Friday, April 18, 2008

Product Review: OxiClean Baby

Ladies, if you're anything like me, you may have found yourself in a laundry nightmare after your first little one arrived. Not only did I find myself doing load after load of laundry, but I wasn't drying some of it because I didn't want any stains to set in. Let me tell you, it became quite the juggling act.

A great friend of mine lent me some of her son's preemie baby clothes to wear while my son spent several weeks growing into the 0-3 months we already had on hand. There is no worse feeling than pulling borrowed clothes out of the washing machine and finding they're still dirty, even after subsequent washes. I was at my wit's end - not only could my son not wear these dirty clothes, but I'd have to return them stained! Well, there was no way I was going to do that. If I couldn't find a way to get them clean, I'd have to replace them.

I did a google search for how to remove baby poop stains from clothing (my son is exclusively breastfed, so spitup came right out). I happened to come across an online discussion where women were praising a product I hadn't yet heard of, OxiClean Baby.

Sure, sure, I'd used regular OxiClean before, but always found it a hassle to make up a solution for pretreating stains. The OxiClean Baby line includes the tub of powder, but you can also get this Baby Stain Remover in a premixed spray bottle! It sounded good and looked easy to use, so I decided to try it out.
I've used it consistently for about a month now, and I'm totally hooked! Not only did it get the stains out of the clothes my son soiled, but it brightened several used outfits my sister gave me, even removing some older, set-in formula spitup stains. I was touting its amazingness to a friend of mine, and her neighbor that overheard me said it works great on her toddler's clothes, too! It's removed grass, jelly, blood, and lots of chocolate stains over the last six months. This is definitely a product every Hip Homemaker needs in her (or his) laundry room!

The best part about OxiClean Baby is that it's
100% fragrance, chlorine, detergent, and dye free, without sacrificing its stain-fighting effectiveness. You can get your baby's clothes squeaky clean without worrying about what's touching their skin! If you'd like to try out OxiClean Baby powder and spray, this is the best combo price for both. And be sure to look here for current coupon codes before you check out and save even more! Happy laundering!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Storage Solutions

Ohdeedoh, a design blog focused around children, just posted the winners to their "Now You See it, Now You Don't" storage solutions contest.

They had a lot of great ideas from some very creative moms. My personal favorite was the bucket brigade (a memo board with buckets attached).

You can check out the other winners here.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Mark Your Calendars

I don't know about you, but I could never say no to an ice cream cone, let alone one with a 31-cent price tag!

On April 30th, stop by your local Baskin Robbins ice cream store inbetween the hours of 5:00 to 10:00 pm to participate in the annual 31 Cent Scoop Night, benefiting The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. There is also opportunity to donate a little more if you so wish.

And while you're there, why not pre-order a darling mothers day cake. (Let's be honest, mothers, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Maybe your husband and kids can get some credit for having to pick it up.)

By the way, if you happen to work for Baskin Robbins, be sure to stock up on Gold Medal Ribbon, because my family is headed your way!

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

In the past week, I have seen at least ten personal blogs talk about their new obsession with

On, you can view full-length television episodes and movies for FREE! Missed the season premiere of The Office or Scrubs? No worries, you can view them on! Want to see old episodes of your favorites such as Bewitched? Again, free on!

Free stuff is always good, Right?

(As if I honestly need another excuse to watch TV!)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bowling Birthday Cake

My sister made this cake for a friends birthday party. I loved it so much I wanted to share. My favorite part is how she used tea lights for the holes in the bowling ball. She did say to keep in mind that once you cut the cake to shape it, the newly cut edges are hard to frost.

I want to talk someone into a bowling birthday so I can take crack at this cake.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Postcard Heaven

Hey everyone, I'm at it again. I'm going to ask whoever can do this for me, please please please send me a post card (or however many you want) to me :). Last time I did this, I got quite a few, and some are still coming, but this is just a reminder to those who don't know about it yet... Please send me as many as you want, or can. And spread the word. Even if you don't know me, or want to tell your friends to send some random person a post card, please do it. I think it is so great to see pictures of the different places people live in the world!

So, send them to this address, and pass this news along too:

Lauren Whitney
760 E 300 S Apt 3
Payson, UT 84651

Also, check out some of the post cards I've already gotten here: Post Cards for Lauren

There's also a postcard trading site called

Thanks in advance, can't wait to see these great postcards!

Pimp my stroller

Check this out... Pimp my stroller... It is Funny... Granted it is 5 mins long but it is worth it...

Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles!

So, I've fallen in love with the command Picture Hanging Strips. My mother-in-law bought me some for a painting she wanted me to hang, and I thought, "They'll never hold!" Once she left, I put them aside, and forgot about them, until the day I decided to hang the picture, and couldn't find my nails... So, I grabbed the hanging strips, followed the instructions, and placed one strip on all 4 sides of the medium sized painting, and stuck it to the wall. I stared at the picture for a good 10 minute making sure it wasn't slipping. Almost a year later, the painting is still stuck and steady on my hallway wall :) And, if I decided to take it down, all I have to do is pull the tab and it'll come clean off my wall without scraping, refilling a hole, pulling the paint off or anything! I *heart* the Command Picture Hanging Strips :)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tracking Cycles

I don't know how many of you track your cycles and for what reason, but I was hoping I could do so via the Internet and stumbled across My Monthly Cycles during that search. I'm still fairly new to the site, but there is a lot of interesting information and tools on there. So if you're like me, you may find it useful.

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