Home Odor Control Tips for Families with Stinky Boys!

I am the owner of one teenage son.  There are days I am very thankful for this and other days that I would happily trade him in for 10 hormonal teenage girls.  For those of you who do not have your own teenage boy, there are a few things you might not know about them.  Teenage boys think potty humor is hilarious.  They apparently live to torment their younger siblings and think parents are about the most UNcool thing ever created.  Teenage boys eat constantly and are incapable of noticing the mess they create while they do it.  And the most … [Read more...]

Easy Odor Control with Homemade Sneaker Sachets

I am lucky that my family is very active.  They run, play tennis, do martial arts, etc.  That leaves me with 4 pairs of sneakers that end up smelling not so fresh by the end of the week.  Since I can't afford to buy everyone new sneakers when they start to smell toxic, I decided to start trying to freshen them naturally with a few ingredients I had lying around the house.  This is a very simple way to keep your family's sneakers smelling fresh.  If you are dealing with a stinky teenage boy like I am, you will find this odor control tip very … [Read more...]

Natural Dryer Sheets For Your Laundry!

I am not a huge fan of store bought dryer sheets for a number of reasons.  I think they are seriously a waste of money and create a huge amount of unnecessary trash.  Not to mention the very fake smell left behind on my clothes, as well as the questionable chemicals involved.  Natural News discusses several health problems associated with dryer sheets if you want to learn more about this particular issue.  I found a ton of recipes online for homemade dryer sheets but a large number of them use store bought fabric softener.  I have the same … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Dishwasher: The Grimy Reality!

Okay, so I am really a very neat person and while my house isn't showcase worthy, I would not be embarrassed to have people over to visit without too much advanced notice.  Lately, though, I have noticed that my dishwasher is starting to take on a life of its own.  We are starting to notice bits and pieces of crud on our dishes and a quick peak inside has us wondering what that layer of ick is that looks like it could get up and walk away.  So, I started trying to figure out how to clean it.  What did I do first?  Head to my computer and Google … [Read more...]

Simple Green Laundry Detergent up for grabs

I have a 12 year old son and there are a few things I have discovered about preteen boys:  They are always right.  They have the energy of a sloth.  They smell.  Yes, it is true...boys who are entering their teen years tend to have odor issues.  Their feet stink...which makes my hall closet smell like something died in it.  Their socks could knock out an elephant and don't even get me started on the clothes that come home after a hard workout!  WOW, I think those should be considered a lethal weapon! In an effort to cleanse my son's closet of … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Contest from Eve Echo!

Mother's Day is just around the corner (I am SOOO looking forward to a bit of pampering!) and this is the perfect time to stop and think about what your mom has meant to you over the years.  Look at yourself and who you are today and ask yourself how your mother influenced you.  In honor of Mother's Day, Eve Echo is launching a Mother's Day Contest that I have been asked to share with you.  Haven't heard of Eve Echo?  I will be reviewing some of their products here in a few weeks but here is some information about them from their … [Read more...]