Thursday, March 17, 2016

Spring Cleaning

Hello Lovelies,  it appears to be that time again Spring cleaning.  Sometimes I can be a big procrastinator when it comes to this but I am dig in deep this year.  This is going to be a long post so grab a cup of tea or beverage of your chose and sit back and relax.

I found some helpful tips and I thought I would share them with you.

Spring Cleaning Checklists Room by Room Printable and Cleaning Tips - A list of room by room spring cleaning tips and a printable spring cleaning schedule.
Spring is on the horizon, and you may be itching to get your home spotless. Spring cleaning is a great way to deep clean your home and take care of the spots that have been neglected during the winter months. However, many people are unclear about how to spring clean room by room. Take a look below at some helpful spring cleaning tips and use the Spring Cleaning Checklist to help you tackle each room more thoroughly and effectively.
Before you begin spring cleaning your home, you may want to begin by decluttering your house and organizing your home. Then when you are done with your spring cleaning, you will have thoroughly deep cleaned your entire house.
During this process, we will work our way through each room covering all of the spots that may need your attention. You can follow this list as it is written or skip around to the spaces that you feel need your attention first. Let’s get started!

Spring Cleaning Checklists Room by Room Cleaning Tips

Family Room1. Remove all décor from shelves and dust thoroughly.
2. Dust and clean the glass on all hanging pictures and picture frames.
3. Remove all sofa cushions and vacuum, fluff and replace pillows and vacuum as well. If your cushion covers are removable, remove and wash before replacing. If not, you may spot treat them for stains.
4. Dust all appliances, remove any you are no longer using and store away.
5. Remove all area rugs and shake out. Vacuum all carpets, moving furniture so you can access under all of the pieces.
6. Wipe down all base board. Wash walls with a simple mixture of warm water and Murphy's Soap.
7. Dust all plants.
8. Dust all ceiling fan blades. Remove and wash light covers if needed.
9. Dust all light fixtures, replace bulbs if needed, and wipe down light switches.
Kitchen1. Remove all items from cabinets and wipe down the inside with warm water and vinegar. Allow the cabinets to air out. Reconsider items as you return them to the cabinet. Donate what you no longer use.
2. Wipe down the outside of cabinets to remove grease and grime. Pay special attention to the handles.
3. Dust light fixtures. Remove and wash light covering if you need to.
4. Pull large appliances away from the wall if possible to thoroughly sweep and mop the floor. Scrub well in between tiles to clean the grout.
5. Remove all items from the refrigerator. Discard what is no longer edible. Wipe down the entire inside with hot water and soap. Wipe clean and replace the items. Repeat on the outside of the fridge.
6. Run the self cleaning option on the oven or clean yourself. Pay special attention to the outside as well, by removing the knobs to give it a good scrub as well as giving some attention to the grates.
7. Clean the microwave inside and out.
8. Wash all base boards and wall areas thoroughly.
9. Remove silverware and other small items from drawers. Wipe out and return items to area.
More Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen.
1. Dust all furniture pieces thoroughly.
2. Move bed (now is a great time to flip your mattresses as well) and vacuum under it. Return bed to its place and vacuum over the mattresses as well.
3. Wash pillows and duvets base. Replace sheets and pillowcases.
4. Wash all base boards as well as walls with a hot water and soap solution.
5. Dust ceiling fans and remove light coverings so you can thoroughly clean them.
6. Remove clothing items from closet. Donate what you no longer need. Clean out the closet well removing any dust and debris. Return clothing.
7. Do the same with drawers. Remove items, donate what you no longer need, wipe out drawers, and replace.
8. Dust and clean all hanging pictures and décor.
9. Deep clean or spot clean carpets as needed.

Bathrooms1. Deep clean the shower with appropriate cleaners for your tile. Get in between tiles with a toothbrush to really clean the grout. Don’t neglect the shower ceiling.
2. Remove shower head and soak in a lime away product. Clean other shower fixtures with an appropriate cleaning product until they are nice and shiny.
3. Remove shower curtain and launder. Replace the shower liner if needed.
4. Discard any old or empty bath product containers. Wipe down any bath tub storage fixtures with bleach.
5. Remove toilet lid so you can thoroughly clean all the way around the bowl. Clean down to the base of the bowl and don’t forget the handle and back of bowl as well. Let some solution soak in the bowl before scrubbing the entire inside. Replace any automatic bowl cleaner you may have added.
6. Remove all toiletries from vanity drawers and cabinets. Wipe clean and replace. Discard any unused or empty containers.
7. Wash all storage containers out.
8. Clean all mirrors and light fixtures. Replace any bulbs as needed.
9. Launder all bath mats or toilet coverings.
10. Mop floors and wipe clean base boards.
More Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Bathroom.
Play areas1. Clean all toys with hot water and bleach if possible.
2. Remove all toys from shelving or baskets and wash clean before returning.
3. Spot treat flooring or deep clean the carpet and area rugs.
In all rooms
1. Wash windows thoroughly. Remove windows if possible to clean the inside of the window well.
2. Remove and clean all blinds and curtains. Curtains can be laundered while blinds can be dusted and wiped clean.
3. Spot treat any upholstered items that can’t be laundered.
4. Spot treat any wall chips with matching paint.
5. Replace air fresheners or sachets in all rooms with fresh ones.
6. Wipe vents clean and sanitize commonly touched areas such as handles and switches.
Hopefully, these tips will help you tackle each room when you start your spring cleaning this season! When you give these spring cleaning tips a try, you are sure to do a thorough cleaning job that will leave your space feeling fresh and inviting.
You can print out a Spring Cleaning Checklist Room by Room Printable by clicking on the image below or by clicking here.
Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

So now I am going to start in the one place I truly find hard to do that is my studio/sewing room.  The more fabric I buy seem to be the more I need and really I find I don't need it.  Here I have listed some fabric that I will soon list in my shop.

The above fabric shown is truly nice I have 3 yards and about 14inches of this.  I brought this fabric thinking I could make some pillows and cover a bench cushion.  Well that never happened.  Next don't ask me what was I thinking I brought a bolt of the quilted fabric along with a bolt of the matching fabric.  The quilted fabric is 14yds and the coordinating fabric is 26yds.....So as you can see I need fabric therapy.  I will list more later.  My question to you is....Do you also do Spring Cleaning?  Have a great evening all

Peace and Blessings
Cheryl....Snatch JOY!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Always Something

Hello Dear Ones, it feels like months again since I last blogged.  Remember Rosanna from Saturday Night Live
and her phrase "Always something, every time I turn around its always something"  That is how I have been feeling lately.  First the weather had me down.  Which cause my Arthur to pay me a visit .  Sometimes my hands cramp up so bad it just makes tears flow from my eyes.  Then my computer began acting up, well I am just going to keep a positive attitude and hopes that things can only get better now.

So now I am trying to learn how to blog again.  Carolyn can you or someone tell how to be a reply blogger.  I really want to learn how to make a better blogging page.  Also, please forgive me for not responding to a few of my older post.  I promise I am trying to do better with this.  As I have been mentioning before that I am giving away randomly through out the next few months.  Amy won the first give away I will be doing another one next week maybe two.  Again you don't have to do anything but pay for shipping.  (smile) How wonderful is that.  Here is a photo of the first give away

I wish you all a great evening and I will be back real soon. 

Peace and Blessings
Cheryl.....Snatch JOY!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Baking and Sewing

Hello out there in Blog land.  It is a very cold day here in Maryland and for most of the east coast.  So far we have snow fall totals of 20 inches and it has not slowed  down as of yet.  I decided that I would do some baking and sewing today. 

Thought I would treat everyone to some homemade pumpkin muffins and coffee.  The smell through the house was Wonderful.  I have been working on a project and I will be so glad when I am able to share it.  I love so far how it is turning out.  Okay I will at least tell you what it is.  I am making Aprons for us Plus size Ladies.  I love aprons I can never seem to get enough of them but I also would love to have a few that are girly and just plain cute.  Maybe I will get one finished this weekend.  This storm has everyone in my surrounding area locked in.  One thing about being a crafty person you don't get bored at times like these, you actual get more creative. 

I am still putting together more goodies for the upcoming giveaways.  Tell me what do you like to do when your not able to get out because of the weather.  Have a great day all  Peace and Blessings

Cheryl.....Snatch JOY~!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cooking with Manuela: Easy-to-Make Apple Strudel Braids

Cooking with Manuela: Easy-to-Make Apple Strudel Braids: This is so easy.  I had to share..... Crispy and buttery, braided mini strudel filled with  soft apples, sweet raisins, and a dash of cinnamon A perfect way to warm up these c...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Worst Birthday Ever!!!


I really wanted to visit this school I had seen it 40 years ago and wanted to know if it was still there it is a historical elementary school.  My interest in the school is the name it is my family name not many people have the name Whaley.  I can remember growing up and always checking the phone book to see how many Whaley's I could find. 
Hello Lovelies I am back from the worst Birthday ever.  I am still upset and so please forgive me how this post is even put together.  To start off I arrived in Williamsburg on Friday weather was nice and I was very tired and hungry after a 5 hour train ride.  I just wanted to check in and get changed up and go out to eat.  Well, when I get there first thing I notice the lack of wash cloths and the two that were there were just horrible.  I began unpacking and notice no hangers!!! What hotel not have hangers.  So I call around to the front desk and explained what was going on.  Grrr this Guy Chris tells me they don't have any extra wash cloths and no more hangers.  What the hell!! are you kidding me. So I get on the phone and call the complaint department for Red Roof.  Now understand I love Red Roof I use them all the time for quick trips.  Never had a problem with them and the prices are great.  So after I filed my complaint 5 mins later here comes this Chris guy with four dingy wash cloths and a arm of brand new hangers.  I also pointed out to him while I was in the room the lack of outlets there was nothing for me to plug anything into.  Ummm what good is a desk if you cant use it no outlets.  Too tired to deal with it I just took the rags and threw the hangers on the bed and left to eat.  Few hours later I return to the room the key doesn't work!! So now I have to go face this Chris guy again.

 Well I go into the office and he hands me my bill and tells me that I am being evicted from the hotel.  What the............. okay okay let me collect myself.  I asked why and he says to  me "you will never be satisfied and I just want your ass out of here"  I grabbed my bill and my one time key to open the door to collect my things and tried very hard not to cry.  I called back the to the complaint line and added this last episode to my case.  The woman on the other end was very apologetic to my situation but explained to me that there was nothing they could do to help since each of these places are individually owned. Then there was this loud bang on my door it was Chris again this time he says "I told you I want you out of here and you have 10 mins to get your shit and get out"  Shaken and almost wanting to faint Mister just said lets hurry up out of here.  My health is not the best and that is one of the reasons I haven't been around much.  Three months ago I had a heart attack and right there after I came down with a bout of pneumonia.  I just want to remain calm and be at peace. 

Fast forward today I check my bank account and the charges for my hotel were posted on my account.  I did however, fine another place but that took some time since this is off season in Williamsburg everything is almost like a ghost town. 

Will Williamsburg still be one of my favorite places to go yes will I return?  It will be a very long time before I do.  While I was there I went to my favorite store William Sonoma I brought an apron I have to have an apron and could never have too many. 

 He is playing with a motor lol trying to not be bored men have their home depots women have William Sonoma.

I enjoyed a movie and a nice prime rib dinner on Saturday.  I am looking forward to a better week. 

Peace and Blessings

Cheryl...snatch Joy~

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

One of My Favorite Places

... to 18 foot tall monuments at Presidents Park, <b>Williamsburg</b>, <b>Virginia</b>

<b>Williamsburg</b>, <b>VA</b> Info Delivery Specials | Party Perfect

This Friday I will be celebrating my 59th Birthday gosh I cant believe it, really doesn't sound right saying it but I am so thankful for it.  I will be going away for the weekend to my favorite place Williamsburg VA.  I try to go there at least twice a year.  I was not able to be there this past Christmas so I figured this weekend would be nice to travel down the road for a mini vacation.  Here are some of my favorite places in Williamsburg.
Movie Tavern Williamsburg - Williamsburg, VA, United States
The Williamsburg Winery - Williamsburg, VA, United States. Museum room
There are so many places that love going to here I will have more personal photos to share later.  And of course you know I will be doing just a little shopping.  Have a great day all.  I am still putting together some goodies for all the giveaways.  Stay tune

Peace and Blessings

Cheryl........Snatch JOY!!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hello out there in Blog Land

Hello is anybody there?  I know I have not been a good blogger but there are reasons for my absence.  I will get into that later on I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 

To start off the New Year and to help me into getting back into the swing of things I am going to be have a few Give Aways! and guess what?  You really don't have to do much of anything but pay for postage how is that for a give away.   I want to start with a clean slate.  Sewwwww I will be letting you know very soon when the first give away will be.  Also, I need some help with my Blog I want to keep this one but I want to start a new one that is on a more day to day life type of blog.

Have a great evening all

Peace and Blessings

Cheryl Snatch Joy!!!