Denver Area News

June 22, 2017

Top Household Trends of 2017

top household trends for 2017 

Posted in Did You Know?
June 16, 2017

10 Mistakes of First Time Home Buyers

10 mistakes of first time home buyers

Posted in Buyer Tips
June 12, 2017

10 THINGS HOME BUYERS ARE LOOKING FOR

REVISION

 

Posted in Selling Your Home
June 9, 2017

10 THINGS TO ASK AT AN OPENHOUSE

10 QUESTIONS TO ASK AT AN OPEN HOUSE

Posted in Moving Tips
June 6, 2017

5 THINGS HOME BUYERS ARE WILLING TO PAY MORE FOR

5 THINGS HOME BUYERS PAY MORE FOR

Posted in Buyer Tips
May 25, 2017

May Newsletter

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Posted in Newsletters
April 28, 2017

9 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND

April 24, 2017

50 uses for Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Magic eraser

 

50 Uses for Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Where to buy Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in bulk!

  1. Remove dried paint from door hinges
  2. Make tennis shoes look new
  3. Clean white grout effortlessly
  4. Remove set-in Tea and Coffee stains in the maker, pitcher or coffee cups
  5. Remove scuff marks on floors, doors and baseboards coffee mugs
  6. Clean and polish gold jewelry
  7. Remove mold & mildew from anything plastic
  8. Remove soap scum in the tub and shower
  9. Clean splatters inside the microwave
  10. Remove marks on vinyl siding
  11. Clean mirrors in the bathroom (keeps shower mirrors from fogging up)
  12. Remove adhesive residue after removing stickers
  13. Remove hair dye from counter tops and floors
  14. Clean light colored suede
  15. Clean black scuff marks from baseboards from your vacuum
  16. Clean out plastic coolers inside and out even those that dirty grimy/greasy hands have touched
  17. Remove rust spots on counter tops
  18. Remove soot off walls near the fireplace (be gentle if you have matte paint)
  19. Remove nail polish spills or stains
  20. Clean sticky/dusty range hood over the stove
  21. Clean air bake cookie sheets and bake ware (the kind with all the grooves)
  22. Clean oven shelves and the grates on the grill
  23. Remove wet nose marks from pets on the windows (car windows too)
  24. Clean the plastic agitator inside your washing machine
  25. Clean inside of your crock pot
  26. Clean the car tires, (including white wall tires), & head lightshead lights
  27. Clean the break dust from hub caps of your car
  28. Remove grass stains from shoes after mowing the lawn
  29. Remove pollen from patio furniture
  30. Remove stains on leather seats, purses, chairs, etc. 
  31. Remove magic marker, permanent marker, and ballpoint ink from virtually any surface
  32. Clean plastic doll faces,
  33. Clean dry erase board that won't ever erase completelydry erase
  34. Remove built up gunk from vinyl seats
  35. Remove tar from your car's paint
  36. Remove paint scratches on your car from minor fender benders
  37. Remove bugs from your car windshield, grille and bumper
  38. Clean white porch railings, columns & pillars
  39. Clean soap scum from hot tub
  40. Remove dark paint on light-colored carpet 
  41. Remove crayon marks from walls
  42. Clean the inside of the refrigerator
  43. Remove food stains inside plastic food containers
  44. Clean oven door
  45. Clean swimming pool stairs
  46. Clean window screens (still in the window)
  47. Clean dish drainers that have lime and build up
  48. Remove built up algae and water deposits from ceramic flower pots
  49. Remove tarnish from silversilver
  50. Remove hair product build up from flat iron and curling ironsflat iron

 

 

Posted in Did You Know?
April 14, 2017

April Newsletter 2017

 

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Posted in Newsletters
April 14, 2017

DIY Planter Ideas

We love spending time outdoors in Colorado.  Having people over and entertaining in our back yard is one of our favorite past times when the weather warms up. I'm looking for fresh ideas to jazz up my yard, to make a statement, add some color and maybe even a conversation piece. Here are some creative ideas I've found in my online search. 

tire planters

Photo credit:http://www.hometalk.com/1506121/how-to-start-seeds-in-just-3-days

This is a great idea for a courtyard or a rooftop if you live in the city! What a great way to add some green to an urban landscape. I however live in the country so what better way to make use of an old roadside tire then make it into a tree swing/planter!

tire swing

Photo credit: http://diyshowoff.com/2013/07/02/diy-tire-planter-tutorial/

After my move, we defenately found we had more furniture than we had room for. One of my great-grandfathers chairs that has been passed down for 2 generations has landed in my care. However, the seat has become all but worn out completely and really the chair has lost it's ability to function as a safe place to rest your rear ;). I think this idea will be a great way to use the chair, without compromising the safety of the person sitting in it, and will make my mother happy I haven't just put it in a dark storage room or thrown it out. 

 

chair

Photo credit: http://goingalittlecoastal.blogspot.com/2012/10/plant-chair-or-planter-chair-and.html

 

Speaking of using things you have laying around, here are some fun ideas to use what you aren't using for their intended purpose and finding a way to use them as a planter! 

shoes

Photo credit: shelterness

 

trucks

Photo Credit: http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/35910/tough-truck-gets-a-makeover

bird cage

Photo Credit: EMpressofdirt

If you know me, you know I LOVE black and white! I love the contrast and you can always throw in some solids with it to make the color's pop. I love mixing stripes, and geometric prints with florals just to add some interest. Taking a pot you already have and giving it a face lift is perfect! Don't forget to check out your local thrift stores or does your neighborhood have a public Facebook page that people list things for free? 

b&W

Photo Credit: Dimples and Tangles

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And one more idea for all those old kitchen tins and containers that you might be storing in a hutch or cabinet that you honestly haven't used in 2 decades! Don't go out and buy a new planter when you know there's something lurking about in your basement or kitchen! 

tins

Photo Credit: Architectureartdesigns

Do you have some other creative and fresh ideas to re-purpose or create a planter? Please send me some comments and post a picture! 

 

Happy Spring!

-Lucy R. Kellogg 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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