Spring Cleaning: The Family Throne

Living with just boys in the house while my girls are off at university, I find the family throne needs a bit more cleaning to keep it smelling fresh. If you have boys in your house, I am sure you know what I mean!

Clorox reached out to me to see if I wanted to try their Toilet Wand with disposable spongey scrub refills loaded with Clorox toilet cleaner that is supposed to kill 99.9% germs.  At the same time I overheard on the radio on my way to work about things we should be replacing in our house more often but don't. One of those items are toilet brushes. I have to admit, I have no idea how old some of the toilet brushes are in this house. Ick. I do not like cleaning toilets, find the scrub brushes flick water everywhere. I get kind of grossed out about that. While some like to use the old fashioned method of rubber gloves and a rag, I'd rather not stick my hand inside that bowl, even with gloves on. So why not give the toilet wand a whirl?

The toilet wand came with a handy holder and the spongy refills just fit inside the holder. All you do is snap the spongy refill onto the end, scrub away and with a click, dispose the refill in the trash. I found the sponge refill loaded with a disinfecting solution really scrubbed under the rim and got out some grime I never knew was even there. Kind of gross. I will spare you the photos of that.

Easy peasy.

You can purchase the Clorox Toilet Wand at various stores across Canada such as Walmart, Loblaws, etc. 

*Clorox sponsored this post*


Since moving into this rental home I have been slowly decorating it to make it feel like home. Teaching kindergarten full time is exhausting,  I teach in an inner city school where many students are living below the poverty line which can be so mentally exhuasting that I have no mental energy to blog or decorate. Glad some of you are actually still out there reading my blog!

Love you.

If you follow me on Instagram I have been posting about my love of FAT Paint. Not only do I love the chalk paint, but I love the lady behind the brand, Victoria. She was one of my first followers of my blog, encouraged me to keep at it. So when her life took an unexpected turn she decided to do something for herself and started FAT paint with her brother, Brad. Together that have created a chic paint! So proud.

When they recently collaborated with Amanda Forrest, I was given a package of paint to try. I am still on the fence about painting a bookcase in my family room, but decided to open Blushing Bombshell and paint a mirror in our master bedroom. I have been slowly tackling that room. Last year I replaced the ugly venetian mini-blinds and made custom Roman shades using fabric from Tonic Living. I am still hoping to get side panel drapes, from Ikea of course, and drapery hardware. New bedding is needed and possibly something for the end of the bed, like a bench?

In the meantime, I love the added punch of colour this newly painted mirror brings.

Now I just need to get my butt in gear and get drapery to add an extra layer to the windows. Then maybe a bench at the end of the bed? A new dresser? 

XO Barbara