Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monarchy Monday "You can never be to rich or to thin"

Welcome to the new weekly installment of Monarchy Mondays. Most of you know that Im obsessed with the British royal family, so with the wedding of Prince William this April I decided to dedicate each monday to my favorite monarchy. This week, Wallis Simpson the American divorcee for whom King Edward VIII gave up the throne of Great Britain. Wallis Simpson met the future king (then Prince of Wales) early in the 1930s and a few years later they became lovers, though she remained married to her second husband, businessman Ernest Simpson. This romance became a little "tricky" when Edward became king in 1936, Wallis (who was legally married at the time) filed for divorce but the royal family would not allow Edward to marry the newly single Simpson. In December of 1936 Edward shocked the world by stepping down as king, saying in a radio broadcast "I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love". OMG, he gave up the title of King to marry the women he loved and you thought Diana was the first trouble maker at Buckingham Palace, she was a small fish in the pond compared to Wallis !!! Edward title was reduced to Duke and Duchess of Windsor and they lived in exile in France and then United States until Edward passed away in 1972 and Wallis in 1986. Wallis was internationally recognized for her sense of style, a size 6, she was able to wear designs by the likes of Dior and Chanel ( size 6 in the 1930's was considered small) Wallis Simpson is often credited with the popular saying, "No woman can be too rich or too thin".

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Grey Nuclear Waste Bath Tub

Did you try Mr. Clean Magic Eraser ? My tub is quite old, a re-glazing would be a good idea for it. When I painted my hallway grey I used the tub to clean the paint brush's, not a good idea. The old tub had turned a slight grayish color, with spots of grey paint around the bottom of the tub. I assumed that a little cleaning and bleach type product would work, I was wrong !! Scrubbed and scrubbed some more and still not able to remove the grey stains, my tub looked like I had taken a bath in nuclear waste. As I was looking through the cleaning aisle in Target I noticed Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Since Im a sucker for new cleaning products, I decided to give it a try. The eraser is easy to use, wet the sponge and scrub away, it's like a little micro abrasion sponge with superhero powers. The grey nuclear waste looking tub was now sparkling white, no unsightly dirty spots, like new again (well close the tub is 40 years old). So my tip of the day is, save money on re-glazing, try Mr. Clean Magic Eraser first , works great on the water stains in your sink too.

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's your day off, what are you going to do ?

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too big a burden to bear. ~MLK Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King day, "we hold these truths to be self evident, all men are created equal". That was the quote that still brings a chill to me, I sometimes wonder what it would of been like that day on the national mall during his speech. Most of you have the day off work today, how are you going to created a space that brings balance to your home ? I have started the day with taking down all the outdoor christmas decorations (yes I have been a little late in removing them) and cleaning the back pourch. Take some time out today to reflect on how Dr. Kings dream has inspired our nation and how small "cleaning" changes in your home can bring happiness and joy. My tip of the day: dry eraser sponge, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or any off brand will do. A great product that removes soap scum, dirt, scuff marks and tough on stains. I love the Magic Eraser !!! Try it and let me know what you think.

Happy Cleaning !!

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Day

For the pass ten years I was living a lie, my house was cluttered and looked dirty all the time. I had self help books everywhere, unfinished projects and a second bedroom that I called "the hoarder room". One day I sat in my bedroom and felt hopeless, I needed to change and did not know where to start. It was then that I finally understood that I was living in a toxic environment, I had to clean and organize my home first. Three months later I now have a home that is clean and allows positive energy to flow. I want to share what I have learned about Feng Shui and organizing. This is a new process for me, I feel that I'm about to embark on a new adventure and I'm excited to share this experience with you.