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DIY cleaner for laminate flooring

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(Here is the embarrassing before picture.)

I love my laminate flooring, it is the best decision I ever made for my home. That being said, the dark color I chose has a bad habit of getting smudges and streaks on it from feet, the dog, looking at it wrong. I tried to mostly mop it with a swiffer, but that just wasn’t cutting it. It just streaked it more than everything else which was really frustrating. Then something wonderful happened! I was on Pinterest (that is where I go to get all my information these days) and saw several versions of this recipe and tweaked it a little to suit my needs. The best part of this is that you probably have all the ingredients on hand you need!

You will need:

2 cups water

2 cups rubbing alcohol

2 cups vinegar

1/8 teaspoon of dish soap (I use the blue dawn soap)

10-15 drops of essential oils I chose lemon and orange. Lemon has great antiseptic qualities and orange smells really clean. There are so many different oils you can use. Tea tree is also has great antiseptic qualities but I would steer clear of that if you have pets as it can be toxic.

For cleaning you will also need a mop or swiffer with a microfiber cloth attached. I haven’t personally tried the mop, but I would imagine it would work.

Spray bottle

a bottle to keep the extra cleaner in

Mix your cleaner in a larger container, adding all the ingredients. Give it a good shake to mix it all together. It makes a lot of cleaner so i keep it in the large bottle and add to the squirt bottle as I clean. It saves you time each time you clean too. Put your squirt bottle on mist, you don’t want it to cover a larger area without drenching the floor.

Spray a small area and mop it up with your microfiber cloth. The rubbing alcohol helps it dry quicker than it would normally. Work in small sections and go the same direction of your laminate to help reduce streaking even more.

It is so easy and effective you will never want to use anything else. It is great! I love how it makes the floor so clean it looks brand new. It is so much better than using harsh chemicals in your home to have to breath in and use in your home.

Take a look at how dirty this cloth is. This is really embarrassing to share, but you have to see just how much was on the floor even though I thought it was clean.

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It is time for school again! Hard to believe that summer is over already! I love to take photos of my kids with signs telling what grade they are going into each year. It helps me remember and will be fun for them to look back on as well. It is fun to add a little something to them. Like what they want to be when they grow up. I love the answers I get! I love to see how it changes from year to year. Here is a printable without the “when I grow up” and one with. All you have to do is write in their answer and what grade if you would like, have them hold it while looking cute and you are ready to go! Enjoy!

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Download the pdf for easy printing here: back to school blank

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Download the pdf for easy printing here: back to school when I grow up

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Don’t Eat the Hero – Superhero Version of Don’t Eat Pete, Free Printable!

Have you ever played the game “Don’t Eat Pete”? Are you throwing a superhero party? Well, now you can have both of those at the same time with this awesome free printable we put together for you!  All you need to do, is print it off, glue to card stock if you want to add some support to the thin paper, or print it on cardstock, and small candy to use on the squares (think skittles, mike and ikes, smarties).

If you haven’t played Don’t Eat Pete, here is how you play. Players gather around the board in a circle. Place a piece of candy on each square on the board. The first player turns around so they can’t see the board while another player picks a square.  Do this quietly, by just pointing to avoid the turned player from hearing. Once a square has been selected, the player will turn around and begin taking a piece of candy off each square. They can put it right in their mouths, or hold them to eat later. When they select the square that was chosen, the other players yell “Don’t eat Pete!” or in this case, “Don’t eat (whichever hero you choose).”

So here is your printable. I wouldn’t recommend going any bigger then a sheet of paper with this one as it will begin to be grainy.

To print, click on the image below and save it to your computer. You can then print it from there. Enjoy!

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Relief from painful periods

No one likes to talk about it, let alone experience it. But like it or not our periods keep coming back. Month after month. If I had known that these existed, it would’ve saved a lot of unnecessary pain, discomfort and misery. Not to mention some missed work in there too! Sitting with a heat pad on my tummy has helped me through many a painful period in my life. Now you don’t have to stay home with the heating pad, take it with you wherever you go! I know these won’t solve all of the issues, but it’s a start!

Delivers continuous heat to the specific area of pain

Discreetly placed in underwear for invisible comfort

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Patching denim holes with lace

There is nothing you can do to prevent holes in your denim, but even worse when the denim comes with holes already in them! Sometimes it looks good, but I am not a fan of my upper thighs peaking through a hole in my jeans.  I did buy a pair, because I like the style, but planned on giving it a quick fix that also looks good! Adding some lace will not take away the look of the style, but it will make them a little more modest, or help you be a little less self conscious.

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All you need is some lace, thread that matches your denim as closely as possible, sewing scissors and needle.

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Begin by cutting the lace slightly larger than the size of the hole you are patching. Mine came with 4 holes and I bought a yard of ribbon to be safe, and it patched them all with some left over.

By using the thread the same color of your denim this will help disguise the stitching.  Keep it close to the edge of the hole. Hold the lace with one hand to prevent it from moving while stitching with the other hand. Sounds like you could use an extra hand or two, but it really isn’t too hard.

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One of the holes in particular was a lot larger than the others that I was patching. (This is the photo up top) Luckily it was also near my knee so it wasn’t too awkward. 😉 I doubled up the lace on this particular hole to give it more layering.

Simply sew around each hole and tie off your thread. Trim the extra lace off to keep it from curling and feeling uncomfortable on your leg.

That is it! With very little effort or time you have made the holes look different and given it a little oomph. You don’t have to feel uncomfortable to try this trick, it makes the jeans look great and adds a little extra style!

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Handheld carbonated soda maker

This is such a cool little gadget! Sodastream machines can be costly, but this little machine does the same thing for a fraction of the price and doesn’t take up a lot of counter space. Sounds like a win to me! Only $13.99 for a limited time. Save money on buying soda and make your own.

Compact handheld unit fits on bottle, stores easily

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