Cleaning

Easy Shower Cleaning

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MR – My favourite Pinterest find of this week was the soap dispensing brush to store in the shower.  There was a pin that didn’t end up linking to anywhere, but in the description was an idea for keeping your shower/bath clean on a regular basis. Fill one of these soap-dispensing brushes (mine was a dollar store one) with half ... Read More »

Orange & Vinegar Spray Cleaner

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MR – Just wanted to quickly share my favourite Pinterest find of the week.  I love cleaning with vinegar, but the smell is sometimes very strong.  So when I saw this pin, it looked great!  All you do is put some orange peels in a jar of vinegar, leave it for a few weeks, and then use it.  I left ... Read More »

Lego Manual Storage

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More about Lego in our lives.  Our boys have lots of special Lego set that they got for Christmas from their grandparents.  These ones they like to keep separate and play with on their own in their rooms.  But they were often falling apart, and we couldn’t fix them, and the manuals were all over the house.  So we got ... Read More »

LEGO Board & storage

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MR - As our four boys move from the infant/toddler stage to the busy-young-boys stage, Lego has become a favourite pastime. But we’ve always had a problem about where to play with it and how to store it.  I was getting Lego all over the house – stepping on it and vacuuming it up.    My husband mentioned that they ... Read More »

Lego Creation Preserving!

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MR – Our boys have really been into Lego these days.  And they don’t just keep it in one spot – they need to play with their creation everywhere in the house.  So we’re always watching our step for random Lego on the floor…ouch.  I had seen a neat post (can’t find the link to it anymore) on a neat ... Read More »

Clothes Organizing Tip

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MR – I recently spent the hours and hours changing all 4 boys’ clothes from summer to winter, and from one size to the next.  Glad to be done, thankful to have so many clothes, but it takes a bit of work.   One Pinterest tip I read somewhere (can’t even remember where) was that when you are putting kids’ ... Read More »

Displaying Children’s Artwork

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Another thing I’ve loved on Pinterest is all the great ways to display and preserve your children’s artwork.  The ideas I liked the most were the ones where you could display a few pieces very professionally, and change them very easily.  I took a few thrift shop frames, painted them all white, and hung them up.  I put an extra ... Read More »

Mason Jars

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So with all the bad press plastic has been getting lately, I’ve been using my mason jars more and more.  I got rid of my old plastic canister set and used two sizes of mason jars.  I like the square-based jars, because they fit nicely in rows in the cupboards.  The wide mouth is great for scooping out measurements.  And ... Read More »

Organizing the Kitchen – Part 1

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 I like tea.  I like having a choice of tea.  Which means that the other day when I cleaned out my tea cupboard, I found no fewer than 13 different types of teas in 6 different sizes and shapes of containers.  That takes up a LOT of room!  So, I took a trip to Dollarama and bought a LOT of ... Read More »