You can certainly tell that Spring is here with a quick glance at my favorites this week! I am sharing a delicious taco meat alternative from Simple Bites, a guide from Real Simple on how to clean your outdoor spaces, a fresh playlist from Inspired Room and my DIY Glass Cleaning Spray Recipe from my website. Enjoy!

This taco meat alternative from Simple Bites was such a hit in our home! Tacos are always a favorite and I love sneaking in some extra protein and stretching out the amount of beef too. I made a double batch for leftovers.

via Simple Bites

Don’t forget to give your outdoor patio or deck a good cleaning before the weather heats up and summer is on us. Real Simple gives some quick tips and ideas to spruce up that space in no time. 


I absolutely love a good playlist and this Spring playlist from Melissa over at The Inspired Room is an easy, breezy one for the season. While you are over there, take a peek at all the fun posts and ideas she shares too. 

via The Inspired Room

If your windows are in need of a good cleaning, my DIY Glass Cleaning Spray is one of the easiest and most effective DIY cleaners you can make. Give it a try!

DIY Glass Cleaning Spray

I’m loving the Simple Shortcuts series – see all the posts here. I’ll be sharing my favorites and gathering yours on Instagram and sharing them here as a free printable with all the tips at the end of the series. It’s going to be really fun and helpful with a community feel. Make sure you’re following along! 

A couple Clean Mama Items:

Did you see the Summer Quarterly?  It’s one of my favorite things on the site – a quiet approach to homekeeping and an invitation to slow down. I share my top secret Chicken Salad recipe and other tips for a refreshing summer. Check it out here.  

I just added TWO new sets of towels to the Clean Mama Shop. I love bringing you the highest quality of kitchen and cleaning cloths and these will not disappoint. The Kitchen & Pantry Towels are great for hand towels and a quick clean up.

Kitchen & Pantry Towels – 3 pack 

I love flour sack towels and am excited to bring you this subtle aqua stripe. You’ll love these large lint-free multi-purpose towels – use them for cleaning, washing windows, drying dishes, hand towels, wrapping gifts, and so much more.

Aqua Stripe Flour Sack Towels – 4 pack

Four new essential oil blends hit the shop a couple weeks ago – did you grab one, two, or all four?  Check them out here. I loved working on these blends and am so pleased to bring you delightful and pure essential oil blends. A lot of you have reached out wondering where I got them from – Plant Therapy manufactured them for me.

Just a heads up – I have a summer sale coming to the shop next week – get ready!