How have I never heard of Bar Keepers Friend?

5 Apr

It’s amazing how much money we spend on cleaners every year! We have to have the newest scientifically proven to kill the most germs and voted best smelling.
Personally what I really want is something that is going to get the grime off things.
Guess what that amazing product has been around since 1882! It’s called Bar Keepers Friend. It they have a powder or a spray/foam. I got the spray/foam and used it to clean around the house.

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After getting lots of grime out of my tile counter top, I put BKF to the ultimate test on my rust stained heat ducts.

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~Krystal

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30 Day Cleaning Challenge: Day 4 Craft Room

4 Apr

I just moved into this house about 20 days ago, so Im still in transition. I’m renting a house from friends and they moved into thier new house about 30 days ago, so they are still in transition aswell.
There is a small bedroom that I have been planning on making into a craft room, but it had boxes and stuff in it. Some stuff ia mine, some stuff belongs to the friends that own the house.
Today for my challenge, I condensed and unpacked and repacked. There is still more to do, but we have a craft room! And I have one happy Bugg because I found his play-doh!

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~Krystal

30 Day Cleaning Challenge: Day 3

4 Apr

I strayed from the 30 Day Cleaning Challenge today. Today was supposed to be all about bedrooms, instead I cleaned another house.
I dated the same boy through most of high school and became very close to his family. About 3 years ago his grandmother died. At 76, his grandfather is doing a pretty good job at keeping up with the housework, but he needs a little help. I have done house cleaning in the past, so today I started again… but just for kne very special client.
After 3 hours of cleaning another house, I had no motivation to clean my own! I cleaned something…that counts right?

~Krystal

30 Day Cleaning Challenge Day 2: Bathroom

3 Apr

Anyone that knows me, knows how OCD I am about keeping a clean bathroom. Especially once Bugg started potty training! (The thought of my baby getting someone elses germs on him was enough to make this Momma crazy!)
Since we just moved into our new house less than a month ago and I scrubbed the bathrooms 3 days ago… I just wiped the sinm and toilet down with disinfecting wipes like I usually do between cleanings.
Then I enjoyed my bubble bath once Bugg went to sleep! 🙂

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~Krystal

30 Day Cleaning Challenge

1 Apr

April is here and it is finally starting to feel like Spring in Southern Maine! You can’t have Spring without Spring Cleaning. Which makes the Cleaning Challenge that Crystal from Money Saving Mom put together the perfect idea.
I just learned about the challenge today, but I jumped right in! Day 1 was surface clean the kitchen and livingroom, which was on my list of things to do anyway! I also tackled my own extra project which I will share later today.

~Krystal

Planting Vegetables

29 Mar

I got some crazy idea to start vegetable plants inside with Bugg. He was so excited.
We bought one of those instant green houses with the dirt pellets. I thought that was our safest choice! I’m going to make some raised garden beds for the back yard.
Bugg picked out all the seeds. Here is hoping that some of them take!

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~Krystal

Planting Vegetables

29 Mar

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Bugg and I started some vegetables in an inside greenhouse seed starter. Let’s hope some of them grow! ~Krystal

BUGGALOO'S MOMMA

"While we try to teach our children about life, Our children teach us what life is all about." ~Angela Schwindt