Friday, September 2, 2016

Steam mop review

I've always wanted a steam mop. What's not to love about the power of cleaning with 100% pure water and no harsh chemicals. Our new home has real hardwood floors and knowing that I knew I didn't want to use harsh chemicals to clean them. Dh and I decided a steam mop was the perfect way to go, and we could ensure the floors were sanitized by the steam as well. 

We didn't do too much research before hand. Rather we went to Walmart and looked at the options. We ended up going for a mid range prices shark mop ( for about $60. It was lightweight, easy to use, had a 30 second heat up time and had washable mop pads which was important because I wanted to be environmentally friendly and not always need to buy new mop pads. 

We brought it home and were amazed how well it cleaned the floor and how much dirt it picked up off what we thought were clean floors! We bought some extra mop pads so we had spares depending on how much we clean, we figured one could be designated solely for the suite for when tenants move
Out. I love that it doesn't take much water to fill the holder (maybe 1.5 cups) and we can steam our entire top floor of the house without it running empty. I also love hat it heats up so quick, so it's always ready to clean when I am.

Product description from website:

Powerful steam dries quickly, unlike traditional mopping. 
"The Shark® Light and Easy™ Steam Mop is lightweight and easy-to-use for quick and simple cleaning. With the Shark® Light and Easy™ Steam Mop you will turn ordinary water into super-heated steam to remove everyday dirt and grime that other mops leave behind. Featuring swivel steering, a telescoping handle, and an ergonomic design, the Shark® Light and Easy™ Steam Mop makes quick work of cleaning around furniture. Chemical free super-heated steam deep cleans, providing 99.9% sanitization, so you can feel confident that your floors are both germ-free and chemical-free.
With the Shark® Light and Easy™ Steam Mop, you'll enjoy:
• On-demand variable steam - natural mopping motion delivers super-heated steam in just 30 seconds, and dries almost immediately
• 99.9% sanitization against germs and bacteria
• Washable micro-fiber pads lift and lock in dirt - no more messy mops and heavy buckets
• A soft-grip handle and comfortable design that make it easy to maneuver without physical strain
• Safe cleaning on hard-floor surfaces – including hardwood floors

Thursday, September 1, 2016


August has come and gone and you can definitely tell that fall is upon us. The weather was so hot and sunny in the high 20s low 30s and all of a sudden it's rainy and cool here. I've noticed too that it's dark in the morning when I get up for work and the days are getting shorter. 

I'm not ready for the shorter days but I'm definitely ready for the fall leaves, smells and cooler weather. I love everything fall, especially pumpkin!!

Work is going good, busy but busy makes the time fly. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Life needs a pause button!

It's been so long since I've done a decent blog post around here. September is just around the corner and with that will come cooler whether, warm drinks, fall colors, and everyone settling back into routines. We've had quite a busy last 8 months around here.

Hubby ended up having his jaw surgery in early January. He had a long road to recovery and just when we thought things were going good he had rejected his plates so he had to have a second surgery the end of March to remove the 6 plates put in his jaw. He's doing much better now and just got his braces off a couple weeks ago!!

In the craziness of hubby recovering from jaw surgery the first time round we decided to list our house for sale! It was a crazy whirlwind 3 months with a bunch of showings but we sold our house. We ended up selling our house in a sellers market but also ended up having to buy in a sellers market so house prices were sky high and selling in record time. We managed to find a house with just about everything we wanted and lucked out in not having to pay a sky high amount for it. I'll post a separate post on our new place! We just finished renos after having moved in the end of June.

My brother was out for a 3 week visit in the midst of moving and we were so glad to have his help. We went on so many fun adventures while he was here.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Happy birthday!!

Wishing my baby brother a very happy 23rd birthday today. No matter how old you get you will always be my baby brother. I am so proud of the young man you have become and couldn't have wished for a better brother. Wish we could be there to celebrate. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Happy 6th Anniversary

Yesterday DH and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. It was a quiet weekend spent together. I couldn't have asked for anything better.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Canada

Happy 149th birthday Canada!!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dirty Thirty

30 years ago today I was born! It's hard to believe I have entered a new decade in life but I'm hoping it's the best one yet!