Priorities – And Sledding without Snow

Snow Day in Texas at

It’s 2:20 on Wednesday afternoon, and other than a quick, not-a-real-post on Monday, I haven’t blogged this week.

We had “snow” days on Monday and Tuesday, which were really Ice Days. The roads were bad, so school was canceled, but we managed to get out with friends to have a BLAST “sledding” in our laundry baskets.

Today, it actually snowed, but school wasn’t canceled.

My 13yo took that pic as I dropped him off, but now there’s not a patch of snow to be found. All of it has melted.

So why a post about priorities?

Here are mine:

1. Be mom and wife.

2. Be a blogger.

Basically, I have always been committed to putting life before blogging. I consider my family my life’s work.

I’ve re-committed to that lately. Not that anything has changed, but I’ve decided to not let my blood pressure rise when blogging gets pushed down the list by Mom Stuff.

Even though blogging (and podcasting, and speaking, and writing e-books, and interacting on social media) is officially my job, if my priorities got out of whack, I’d have to let it go.

I’d prefer not to let it go, so I’m committing to not let it get out of whack.

Sorry if that’s confusing, but this hour between getting home from counting money for a school fundraiser (a Mom Thing) and picking up kids from school (another Mom Thing) is going really quickly. I don’t have time to blather AND edit.

Basically, these “Snow” Days have been a test of my renewed commitment to stop blogging as needed when Momming throws me a curve ball. It was way more important to watch the fourth Harry Potter movie and work on a Star Wars puzzle and dig out coveralls and mismatched gloves than it was to write.

Here’s hoping tomorrow allows for some time to write the posts that have been rolling around in my head.

Oh. And don’t forget about the Spring Cleaning Printables Bundle that’s going on right now. It’s one of the ways I get to call this my job.



Reality Check 2/23

Someone had to play in the "snow" that wasn't really snow.

Someone had to play in the “snow” that wasn’t really snow.

Last week was crazy. School fundraisers and dentist appointments that involved hours in the chair to have a 30+ year old filling ground down so I could be fitted for a crown (and that I’d completely forgotten was an appointment that would last most of the day) and title transferring for the inlaws new car and such meant I didn’t keep up with a daily blurb the way I’ve done for a few others of these.

I do know that I kept up with running the dishwasher daily and that it only took about 30 minutes to get the house under control before Grammy came to visit on Saturday. I’m calling that a win.

And now it’s a snow day, so I’m going to enjoy watching the fourth Harry Potter movie with my boys. Life stops for snow days.

(And FYI, it’s actually an Ice Day here in Texas. Not enough to stop things for those who live up north, I’m sure, but I’ll take it.)

My goals for today: Do Laundry Day and stay in the pajamas I’ve been in since yesterday afternoon for as long as I possibly can.

I also want to be sure you know about another free shipping code for Schoola. The code is HURRY.

If you sign up through my link, you get $15 credit to use on the site, and since it’s used clothing, you can totally get an item (or two) for $15 and with free shipping, you won’t pay ANYthing.

I’ve now purchased quite a bit on Schoola and have been mostly pleased. My main complaint is that because they do everything in “school” sizes it’s sometimes confusing. On certain items, it can be hard to determine if something is a child L or an adult L. I’ve had one item arrive that was a child’s size when it was listed in the High Schoola category. Everything else has been excellent, though. I LOVE that they send a bag with pre-paid postage with every package. This makes it super easy to practice the One In One Out rule. Yay for that.

Don’t forget, too, that you can share your own link with your friends and if they sign up you get $15 referral credit. That really adds up fast.

Go here to sign up for Schoola through my link. Use the code HURRY for free shipping for a limited time. (That means I have no idea when the free shipping promotion will end!)


Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle

Sorry!! This sale has ended!

Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle


If you like super-cute printables, this is for you!! (If you’re easily overwhelmed, don’t worry. My 28 Days e-book is also included!)

Clean Mama & A Bowl Full of Lemons have partnered again with several creative & fabulous bloggers, to bring you everything you need to spring clean this year. From tons of cleaning recipes, checklists and outdoor cleaning tasks, to chore charts, closet purging & natural cleaning guides, you’ll be all set and ready to conquer those dust bunnies and overflowing closets. It’s all included in this one of a kind cleaning bundle. From February 20th to the 28th, you will have a chance to purchase this exclusive bundle. You don’t want to miss out on this 85% off sale. For only $20, it’s definitely a good thing.


Spring Cleaning Bundle


What’s included in our Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle?

You will receive 9 printable pdf kits (169 pages) including a 9 session video series in this unique bundle sale – all for only $20. The digital files can be printed out & used to get your home in tip top shape for spring time (or anytime of the year).

  • A Bowl Full of Lemons – 2015 Spring Cleaning Kit
  • Clean Mama – Spring Cleaning Kit
  • iHeart Organizing – Donation Printable Kit
  • Clean & Scentsible – Outdoor Cleaning Kit
  • Organizing Homelife – Chore Charts for Parents & Kids
  • Country Chic Cottage – A Guide to Natural Cleaning
  • i Dream of Clean – The Ultimate Guide to Simplify Your Closet (9 Session Video Series)
  • Simplify 101 – How to Organize your Closet
  • A Slob Comes Clean – 28 Days to Hope for your Home (E-Book)


2015 Spring Cleaning Bundle


Click Here to Order


How much does the bundle cost?

The 2015 Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle is only $20. That’s an amazing 85% off the retail cost of the kits!

How long is the bundle for sale?

The bundle will be available from 8am EST on 2/20/14 through 11:00 pm EST on 2/28/14. There are no exceptions.

Details about each kit:

Listed below are the pictures, details, and links to the 9 exclusive kits within the Spring Cleaning Bundle Bundle. If you have any specific questions about a kit, please email the blog associated with the kit. For general Bundle questions, you can contact us at springcleaningbundle at Please look at the FAQ page before emailing with questions. All kits are pdf files and will be sent to you in a zip file, once payment has been made (instant download). All files are 8.5 x 11 inches unless stated in the description.




Spring Cleaning Printable Kit via A Bowl Full of Lemons Spring Cleaning Printable Kit via A Bowl Full of Lemons



A $10 Value

The Spring Cleaning Kit includes an organized set of checklists that take you room to room, so you can complete your spring cleaning one check at a time. You can also print out the cleaning caddy recipe cards & make your own cleaners, to save money!

A Bowl Full of Lemons Spring Cleaning Kit includes:

  • Cover Page
  • 8 Cleaning Recipe Cards (Front & Back) 2 pages
  • Family Chores Checklist (Blank)
  • Cleaning Caddy Checklist
  • Detailed Bathroom Checklist
  • Detailed Kitchen Checklist
  • Detailed Living Room Checklist
  • Detailed Bedroom Checklist
  • Weekly Cleaning Checklist (Blank)





Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning Kit

Cleaning Recipe Cards and Mini Checklists



A $10 Value

Clean Mama’s Spring Cleaning Kit is the perfect solution for your spring cleaning, but you’ll probably want to use it year-round! This printable kit includes pages for your homekeeping binder or notebook and functional mini cleaning checklists sure get your home tidied up in a hurry. You’ll also find 5 essential cleaning recipes that you can print and trim to create a mini recipe book or use the full page version. A simple kids’ checklist page (with 3 mini checklists) is perfect to get the little ones involved too! The colors are Clean Mama aqua and black to coordinate seamlessly with a variety of planners, binders, and decor. You’ll love the simple and straight forward format and chic cleaning icons! Simply print off the pages and get ready to tackle a little bit every day and move forward to a clean and organized home. Spring Cleaning shouldn’t be difficult….use this essential kit to make it simplify your routine.

Clean Mama’s Spring Cleaning Kit includes:

  • SPRING CLEANING KIT COVER (with cleaning icons).
  • GUIDE/INSTRUCTIONS – guide to fitting spring cleaning into an already busy schedule.
  • ONE MONTH OF SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST – want to tackle a little bit every day? This full page checklist is perfect and includes my proven process for getting the cleaning done in minutes/day over the course of a month.
  • MINI CLEANING CHECKLISTS (3 pages/ 9 checklists) – Supplies, Ingredients, Simple Checklist, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Living Areas, Utility, and a Blank Checklist. Perfect for spring cleaning (or anytime!) Print and trim (print on cardstock and laminate for extra durability) or keep as a full page.
  • ESSENTIAL CLEANING RECIPES – My 5 favorite DIY formulas for spring cleaning – your house will smell lemon-y fresh!
  • MINI CLEANING RECIPE BOOK (2 Pages) – trim and assemble your own mini recipe book to keep on your cleaning caddy, print on cardstock and laminate for durability (as shown in images)
  • KIDS CLEANING CHECKLISTS (1 page/ 3 checklists) – want to get the kids involved? Print out the kids cleaning checklists and make a mini spring cleaning bucket and they’ll be cleaning right along with you!






I Heart Organizing I Heart Organizing



A $10 Value

Decision making can be challenging during the sorting and purging process of any organization project. This kit will provide you with tools to ease the pain and help you sort quickly, and the colors may even keep a smile on your face while you work! The kit provides a a room-by-room checklist, sorting labels, donation tracker, donation resources and references along with a checklist of questions to ask yourself throughout the process. With these printables, you will be well on your way to a clutter free home!

The I Heart Organizing Donation Kit includes:

  • Room by Room Declutter Guide
  • Donation Guide (3 pages)
  • Donation Tracker
  • Cut the Clutter Questions
  • 4 Sorting Signs






Clean and Scentsible clean & scentsible



A $10 Value

The Outdoor Cleaning Kit has everything you need to get the outside of your home looking just as good as the inside! It comes with six colorful PDF printables including checklists to keep you on track and easy to follow DIY outdoor cleaning recipes. Up your curb appeal this season and transform your outdoor spaces into a beautiful retreat!
The Outdoor Cleaning Kit Includes:
  • 2 outdoor spring cleaning checklists
  • 1 outdoor spring maintenance checklist
  • 6 DIY outdoor cleaning recipe cards

Blog –




Printable Chore Charts via Organizing Homelife
Girl Chore Chart



A $15 Value

Organize your entire family with this chore chart kit. Designed for children, teens, and adults, you have several options to suit your needs. Parent/adult/teen charts have four columns for each day of the week. Organize chores, meals, calls, things to buy, school, sports, and much more. Print out a new schedule each week or laminate and use repeatedly. Use a wet erase marker and wipe clean each week. The kids’ chore charts include matching sheets of “sticker” designs. Print out on sticker paper and use a 1” circle punch to make your own stickers. Or, laminate the whole page, punch out the designs with your 1” circle punch and use sticky tack to use again and again. Alternatively, the charts can be laminated and checked daily with a wet erase marker.

The Organizing Homelife Chore Chart Kit Includes:

  • A weekly chore chart for moms/adults – 1 in black and white and 1 in color
  • A weekly “construction” theme chore chart for boys
  • Boys page of stickers
  • A weekly “butterfly” theme chore chart for girls
  • Girls page of stickers





Country Chic Cottage Your complete guide to natural cleaning picture


A $1.99 Value

Get all of The Country Chic Cottages natural cleaning ideas in one BIG printable book. Print this complete guide to natural cleaning and keep it as a handy reference around your home.
The Natural Cleaning Guide Includes:
  • 225 ideas for using vinegar, cream of tartar, lemons, hydrogen peroxide, steam, baking soda, corn starch, salt, and rubbing alcohol to clean.





I Dream of Clean



A $39.99 Value

SIMPLIFY YOUR CLOSET is a 9 session video course (90 minutes) designed to help you PLAN your ideal wardrobe, STREAMLINE your current closet, and CREATE outfits that fit you and your lifestyle. Instructions for accessing the video course will be given in the PDF file included in the bundle. This file includes a direct link to sign up for the online course, which must take place by March 15th.





Simplify 101

Simplify 101



A $19 Value

At simplify 101 we believe life is more fulfilling (and fun!) when youíre organized in a way that’s just right for you. We offer online classes that make getting organized easy and affordable. They’re designed to help you create customized organizing systems that cut clutter and reduce stress, giving you more time for what matters most to you.

The How to Organize Your Closet printable pack includes:

  • Everything you need to transform your closet from chaotic and cluttered to functional and fabulous.
  • Includes all written lesson materials, questionnaires, organizing checklists & planning forms delivered as colorful, printable, & editable pdfs.
  • 69 pages in total / 2 lessons of easy-to-implement content from simplify 101’s class “Organize Your Closet.”

Disclaimer: The printable bundle does not include online class features such as MP3 audio files, access to the simplify 101 community forum, access to online class videos, or access to class materials on the simplify 101 website.






A Slob Comes Clean



A $5.00 Value

28 Days to Hope for Your Home, an e-book by Dana K White (“Nony” of A Slob Comes Clean) guides even the most overwhelmed homemaker through the development of four basic habits that will get (and keep) any home under control.

28 Days to Hope for Your Home includes:

  • 28 days of specific instructions to help you develop four basic (but essential) home management habits.
  • Insights into why these concepts seem foreign to you.
  • Practical tips to keep you from giving up.
  • Bonus sections with realistic strategies for laundry management, meal prep, and decluttering.
  • More than 45 pages of all new, exclusive content!




Click Here to Order


Important Details:

  • If you have any questions or issues with your Spring Cleaning Bundle, please visit the FAQ page. Look over the questions and answers on the page BEFORE emailing. If you have not found your answer on the FAQ page, please email springcleaningbundle at gmail dot com. To ensure that your question is answered in a timely manner, please take care to email at the “Spring Cleaning Bundle” address (not our personal blog email address). Please note that due to high email volume, we will do our best to respond within 24 hours – thank you for your patience! When emailing, please include a copy of your Paypal receipt and highlight your issue in the “subject” line.
  • The Spring Cleaning Bundle is an exclusive sale & only available from 8 a.m. EST on February 20th to 11:00 p.m. EST on February 28th, 2015. There are no exceptions.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE BUNDLE WITH ANYONE ELSE. It is intended solely for the person who purchased the bundle. Please be respectful of the authors’ copyrights.
  • After purchasing, you will automatically receive an email (to the email address you provide) containing the download link. Please check your spam or promotions folder, if you cannot find the email.
  • Please download and back up your Spring Cleaning Bundle AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT. You only have 5 download attempts to access your files. The download link expires on 3/15/15. After that date, we will not be able to provide new links to download. Please remember to back up your files. We are unable to send you copies of the printable bundle that have been deleted or lost. We will not respond to those emails.
  • Due to the digital nature of this sale, there will be no refunds & no exceptions.
  • If you have any questions or issues with a specific printable included in this bundle, please contact that author directly.
  • The bundle is provided as a zip file. Please read the download directions on the FAQ page, if you are unsure of how to download a zip file, BEFORE attempting.


Disclosure: This is an affiliate post. If you purchase a bundle from my link, I will receive a percentage of the sales.


© 2009 - 2013 A Slob Comes Clean All rights reserved. | Blog Header and Button design by Many Little Blessings.