Are You Ready?


I’m so tired of seeing Kim K. naked butt all over the internet, we are going to go a totally opposite direction today!

Here is a list of some items that may or may, not need some attention.  Some of the items are…”yeah, I get it” and others were…”CRAP!  That’s gross.”  So, let’s get down to business and see what I need to replace.

1. Toothbrush – Ummm. Yeah, luckily for me, mine has a blue line that disappears when the brush needs replaced.  I have issues with this….I hate the dentist, I hate germs, I hate the thought of putting a yucky toothbrush in my mouth.  If anyone is ever mad at me, and they were to scrub the toilet with my toothbrush, and then tell me what they did AFTER I used it. I would find them, and I would kill them.  Don’t do it!


2.  Batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors –  They say to check the batteries twice a year.  Here, because we have daylight savings, it’s easy to say to check the batteries when you change the time on your clocks.  Like I said..easy to say.  In all honesty, I haven’t checked to even see if ours are working.  We have lived in this house over three years.  I need to get off my butt, and check these out!

smoke detector

3.  Eye shadow make-up and foundation – Who would have thought that eye shadow is a breading ground for bacteria?  I knew NEVER to share mascara for this reason, but come on….eye shadow?  It is recommended to get new eye make up (eyeliner, mascara, and eye shadow) every 4-6 months.  The same with foundation.  Replace after six months.

4.  Sneakers – Yep!  A new pair of shoes…BONUS! Because of the way we wear out our shoes, it is recommend to replace them after every “spring cleaning.”  I don’t spring clean, but that is a good reason to start! SHOES. yay.


5.  Your kitchen sponge – I don’t use these, I will never use these, they are gross!  NEXT!  Actually, that’s a lie.  We use these for our hermit crabs.  We have to cut them into small squares, and put them into their drinking water.  I refuse to use them in the kitchen though.  Close enough.


6.  Baking soda in your refrigerator and freezer – I went and looked on my box I have in the fridge.  On the box it clearly states to change the box every month.  I don’t think I’ve changed mine in about 6 months.  Sometimes, I hate to really pay attention to things.  I become obsessed. Lame, I know.  One more thing to add to my list.  BAKING SODA!


7.  Pillows – This is a difficult thing.  You see, I found my “favorite” pillow about two years ago.  When I went to buy a replacement pillow….they didn’t carry MY pillow any longer.  I’ve looked on-line with no luck.  I do bleach and wash my pillows, but this can only last for so long.  It is recommended to replace your pillows every year.  I’m going to type some bad words, so maybe go ahead and skip to #8.  Your pillows harbor dried saliva, flakes of dead skin, and the worst word….dust mites. EWWWWWW.


8.  Sunscreen –  Did you know that as soon as you open your bottle of sunscreen in almost instantly begins to lose it potency. Because my husband, and the littles are so fair skinned, we buy this crap in bulk.  We have bottles everywhere.  In the motorhome, boat, cars, 4-wheelers, etc.  Most sunscreen bottles have expiration dates on them.  Take a close look, it may be time to change things up!


9.  Your toilet brush – Once again, I get the disposable toilet wand cleaners.  Quick, easy, disposable.  WOOT!  However, this reminds me of when my two older girls were cleaning the shop.  One night, they came to us, and said the toilet wouldn’t flush.  Being married to “Mr. Fix-It” he was determined to fix the toilet.  After hours of not getting it to work, he took the toilet off of the floor.  What did we find?  The end of the toilet brush.  Oppps, the girls forgot to tell us that little detail.  Punks! 😉


10.  Canned goods – Because of the recent dust storm that happened inside my house a couple weeks ago, I was forced to dust every can in the pantry.  While I was at it, I went through and tossed everything that had expired. Growing up, we had a huge pantry of canned and bottled foods.  I don’t remember ever looking for an expiration date, but I KNOW some of the stuff we ate, had expired.  I guess that’s why I have such a rock gut.  Besides having the nine-month flu, if I puke, I’m 99% sure I’m dying.  Just saying’.



In closing, I will be buying baking soda, shoes, sunscreen, and checking the batteries in our smoke detectors.  Only after I finish putting up the Chrismas tree, cutting out my next quilt, the laundry, and picking up kids.  Just kidding…..kinda. 😉


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