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Cleaning Day

by Meghann on July 24, 2011

Now, let me ask you…

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Is there anything sexier than watching your man sing, dance, and clean the floors at the same time?

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I thought not. πŸ˜‰

(Oh, and Hilda (Hi Derek’s Mom!), if you’re reading this – Derek wants to say how much he LOVES the Shark Steam Vac you gave him for his birthday. He’s a fan. πŸ™‚ )

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Today was about as laid back as they come. We spent all morning in bed finishing Hall Pass (cute, funny movie – worth the $1 RedBox fee) then headed out to the mall and Publix to run a few errands.

I was finally able to pick up the extended battery pack I’ve been lusting after for my HTC Evo.

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I love my Evo to death, but the battery life isn’t the best. With as much as I use my phone for e-mails, blog stuff, twitter, Facebook, text messaging, and making actual calls, the original battery wasn’t even able to make it to the afternoon most days. The expanded battery pack is twice the size of the original, which should supposedly give me a full 24 hours of charge. Fingers crossed!

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Now I just need a new phone cover to accommodate the extra junk in the trunk. πŸ˜‰

I was famished after grocery shopping, so I quickly made a snack plate for lunch.

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Apple slices with Naturally Nutty Vanilla Peanut Butter

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Carrot Sticks with Hummus

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The last three Sami’s Bakery Cinnamon Pita Chips

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We spent the majority of the afternoon cleaning. Derek worked on the floors, while I tidied up everything else. It was a team effort. πŸ™‚

I took a break for some pretzels at one point.

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Sunday night is homemade pizza night around here!

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Publix Pizza Dough (on sale this week!), marinara sauce, yellow squash, black olives, roasted red peppers, and lots of mozzarella.

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Can’t forget the fresh basil!

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I had two slices hot out of the oven.

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The fresh basil really made the pizza. πŸ™‚

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Three pieces of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Brittle for dessert.

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I picked up Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows today and am about to settle into the movie with a big much of hot tea and a snuggle puppy on my lap.

Good Night! πŸ™‚

1 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm

A man cleaning and holding a baby at the same time is even sexier πŸ™‚ I love seeing guys hold kids for some reason!
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2 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm

i LOVE when my husband cleans for me – it doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I fall a little bit more in love.
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3 Molly July 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I need that vaccum. and those pizzas. YUM!
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4 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs July 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Harry Potter, tea and a puppy sound like the PERFECT night in <3
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5 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Everybody on the blog world did spring cleaning today!
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6 Amanda July 24, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Your post has made me very hungry!!
And agreed – a cleaning man is very sexy!
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7 Kath July 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Please let us know how the battery goes!!

8 Meghann July 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Will do! I met someone at a blog conference last weekend who was RAVING about it, so I’m hoping for a positive outcome. πŸ™‚ Do you have problems with the battery on your HTC too?

9 Kath July 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Somewhat. I usually can get to bedtime, but if I’m traveling only to afternoon
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10 Amanda July 24, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Just made homemade pizza myself! πŸ™‚ The Shark Steamer IS amazing isn’t it!? Works sooooo well. xoxo
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11 Elizabeth @reads recipes runs July 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm

That pizza looks AMAZING!! PS I am so jealous of your steam mop. I borrowed a friend’s once and it changed my life! Is it sad that I want to ask for one for my birthday? Haha.

12 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

This is the 3rd blog in a row I’ve read about cleaning, must be a Sunday thing! I’m dying for a steam mop of some sort. Just mopped our entire house today after a weekend with too many drooling dogs in the house and the old school mop and bucket is just so tedious!
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13 Hillary July 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Just saw HP&TDH part 2 for the second time in a week today. Obsessed, much?

Oh, and there are few things that I find sexier than my boyfriend emptying the dishwasher, making the bed, or folding laundry. Weird, right?
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14 Hilary July 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm

I agree…fresh basil DOES make a pizza (or anything else all summer long, for that matter πŸ˜‰ ).
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15 *Andrea* July 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm

derek is so handsome!! πŸ™‚

pizza is a perfect sunday night comforting dish- looks great!

16 Bethany @ More Fruit Please July 24, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I’m very interested in hearing how the battery works out for you! My phone dies pretty consistently every afternoon and its so aggravating!

17 Ash Bear July 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm

That steam vac looks very intriguing- i wonder how it does on hard wood floors? Glad your place is coming together. I’d love to get another tour on the blog soon!
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18 Derek July 25, 2011 at 9:51 am

On the company website it says, “Safe cleaning on hard-floor surfaces – especially hardwood floors” =)

19 Lauren @ Team Giles July 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm

We made pizza tonight too! πŸ™‚
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20 michelle July 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

I need a good cleaning day here. We are getting ready to move overseas in a few short weeks and have so much to do before then including a good deep clean

21 Christine @ BookishlyB July 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Cleaning, singing, and dancing is pretty hot, but would be even better if he had a happy baby strapped in a Baby Bjorn while doing so πŸ˜‰
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22 Mary @ RabbitsandRuns July 24, 2011 at 11:53 pm

That pizza looks delicious!
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23 tiffany July 24, 2011 at 11:53 pm

what is the battery pack for the htc evo??
i have the same exact problem but i just carry my charger with me…thanks!

24 anakovlovic July 25, 2011 at 2:55 am

I love the vacuum and the idea of our man singing and dancing while cleaning! It’s just so cute!

Oh those pieces of heavenly flavored food! Yummm yummm! It made me hungry even after I have just eaten my meal!
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25 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me July 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

Ha, this reminds me of a book I saw in one of those joke shops. It was called “porn for women” and consisted of men cleaning and cooking etc. It was funny.
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26 Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run July 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

The first thing I thought when I saw that pic of Derek was…”man, I want to see my man doing that.” hee!
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27 Lauren July 25, 2011 at 8:23 am

Funny, my husband LOVES our steam mop we got as a house warming gift. I’ve never seen him more excited to clean.

Have a great Monday!
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28 Cait's Plate July 25, 2011 at 8:32 am

I had a snack plate for lunch too – but mine was mostly because we hadn’t gone grocery shopping yet! Snack plates pre and post grocery shop are two very different looking things – haha.
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29 Yolie @ Practising Wellness July 25, 2011 at 9:18 am

Hahaha! I totally hear ya! πŸ˜‰ I totally think it’s sexy when I see my boyfriend holding a baby, or doing something very manly like mountain biking or climbing. Both of those moments = very hot, lol! πŸ˜›
Your eats looks divine! I love relaxing at-home days like that, with just errands and down time πŸ™‚ xyx
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30 greenbean July 25, 2011 at 9:20 am

I’m googling right now for a case to fit the extended battery as well. If you find something, please let me know. the guys at the Sprint store says there isnt a case to fit the junk. i dunno about that

31 Hope July 25, 2011 at 9:29 am

I love when my fiance clean’s! It’s less cleaning for me to do. πŸ˜‰ That pizza looks really good!
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32 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers July 25, 2011 at 9:38 am

Wooo, any time the beau steps into the bathroom armed with Lysol wipes, I know I’m in for a treat. Love it!!
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33 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake July 25, 2011 at 10:25 am

I’m jealous of Derek’s Shark vac… I have one on my wedding registry!
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34 Stacey July 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

Oh man! That phone was my old work phone and it seriously DOES has the WORST battery power! I owned 4 different chargers – one at work, next to my bed, in the car, and an extra – because I needed to have it plugged in ALL THE TIME! If you need an extra, LMK because I still have the chargers.

When I left that job, I reset the phone to factory settings about a week before turning it back in and the battery power lasted FOREVER I think some program on the phone must have been a drain, I’m not positive.
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35 Danielle July 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Those are some tasty looking eats! I would die to have a taste of one of those peanut butter brittles. Yum. πŸ™‚

36 Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count July 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm

The only thing as sexy as a man behind a vacuum is a man behind the stove! If only they knew how easy it was to keep us happy!

37 Kendall (On An Inhale) July 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

That pizza looks UNREAL!!
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38 Kelsey July 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

My husband vaccuumed Saturday! It was so adorable. he also hung some pictures for me. πŸ™‚
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