Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Can Be THAT Godly Woman!

Before I got married, I was blessed to get to see the godly woman in my life (the one I was the most closest to and had learned so much from) at least a couple times a week.  When I got married and moved away I began feeling sorry for myself because my godly friend was too far away to see as often I as I would like.

What would I do without her?  I needed her!  But then God spoke to my heart, "You know, YOU can be that godly woman!"  All along, here I was reaping the blessings of having a godly woman in my life, that I never thought about being that very thing to someone else.  

Listen to this recording by Nancy Leigh DeMoss of Revive Our Hearts as she talks about being a mature Christian woman and training younger women.  It really spoke to me and I'd like to share with you more about this subject in the near future.

http://www.reviveourhearts.com/radio/roh/today.php?pid=10595#

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Under Construction

I'm about at my wits end when it comes to the look of my blog.  Therefore, please over look it for now!  I know it looks crazy!  hehe!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Clean Sink! Before and After!

When we first moved into our "new-to-us" home, I wasn't so thrilled about the sink.  It is white porcelain and shows stains BADLY.  I was really afraid that I would have to replace it or deal with it!  The later most likely going to happen.

Then I remember Flylady!  This is how she recommends we clean our sinks:

Make sure you rinse well in between each step!

1.) Take all the dishes out of the sink.

2.) Run some very hot water into the sink. Fill to the rim. Only do one side at a time. Then, pour a cup of household bleach into the hot water. Let it sit for 1 hour. Now, pull the plug with a pair of tongs. If you don't have tongs, then scoop some of the water out of the sink into the other sink and use your hand to pull the plug (wear gloves and don't get the bleach-water on your clothes).

3.) Rinse your sink well.

4.) Use some cleanser (Comet, Ajax, or Baking Soda) and scrub your sink. Ensure you rinse ALL of the cleanser from the sink.

5.) Take a sharp edge and clean around the rim of the sink, just like you would clean dirt out from under your fingernails.

6.) Clean around the faucets too. You may need an old toothbrush or dental floss.

7.) Now, get out your window cleaner, I use Windex, and give it a good shine.

8.) If you still don't like the way it looks, then you could try some car wax. Just know in your heart that you have cleaned it very well now and it doesn't have to be perfect. Our perfectionism is what got us in this situation in the first place.

*Flylady goes on to encourage us to wipe out the sink with a clean cloth each time it is used.  I don't do this because I don't want to go crazy when someone else doesn't do it!  hehe!
 
Before: 

After:
Now I LOVE my sink!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Your Rugs Will Thank Me!

I have a confession.  Jonathan and I have been married for over 18 months and I have NEVER washed the rugs in our home!  I have shaken them out and swept them, but never washed them.  My real life friend, Mrs. U is having a heart attack as she reads this!  

See, here's the thing, I didn't remember seeing my mom wash rugs.  It doesn't mean she didn't, I just never saw her.  Here I am, in my mid-twenties (that sounds weird) and have never washed my own rugs.  I knew I was suppose to because of people like my friend, Mrs. U and Martha Stewart, but I was always afraid they would get destroyed in the washing machine!  Not only that, most of my rugs are chocolate brown and I just knew they would fade in the wash.  I just couldn't afford to go out and buy new ones if that were to happen.

Finally though, I came to my senses....they needed to be washed, plain and simple.  Do you know what I found?  Not only did they survive the wash, but they even dried nice and fluffy.  When I walk across my accent rugs, they feel so silky.  Oh, and the color?  Even more brillant than the day they were put down! 

Moral to the story?  Wash your rugs, TODAY!  Play it safe if you are concerned like I was and wash them on a shorter, more gentle cycle in cold water....let me know how they turn out!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

You Know You Are Becoming a Southern Lady When...........

....you can't wait for your monthly Southern Living magazine to arrive and you proceed to read it cover to cover!

One of my favorite pastimes is reading Southern Living magazine.  I love everything southern including gardening, dishes and southern homes! 

What magazine suits your fancy?