Oh cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned with my sorrow. So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust
Chores can wait. Laundry can wait. Dishes can wait. I will never get the time back with my children. I want them to remember I played with them not that I was always busy. --- A Hard Lesson learned too late for me :( He's all grown up now, and the tables have turned... just like that damn Harry Chapin song "The Cat's in the Cradle". Play with them NOW!
101 chapter books to read (or hear) before you grow up.?? Maybe. Review WELL what your children are learning. These days, parents and teachers are being given manipulated curriculum, especially about Agenda 21, the so-called 'green' movement, cutting down Conservatism and teaching against Christianity.
Friday my son was sooo irritable on the way to school, and I told him to have perspective- some children are starving, homeless, and have no toys in countries where their family members are being beheaded, so is the fact that his notebook won't slide into his backpack easy really anything? And me this morning- little annoyances piled up till I was really hostile so I told him, Let's name 10 things we're thankful for until I'm in a good mood. It worked. :)
if only i was so talented...but Im hoping I can grow it out long enough to do a style similar to this for my wedding day.Wedding Day Hairsyle - Half up and half down: Want long sweeping locks? To be realistic,
Southern Revivals: Full Room Furniture Revival - Reveal Part 1 oh my god they look so much like my current old hand me down furniture...perhaps i can revive it and keep it after all? Note: the old terrible carving was filled and covered up with updated wood appliques!?!?!
DIY Car Seat Protector. So need this. I hate it when I move the booster seats for adults and have to madly dust away crumbs.... OR when my daughter throws up and it leaks down to the carseat! When we get new cars
Top Ten Teacher Time-Savers...Pinner says imagine leaving school while it is still light outside...it can happen. Since I had children of my own, I had to figure out some ways to organize my classroom so I am no longer spending hours upon hours after school preparing lesson plans, making copies, grading, and even cleaning up. This post is my favorite ten tips to keeping a classroom organized so teachers can actually spend some time during the
Restoring teak furniture What You Need: Rubber Gloves Two Brushes Medium Grit Sandpaper Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water Teak Oil Polyurethane Instructions: Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance. Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible. Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores. Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood. Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture. Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood. MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY: How To Care For Teak Furniture