Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday Favorites

This week has seemed to draaag by.
I'm so glad that the weekend is here!
Today I'm linking up with ErikaNarci and Andrea for some Friday Favorites. 
Grab their graphic and linkup with your favorites from the week.

Spring Winter Cleaning

Last weekend I got my spring winter cleaning on!
You know, the weather hasn't even been bad here lately, but I think I'm going to try to do my spring cleaning every winter. 
Something got in me last weekend, and I started cleaning hardcore!
I wanted to wipe down the inside of our kitchen cabinets, so I did all of the top cabinets one evening and the bottoms the next day. 
I take a quick picture, take everything out, wipe them out with a rag dipped in water and rung out really well, and then I put everything right back in it's spot!
Then, I wiped all of the counter tops and the floor. 
A week or so ago I had pulled the fridge out and cleaned behind and on top of it. 
So that was already done.

There are a few pieces of furniture that we can't get a sweeper or broom under, so I wiped under them with a rag as well.
I really love everything clean, and I love being outdoors. 
So, I plan to get all spring cleaning out of the way during winter and when spring time rolls around, voila! I'm done!


 I'm through with grading essays. 
Last week we finished explanatory essays. 
I love teaching, but man grading essays can be a huge hurdle to jump. 
I stayed on top of it, and got this all graded in a couple days. 

Guardian Cleaner

I came home from work last week to find a little spot on our couch. 
Now, we don't have kids or any pets, so I have no idea where this stain came from or what it was. 
I called the store where we bought the couch, and our salesman wasn't in, so the lady told me to buy Renewzit and use that. 
Thankfully, Walmart didn't have it when I looked for it the next morning. 
Our salesman called us back, and told us we had the protection plan, which I knew and tried to tell the lady, and that all we needed to do was contact the company for a cleaner. 
I called Guardian, and they said if we had used the Renewzit that it would have VOIDED our protection plan. 
Moral of the story: Only listen to your salesman!
Thankfully, the store didn't have it, so I didn't use it, and they sent us a sample kit to try to remove the stain. 
Unfortunately the protection plan doesn't cover unknown stains, and we had no idea what it was.
Fortunately, the sample cleaner worked!!!

Week of Workouts

Earlier in the week I shared a week of my workouts.
I don't know much about the science behind, but I love to workout. 
I just don't feel like myself if I don't do it regularly. 
Check last week's workouts here

Clip It

I enjoy using a few apps and good ole old fashioned coupons on a regular basis to save some money!!
Click here to check out my favorite apps and where I look to find my coupons.

I'm really not sure what our plans are for the weekend. 
I'd like to read and work a bit on a book unit that includes creating a menu for differentiated instruction!


  1. Ugh- we're starting a DBQ essay on the impact of the Nile River on ancient Egypt today. I hate grading! Have you used ibotta for rebates from your purchases? I've gotten over $60 in rebates since July.

  2. Spring cleaning in the winter is the best. Once we have nice Spring weather I'll want to be outside. Have a good weekend!

  3. I do my "spring" cleaning in winter for myself and clients---after the holidays is perfect!

  4. I love for things to be clean too!! I wish I had so much more time to make that happen and stay that way. I can't imagine grading a bunch of essays. Reading them would be one thing but grading them... haha. Good for you. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  5. Amen on the house cleaning! Once you get started, it's so hard to stop! Have an amazing weekend!