Holiday Shop Spotlight: UASHMAMA

uashmamaI love scouring the internet to find you some of my favorite small shops and this one seriously rocks.

Introducing: UASHMAMA

These amazing bags can be used for SO many things (ours currently store our cute little christmas trees). I love using them for gifts or for fruit on your counter. The best thing about them is that they are WASHABLE and reusable. Is that not the coolest thing? I never thought I would get this excited about a bag, but these are pretty flipping cool.

If you don’t believe me, check them out for yourself ;)


Cleaning Tips for Your Home Before a Holiday Party || Holiday Prep with Bissell

I am a cleaning freak. My husband faults me for it (I am almost certain) and it got worse once I became pregnant and had Liv. I am obsessed with having the house clean and most certainly, having the rugs clean. Liv basically licks all corners of the floor so it is important to keep it super duper clean.

Have ya’ll heard of the BISSELL ProHeat Upright Deep Cleaner? This thing just about changed the life of all of our carpets – especially since we have pets! They use a Scotchgard™ Protector, which works my placing a barrier on the surface of fibers to protect against future stains. Even if your carpets weren’t treated from the start, you can help build in some protection using BISSELL deep cleaning formulas with Scotchgard Protector. Pretty darn cool, right?

Oh, and because I like you guys – here is a little coupon for you to use to get your Scotchgard™ Protector ;)

Keep scrolling down to check out my deep cleaning checklist for holiday prep!

Bissell Deep Cleaning Vaccuum

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Holiday Prep Cleaning Tips with Bissell

During the holiday season, it is hard to get everything cleaned and prepped for all your visitors. BUT it doesn’t have to be. Here is a little checklist for you to go through as you are prepping your home for visitors:

Holidays at Home Deep Clean Checklist – Your 7 Day Plan

✓ Grab your BISSELL ProHeat 2X® Premier 47A23 Upright Deep Cleaner and get to work on those rugs. Get them fresh and clean for your guests. You can use the 2X Deep Clean & Protect Formula 62E52 and you can also use the  2X Pet Stain & Odor Formula 99K52 if you have pets at home! (day 1)

✓Delegate. I know this one is hard – especially for type A personalities like myself. However, your hubs can help! Give him some chores on the checklist and get his butt moving! (day 1)

✓ Grab all of the comforters in your home and get those washed – either in your own washer or at the dry cleaners (day 1)

✓ Wash your windows (day 1)

✓Tackle those bathrooms. Get everything deep cleaned and mopped in there! (day 2)

✓Get bedrooms in order. Put away any unnecessary clutter (day 2)

✓ This would also be a good time to get rid of things you do not NEED. De-clutter your home and donate to others’ who may need it more than you do! (day 3)

✓ Go through the spaces in your living room/dining room and get rid of “extra stuff” that doesn’t need to be there. Make the spaces look simple and clean by de-cluttering (day 3)

✓Make room in your coat closet – make sure you have plenty of space and extra hangers available (day 3)

✓Kitchen Day! Wipe down all counters/appliances, Wash down your stove/microwave and toaster oven, & clean out your fridge to make room for all the dishes that will need to be refrigerated! (day 4)

✓Make sure that your entryway is festive and sweep as necessary (day 5)

✓DUST. DUST. DUST (day 6)

✓MOP. MOP. MOP (day 6)

✓ Get everything ready for the big party! Put new liners in your trash cans, wipe down all counter space and dining table, & replace any dirty towels with new, fresh towels! (day 7)


This post is sponsored by BISSELL. As always, you guys totally rock for supporting the brands and companies that make this blog possible. I fully support and love the brands that I work with and I hope that you love them too! :)


Meal Plans from Cooking Planit || Cooking Made Easy

FB1200x1200_IntroducingMealPlans06I don’t know about you but I kind of despise meal planning. I find it to be a huge hassle and I always manage to forget something I needed at the grocery store. I have been aching to find a way to make meal planning easier for my family and finally found it with the new meal plan subscription with Cooking Planit. I signed up for the under 40 minutes plan, but you can use other plans when you sign up as well.


Meal Plans from Cooking Planit || How It Works

1.) First, you will subscribe || You can sign up now and receive TWO months free ( heck yes! ) Use code: CPspecial60

2.) You will receive your weekly menu via email and this will plan out everything for you

3.) You will then add the grocery list to the list you already have

4.) Cook your meals — all while using the Meal Co-pilot (makes it super easy!)


The meal plan subscription is super cheap and trust me, totally worth your sanity. It is currently $3.99/month, $9.99/quarter and $34.99/year. As I mentioned earlier, you sign up for a particular plan (I chose “under 40 minutes”) and you also have access to the other three plans as well. You can cancel your subscription at any time. You receive your email with your meal plans every Thursday and also have access to all your other meal plans in your archives.

Today, we will be giving away 3 (THREE) 1 year subscriptions to Cooking Planit so that you guys can try it out and see what the hype is about. The grand prize winner will also receive a $25 Visa gift card for groceries!

Enter below to win :)

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Be sure to head on to these other blogs to check out what they think about the new meal plans by Cooking Planit!
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My Own Blog Review                         Sparkling Footsteps                The Fountain Avenue Kitchen        
Melissa’s Cuisine                            Huppie Mama 

This post was brought to you by Cooking Planit. As always all opinions are my own and I only support the brands that I truly love and believe in!