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Oh, Oh, Oh, It’s Magic…

Posted: August 27th, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions | 3 Comments »

I have to admit, The Magic Eraser is my new best friend.

I wish I had more of the before and after pictures of ALL the things that I have used my new best friend for but I got so excited using it that I forgot that step.

I finally slowed down a bit and these knives were the perfect example.

I was so frustrated because they were getting rusty even though I hand wash them.


Enter Mr. Magic.


Now, the knives might look brand new but this poor guy did take a bit of a beating…


What have you used the Magic Eraser for?

Need ideas?

Your kitchen sink, interior of your car, cook top stains?

And I thought it was just for those crayon marks from the kids coloring on the walls!

I’m telling you - It’s Magic!

♥ Katie

*Warning - Of course read the back of the box for directions first before you use it. It is not recommended for certain surfaces and as always, test a small area with light pressure before use.

Window Boxes

Posted: August 19th, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions | 2 Comments »


This was a picture I took 2 years ago on our anniversary trip to Charlston, South Carolina. We were on one of these things:


Really that’s beside the point but I felt like I should use the picture somehow. Okay the point is - I have always loved flower boxes. And with David and my passion for reality TV comes many new shows that have given us some new ideas. I will not talk about Cupcake Wars and our trips into Kansas City to eat at Small Cakes — oh my goodness — to die for!

Curb Appeal: The Block is the show I’m talking about. We watch the show and then almost instantly think about what we could do to the house. This is the thing - I might have the idea but David can just create it. I have no idea how he does this, but it’s amazing. A trip to Home Depot and some cutting later…we have two window boxes.

Now let me tell you these are LARGE window boxes about 6 feet wide and we have a brick house. So things can get a little tricky. We decided to use some shimmy pieces to attach it to the wooden part of the windows so they can be taken off if they would need to and also so we wouldn’t have to drill into brick. Thank you.


We test it out then I paint. And fill, sadly with faux flowers/plants. I just couldn’t imagine filling that all with real flowers, especially since I really don’t have that much of a green thumb! And we are so late in the season to buy anything. (FYI These are just things I’m saying to make myself feel better).  I’m thinking next spring I’ll do them up right, but until then, were going classy faux.


Moment of truth….


♥ Katie

And we are not done yet. What do you think about painting brick? Adding a front door feature? Mailbox planter?

Yes, lots of ideas but lets really see what happens to our weekends when college football starts!

My Laundry Love

Posted: August 11th, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions | 5 Comments »

Product Image Method Fresh Air Laundry Detergent - 50 Loads

I love this!

All you do is pump it straight into your washer and your done. No cups, drips or big tubs to hog up your space. The only problem was I had to go to Target to get it. Then of course I bought a lot of other stuff that I didn’t really need.

And a Starbucks…but I needed that.

Happy Washing!

♥ Katie