Hotel Transylvania Birthday Invite

This week I started the plans for Liz’s 11th birthday!  She of course wanted a sleepover, and to take some friends to the movies. I searched for what was coming out and found that Hotel Transylvania 2 was in theaters on her birthday weekend. I knew it was a perfect fit.  The look on Liz’s face when I mentioned it gave me a 100% YES!

I didn’t find many invite options on Pinterest. So I came up with my own.  I found the image on the Hotel Transylvania 2 website.  I added the party info using PicMonkey. Love this website for photo editing!

And the result:

Birthday party invitation for a Hotel Transylvania Sleepover Movie Night!


I’m printing them today and sending them to her friends on Monday! I also made a matching copy for the family party I will be having on the Sunday!  Makes it very simple and still very fun.

Saving Money on Your Trash?!

Did you know that you can save money when it comes to your garbage? It may not seem like much but it can add up over time. It also helps the environment so it’s a win-win situation.

Is there lost money in your garbage? Check out some items you may be sending to the landfill way too soon!

Here’s a list of a few ways your family can reduce the amount of garbage that you’re putting out every week. The savings might be mostly for the environment, but your pocketbook will also be happy if you pay for garbage removal! All these items also have a dollar value! If not to you then to someone else!  (Yes even the compost is sold in stores)


Making sure to recycle everything that you can really cuts down on your household waste. Check with your local municipality to find out just what you can recycle in your area. Some of the items might surprise you.  For example we can recycle plastic bags and tinfoil. Why would you pay to get rid of this garbage if it can be recycled?

Compost/ Green Waste

If you’re lucky enough to live where they have green bins to recycle all your kitchen waste you should be taking full advantage of it! This is a great way to keep all of your compostable material out of the landfill. If you don’t live where a green bin program is in place you can use a compost bin. Composting is a very simple way to use your kitchen scraps and other materials. It also ends up giving you awesome dirt for your garden. When we purchased our composter it came with the book that had a full list of everything that could be composted. A few things that might surprise you is coffee grounds and dryer lint.

Electronic Waste

If you put batteries in it or plug it in odds are it can be recycled! All the electronics we use in today’s world can be taken apart once it’s useful life is over. The parts of the electronics can be recycled and used again in new products! In my area a few businesses have e-waste bins where you can drop off your old items for free. Even batteries & cables!


Donate Items

Do you have some clothes you will never fit into again, or perhaps they aren’t your style anymore? What about household items that still have lots of life left in them but are not of use to you any longer? All these items can be donated to a charity or thrift shop to be sold or given away to people in need. I like to donate my items to charities as I know any profit from the sale will go to a good cause!  No item that can still be used should end up in the landfill. There are so many people out there that could use them.


Did I miss any? Are there other items you use in another way to keep them out of the trash? I would love to hear about it the comments below.


Norwex Dusting Mitt vs Dusty TV Stand

So how well does the Norwex dusting mitt handle the dust that builds up on your TV stand?  If you are like me and have pets there is also a lot of hair to grab too. Can a mitt really grab a hold of that dust and hair without using a spray?

Lets see how the dusting mitt handles all of that mess.



Did you know the Norwex dusting mitt has a 2 year warranty?  It is also likely to work even longer when properly cared for!

What are you using to dust right now?  How much will you spend over a 2 year period?  Tell me about it in the comments below.


Do You Recycle in the Bathroom?

If you have been to my house and used my bathroom you might have noticed I have 2 “garbage” pails. Although very few people ever ask me why. I do have a very good reason for having 2 pails in there.

Why you should have 2 "garbage" bins in your bathroom. Here's a hint they aren't both for garbage :)


Everyone has a garbage pail in their bathroom right? But do they have things going into it that doesn’t belong in the trash? Go now take a look 😉 The 2nd most common item in the bathroom garbage is usually the cardboard toilet paper roll. Continue reading

Cleaning My Windows With Only Water and Norwex!

How many times do you clean your windows in a month? How many times a year do you have to buy window cleaner and paper towels? How great do your windows look when freshly washed? Last question 🙂  How do you feel after cleaning the windows? Can you smell the cleaner, feel it on your hands, do you inhale what you are spraying?

I promise I have a reason for this long list of questions. But truly think about them for a minute. Many of us have been using “standard” cleaners for so long we haven’t stopped to think that there might be a better way. A greener, healthier, faster and cheaper way!

Want to clean your windows with just water AND have them shine like brand new? Than you have got to see what a Norwex basic package has done for my windows! Even the kids can help clean now.


I clean ALL my windows (and mirrors) with only water and my Norwex cloths!  The Enviro and Window cloths to be exact. I love the results! Check them out for yourself below. Continue reading