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Just to give you an idea of where I am coming from...when shopping, my favorite words to look for are "fully cooked", "dishwasher safe", and "3% Spandex".

August 15, 2012


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Here are two of my all-time favorite Avon products that I use daily. Magix Face Perfector and Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara.

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July 2, 2012

My Dishwasher is Ruining My Dishes!!

Ok, so the dishwasher is over 12 years old, but I am still very disappointed in it!

About eight months ago, I switched from powdered detergent to the Sam's Club version of the Cascade Action Pacs. They seemed to work really well at first. Especially when I felt adventurous and used two pacs-- one in the Main Wash compartment AND one in the Pre Wash compartment. (Believe me, I did research to see if it was ok to use two. I like to "follow the rules." I could not find anything definitive so only did it when I was in a risk-taking mood.)

About three months ago, I switched to the Cascade brand action pacs. Well in the last two months, I have noticed that horrible white film on my dishes, especially the coffee mugs and glasses.
Do you think Sam's Club brand is better than Cascade or is this just a coincidence? Also, at first I was not putting additional rinse aid in, but since this happened I put tons in and maybe that is making it worse?

Does anyone have any suggestions for me? This is really getting on my nerves!

June 28, 2012

The Flylady Can Help with CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)

Oh how I love The Flylady!  I bought her book, Sink Reflections, eight years ago.  While I was reading her book, it felt like she had written it just for me.  Every word rang true!  All of her simple plans made sense.  I implemented her program and saw instant improvement in my home.   As with most of my plans to better myself, like weight loss (that deserves its own post sometime), I do well for awhile and then I fall off the wagon.  This summer I have her book out again, and am hoping it will help me to establish simple routines that I can stick to, especially once fall gets here and I go back to work. 

One of her tips that I have still used regularly comes from her saying "You can do anything for 15 minutes!"  This means you set a timer for 15 minutes and you tackle a project knowing that you can stop after 15 minutes.  It is amazing what you can get done in just 15 minutes!!  One of my problems is my "all or nothing attitude".  For example, if I can't spend all day cleaning my messy bedroom, then I won't do it at all.   With the 15 minute plan, it helps me to at least get started and I know it won't take all day.   Getting started is another issue I have.  Dang, I have a lot of issues!

About seven years ago, I was able to hear Marla Cilley (The Flylady) speak in Salt Lake City at a conference for women.  She was amazing!  I have a picture of us together from that day.  That was before I had a digital camera, so I don't know where the print is right now (it is lost in my clutter). ;-)  When I run across it, I will post it.

So check her out today or if you already use her system, let me know how it works for you.

Flylady will teach you how to FLY: Finally Love Yourself.

June 21, 2012

Time to dust off the old blog...

Today, as I was reading my friend's blog, it got me yearning for my old blog. I don't consider myself a blogger, but those are just self-limiting thoughts. Heck, I can be a blogger if I wanna be! So I am back!

I will keep this post short so as not to strain any seldom-used muscles, but I will be back soon.

P.S. Please check out my friend's blog that inspired me. She writes The Borg Blog, and she is super-awesome!

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Wife, Mom, Independent Avon Representative, Instructional Assistant, and all-around nice person. :-)