Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Make Cleaning Up Easier with a Professional Microfiber Mop Review

Hello all! Sorry I have been MIA the last few weeks, it was a lot harder than expected to get back into a routine after the holidays (and Z's 3rd birthday!) Then add on the stress of not having a working camera during all of these precious moments of my our lives and its a mess. But now I'm finally starting to feel a bit more settled from the chaos of everything that has been happening (even though my camera is still not working)! At least with everything going on around me, the stress of cleaning was not on my mind this year thanks to my new Microfiber Wholesale’s 18” Professional Microfiber Mop.


I named my blog I'm No Domestic Goddess because I am not Susie Homemaker. In fact, I will never be Susie Homemaker so I need plenty of tools to help me keep my house nice and (semi-)tidy. The Microfiber Wholesale’s 18” Professional Microfiber Mop has been such a godsend to me and it is such a great mop. It is made out of stainless steel and aluminum and comes with three mop pads: two 18" Premium Microfiber Wet Mop Pad and a 18" Microfiber Dust Mop Pad.

Included:
(2) 18" Premium Microfiber Wet Mop Pad
(1) 18" Microfiber Dust Mop Pad
(1) 6' Adjustable Stainless Steel Mop Handle
(1) Heavy Duty Aluminum Mop Frame

Microfiber Wet Mop Pad
My favorite feature is that the mop pads are machine-washable. Eco-friendly and chemical-free! I just use hot water and some vinegar in a dollar store spray bottle so it's also all-natural too. This mop is actually a money-saver for me too because I used to have a Swiffer but it was getting too expensive to keep replacing the pads for it but with this mop, I just throw my used wash pads in the washer and I'm good to go!

This incredibly durable, machine washable mop will seriously get your floors cleaner than they've ever been. I love big the base of the mop is, 18" is bigger than any other map I use so it makes it less work for me to clean a huge area! The handle is perfect and tall (it stretches to 6') so you can easily adjust it to fit your needed height. 

Features:
Machine Washable
Durable
Dust mop and Wet Mops
Extra long handles
Pads stick with Strong velcro
Detailed use and care instructions included.

Microfiber Dust Mop
I just cant say enough good things about my new Microfiber Mop! Microfiber cleans more quickly and thoroughly than other cleaning products, the cleaning pads are all machine washable, and this mop is much more economical than disposable products. There's just no way to beat the professional quality of this mop and its great for cleaning the home or office!

You know if I love it, it has to be good! 

You can buy your own Professional Microfiber Mop on Amazon!



All of the photos used in this post belong solely to Microfiber Wholesale as my camera is currently not working and I could not use my own. Although, I truly wish I could've so you could see how clean it got my floors! Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Monday, January 5, 2015

CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Wand Review & Giveaway

The CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Wand is like a germaphobe's dream come true! I'm a germaphobe so take my word for it. With just the push of a button, this amazing wand kills up to 99.9% of germs and allergens on hard surfaces. Whether at home, work, dorm, hotel, public restroom, car, bus, train or work, this little powerhouse is ideal for everything you touch except people, pets or food. Run out and get this sanitizing wand right now!

"The CleanWave® Sanitizing Portable Wand utilizes advanced UV-C light technology to significantly reduce viruses, odor causing bacteria and certain molds and other allergens, on surfaces at home or while traveling. Perfect for smaller items like cell phones, remote controls, keyboards, faucets, toys, music players, ATMs and more."

I think my favorite thing about the sanitizing wand is that it sanitizes without any chemicals, irritants, or fumes. I regularly use sanitizing wipes and I always wonder just what chemicals I'm exposing myself and my family to but with the wand, I dont have to worry anymore! It's a little bigger than I was expecting for a portable sanitizing wand but it could still fit in a large purse, briefcase, or travel bag. It would be perfect to take while travelling to sanitize public restrooms, hotels, seats, etc.

Also, unlike sprays and wipes, the CleanWave requires no dwell time. Simply remove any debris from the surface and slowly pass the wand directly over the area to sanitize — no chemicals, no mess! Simple one-button operation and compact size make the CleanWave Portable Wand the perfect cleaning travel companion.


CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Wand Features:
Safety shut-off feature
Push button operation
Built in light to indicate unit is active
Wrist strap
Requires four AA batteries (not included)
Low battery warning light
Dimensions: 10.39” H x 1.5” W
Weight: 0.3 lbs

I love that the CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Wand sanitizes quickly and easily and kills up to 99.9% of germs, viruses and other micro-organisms. I do recommend wearing sunglasses while using it just as an extra protective layer for your eyes. Overall, I'm really impressed with the CleanWave wand as I've never seen another product that sanitizes so quickly and efficiently. This would be so great for anyone to sanitize bathroom and hotel surfaces, plane and train headrests, steering wheels or shopping cart handles so be sure to check it out!


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You can buy your own CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Wand or check out the other wonderful products Verilux has to offer (check out their  on the Verilux website!

One lucky I'm No Domestic Goddess reader will win their own CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Wand below! This giveaway is open to US only. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below, all terms and conditions are listed on the bottom of the form.


All photos above belong to Verilux as my camera has not been working correctly and I could not take my own. :( Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Love,
Shannon & Family

Our Visit to Holidays in Henry Ford Museum

Holidays in Henry Ford Museum
November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015


Build your own family traditions with a holiday visit to Henry Ford Museum. Reminders of the festive season are everywhere you look. Marvel at our towering Christmas tree or the remarkable Glancy trains as they run through a model of mid-20th-century Detroit. And then, of course, there’s Santa himself. All of the year-round treasures are here as well: the Rosa Parks Bus, the always-entertaining Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, the massive train display and our newest exhibit, Driving America. Holidays in Henry Ford Museum are like nothing else on earth.

Program Details
Towering Christmas Tree
Tinker. Hack. Invent. Marble Run Challenge
Visit Santa in our Our Winter Wonderland
Holiday Stories Inside the Bangor & Aroostook Train Car
Lionel and LEGO® Displays
Free with Henry Ford Museum Admission

My family and I were so excited to go to Holidays in Henry Ford! The museum was decorated for Christmas and we were happily surprised to find that 3 of the Mold A Rama machines had holiday themed molds in them! We decided to get the Polar Express and Santa, and I really regret not getting the cute Christmas tree too...

There are so many must-sees in The Henry Ford this holiday season but one of the coolest and most unique to me was the Lego model of mid-20th-century Detroit! I posted some pictures of it below but pictures still don't do it justice. I love Detroit a lot so it was so great to see buildings like the Guardian Building made completely out of Legos and 8 feet tall!

I'm going to warn you now, this post is going to be filled with tons of amazing pictures. Usually I just pick my favorites for the posts but there were too many good ones to just leave out!










P.S. Hurry in if you want to the Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame because its only open til January 4, 2015! 

We didn't meet Santa this time (although there was no line when we went!) because Z gets really shy and nervous around Santa although she loves talking about him and seeing him on TV.  Z would've been happy spending hours looking at the model trains and playing with the Duplo Blocks that were set up for play. I loved that we were able to go inside a train car where a nice lady was reading The Polar Express to all of the kids. Of course Z wouldnt stand still long enough to listen to the story but she really enjoyed walking through the train and looking out the windows.  

If you're around the Metro Detroit area this season, take the family to The Henry Ford Museum and I promise you wont regret it! To learn more or order your tickets visit www.thehenryford.org/museum

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Rainbow Line from TheBathOutlet.com Review

The Bath Outlet is a leading online retailer of luxury bathroom accessories. They pride themselves in providing their customers with the best shopping experience from the moment you enter the website to the moment you receive your products (and beyond).

They currently have a great line of products out called the Rainbow Line. These products, made of thermoplastic resins, include hand mirrors, soap dishes and dispensers, makeup organizers, toothbrush holders and tissue box covers all in a variety of colors. I absolutely love the color selection and I love the idea of mixing and matching the colors to match the theme of your bathroom. 
I was very excited for this review, I got to choose any item from The Rainbow Line that I wanted and there were so many great choices that it took me over 30 minutes to finally decide. In the end, I chose the Free Standing Waste Basket in the Black Finish. It's made out of high quality thermoplastic resin and its incredibly sturdy-- I'm expecting this trash can to last for many, many years. 


I'm really impressed with my new little wastebasket, it looks so great and definitely adds luxury to my bathroom. Its the perfect trash can for a contemporary and modern bath. Manufactured in Italy by Gedy this product comes with an impressive 5 year limited warranty! This would make a great gift for a wedding shower or birthday or even Christmas! 

Pros:
High Quality
Sleek Looking
Great Colors
5 Year Limited Warranty

Cons:
On the Expensive Side

The range of items that you can find at The Bath Outlet is really impressive and they also sell bathroom hardware like faucets, shower heads, sinks, vanities and toilets. If you are looking to dress up or renovate your bathroom, you will find a lot of inspiration at their online store. 

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You can check out the full Rainbow Line at TheBathOutlet.com

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Perfect Christmas Gift For Any Little Girl-- Fit For We Mommy & Me Matching Water Bottles

Still looking for a last minute gift for the little girl in your life? I highly recommend the Fit For We Mommy & Me Matching Water Bottles! I cannot believe how excited Z was when we received these water bottles in the mail! She's only 3 years old and she knew exactly what they were and she said, "one for mama, one for me!"

These adorable water bottles were created by a single Mom trying to build a business online so she can stay home with her child. This is the type of company I am super proud to support on this blog-- a creative, hard-working mom just trying to provide her child by providing high quality products made specifically with other moms in mind!


Fit for We Mommy & Me Refillable Tritan Water Bottles Features:
25 & 18 Ounce Sizes
Non-toxic, BPA-free
Shatterproof
Dishwasher Safe
Easy flip open cap for kids
Small finger-loop for easy carrying
Completely leak proof (I tested it thoroughly! lol)
Lightweight
Durable
Really Cute
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!

These Mommy & Me Water Bottles are beyond adorable! I cannot get over the quality of them; they are easy to open yet completely leak proof. We shook them as much as we could and hung it upside down to see if we could get it to leak and we couldn't. Z absolutely loves matching mommy (can she stay this way forever, please?!). We also really love the size of the water bottles, kid water bottles tend to be small but 18 oz is the perfect size. The pink is vibrant and really nice but I cannot wait til to see if they come out with other colors and designs!


Overall, we are extremely happy with the Fit For We Mommy & Me Water Bottles! They are the highest quality of plastic water bottles I've seen and Z just cant over the fact that we have matching water bottles. They would make a great present for any little girl on your list!


If you have Amazon Prime, you can order it with 2 day shipping and still get it in time for Christmas so hurry and order them now, you wont regret it!!

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Our Visit to Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village
December 5-7, 12-14, 18-23 and 26-27, 2014 (6:30pm - 10pm)



Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village was voted Top Holiday Event by USA Today and Reader’s Digest, and now my family knows why. It's been cold in Michigan the last few weeks but that didn't stop us from wanting to experience the fun of Christmas past at Greenfield Village. My mom has been excited for this event since Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village and my brother is home from college for Christmas so we thought this would be such a great night out together as a family! 


"Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is like stepping into a Christmas card from the past — the golden glow from candlelit windows, the scent of roasting chestnuts, the sound of carolers in the distance, the jangle of sleigh bells. This is how the holidays are supposed to be. No wonder Holiday Nights has become the most popular holiday event in the region. Where else will you find lantern-lit paths, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagons and Model T rides, plus Santa with live reindeer. It’s perfect, right down to the spectacular fireworks display that provides a dazzling finale to each and every evening. Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village is America’s premier holiday celebration!"

Program Details
Santa and Live Reindeer through Dec. 23
Ice Skating
Carolers
Live Musical and Dramatic Performances
Costumed Presenters
Decorated Homes and Shops
Holiday Vignettes and Activities
Skilled Artisan Demonstrations
Holiday Cooking
Holiday Dining and Treats
Horse-Drawn Wagons
Model T Rides
1913 Herschell-Spillman Carousel
Christmas Trees and Greens Sale
Fireworks Finale and Sing-along
Discounted Pricing for Members of The Henry Ford
Advance reservations are recommended because the night we went was sold out.

My biggest tip to anyone who is thinking about going is to plan ahead what route you want to take through the village before you go. It was quite overwhelming to try and find everything in the dim lights and it was really easy to get turned around. Even though you have maps, its hard to see them with barely any lights! But we had fun regardless and we saw everything we came to see.

Here's some pictures from our visit:

Roast beef sandwiches for sale! They smelled soooo good!

This was one of our favorite activities-- horse-drawn wagon rides!
You could also ride in a Model T!
Inside the Ford Home. 


Santa waving and saying hi to all the boys and girls!
Overall, it was great fun but very cold! Thankfully, there were huge fire pits throughout the village being used as "warm up stations"! Our favorite activities were riding in the horse drawn wagons and seeing Santa. If you go tell one of Santa's helpers your child's name, Santa would say hi to them from the balcony. Z was pretty surprised when he said her name! This would make such a great family tradition to start. Have you ever been to Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village before?

Buy your tickets now at: http://www.thehenryford.org/events/holidayNights.aspx

Disclosure of  Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."