Archive | December, 2015

31 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Glitter gone.

Here’s a very tiny tip: When the shine comes off, and the carpet’s covered in glitter from ornaments, decorating and celebrating, grab a ball of Play-Do. Roll it over the mess to pick up the loose bits of shine. That’s about as much housecleaning as we’re going to do today. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=1044

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24 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Brighter days ahead.

It’s time for family and friends, celebrating the holidays and getting through the darkest part of the year. As Charles Shultz said, “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”  We hope you’ve enjoyed your share of “a little something extra” this year. We’ve built our business by providing it to every customer, every […]

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16 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Splurge on cashmere.

Like most natural fibers, cashmere comes in many grades and, like fine wine, you can’t cut corners on the quality of the raw material. Thicker sweaters will be more expensive, and simpler knits like a jersey stitch, will be the lowest price. Whether it’s a $50 pullover or a $1,000 Loro Piana cable knit, cashmere […]

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12 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Traveling for the holidays?

Make your trip easier by packing smarter. Choose a travel wardrobe that will do double or triple duty for extended wear. Use the plastic wrap from your cleaning to separate items and prevent wrinkling. Stuff shoes with stockings and underwear. Pack complete children’s outfits, complete with socks and underwear, in zip plastic bags.  Have safe, […]

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05 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Snuggle up.

Snuggle up, it’s dark and nights are cold. To get the most relaxing and refreshing sleep, strip the bedding and clean your mattress. Mix 20 drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender, chamomile, sandalwood or geranium are classic) into a box of baking soda, mix well and massage into the mattress. Wait an hour or […]

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03 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Shearling season.

From runway to lodge, shearling’s cuddly warmth makes it a cold weather favorite. Sheepskin’s soft wool fibers are naturally thermostatic, wicking away moisture while they insulate. Caring for your shearling starts with gentle brushing to restore suede’s nap and remove surface soil. Fluff the inside lightly with a wire dog brush. Caught in some wet […]

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