my favorite spring cleaning tip {featuring Bona}

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No matter what the temperature outside currently is, the fact is indisputable, Spring is right around the corner! And that, of course, means warmer weather, blooming flowers, longer days and, of course, spring cleaning. I decided that this year, instead of tackling a couple dozen smaller (and less impactful) cleaning projects, I would focus on one effective spring cleaning task to make the whole house shine.

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I’m a big believer that “if your floors are clean, the whole house is clean.” Nothing makes my home feel cleaner than clean and shiny floors. So with that in mind, I purchased a few Bona hardwood products, and got to work. For this task, I used my Bona mop, Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner, a Microfiber Applicator Pad, and Hardwood Floor Polish.

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Can you see the difference? My hardwood floors positively sparkled after one application of the Floor Polish. The difference was truly astounding, and the process was EASY.

First, we swept the floors and used the Hardwood Floor Cleaner and the Bona mop to clean the floors. We then affixed the Microfiber Applicator Pad to the mop, squirted the Floor Polish on the floor, and used the mop to apply the polish to the floor. Wait an hour for it to dry, and you’re done!

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And while there are LOTS of hardwood cleaners on the market, Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaners are non-toxic, GREENGUARD certified, and leave no residue. This is super important to me as a mom with little ones that play, read, and literally roll around on the floors. They are third-party certified to be safe and effective and that means a lot to me.

After this long Winter we’ve had, anybody up for a trip to the beach?  Enter Bona’s Keep It Clean Personality Quiz to play for a chance to win a Bona® Hardwood Floor Mop Express INSTANTLY! Registering will enter you for the chance to win a year of cleaning services for your home and the Grand Prize: a trip for 4 to Hawaii!

Also, you’ll want to sign up for the BonaFide Fanatics mailing lists to get a $3 coupon instantly!

 
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be brave {free printable}

I just love some of the color trends I’m seeing for Spring. They’re bright, cheerful, and exactly what we need after this long Winter. Today, I’m sharing a free printable perfect for happy nurseries and craft spaces alike. Enjoy!
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diy glittered shoes {a tutorial}

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My WORD, y’all . . . this is one of those DIYs that turned out so much cuter than I could have imagined, and it was SO easy to boot. Simple canvas mary janes + glitter + Mod Podge is all you need for this darling DIY. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Materials:
Mod Podge Gloss
canvas shoes (I found these mary janes from Hobby Lobby (on sale, too!)
glitter (I used gold and pink, extra fine glitter)
round foam brush
painters tape

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Step 1: First, you’ll want to glitter the straps of the shoes. Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to one of your straps, and sprinkle liberally with glitter. Tap to remove excess. Repeat with your other shoe.

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Step 2: Tape off the sides of the shoe, so that when you use your foam brush to add Mod Podge to the side of your shoe, you’ll get a scallop shape once tape is removed.

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Step 3: Use your round foam brush to dot Mod Podge around the perimeter of your shoe. Sprinkle with glitter, and then remove the tape.

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Step 4: Let dry, and tap off excess glitter. Find a cute little model to wear your new creations and you’re done!

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