Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Toilet Miracle

Ok, so have you ever gone to scrub your toilet and realized that it has a hard water line that just won't budge? Well, I have. I've tried using special cleaners, soaking toilet paper with vinegar and setting it on there, adding vinegar to the water, scrubbing with a green scrubby pad, using dawn dish soap. NOTHING EVER WORKS! Especially not without a TON of elbow grease. So, since I have been so frustrated with these water lines lately, I decided it was finally time to find another way.

I did a search on Pinterest. I have done this same search before, but it usually says something about using a scrub brush, vinegar and not scrubbing too hard or I'll hurt the toilet. But today, the first thing that popped up was this pumice stone that is made for getting rid of these tough stains! I read the review and then decided to give it a try.

First off, these stones are sold in the toilet cleaning section at Wal-Mart and only cost $1.88! I made my boys hop in the car (We stopped to get popsicles as bribery) and we ran over (after I checked that my Wal-Mart carried them, which it did) and grabbed one from Wal-Mart.

Then I decided to take some before pictures. Here is the upstairs toilet. You can see the gunk that I just can't get off of the upper rim, and the gray streaks from a lot of time scrubbing around the water.

 And here is the downstairs toilet. This water line went all the way around.

 Here is what to buy from the store. It is a pumice stone. You get it wet and then scrub. That's it.
As you scrub, little pieces of the stone fall down to the bottom of the toilet. Then you flush it away. Scrub a bit more if needed.

 Then voila! It is clean! The stains are gone, and you only need a little bit of the stone, so you have it for later when that stubborn stain returns.


So here are some before and after pics just to re-emphasize how much you need this.
Oh, and a picture of me in case you forgot what I look like.

You are welcome.


Friday, July 28, 2017

Picture practice

Sometimes I just like to try to take nice pictures. I would like to have to option to take family pictures for people and have them look nice.
This was just a cute picture from the dentist office. Which, Teddy did absolutely amazing at. His first time cooperating there.
Briana Rae's wedding reception was a Wheeler Farm, which has a ton of animals, but the most amazing backgrounds for pictures. So after the reception we walked around and took some nice pictures. 8 pm was perfect for picture taking. Oliver took this one.
I printed some of these off to go around our house.








Monday, July 3, 2017

More Reunion Pictures

(it looks like the videos didn't work, but you can see the thumbnail at least)
Ok, these first few of Ice skating are not from Florida. They are from the Saturday that we got back. Some free ice skating called for a trip around the rink. And that is what we did. We made it around the rink one time.


These pictures are in reverse order. On our way to the airport. The boys loved their little stuffed animals from Grandma.
When we left Sages house for the airport. They fell asleep before we got to the stop sign. Which to be clear is on the corner of Sage's lot. I am not joking. Literally 5 seconds after we left the driveway.
Enjoying the Bounce house. Well, mostly enjoying watching everyone else.

Watching for alligators while waiting for food at Chopsticks Cafe. I felt very good about our decision to rush ahead and eat. We got our food and ate it within 20 minutes. I felt so bad for everyone else who went in a big group where they waited close to an hour and a half just for the food to get to the table.











The snake that was hanging out in the grass at the Museum in Gainesville.


Teddy fell in love with Allie. She was so cute with him and took really great care of him at the springs and at the museum.
The home that I grew up in. Looks basically the same. Florida, well, Gainesville looked different than I remembered. A lot more grown over. I guess I've gotten used to Bunnell!
There was this sign at the creek. So instead we went to the Brimley's house to look for sharks teeth.


Floating the river was so much fun! I could have done it five more times. But there just wasn't enough time.



Pregnant Wendy mowing the lawn.
Classic Randy with the YoYo for the talent show.


Our tradition of ice cream by the beach. We had Chrissy and Family join us in the fun. I'm so glad that we got to go to the beach as much as we did. I could have gone 20 more times though. I love it there.




Sorry Chrissy, this was the only shot that I got of you.













So much fun at Sage's pool. One of the favorite places of our trip for the boys.



Ice cream in St Augustine (our Flagler place is a million times better).


We went on a Pirate ship!

Kim organized fun games that the boys totally loved.









Mom learning that emojis exist. I wish so bad that I had gotten the first part of her reaction on video. She was SO excited!