Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Scenes from our kitchen + Enter to win from Bon Ami

See below for a few scenes from our "new" kitchen (see the befores here!) and a contest from Bon Ami!

I really wish our kitchen hadn't gone from renovated "blank slate" to totally cluttered right away. I wish there had been a stage in between where I could have taken photos and pretended that we had a pristine and organized and uncluttered space!

But, we have a tiny kitchen so it is pretty cluttered because there's not much room for storage... so... I strategically took photos where you can't see the mess. And so I present: Scenes from our kitchen. :)

scenes from our kitchen

I love gnomes... can't help it! The little print says "Gnomes make me happy and so do you." So cute. The "Y" is from the Brooklyn Flea when Andy and I were just dating. I debated buying it but I was on an adrenaline high running around the flea (in heaven!) and I confided to the vendor that I wanted to eventually collect Ys when Andy and I got married, but we weren't engaged yet! I felt pretty confident that we would get married, so I took a risk and bought it. I kept it hidden until after he proposed, then I finally pulled it out and showed it to him. :)

I thought the zebra/chevron-y runner would tie the blue and the beige-ness of our kitchen together. Our counters and backsplash and tile are all, unfortunately, beige and would take too much $$ to change out... So this little rug from Target hopefully ties it together better!

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New to our kitchen are Bon Ami cleansers!

I love to clean. You may not be able to tell it if you stop by our house mid-week sometime, but Saturday mornings are my time to clean. I turn on NPR and listen to Car Talk or Michael Feldman's What Do You Know or Wait, Wait Don't Tell me and scrub the kitchen down. It's like therapy to me!

When I was contacted by Bon Ami to review and give away some of their products, I was delighted to try new cleaning products!

I have to admit, I had never heard of Bon Ami, but I am so glad I know them now. I figure Bon Ami contacted me since I'm a junker and spend most of my time with old, dirty items that I need to clean up before selling them! :) I used the Bon Ami Liquid Cleanser to clean up the old buttons and typewriter keys I found at the Goodwill Outlet (and if you've ever been to the bins, you know that you need to sanitize yourself after leaving!). The cleanser worked so well to remove the grime from these small items!

I also love that they have a powder cleanser - I like to use powder cleanser with my scrub brush to clean my kitchen sink. It feels so much more effective to me!

To kick off this treasure-hunting time of year, Bon Ami is giving away a Thrill of the Hunt kit that has everything you’d need before you set out on your mission. Bon Ami products are toxin-free, gentle on the environment and ideal for restoring the glow to time-worn items plus Bon Ami has been around for more than 125 years!

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You have three chances to win and please leave your email address in each entry so that you may be contacted if you win:

  1. Be a subscriber of Owl Really and leave a comment saying you are (along with your email address).
  2. Like Owl Really on Facebook and leave a comment saying you are a fan (along with your email address).
  3. Like Bon Ami on Facebook and leave a comment saying you are a fan (along with your email address).
Please note that this contest is only open to US residents. Entries will be open until Monday, June 25 at noon central. I will choose a winner via random.org. Void where prohibited.

Now that I have fancy new cleaning products, maybe I can get the kitchen cleaned up enough to take actual photos. :)

Good luck everyone!

If you're new to Owl Really, welcome! Please check out my favorite posts and consider subscribing! :)

23 comments:

  1. I follow Owl really and I really really like Wait, Wait Don't Tell me! :)

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  2. Of course, I'm your follower. My former mother in law introduced me to Bon Ami back in the 70's. This would be a great prize to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  3. I liked Bon Ami on FB, have liked them for years!

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  4. that is awesome! my mom always uses bon ami to clean the tub! i would love to try some! i'm a subscriber already

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  5. and i like you on facebook! also, did you see that wait wait don't tell me is coming here in the fall? im really thinking about buying tickets! or maybe it is says you....either way, i love it!

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  6. I love the "Y" story. And the Kitchenaid (jealous). And the chevrony rug.

    I am a devout follower. :)

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  7. I am a happy follower of your blog!

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  8. I'm a subscriber!

    Teresa
    oh.seriously.goose (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. Your kitchen looks really sweet! I love that blue wall color and the yellow with it is absolutely perfection. I'm already a follower of Owl Really! : ) xo!

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  10. I didn't know that there was an Owl Really FB page but am now a member! : ) Being the packaging dork that I am, I also appreciate the fact that Bon Ami hasn't made their packaging all sleek and boring. It's ridiculously cute and old school. I've been saving up for an old vintage package of Bon Ami at a local antique shop. Okay, yep....no denying that dork part. : )

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  11. Liked Bon Ami on Facebook. Luck be a lady! I also clean to NPR. I bake to 80's music and clean to NPR. : D

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  12. I'm a subscriber. Count me in on this great giveaway :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  13. Already following you on Facebook :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  14. Liked Bon Ami on Facebook :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  15. I'm a subscriber! The packaging is fabulous!

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  16. Like Bon Ami product. Nice to win this product

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  17. I am definitely a subscriber :) And if there's one thing our place needs, it's some cleaning. Is that embarrassing? Meh, oh well. It's reality.

    stacy.wamble @ gmail.com

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