Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean Carpet

I have spent most of the morning trying to get my hallway and some of the stairs clean from my little boy who had diarrhea, leaving a trail for me to know right where it happened.

I tried my Little Green Bissell Machine, a baking soda paste (which helped make it not so stinky!), but there were still pretty bad dark spots on my light carpet. I googled and found that hydrogen peroxide can clean stains out of carpet. I poured a little on the dark spots and let it sit for a few minutes. I did use paper towels to blot up some of the wetness and then used my little green machine do the rest. It worked on most of it. There are two of the darkest spots that are a lot lighter in color, and according to some websites if I wait they will continue to lighten up. I will wait it out and tonight may repeat the process on those two spots. I am pleased with the results, so if you have a problem give this a try.

Some tips:

Try a test area on your carpet first before pouring the hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Just in case it may bleach your carpet. It didn't affect mine and other blogs and web pages that suggested this method had success too without bleaching.

You can just use clean towels to pick up the extra wetness, place the towel over the area and apply pressure until the wetness of the carpet is satisfactory to you. You do not need to use a Bissell or other carpet cleaning machine. I just did because I have one and it was already out.

You may need to repeat the process. Some areas once was enough and some areas I had to do twice.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Food Nanny

I watched the Food Nanny on BYUtv on Saturday and I really liked an idea she presented on planning dinners. She suggested having a theme night each night of the week. For example:

Monday - Italian Night
Tuesday - Traditional Foods or Crock Pot Night
Wednesday - Mexican Night
Thursday - Fish or Meatless night
Friday - Date Night/Pizza Night
Saturday- Grill Night
Sunday - Comfort Foods

I have been in a dinner rut lately, and I think this will help with meal planning. The Food Nanny plans meals two weeks at a time, to eliminate trips to the grocery store.

Another thing about having theme nights is to help your kids know what to expect for dinner and it supposed to help encourage the picky eaters to eat. They will know what kind of food to expect for dinner.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


If you are looking for more Betty Crocker fruit snack $.50 buy 2 coupons, check out and go to the printable coupons. It looks like has reached the limit, they still have the Nature Valley Granola Bars $.40 coupon (also have one at

I went to Safeway on Saturday and was happy with the deals I got: (May post picture later, I just can't find the right cable to download the picture)

8 boxes of Quaker Oatmeal Squares (16 0z) $1.00 each (except used 1 coupon $1.00 off)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 4 boxes $2.00 ($.50 each) did get a catalina for $2.50 off my next shopping trip. (I am going back for more Monday and Tuesday.)

Nature Valley Granola Bars 5 boxes $4.50 ($.90 each)

Honey Nut Cheerios 3 boxes $1.17 each

Rosarita Refried Beans 2 cans $.29 each

Barilla Pasta one box (free) coupon for $.55 off one box only doubles to sale price $.88)

Mott's Apple Juice $.99

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Weekly Deals

I started using again to load coupons on my shopper card. It was great I used two coupons yesterday at King Soopers and got a 4-pack of Fiber one yogurt for $1.00 and a 24.9 oz box of Lucky Charms for $2.44. I was hoping the $.55 Lucky Charms coupon would have doubled, but it didn't. If you do load coupons on your card expect that it will only count as the value and not double.

I planning a Safeway trip on Saturday to get Mott's Apple Juice $.99 (I am a little annoyed there is a limit of 2.) Cheetos, more cereal Quaker Squares, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Betty Crocker fruit snacks. Check out the coupon list to find coupons to match. I did load some coupons on my card, but since King Soopers didn't double I wish I hadn't loaded the Betty Crocker fruit snacks buy 2 get $.50 off. The same coupon is on the coupon printer on the left and my Safeway doubles, so if I bring in the paper coupon (you can print two coupons) it will be $1.00 off 2.

If you like to load coupons on to your shopping card let me know. How do you keep organized on what coupons are stored on the card?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ouch Pouch Give away

Visit the Sproutz Blog to enter their latest giveaway! You can win two ouch pouches, perfect for mini first aid kits for your car, purse, or even give it to your kids for their school back pack!