Nicole’s Nice

I finally had a few coins jingling in my pockets, so I was able to hire Nicole Ramer from OrganizedByNicole  to come clean and organize for me.   The cleaning took most of her time.   (Hi, remember me, PurpleSlob??)

She is running a special for Polk County, $25 an hour for cleaning.  She just added that to her menu of services.  And, she doesn’t use harsh chemicals!   Baking soda, vinegar, Dawn, and lemon essential oil.  The house smelled so pretty!   It fooled me into thinking she had snuck behind my back, and squooze fresh lemons, and made lemonade!!

 

 

Alas, she had not.  😦

But, it was a good fantasy while it lasted!!

Anyway, this is how you know you’ve had an organizer clean your bathroom:

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Did I mention that I LOVE HER????

She knows how to take of the important things FIRST!! lol

Tune in next week, to see what other miracles she performs!!

Skunk head- just for LBeth!

Here is your special order, ma’am, hot off the press!

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I was helping my aunts paint my grandmama’s house, the same one I was sitting on the porch, after Grandma had passed.  Unfortunately, no one in the family could buy it, so it was going on the market.  😦

So, here we were, painting the ceiling of the dining room, do ya feel where this is going???

We are all laughing, then crying, talking about Grandma, and memories we had in the house.  So, after a too long crying jag, I painted someone’s shirt back, just to get a laugh.  Then, it was all out paint war!

Before long, we all had paint smeared hither to yon.  I already had flecks in my hair, so I painted the stripe down the top, and said, “Hey, y’all!  Remember when Sherry skunked me??”

They all stared at me horrified!!  “Melinda!!  That is oil paint!  You’re gonna have to use paint thinner to get that out!!”

“Yeah, but do ya remember when Sherry put that streak of white down my hair, by using all the bleach on me, cuz I was too impatient to wait for her to do it right??  Blast from the past, baby!

And, just like 35-ish years previously, it had to grow out.  But!  This time Mama couldn’t yell at me for ruining my hair!  HA!

I love my adventure filled life!

Premio Dardos: Prize Darts

I’ve been nominated for another award.  (YAY!!! Another one!!  She likes me, she really likes me!)

Gail from Snapshots in Cursive, has nominated me for the Premio Dardos Award.

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How sweet!  Thank you Gail!

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The rules are:
Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.

Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

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The Premio Dardos {means Prize Darts in Spanish} Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.
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Gail, from SnapshotsinCursive, is a wonderful lady.  She cooks up such yummy recipes, I nearly drown my computer, with drool, everytime I log onto her site!  And her photography is simply stunning.  And she does it herself!  (Check out her link above, to see what I mean.  Put a napkin under your chin first!)

Gail has been such an encouragement to me.  She reaches out, likes my stuff, and comments on my posts.  And she shares knowledge with me.  She has definitely helped me improve as a blogger.  (For instance, she let me copy these theatre masks from her post!)

Thank you so much, Gail for being so special, and such an encourager.

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I would like others to know that I appreciate their inner voice and desire to stay connected as well. Therefore I submit the following blogs for nomination of the “Premio Dardos Award!”:

James

S. Robert

Staci

Carmen

Debbie

Joel

On Sept. 7, 2015

Neerja nominated me too!  Thanks, NJ!   Go see her, and say hello from Melinda!

https://ametalk.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/premio-dardos-award/

Then  Creative Crafts DIY also nominated me for a Premio Darts Award.  Thank you, Creative!  Here’s a link to her blog:

https://creativecraftsdiy.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/premio-dardos-award.  Go say hi, and tell her Melinda sent ya!

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Thanks so much to these 3 sweet ladies, for thinking so highly of me!  I return the sentiment!

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