September 19, 2016

Timesaving Tips with Swiffer & Febreze and Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup

School is back in session and fall is almost here. That means it's a great time to get your home refreshed before the holidays. Tackle those organization projects and give your home a mini makeover! 
Be sure to check out my recipe and giveaway below. 

As a busy Mama with two young girls, whenever I can save time and energy with something, I do it!
I have two products I wanted to share with y'all today that not only save me time but help me to relax and enjoy my favorite fall season! 

Febreze Air Effects and Fabric Refresh

If you have kids, or pets, or heck husbands with stinky socks {or all three like me} then you know how handy air fresheners and fabric refreshers are. I love Febreze sprays for a quick spritz to eliminates those stinky smells all over the house! 

Swiffer WetJet

Where has this product been my whole life?!
The new Swiffer WetJet mop for wood floors is easy to use and cleans my grimy floors in minutes {with no streaks}! No more mop buckets, water, spills, and messes!
Talk about a time saver!

Speaking of timesavers- how about a timesaving recipe? 
Scroll down for my Chicken and Rice Soup recipe cooking in the slow cooker. This 'fix it and forget it' soup is perfect for those days when you don't want to have to slave over the stove at the end of the day and make dinner. Slow cookers are great timesavers-  and some even say lifesavers!
With all the time I saved with Swiffer and Febreze products, I actually have time to read and relax at home instead of cleaning and cooking all day! What a welcome change!
Happy Fall Y'all!

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  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 8oz pkg mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 cups chicken broth, plus more if needed to thin soup


  1. Add all ingredients except for the broth to a large slow cooker.
  2. Pour broth over the top. 
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. 
  5. Remove bay leaves and discard.  
  6. Remove chicken thighs, shred or dice, and mix back into the soup in the slow cooker.
  7. If the soup is too thick add more broth as needed.
  8. Scoop into bowls and serve warm.

Dice up all your veggies or save even more time by 
buying pre-chopped veggies at the grocery store. 
Any mushrooms will work for this recipe but my favorite are meaty Baby Bellas.
Originally I planned on using wild rice for this soup but when my store was out I decided to use brown rice. I love how it turned out!
I am a fan of rich dark meat so in most of my soups I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
You could easily substitute chicken breasts.
Add all your ingredients to a large slow cooker.
I cover with chicken broth. I used almost two boxes. 
Stir well to combine. 
Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours. 
Remove bay leaves and discard.  
Remove chicken thighs, shred or dice, and mix back into the soup.
If the soup is too thick add more broth.
Scoop into bowls and serve warm. 
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This review was made possible by iConnect Influencer Management, Febreze and Swiffer was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. Start from the top to the bottom! Don't make yourself clean a spot over again! Oh and add some music for a fun time!

  2. I like to de-clutter as I go. So I make a collection box to donate while I'm cleaning.

  3. A time saving tip is to go through closets room by room and get rid of things you no longer use.

  4. Having 5 dogs, clean floors aren't always a reality. This swiffer set would bring this
    dream back to reality....

  5. Buy those orange garbage bags that look like jack-o-lanterns. Then let the kids fill them up with leaves off your lawn. It's a great and fun way to get the lawn raked up!

  6. I save time by including whole family to help! Reduce, recycle and re-use. I encourage them to get rid of what we are not using! Less clutter.

    Lori Jackson

  7. I like to clean and get rid of things we know we won't use again at the same time. If we leave it by the curb, someone will pick it up who can use it or the garbage men will take it on trash day.

  8. Clean at night when everyone is asleep 👍👍👍

  9. Try to clean one room at a time, this way you don't get overwhelmed.

  10. One time cleaning tip is do NOT bounce fro, room to room. Think of the job as small projects and get each one done before moving onto the next.
    ellen beck on form

  11. I do one load of laundry per day so it doesn't pile up. Start it in the morning and have it done by night!

  12. I clean different things on different days that way nothing gets piled up.

  13. I clean one room completely each day.

  14. grab a large bag or laundry basket and round up everything in one room that doesn't belong there. spend the next day putting the items away in their rightful locations. doing that with one room per day or even per week will have the house clean in no time!

  15. Heather Hayes PanjonSeptember 23, 2016 at 4:31 AM

    My Tip Is To Focus On One Room A Day.

  16. I have my daily chores and I have weekly chores, helps me stay on a schedule and keeps everything clean. Love your tye dye shirt by the way :)

  17. I have a rotation of chores and when I do it I do all the rooms. If I get out the mop then I mop all rooms not just one.


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