Fashion Friday- Spring Uniform

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Patterned Maxi Dress/ Cropped Sweater/ Fringed Sandals/ Tassel Earrings Well it finally feels like spring…almost summer here in New England. Springtime I can’t wait to bust out some spring dresses and colors. Coral always makes me think of spring/summer so today’s outfit has a coral flavor. I adore maxis in the spring, they allow me […]

How to Clean Your Pillows

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Did you know that your pillows can hide dust mites???!!! YUCK!!! So it is very important to clean or replace your pillow periodically. Now most soft fiber (synthetic or down) filled pillows can be washed in the washing machine- check the washing instructions on the pillow tag. The squishy contoured foam ones can’t be washed, […]

Spring Clean: The Bedrooms

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OK so we have cleaned the bedroom closets and have washed the curtains. Now it is time to deep clean the  bedroom. Start from the top and work your way down: dust ceiling fans and  fixtures. dust crown moldings. dust curtain hardware. dust walls. dust furniture. dust all decorative items and picture frames. dust lamps. […]

Spring Cleaning- Washing the Curtains

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Before I deep clean a room I like to take the time to wash the curtains before I  start to dust. For instance I pick a day to I know I can get the cleaning of all the bedrooms out of the way. Before I start to clean I take down all the curtains in the bedrooms and […]

Spring Cleaning: The Closets

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  I always start the Spring Clean of bedrooms with the closets because it can be dusty in there so I don’t want to clean the room and bring dusty stuff out and make it dirty again. Here’s a before shot of one of our closets- Not too too bad. But definitely in need of a […]

April Favorites

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Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer- I had been testing out some other foundations and  I had some interesting results- I’ll post all about my foundation fiasco another time. So I went back to my tried- and-true favorite. I love this stuff, soft and smooth, feels like you don’t have anything on. Light to medium […]

How to Dust

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The correct way to dust is from the top down, this way you don’t get dust on areas you just dusted. And then vacuum the room after dusting. 1. Get out your Swiffer (or other duster) and start with the ceiling- ceiling fans and light fixtures. 2. Then do the crown moldings. 3. Dust walls […]

Cleaning your Air Conditioner the Nontoxic Way

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cleaning the AC Cleaning your Air Conditioner is not the most fun chore, but it is a necessary one. Although it’s not quite time for us to start using the old AC here in New England, it might be in your neck of the woods, so I’m sharing how I keep pour clean the green […]

Spring Cleaning: Window Screens

Spring cleaning: window screens

Although it hasn’t been reflected on the ole blog, I promise I have been busy Spring Cleaning. It has been warm enough to open the windows FINALLY!! But when I opened them to let the fresh air in this week… fresh was not the word I would use for my window screens and sills. YUKCY […]

Spring Accessories- The Look for Less

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I am back with another installment of Look for Less and I have to say I think this may be the best one yet!   I have seen every blogger lately with a Chloe bag and there is no way I can afford that, but I do think I found a nice dupe with this […]