You Cook, I Clean

You Cook, I Clean


Anybody who has ever eaten at our house knows who wears the apron in the family. Even if you ask my kids who is most responsible for setting off the smoke alarm, they’ll say “Mom!”. That’s okay though because it has all been a devious plot since the very beginning when I found out that my man knows his way around the kitchen. Why would anyone in their right mind NOT let someone else do most of the cooking?

There is a pitfall though… To get to this point, I had to implement the “You cook, I’ll clean” tactic.

Yes, I know. Cleaning isn’t any fun but it sure is easier than cooking. There isn’t any thought or planning involved. What I’ve learned is that I can’t be frugal when it comes to cleaning supplies. Well… I can… And I do… Then I regret it.

Take for instance the last batch of bacon we made. I have found that less quality cleaners don’t cut the grease very well. Or if I’m doing A LOT of dishes, my hands are ripped up so bad that even lotion doesn’t help. So for times like these, I use higher quality products.

I have used products that include lotion in the detergent and that makes a difference but my latest is to use more natural, but not chemically harsh, Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid. I’ve used and like other Seventh Generation products so it comes as no surprise to me that these work well. Even after washing nonstop Thanksgiving dishes, my hands felt normal. My mom said she often wears rubber gloves but not me. I have enough dexterity issues that wearing gloves while washing dishes just makes me feel fumbly.

I was thrilled to be invited by MyBlogSpark to participate in a giveaway of a package of these fantastic products. If you already use Seventh Generation, I would like to hear what your favorite Seventh Generation cleaning product is. If you haven’t, which do you think you would like to try?

This is my first attempt at using Rafflecopter for my giveaway so please understand if I need to make adjustments! There is only one required entry and everything else is optional but you have to make a comment on the post that says you entered!

The prize pack includes all the items you see in the photo!

For more information on Seventh Generation products, visit their website, or find them on Facebook and Twitter. And if you love sweepstakes, be sure to check out Seventh Generation’s “Nature Makes Perfect Scents” sweepstakes!


About Nicole

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

9 comments on «You Cook, I Clean»

  1. JC says:

    I like Lavender Floral and Mint scent the most

  2. Great giveaway. Lavender is my favorite.

  3. TXsunlover says:

    I think I would like Lemongrass & Clementine Zest scent the best.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  4. bison61 says:

    Lavender Floral and Mint sounds great

    tiramisu392 (at)

  5. Oooh the Lemongrass & Clementine Zest! Yum!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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