Wonderful Together: 5 Ways to Care for Hardwood Floors

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So happy together. So wonderful together. What are things that go well together?

Peanut butter and jelly, or if you’re me, peanut butter and chocolate! (much less messy – but don’t worry about your floors after reading this) I also love meat and potatoes, a dog and a cat, and coffee with whipped cream. My last one might be unexpected, but I’ve certainly gone all domestic on you all! It’s Bona Hardwood Floor Mop and the Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaning solution. The perfect duo! You will be amazed at what they can do. I know I have been. And let me explain.

So wonderful together! Find out why the Bona Hardwood Floor Mop and the Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaning solution are the perfect match together! And 5 ways to care for hardwood floors. #ad

As you know, we just went through a major home renovation. It’s about 99% done. I can’t say 100% because there are little things here and there that have to be tweaked, fixed, decorated, etc. And eventually we’ll move onto Phase 2, which involves a whole garage and two new bedrooms. WOW. For Phase 1, we expanded our second floor to have a larger master bedroom, a large master bathroom with tub, and a walk-in closet for us both. The final project was to refinish our hardwood floors – both the upstairs ones and the main level ones. They were all badly overdue! It was a tough few days for the family.

And then we came home to the most gorgeous floors!

Now is the tough part. We love our floors but we need to keep loving them. I don’t want any dirt or dings or smudges or scratches on our new beloved and clean floors! That’s why I got the Bona Hardwood Floor Mop, AND the Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaning solution. Magic! So wonderful together! Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Why are they perfect together? Simple. You can use a variety of Bona hardwood cleaner products with your mop of choice from the Bona family of mops, depending on which you prefer. They’re paired perfectly. It takes all the guesswork out of choosing quality products.

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This is the next generation of wood floor mops, and exactly what your home needs! It’s the only thing that makes Bona’s wood floor cleaning solution even better than it is! Also, my kids AND my pets are totally enamored with it.

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Here are five ways to take care of new or newly refinished or older hardwood floors:

1 – Put mats in your home in places of entering and leaving the house. When you enter a house, especially in the winter, you have little rocks that stick to your boots that can put dings and scratches into soft wood floors.

2 – Vacuum your floor at least once a week.

3 – Close windows and doors when expecting rain, and put trays under house plants so they don’t leak water on floors.

4 – Protect high-traffic areas with area rugs and furniture pads.

5 – Enjoy the perfect pairing of Bona’s family of mops, and their family of hardwood floor cleaning solutions! They are meant to be together, and will clean well together.

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Check them out here to see where you can pick up the product for yourselves and test out this proven pair. You can visit the BonaFide Fanatics page on the website and receive free shipping plus $5 off a mop!

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What’s your favorite duo?

So wonderful together! Find out why the Bona Hardwood Floor Mop and the Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaning solution are the perfect match together! And 5 ways to care for hardwood floors. #ad

Fleece Heart Tic-Tac-Toe Game

Who doesn't love a good Valentine's Day craft? This cute tic-tac-toe game can be made for Valentine's Day Or any day of the year!!! Easy to make and a perfect DIY for kids!!

We have come, I think, to my penultimate Valentine’s Day blog post!

We’ll see how well I stick to that one. Like just today, in fact. Yesterday we had a snow day. It was the perfect school storm – starting around 9:00am and tapering off around 3:00pm. It’s like the snow specifically wanted us to NOT go to school. Ok. Done. We didn’t go to school! Then last night with the freezing rain, sleet, rain, and all around ice rink of a town, we got the call that today would be a 2-hour delay. So I’m losing steam a bit. I can’t lie. Luckily, we kept busy yesterday. And how!

tic-tac-toe

This project is simple. My mom works with fleece and fleece scraps so often. This is easy to make, easy to teach, and easy enough to play. Although I can always tell when I haven’t gotten enough sleep, because the kids beat me fair and square!

Who doesn't love a good Valentine's Day craft? This cute tic-tac-toe game can be made for Valentine's Day Or any day of the year!!! Easy to make and a perfect DIY for kids!!

And I owe you two more Valentine’s Day stories, don’t I? Yes. Yes, I do. This one is a good one. As you may know from my 20 part story, Cassidy and I had a whirlwind, cross-country, summer romance and then broke up for two years. After we had found each other again, we knew pretty soon in that we had to be together, geographically too. It was a big risk and a gamble and MUCH harder than I thought it would be. Like, worlds harder. It was hard also to be away from each other. We tried to see each other at least once a month before I moved out there in April, but that was taxing financially and physically. We sometimes went months without seeing each other. And that was pretty awful until he fulfilled an old dream.

He had always wanted to fly 3,000 miles to surprise me at work, but that got messed up after our terrible breakup. So this was Relationship 2.0 and it was bigger and better than ever. It was a gloomy February day and he called me, from what I thought was California, but then I came in from lunch break at my NJ office and he was in the stairwell! The freakin’ stairwell! Commence hugging/kissing. The ultimate grand gesture. We didn’t have a lot of time, but we made it count.

And no, not by doing crafts. The above photo is just long paragraph filler! haha.. doing crafts with Cassidy. hahahaha! Anyway, the joke is on me, because now we do crafts together all the time. It’s just that we usually do them WITH the kids:

Fleece Heart Tic-Tac-Toe Game

What’s Needed:

6 Pieces Fleece Fabric—9×12 each, assorted colors/patterns
Scissors
Black Marker

Directions:

1 – Cut 3 large hearts out of 3 pieces of the fleece. Reserve a little bit of extra to cut 5 tiny hearts out of each of these colors.
2 – Cut 5 tiny hearts out of each of the other 3 pieces of fleece.
3 – Use the black marker and draw a tic-tac-toe board on each of the 3 large hearts.
4 – Have fun playing endless games of tic-tac-toe!

Have you ever done any sweeping romantic gestures? I want to know!

Who doesn't love a good Valentine's Day craft? This cute tic-tac-toe game can be made for Valentine's Day Or any day of the year!!! Easy to make and a perfect DIY for kids!!