How to Get Brighter Whites


This post was sponsored by the Maker of OxiClean™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about their White Revive™ Laundry Stain Remover, all opinions are my own.

Last Monday, my two-year-old was happily eating a hot dog for dinner. He rushed over to me in excitement to relay his grand achievement of finishing the entire thing (which is a pretty big deal when you’re that little). Before I had time to wipe his hands and face, his tiny arms wrapped around my legs, which just so happened to be clothed in white jeans, and squeezed his ketchup-smeared cheeks and hands on my knees.

I know what you’re thinking. Oh, the horror of having your denim ruined! Why on earth are you wearing white as a mother of small children?!

Well, guess what? I used to be one of those people who thought white clothing and motherhood did not mix. That is until I started using OxiClean™ White Revive™ Stain Remover.

You may have read about my love for their Versatile Stain Remover to get crazy stains out of my toddler boys’ clothes, and I am happy to report their OxiClean™ White Revive™ Stain Remover is a miracle worker on whites. Truly. Not only did it get the ketchup out of my white denim, it gets rid of all the cooking and baking stains I collect from being in the kitchen 70% of the day, AND it revives the sad-looking, dingy whites.

Here’s all you have to do to remove stains and get brighter whites:

1. Mix ½ to 1 scoop of OxiClean™ per gallon of the warmest water recommended by the garment care label.Mix until completely dissolved. Submerge stained or dingy whites in solution.Use ½ scoop for typical stains or 1 scoop for dingy whites and extra tough jobs.

2. Soak for 1-6 hours. More soak time may be required depending on severity of stain or dingy whites. For best results soak for 6 hours.

3. Wash as normal with detergent and OxiClean™.

See how easy that is? It doesn’t have that gross chemical smell of chlorine bleach, and it’s also safe on colors. (I like to use it on colored tees that have murky white stripes­--brightens right up!)

I honestly recommend this product. I’ve been using OxiClean™ products for years, and love each new item I test. Keeps clothes fresh and new-looking. Happy laundering!

How to Get Crazy Stains Out of Toddler Clothes


This post was sponsored by the Maker of OxiClean™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about their Versatile Stain Remover, all opinions are my own.

Hi, friends! How's it going? We've been busy playing and living life the past couple months, which most definitely includes eating brightly colored, juicy foods. That equals brightly colored, juicy stains in our world and on our clothes. Four-year-old and two-year-old boys are fantastic at making messes of their shirts, so I am constantly looking for good laundry products.

I was actually recently looking for an effective stain remover to get rid of some old stains on the boys' lighter tees, and then I heard about OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover. We are big fans of OxiClean in this house, so I was really excited to try it out. (You know you're old when you geek out about cleaning products, am I right?)

Have you noticed how incredibly hard it is to get watermelon juice stains out of shirts? It seems to be my nemesis, since I am awful at soaking stains immediately. I usually get around to it about two days after the initial incident, and watermelon is the devil by that point. Everything else I've tried for spot treating does not work, but this product works like a dream! Fist bump.

Here are the steps I use to get crazy stains out of toddler clothes:

1. Soak the stained clothing in a bowl of warm water mixed with one scoop of OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover for one hour. The packaging recommends up to six hours for tough, old stains.

2. Wash in a warm cycle with regular laundry detergent and another scoop of OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover. Make sure to double rinse! Your mom will be proud.

3. Check for stains when unloading from the wash. If there is a tough one, soak again and repeat the washing cycle. Throw in dryer.

Now, are you ready for the before and after photos? This is always my favorite part.

Above the pocket we have some berry juice. At the center are the watermelon drippings. At the top by the shoulders and on the chest are some gnarly dark chocolate stains. It's a disastrous masterpiece, is it not?

Now for the after. Wait for it, though. Drum roll, please...

Boom! Totally, perfectly clean! Even Matt said to me, "Wow, that stuff actually works really well!" And if it has his stamp of approval, you know it's a good product.

You don't have to use it only on your clothing. It can clean up messes on carpets, upholstered furniture, and more. There are over 101 ways to use OxiClean to get tough stains out, delivering value through versatility and incredible benefits versus detergent alone. There is also a how-to video you can watch on their YouTube channel.

Hope you try out OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover! Be sure to submit your stories to Dear OxiClean if you do, so we can see how you get the junk out of your clothes. Happy laundering!

The Butter Half Shop!


Hi friends! How's it going?

Life has been BIZ-AY! I've been burning the midnight oil, literally and figuratively, over at The Butter Half. Between creating and testing recipes, working on shoots and my new shop, my schedule is full. And so is my heart and soul! I love working on projects and tackling goals.

I met one of my first huge goals and finally launched my Butter Half shop! I sell punny food tees and totes, because those are my main loves in life (beside my family and Netflix).

Aren't they cuuuute? It's a good everyday tee with a little extra summin' summin' and the totes are perfect for your farmer's market hauls this summer.

Would love for you to go check out the shop! Use code MISOHAPPY10 for 10% off your entire purchase. Code valid through Wednesday at 11:59pm PST.

Happy shopping!