I'm hoping giving a theme to a couple days a week will give me some structure that will make posting with more regularity a little easier. For example, Gratitude Fridays. I'm going to add to that A few of my favorite things on Sunday.
I'm not getting paid by any of the companies I am sharing with you.
The first product I'm going to share has changed my life. Litterally. I have a glass stove top. I have a love/hate relationship with my stove. Cleaning a glass top is so much easier than cleaning drip pans, but it also has its issues. It's flat so you'd think just give it a good wipe, maybe spray on a little de-greaser. Nope. Not mine anyway. In order to get mine clean and streak free, I've had to use a mildly abrasive cleaner. They sell products made especially for glass top stoves or you can buy a mildly abrasive powder like Bon Ami. This is a multi-step process. First give it a scrub with the abrasive cleaner, if it is especilly spattered with grease, some degreaser may be necessary. I usually use dawn dishwashing detergent. A few drops along with the Bon Ami. Then you have to clean off the powder residue and give it a shine with window cleaner.
Recently I picked up a can of Weiman's stainless steel cleaner and polish. I bought it for my counter top. I'm not sure why I tried cleaing my cooktop with it, but WOW! Spray, wipe, done! My stove top was clean and shiny. I even tried it on the mirror behind my stove. Double wow! Cleaning that had been the biggest pain. Not any more.
When I searched Weimans to put in the link, I see they also have a glass cooktop cleaner. I may pick some up and give it a try, maybe not. For now, I'm thrilled with the results I get from the stainless cleaner.
One more thing I'm loving, except I feel kind of bad sharing it. I think it's been discontinued.
Rustoleum Glacier Blue. The lid looks green, but it is a lovely Robin's Egg and a very close match to my door color, Benjamin Moore's Straton Blue, which also happens to look very green on the paint chip.
I painted one of Bayleigh's chairs and have painted some plates I plan to hang on the dining room wall. Love this color. I found it in a clearance paint section in Walmart. I loved it so much I went back and bought the last four cans and I'll be looking for more when I go to a different Walmart.
OK, there you have a couple of my most recent favorite things.