Solutions to Treat the High-Traffic Areas of Your Carpet

You may have read a post or two before from me, noting that the only places in our current home that are covered in carpet are three closets. (Well, we have large area rugs, but actual carpet is only in three closets.) One of those closets being our master bedroom walk-in. It’s a pretty large closet, and it’s also the favorite spot of CoCo the black kitty.

When we first brought CoCo to this house, she was terrified, because she didn’t know what was happening and she didn’t know where she was. The first place she went was into the closet, because, by the time we got her to the house, we already had some of our clothes in the closet. I think she could smell our scent on them, and it was comforting to her.

She has loved that closet ever since. Especially when she’s scared. She’ll head for the closet in a heartbeat.

When we brought home Taffy the white doggy, CoCo started spending even more time in that closet. We realized it was a safe place for her, so we bought a little pet gate and we keep that at the closet door, and even started keeping her food and water in there, so Taffy couldn’t get to it.

I say all that to say this: even though we don’t have much carpet at our home, there is a LOT of traffic that happens on the carpet that’s in the Master Bedroom closet…and it was looking a little dingy.

However, blogger Pheeby Snow sent me a post to publish that will help my dingy Master Bedroom closet carpet…and any carpet you may have around your home, too! Let’s check out what she has to say!


Properly-chosen carpets can create a pleasant atmosphere in your home, and all the interior designers pay a considerable amount of attention to them. But after the initial excitement of the fresh new carpet comes the more difficult part – its maintenance.

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Blogiversary Event & HUGE GIVEAWAY!!!

Welcome to our One Year Blogiversary Giveaway Celebration!

Join us and enter to win one of the 6 prizes, totaling over $325

I am SO excited to be a part of this giveaway – it’s the biggest one I’ve ever participated in! And I’m thrilled to be a co-host,
along with old and new blogger friends!

So…without further ado…check out these awesome ladies and the awesome prizes, and ENTER TO WIN! Here we go…


Hosted by:

Intelligent Domestications, My Pinterventures, 2 Crochet Hooks, and Meatloaf and Melodrama

The four of us are turning one this month and we’ve come together to celebrate our one year blogiversary! Of course, we wouldn’t have made it this far if it weren’t for all of your support. To help us celebrate this milestone, a few of our blogging buddies have joined with us to co-host this party and make this blogiversary celebration and giveaway possible.

Special thanks to our wonderful co-hosts:

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Just click on their photos or links below to visit their blogs!

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Alli @An Alli Event

MJ @Daisy & June

Andrea @Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries

Becky and Glenna @My Paper Craze

Jessica @Army Wife to Suburban Life

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Angelique @God’s Growing Garden

Heather @Here We Go Again…Ready?

Kristen @The Road to Domestication

Laura @Michigan Saving and More

Trish @The Decoratoraholic

Time sure flies when you’re having fun and we can’t believe it’s already been a year since we started blogging! Whoo hoo! To thank everyone that has helped support our blogs, we’d like to help kick off your fall season with the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes. You’ll have 6 chances to win!

One grand prize winner will receive $150 in cold hard cash – cha-ching! But wait, there’s still 5 more chances to win a prize. Thanks to our fabulous sponsors, one lucky winner will win a sponsor gift package. Plus, each blogiversary blog will be giving one gift prize to a lucky winner too. That’s six ways to win a prize and start your fall season off with a bang!


**winners will be randomly chosen through eligible Rafflecopter entries**

One lucky winner will win $150 CASHhappycash400

Special thanks to our sponsors for providing these wonderful gifts.

Sponsor Gifts:

One lucky winner will win these great prizes – Chloe + Isabel earrings (Value $22) from Andrea’s Chloe +Isabel Shop, Monogrammed Burlap Chevron Garden Flag (Value $29.99) from Brand it Boutique, $25 Gift Card from Julie’s La Bella Baskets, and a Halloween Door Hanger (Value $30) from Becky at My Paper Craze (contact her through her blog for orders).

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Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway Details:

  • Giveaway begins September 15th 12:00 AM EST and ends September 30th 11:59 PM EST
  • Cash prize of $150 is open worldwide and payment will be made via Paypal. All other prizes are open to residents in the United States only
  • Must be 18 yrs. and older to enter
  • Void where prohibited
  • One entry per household, per address
  • Winners of all prizes will have 24 hours to respond to winner notification email, or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen
  • Winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter drawing
  • Winning entries will be verified
  • Sponsors will be individually responsible for prize fulfillment

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Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. Void where prohibited by law. One entrant per household, per address. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact or if you have any additional comments or questions.

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

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My Cannot-Live-Without-Items

The other day, while on my commute, I noticed a plume of thick dark gray smoke in the distance. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?!


LOST!!! Did anyone besides me LOVE that show?!

I promise, it looked JUST LIKE THAT! And it made me think of the show, and also the craziness that is the Malaysian airliner; the one that’s disappeared without a trace! And on the creative side of my brain, I totally believe they have crashed on some gorgeous island unknown to humankind, and they’re just all trying to stay alive and get back home!

Not long after, I received an email from the lovely Alexandra from Man Crates. Have you heard of Man Crates? They are a new company that ships awesome gifts for men in custom wooden crates! (It’s the equivalent of a woman’s favorite kind of gift basket, really!) Man Crates’ mission is literally to end the difficulties that have long been associated with buying gifts for MEN!

Alexandra had one question for me: what’s in your personal survival kit?


The question was then clarified: if you were stranded on a desert island, what 5 things would you want to have with you?

Hmmm…that’s a good one! It took me right back to LOST…and here’s what I’ve decided:

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I’m in the Mood to Redecorate…

Just wait. When my husband (who is subscribed to my blog, of course!) gets the notification that I published a post called “I’m in the Mood to Redecorate”, I’m gonna hear about it!

But honestly, I am sooo in the mood!

Right now, our living room is shades of brown and burgundy. I chose that because I felt like it was warm and comfy and hospitable – and it’s all those things. See?


I mean, I’m definitely no designer, but I think it’s cozy! But it’s been like that for a few years now, and I’m wanting to do something different! I think maybe white, and shades of yellow and gray!

Also, our comforter on the bed in the Master Bedroom needs to be replaced, so I’m thinking a combination of teal and corral! (The room is already teal and browns, but I want to brighten it up a little bit! It feels dark sometimes, and I don’t like that.)

And third, our front bedroom will eventually, down the road, no, I am not pregnant, turn into a nursery. And I’ve always loved the white, navy blue and kelly green combo…kind of like what I have going here on the blog! So I might go that route, one never knows!

As I’m pondering all of these things, I got an email from Holly at Chairish.

Okay, first of all: are you familiar with Chairish?

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Home Matters Link Party #5

It’s week 5 of Home Matters Linky Party!

We are having so much fun reading all your posts, learning about your creative work, and getting to know and connect with you!

Thanks to all those who linked up with us last week. We had 42 link ups this past week. Let’s keep on linking and sharing each other’s posts!

Congrats to those who have been featured this week! If this is your first time here, Welcome!

We look forward to seeing your matters of the home links such as: home décor tips and tricks, DIY, homesteading, homeschooling, child rearing, frugal living, sustainability, and organizational tips.

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Here are a few simple rules for this party:

1. Follow the hosts on at least one form of social media. You can tag that follow with #HomeMatters
2. Link up to 3 posts per party. Please note that we (host & co-hosts) reserve the right to use any photo you have linked up to be featured at the next party, should it be chosen. All credits would be yours!
3. Please visit other links and share the love you seek.
Note: This is a family blog, so please be respectful when linking and commenting. Thanks!

Meet Your Hosts of the Home Matters Party.intelligentdomestications.com758

Kristen at The Road To Domestications:


Zan(Flourishing At Home)

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Shirley at Intelligent Domestications:

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Kristen at The Road To Domestication shared a great review of Cedar Lane Natural Foods which are Gluten Free.

Zan at Flourishing At Home and her family are just getting settled into their new home. She shared Moving Part 2: Issues to Overcome in the New Home Moving Part 2: Issues to Overcome in the New Home

Shirley at Intelligent Domestications shared an entry for a Dollar Store Fall Craft contest, Scarecrow Candy Corn Centerpiece.

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Roopini at Let’s Make it Lovely shared a fantastic DIY project. You can read all about it here: DIY Starburst Mirror.

Check out this beautiful Make Your Own iPad Cover DIY from Sahana at Vikalpah!

Get a load of these Anthropologie Inspired Confetti Glasses from Cassie at Kent Heartstrings.


And new this week, here are the two posts that tied for MOST CLICKS!

Meal in a Pumpkin from Kallee at Creative Southern Home


15 Tips & Tricks Organize Your Home from Lorelai at Life with Lorelai



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Thanks for coming to the Home Matters Link Party and have fun linking up!