Fighting Stains in a Vibrant Life with Kids

This post was sponsored by the Maker of OxiClean™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about their White Revive™ Laundry Stain Remover, all opinions are my own.

Within our home, the color white always feels like the right design choice. It’s cool and calm presence can convey a sense of openness and peace.  It matches with nearly everything, highlighting bursts of creativity and pops of unusual color in our space.  And white continues to be the perfect, timeless fashion choice of summer.


I adore my white flowy dresses, and the look and feel of a fluffy bed with crisp white sheets. And perhaps I treasure the ways in which the family linens, vintage pillowcases, and handmade pieces grow in meaning and significance (even more) as the years pass by.

Some may believe that I’ve been overly ambitious in insisting on various shades of white decor over the years.  There was the sectional with acquired stains (that practically told stories) until we tossed it goodbye.  Black Play-Doh, red wine, toddler exploding-art, and the list goes on.  I think that my children have figured out ways to create stains with objects unimagined to do so.

However, all of the unexpected messes that go hand-in-hand with truly living a vibrant life with kids have managed to make me quite the stain removal expert.  My secret?  OxiClean™ White Revive Laundry Stain Remover.


Whether I’m using it to spot-treat a tough stain (like the ink seen below on my daughter’s lovely heirloom-quality dress!); simply brighten and revive articles in the washing machine – or go for the  suggested pre-soaking technique; OxiClean™ in my arsenal makes everything look so much better.


It’s managed to lift iced coffee stains off of my favorite summer whites, and vanish evidence of ice cream on the kiddos’ clothing – true marks of spontaneous summer days as a kid. It allows me to indulge in my penchant for white and bright, while getting full use of our summer wardrobes and go-to entertaining pieces.


Most importantly, OxiClean™ White Revive gives me the reassurance to not think twice about letting my kids focus on the important work inherent in childhood play – wrought with wild and free mess making.