This is one of those blog posts that says very little because life hasn't been very creative the last few days. It has really been more of a mess! My husband is working on a project for me, but he has spent the past 3 weekends on it and we still aren't done. He is putting up open shelves on one wall in my "dish room". I saw a picture on Pinterest and asked if he could duplicate it without spending any money. He did have the boards for the shelves, but we had to buy the wooden brackets to support the shelves and a few other smaller items. It isn't going to be as perfect as the picture because his boards were 2 different sizes, but I think it will be a vast improvement. I will actually be able to see more of my things and we will get rid of a few pieces of furniture in that room. As of now, everthing from the dish room is all over the basement. Pictures soon (I hope).
I took Kim @ Savvy Southern Style's brand advice and bought a steamer for our tile and wood floors this weekend. I used it yesterday and while I'm not sure the floors look any different, I certainly feel as if they had a deep cleaning. I found the Hahn machine on sale at Carson's. There was one slight problem. When I was getting ready to steam, I picked up the 2 sets of dog bowls and put them in the laundry room sink to wash them. I plugged the sink, turned on the hot water, shut the door and proceeded to steam the floor. You see where this is going?? About half way through the hardwood floor steaming I heard a water sound and remembered what I'd done. I flooded the laundry room, the basement below it and even the garage where it came through the wall somehow. My husband wasn't home, but luckily he was within reach. Duh. I haven't done anything that dumb in quite a while.
I wanted to mention that I'm still using the Mindful Mineral products that I wrote about here and I still think they are the best products that I've ever used. I've even had friends comment on my skin recently. I swear I'm not on the payroll, I just love sharing something with you when I really believe in it.
I spent much of the weekend watching the coverage of Whitney Houston's death. We lose famous people all the time and I always feel badly for the family, but rarely does the passing of someone famous stop me in my tracks. This one did. I have Whitney's first album, her last and many in-between. In my opinion, she had the best female voice of my generation and while her last album doesn't compare to her earlier ones, I was still hopeful for her. In her prime no one was better or more beautiful. I hope that is her legacy and not the troubles of her last years. I heard Robin Roberts on GMA say that "a daughter lost a mother and a mother lost a daughter". I hope the media remembers that in the following days.
We are supposed to have our first real snow storm of the season later today. The flurries have just started and after a few inches they are mentioning ice. Hopefully, they are wrong. So, how was you weekend?