Dang that was easy! Delicious too.
Dang that was easy! Delicious too.
So, if you’ve been keeping track of my wild adventures in Oklahoma last weekend, then you know that I got all four of my tires slashed by some crazed maniac, in my opinion of course. Well, we were supposed to leave my sister’s place at 6 AM to be in Tulsa by 9:30 AM. Well, with four slashed tires, you really can’t go anywhere until they get changed, so we actually left at more like 1:30 PM from Lawton and didnt get to Tulsa until 4:30 PM.
Our orginal plans took us to Sapulpa to check into a hotel and get something to eat, but since we were so late leaving Lawton, we went straight to the hospital in Tulsa to see the new bundle of joy that had arrived at 7:30 that very morning.
That’s right: I have a new newphew! His parents named him “Richard Alan” after family on both sides.
Then my sister and I started thinking…and that’s never a good idea in my family. Since our brother is such a great auto mechanic (working in Sapulpa, Oklahoma), naturally he is going to teach his boys all about cars, right? So my sister and I determined little Richard’s future occupation: He’s going to be the owner of a car dealership. That’s right, and the name of the car dealership is going to be named “Richard Alan Auto Sales”. Now doesnt that have a special ring to it!
I dont think The Mechanic (my brother) thought it was too funny.
As a busy mother of three young and very energetic young boys, I am always looking for an easier way to stay on top of things…especially when it comes to cleaning. Oh, and believe me, there is always something to clean in this crazy home!
I was one of the lucky ones that signed up and got a FREE full size bottle of CLR Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaner from 5minutesformom, a blog devoted to helping moms take control of their busy lives. The purpose of this freebie is to try out CLR Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaner and then review it for their Tackle-It-Tuesdays section.
Now head on over to 5minitesformom to check out other great mom bloggers’ reviews for this product!
So, you can imagine how my upstairs carpets used to smell. As embarrassing as it is for me to confess…my upstairs occasionally smells like kid pee. Ugh! Even steam cleaning my carpets is not enough.
It wasn’t until a week ago that I found a great solution to the problem from a friend of mine. She had the same problem with an older pet of hers and found a great natural remedy for urine scent. I tried it and it really works! Here’s how to do it:
Measure 1 cup baking soda
Mix in 1/4 tsp of your favorite essential oil (I like lavender and orange)
Make sure you mix the soda and oil well and break up any clumps
Now take the mixture and add to an old spice or powder shaker and sprinkle all over carpet
OR sprinkle mixture using your hands
In either case, let stand for 1 to 3 hours
Vacuum up completely
Side note: Now I use a bag vacuum cleaner (I think they work better than the bagless variety). I have found that every time I run the vacuum that it lets off a lavender fragrance. I can’t smell any pee, just the lavender and that is something to keep in mind. Make sure you use a fragrance you like, because you are going to smell it every time you turn the vacuum on.
Anyways, this tip works for anyone with small children or pets and I highly recommend it over commercial products that are expensive and contain chemicals. Costs 30 cents to 50 cents per cup.