Monday, August 30, 2010

Getting Ready for Fall

For some reason I'm always on to the next thing. Summer's not over and I'm already thinking of fall. To me, come September 1st it's fall and we wanted to make sure to get the fall must dos out of the way before we need them. For example our gas fireplace, It needed to be cleaned very badly, and before fall's cold weather demanded that we use it, dirty or not.


So Lee picked up some Gas fireplace cleaner,


we removed the glass,


spread the cleaner on, rubbed it in and nothing. I mean seriously nothing happened. It was just as dirty as before, it's almost as if the dirt had been burnt in, weird :)


Lee's extremely smart solution was to use a Scrunge, you know, the ceramic glass cooktop scrubbers. He spread the cleaner on the glass, gently rubbed it in, let it sit for 30 minutes and then scrubbed it with the scrunge. Although the word "scrubbed" doesn't really convey what really went on. Lee put so much elbow grease into cleaning it, he looked as if he'd run a marathon when he was done. I couldn't have been prouder if he had.

But, the results are CLEAR (pun intended) the glass is clean and no one enjoys it more then Max.


This weeks a big week for us, the house will officially be on the market by the end of the week. And assuming everything goes well we'll have a new powder room to show you. Along with some more gett'in ready for fall.

6 comments:

  1. Funny, I'm the same way, even though in Georgia we'll have warm weather all the way into early November! We switched our porch flower basket to mums over the weekend. For spring, we painted our front door a cheerful yellow, but I plan to change to a charcoal gray next weekend to move into fall. I'm dreaming of the first batch of my husband's chilli (which he only makes during cool weather months) and the first time that we turn on the central heat (I love the smell!) I'm even looking forward to football season. :)

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  2. good luck with the market!!! can't wait to see the powder room...oh, can you give some info on that darling dog bed?!?!

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  3. It's good to know there someone out there like me, I also can't wait for Chilis and stews. Although up here in Canada it's all about hockey in our colder months :) Thanks Leslie
    The info on the doggy bed is That it's a Molly Mutt Bed, we bought it off of Amazon.
    I did a post a while ago, here's the link, hope it helps,
    http://www.maillardvillemanor.com/2010/08/max-wants-in-on-action-too.html
    Thanks Cassie

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  4. Max is the cutest! I love that photo. I am so ready for fall. I love the cooler weather, wearing sweaters, the fall colors, the fireplace, the soups and chilis, the warmer bedding...it's such a cozy season. It was my Mom's favorite season, too, so I have fond memories of seeing her break out her fall decor and her fabulous fall cooking and baking. Best of luck to you with your house!

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  5. Thanks for the reminder on this. We try and clean ours once or twice a year to keep the build up down. I can't remember the last time my husband cleaned it so we might end up needed that cleaning cream. I didn't even know you could get that so thank you!!!! Your dog is adorable!

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  6. Car wax will take that off so easily, wipe on wipe off. Just a quick tip :)

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