Stephanie Pierce and I met through our running husbands--between the two of them, there are more running shoes and split shorts than I can even imagine. I loved her from the moment that she cheerfully ate the lasagna I sort of ruined, pretending that it was just fine. Stephanie and her husband moved away soon after that evening (not related to my cooking skills, just coincidence, promise), so we unfortunately only keep in touch through Facebook. However, since I keep in touch with most of my family and friends through Facebook, we're doing pretty good.
Stephanie has 3 children around Marshall's age. All of them. As in, triplets. This woman carried three babies, labored with three babies, and has raised three babies, all at the same time. I have to admit that when I find myself throwing a mommy pity party about Marshall (not enough sleep, no time for me, tantrums suck, blah blah blah), I think of Stephanie and how she gracefully mothers 3 times as many preschoolers as I do. It's pretty good motivation to stop feeling sorry for myself.
Stephanie is also a Norwex consultant, and she asked me if I would consider trying the products and blogging about it.
She had me at chemical free.
She had Marshall at surprise in the mail.
Marshall decided to wear his Spiderman costume (because, isn't that what you wear when you clean?), and we went to town with some Norwex.
Bottom line: This works. Really well.
What I loved the most, though, was the simplicity. Take one cloth, add some water, and use it to disinfect any surface--kitchen counters, the stove, bathroom sinks. Another cloth (pictured above) takes care of windows and mirrors. A dust glove...well...dusts. Not only are there no chemicals, but there are no extra glass and surface cleaners or wood polish. No extra piles of reusable rags in the laundry basket, or disposable paper towels. The Norwex material comes with a 2-year warranty and has silver embedded in the cloth, so it disinfects itself. The cloth will not cross contaminate between surfaces and only need to be washed 1-2 times per month. (I wish all my laundry worked that way.)
There's some technology at work to make all this magic happen, and you can read about it on Stephanie's website by clicking right here.
And, because I was sent two Household Packs and only need one, I'm giving one away. One lucky winner will receive the Enviro Cloth, Window Cloth, and Dust Mitt. It's my first ever giveaway, and I even got fancy with a rafflecopter. (I'm crossing my fingers I programmed it correctly, but if not, we'll just pretend it never happened, ok? Seventh-grade lunchroom style.) The giveaway closes June 12 at 11:59PM PDT.
Happy weekend, y'all.