I’ve been absent for a few days from my blog posts, but I’ve been working behind the scenes on my blog to make it better, more efficient, and more interesting. Changes will be coming in the future so I hope you’ll stick around to take a look! But today I want to do some catching up on my Gratitude posts. I have days 8-11 to cover, so without further ado…
Day 8: Favorite color. Without a doubt, yellow. I love a nice, soft pale yellow. I find it calming and soothing, and so pretty to look at. Yellow roses are my favorite flower. Yellow and navy blue with the colors of our wedding. Our master bathroom is yellow. I just can’t seem to get enough of it.
Day 9: Inspiring person. I couldn’t choose just one for this post, so I had to go with both of my parents. They have been through so much together, and separately. I would be remiss if I didn’t find them inspiring. They are the best parents anyone could ask for. They went through it all and never wavered. They are the epitome of in sickness and in health, and I could not have asked for better role models in my life.
Day 10: Nature. This one was a fun one. When we moved into our house in July the first to welcome us were the turkeys! When we moved in these 2 families were little babies. And now, as you can see, they’re grown! You can’t tell which ones are the parents any more. Over the past few months we have counted up to 25 at one time, but there may be more. It has been a bit of an adjustment going from the 3rd floor of a condo unit with multiple buildings to our own back (and front) yard where this is a regular occurrence. This was the first time I’ve seen the turkeys in awhile though. I think they may know Thanksgiving is right around the corner…
Day 11: Something old. This is my grandmother’s chest. I’ve loved it since I was a little girl. I think it’s because of the yellow roses on the front of it (see day 8). When we bought the new house, we acquired this to help decorate/store things in.
My grandparents were pretty heavy smokers, so when I obtained this chest I had some clean-up to do. The tar and nicotine on it was pretty thick, not to mention the dust since it had been in their basement for well over 30 years. I tried clorox wipes, but the amount of grime on it was to much for them. Since this is an old chest, and I didn’t want to ruin the finish or anything, I did my research on the internet to find the best product to do the job. The was one product that most people seemed to recommend: Kotten Klenser. I bought some and it worked wonderfully. Sadly I don’t have a before or during picture (I did this on my hiatus from blogging, and didn’t think about the pictures) but I can say it worked wonders! I’ll leave the details of the tar and nicotine dripping off the chest to your imagination (it was pretty nasty), but after the chest was shinier and brighter than before!
So if you have some old furniture that need fixing up, consider Kotten Klenser. You won’t be disappointed. If you do use it I would love to see your before and after pictures, considering I slacked on mine.
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