Gill Family

Isn't this a beautiful family?  Well this beautiful family could really use some help right now.  Matasha is my supermom!  With ten children, she is the most organized efficient and calmest person I know! And Kenny, well I've worked with him for the last 5 years and he truly is one of the good guys!

"Kenny and Matasha Gill are the parents of 10 children, his hers and theirs. They were in a horrible wreck this past week and both have bad injuries. Matasha's 'Nanny' lost her life. They had their 3 month old son with them at the time, but thank God he was uninjured. The Gills live in Neosho Missouri. It is going to take several months for both to even begin to heal and need all the help they can get.

All we can really ask is that you pray for this beautiful family.  However, if you have the ability GoFundMe has an account set up to help cover some of the expenses they are going to endure during this horrific time.  Click here to be directed to that page. 

 Accident on Southwest Missouri highway claims one life

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 8:07 PM MDT


On 07-16-14 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a traffic accident at Missouri Highway AA and I-49. Upon arrival and investigation, it was determined that a tractor-trailer, driven by a Hiawatha, Kansas man, was traveling northbound on I-49 and exited at AA Highway. The tractor-trailer was then proceeding northbound across Highway AA heading toward the northbound on-ramp of Highway AA. A Ford SUV, driven by a Neosho, Missouri man, was traveling westbound on Highway AA at that same time. The SUV was unable to get stopped in time and struck the side of the tractor-trailer. All four occupants in the SUV were transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Two of those occupants were transported by helicopter and two by ambulance. Those transported by ambulance were a 32-year-old female and 3-month-old male. Two helicopters were landed at the scene of the accident and they transported a 32-year-old male and 91-year-old female.

The three adults sustained significant injuries and were being admitted to Freeman West Hospital for care. The 3-month-old child was un-injured in the accident and released at the hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer refused medical treatment on scene and was reported to be un-injured.

It has been confirmed by Freeman West Hospital that Ms. Lucille Harris passed away Thursday at 3:37 p.m., due to the injuries she sustained in the accident.  Ms. Harris was 91 years old and was a passenger in the SUV that was being driven by Kenneth Gill.   Mr. Gill and is currently in critical condition and is being treated for his injuries at Freeman West Hospital.  His wife Virginia Matasha Gill is responsive and in stable condition."

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SteamMachine Plus

It's been awhile since I have been able to actually sit down at the computer for more than a few seconds so I figured I would squeeze in some time today and tell you about my new mop.  Then, it's off to the pool with the kids!

About a month ago I received the HomeRight SteamMachine Steam Mop.  (Say that three times fast!)  But in all seriousness, I couldn't be happier with it!  It's way better than my high dollar name brand, you know the one that's on tv a million times a day!  The SteamMachine Steam mop is super easy to store and use plus it comes with attachments so I can use it anywhere in the house! 

I'm only going to highlight a few of my favorite features because this mop can do it all!
- First the water reservoir comes off the mop so I can fill it right from the sink rather than making a mess! 
 - The handle folds down making it super easy to store and it even fits in my cleaning closet!  I love that the kids can't get it out and start playing with it!
- It heats up in less than 30 seconds AND only produces steam when you push the button which is great because I don't have to worry about it ruining my floor when I turn it off.
-The blue part comes off of the main stand up component which gives so many more options for the rest of the house!  The mop comes with several attachments so that little handheld thing works great on my ENTIRE house, including the bathrooms and highchairs!  Oh I love using it on the highchairs and TOYS! 
-And my final FAVORITE feature.... The mop head uses a reusable cloth that once I'm done I just toss in the washer and use over and over again!

The only thing I found a little frustrating is I have a HUGE house, so the cord isn't quite long enough to do an entire room without an extension cord.  Other than that, I absolutely love this mop!!!  Be sure to check it out on their website!


Product Specifications:
Included in Box:
  • Detachable Steamer
  • Steamer Frame
  • Mop Head
  • Carpet Glider
  • (2) Microfiber Mop Pads
  • Squeegee/Fabric Steamer
  • Cotton Bonnet for Squeegee/Fabric Steamer
  • Small Nylon Brush
  • Large Nylon Brush
  • Angled Jet Nozzle
  • Grout Brush
  • Scraper
  • Straight Adaptor
  • Measuring Cup
  • 205 degree F steam
  • 20 Minute Run Time
  • Heats Up in 30 Seconds
  • 12 Ounce Water Tank
  • 1500 Watts
  • 120 Volts
  • 16 Foot Cord
  • UL Safety Listed

I received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers.