Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dryer Vent Wizard

UPDATE:  Turns out the dryer tube runs out of the dryer into the wall....then up the wall...through the ceiling and out.  It was COMPLETELY clogged.  Awful!  As far as we know, it has never been cleaned so going years and years and years of lint and possibly not all ours....YUCK!  Now for the good news....all cleaned out.  Used to have to run the dryer at least 3 times on high to get anything to dry.....NOW......one cycle on low and all is dry...including towels!  WHAT?!  That is awesome AND the lint trap was filled with lint as it should have been.  I am interested to see the impact on our power bill too.  Good stuff!!!

Just throwing this out there for your safety!  My dryer has been acting up by making me run loads 2 and 3 times to get them dry.  It is an older dryer and I thought that was what was causing the problem.  Then the other day, I washed some towels and blankets and there was no lint in the lint trap and there should have been a TON!  Then it hit me that maybe there was a blockage…..then it hit me…if there is a blockage then maybe that is why things aren’t drying…..I am a little slow putting things together….should have figured this out a while back…but anway….

Called my plumber who recommended and appliance repair guy who said we needed to Dryer Vent Wizard.  I called them and someone was out there the next day.  Turns out we were completely blocked.  We could have had a fire on our hands!!!  They came in and vacuumed the entire length of the dryer tube from the wall through the ceiling and out the vent in the front outside.  Just wanted to pass on in case you haven’t thought of this and have never had yours cleaned…..

They are a national company so you may or may not have a franchise in your area but just do a search for anyone that cleans air ducts....they will probably do this too.....

 1-866-SAFE (7233)

(lots of testimonials on the website)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Oh the Summer Flip-Flop Heels....

I don't know if you guys go through the same thing but in the summer with all the heat and all the flip-flops.....the heels get a little dry.  I have tried lotion and special potions and then the sweet, sweet Celeste who does our pedicures said to get this:  Glysolid!  This miracle cream is awesome.  You just need to put a little on every night before you go to bed.  You don't need to glop it on....which I learned....just a little every night and after a week....awesome!!!

My mom was in a car accident when she was 18 and broke her neck....she is obviously fine now, but while she was in traction and stuck in a bed for so long, she got an awful bedsore on one of her heels.  It has always been an issue.  It always gets tough and can cause pain.  Celeste told her to try this.  Mom started it right after the last pedicure and used it every night.  Three or so weeks later when she went back, Celeste did not have to use the scrubby heel buffer on her heel or heels at all.  They were perfectly smooth.

I was not as regimented with mine so last time I went, I still had to have the buffer but since then, I have been on point so now I put some on every night and it has made a big difference!  Anyway....we bought it on Amazon and it is about $9-$10 bucks.  It will last a while....you don't need a lot.

Here is the outside and the inside.....just thought I would share....I am all about being sucked into beauty products!  I will try them all and will let you know!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Today is Mom's birthday!  Got her a turquoise cake!  It is soooooooo good!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Russian Fair Rides

This would be a big NOPE for me!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

S&P Snow Globes

I found these little salt and pepper "snow" globes on the Epic What website.....they were too cute!  We have way too many salt and pepper shakers BUT I love them!