don't stress the mess

About the Viva® Vantage Paper Towels  - This towel stretches—that’s why it scrubs so well - The stretch delivers scrubbing power - Viva® Vantage* Towels are made with a revolutionary V-Flex* Weave, which provides stretch that helps deliver great scrubbing power. - Great Scrubbing power for everyday messes - Sponge-like absorbency helps you soak up major spills

It’s back-to-school time, and Joseph was thrilled to start back up with preschool. (I, however, am choking back tears.) Summer vacation may be over, but I’m so thankful for all the happy memories we made.

About the Viva® Vantage Paper Towels  - This towel stretches—that’s why it scrubs so well - The stretch delivers scrubbing power - Viva® Vantage* Towels are made with a revolutionary V-Flex* Weave, which provides stretch that helps deliver great scrubbing power. - Great Scrubbing power for everyday messes - Sponge-like absorbency helps you soak up major spills

Joseph has a blast in the kitchen, but mama confession time: Sometimes I don’t let him bake with me because of the inevitable mess. I know, terrible.

But that’s what grandmas are for, right? This summer, we were able to spend a couple of weeks visiting family, and my mom was constantly coming up with creative (and usually messy) activities. I think they baked five batches of brownies in the course of three days.

Messes do not phase this woman.

About the Viva® Vantage Paper Towels  - This towel stretches—that’s why it scrubs so well - The stretch delivers scrubbing power - Viva® Vantage* Towels are made with a revolutionary V-Flex* Weave, which provides stretch that helps deliver great scrubbing power. - Great Scrubbing power for everyday messes - Sponge-like absorbency helps you soak up major spills

Let me fill you in on her secret: Paper towels. Growing up, paper towels were always within reach, and she has seriously speedy skills for swiping up spills.

Paper towels aren’t created equal. She gets the good stuff, and now I see why. Viva paper towels are the type of towels where one is enough, even for brownie batter seeping down the counter. They’re stretchy with an almost sponge-like absorbency, which helps soak up major spills and scrub away the stick.

About the Viva® Vantage Paper Towels  - This towel stretches—that’s why it scrubs so well - The stretch delivers scrubbing power - Viva® Vantage* Towels are made with a revolutionary V-Flex* Weave, which provides stretch that helps deliver great scrubbing power. - Great Scrubbing power for everyday messes - Sponge-like absorbency helps you soak up major spills

Since I clean up about five billion spills a day, I was giddy at the thought of getting my hands on the new Viva Vantage Towels. (Hi, I’m Kayla and I have two free-spirited little boys and one disaster of a dog.) They’re made with a “V-Flex Weave,” which helps makes them super stretchy. If you have little people who are prone to spills, try these. I’ve scrubbed away sticky medicine that found its way puddled on my floor and soaked up vegetable oil in seconds. (I think both of those spills happened within two minutes of each other. My life, people. My life.)

About the Viva® Vantage Paper Towels  - This towel stretches—that’s why it scrubs so well - The stretch delivers scrubbing power - Viva® Vantage* Towels are made with a revolutionary V-Flex* Weave, which provides stretch that helps deliver great scrubbing power. - Great Scrubbing power for everyday messes - Sponge-like absorbency helps you soak up major spills

I’m still learning that whole don’t stress the mess lesson that my mom has so amazingly mastered. Maybe part of that is just having the right tools to swipe up messes so I can get back to making memories. 

This post was sponsored by Viva Vantage and Walmart, but thoughts, of course, are my own.

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18 thoughts on “don't stress the mess

  1. I am one that stresses over messes. I have tried to lighten up now that we have boys and I know they will be creating some big ones over the years!

  2. I loved your post. So often with our kids, we avoid involving them because of the time and mess involved; but they love it so much. Your ideas and perspective were right on! Especially about your mom – as a grandma too, I would like to learn from her. And in away I did – through you. Thanks!

  3. I am so glad your son got to spend some time baking with grandma this summer. Those are precious moments! I hear ya about the paper towels. There are a few things I don’t skimp on like paper towels and garbage bags. You get what you pay for.

  4. We are so waste conscious that I really value a good paper towel. Time with grandma is so special. What a blessing your son enjoyed much of it this summer.

  5. I’m a total mess stresser. lol When my kids enter the kitchen, my blood pressure goes up because I just KNOW I’m going to spend an hour cleaning up after them.

  6. My grandma is the same way, she loves to come up with crafts and activities and doesn’t care if there is a mess. Me on the other hand, I need to let loose a bit because it’s those times that create the best memories!

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