Living Room Wish List

Friday, January 30, 2015 
Woo hoo, it's Friday! Oh wait... I'm a mom. Don't get me wrong I love being a mommy, but this is pretty much my feeling of Fridays lately. Mike has been working non stop, which kind of feels like we never get a weekend. My sister was nice enough to babysit last week and Mike and I snuck away and saw American Sniper. It was actually the first movie that we've gone to in 20 months, so it was really nice to have a little date! Even if it was on a Tuesday afternoon lol.
Anyway, this has been quite the week for us as we decided to tackle painting our house ourselves. Whew, it has been quite a LOT of work and I'll be so glad when it's done. The weather has not been very cooperative lately so it's taken a lot longer than expected. Hopefully, the desert will actually get back to normal and stop raining and we'll get to finish up this weekend! Our house is already looking so much cleaner and I can't wait to make a few more updates to our house in the next few months. We've been looking at updating our living room with a few new pieces of furniture and these are some of my favorites that I've found so far...
I LOVE this white leather sectional from Z Gallerie and it's currently on sale! I've also found a few less pricey options on Overstock that look similar, so we're still deciding. We were in Z Gallerie last week and also bought this bowl for our mail, keys, etc. by our front door. It was getting so cluttered and this keeps everything in one contained place at least! Other than that I'd also love this rug from Lowe's because it is seriously the SOFTEST rug ever. It looks white in this picture, but it's actually more of a cream color and reviews say it wears really well and is easy to vacuum. Always a plus with the little one! Also, I'm loving Deny Designs throw pillows lately. This is one of those design sites that is hard to get off because there are about a million throw pillows to browse through! 
Do you have anything you're looking to update or purchase for your home?
Hope you all have a great weekend!
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How To Get Your Dishes Sparkling!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Good morning! Chances are you did a LOT of entertaining during the holidays and your dishes probably have more scratches and blemishes than ever! Today I wanted to share a quick tip to make them scratchless and sparkling again! All you need is BAR KEEERS FRIEND and a dish towel!

1. This is a picture of how my dishes looked before I cleaned them. They were definitely worn looking and had a TON of gray scratches on them...

2. Pour a small amount of Bar Keeper's Friend onto your plate and rub in a circular motion with a damp dishcloth. You may have to do this more than once and add a little more BKF if your dishes are really scratched up.

3. Repeat with each dish and place them in the dishwasher once you've finished.

4. Run dishes through a cycle in the dishwasher to make sure they are completely clean!

 There you have it! Your dishes will be back to new and ready for a new year of yummy recipes.
Hope you found this helpful!!
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