Smart Solutions for Cleaning Dog Hair From Carpet

Every day I fight the good fight against the hair my dogs insist on leaving all around our home. It feels like I'm constantly finding tumbleweeds of dog hair in the corners of our dining room and cleaning dog hair from carpet in the bedroom. I love my dogs but sometimes I wish I'd gone with a hairless breed. ;-) From the looks of them, you'd never imagine my dogs shed as badly as they do. I have a short-haired chihuahua and a chiweenie. They aren't exactly known for being big-time shedders but the state of my home begs to differ. Before we … [Read more...]

6 Things That Are Stealing Your Time as a Homemaker

A few years ( least 10 or more) I heard the word "clocksucker" and it quickly became one of my favorites. It refers to those things that suck our time away from us and leave us feeling overwhelmed as we stare down a seemingly endless to-do list. I often feel like there's too much to do and not enough time to do it in. I have beds that sometimes go unmade and floors that go unswept. I sit down in the evening hoping for even a few minutes of quiet and relaxation only to notice dust bunnies in the corner and a sticky spot on the kitchen … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Stress-Free Homemaking

This post includes affiliate links which help support Honey & Pine In June of this year I started working from home full-time (for my career, not the blog). I moved out of state, started working remote, and suddenly found myself struggling to balance work life and home life. Homemaking shifted to the top of my list of priorities because I now spend almost all of my time at home. It's been hard to build a routine that allows me to manage my time effectively. At times it was overwhelming to walk out of home office for my lunch break and see … [Read more...]

Shark Rocket with DuoClean Review (the Pros and Cons)

Thank you to Shark Ninja for providing me with a complimentary Shark Rocket with DuoClean. This post includes affiliate links which help support FBL.  A few weeks ago I picked up a new Shark Rocket with DuoClean because my old vacuum decided to finally call it quits. It hadn't been working properly for at least 6 months but I chose to willfully ignore it. The old machine wasn't really sucking up dirt anymore and had developed that annoying habit of leaving a tiny line of dirt and dust on the tile floors. It's not entirely to blame … [Read more...]

Quick Cleaning Tips for Your Busiest Days

Anyone else have an obsession with buying cleaning supplies? It seems like I can't walk past the cleaning aisle without stopping and picking up another spray bottle of something or one more set of sponges. I have 7 bottles of Drano under my bathroom sink right now for no reason other than knowing I'll never have to endure a clogged drain. Last week my new Shark Rocket with DuoClean arrived so now I've been on a vacuuming binge as well. Brandon has laughed at my cleaning madness but I'm dismissing it as early spring … [Read more...]