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When you have a constant flow of friends in and out of your home the bathroom is at the top for most frequented rooms. I don’t want to know what people are doing in there and I definitely don’t want them knowing what I’m doing! Since I’m not a fan of sticking my hands in the toilet and scrubbing brushes are a cesspool of bacteria, Kaboom has become my new best friend.

KaboomThe Kaboom Scrub Free Continuous Clean toilet cleaner is, to make it brief, awesome. Seriously – anything that will clean my toilet for me is a winner in my book. But this is a toilet cleaning system that easily attaches inside the toilet tank. That way no one will see the magic happening! The system injects OxiClean Stain Fighters into the toilet bowl each time it is flushed which keeps it clean. Oh, and it gets under the rim clean too – score. 

A few more things that make Kaboom Scrub Free! Continuous Clean system awesome

  • Won’t harm toilet parts
  • Safe for Septic Systems
  • Cleans & Deodorizes
  • Refillable

Kaboom Scrub FreeIt couldn’t be easier to install the Kaboom system. Just clip the device on the back of the toilet tank and attach the tube from the tank to the device. Then you put the tube that is attached to the device into the overflow pipe (still in the tank.) Unscrew the cap from the device and place both tablets from the box inside then screw the cap back on. It may sound a little overwhelming, messing with the toilet tubes, but trust me when I say it is a piece of cake. There is even a video to help with the setup process:

I can’t tell you how awesome it is to not have to scrub the toilets. I was so embarrassed to have anyone use my bathroom because I dislike cleaning it so much. It was made so much easier with Kaboom Scrub Free! Continuous Clean and I can’t imagine life without it. Seriously – it gets the toilet super clean and there is never any gross odor left behind. That is everything I could ask for in a toilet cleaner and the some!

Kaboom Toilet

What are you doing to wow your guests this winter?

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

December is the craziest month of the year for many people. Between shopping for gifts, entertaining friends and family, and the normal day to day life stressful can be an understatement. The last thing you want around the holidays is pipes going haywire or your septic backing up. I speak from experience when I say neither of these are cheap or fun. Choosing a toilet paper that is clog and septic safe is important all year around and even more so when you are expecting guests. The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and someone, at some point, is going to use the bathroom.#TweetFromTheSeat with Charmin

For 70 plus years Charmin has been trusted in millions of Americans’ homes. I have used a lot of TP in my life and Charmin has always been the softest and toughest but that isn’t the only reason I love Charmin. Charmin and ROTOROOTER ensure their plumbing will stay clog-free even during the busiest of times. That is super important for me because, well, I don’t want the mess of clogs on my hands or on my guests hands. I want to be able to invite guests into my home and allow them to use the restroom without worrying what may happen.

Charmin Clog Safe. Septic Safe

Both of my bathrooms are fully stocked with Charmin toilet paper in preparation for seasonal guests. It makes me feel great to offer a quality toilet paper that cleans up the mess without leaving anything behind. If you have ever had a bathroom mishap then you know exactly what I mean by that! It’s like that ridiculously adorable Charmin Bear/Mascot with the toilet paper all over his bum. You don’t get that with Charmin and I love that.

#TweetFromTheSeat with Charmin

And can I talk for a second about the savings with Charmin? With Charmin Ultra Soft and Ultra Strong you can use up to 4X less toilet tissue! I can attest to this as I am not using nearly as much as with other tissue and I’m having to restock less and less. A little goes further with Charmin and the money I save on buying TP is going towards a nice gift for my mom!

Charmin + ROTOROOTER = Awesomeness

Charmin and Roto-Rooter, America’s largest provider of plumbing & drain services, have teamed up again this year to remind consumers of the clog-free and septic-safe guarantee that only comes with Charmin. ROTOROOTER plumbers recommend Charmin more than any other brand.


Not only does Charmin have Roto-Rooter’s stamp of approval to be clog free and septic-safe, but it is also used by plumbers more than any other brand. I think that is a pretty good reason to make the switch if you haven’t already. After all you want your holidays to come and go without the drama, right?

Do you ever look at your bathroom and wish you could wave a wand and have it look just the way you see it in your head? That’s a lingering wish in my world and I’m still waiting… In the meantime I’ve settled for a few basic bathroom solutions to jazz up the bathroom. It’s actually easier than you may think to get a bathroom you love. Take a look at my solutions below and be sure to leave a comment with your own.

Bathroom Solutions #0: Get Turkish Towels

Ditch the old, ragged towels and opt for new and matching ones instead. You can use the old towels for cleaning, absorbing spills, etc.. There’s no use in throwing them away when  you can recycle them even if it is later.

Turkish towels are the way to get spruce up your bathroom and home. They’re clean, very soft and make for GREAT gifts for parents and relatives.  Loombrand is where I get my turkish towels.

Bathroom Solutions #1: Utilize and/or Create Storage

 

Regardless of the size of your bathroom, utilizing or creating storage options is the first step in making it fabulous. If you don’t currently have many, if any, storage options check into an over the toilet rack. At the very least consider hanging towel bars and installing a cabinet system.

If you do have storage, use it and keep it organized. Towels, linens, paper goods, hygiene items etc.. can and should be stored out of site and out of mind. The Over the Cabinet Basket from Spectrum is a great way to create hidden storage options. It is especially nice since there is no installation required.

 

Bathroom Solutions #2: Out with the Old…

 

Bathroom Solutions#3: Accessorize

Honeycomb ceramic bath accessories

It has always amazed me how a few basic accessories could completely change a room. When it comes to bathroom accessories a few essential accessories are:

  • Toothbrush holder
  • Soap dispenser
  • Soap dish
  • Tumbler

Spectrum Honeycomb ceramic bath accessories

I’m in love with the Honeycomb ceramic bath accessories by Spectrum. Not only are they functional, but the simple pattern and neutral color make them ideal for any bathroom. Even better, you can get the 4 piece set for under $30!

Spectrum Honeycomb ceramic bath accessories

Bathroom Solutions #4: Add a Splash of Color

You don’t need to slap paint on the walls to add a splash of color to your bathroom. Simply adding vibrant towels and accessories could do the trick just as easily. I find having attractive hand towels hanging on the towel bars is a great way to jazz up the bathroom quickly.

Another option to add a splash of color is to change your shower curtain to something more attractive. If you’re feeling handy a bright and playful wall border could be just what your bathroom is missing.

I love Spectrum as a resource for jazzing up the bathroom and kitchen. They have so many great products available that are sure to put a smile on your face and get you organized. To help you along we’re giving away the 4 piece ceramic bath Honeycomb set and the Over the Cabinet Basket from Spectrum! Just use the form below to enter and be sure to connect with Spectrum and check out all of their wonderful products.

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Picture this:

You’re getting ready for a big date, interview, event etc.. and you only have a small window to primp. How long does it take you to find your hair tools, unravel/untie cords and get started?

You took entirely too long, now you must leave without doing your hair!

That’s the story of my life. I have so many flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers that by the time I get them untangled I’m out of time. Since receiving the Polder Styling Station  I have  magically found more time to do my hair and less time fighting with wires.

Styling Station

What the Styling Station is

Measuring in at 8″ (L) x 6″ (W) x 8.75″ (H), the Polder Styling Station is made of stainless steel and plastic. It is designed to store your styling supplies and keep cords neat and out of the way. The Styling Station may be hung on a towel rod, stored under the sink or sit on the counter. Convenience was definitely a forethought in the designing of the Styling Station.

The oversized opening fits most hair dryers, curling irons, straighteners, brushes etc.. The stainless steel mesh and silicone base prevent burns and help hot tools cool safely.

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The Polder Styling Station in Use

I’m the kind of person who tosses things wherever. You may call me a packrat, my 1st grade teacher did! Don’t get me wrong, I hate clutter, I just don’t always have time to declutter like I should.

Anyway, I got off topic.

When I pull out a flatiron or hair dryer at least 1 other tool comes out with it. The wires are a knotty, jumbled mess and I have to fight to get them separated. Can  you relate? (Please tell me  you can relate!) The Styling Station gets rid of that problem but it does take some time to get used to; especially when you’re use to just tossing things wherever.

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Now that I am used to using the Styling Station I’ve found myself less feeling less rushed and no more fighting cords and tools. Not to mention it looks really good sitting on my countertop all organized!

As if that weren’t enough, Polder also has the Hot Sleeve (available in Purple, Black and Pink) for even more storage and protection. It stores tools while they’re cooling down (safe up to 500° F) and hangs on your towel bar so it’s out of the way. It even has 2 cord hooks to keep cords untangled and out of the way. The Hot Sleeve can be used with:

Hot Sleeve

  • Curling Irons up to 2-inches
  • Flat Irons up to 1.5-inches
  • Also works with InStyler®

So, if you’re worried about tangled wires, burnt countertops, burnt hands and fingers or just need a way to get more organized you want to visit the Polder website. They have tons of goodies to make life more simple and beautiful.

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