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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Lilly's fetish with Lysol has a forerunner (in She's All That). I am the bleach queen. I love bleach. I love it in the laundry, I love it in the bathroom, I love it in the kitchen. Bleach is my friend.

I have countless pairs of jeans with bleach spots on them, but it only shows my loyalty to my beloved. Where else can you get a huge jug of clean for $1.69 that will make your whole house smell sparkling and inviting? When I go to the grocery store, some women have trouble in the cookie aisle? I can't go down the bleach aisle without seeing what new "flavors" they have.

And yet, my husband still asks me when I get home, "Don't we already have bleach?"

Baby, you can NEVER have enough bleach. Oh and now, I've added Mr. Clean sponges to my list of power buying at the store. Has anyone used these babies? They are amazing, they'll get anything off a wall and they won't take the paint off. They're like Little Cats A-Z in Cat and the Hat Comes Back. Amazing. Oh here's a little study from the DUH department. Just thought it was fun.
Kristin Billerbeck  
posted at 7:21 PM  
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At 1:06 AM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I love the Mr. Clean sponges. My car seats get dirt trapped in them from when the top is down. One drop of water and it looks like someone "messed." ;)

Mr. Clean sponges save they day for my beige, cloth seats.

;) Rachel

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

LOL, Kristin! I love bleach too. But my fav is Pine Sol. Yep, all I need for my house to feel clean is to drop a blob of Pine Sol somewhere, and I'm good to go.

When the kids were young, if they got too sweaty, I'd just dab on a little Pine Sol behind their ears and they were the cleanest smelling kids in town.

Okay, I'm kidding . . . .

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Megan DiMaria said...

Oh, I love Mr. Clean sponges, and I use bleach in all my sinks. I come from a long line of sink bleachers, though - so it's in the genes. :)

At 2:57 PM, Blogger Cara Putman said...

I love pine sol, and my husband hates it. So I break it out en masse when he travels, and in littler doses when he's home. Gotta love that clean smell.

Love the Mr. Clean sponges, too. A life-saver for those of us with kids, but no convertibles :-)

At 7:15 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Mr. Clean sponges were on sale at Target a few weeks ago, 3 packages of four for $7. Can you stand it? I'm glad to see I'm not the only freak out there. : )

At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Ane Mulligan said...

I adore the magic sponges! I haven't found the dirt yet that can hide from one. I love bleach, too, because I'm basically lazy and I HATE housework. I'd much rather be writing, so anything that I can pour on and rinse off is great by me. ;) BTW, I could soak forever in that tub. Beautiful bathroom!

At 12:22 AM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Thanks Ane. That bathroom was the bane of my husband's existance for a year when we built. I wanted that tub, and a door (you know how bathrooms just flow from the master now?) He started telling me that the door was going to be too difficult because my tub took up too much space, and I go, "You build this house around that door." LOL He did. We're still married. : )

At 12:49 AM, Anonymous HolyMama! said...

I'm a fellow bleach lover. I love that burn-the-lungs scent that just screams 'clean!' Today I have my answer about my son's bathroom wall - Mr. Clean sponges. How great! (Why he sees the need to write his name ON THE WALL is beyond me, but at least now I know how to get it off. Thanks!)

At 10:46 AM, Blogger Robin Caroll said...

My name is Robin, and I'm a bleach addict! I LOVE the smell of just signals CLEAN to me! :) And with children, I can't function without Mr. Clean sponges! I KNOW a woman had to invent them. A woman with children, and pets, and a husband! LOL

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Corina Bowen said...

I hate to admit it to this bunch... but I have never used Mr. Clean sponges (ducking in shame)... I will now have to try them!!
I do however love bleach!! I have one secret....... no one knows.... we have a laundry shoot.. well my thrill is to get one big pile and cram it down the shoot with my foot... wierd huh... anyway.. one extremely large pile must have knocked off the bleach bottle in the pile.. I was seperating clothes and found where it leaked out and ate a hole in my hubby's favorite cargo pants!! I threw them away.. took out the trash... and never told a soul! I did however shrug when he one day asked about them.... For Christmas I bought him another pair and a darker one too... guilt no longer eats at me... :-) Still using bleach!!~~ just moved the bottle!

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Lynette Sowell said...

LOL. You and my dh must be long-lost cousins. He's a bleach fiend. I can always tell when he fills the sink and "does" the dish water. My nostrils tingle. And don't wear a nice shirt when scrubbing dishes with his water. :)
Plus he's got this thing for PineSol. I have to say the Sparkling Wave scent is pretty neat. :)

At 10:01 PM, Blogger Camy Tang said...

I like bleach too! It's the only thing that will take out the nasty bacteria that collects in volleyball kneepads and neoprene braces (requirements for aging players like moi and my husband).


At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know that surprises me that parents are more depressed than non parents. I would think that having kids would make you feel like you'd done something to make the world better or accomplished something in life, so that adults w/out kids would feel sort of depressed. But I can totally see the parents being sad when their kids move out, my parents are dealing w/ that right now.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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