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Friday, February 21, 2014

My Favorite 5~ Mildred

Hi I am Mildred from Blackberry Lane. Today I am honored to be guest posting at my friend Laura’s new series “My Favorite 5”. I love that it can be anything....food, clothing, crafts, books, dollar store items, tools, cleaning products or tips.

Here are My Favorite 5:

1. A few months ago I discovered Arm and Hammer Sensitive Toothpaste with Orajel.  I find it to be more effective than Sensodyne.

ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™ Sensitive with Whitening

Keep reading for four more tips!

2. I use cheerful coffee mugs to store a can of cooking spray and sticky medicine bottle.  This prevents spills/drips on cabinet and refrigerator shelves.

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3. Memory foam pet mats are expensive at pet stores.  I purchase memory foam bath mats for a lot less money.  I keep a large bath mat on top of a cedar chest by a sunny window for the cats.  These mats are also good to line pet crates with.

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4. I use inexpensive kitchen dish drying mats to place the dog's water bowl on to catch spills/drips.

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5. Woolite is my favorite pet stain and odor remover.  The fragrance is light and refreshing.

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Mildred was one of the very first readers of Décor To Adore and we struck up a lovely friendship that I truly treasure. We both own dachshunds and she has such a wonderful view on the world. Thank you Mildred for sharing your favorite 5!

Next week my friend Julie will be guest posting.

Laura

43 comments :

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great tips. I haven't tried that Woolite. I've been making my own carpet cleaner for about 10 years (we only have area rugs) - but the Woolite sounds interesting.

Rose said...

I want to remember that about Woolite...and love the idea of using coffee mugs to prevent messes.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Super tips Mildred, and a wonderful guest post!

Beth said...

These are all wonderful ideas Mildred!!

Montanagirl said...

Mildred - you shared some really good tips!

Sparky said...

Mildred is great! She is the salt of the earth kind of person. I like the Favorite 5's. Since we have three dogs, I'll have to remember to pick up the Woolite next time I'm at Kroger. We do have an oopy's now and then. ~:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like the coffee mug tip! What a great idea. I'm going to get some of the Woolite, too! Thanks!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i never knew that woolite came in a spray bottle. i enjoy washing with it when i clean my delicate items. works very well. what a great idea if you have pets. wonder if they have one for regular stains? like foods & other items? i will look into it??! i love Mildred (ME) ... she is such a lovely friend. nice to meet you Laura. i enjoy this post. have a happy weekend. ( :

Lynn said...

I'd never heard of pet mats nor the woolite, I'll need to make of point of finding them.

Pondside said...

I like the ideas for using the mats - thank you!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Those are such great tips. I love the memory foam idea!

Sandra said...

all of these are great, i like the memory foam bathmat thing and i use the woolite to. it is great. had not thought about the mug thing, that makes a lot of sense for cough syrup and stuff like that... I also use the sensitive... bob uses the Arm and hammer peroxill. both are great.

Sola Scriptura said...

You're so clever! Thanks for sharing these great tips :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

wonderful tips, Mildred!

Theresa said...

Hi there! I am stopping by from Mildred's place! Love all of these tips! Coffee cup idea is awesome! Great way to free up some space and useful too:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

TexWisGirl said...

i use carpet samples under my dog bowls (and my boots and shoes). thanks for the tip on the A&H sensitive. i've used sensodyne for years but every now and then i have some trouble with one tooth. i'll look for it.

Patsy said...

I will have to try the Arm & Hammer. Thanks for the great tips.

Betsy Adams said...

From Mildred's blog: Just stopped by to say HI and say that I love your tips, Mildred.

I especially like the coffee mug idea --since so many things DRIP.....

Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lorrie said...

Some great tips here. Thanks, Mildred, and Laura for hosting.

Arlene Grimm said...

Hi..I am visiting from Blackberry Lane. I just met Mildred recently and I so enjoy her blog. I know if we met in person, we would sit out on the front porch, sip iced tea and have a nice chat. Thanks Mildred for the Arm and Hammer Pick. I suffer from sensitivity and use sensodyne. Will check out A and H. And the tip about putting sticky things in mugs...great idea!!

Missy George said...

Great tips..A few new ones that I may try...Thanks Laura and Mildred..

Susie said...

What clever ideas !! I am going to be trying some of these. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Daisy said...

Great ideas, Mildred. Thank you for sharing these tips.

Denise said...

Awesome 5.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Excellent tips Mildred! :)

Susan said...

Hi Laura! Hi Mildred!

Those were good tips. Thanks. Susan

Doris said...

Great tips! Of course they are as useful as can be...they are from Mildred!
I'm thankful that Mildred pointed the way to your blog...I'm going to have a look around. I'm know it will be a grand time.
Blessings to you!

LesleyAnn said...

Great tips! What a beautiful cat.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love all these ideas!!!!!!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Oh so glad I tuned in.
We have our first pet stain (The Chocolate Gousse had an upset tummy) on our new carpet! I am headed out for the Woolite today!
Thank you, Mildred and Laura!
w/L

Bonnie said...

I love blogging because we learn from each other. Thank you Mildred for the useful tips.

Shelia said...

HI Laura! Oh, I just love Mildred and have loved ready about her tips here too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Karen said...

These are great ideas, Mildred. I love the toothpaste and I am going to try the Woolite product!

Carol Z said...

Great ideas. I've got to try the Woolite one. I am a big fan of my memory foam bath mat.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Tips 2, 3 and 4 make you a genius! Thanks for sharing.
XOXO
Suz

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Find really great tips. Love the mall especially the one about placing spray containers in a mug. I keep mine in a small plastic bowl but the mug is much more sturdy and will keep it standing. Thank you Mildred

The Boston Lady said...

I tried to comment on my iPhone again and so much for it being a 'smart'phone! Can't do it from FB! So I am home now and will say it again: Mildred is one brilliant lady! In more ways than one. Love the memory foam idea. I see it in Bumby's future and perhaps the Black and White's too if they behave.

I've been sick Laura and in my delirium I thought I was in a bed like that, but when I pulled on the cord for the servants to bring me sustenance, no one showed up!

Ann

Sarah said...

Thanks for the tips. I really like the idea of the drain mat under the pet bowl.

DeniseinVA said...

Hello Laura and hello Mildred. Great post! I enjoyed all the tips, thank you.

Missy George said...

Good tips Mildred..I already am familiar with several of them..Thanks..

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Mildred Love your favorites and the tips you share are great. Great post!!
Thanks Laura for this new series. Love it!!
Hugs and Blessings!

Maggie M said...

I love your list of favorites Mildred. I will be using the foam mats and Woolite. I would have never thought of them. Thank you for sharing these ideas. Hugs

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Mildred and Laura, I especially like #3 -- very clever! Question, Laura: The link to Mildred's blog does not lead to it; what is her URL?