Praises of a Wife and Mommy was created for mom's like me. I like to share secrets, parenting advice, deals, the many arts and crafts that we do at our at home preschool, and most importantly share my faith. My many roles go beyond mom they also include, preschool teacher, Children's church teacher, youth pastor, wife, and one role I love Christ follower. Praises of a Wife and Mommy started small but is cotinuing to grow. I love to review products and hold giveaways.
6 Common Household Problems (And How to Fix Them)
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We work so hard to create a beautiful, functional home. Unfortunately, unexpected issues can sometimes stand in the way of a happy home life. We are therefore looking at six of the most common household problems and how to fix them.
Nothing can ruin a stunning view quite like dirty windows. All it takes is some raindrops to fall onto your window to create unwanted stains on windows, which can prevent natural light from entering the room. When this happens, we recommend filling a spray bottle with white vinegar and spraying it onto your windows. Allow the vinegar to sit on the pane for a few minutes before wiping the glass clean with a microfiber cloth. You’ll restore your view in less than half an hour.
Messy Electrical Wires
Nothing can ruin an interior design quite like messy electrical wires, which are essential yet unsightly. Don’t allow loose wires to destroy your décor and look for a handy solution. For example, you can cover up the cords with a handy piece of molding so they will not detract from your stylish interior.
Broken Air Conditioner
An air conditioning unit is a must-have during hot summer months. Unfortunately, unless they receive regular maintenance checks, it could be a matter of time before they stop working or decrease in performance. If you have a poor performing or broken AC unit, we recommend turning to Heating and Air Conditioning services, who can repair an AC unit to its former glory.
Stains on a Carpet
A wine stain on a carpet will stand out for all the wrong reasons. It takes just a matter of moments to do, but it can be a lot more challenging to remove. Instead of changing your carpet, the best solution might be to buy or rent a steam cleaner, as the steam can help remove a stubborn stain from a carpet with ease.
An Ant Infestation
Once one ant has invaded your home, you can almost guarantee there will be hundreds more just waiting to enter your home. You’ll spot them crawling along the kitchen counter, making their way into the cabinets or entering your stove. If you are experiencing a red or black ant infestation, you would be wise to set ant traps, lay granules or use sprays to prevent the ants from taking over your home and destroying your food. Try to stop an ant infestation as early as possible to ensure it doesn’t grow out of control.
Are you struggling to close your bedroom door? If so, your best option might be to replace your door frame. You might also need to remove the door, followed by the trim to replace the jamb. While it might sound stressful, it will be worth it to enjoy a little more privacy within the home. Hire a professional if you lack the confidence to do the job yourself.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t