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Hi, my name is Jessica May. I’m a mom of 7 crazy kiddos, baker, blogger, and much more! I love Swimming in the river, hiking the Hill Country, paddling, tubing, surfing, flying, and spending time with my family at home or on the road. We live on a small farm in Boerne, Texas. We have lots of animals, and we love to garden. We are passionate about conservation and sustainable living and farming practices.

Using Only What We Need with Brawny® Tear-A-Square® I Hill Country Homestead Texas

Using Only What We Need with Brawny® Tear-A-Square® I Hill Country Homestead Texas

Thank you Brawny® Tear-A-Square® for sponsoring this post. Think of all the ways you can Put a Square There!

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Keeping up with pet, toddlers, and teenagers is always fast-paced and usually pretty messy. Even amid fast-paced life, I make sure to slow down and teach the kids the importance of doing their part to be mindful stewards of every aspect of life. It is a critical characteristic I want them each to know well. The tiny little choices we make every day can have a lasting effect in the grand scheme of things. Being a mindful consumer, a cautious groundskeeper and educating ourselves about certain things in the household is all part of making conscious choices. We do like to make better choices when and wherever we can. 

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Over the years, we have gradually, as a family, come to believe that less is always more. I am often re-evaluating household products, their uses and effectiveness, and making a change for the better. In this ongoing journey, I am continually finding new solutions to old problems. With Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels, we don’t have to waste more paper towels than what we need, and the sheets are portioned into just the right size for every mess.


Tough spills and stains, especially of the pet variety, require vigorous cleaning, maximum absorbency, and disposability! With animal accidents, I am not trying to wash it! Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels prompts me to stop and consider how much paper towel each mess and spill needs. 


It helps to remind me to take less when the paper towels have perforated lines on them. If Bitsy needs a small cleanup and Koda needs a bigger cleanup,Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels allow me to divide and conquer large or small messes easily. For really tough spills,Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels have a sheet size that let you use just what you need without the waste.


With three different sheet options, various messes get different treatment. The strength of Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels is vital when it comes to cleaning up after the dogs. Muddy paws run deep, and I love that I can reduce my use when it’s just a drop by using the quarter sheet. With each dog’s mess being a different size, my paper towels cater to each one with a personalized square. Bitsy is small, and her messes are, too!  I don't always need a whole sheet of paper towels to clean up her mess. The bigger dogs almost always need a full sheet of paper towel and that is ok! Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels tear off into full, half, and quarter sizes to handle each dog’s mess. Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels give you the strength of Brawny® and the flexibility to make better choices when it comes to life’s messes and household cleaning.

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