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Thursday, March 31, 2016

It's The Little Things


A clean kitchen sink.  Not just rinsed out but actually
bleached, scrubbed, glowing and empty.  It's rare occurance 
is something to celebrate.  It's something to admire
...just like when you see the bottom of the
laundry hamper. haha.


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  1. It seems that even with just the two of us there is never a bottom to the laundry hamper.
    I just did that to my kitchen sink too.
    It made me feel like everything was right with the world.

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    1. That is so true! I've admired it all afternoon....almost time to make dinner so it will only be
      a memory! haha.

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  2. . . . and all ready to mess up again . . haha
    Great that you keep on top of it all so well . . :)

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    1. Yep..I'm about to empty the boys' lunch boxes...it will be full again! haha.

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    2. It's called the "Second Law of Thermodynamics" ~ things run down and chaos comes out of order until work and intelligence reverse things again . . . I read that the whole Universe is slowly running down but an fantastic amount of order still is there . . . and of course 'someone' must have put that order there in the first place . . . . :)

      I know more order must be restored at my place . . . haha

      btw . . .like your new instagram piccies and the one of you . . :)

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    3. What am I saying? The two of you ~ you seem to grow a little younger by the day . . . :)

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    4. Well, I like that! Hope it stops at about 25 though. haha.

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    5. I'd settle for 35 again . . . but knowing what I know now . . . hate to have to learn it all again . . . haha! . . :)

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    6. How about the young body with the wise mind? I'd take that any day! lol.

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    7. Oh yes . . . . glad you think I am wise . . . haha

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    8. I was talking about me! lol...

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  3. I suppose all the dirty dishes have been moved just out of shot? Go on, admit it. ;-)

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    1. That is the weirdest mixer tap I have ever seen.

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  4. I love that and the green plant completes the picture!

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    1. He's there so I don't forget to water him! :)

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  5. Oh Betsy...isn't that a great feeling. I had a mishap when I did my sick this week. I had on a new turquoise top that I really loved and walked in the kitchen to do something and notice the sink looks dingy. Without thinking and putting on an apron....I proceed to clean with clorex.....yep...some of the bleach water splashed some drops on my top...and before I could do anything...white spots... Clean sink....ruined top....My bad.... Now it's a work top..

    Not only a clean sink, but love your little plant, and soap and is that a bird?? Funny I have a little green bird on my sink next to my hand soap.

    Hugs.

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    1. Oh, I've done that before...more than once!

      Yes, it's a bird. Great minds... :)

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  6. The crowning glory to your beautiful sink is your faucet!

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  7. I do love a clean kitchen sink. Yours is making me drool! HaHa!

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    1. There is something about a clean one, isn't there?
      It makes you feel like the house is in order...or at least the kitchen. haha.

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  8. haha mine was always nice and clean
    Only used one plate at my scene
    Not so here
    Barely ever clear

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    1. How's your ocd holding up
      with all those cats and a few pups?
      Dishes galore in the sink
      and many litter boxes that may just stink.
      lol....

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    2. lol I lock us in a room
      My then ocd avoids such doom

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    3. You could always clean up
      for all the cats and pups.
      Show them how it's done
      as your time there just begun.
      Earn your board and keep.
      They'll be speechless without a peep.
      lol....

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  9. I hear 'ya!!
    I have stainless steel here at home...always looks hideous!
    I am having my farm sink at the cottage refinished this Spring...so happy about that!
    Enjoy your dinner!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Oooh..it will look just like new! How very fun!

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  10. Sparkling!
    Do you know FlyLady? She always talks about a clean kitchen sink being the first step to conquering clutter. Sometimes it's my ONLY step. But hey... it's a step!

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    1. I do know FlyLady! She has some good, inspiring ideas and a huge following. Her schedules didn't jive with my life here, though...I tried to follow her a few times. But I do like her philosophy!

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  11. It looks very nice!! I was never allowed to do the dishes or load the dishwasher because getting too hot always brought on my seizures. But I love to do laundry - not sure why, but I do. lol.

    p.s. it's storming really bad here right now - hope it's not headed your way!

    Marla

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    1. I enjoy doing the laundry, too! It's the chore I always start with! I drag my feet on the bathrooms the most. haha. We're supposed to get rain tomorrow so I'm sure it's on it's way from you! It's already very cloudy!

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    2. Oh yes, the dreaded bathrooms. I agree! These storms weren't supposed to arrive until tomorrow but they're already here, and I either just heard really big raindrops or hail!

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    3. Hail? Well, we need the rain...but you can keep any hail!

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  12. the birds killed me!!! Thank-you God !

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  13. Having a clean and empty sink makes a person feel so good! And you're right - it doesn't last. :)
    I love the way you have your soap and lotion (?) in that tray with a cute little bird!

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  14. I like things cleaned....especially windows, I dislike looking through a dirty window.
    Your sink looks sparkling and love the faucet.
    ~Jo

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    1. My windows are AWFUL right now...I didn't clean them last year at all. Ugh.
      Can't wait to get to them this spring!

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  15. The best! Did you see that meme floating around this week of the mom giving that look when someone in the family is bringing another dish after the sink is clean? You know...the death look. :)

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    1. Haha...no, I didn't see that! But I can relate completely! :)

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  16. Even if the rest of the house is spotless, if there are dishes in the sink and a single (but mildly overflowing) laundry basket it feels like the whole house is a mess!

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    1. The kitchen sink...it's like the throne of the house! Lol....

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  17. Little things are the most important things in life... and seeing a wonderful sink like yours can make the difference when you come back home after a working day!

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    1. Yes, that is so true...I do love my sink. And you look like you're having fun with some kitchen updates, too!

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    2. Oh yes, I had a lot of fun... I spent my Easter long weekend working hard but it has been worth it

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    3. It is fun, isn't it? It's amazing what a little change will do for a room!

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  18. House work is a never ending chore.

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    1. It sure is.....thankfully, I enjoy most of it!

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  19. Dish washing is a never ending chore around here because I do it by hand, but let me get to the bottom of the laundry ironing basket and I am Queen Domestic Engineer for the day!! :)

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    1. Yes, I agreee...that is a wonderful feeling!

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  20. Hi Betsy - yes .. just sometimes cleaning up makes a world of difference ... your white sinks look so good ... finishing anything off is good news! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Having things orderly reduces my stress....it feels like I'm in control of at least something! haha.

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  21. Lol I agree!! Saturdays I bleach the sink and it always makes me smile. :)

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  22. i forget how pretty a clean white sink can look especially with a plant nearby. Beautiful photo. I have stainless steel which I actually don't care for much and a black refrigerator and stove - never again - the fingerprints and streaks on them show up constantly and are impossible to keep clean.

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    1. I see the pros and cons of stainless and porcelain. I had porcelain before and swore I wouldn't do it again...so hard to keep clean! But I caved at this sink. It has a coating on it that repeals stains so I think it will be much easier to keep clean. Still, that just washed look is the best!

      I have a black stove! I know what you mean!

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  23. Mine is stainless steel but I love to see it sparkling. Every now and again I get the urge to shine it up.

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    1. Yep...it just makes the whole kitchen look better~

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  24. In my house an empty sink is a fleeting moment! lol Yours looks great!

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  25. That sink is awesome. Clean is too. I was told not to use bleach on my Kohler sink because it cuts the shine off the finish. I don't know if that is true but they have me buying their pricey cleaner. I probably am getting had though. For the past 3 days I have threatened to clean bathrooms. They have kept, maybe today.

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    1. I agree with that...I mistakenly used Soft Scrub with bleach on my old porcelain sink and it took off the finish. Then it was a sponge for any little stain or mark. I use clorox spray with bleach on this..just a quick spray and immediately wash it with a cloth and dish soap. It's worked well for over a year now.

      Good luck with the bathrooms. lol....

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  26. Happy birthday to Lauren today! I hope there is some good cake involved.

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    1. Yes...cupcakes! ...her favorite kind, along with her favorite shrimp scampi. yum. :)

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  27. I love your sink Betsy!!! Same here, rarely it is completely empty ... Happy birthday to Lauren! Wishing you all a wonderful time!

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    1. Welcome home! :) My sink hasn't been the same since I took that picture. haha....

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  28. Ooooo, cupcakes and shrimp scampi! Yum. Happy Birthday to dear Lauren. xx

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