Pinterest Project Presented!

You all know I’m a huge fan of Pinterest! I like to share what works and what doesn’t from the various things I find there! Check out these previous posts HERE, HERE and HERE, if you want to see all the fun!

But I tried something new over the weekend, so, of course, I wanted to share! Have you seen this pin?


(You can find it over on my “Clean as a Whistle” Board on Pinterest!)

I mean, WOW! That’s pretty impressive, right?! (By the way, the above pin actually came from the lovely Lilly over at Listotic. If you’d like to see her original post, CLICK HERE!)

We have a tan microfiber couch and love seat just like this one…and the funny thing is that when my hubby spills something, he tries to clean it up with carpet stain remover. Which might actually work…except THEN you have a stain from the stain remover!

So we had a few actual stains…and then the “tried to clean this up before you saw it” stain…and then there was the stain from our Year’s Eve Party when one of our guests dumped an entire serving of grape soda on the couch…and then there was the stain from when Taffy the dog caught a beetle and played it to death on the love seat…you get the idea.

Although I would LOVE some new furniture (hint hint to my hubby if he’s reading this) to be honest, this set is only about 4 years old, so it’s still got some use left in it. I decided to try the above pin and see if it really worked or not.

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Over the Weekend


Happy Monday, all! It IS happy, right? At least that’s what I try to tell to myself, ha!

As you’re reading this, I’m at the surgery center with my husband, who is having yet another skin cancer removed. Send up a little prayer for him, if you will! He is his doctor’s youngest patient, and has never been one for the sun anyways, so we’re not sure how he keeps ending up with these things. The fact that they’re on his head (you know, close to his BRAIN, which is kind of valuable, ha!) is what makes it a little extra sensitive, and a little bit of extra recovery, too. Anyhow…I still say it’s a Happy Monday!

We had a great weekend leading up to this surgery, though, so that’s good!

Accomplished on Friday:

  • Delivered final photos to a client
  • Well, this is not so much of an “accomplishment”, but we went to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball game Friday night. Free tickets from the hubby’s work is always great, so we just had to pay for parking and munchies. And it was a GREAT game…against the Baltimore Orioles…that went into EIGHTEEN INNINGS. Oh yes. Um, we left at 8 innings (to beat the traffic, right?) and as we were laying down to go to sleep that night around 12:30 a.m., we went to check the score and found out that they were still playing! The game ended at around 2:00 a.m., so we’re pretty glad we left when we did! (Oh, the Rays DID win, by the way, 5 to 4, wohoo!)

Accomplished on Saturday:

  • Saturday was originally slated to be our monthly “day of nothing”, but that didn’t quite happen
  • Slept in (yes, I label that as an accomplishment)
  • Tried several new healthy food items and recipes (will share later this week)
  • Prepped our guest room and project room for guests coming next weekend (we have 4 boys and a chaperone from the African Children’s Choir who will be with us while they’re ministering at our church! We’re pretty excited about their visit!)
  • Worked on the Fall decorating
  • Consulted with multiple photography clients
  • In general, we tried to get everything done that needed to be done before J’s surgery and our house guests arrive

Accomplished on Sunday:

  • Sound check, Sunday School, choir and church
  • I spent the Sunday School hour running the slideshow for our combined Sunday School class (all the adult classes and the Junior and High School kids came together in the Sanctuary for a special speaker). We had the opportunity to hear from a missionary to Muslims, which was very interesting and heart-rending, all at the same time.
  • Lunch with friends after church
  • Sunday afternoon nap!
  • Consulted with more photography clients
  • Finished up the Fall decorating, since Sunday marked the first day of Fall! (Which, in Florida, means that the high today is still slated for 90 degrees, ha!) I’ll show you what Fall looks like at my house later this week!

Oh, and for those who are following our “healthier lifestyle” saga, we just ate healthy this past week. Hubby has now lost 13 pounds (if you read the first blog on this you know that is ONE POUND MORE than he was allowed to lose!!! MEN!) and I’ve lost 9.3. So not too bad. I’m incorporating exercise in this week!

So that’s about it! What did YOU do this weekend? Is your Fall decor up yet? I wanna see!