Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle – The vinegar will help wash away loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and removes musty odor.
How To Always Have a Clean House ~ This is pretty close to my cleaning schedule, but I love the added monthly cleaning duty. and I usually skip the dusting until we have company coming over :) This just might help me keep a cleaner home!
How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such. And I'm sure you could put in food dye before its frozen to color it like the ice block in the photo.