Get your house ready for the Holidays

Holiday Gift Guide RUBBERMAID-POWER-SCRUBBERMany people dread deep cleaning their kitchens, or bathrooms. But I actually really enjoy doing it and if I can do it even faster, hey that’s even better in my opinion. I blame my years of housekeeping at the Hospital for me “like” of cleaning. I’d rather not say I love cleaning, because who honestly LOVES to clean?

I usually take a day out of the week and really deep clean those two places in our apartment, and sometimes it takes a lot of time and effort if I’ve slacked off with really doing a good job.

My go-to cleaning products and now I’ve added a spinning brush to the combo. Meet the Rubbermaid Power Scrubber. It claims it cleans 2 times faster than manual scrubbing since the oscillation head scrubs 60x per second. But look how tiny the head of that scrubber is. I’m not going to be cleaning my shower with that thing. I’d only reserve that for around the sink in the bathroom, or on the stove top in those sneaky hard to get places. Power scrubber by Rubbermaid

I’ll tell you  a little trick stupid thing I used to do, before using the handy scrubber. I sometimes cleaned the gunk out, from either the stove or sink–with toothpicks and qtips. That was tedious. Especially when they broke. Not to mention the size of them, trying to scrape everything off.

Plus, any tool that can aid in helping me do chores faster, and you’ve got my attention. Rubbermaid comes out with all sorts of neat mechanisms for helping you around the house, doesn’t it? Continue reading

OOTWW + recap of the week

My outfits of the work week were taken inside for the most part this week. I was just too cold to be outside posing for photos in the morning. Frig that! Hope you don’t mind. Also, people have been asking me where certain articles of clothing I’m wearing, are from. Did you know you can enlarge the photos I post? On the bottom of each photo describes where each individual piece I’m wearing is from. So that’s kinda handy if you wanted to know!

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Holy smokes. The week has just been full of fun madness for you on my blog, hasn’t it! If you haven’t caught up yet, I’ll do so here in this one blog post so you don’t have to keep scrolling and reading unless you really want to.

holiday-gift-guide-2013My Holiday Gift Guide is just exploding and I feel like Santa with all the giveaways that are going on right now, and it’s not even close to being done. I mean heck it isn’t even December yet. That’s okay, I’m just preppin’ you all for Christmas.

I gave up… for a little while

I feel like I need to pop in here towards the end of the week and sit down and chat with you guys. It has been ages since I’ve done a post like this and told you what’s going on in my life at the moment. Today feels like Wednesday. I think it’s because we had a professional development day at work on Monday and we didn’t have to officially work.

Girls weekend in BuffaloI still haven’t managed to publish my girls weekend post yet. It was a memorable weekend and even weeks after we went, I still find myself laughing in my office all by myself about what went down those few nights in Buffalo.

Each Monday I used to post my workout routine from the previous week. To be completely honest I’ve fallen off the fitness wagon and haven’t been to CrossFit on a regular basis. But what I have been doing is going out for very light runs around my neighbourhood with my new wave riders sent to me from Mizuno.mizuno running shoes

I gave up running for a little while but I think it was because I dislike timing myself on runs. I tend to want to be self-competitive and beat my time each time I go out for a run. I need to learn to chill the heck out and just enjoy being out there in the freezing cold. Actually, it’s not that bad since I don’t run far (no more than 6km). I always thought I’d be a fair weather runner, and last year around this time I started running again with a coach up until January … with snow on the ground and running through snow storms each Sunday! It was amazing.

snow jogSee the snow?!

Do you know what someone needs to invent? A wireless wifi ipod. Or something like that. Wifi needs to be everywhere so I can listen to audiobox live (house music internet radio station based out of Montreal) on my ipod. That would be great. Thanks. Any inventors reading my blog? I’d totally buy that.

The Boyfriend and I went to see the 3D movie Gravity on Tuesday night. CHEAP NIGHT. Only time to go. I’ve heard a lot of iffy things about that movie. It made some people nauseous and others have a anxiety. I try to not to have any preconceived notions about movies before I go in. I’m not going to ruin anything for you, but I did really enjoy it and my finger nails are all bit off. That’s the sign of a good movie.

Let’s be real. I just go to the movies to have a popcorn. I really could care less of what movie I see as long as I can eat the delicious popcorn. Ha ha! When I was home in Newfoundland I saw the movie “Meet The Millers” which I thought was pretty funny. Has anyone seen that?

I have to update my wordpress. It’s making me. But I first need to back up my website in case anything goes wrong. Does anyone know how to do that? Please help me in the comments if you know how! I haven’t done it in a number of years.

Okay back to fitness. I’ve also been volunteering at the climbing gym a lot more often so I can get another free month membership. They’ve expanded the place and now it’s massive and so fun. That and they have a weight room in there with a TREADMILL. The only reason I don’t have a gym membership is because I love CrossFit too much. But CrossFit needs to have a treadmill. I need to get The Guy climbing again. I think he went with me once. When we weren’t even dating. 8 years ago. Maybe I made that up and he’s never been climbing with me. Either way, he needs to get on them walls. You don’t even need a belayer (someone to hold your rope) anymore guys. There’s a few auto-belay things set up on some of the walls there. It’s unreal. I’m half afraid of them.

I went on a shopping trip to Sephora when they had the VIB sale (which ends/ended today). I made two purchases, in store and online so once my online order comes in I’ll show you what I bought. Alfie seems to like Sephora too ;)good boy

Until next time folks. But I will leave you with this: How To Be A Nice Blogger by my buddy Julie! julie-nowell-and-i

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Holiday Gift Guide: Bikini Genie

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Sometimes you don’t know what to get your friend, and if you’re close you’ve probably already bought them a few things for them throughout the year. At least that’s what I do. Surprise my girl friends with treats and presents that I think they’ll like. I need to stop doing that, and save those presents to give them for Christmas.

Bikini-Genie-by-PhilipsI bet you hadn’t thought of getting them a battery operated (not what you’re thinking) Philips bikini genie. Am I right? 

I have absoluetly no issue wrapping up this little hair trimmer gadget to a girlfriend of mine and giving it to her for Christmas. But I mean, some people may feel weird giving that kind of present to a friend, maybe you’d like to keep it for yourself. I mean, you gotta keep things looking under control. Know what I mean.

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