Jen Esparza

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Homemade Cleaning Wipes

DIY cleaning wipes

Anyone else feel like they are cleaning their house more than usual? I’m wiping door knobs, refrigerator handles and kitchen counters like mad. This DIY recipe for cleaning wipes has made clean-up so much quicker. And it’s so easy! Materials:1 roll of (quality) paper towels1 air tight jar for towels2 cups distilled water1 cup isopropyl …

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Make it Monday: Cleaning Window and Sliding Door Tracks

Is there any less sexy of a chore than cleaning your window or sliding door tracks? I don’t think so. Housework is not my favorite and this was downright nasty. But it was so easy and it made such a difference! Our sliding door was getting harder to close. The track is one of those …

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Make it Monday- DIY Frayed Jeans

Easy DIY!

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The Quarantine Routine

We’ve been safe at home for a month now and it’s clear that home-school is our new normal for the next six weeks. What I’ve learned thus far- we need a routine! The first couple of weeks we tried no routine — sleeping in, school whenever — it was chaos. When we don’t limit screen …

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Seriously People….

Dear Coronavirus, COVID-19, whatever we’re calling you. I am not a fan. I miss long walks down the aisles of TJ Maxx, eating at restaurants without fear of contracting a virus, and I really miss watching my kid play baseball. Sigh. The longer people keep ignoring the quarantine orders, the longer I am stuck at …

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