy way to save some cash. Although maybe not a HUGE amount of cash. It still yields its savings… and for some weird reason, I enjoy making it ;) – who knows. It also isn’t filled with a lot of chemical junk thatContinue Reading

The Boys Room’s

The Boys Room’s

If you read my previous post from yesterday. You will know where this post is coming from. I talked about how I am not a huge fan of a lot of toys kept in the house. We have some… but I have dramatically cut down the amount by at least 50% over the last year.Continue Reading