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Category Archives: My Home is My Castle

DIY NonToxic Toilet Bowl Cleaner in 11 Seconds or Less

Recently, I tried an experiment of a DIY nontoxic toilet bowl cleaner I had seen used on T.V.  I wasn’t sure really how well it would clean the toilet. So I tried it twice. One with fairly clean toilet, the other with a dirty toilet. I was shocked at how fast and easy it was to

How to Clean Your Bathroom in 7 Minutes or Less (Using Baking Soda, Water, & Vinegar).

Most of my readers know that I try to be efficient. I’m not one of those women who just LOVES to clean. I do love a clean house and once I get going I feel great that I’m doing it, but if I can take less time cleaning the same space, I’m all for it.

How to be Spontaneous AND Organized Simultaneously

I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of girl. I really love spontaneity. As a result, I’ve thought routines weren’t/aren’t for me. Recently, I’ve come to realize that as spontaneous as I love to be, I’ve been using a morning and evening routine for a long time. I also make use of a To-Do list and a calendar. So although I like to do different

Top 7 Proven Ways to Get Hired

Before my son was born I was an office and hiring manager at a company. Each time I advertised to hire someone, I received over 100 resumes. I interviewed a lot of people. I’ve learned that there are things that can hinder your ability to be hired. There are also ways to increase your chances of getting

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Proud of a Messy House

Before I got pregnant cleaning was pretty easy. I usually kept a clean house and enjoyed  having it that way. During my fourth through nine months I had PGP (you can read about it here) and cleaning became very difficult. Yet, I still managed it for the most part. Then came the newborn stage and,

This Unique Pocket-Sized Device Will Help Protect You and Your Children From Theft, Abductions, Animal Attacks, and Rape

Once in a while I’m reminded of how scary the world can be. The other day my 24-year-old beautiful blonde sister unknowingly went to a very scary part of town in L.A. She was supposed to be meeting family who were from out of town. Nobody realized how dangerous the neighborhood that they agreed to

9 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Catastrophes, Natural Disasters, Income Loss, and Economic Depressions.

Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. I just got off the phone with my grandpa. He is a very humble and kind man, the type of man everyone just loves to sit and chat with for hours. He has a great sense of humor and loves to tell me stories. Today one

7 Quick Ways to Get Your Machines and Appliances to Clean For You

Cleaning is just about as monotonous as life gets (at least for me). I clean over and over again with no end in sight. One day while I was scrubbing my son’s dirty highchair tray and thinking about the many tasks I had yet to accomplish, I realized that I am often cleaning harder than

The Easy to Build Kit for the Worst of Times… Your Proven 72 Hour Survival Kit!

Recently, with the frigid temperatures, 51 car pile ups, people stranded in gorges over night in sub zero temperatures, etc., it is more important than ever to be prepared! If you are traveling anywhere this winter you will want survival items with you. These 72 Hour Survival Kits may be useful not only for you, but

27 Neighbor Gifts in 27 Minutes

This Christmas I was able to assemble my neighbors’ Christmas gifts in 27 minutes. (I did not include the shopping time). Not only was I able to completely assemble these gifts in under half an hour, they only cost an average of $1.47 cents each! That is 27 gifts for $39.42!! * Note (esp to

Why, “You Can’t Do It All” is Actually A Compliment

The other day I was stressed out. I had a birthday party to plan, Christmas to decorate for, a big family dinner to help make, a service project I had volunteered for, shopping to get done, cleaning, and a host of other day to day activities going on. And someone said, “You can’t do it all…And

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