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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cleaning machine!

Okay...I have decided to share some of my spring and summer cleaning endeavors with you all. Momstheword is hosting a summer cleaning frenzy...and since I am a clean a holic most of the time..I thought I'd join in!
All you have to do is pick what you will be cleaning....and list obligation to photograph it...but at least let us know what you did get done!
Here is my first is finished!
I decided to start in the sun room. I use this room as a place to play on my computer, as well as where I do the gel nails ...when clients come to get done. It is also the only room of the house were the furniture is primarily (with the exception of one or two pieces) was made by me!
I planned to and finished cleaning....
-all windows (and then it rained and wrecked them)
-wiped down wall
-dusted all the little nic-nacs and ornaments
-edited some of the accessories and switched out some furniture
-re-arranged the furniture
-re-placed winter rugs with summer ones
-cleaned up the shoe cabinet
-watered and dusted and deleted plants ( took some out to the greenhouse for the summer)
-washed curtains
-checked light bulbs
These are after don't get to see the before or during shots!!! lol almost as loony as me. she makes a million lists and she is extremely organized. She is (I think) the only other person who seems not to know how to relax as badly as me! Stop by her blog to check out a million tips on making your home sing and be all that it can be! She has a list for pretty much anything and everything that you can borrow to get you started!


Unknown said...

You must take green tea and B Complex vitamins!! Your room is so cozy looking.

trash talk said...

Once again you have given me a great tip...I never think about checking the light bulbs while I'm cleaning. Heck, half the time they are as dusty as everything else!

Jessica said...


I ♥ that room! Looks like a retreat! I'd love to see more views ( close ups )

Hope you have a great day!

Big hugs~ me.

onlymehere said...

I just did all but three of my windows and now it's raining like crazy!! I use Jet Dry in the solution though so they water sheets off for several rains. I can't believe how much you get done. When I make lists I'm much more productive too. The trouble is sometimes I fly by the seat of my pants and am too lazy to make a list, usually though this means I run in circles. Sigh....I need my Tootsie friend to set me straight. Okay, now I'm motivated and have to start making that list, LOL!!

onlymehere said...

P.S. I adore this sun room. I want one in my next house for sure!!

Mimi said...

OK, now you have me feeling like a slacker for sure! Looks like when I get home today, I'll have to read your post again and get busy! And, I've got the green tea and vitamin B so I think I'll double the amount I take for the next couple of days!

BTW, your garden is gorgeous, spectacular!

Mom said...

You do nails, too!! =) And you made your furniture?! Did I read that correctly? I am in awe of your skills!!

I agree with Jessica. Your sun room looks like a retreat. It's so bright, cheery and clean! I love it!

Have a wonderful day!

"Blossom" said...

Is there one thing that you can't do!!!!!!! Nails, furniture and I call you a jack of all trades. Lovely room and cozy too. I'd been in this room sleeping when I got done with those pavers in the yard. LOL.

cindy said...

You do peoples nail too?!!! How do you find the time?......(my little plants died over Memorial Day weekend)...neglect I suppose...I will try again next year....until then I will just look at your plants with envy!

Salmagundi said...

There you go again - working like a Trojan!! When are you going to take a day off to enjoy the fruit of your labors? Sally

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM my Dear friend...WOW!! girl you amaze me with your energy..PLEASE ship me a bottle COD ha ha!! girl I have been trying for over a month just to clean my guest room and bath and still have not got it done...oh did I tell you I hate stairs...Told Len I want an old lady lift put in for me ha ha!!May you have a great day my friend...Love ya girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

momstheword said...

Oh, look at you go girl! Inside, outside, there's no stoppin' you!!! It looks lovely! (More, please, I love your decorating!!!)

I am so impressed you are done already. Awesome! Every Saturday a new list will come out with what rooms/lists people are doing and links to them.

So if you do anymore rooms next week let me know and I'll add you to the list.

The first Summer Cleaning Frenzy Friend's list will be out this Saturday and your link will be on it!

Thanks for joining in and for all the sweet words, my friend!

Oh, and you do nails? How do you manage to keep your nails looking so nice when you garden???? Don't you break them?

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Looks awesome just like everything you do!!(-: I did my curtains on Spring Break and windows. I can't wait till Summer Vacation so I can get busy!!!!

Betty said...

Everything looks pretty!

Anonymous said...

You are so busy.. you make me dizzy. Your room looks so inviting and relaxing. I can't believe Tootsie that you made all of those patio stones! What a great job. It looks beautiful. You wouldn't by any chance want some ornamental purslane would you? It seems to like cement.

Four Paws and Co said...

The room is beautiful & I wanted to click & enlarge the photos but I CAN'T! :0{

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Am I supposed to be impressed?!?! cause I am!! I need to do the same thing in my house! all over! It really is a tragedy how I've let things go thru the years! I used to be a cleaning fanatic! I'm hoping ya'll will inspire me! You go girl! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Unknown said...

Where is your measly sister's blog?

Tamara Jansen said...

I'm a no nic-nac kinda gal these days. I HATE dusting :)

Great job on the clean up!

Beca said...

Tootsie your home looks lovely! I love that sun room. You are a hard working girl. You did a great job on that cement patio. Gracious!

My Galveston Cottage said...

You make furniture, too?! Seriously, you are so talented! I need to finish my mud room, work in my garden, tend to the basement.... Oh my, my list is long! Wish me luck. ha. cheers -susan

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Tootsie! Oh, I love your sun room and it looks so nice! Doesn't it feel good to have everything ship shape! It's really a very romantic looking room!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

There is nothing like a good cleaning (except planting new flowers!)!!
Great idea...Love the title too!


Dawn Marie said...

very very beautiful room. I read your posts and I feel like a louse in the world! Your so talented, you do know that dont you?

Mom said...

Good morning sis!! Thanks for the stalking yesterday. It makes me feel loved...haha...well, at least thought of. =)

My husband likes to do woodworking. So, he was most impressed when I told him you build furniture, too. Do you have photos are your pieces? We would love to see them.

I hope you have a great day!

Big Hugs,

Rue said...

Hi Tootsie :)

Everything looks so clean and pretty! That's one way to get motivated... blogging about it ;)

Your patio looks fantastic!!


janet said...

absolutely love your room, so pretty tootsie. How ya doing girl? i thought it was time i stopped in to see what you are up to.

Helen said...

I am exhausted just reading that $$%&*(@ list of yours. Come to Bend and help me please?

Your room looks wonderful ~ as do you, Ms. Tootsie!

Amelia said...

What a great desk... where did you say you found it? Your wing back leather chair needs to go behind the desk...OR...paint one of those dining chairs to match! Awesome look though...I knew it would fit!
P.S. whatever you not look at my blog today HEE,HEE? Remember...I heart you! :)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

You sound like superwoman, zipping around cleaning! Can you come to my house next? The room looks so great, and I know how wonderful it feels to have something completely cleaned up (I have done that on occasion). So many pretty treasures to see in this room. What a lovely place to blog. laurie

Julie said...

Oh, thanks for this post, Tootsie! I am getting my house cleaned and babyproofed for my kids and grands to move home from Germany in just 6 more weeks!!! They will stay here until their apt. is ready (a week or so) must get busy cleaning and organizing! You have inspired me!

It's good to be back again! Thanks for your kind words!

xoxo- Julie

Designs on 47th Street said...

That is a great room!! Truly! You must feel so good to have it picture perfect and blog ready! :)

I have a couple of questions for you:

My strawberry plants are lush and beautiful (yr. three for them) My berries are few and small. OK, so I haven't fertilized them like I should have! Is that the problem? Is there still hope for them this season? They are June bearers but we've had a cool spring so far.

Also, when you fertilize, do you use some sort of hose adapter? I use the Miracle Grow and mix up in a gallon bucket. It seems I'm forever going over to mix up more and the job tends to take forever. I need some Tootsie help, paleeze!!!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I NEED to do the windows...but..think I will hire it out! What a beautiful room!

Sassy said...

You are my idol! I have got to get on the stick....or my cleaning broom and get BUSY!!! You home is wonderfully homey!