Friday, December 16, 2011

OH Boy the OVEN!

Good morning, I'm into sharing a couple things with you, like how I clean my kitchen and how wonderful Scour Off is, how and what I pack my hunk for his lunches, and other fun things like baking and little crafts! So stay tuned to more fun and helpful posts!

Now the icky oven! Nope never cleaned it! YUCK! I can't believe I cook in this thing now that I take pictures and after I clean it, I'm almost embarrassed! OH WELL!:) More inspiration and it gives me a peace of mind to know my kitchen and life is being cleaned with Shaklee!!!!

Here is the nasty oven!

The inside guts!hahaha kidding

Scour off is amazing I just rubbed it on with a cloth and then with another damp cloth started cleaning, I spent a good 15mins on this sucker! And man am I happy I did!!

A New Oven..
YES! Can't wait to bake!
So Much Better!
Even cleaned the hood!

So I'm off to make my first ever home made bread!! I'll keep you posted!:)

How clean is your oven?
What do you use to clean it?
I would love to know and tips you might have!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Cortnie ~

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Clean Kitchen

Ok so I LOVE a clean kitchen! So I got a new Kitchen Aid and was excited to bake, so the next thing I know I'm whipping out my new Scour Off and getting my kitchen whipped in shape! Scour off is becoming one of my favorite cleaning products..

First thing first, I cleaned the sink! I know you are going to think I have a dirty house or think Gross when you look at the before pics! BUT I swear I have a clean house!:)

                                                       You can see the water spots!!

So this is the great stuff about Scour Off
Natural ingredients remove the toughest dried-on splatters and spills, burned-on grease, baked-on food, and sticky messes without hazardous chemicals or toxic fumes.

  • Scour Off is made from natural mineral abrasives and biodegradable cleaning agents. It does not contain chlorine, bleach, or dye.

  • Scour Off gently removes stains other cleansers can't and is great for cleaning tubs, ovens, sinks, and tiles.

  • It will even remove rust, and is great for cleaning these surfaces: copper, grout, cement, ceramic, and imitation marble.

  • Wide-mouth jar makes it easy to use

  • And the After!!!

    So Sparkly

    Do you like a clean kitchen?
    What products do you use to clean you sink with?

    Have a Great Day!


    Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    Lunch for our Men!

    Hello there! So my hubby and I are on a budget and that means momma gets to pack the lunches again:)!!
    We know our men like big hearty, yet healthy lunches so, I'm going to share with you what I pack for my hunk!:)
    So my fist meal I'm going to share is the Super Burritos! I love making them in bulk and freezing them.
    I start by making my pinto beans in a crockpot over night I always make alot and freeze them in smaller baggies, for anytime I need them.

    I use Cream Cheese, Beans, Sour Cream( not always), Onions, and Ground Beef or Deer Meat:)..
    Sometimes I add Green chilies, and Olives and shredded Cheese.
    If I make them for that night I would make 5-10 extra to freeze. For dinner I put avocado and tomatoes on the top with fresh cilantro. YUM!

    Big Tortilla shells! I prefer Wheat they are better for you but the hunk wants Flour:)

    And there you have it our super Burrito for dinner and the rest in the freezer for Lunches!

    The Hunk is happy and the next day or later this week it will be a great lunch that will fill him up!!

     Yum! I like a little jalapeno with mine:)

    What do you make for your hunks lunches?
    Please share your thoughts!:)


    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    How Safe is Your Home?

    How Safe is Your Home?

    Does your home contain products that contain sodium hydroxide, phenol, ammonia or formaldehyde? Do you have children and pets that are breathing in these?

    Some of these and more may be toxic, even deadly and in your HOME! Do you feel safe letting your baby crawl across your floor and play? Or put toys in their mouths? After reading this I am so glad we Shakleeized our home. I am so glad I boxed up all of our hold stuff and we are now Shaklee friendly. And I have to say...I LOVE everything!!!

    Here is a list of COMMON
    contain known carcinogens
    and/or neurotoxins.

    Lysol disinfectant (all scents)

    Renuzit Air Deodorizer

    Bon Ami Foam Cleaner


    Fantastik All-Purpose Cleaner

    Formula 409

    Pine-Sol Multi-Action Spray

    Pledge Household Cleaner

    Simple Green

    Spic & Span Cleaner

    Scotts Liquid Gold

    Lemon Pledge

    Tilex Soap Scum Remover

    Glass Plus

    Ajax Cleaner

    Gillette Foamy Skin Conditioning

    Speed Stick Deodorant

    Soft Soap

    Secret Deodorant

    Johnson's Baby Shampoo

    S.O.S. Ammonia Glass Cleaner

    Dawn Sureshot

    S.O.S. Vinegar Cleaner

    Joy Dishwashing Liquid

    Windex Glass Cleaner

    Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid

    Shout Aerosol & Stick

    Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid

    Spray & Wash Stain Remover

    Kleen King Aluminum & Copper Cleaner

    KR2 Spot Lifter

    Behold Furniture Wax

    Depend-o Blue Toilet Cleaner


    3M Aerosol Spot Remover

    Formby's Lemon & Almond Spray

    Most Home & Garden Pesticides

    Right Guard Deodorant

    Ponds Dry Skin Bar

    Palmolive Skin Bar

    Lady Speed Stick

    Lever 2000

    Irish Spring Deodorant

    Lifebouy Soap

    Jergens Liquid Soap

    English Leather


    Ban Roll-on

    Caress Body Bar


    Ultra Brite Toothpaste

    Cepacol Mouthwash

    Crest Tartar Control

    Listerine Original & Cool Mint

    Arm & Hammer Toothpaste

    Colgate toothpaste

    Scope Mouthwash

    Old English Furniture Spray

    Dove Soap Bars

    Can you believe that?

    Do you have any of these harmful products in your house? Are you ready to become a Shaklee family?

    If you are interested in trying Shaklee out, I recommend the Get Clean Starter Kit. You can use everything in there and it is a great way to make your home safer. I promise you won't regret it!

     Let me tell you, I started using the cinch products a few weeks ago and I really love them! I started drinking the shakes in the morning and eating the Cinch bars as a snack. I love them, they are FULL of protein. . How healthy are you and your family?

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Tis The Season

    I love Christmas! Who doesn't, the smells, the laughter, the family time, the giving, and the lights!!
    My mommy came over and I finally finished decorating my little cozy home.
    Our first stockings! We don't have a fire place so I made it work;)

    I wanted to change my table up alittle this year, left over fabric works great! I love my new runner!

     Baby Eve's first christmas toy from Grandma!!

     Our little tree!

    Babies first Christmas ornament from mommy! We love penguins!

     A few other fun things on our tree!

    I had some left over copper thank you cards so I placed them in our tree they are so cute! Glad I found them!

    So there you have it our little decorations and maybe some more to come!
    I would love to hear about your fun Christmas decorations!

    Have a Blessed day!

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    The Sweet Things In Life

    For all those sweet girls out there waiting and wishing for a man to come into your life.. Always stick to your values and standards and don't ever waiver:) I had high standards and I found the love of my life 4 years ago! He is my darling love, and I'm soo overly blessed to have him for a husband. The Lord is good to me, when I put my faith and everything into him he sure takes care of me! Just to share alittle tiny bit of what my husband does for me.

    This is what I woke up to this morning!!!
    And then some warm yummy coffee! What a treat! I cherish those times so much! It takes alot for a man to go out of his way to do such sweet things, although that is just what I think:) So I'm so thankful to have a man that does little things like this just out of no where:)... So keep your heads up girls their is someone out there for you, and it happens when you least expect it!

        Have a Blessed day!!!


    Sunday, December 4, 2011

    ~Craft Fair~

    We had so much fun! My little sister and I are starting our first in home buisness with Shaklee and we are so EXCITED about it! We got together and did our first EVER craft booth at our local holiday craft fair on Saturday.

     Here is my little sister Ashley I made her shrink to see the sign:)

    We put together some great little frames I'm going save for next time. Ashley came up with a great one showing the different cost between Windex and our Basic H  .

     Cinch weight loss program!!

     We had alot of fun little things going on!

    Our wonderful beauty products 

     We had a gift basket to raffle off! We did some Shaklee product bottles, Basic H, some Scour off, and some other really fun stuff!!

     ALOT of people filled out our little information sheet!

     Our VIVIX was a hit lots of questions about that!

    Thanks to Erin over at Healthybranscom making your own baby wipes where a hit!

    We have alot of people to follow up with and I'm amazed at how many people don't know about SHAKLEE! Can't wait until our next one!

    Have you ever done a craft booth before?
    I would LOVE to hear about it.

    Have a great day!


    I know I'm alittle behind with my post but geez they wont save!! So hopefully this one works!!

    Every year we try to make it down to my grandparents for Thanksgiving. We finally made it to my grandmas farm after a long drive, but it is soooo worth it! She has the cows, the ponds, the wildlife, and the peace and quite we all long for with our hectic lives. While we are there you can find my husband down by the pond fishing his little heart out! And me usually on a brisk walk taking in the fresh air, or all cozy talking to my grandma by the fireplace:)... This year we jumped in the car with my folks and headed a couple hours to my moms parents! What should have been 2hours turned into FOREVER!:) Wellll we happened to drive by Branson and had to, of course, drive through the town:) It is hysterical! It was worth driving though laughing our butts off at the bizarre little town:) 
                                                                         Can you believe it:)

                                                                    So that was fun
    So like I said earlier what should have been a couple hours turned into forever! My dad who never gets lost.................... Well he used his GPS ( gotta love those things) and after a long, long, curvy road and taking the wrong turn we actually ended up at a dead end! HA LOST, that isn't the best part we went around the whole HUGE Lake and the road ended in the LAKE!!! It was a ferry dock! BAHAHAHAH I was so stressed from the drive and curves and so shocked I couldn't stop laughing, whelp we saw that ferry coming our way and next thing you know we are taking the ferry across the lake to were we should have been! So Eve got to go on her first ferry boat ride!!! My husband at that time wish he brought his fishing pole, and my parents were laughing so hard they couldn't believe it.. So we crossed the lake and it took us 15 mins to get to my grandparents!  Well that was one of the funnier trips I have ever taken.. So needless to say my dad is now questionable while in the drivers seat!  :)

    So baby finally got to meet her grandparents!
    We are SO blessed to have been able to see them, they are in their 80's...We bathed baby while we were their so my grandma could help, and she made us a fabulous dinner home made like she always does.
    We visited and looked through all their photo albums, and learned more about where I come from:)
    Here is little Eve Viva with her grandparents and great grandparents!  Cherish those sweet moments~

    Did you get to see your grandparents this year for the holidays?
    I would love to hear about them

    So we made it back to my other grandmas house after an amazing time with my grandparents. Enjoyed the rest of the time on the farm
    and stuffed our selfs with yummy left overs:)

    Better late then never HOW WAS YOUR HOLIDAY:) ???