16 Summer Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

16 Summer Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

I guess I’m on a cleaning bender right now.  I just thought this article may be of some use to you since I haven’t met a person yet who can say they love to clean; I also don’t know that many people, so I’m sure there is at least one person out there who is just an avid cleaner.  I thought these cleaning tips would come in handy, so I’m sharing the link with you.  It’s from the Better Homes & Garden’s website, so there will be a lot of fluff, but the article itself is useful.  I hope some of these tips help you keep your home sparkling!

http://www.bhg.com/homekeeping/house-cleaning/seasonal/summer-cleaning-tips-281474979572633/?slideId=a2714ae7-2de8-4486-bea9-f1a0d12f0755&utm_source=bhg-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=decorating_080917&did=163714-20170809

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

66 All-Natural Cleaning Solutions

66 All-Natural Cleaning Solutions

Here’s a link to all kinds of different natural cleaning solutions to use in your home in lieu of the caustic over the counter cleaners available at the stores.  I recommend Rocky Mountain Essential Oils for the essential oils, that’s where I buy mine and they have always been of the best quality.   Lemons can be bought anywhere and the rest can be pretty easy to get your hands on.  The article includes affiliate links for things like castile soap, etc.  Anyway, I am big on using natural cleaners, because they are usually simple to use and they are so much more environmentally friendly, not to mention pet friendly.  Not that cleaning is ever fun, but using simple ways to do it might save time and effort while helping out the environment, a win-win in my book!

https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/cleaning/all-natural-cleaning-solutions#lemons-1

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

12 DIY Napkin Rings for Any Occasion

12 DIY Napkin Rings for Any Occasion

I love these ideas.  If you are big into dinner parties or hosting family get-togethers, then this is for you.  There are some really great ideas here to make these napkin rings; all seem easy and fun to do.  And, they are cheap so added bonus.  I hope these ideas come in handy for your next dinner party.

https://www.thespruce.com/diy-napkin-rings-4126779?utm_campaign=artcraftsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10153774&utm_term=

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

14 DIYs to Get Your Patio Ready for Summer

14 DIYs to Get Your Patio Ready for Summer

Even though we are half way through summer (can you believe that, how time flies!), here are some really great ideas on sprucing up your patio.  The whole outdoor living craze is still going on, so join in and do some of these projects and really make your patio stand out and be an extension of your home.  Go for it!

https://www.thespruce.com/get-patio-ready-for-summer-1104002?utm_campaign=artcraftsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10115897&utm_term=

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

10 Creative DIY Backyard Fire Pits

10 Creative DIY Backyard Fire Pits

When I saw this, I knew I had to share it with you.  I know there’s this big thing  about outside living now and making your patio into an outside living room.  I think it’s a great idea, but some of the furniture and fixtures are expensive.  So, when I saw that these were DIY, I knew it was for this blog.  They are all really great ideas and seem to be quite affordable to complete.  So, if you into the whole outside living thing, pick one out and have at it!  I mean who doesn’t love the idea of a fire pit in their backyard.

https://www.thespruce.com/diy-backyard-fire-pits-4142011?utm_campaign=artcraftsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=10054058&utm_term=

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

12 Incredible Furniture Makeovers You Need To Pin

12 Incredible Furniture Makeovers You Need To Pin

Below is a link to some furniture makeover ideas, quite a few of them are for IKEA pieces.  But they all look great and seem easy to do, a lot of spray paint is involved and who doesn’t love spray paint!  Anyway, I hope you are inspired by at least one of these ideas and have a good time reinventing an old piece of furniture.  Plus, you’ll be recycling which is so good for the planet, so it’s a win-win all around.  I could really do with redoing my dresser now that I think about it – it is beyond dated, it’s almost vintage at this point!

https://www.thespruce.com/incredible-furniture-makeovers-3862767

 

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth

7 Upcycled Shelves You Can DIY for Cheap

7 Upcycled Shelves You Can DIY for Cheap

I love these ideas.  First, it’s recycling which is a good thing no matter what.  Second, who doesn’t need more shelf space?  Third, these are really great ideas.  So, pick one or two and have some fun.  They will add to your décor and give your home a personality that reflects you.  Enjoy!

https://www.thespruce.com/easy-shelving-hacks-that-will-beautify-your-home-3017404?utm_campaign=artcraftsl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_content=9937712&utm_term=

Blessings to you all,

Elizabeth