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DIY Glass Stove Top Cleaning Paste

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DIY Glass Stove Top Cleaning PasteI think glass stove tops get a bad rap. I know many, many people who swear by their gas cooktop and would never even consider an electric stove but we had a gas range in our last house for 10 years and I personally didn't find anything special about it. I did however hate cleaning the grates. It's just so involved and you have to take so much apart. Ok, ok, I know there are just two steps to taking apart a gas cooktop, but still.

When we built our new house here in Minnesota, we had the option of "upgrading" to a gas stove, but for a non-cookist (yes, totally made-up word) like me, I didn't think having a gas range was worth the extra cost. Plus, the thought of cleaning those grates again just made me ughhhh. 

The biggest complaint with glass cooktops is boil overs. But ya know what? We had our fair share of boil overs with our gas range so it's not like they don't happen on gas cooktops. 

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So if you have a glass cooktop, this probably looks very familiar. If you have the right tools though, it's actually a breeze to clean up. I swear.

The little bottle of cleaner that comes with your electric range is not part of the right tools. In my opinion it's useless and just makes a big smeary mess.

There is a cleaning paste made by a direct sales company that works awesome. However, it's so stinkin' expensive. Since the ingredients were easy to find and I'm all about DIY cleaners, I recreated the cleaning paste for a fraction of the cost. 

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Copycat LUSH In-Shower Exfoliating Lotion Bars

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Copycat recipe for in-shower exfoliating lotion bar that will do wonders for dry winter skin! Winter in the Midwest can feel like forever. And it takes a toll on your skin. It's always the backs of my hands and from my knees down that get it the worst. I should probably wear gloves more often and stop going to the gym every day in my workout capris because exposed skin during the winter months is a big no-no. 

A few years ago my youngest sister-in-law introduced me to a store at the mall that specialized in natural body care products. I fell in love with these products, especially their in-shower exfoliating lotion bar, but holy heck that stuff gets expensive. This year, I decided to make my own. 

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White IKEA EKTORP Furniture Review + Must-Have Care Essentials

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IKEA EKTORP sofa review! If you are on the fence about this affordable furniture, or even on the fence about white the white slipcovers, check out this review! www.whatroseknows.com

Ok guys, it's been over 3 months now that we've had our white IKEA EKTORP sofa and love seat so it's time for me to do a review. I know our friends and family probably thought we were a little nuts to have white furniture in our living room, and honestly I had no idea how they would hold up, but as affordable as these two pieces are ($399 for the sofa, $379 for the love seat), it was worth a shot. Plus, I knew I could always replace the slipcovers with a different color for cheap ($49 for the sofa, $39 for the love seat). 

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Best Ever Bathroom Cleaning Secret

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Raise your hand if you hate cleaning the bathroom. More specifically, the toilet. 

And if you have boys at home, especially young ones, I'm sure cleaning the toilet includes you having a look of complete disgust on your face the entire time all while saying to yourself, "How on Earth did it get dirty there? Or there? Or THERE!?!". You moms out there with multiple young boys at home, I feel for ya. Until they perfect their aim, cleaning the toilet is always going to be frustrating because no matter what, the seat hinge is always going to look gross. 

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