Tim and I started our weekend off with a relaxed evening at Katie and Scott’s! It had been a whole week since I had seen baby Halstyn and Elena was super excited, asking to “Hold Baby Now” all week! I made another personalized picture for Halstyn’s room and framed it to take over as well.
We had a good night, enjoying some manicotti I made and watching the KU game (Go Jayhawks!) while Tim and Scott worked on some electrical things in their basement.
Saturday morning we got up bright and early to head to Cowtown for the Wichita St. Patrick’s Day 5k! It was benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters so a lot of my co-workers were running too. It was my first official 5k and while I have been running 3+ miles on my treadmill lately, I hadn’t run that much outside OR while pushing E in the jogging stroller.
It was cold and windy and definitely challenging to run up the hills while pushing Elena but I challenged myself and ran it in 36:14. I’ll take a 12 minute mile while pushing a stroller right now! Maybe I’ll try my next 5k solo without the jogging stroller…
E and I relaxed that afternoon then whipped up some meat sauce to take to our friend’s house for a spaghetti dinner and the KU game.
Sunday was house cleaning time after some more St. Patrick’s Day fun for breakfast at a friend’s house.
I have tried just about everything when it comes to cleaning my grout (both in my kitchen and bathroom) and have never found anything that would clean them. Until now.
I found a trick on Pinterest I decided to try that said that carpet cleaner would clean your grout. I was skeptical but had a bottle (despite the fact that we have NO carpet in our house)
After letting it set for just a few minutes, I scrubbed along all the grout lines with a brush (or the coarse side of a sponge would work) then wiped it all clean with a damp rag.
This before and after shot speaks for itself, doesn’t it? I did the same to my bathroom grout this weekend and it looks amazing too (I just forgot to take a picture!). If you have some dirty grout like I do, I definitely recommend this. I have read all of the posts about homemade remedies but this was just SO easy!
With clean grout and a clean house I started redecorating my house in my mind. We have lived there for 4 1/2 years and I pretty much hate most of it these days. Stay tuned for updates as I try to inexpensively freshen it up.