Sunday, April 8, 2012

While I've Been Out

Hello, my friends!

I apologize for my absence these past couple of weeks! It has been crazy over here. I have been running around with my head chopped off, trying to get my senior design project finished, finishing labs, and  trying to get all the graduation stuff straightened out (like announcements - which I just finished addressing. They will be sent tomorrow! Thank goodness). Ugh, it's been insanity. Not only is business getting crazy, I'm also trying to maintain a social life of sorts. Though the credibility of my social life (as I call it) has been questioned as of late - I still firmly believe I have a good one, despite what others may believe! Ha!

ANYway! I don't have a specific topic about which I hope to write today. I just wanted to stop in a say hey! I do have some projects in the works, though they probably won't come to fruition until much after I graduate in May. Haha! I will probably be posting next weekend about my mortarboard decoration! That should be exciting. :) And one of the projects that I hope to begin once life settles down is something like this DIY project found over at A Beautiful Mess. I would do mine with a set of lyrics from The Ataris "In This Diary." I love this song. It's beautiful and almost every word speaks to me of my youth. (Ha! I sounded so old there! :P ) Check it out!

I'll definitely post about this project once I get to it. ;) 

Other than that, all I've got for you all today is a little home clean up trick. 
How to get gum out of your carpet
I learned this one today. It was kind of a guess really. I woke up and found potato chips on my floor in the living room so I vacuumed them up. One didn't vacuum up though... Upon closer inspection, it wasn't a chip at all! It was gum. Nicely stepped on and stuck on my carpet... 
So here's I got it out; out like it was never there to begin with! 
  • Pull at the gum and cut/tear as much excess gum as you can manage to get off. 
  • Get yourself some Elmer's Sticky Out (pictured below).
  • I would probably follow the instructions on it about carpeting if I was at all worried about the coloration of my carpet, but I dribbled some Sticky Out directly on the gum and let it sit for a couple minutes. 
  • During these couple minutes, wet a rag with warm water and soap. 
  • Return to the gummed area and scrub at the gum with the rag. 
  • The gum will break up into smaller "beads" and eventually breaking its bond with the carpet fibers. 
  • After it has been broke up sufficiently, go over the spot with the vacuum to suck up all those little gum bits. 
  • Good as new! 

Ohhh college, how you teach me so many things out of necessity!
Hope this helps some of you renters out there keep some of your deposit! 

Have a great week! Hopefully, I'll have something more interesting next weekend! 
- Jenny - 

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