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I have discovered it is really hard to be Queen in a household with 3 princesses! Somebody is always borrowing my tiara! Well in between hunting my stuff down I am the proclaimed Queen in the Land of fluff (where my husband swears one day that he will die from glitter lung (you get the picture!) Besides that I am a dieting, exercising, crafting, biblestudying kind of girl.
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Friday, March 16, 2012


This is what the bucket looks like that I dropped (on my carpet) by accident, did I mention on my carpet! The only thought echoing through my brain was Nooo! As I tried frantically to catch the can of paint as it slipped through my fingers, which then jostled the can and splashed the remaining paint onto the wall.
Ugh! Some days, you just feel like you should get back in bed and pull the covers way up over your head! However with paint splashed on the wall, now running down the wall-darn! That gravity! The paint that had landed on the carpet was oozing slowly into the carpet pad underneath.
So desperate, me jumped into action. (Had I mentioned that I dropped the bucket of paint right on the landing at the top of the stairs?). So I quickly ran to the bathroom, grabbed a towel wet it down and quickly went to town wiping up the wall that had paint running down it! Ahh! Yes! The paint was wiping up, I was starting to feel better until I looked down at the carpet.
As panic was starting to seep into my bones I quickly (boy it's Amazing how quickly I can get around when white Kilz paint is seeping into my carpet!). I hauled the steam carpet cleaner upstairs! Yes, hauled is the right word because that sucker is heavy!!! Yes, and suck it did!!
Now I know that probably voided any type of warranty I had on the carpet cleaner. But in my mind I justified that the $100 on clearance carpet cleaning machine that I had for over a year and a half; if, just if it could save my carpet (which it would run at least $1,00 to replace the upstairs carpet) it would have lived a valiant life and died a noble death!!
As luck would have it, it worked!!! That carpet steam cleaning machine sucked up all the paint! I promptly cleaned out the machine and it still works!!
Have you ever inadvertently made a huge mess? I confess, I handle big messes much better by myself. It is harder to keep it together when I have others running around.
With that in mind I loved the tweet author Lysa TerKeurst tweeted from her new upcoming book "Unglued" "I can face things that are out of control without acting out of control". What a great quote to ponder and keep in mind as we kick off Spring Break and all my girls will be home and my schedule goes out the window. Hope you all have a good weekend!


  1. WHAT???? No picture of the carpet mess before and after ???? AWW I want to atleast see the after!! Good for you thinking of the steam machine, I think I would have just melted into a puddle and cried!Great quote from Lisa:)

  2. You are a certifiable WONDER WOMAN!!

  3. Your mom sent me over, and I know just that feeling of something happening in almost slow motion but you can't do anything to stop it. So glad the carpet cleaner worked and still works!

  4. I painted my kitchen walls a lovely pale grey last week. Then I painted a chair and a plant stand a lovely teal blue (on top of a tarp on the kitchen table). That blue paint sprayed a lovely bunch of teal blue spots on the pale grey wall. I washed and washed and got most off but now I have to dig out the roller and paint and go over that section of wall again. Your paint story beats all paint stories though. Never would have thought to you a steam rug cleaner. Very smart.

    ps: your mom sent me over.

  5. Good for YOU!!! I hate it when that happens!!

    Your mom sent me over, too! I think she is pretty darn PROUD of you!!!

    I am also your newest follower.....

  6. Good job on saving the carpet! I'm here from your Mom's place. Happy Birthday!

  7. Your mom sent me over and I'm glad I came...oh my gosh! so glad you were able to get the paint out; my heart dropped reading about your adventure! UGH!

  8. Your mom sent me over too - I looked at the picture and I thought it was your mom and dad when the kids were little - but it is your family - I am so silly! Nice meeting you. sandie

  9. Happy birthday to you. I've learned the hard way about paint spills. I used to paint wall murals and thankfully, I found a product called "Oops" that will remove latex paint. I've used it many times.

  10. Hello...
    We are Madi (cat) and Mom (servant) we have been following Sweet Tea for about a year and lo and behold we learn she has a daughter blogger today. So we came over to say Hi and Happy Birthday.
    Madi and Mom

  11. I'm glad it came out. I'm so clumsy-- so of course I've done that before many years ago. It was crimson red. I didn't fair as well as you. Sigh.

  12. Couldn't help but laugh--with you, not at you, of course! I've never done anything like that--you believe that, right?



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