I know toilet bowl cleaner is not the most exciting or glamorous topic but we all use toilets and unfortunately they do need to be cleaned! Anyways, we live on the outskirts of Winnipeg in a small community called East St. Paul. Some would classify this as a “suburb” and some would classify this as living in the “country”. Regardless of what it’s called, the fact is we have well water instead of city water. Anyone doesn’t know what this means? Ok well, our water is very “hard”, leaves a nice reddish water stain on anything it touches and smells like a cup-o-farts! Sounds fantastic doesn’t it?! I know, you are thinking…why the hell would anyone want to live there?! We believe that it is a small sacrifice to pay for living in the “country” and having a beautiful, peaceful private yard with deer grazing on our grass (and flowers!) all while being minutes from the city.
Ok, sorry I am digressing…back to this wonderful toilet bowl cleaner “sparkel”. The well water makes it very difficult to keep the bathroom fixtures clean without great effort! We have tried a plethora of overpriced useless cleaning products however nothing has worked. Until… my mom introduced us to “Sparkle”, this magnificent product in a simple red and white bottle. I was very skeptical that anything at this point was going to do the trick but decided to try it anyways. What the hell right? I squirted some around the toilet bowl and watched the magic unfold in front of my eyes! By golly it was actually working with absolutely NO ELBOW GREESE! Within minutes, my toilet was virtually clean with no water stains. I had never seen this cleaner before, where was this little gem hiding? I would highly recommend this product if you have trouble with hard water stains like we do…or should I say did!
P.S. – this review was strictly my opinion. I did not receive any monetary or complimentary product in exchange for this review.
Anyone that knows me will say that I am very meticulous about my hardwood floors. I am “that” person who uses split open tennis balls and mismatched socks for the bottom of my chairs to prevent scratches. In my mind, I really believe this looks better than having a nasty scratch on my shiny floors. Some people would disagree with me on that notion but that’s their opinion. However I have to say, I am not as bad as my father. He believes that the bottom of your pants will mark your floors so he insists that you roll your pant legs before leaving the foyer of his home. What’s that saying? The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree? Anyways, as a busy mom of four kids and a small rat (I mean dog), I am always looking for ways to make life a little less stressful and somewhat easier. For me, keeping my hardwoods scratch free is in my top 10 list.
Recently I had the pleasure of trying the new “Scratch” product by Wearmax. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about this miracle product at first. How can this little bottle of solution turn that scratch back into the stunning floor I once knew? Well, I carefully read through the directions. (I actually did this time!) I followed the 3 simple steps and voila! The scratch was barely there. Ok, well if you look really close while laying on your tummy you can see but that is just ridiculous. LOL
I took some before and after pictures below on a small piece of left over flooring…because you just never know when you are trying something new!
I would recommend trying “Scratch” instead of getting stressed out next time your beloved hardwoods gets nicked!
You can see more details here... http://www.wearmax.com or at Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P6U31M8/
It’s Friday night and we are kid free! YES! A date night! This usually happens once a week when all 4 kids are at the “ex’s”. We strongly feel that a weekly date night is a NECESSITY for any couple with or without kids. Let me remind you…we have four kids. Exhausted from the work week and various kids’ activities we decided to do something low key like mechanical bull riding! Ha Ha, kidding! Seriously though, we just wanted to get out of the house and enjoy an evening without breaking the bank. My suggestion was to grab a coffee and maybe hit up a book store as there were some new releases I wanted to check out. Although we love our Timmies and Starbucks…we were just not in the mood for another coffee chain restaurant. So we decided to head down to Corydon Ave., a trendy strip in Winnipeg that offers a variety of small unique venues. That’s when we spotted “La Cuisson Café” and their bright sign in the window announcing “NOW OPEN”. Eager to try something new, we quickly parked and made our way in. The atmosphere was elegant and inviting with very friendly knowledgeable staff. The décor was a mixture of modern with a splash of antique which is one of my personal faves! We sat at a small vintage table for two and opened the imprinted leather menus. There was a vast selection of English Afternoon Tea (Hightea), Syphoned Coffee, Fruit Teas, Sandwiches, Waffles, Soups, Salads and Homemade Desserts. After contemplating over whether I wanted tea or coffee I finally decided on the Caramel Tea and Rob selected a specialty coffee. I have to say, I usually like my coffee and tea to contain a pound of sugar (seriously I am a triple triple type of girl). BUT I did not need more than a few grains of sugar in my tea. The flavor was amazing and so natural. Rob enjoyed his coffee black as well (normally a double double type of guy). We couldn’t help but try an array of the lovely desserts that were nicely displayed at the front counter. OMG! That’s all I can say is OMG. We selected 5 dainties to try and they were simply scrumptious! I couldn’t tell you the names of the desserts but you really can’t go wrong with any of their selections. Rob and I will definitely be frequenting the “La Cuisson Café” for future date nights!
Be sure to check out their facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/lacuissoncafewinnipeg