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HOME + LIFESTYLE - November 8, 2020

It’s a g*d-d*mn victorious amazing liberating f*kn fantastic day.

Trump was not re-elected.

And to celebrate, I’m cleaning my house.

Cause it’s a day of cleansing — we are cleaning out the White House of the hyperbolic leadership of the last four years, so I’d like to reflect that sentiment in my home as well.

p.s. Sending my gratitude out into the world for all the amazing people who created memes and Tik-Toks filled with funny, and inspired commentary on this past week. It legit got me through Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

p.p.s. Watched this documentary today and holy mf cannoli …

I’m not one to share or talk about politics so publicly. The conversations that involve political themes require more patience and nuance than is ever allotted on the internet. It demands more empathy, compassion, understanding, and willingness to withhold harsh judgment on those that are not aligned with your belief system. I choose to not engage. However, today, in the light of all the pain, heartache, death, and despair that 2020 has endured – I participate in this political conversation and celebrate.

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Five Helpful Tips to Get Shit Done around the House

HOME + LIFESTYLE - January 26, 2020

A little Home Décor Glow Up =  the aesthetically pleasing self-care I needed this month. Here are five helpful tips that finally helped me get shit done around the house.

One Thing Leads To an Other – Home Décor Glow Up Gallery Wall, Bedside Table, and Plant Display

I wasn’t planning on giving our bedroom and home office a makeover this past weekend, but one thing led to another, and I believe I have successfully executed a little Home Décor Glow Up. The aesthetically pleasing self-care I needed this month. Here are five helpful tips that finally helped me get shit done around the house.

1) Have your home get in such disarray it causes a negative impact on your mental health

2) Visualize the perfect movie montage of joyful cleaning to get in the mood for your next big project

3) Address what isn’t working, and find a solution aka The Power of a Pivot

4) Become incredibly irritated by another thing that is 100% out of your control and be pushed to regain a sense of control through a little retail therapy

5) Be a micro-hoarder in the name of sustainability and find ways to repurpose items.

Read the full post and view Before & After pictures after the jump.

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How to Clean a Textured Steering Wheel?

HOME + LIFESTYLE - November 7, 2013

I’ve tried everything to clean my textured Toyota Yaris Steering Wheel; baby wipes, Windex, Lysol disinfecting wipes,  even Armor All cleaning wipes  and nothing has worked till now! Target’s Up&Up Apricot Exfoliating Facial Wipes, I love you.

The outside of my wheel is protected by a now janky Curious George steering wheel cover purchased in 2006. As others may understand, the exposed portion of my wheel still collects dead skin cells and dirt like nobody’s business. Especially when you take car makeup touchups into consideration, let the powder dust fly. The grooves in my textured Steering Wheel turning a nice beige color over the years. A hue perfect for suede pants, and only tells me in a tone of judgment “gurl your dirty”. Hence my excitement for this new life/ cleaning hack.

My discovery came yesterday as I was stuck in traffic for an hour and half.  Today for the second time ever, I packed a bag to exercise on my lunch break. This bag carrying the holy grail of steering wheel cleaners, apricot facial wipes for gentle face exfoliation and makeup removal. As these wipes remove makeup and dirt from one’s face, I thought “hey I’m stuck let’s see if these work on the wheel”. And would you flipping believe it, IT DID!! I cleaned my steering wheel in small circular motions that very well could have warranted me a “distracted driving” ticket. Removing the dirt I was astonished,  it was the most beautiful live action before and after makeover I have ever seen. I even had to restrain myself from removing all the dirt in order to have a photo to share.

So now you have the photo proof and know the dream product which will help you have a clean steering wheel cover too…clean away my friends, clean away!

** does not carry the Apricot Exfoliating Wipes only Exfoliating Cucumber Wipes. I hope they didn’t discontinue the Apricot wipes as I don’t like the scent of “cucumber”**

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