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.

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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?

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How We Do It Up For Fall and Halloween With Lowe’s

This post was sponsored by Lowe’s as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Here are 5 ways we do it UP for Halloween. Our secret weapon? Lowe's! Just look inside and see the AMAZING and spooky decor we got! #LowesFallDecor #IC #ad

When I was a kid, my mom did the house UP for Halloween. Actually, she did the house up for every holiday. I would never be surprised to get presents for St. Patrick’s Day – despite not being Irish at all – and seeing the bins of decorations go up in a timely fashion for every holiday. Then there were birthdays, where we got balloons and garland, and the “junk” cereal of our choice. My mom is an artist/art teacher and loves all holidays, while I sometimes give in to moods or lack of moods, and I’m not quite up to her gusto. That said, I always loved Halloween and now it’s even better as a parent. It’s FANTASTIC.

Halloween With Lowe's

If you need reminding, I can tell you that it was IN our wedding vows to be the most popular house on Halloween night. And oh yeah – my husband made an insane Halloween costume in six days and won the costume contest at the parade. We talk about Halloween for every day of October, and September, and by the way – have you seen our house? It’s decorated!

Even though we sometimes pull costumes together on the last possible day, or in my husband’s case – six days before Halloween, we do decorate and plan our house in advance. We also get inspired to cook up some fall recipes to add to the overall theme of the seasons, and to bring out our favorite smells, tastes and sights of Halloween. Our kids are big fans of the holiday, just like we have always been. There are five ways we do it UP for Halloween, starting with the best one.

1 – We decorate like crazy! This year, our “theme” was a new one for us. It’s Glam Halloween Décor. We favor a lot of black and metal colors this year. The whole family went shopping at Lowe’s together and couldn’t believe what they had.


I love their selection, but also their interactive displays. I love the way they group their products together so you get a real feel for how it will look in your home. And I love all the animatronic Halloween decorations, like this:



Lowe’s offers great values on the latest in décor trends – like our Glam Halloween theme – and has the spookiest ideas to deck out your house for Halloween this fall! Amp up your home’s spooky spirit this Halloween in total style! Want to know everything we got? You can find it all in the photos above and below, but here’s my list of our favorite Halloween choices:

1 – Holiday Living 12-ft x 4.36-ft Lighted Reaper Halloween Inflatable

2 – Holiday Living Animatronic Pre-Lit Bowl Tabletop Decoration Multicolor LED Lights

3 – Holiday Living Animatronic Pre-Lit Musical Skeleton with Flashing Multicolor LED Lights

4 – Holiday Living Animatronic Pre-Lit Skull Telephone Skull with Flashing Orange LED Lights

5 – Holiday Living Animatronic Pre-Lit Musical Clock Tabletop Decoration with Constant Multicolor LED Lights

6 – Holiday Living Pre-Lit Musical Candelabra Tabletop Decoration with Flickering White LED Lights

7 – Holiday Living Pre-Lit Mirror Tabletop Decoration with Constant Red LED Lights

8 – Holiday Living Skull Hourglasss Tabletop Decoration Multicolor

9 – Holiday Living 24-in Pre-lit Indoor/Outdoor Berry Artificial Halloween Wreath with White LED Lights



In fact, since I like you so much, I made a reel of our Halloween decorations in action. The majority of them had something really fun about them, and I wanted you to also experience the sights and sounds of it! Des helped make this video:

And here are four other ways we do it UP for Halloween! 2 – We get CRAZY with our Halloween costumes. We plan them for months in advance. 3 – We craft/DIY even more than usual – with pumpkin carving and all sorts of paper crafts. 4 – We light candles! Spooky! And 5 – We watch Halloween movies all month long. No doubt, this holiday is our time to shine.

And Lowe’s really helps us amp up the Halloween spirit!

Check out these photos for inspiration:









Don’t forget to check out how to have an amazing Halloween with Lowe’s here.

Which one is your favorite?