A DIY clean for an OCD happy.

When I am stressed I do the obvious things. I read, I veg in front of Netflix watching bad movies and sci-fi series that I never would have known about if not for the internet. I nap - sometimes a little too much. I try not to yell and snap at the those around me trying to be helpful when I just want to be left alone. But days like today, when my life is in complete chaos... Days like this the little things don't help. So it's days like these that I clean....more

Baking soda and castile soap is my favorite way to scrub sinks and tubs. It really does get ...more

My Dirty Little Laundry Secret

Oh, the difference 2 hours can make!...more

What Every Teen Needs to Know

By the time our kids reach their teenager years, we can see the end in sight.  Of course we’ll be jumping for joy sad when they take that next step of independence to find a place of their own or move away to college.  But let’s face it, who wants to still be raising their children when they’re 35?  To ensure this doesn’t happen, there are some very basic skills that every teenager should know. If I’ve missed any, be sure to add them in the comments....more

Excellent, excellent point! I've seen way too many teens put photos and status updates up on ...more

Homemade Laundry Detergent: It works!!

A couple days ago I started reading about making my own laundry detergent and fabric softener. So I decided, after some research, that this would be a really good way to save some money around the house.......more

My Life (and Death) with Laundry

By Kristin Fast, Lifestyle Editor and In-House Wit-Cracker With the rare exception, I do a load or two of laundry everyday… every. Single. Day. We are a family of 5, with two of those five being teenage boys… (teenage boys will wear three shirts in one day, but the same pair of pants for a week) which I am sure makes it clearer why I am engaged in a never ending battle for clean clothes dominance....more

In which i discuss the laundry

In which I discuss the laundry I don’t do laundry.  Not because I can’t but because it’s just been forbidden.  You see, Kevin has a problem with the way I do laundry.  It’s not that it’s difficult … you just put the clothes in the washer, add the detergent and turn it on.  When that’s complete, you simply put it in the dryer.  No… that part I can handle.  It’s the next part where we run into complications. I’m a person who isn’t bothered by the petty details of life … and Kevin is an engineer.  You get the picture....more

Yep... We're Married

Adam and I were in the car the other day discussing his birthday plans, and he told me that I am "required" to come out to the cabin with him for a snowmachine trip next weekend (his bday is the 19th). Thinking back to the last time I was at our little cabin in Talkeetna, I remembered that while I was *a little* intoxicated over New Year's Eve I *may* have stepped in a bit of dog doo. Or a freaking POOL of it, from the looks of my boots. Which I haven't cleaned off yet, because, well, it's disgusting and I have a majorly sensitive nose (and gag reflex)....more

Is It Love or Laundry?

It’s February. The month of Love. The month of my 10-year wedding anniversary. And to make it sloppier with hearts, flowers, and that gosh darn love is all around- it’s Valentine’s Day. This is the month that romance is bursting at the seams but the only thing I can really think of is why the hell does my laundry multiply? Instead of roses, chocolate, and maybe even a toss in the sheets (that need to be cleaned) I am trying to figure out if gremlins live in my laundry....more