Well, this really sucks…and that’s a good thing!
We’ve run through a few vacuums over the years. Since we replaced carpet with hardwood floors a few years ago, we’ve mostly used a cordless hand vac with a floor attachment. We only pulled out the heavy old upright for the larger area rugs occasionally. The cordless vacuum was an inexpensive model, never meant for kind of use we gave it, and lasted much longer than we expected (or deserved). But last week it finally gave notice.
A friend recommended this one. She has two dogs and says it’s really great for pet hair. (While both of our dogs have now “crossed the rainbow bridge,” we do plan to adopt another dog later this year.) We decided to make the investment in something that would be more powerful and be up to an eventual canine resident.
It arrived a few days ago and Oh. My. Gawd. This beast picks up not only lint, hair, and visible debris on the floors, but also fine dirt. LOTS of fine dirt and dust that’s been in our large area rug for who knows how long. Bucketfuls. It was scary. And even lingering dog hair that our old “powerful” upright had just skimmed over. It charges quickly, and the charge seems to last a good long while. It’s easy to use and empty, and the attachments are a snap to change out. Two enthusiastic thumbs up! 👍👍
A treat for the feet…
With California’s “four-stage” reopening plan, it will probably be a while before we see the inside of a salon again. (Don’t get me wrong: that’s not a complaint. I’m with the majority of my fellow Californians who favor a more slow and cautious approach.) I’m fine to do my own pedicures, but the one bit I miss is soaking my feet in a nice warm, bubbly bath. So I took a chance and ordered one of these. For the cost of about 2 pedicures at a salon, I can treat my feet to some TLC anytime.
Love at first sniff…
You’re right, it wasn’t that long ago that I was all about the No5. But I received a sample of Gabrielle Chanel Essence eau de parfum with another beauty purchase recently and LOVED it. I went head-over-heels for the fragrance immediately, and was still smitten a few hours later. It’s a fresh floral, neither cold (as some white florals can be) nor cloying. And not too heavy for warmer months. It’s not overpowering but does last a good few hours.
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