Friday, May 22, 2015

My Hardwood Floors Lost Their Shine! Quick Shine Help.

Hardwood Floors
I love hardwood floors but they can drive me crazy.
I struggle with finding ways to keep that beautiful, hard wood shine.
My normal mopping for my floors is a bucket of warm water and vinegar.
After a while they become dull.
So every now and then I use this,
"Quick Shine"
By Holloway House

Below, is the before on the right, and the after on the left.
The shine last for about 2 -3 months.

I will share with you though, that this it is not a quick job.
At least not for me. But to have the shine back, I find it worth the hassle.

The first thing I do is put everyone in bed.
Yep! That means I am up late. Sorry.
I vacuum, then mop by hand.
I do that as to get every piece of dirt and dog hair up.
The shine is like a glaze and that piece of hair becomes trapped under the shine.

I buy a mop from the dollar tree, then throw it away.
You want to start in a corner and work your way back, you will be blocked in 
until it dries.

Squirt and mop. 
Easy enough, right?
You have to be careful though, because you can apply too much shine (glaze) to one area.
The glaze comes out quickly, so be cautious.
Try to go over it for an evenness.

Below is a picture of a squirt, just to give you an idea.

This is a picture when it was finished and dried.

I got the shine back! For now... ;-)
I have only been able to find this product at Walmart.

If you have any helpful tips on hardwood floors, I would love to hear them!
We could all help each other in this battle.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Swan Creek Candle Review

Swan Creek Candles

Have you ever heard of the Swan Creek Candle company?
About 2 years ago I was shopping in a little shop.
  There was an amazing smell that drew me to the corner of this shop.
You can smell them without taking the lid off.
I've been in love every since.
Let me tell you about these candles. 

I do want to let you know Swan Creek doesn't know I am writing this post about them.
They only know me as an order #.
When I experience a good product or a good experience,
I like to share it with all my friends.

When shopping for these candles, I could only find them in
the Bass Pro Shops and this little store in Gruene, TX.
Of course, when you shop in a store you pay a little more. However in the store
you can smell them to find your favorite scents.

I found, I can order online for a little cheaper and guess what, 
they usually throw in a Thank You gift. 
Isn't that wonderful of them?
This time my Thank You gift was Pink Marshmallow Frosting melts.
Yes, it does smell as amazing as it sounds.  The day my box came my daughter was 
drawn instantly to that package.  While she was doing her school work, she sat with that 
Pink Marshmallow Frosting opened beside her.  She just kept taking deep breaths and rejoicing
in the smell.

Swan Creek is very careful to wrap everything really well.
Look at all that bubble wrap.

My favorite scents are Vanilla Pound Cake, Gingerbread, Thai Pear, Warm Cinnamon Melts
and now Pink Marshmallow Frosting.

I would love to know if you have a favorite brand of candles or 
if you love Swan Creek Candles too. 
Leave a comment and share your wonderful finds.