So Many Ways to Switch Things Up with Viva® Vantage®

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There are many aspects to my day. Just like many other mothers I spend my day working, doing homework with my girls, cooking, cleaning and not getting enough sleep. I like to share with you the fun activities that we do and recipes that I love and when the opportunity presents itself, I will also share some of my cleaning tips too. From one mother to another, any and all information is helpful right? Although this post for Viva® Vantage® towels is sponsored, my opinion and all photos, are as always completely my own. Today I'm sharing ways to join the #7DaySwitchUp challenge with Viva® Vantage®.

I have found that as a mom, the busier I get, I try so hard to maintain a routine for everything that I do. The only downfall to that is that it also gets easier for you to get stuck in that routine and not see any better options in front of you. At a blogger brunch last week, I learned about several different ways to use Viva® Vantage® towels to make my life easier. As it is, we use paper towels for


 especially cooking, so I definitely welcomed any and all tips to help me switch up my routine. After using Viva® Vantage® in a few different ways, I was most impressed with the scrubbing power and the stretchy-strength.

Here are a few of my favorite ways to "Switch things up" using Viva® Vantage® towels.

Ditch the colander: 

Save yourself another dish to wash and place your grapes, beans or whatever fruits or veggies that need a rinse on a sheet of Viva® Vantage® to use as a quick strainer. 

Dry your stemware:

 Viva® Vantage® has a cloth-like texture that makes cleaning glass easier because it doesn't leave any streaks or fibers behind, so you don't have to do twice the work.

Replace your scrubber:

 With Viva® Vantage® extra thick scrubbing power, you can clean your mushrooms, potatoes and any other root veggies without a veggie scrubber.

Oh, one more switch up idea: When pouring out of a bottle, wrap a Viva® Vantage® around the neck to help pick up any extra drippings or splatters. It also makes it easier to remember to wipe off the bottle before closing it. I personally hate when the residue builds up under the cap and there is all this gunk left over when you open it the next time.

You can experience the stretchy-strength and scrubbing power of Viva® Vantage®, recently named a 2015 Product of the Year, by starting your own “7-Day Switch Up.” Head over to 

Viva® Vantage®

 and print a coupon. Once you've experienced the stretchy-strength and great scrubbing power of Viva® Vantage®, you can return to the


to dish on your switch and enter for a chance to instantly win a $100 gift card.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Viva® Vantage®.

"You are not a fun person"- My Husband

So, this is not my most pleasant post, but I'm gonna try and keep it as real as possible with you from now on. Here it goes... Last night, my husband and I were not arguing, but "communicating" when he blurted out, "You are not a fun person." He wasn't trying to mean. We were discussing how much we've changed over the years and since I always ask him to be honest with me, he was. 

To be honest, hearing those words come out of my husbands mouth hit me like a slap to the face, and I cried. But he is right. The sad truth is I am no longer a fun person. Over the course of our marriage we have gone through a lot of ups and downs. Because I am a stay at home mom, I feel like I always have to be "on." I don't want my girls to see me cry or weak, but it is definitely backfiring. Earlier today my 5 year old asked me, "Why aren't you happy like in that picture?" She pointed to a picture of me holding my youngest daughter as a newborn. And although it was a posed picture, it is noticeable to even a 5 year old that mommy is not happy.

We have each changed so much in the last 12 years that we have known each other. Of course, I was 17 when we met so I hope I have changed some, but unfortunately, it seems as though I haven't changed for the better. When I met my husband he was a quiet, shy 18 year old and I was 17 years old and very confident in myself. I loved to laugh and be sarcastic. The person that I have turned into is the complete opposite. I have lost my confidence. I have lost the fun side of me and I don't know why. 
 The more my husband and I talked, he asked me why do I think I am not happy. I told him I really have no idea. What does he do?  He throws Socrates in my face. Does your husband quote ancient philosophers to you? Is this something new to look forward to in my third decade of life? 

Obviously, I have a lot of stuff to work on besides building my blog. Please readers, be patient with me while I figure out the key to my happiness.