What’s #1 In My Spring Cleaning Toolkit, and Why!

Spring cleaning is something we all have to do, so it's important to get the right gear for it! Here's what is number one in our spring cleaning toolkit, ESPECIALLY, in a house overrun with little feet and paws. #ad #TheLibmanCompany #EmbraceLifesMesses

I don’t know about you, but this here house is overrun with little feet and paws!

Even though our chickens don’t come into the house, they are also a part of our spring cleaning! After all, we raised them in the basement under heat lamps. It’s mud season in New England and some of us.. cough cough (DES).. don’t always remember to take our dirty boots off after coming inside! Today is both raining and snowing and it’s just one of those days in which you have to throw open the curtains and make the best of it. Every now and then I get a cleaning whim. Mind you, this is rare, but that’s why I need The Libman Company. They know their way around cleaning products, and I need that!

I need anything that makes spring cleaning easier, and since The Libman Company is a family-owned company, and 120-years-old (!!), their USA-made brooms, brushes, mops, and cleaning tools are pretty awesome. There are a lot of messes in my life. I have two pets and two kids who seem to do a lot of damage with their feet and paws around here. Without fail!

Spring cleaning is something we all have to do, so it's important to get the right gear for it! Here's what is number one in our spring cleaning toolkit, ESPECIALLY, in a house overrun with little feet and paws. #ad #TheLibmanCompany #EmbraceLifesMesses

Spring cleaning is something we all have to do, so it's important to get the right gear for it! Here's what is number one in our spring cleaning toolkit, ESPECIALLY, in a house overrun with little feet and paws. #ad #TheLibmanCompany #EmbraceLifesMesses

That’s why the best item in my spring cleaning toolkit is my Tornado Mop. This is America’s bestselling mop, which I actually didn’t know! I can see why, though, because my kids love it too. For real, I caught them both dancing with it.

If danceability isn’t a top-selling point, I don’t know what is! (sorry for the blur, but can’t resist:)

The Tornado’s larger mop head covers 50% more surface area. The three green bands prevent tangling. And, the polyester yarn resists odor-causing bacteria. The Tornado Mop is ideal for any surface, and I rather love that. We seem to have a lot of messes around here, and spring is probably when you notice it the most. It’s more light and fresher air and definitely more dirt! I never thought I’d prefer the days of snow melting onto the floors, but the dirt seems endless. Luckily, I have just what we need to make this house cleaner and fresher. Our Tornado Mop is easy to use, and highly effective.

What else could you need for spring?

Spring cleaning is something we all have to do, so it's important to get the right gear for it! Here's what is number one in our spring cleaning toolkit, ESPECIALLY, in a house overrun with little feet and paws. #ad #TheLibmanCompany #EmbraceLifesMesses

Spring cleaning is something we all have to do, so it's important to get the right gear for it! Here's what is number one in our spring cleaning toolkit, ESPECIALLY, in a house overrun with little feet and paws. #ad #TheLibmanCompany #EmbraceLifesMesses

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Which Libman Mop is your favorite? Do you ever dance with your mop?

Cosmic Brownies (How to Make Those Super Fudgy Brownies)

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.

Confession time. I was raised on Little Debbie snacks.

Don’t get me wrong – I had a super healthy childhood. We ate egg whites and vegetables and snacks from the co-op, rather than the supermarket. My parents did a great job, but something happened in my teen years. I was growing faster than I could handle. Always a late bloomer, I went from 4’11” to 5’6″ rather quickly. And I’ve always been underweight. The amount of food I used to eat! My sister will tell you about me eating boxes of Little Debbie Nutty Bars or Cosmic Brownies, plus polishing off a bowl of microwave popcorn, and sometimes all at once. I’m more about balance these days.

Or rather, I mostly always was, but teenage growth spurts are rough.

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.

I LOVE Cosmic Brownies. They’re fudgy and full or rainbows. What more could you want? I’m not into the million ingredients, though. And this is not preachy – holy cow it isn’t. I love junk food and I love healthy food, and personally I don’t believe there are good and bad foods. There’s just balance. That said, I’m a supertaster and when something has too many ingredients or chemicals, it doesn’t taste right to me. Enter this recipe. I added brownie mix to the recipe, but only because I know this will work and isn’t difficult. I generally make mine from scratch. If you know how to make super fudgy brownies from scratch, then I first recommend that. Do whatever it takes to get yourself some fudgy cosmic brownies! And FAST!

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.
These “homemade” cosmic brownies are easy to make and kids will love helping you in the kitchen!

Ingredients:

1 box of fudge brownies
2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
Mini M&M’s or M&M’s

Instructions:

1 – Prepare brownies according to directions, or make from scratch if you know a fudgy recipe!

2 – Bake for 20 minutes and then set on counter to cool

3 – Prepare the fudge topping by heating up the heavy whipping cream in a sauce pan on medium heat. Add the chocolate chips and keep stirring until completely melted and smooth

4 – Pour on top of brownies and smooth it out using a spatula

5 – Sprinkle M&M’s on top! Set in the fridge for an hour before serving

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.
These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.
These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.

What was your favorite childhood Little Debbie snack?

These Cosmic Brownies are just like the ones I fell in love with as a kid. They're the perfect mix of fudgy and fun - and so easy to make. They'll be a hit at every party.