Zapping My Microwave Clean With Zep!

Oh….how I dread to clean my microwave!  It’s just a yuckie job that seems to take several times to get clean, fresh, and ready to go.  So, I jumped at the chance to try Zep’s Microwave Miracle Foam Cleaner, and since I am a fan of their products, I was hoping that this would zap my microwave clean and with ease.

(I was sent a free sample of Zep Microwave Miracle Foaming Cleaner to try, and then review from Crowdtap.  All of the expressed opinions are my own)

Check out my video review below:

 

 

 

So, if you would like to give Zep a try for yourself, head over to their website and see where you can buy some of this miracle cleaner for yourself.  

Here are some social media links for even more info:

Zep Twitter

Zep Facebook

Zep YouTube

#MicrowaveMiracle, #ZepCleansters, #TryZep

Free Painting Flowers In Acrylics Online Class

I am a huge lover of art, and could literally spend hours in the stores or online admiring paintings, sculptures, photography, or side-walk chalk drawings.  (check out my For The Love Of Art board on Pinterest)   It’s amazing to me how an artist can take a special moment in time and draw, paint, or sculpt it into something that the rest of us can enjoy for many years to come.    

I have personally used a painting or photograph as inspiration to design & color different rooms in my home.  I also like to paint unique, colorful, patterns on furniture and my walls,  but would like to learn how to paint flowers, leaves, and other nature elements.      

So, my opportunity is here, and I signed up to take this FREE  “Painting Flowers in Acrylic Class” at Craftsy.com!   I currently have a piece of furniture that I would love to paint like the Johnathan Charles design above, and save myself about $2,300!  🙂   Now, it’s probably not going to turn out as well as this, but ya never know….so please wish me luck, cause I’m gonna need it!  

Below are the details for this class, and while your there, check out the other free classes that Craftsy.com is offering.   Please let me know if you decide to join, and share your new creations!  🙂      

 

Painting Flowers in Acrylic class!

 

 

Painting Flowers in Acrylic

 

 

 

For Free You Get:

 

 

• 5 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access

• Downloadable class materials, including reference images and supplies

• Hours of up-close instruction

• Answers from other students in our virtual classroom

 

DIY Tiling Review

Lying Down The Tile

In a recent post I did a product review on Benjamin Moore Aura Waterborne Interior Paint, and I was extremely 20130209-124207.jpgpleased with how the colors in my bathroom had turned out. I have now moved on to the next phase of my D.I.Y. project, tiling a wall border and bathroom floor. Since, I had never tiled a floor before, I decided to attend a Do It Herself workshop on, “How To Tile A Floor” that my local Home Depot was hosting. I really enjoyed the live demontration by the Home Depot associate who eagerly answered questions about what products to use, and he encouraged us to come up front and try the tiling techniques ourselves. Afterwards, I went and did my favorite thing to do, shopping for the materials that I would need to complete my project! Honestly, I could have stood in the isle of the tiling section for hours looking at the wonderful wall display of completed tiling ideas and samples. It’s a great way to visualize what design possibilities you might create in your own home decor. I chose a copper and natural stone tile combination for my wall border, and you can check out my review here: UNIQUE, HIGH-END, D.I.Y. BATHROOM WALL BORDER

For a little more advise, I entered, “How To Tile A Bathroom Floor?” on You Tube to find a video that I could reference as I went along. I came across an excellent video demonstration, where the gentleman was getting a bathroom floor prepped for tiling, and why you needed to take these first steps seriously. I immediately appreciated how user-friendly and detailed Matt Seiling was, and his tiling tips and tricks were invaluable. I highly encourage you to visit his website and buy his book entitled, “A Unique Step-By-Step Guide: Making Floor Tiling Easier”! Matt is a young family man with a passion to teach other’s how to tile their floors just like the professionals. So, head over to his site and say, “Hi”, he will be happy to answer any tiling questions that you may have.

Below are some pictures that I took of my bathroom project from beginning to end, and I am amazed at how well my bathroom turned out! I not only saved some serious money, but I am really proud that I could do it myself! The only problem I have now, is that my hubby has seen how well I can tile, and he thinks that I should move on to tile our kitchen floor! Say….what?

 

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If you have any questions, or would like to share some of your own D.I.Y tiling projects, then please leave a comment below. I am now getting ready for the upcoming spring season, and I can’t wait to share my spring savings tips and tricks with all of you.