Raising Dick and Jane

Monday, August 18, 2014

5 Awesome Uses for Dish Soap #Palmolive25Ways #cbias

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I have gotten to the point where I am basically using dish soap to clean everything in my home. The more I find out what dish soap can do, the more I fall in love with it. Basically I have two main reasons why I like to use dish soap all around my home. Number one, it's tough on grease but soft on hands. I mean, seriously, some of the household cleaners I've used in the past are way too harsh. This is why I have switched to dish soap to wipe down my counter tops, clean my baseboards and scrub up everywhere around my home, even my outdoor furniture. I can easily just fill up the sink, plop in a wash rag and get to work. No gloves needed and my hands come out softer than before I even started cleaning! The second reason I love using dish soap to clean is because there are no harsh chemical smells. I have found that dish soap is able to clean and sanitize just the same as other more harsh cleaners however the dish soap smells SO much better.

When you take a look at all of the amazing things you can do with dish soap, there is no reason not to make it your number one household cleaner! So what exactly do I use dish soap for BESIDES washing dishes? Here are a few of my favorite dish soap uses that are actually awesome, plus one super cute and stylish way that I like to display my dish soap. 

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Adventure Bites: Wildlife Rehab Center {Howell, MI}

Sometimes you happen across things that you never knew existed, or things that you find to be really cool and unique somewhere along the back roads and interstates of travel. These small points of interest, while not an entire means for travel or destination, are still quite fun to visit on your way through anyways. I like to search out these small adventures, points of interest and quirky roadside finds.

Today I wanted to share with you a quaint, small town zoo found just on the border of Howell and Pinckney, Michigan. This zoo is unlike any other zoo I have ever been to because it hosts only animals which have been rescued and rehabilitated locally. When animals are found hurt or in distress, these are the people who take them in and nurse them back to health. When animals are found illegally owned, they are brought here to be cared for properly. Once the animals are healed, they are evaluated on whether or not they could be re-released into nature. The ones that can be safely re-released, are. The one's who can not, now find their homes among the natural forestry of the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Be Careful What You Pretend to Be

When I started this blog a few years back, I had the idea that somehow I would inspire people, somehow I would challenge others to look at the world in a different way and somehow I would share love, kindness and hope in a world obsessed with sharing negativity. And all the while, as I have been working towards my goals and purposefully looking for ways to be of an inspiration to you, something funny happened. I inspired myself.

It's funny how just a simple change of thinking can alter your entire aspect on life. By re-directing my focus, I have had more opportunities arise in my own life to show kindness and to help. Because of this blog, I am more aware of the people around me and their needs and I feel more deeply connected as a whole.

So thank you. Sometime you will find that in trying to help others, you will accidentally help yourself. :)