How to Remove Bad Fridge Odor and Smells like a Professional

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Does your refrigerator smell bad? Here's how to remove fridge odor and smells. Working in the cleaning industry, we hear "Our fridge smells bad, what can I do to get rid of the smell?" all the time. It's surprisingly a very common problem. But, a bad smell from a fridge is not a reason to throw your fridge away and buy a new one! Yes, the smell can be disgusting, but there is a way around it. Trust me; I’ve been there. If you're unfortunately there right now, I hope these solutions for getting rid of bad fridge odors will work great for you too. How to Remove Fridge Odor Step 1: Deep Clean Fridge The easiest way to get ...

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The Truth about Popular Kitchen Appliances and Their Health Claims

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Great review of supposedly healthy kitchen appliances! The Instant Pot, Food Steamer, Smart Oven, Air Fryer, and Juicer! Which of these small kitchen gadgets do you own? Are they worth the money for the health benefits?

Today, we have more possibilities in cooking than ever before. We are offered to buy so many tools and "healthy" kitchen appliances every day that we practically can’t know what is safe and what isn’t. And boy, are those ads convincing! I, myself, am guilty of buying into trends and splurging on expensive small cooking appliances that offer something “new” and “healthy” and “good for busy people.” I spent $400 on a juicer that is now sitting in a box. With all these ads saying practically the same things, how do we decide which one to buy if every one claims that their product is “100% healthy and safe”? We deserve ...

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The Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Basic Baby Feeding Supplies

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This post is sponsored by KUDL. All opinions on essential baby feeding supplies are my own. As a new mom, there were few things I stressed over more than feeding my babies. I read up on when to introduce solids to a baby (which varied based on the source), how to breastfeed a newborn, how often to nurse said baby, how often to feed them, when to stop feeding for the night, when to introduce finger foods, and how to introduce them. However, we were poor and had twin babies to feed. And other than bottles and bibs, no one had gifted us baby feeding supplies at our various baby showers. We didn't even have baby spoons, baby bowls, ...

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The Truth about Hello Fresh Meals and If They’re Worth It for Families

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If you peeked at our dinner meals lately, there's a high chance you'd be disappointed with our limited variety and less than healthy choices. During the past semester, where my husband wasn't home to cook dinner (he's really the cook in the family) and me tackling four kids who like to stick up their noses at anything I cook other than pizza (everyone likes pizza in this house), I wasn't really in the mood to get creative, experiment, or figure out how to eat healthier. I just want us to all eat. Period. So, we rotated through the same handful of dinners - breakfast, tacos, pasta, pizza - by and large. I'm not proud of the ...

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What 30 Days on Jenny Craig Taught Me About Losing Weight

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Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post. -- Get serious about losing weight with Jenny Craig! A few weeks ago I decided to lose weight without dieting by changing my life. I jumpstarted this change with the help of Jenny Craig. I am thankful for the month I participated in the Jenny Craig program as it opened my eyes to a couple of things about being healthy. Jenny Craig members can expect to lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week, which is a healthy range of weight loss. However, I should warn this post won’t necessarily be about weight loss, though I did lose weight over the last month-and-a-half. No, instead ...

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Why I Am Losing Weight Without Dieting

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Thank you Jenny Craig for sponsoring this post. -- Get serious about losing weight with Jenny Craig! As a youth, I never thought to myself, “Man, I hope when I’m 36 years old I’ll struggle with weight issues.” The fact of the matter is that no one wants to stand on the scale and see an obscenely large number staring them back in the face.  But here I am, on the precipice of the rest of my life, and I must ask myself, "Do I want my life to be long and enjoyable, or short and painful?" In my mind, I’ve already made the decision as I want at least one more child, and hear how great grandchildren are and all of that. I want to ...

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10 Reasons to Stop Snubbing Cereal as a Valid Breakfast Option

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Breakfast cereals are amazing, and not just because they are sugary. Here are 10 REAL legit reasons why cereal makes the best breakfast meal.

This post is sponsored by Honey Bunches of Oats as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions and love of cereal are my own.  If you believe breakfast is the best meal of the day, then you a wise man, woman or child. If you believe cereal is the breakfast of champions, then you are even smarter. I've been eating cereal for breakfast since I was a little girl. Almost every single morning. The mornings I didn't have cereal were the rare mornings my dad was home and cooked a hot breakfast of eggs, pancakes, and bacon. Now as a 28-year old adult with four kids, I still eat a big bowl of cereal with cold milk (and a ...

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How to Save Money on Groceries Without Ever Leaving Home

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If you want to try out online grocery shopping, here's how to make it much more affordable! Save money on groceries without coupons or leaving home!

I hate grocery shopping. And it's not even because I have four kids that join me when I go. The main reason for my disdain is the high grocery bill at the end and still feeling like we don't have any food a few days later. My frugal nature encourages me to find ways to save money on groceries. I clip coupons. I shop sales. I stockpile when the price is right. I use money saving couponing apps on my phone. I buy generic. I avoid eating out too! Nonetheless, I always spend more than I want to, because I want to spend $0 on food. I know. It's unrealistic, cause, well, I need to eat and so does my family, and it isn't going to ...

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The Adult Consequences of Growing Up as a Picky Eater

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This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. All opinions on picky eater adults are my own. "If you don't like what's for dinner, go make yourself something else or eat a bowl of cereal." My mother didn't want an argument at the dinner table so she took the path of least resistance. I can't say I blame her; after all she had nine kids to feed, plus herself, and she didn't want to spend all of dinner forcing kids to eat their vegetables and make the dinner table a war zone. As a parent, you have to pick your battles. This was one she didn't want to fight. Because I was never forced to eat my vegetables, or really, ...

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The Best Things about Living in Texas Hill Country

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This post is sponsored by Ozarka Water. All opinions and love for Texas Hill Country are my own. When we looked into places we'd like to move for my PhD, we considered Colorado (my home state), Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan (as my wife is from the Midwest) and our far-fetched choice of Montana.  Texas wasn't even on my list. I held a lot of common misconceptions on the State of Texas, thanks mostly to the proud Texans I met during college, things like: “oh, it’s all dessert except along the Gulf Coast where it’s a billion degrees AND humid”; or “oh, Texas is full of cowboys, hicks, and rednecks and they all have the worst ...

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Online Grocery Shopping Made Easy: Walmart Grocery Pickup Review

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On Facebook the other day one of my local friends, Crystal, tagged me in a post with her personal Walmart Grocery Pickup review. Our local Walmart has recently become a participating Walmart Grocery that offers free curbside pick-up service. My friend was a fan. She said: I just tried this and it was amazing! I took my time shopping, double checked my list against my week's meal plan, price compared to other stores to make sure I was getting the best deal. And I did it all without my kids whining through the store or running down the aisles. So amazing!  I will also say that they pick you the best produce. Better than I pick on ...

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Am I Becoming a True Texan? Our 10 New Favorite Texas Foods

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Am I becoming a True Texan?

When my husband and I were in college, we knew quite a few Texans, and it was apparent that they all had quite a lot of this thing called Texas Pride. And we both kinda thought it was a tad obnoxious. What was really so great about Texas? My husband swore off Texas as a place that he never wanted to live... and now here we are one and a half years into living in Texas. We moved to Texas for my husband to get his PhD. It was between Texas and Colorado, and, surprise of all surprises, we choose Texas over Colorado, a state we both loved since childhood. We chose Texas when neither of us had spent much time here before. My only ...

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