When I was single, I “invested” in some nice pieces of artwork. That was a while ago and I have found that my tastes have changed. Because my priorities and spending habits are at a different place right now, I have found some inexpensive ways to decorate my walls!
Thanks to Michael’s & Hobby Lobby I have gotten some great frames. Lately, I’ve had a white theme going. I’ve purchased a few different frames on sale for $4.95!!! My other great find is all the free downloads available online!
My first print came from the Handmade Home. Love the vintage prints! I actually printed three different designs. One other “hint” – I used heavy card stock paper from the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby. It cost a lot less than purchasing heavy paper from the office supply store. This Christmas print was also FREE! In addition to cute prints, I’m also finding free tags to print for Christmas! We have so many resources available to us!
My last frame is my new chalkboard! Yes, I have gotten the chalkboard paint bug! Nowadays, I am working on a charcoal paint. You can have Charcoal Drawing from your photo. I found a 50% off the frame, got out my paint and went to town. These are just a few ideas of how you can decorate your walls and keep your cost down. What are you putting on your walls?
What I Learned From the Cleaning Lady Last spring my husband bought me a Group on for three hours of cleaning! I have never had anyone clean my home before. How exciting!!! I was waiting for the perfect time to take advantage of this gift. Well, the past few weeks have been extremely busy (part of my absence from blogging), my parents were visiting for five days, parent-teacher conferences (my husband and I both teach), countless meetings for committees and volunteer responsibilities that we are apart of, etc. I know many of you can understand!!!! So, I figured this would be a great time to use up this Group on. I had no idea what to expect. When I first called to set up the appointment, I was asked, “What are your priorities for things to get cleaned?” I was thinking – my entire home!
Well, I knew that wasn’t going to happen, so I blurted out “the bathrooms and the hardwood floors”. Now, keep in mind, I do a fairly good job at keeping the clutter organized, but deep cleaning is another story!
Here is what I learned from the experience:
1. Walking into the home that smells clean can do wonders for you!
2. Polishing the chrome surfaces so they shine will brighten your day!
3. Enjoy the moment or hours of a clean home, it will not last!
4. Given the chance, I would do it again!
By the way, I’m not posting any pictures, because the house has reached the point
of “it will not last”!
Would you or do you use a cleaning service? What would be your cleaning