Switching out and powering up - Moen Garbage Disposal Moen got in touch with me a few weeks ago and asked if we wanted to try out one of their garbage disposals. Although we replaced our garbage disposal when we redid our kitchen, it was underpowered for what I throw down there. We drink lots of . . .
Have you ever thought about how to clean the air you breathe in your home, not just cover up the stink? The Febreze Air Purifier does just that. We've basically got a small zoo here at our house - 4 dogs, 4 cats and a parrot - not to mention we have four kids too. Two of our dogs are senior . . .
Frankenstein and Football Cake, Candy Mice, Handbags and Cleaning Tips Although I haven't posted much lately - okay, not at all - I have been doing quite a few projects inspired by some Pins from Pinterest. By the way, I've changed the way I post these "pins I've tried" to just include the link . . .
Checking Vintage Furniture for Lead Paint As a person who frequently buys and repaints vintage furniture, I am always worried about lead paint and whether it was used on the piece I'm about to sand and re-paint. Lead is not something I ever want to mess with, let alone get into my lungs. When . . .
The Easy Way to Get Paint off of Hardware Have you ever noticed that it's always the little details that derail a project - like hardware or drawer pulls? I have found that I can paint a dresser, but can't call it done because I haven't reattached the pulls. Usually the pieces have paint caked all . . .
If you have been following this post about the toilet stain that won't die, you will know that I've tried a bunch of things to get rid of the crusty stain around the waterline of one of our toilets. The list of things that didn't work are mentioned in the comments of that post - but in case . . .
Pinterest - how do I love thee? Like my dog loves bacon. Seriously. There are so many really cool ideas on there for saving time, money or natural resources. I just wish I had the time or energy to try them all out. I've been a little busy around here to post about the pins I've tried individually, . . .
The water in our house is very hard. I have hard water stains everywhere. Bathtubs, sinks, showers, countertops, toilets... they are all subject to the ugly stains. I've tried quite a few methods in an attempt to get rid of it, but hadn't found anything that made the task any easier. And then, I . . .
One of my favorite things to do is to go thrifting. I love to thrift for a few reasons, first one being that I truly believe that we should recycle and re-use as much as we can - it's just good common sense. I don't know how many times I've seen perfectly good pieces of furniture left at the curb, . . .
I have an admission to make. (yes, another one) My clothes stink. Well, they did. They stank no matter what I did to get the stink out. I tried numerous laundry detergents - even the expensive HE ones. I used a little soap. I used a lot of soap. I added a little bit bleach to EVERY load - not . . .