Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waking Up to the Smell of Summer #SensationalMemories


You know that feeling when a scent drifts across your path and instantly transports you back to a favorite place, a place you traveled to and remember fondly? Well, A&H Laundry has come together with the National Park Foundation to release a line of three Clean Scentsations detergent scents that can instantly transport you to the great outdoors.

DIY Painted Wall Accent with FrogTape® #PaintOnTextures

This post brought to you by FrogTape. All opinions are 100% mine.


Recently, I wanted to spruce up a wall in our bedroom. A while back, we had purchased some oops paint at a great discount, but it was a light grey color and left our room feeling a little plain. We needed some color to brighten things up. I wanted to add some painted accents to the wall, but it is a textured wall, which makes getting crisp lines hard. That is where Textured Surface by FrogTape came in. With this product, a few containers of sample paint color and a paintbrush, I had a beautiful painted accent in no time.

How To Get Sharp Paint Lines on a Textured Surface


Our walls have always had a texture to them, and it can be hard to get sharp clean lines when painting them. FrogTape® Textured Surface features revolutionary PaintBlock Technology that reacts with water to seal the edges of the tape and prevent paint bleed. Pair this great tape with FrogTape® Liquid PaintBlock Edge Sealer applied to the edges of the tape, and you get sharp clean lines every time.

DIY Painted Wall Accent

Materials:




  • FrogTape® Textured Surface Sharp Paint Line Solution Kit
  • 2 coordinating colors of wall paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Wet cloth
Instructions:
Step 1: Map out where you want your accent. Create a square or rectangle frame with the FrogTape® Textured Surface tape, and then add the tape to the inside as well to create the design you like.


Step 2: Use your fingernail or other hard flat surface to burnish the edges of the tape well.

Step 3: With a damp cloth, go over the edges of the FrogTape® Textured Surface tape to activate the PaintBlock technology.


Step 4: Use the FrogTape® Liquid PaintBlock Edge Sealer on the edges of the tape around the entire wall accent shape you have marked out. Wait 15 minutes for this to dry before moving to the next step.


Step 5: Paint the different sections of your design in coordinating colors. Let dry completely between coats.


Step 6: Once dry, peel off the FrogTape® Textured Surface tape and enjoy your new painted wall accent.


What project in your home do you think FrogTape® Textured Surface would be a great fit for? Want more great decor ideas? You can follow the FrogTape Textured Surface board on Pinterest.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cheap and Free Activities for Families in Downtown Lynchburg #70DayRoadTrip #Travel


I worked with the Lynchburg CVB during my visit to the area, all opinions are my own. 

Lynchburg is a destination with rich history. First established as a city in 1852, it has a lot to offer visiting families. Nicknamed the "Hill City," it lives up to its name with steep sloping streets, which provide the basis for a picture perfect cityscape. There is no need to spend a fortune when you visit with your family though, there are plenty of cheap and free activities for families in downtown Lynchburg that will keep you busy without breaking the bank.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Civil War Fort at Boonesboro #70DayRoadTrip #Travel

The Civil War Fort at Boonesboro #travel #familytravel #70DayRoadTrip

When we stopped in Kentucky we knew we would find a lot of history. Little did I know that one such monument of the past was only a few minutes away from our campsite. The Civil War Fort at Boonesboro is what is left of the old earthwork fortification which was held by the Union soldiers during the Civil War in defense of the Kentucky River. The boys and I had the privilege of walking in the footsteps of those soldiers, and touring what is left of this legacy of the past.

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