Monday, February 13, 2012

handy husbands' first plumbing project!!

Last week our garbage disposal broke...such a first world problem.

I wanted NO part of fixing it, I knew it would just stress me out. When I was at the gym on Saturday, after his massage {yes, you read that right}, Jason fixed the problem all by himself.

We more than dobled our new disposing power. From .5 HP to 1.5 HP.



I'm so proud of him...and even happier that he didn't get water or gunk anywhere!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

a better way to vacuum your car!!

Oh yes, I went there.

This weekend was {AMAZINGLY} sunny in Washington State and I wanted to enjoy it!! Well, on Sunday I joined my husband in cleaning out the cars. Fun times, right?!?!

Now, we've been vacuuming out our cars this way for a while and I honestly don't know whose idea it originally was...{though I could say it's mine since he'll never read this!!} But when I just asked him he said "Well one day I just did it". I"ll let you decide!!

We use a ShopVac to clean out our cars but man, oh man it is ever S  L  O  W  when it comes to vacuuming out the floors and the trunk. I mean, that little one inch hole doesn't do much at all.

Welcome, the re-purposed-off the old vacuum attachment.

It doesn't get in the little spots or inbetween the seats but it does ROCK at the big, flat parts of the car. Using it in the trunk is the best. Oh and on the side of the doors...

You should try it. It will change the way you clean your car!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

a quick, easy & family friendly "white elephant gift"...

Jason's company had their holiday part a few weeks ago and everyone was supposed to bring a gift exchange present. It was supposed to be a "nice" white elephant. I waitied until, oh, the day of but ended up finding a good family friendly present.


I found the containers at Target for $1 each. The candy was also from Target and was under $4 for all 4 items. The pretzels were a little bag that was in their $1 section. The movie tickets {the blue piece of paper between the candy} I bought at Costco for about $14 for the two.

All in all a pretty good gift I think. I'd have been happy to get it!!