Friday, July 17, 2015

Casual Fridays

Y'all. I bought a new book yesterday and proceeded to read the whole. entire. thing. I may or may not have been up until approximately 2:11 AM devouring every word. I have a problem. Cody doesn't understand this about me, and he thinks I'm a total nut-job. He's an early-to-bed-early-to-rise kinda guy, and I am a Night Owl who is the opposite of a morning person kinda girl. Somehow we make it work. 

What book, you ask? Not telling. And it's not on my book list. You'll just have to check back Monday for the recap. *mwahaha* How's that for suspense? 

In other news, I have been in a cleaning craze this week. I have scrubbed and vacuumed and mopped and bleached and febreez-ed every surface I could get my hands on. When the inclination hits, I just go with it. My house and our cars smell fabulous. Now if only it would last longer than 10 minutes...

In light of this recent cleaning frenzy, I think we'll do a new segment of my Favorite Things: Clean House edition.
Ok, first up: Febreeze Air Effects with Gain : I guess it's only fair to tell you that I like for things to smell nice. And half (alright more than half) the things in this picture are air fresheners. If you come to my house and say something along the lines of, "Wow, it smells great in here" I will take it as the highest compliment and you will be my new favorite person for life. Or at least for that day. I spray this stuff everywhere, all the time.

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Lime & Rust Remover : When we first moved into this house, I innocently squirted down the toilet bowls one day with my whatever toilet bowl cleaner that I always bought and walked away to let it do it's job. When I came back to scrub them, I nearly died from the toxic fumes emanating from our Great White Throne. I'm pretty sure our pipes are old and very rusty, and, on a sidenote: we're probably going to die prematurely from drinking rusty water. It's fine, we're fine, we run it through a Brita. Anyway, back to the point: I immediately went out and found this toilet bowl cleaner that has "Lime & Rust Remover" and it is perfect. It gets the job done without killing my brain cells, and it smells awesome, which, if you read my first point, you know is important to me. I recommend it.

Febreeze Car Vent Clips with Gain : I mean, this tiny little pod makes my whole car smell divine. What more could I want? Do I even need to say anything else about this? You just stick it onto one of your AC vents and voila: fresh, sweet smelling vehicle for up to 60 days. Winning.

AirWick Freshmatic Ultra Automatic Spray Refill: Island Paradise Fragrance : What can I say? For our wedding, someone gave us an AirWick Freshmatic. I'm sure they had no idea it would be one of my favorite gifts. You stick a can of air freshener in it, and it sprays by itself every 36 minutes. (Or 9 or 18 minutes, but I set it to 36--gotta get the most bang for my buck, ya dig?) This is the best summer fragrance out there. I'm convinced.

Febreeze Noticeables with Gain : As if my neurotic impulse to spray down the house with febreeze every few minutes and the AirWick Freshmatic weren't enough, I also have a febreeze wall plug-in right by the front door. You know, just in case. (Oh quit judging me, at least my house will never be accused of smelling like a trash heap.) Between this plug-in and the current AirWick fragrance, my house smells like an island paradise fresh out of the dryer. Seriously. The two fragrances in the plug-in are dubbed "Gain Island Fresh" and "Tropical Sunrise". Bless all the air freshening innovators in the world. They're doing it right.

Swiffer WetJet Multi-Purpose with Gain : Have you noticed a trend here? I have a total crush on Gain. Whatever genius decided to partner Gain with all the cleaning and air freshening products in the world: he has my undying devotion forever and ever, amen. And to the other genius who created Swiffer, thank you for giving me an excuse to never fill another bucket with soapy mop water that instantly turns disgusting again. I love you too.

And finally, Lysol Disinfecting Wipes : Probably the best find of my adult life. Why spray down all the countertops with cleaner and then have to wipe it all up with rags creating laundry in the process, when you can just swish one of these babies around with the same effect? Give me easy cleaning and less laundry any day. The Clorox wipes work equally well, but apparently Lysol was on sale last time I was buying.

And there you have it. You are now privy to my obsession with Gain and all the smell-good things of the world. I hope you still love me.

With today's theme in mind, let's close with a most fitting Psalm of the Week:

"Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit."

And all the youth group kids said "Amen" and sang the song. Have a clean-tastic weekend!


  1. There are Febreeze car fresheners with Gain??? Where have I been?

  2. This post makes me love you even more. If that's even possible.