Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ways To Make Your Paint Job Last Longer

Have you ever painted a room and a few months later it just doesn't look good. And it isn't the color you have a problem with. The paint just isn't lasting. Here are a few ways you can make your paint job last longer.

Don't Get Cheap

The paint you choose should stay with you for a few years. So don't skimp on quality. And once you have started painting don't water the paint down to make it go further. It is made to to be used as it is when you purchase it.

More Is Better

That second coat of paint is important. It will thicken the coat of paint and this means your paint's life could be extended by years. It doesn't take long to add that second coat so just do it.

High Sheen Vs. Flat

I prefer flat paint jobs. But this isn't the best choice for areas that need a little extra cleaning. But if you have imperfections in the wall like patched areas high sheens will show up more.

So what tips do you have on painting your house.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Humidifier & Aromatherapy Diffuser Giveaway

Everyone loves a home that smells fresh and clean. And aromatherapy is a big deal right now. And of course winter is the time of dry air in your home. So this is a great opportunity for you all to enter to win a humidifier and aromatherapy diffuser to help solve this winter problem. Follow the raffle giveaway instructions so you could be a winner.

Sponsored By: TopTenUSA

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy 

Many families with babies and young children will be wanting to ensure they have the best possible home environment for health and happiness. Humidifiers are one of the items that can really help to make sure that the cold, dry air of the winter months doesn't irritate little noses or sensitive skin. Whether you just need a small humidifier for that inevitable cold, or a more advanced device for winter-long running, you'll find it here. With this in mind, TopTenUSA have picked the best humidifier for baby bundles that you can buy right now, carefully selecting them for functionality, quality, design, and in the interests of saving energy. We've also made sure that every one of the products we've chosen has been rated by the Energy Star program.

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive: 

A Radiate Your Love Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier, 7 Color Changing Mood Enhancing LED Lights, Aromatherapy Diffuser, and 4 Timer Options with Auto Shut Off! ($37.77 RV)

All These Amazing Features in 1 Great Product!

Open To US entrants and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 2/21 9:00 AM EST through 3/15 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Saving The Maumee

I think I've mentioned before that there are moments in life that bring a smile to your face. Here's a few of those moments that have occurred recently in my life while I was at a fundraiser.

I recently went to a fundraiser for Save The Maumee. It's a local group that works to make the rivers in our community more healthy. It was a fun event. And I wish I could have spent more time there. But I did have to go to work. There was a band playing that I didn't catch the name of,but I wish I had because they sounded great.

And because environmental causes attract hippies the crowd was carefree and colorful. Everyone there just seemed focused on enjoying the moment. So these were definitely people I could relate to.

And how is it that you always find the most interesting artwork items at these events. I mean I would have never looked at a tea kettle and thought that would be a great wind chime.

All in all I can't wait for the next event this group plans because it will be fun I know.

Monday, February 19, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

I am so glad another Monday has arrived. It's means the week work week will be winding down soon for me. But for others it is the beginning of a week. I sort of enjoy working weekends. When I go back to work on Friday most people are happy because it is the end of their work week. And when everyone comes back to work on Monday I can ignore their comments about work because I am more than halfway through my work week.

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WELCOME to the February "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
I was going back through some old posts this week, and I saw these photos I took a few years ago. It's called Butterflies and Babies Breath. Take a look at it, and let me know what you think of the photos. 


WELCOME to HOME feature week of the February "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home d├ęcor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the January "You're the Star" blog hop)

Air Cleaning Plants For Your Home by Comfort Spring

How to Make Storage Bins from Cardboard Boxes
Five Can Dump Soup weight watcher

I've been monthly meal planning for the better part of four years and have no plans to stop. Find out how why it's been a total game-changer for our family's time and sanity. #cooking #mealplanning #organization 

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
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We are in need of more Cohosts (click HERE to view a list of our current hosts/cohosts).  For HOME feature week we  need 2 more Cohosts.
If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.

All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Recent Listens

Once again it is time for me to share some of the music I have been listening to recently. It's a mix of old and new. I mean can things get any better than that?

Octo Octa Fleeting Moments of Freedom

This is a great electronic song. And it will make you want to dance. I love the fact that it doesn't rely on lyrics just music to express itself.

Modest Mouse Buddy Holly Cover

I like Buddy Holly and I have been a Modest Mouse fan for years. A lot of people didn't like this cover, but I think it's fantastic! I love how they put their unique twist on the song instead of trying to do it just like Buddy Holly. I mean isn't this part of what makes so great? People making things their own?

Perry Como Papa Loves Mambo

I always picture couples dancing when I hear this song. I guess that is kind of what was intended. It's a fun pick me up song I think. 

Tom Petty Wildflowers

I was sad when I found out Tom Petty died earlier this year. His music always brings back happy memories for me. And I've always liked the song Wildflowers. It has a pretty melody and the lyrics are great!

Dashboard Confidential We Fight

This song is kind of an anthem. But I love the lyrics. I love how talks about picking ourselves up. 

So what music has caught your interest recently?

Saturday, February 17, 2018


I recently visited the fabric store and craft store. I'm always fascinated by the variety of fabrics. I love seeing the different shades of colors. And I really love the designs that I see when I go to these stores. It's just an interesting thing to look at in my opinion. Here are a couple of photos I took of the fabrics on a recent trip to the fabric store.

Friday, February 16, 2018

I Just Can't Attend That Staff Meeting

I used to have this job where I had to attend staff meetings. Staff meetings can be very boring. But if you don't attend you run the risk of being assigned the most awful tasks the meeting has to offer. But if you decide to skip that meeting make sure you have a good or at the very least creative excuses. Here are a few suggestions.

My restraining order states I have to stay 50 feet from (name of coworker). This is a believable excuse if you have had a strained relationship with a coworker. It may not fly but it is creative.

It was scheduled after I left the building and before I returned to the building. It really isn't possible to do something if you aren't there and didn't know about it isn't it?

I have to keep watching Koop videos on YouTube. Everyone has their priorities in life don't they?

And last but not least I have to put together my survival kit for the impending zombie apocalypse.

Please let me know how these suggestions work for you.