Mother’s Day Donation Drive

As the nation’s largest domestic violence shelter, Sojourner Center helps women and children overcome the impact of domestic violence, one life at a time. For Mother’s Day, Moxie Girl Household Assistants and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will be collecting items for the women staying at Sojourner Center.  Requested items are: Hair dryers Full-size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash Curling and flat irons Make-up (new in package).  If your business can be a collection site, or if you would like to make an individual donation, please contact Amanda Thomas at Amanda@moxie-girl.com or 602-633-GIRL(4475).  Final collection will be Friday, May 6th.  

How to Clean and Care for Your Floors

Are you pondering a new flooring option for your family? Wondering how to keep your current floors in tip-top shape?  Either way, with the variety of floors in homes today, it can be confusing trying to figure out how to best care for each kind (and consequently, which is best for your homestead). With a little help from our friends at RNB Flooring, we would like to offer up a handy-dandy how-to for keeping every surface spick and span. Hardwood Floors Sweep, dust, or vacuum the floor daily to prevent the accumulation of dir or grit that can scratch the floor finish. Weekly wipe the floor with a damp mop or cloth (Moxie Girl likes Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner). Before trying a new product, test on a small area to make sure it doesn’t leave a film on your floor. *Use a damp cloth to blot spills as soon as they happen. For tough spots, such...

Splatters, Sprays, Spills, and other S-words

Splatters, sprays, spills, splashes, smears… Stains are inevitable, just as they are common. But, getting rid of those stains could be as easy as opening your kitchen cabinet. Blood stains · Pour hydrogen peroxide on the stain and then cover it with table salt. The salt will absorb the blood color after about 15-30 minutes. Then, just brush the salt off and wash the fabric in cold water. · OR just keep blotting with a clean cloth that has been dampened with peroxide. Chocolate stains · If it’s melted chocolate, allow it to dry and harden, then scrape it off with a blunt knife. · Apply full strength dish soap or laundry detergent directly to the spot, then wash as usual. Sweat stains · Add two tablespoons of white vinegar and about a half of a cup of baking soda into some water. · Soak the sweat stained clothes. · Wash according to the label. Ink...

The Holiday Hangover

Are you experiencing the Holiday Hangover yet? Don’t confuse the Holiday Hangover with the headache and nausea caused by too much alcohol (although many are experiencing that one too…). The Holiday Hangover is the ill feelings that come from knowing it’s time to clean up everything and try to get back to normal life. It means finding a place to put all the new gifts, remembering how all your delicate ornaments get packed away safely, and once again trying to figure out how to get the tree shoved into a cardboard box. If you need a couple ideas on putting your home back together, this video is from my visit to Good Morning Arizona has lots of tips for toy sorting and storage, as well as cheap ways to store your holiday decorations. Hope this gives you a speedy recovery from your Holiday Hangover. If you are still suffering from the other hangover, try a bacon cheeseburger, a large Coke, and a few Advil. Happy...

Calling All Domestic Divas!

Sojourner Center, a local domestic violence shelter we volunteer with, is throwing a Housewarming Party to collect donations of household items. These items will be given to women as they are leaving the shelter and starting their new lives. In an effort to collect kitchenware, we are hosting a Pampered Chef show. All the items collected, plus all the free product we earn as the “hostess” will be brought to the Party. Could you help us fill Amanda’s car with donations? Helping is super easy! A donation of $75 can be made over the phone to Amanda (602-705-3144) to order our Sojourner Set, the order will be delivered to the Housewarming Party, and you will receive a tax donation receipt in the mail. That will purchase a glass mixing/measuring bowl, 2 sets of measuring cups (liquid and dry), and a large scraper. And, because they are Pampered Chef, all the products are super durable (great for homes...