We have the opportunity on the daily to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Whether one goes through their day searching for good deeds to be done,
or simply takes advantage of random opportunities to spread love,
every action (or inaction) has a resounding impact.
The question is: Is your impact today going to be positive, negative, or indifferent?
I have been told that one person can't make a difference.
I affectionately call these people "dummies"...
Those who actively try to hold the rest of us down,
those who would rather watch you drown than help you soar, those who can't grasp the power of positivity to create change.
Whether it's a great recipe found, or an uplifting story to share, you can be sure to find it here.
Let's start a Positivity Revolution, and drown out the dumb!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Dirty Girl

Who is a fan of cleaning? Anyone out there?.....No one? I'm not surprised. I've got no issue messing up the house, but cleaning it up is another story altogether. All I can really say is, Boo.

Sometimes, the house gets a bit on the deeesgusting side, and I'm forced to spend my evening or weekend in meth-head cleaning mode before I can relax. You know that old commercial where the girl is scrubbing her bathroom floor furiously with a toothbrush? That's me, sans the drugs. When the cleaning bug hits me, I don't go half-assed. It also doubles as a workout, since our condo is three stories!

My project last week was our microfiber couch. It was a lovely tan color when I moved in, and has since turned a bit darker tan amidst semi-frequent wine spillage and what Matt says is all my hair product on the top cushions (whatever, haha). I wanted to prove him wrong that we can have a new-looking couch instead of spending money on a new set (because I'm unnecessarily competitive), so I went to Pinterest to find my weapons.

I followed this blog entry for directions, and went at it! This turned into a rather extensive project, as I first Fabreezed each cushion to make them smell so-fresh-and-so-clean. Then I had to basically drench each cushion in alcohol, rub it into each cushion, front and back, with a sponge (I used tan because I couldn't find white sponges). Then, I drank wine (far away from the couch cushions, mind you) while the alcohol evaporated completely. Lastly, I used a white bristled brush to softly buff each cushion to fluffiness. The end result was not perfection, but it looks a heck of a lot better than before, and it cost me about $9 in supplies:

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