5 Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

5 Cleaning Tips for the Holidays

These holiday cleaning tips post are brought to you by Swiffer® as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. Holidays are stressful. Whether you are hosting or traveling for them, cleaning is one of the last things you want to worry about. I know when I’m traveling, I like to leave the house spotless, […]

Win the Gift of Clean with Merry Maids!

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Let’s face it. These days the options our families have are:

Mom is happy, Kids get attention, Family is fed a healthy meal, House is a wreck.
Mom is happy, Kids get attention if they are on facebook chat, Family is fed any meal (don’t get picky y’all. Pizza is a food group!), House is less of a wreck.
Mom is happy, Kids get left to fend for themselves, Family is fed a semi-healthy meal, House is still sort of a wreck, but decent enough for a surprise visitor.
Mom is not happy, Kids get attention, Family is fed a healthy meal, House is so clean you could eat off the floor.
Okay, or maybe those are the options in MY house.

Now… Wouldn’t you love to have someone clean your house for you?! To give you 3 hours of cleaning to make your house so clean it will look like you have no children at all? (Or at least look like the kids actually help with chores?!)

Yeah, me too!

The folks here in Colorado with Merry Maids have the answer for you! A contest open to those of you who live in Boulder and Larimer County… A contest so nice, you’ll beg your annoying friends who actually have spotless houses, to enter and gift it to you!

Entering is simple… Head on over to the facebook pages for the 2 locations and “like” then enter! Super easy!

Click through to see the links to the contests to win your own cleaning!

Chore Wars! Are You Game?


Now, I love the concept behind ChoreWars, but it needs a girly touch! If I knew how to program games, I would design one like this, but much cuter. I mean, would it kill the designers to put up a pastel color or have cuter avatars?? In any case, the gals in our forums love […]

From Rumpled to Runway with Kelly Ripa

Electrolux and Kelly Ripa

I’ve been lusting over this washer and dryer every time I see an Electrolux commercial with Miss Kelly Ripa herself. These commercials are so cute! I was honored to get the chance to let you all know about a special project Electolux and Kelly are teaming up for. Electrolux and brand ambassador Kelly Ripa are […]

That little…

what me worry?

$#!t! Ooooh boy, he’s lucky his daddy had to work all night so I couldn’t be loud when I found this… This is only one of the 5 (FIVE!) cushions he colored on. Just last week he drew a nice picture on my off white dining room chair (yes, I’m a masochist for owning such […]

5 Simple Smile Tips

Baby Brushing Teeth

My husbands family are all dentists! His Dad, Brother, Uncle and Cousin have a practice in Lakewood, Colorado. I’m constantly reminded about how to keep teeth healthy and bright. Here are five simple things you can do for your child to help keep their smiles healthy and bright. 1. Brush. D’uh! But you’d be surprised […]

Green Cleaning Recipes


I recently hosted a HouseParty Underwriters Laboratories “It’s Green to Me Party”. UL gave all sorts of great info and tips on how to be green. One of the things they gave me was a list of recipes to make cleaners with stuff you probably have on hand around the house! At the party we […]