Review | Hoover WindTunnel Air Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Hoover WindTunnel Air Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Over the course of the six years that we've lived in our house I've found it easier and more affordable to eliminate carpeting from the rooms. While there are some disadvantages to having hardwood floors, overall, they're much easier to maintain and stand up to the messes of young children much better. However, we do still have two bedrooms that are carpeted and our son's room is the one that takes a beating when it comes to dust, dirt and … [Read more...]

Out with the Old | A Kitchen Makeover with Maytag Appliances #MaytagMoms

old white appliances

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be cooking, cleaning or working in a kitchen fully equipped with state-of-the art appliances. When we bought our house in 2006 it did come with new appliances but they were also low end, clearanced out models. Many of them started having issues within months, some completely dying in less than 2 years. We replaced what we could and just dealt with the rest, particularly the stove. It's just a … [Read more...]

Dad Find | Sears Craftsman 22” Rear Drive Self-Propelled Electric Start EZ Lawn Mower

Sears Craftsman Lawn Mower Electric Start High Wheel

Please note  - The lawn mower I'm reviewing was purchased by myself and this review is in no way connected with Sears, Craftsman or any representing PR agency. Spring came quite early this year and of course that meant cutting the grass a lot sooner than we had planned. Unfortunately, our lawn mower just wasn't quite ready. The poor thing was on its last leg, coughing and joking with every run through the yard and the wait time on a Spring … [Read more...]

Kitchen Find | Kenmore Elite 31 cu.ft. French Door Refrigerator Review

kenmore elite 31 cuft french door refrigerator

Please note  - The refrigerator I'm reviewing was purchased by myself and this review is in no way connected with Sears, Kenmore or any representing PR agency. When my husband and I first bought our house it came with brand new appliances. I was excited to see an updated side-by-side refrigerator with an ice maker! After apartment hopping for many years, it's the little things that get you excited, especially when all the previous … [Read more...]

Come Dine with Me and Experience LG Home Appliances

lg home appliances

This holiday season I imagine you've got guests coming in and out of your home. Between the holiday dinner parties and out-of-town relatives stopping by for extended visits, I have a feeling your home is filled with constant chaos much like mine is. To make life just a little bit (or a lot) easier during one of the most stressful months of the year, LG has a line of home appliances that can enhance your holiday experience. Personally, I'm … [Read more...]

Salted French Fries with the Calphalon XL Digital Deep Fryer

deep fried french fries calphalon

I'm going to preface this review by saying, I'm fully aware of how unhealthy deep fried foods can be, but with like most things in life, moderation is key. I find it perfectly acceptable to indulge once in awhile and if you're going to indulge, do it with the Calphalon XL Digital Deep Fryer! For many years I've wanted to be able to deep fry my own foods but most deep fryers just weren't big enough to meet the needs of our family of five. That … [Read more...]

Vegetable Lasagna Recipe Featuring KitchenAid Food Processor with ExactSlice System

Mixed Vegetable Lasagna

I live in a house of meat eaters. My husband and my daughters could eat meat at every single meal, have it be the only thing on the plate and be perfectly content. My son and I, however, are very much vegetable lovers with him being practically a vegetarian. Sometimes a girl (and her son) just want to have a fresh meal with nothing but vegetables and that's when I decided I'd break the "meat with every meal" rule and make a vegetable … [Read more...]

Cleaning with the Affresh Washer Cleaner {Video}


Last month I shared the Affresh Washer Cleaner tablets I use to clean my Whirlpool HE washer and today I wanted to update you on how well they've been working for me. We first started using these tablets the day our new washer arrived because it actually came with a sample pack of them. Then I noticed I started getting reminders from my washer to clean it every month. I'm talking about a literal reminder that beeps on the display screen telling … [Read more...]

KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker & Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Sorbet

You know what's awesome about summer? The cool treats you get to enjoy! One of my favorites is sorbet. While ice cream is nice, it just doesn't give me the same satisfaction that a sweet and fruity sorbet does. As much as I'd like to drop $5 every week on a quart of it, I'd much rather made it fresh in my home and thanks to the KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker Attachment I just received, I can make it any time I crave it. The great thing about this … [Read more...]

Whirlpool Duet Update – Refreshing Wrinkled Garments

sears whirlpool duet storage drawers

Since first installing our new Whirlpool Duet Steam Washer & Dryer a few months ago, we've gone through some amazing laundry transformations. Not only were we able to speed up our laundry routine but this set has changed the way our laundry is cared for. Before, using our old top loader set, it could take up to 3 hours to wash and dry a single load of clothes. With the new Whirlpool Duet we can can get a load twice as large done in half the … [Read more...]