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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rug Pad for an Area Rug

Exactly one month ago, I received an email from a co-founder of RugPadUSA, asking if I'd be interested in doing a review of a Rug Pad for them.  After checking it out, to make sure this was the "real deal" - you can never be too careful these days - I agreed.  They're located outside of the Greater New York area and specialize in manufacturing higher end, eco-friendly rug pads that are made in the USA and have been in business a couple of years. 

It didn't take me long to figure out what rug I'd get the pad for - or what kind of rug pad I would need.  As an Interior Designer, I've known the value of a good rug pad for Area Rugs and Carpeting.  A good rug pad will give you many, many years of use from a beautiful rug or carpeting.

I purchased the rug that is in our Great Room a while ago - this is the first photo of it that you've seen.  I also purchased a good rug pad...however, it wasn't available to be sized to fit my rug, unless I wanted to cut through it myself and order a much larger pad.

So, when I saw the rug pad for use on carpeting for my area rug was available cut-to-size, I was hooked!  It was also available in 2 heights - 1/4" and 3/8".  {My former rug pad was 1/4"}  This time, the new pad would not only be cut-to-fit but also be 3/8" thick.

My Rug is 7'10" x 10'10" and fills the center of our Great Room.  I love the black center and border, and of course I love all of the roses and flowers.

The photo above shows the side that faces down on the carpeting...and the photo below shows the side that faces up - where the Area Rug sits.

It can be flipped around, if your Area Rug were on an uncarpeted floor.

It arrived {all 30# of it} very quickly - I sent my order to the co-founder on the 27th of September and the Rug Pad arrived on October 3rd.

With everything going on around here, it took me some time to get hubby to help move furniture and roll up the rug, put down the pad and unroll the rug and move furniture back...but it finally got done.

This is the Rug Pad I got from RugPadUSA...

Now the review...

You should already be able to tell, I was impressed by the personal contact of the co-founder through my blog, offering me a Rug Pad if I would do a Review.

There was no odor with this Rug Pad - it's an eco-friendly rug pad, so I would imagine that has everything to do with it.  No toxicity and because of the construction, it will not break down nor damage floors or carpeting, like some pads do.

And I am very impressed with the quality of the Rug Pad.  I'm so pleased that I could order it cut to fit...and I no longer have edges on the end of the rug that aren't on a rug pad at all.  There is just 1.5" all the way around the rug that is not on the pad...and I love that.  The rug pad even makes my rug feel so much more expensive.  The old rug pad wasn't a cheap pad...but I could feel lumpy bumps in the pad when I walked across the rug.  I don't have that problem with this Rug Pad.  I am also glad that I got the 3/8" thick pad.  Even though my carpeting is newer and thick, the pad is not overly thick.  

NOTE:  If you happen to have a Rocking Recliner by LaZBoy...with the round wooden base like I do, you may need to rearrange your room a bit, to not have the recliner sitting near the edge of the rug.  Sitting the chair near the edge of the rug allows the recliner to swivel by itself, sometimes swinging you around in the chair, even when you want to sit still.  It just so happens that where I want to sit in my chair there is not alot of room to either have the swivel base entirely on the area rug...nor totally off the area rug and since the base isn't level, it spins.  I solved the problem in one room with the same situation,  I just have to do it in the Great Room too. All I did in the other room, was put another piece of carpeting on top of the existing carpeting, bringing it to the level of the rug/rug pad! {My old rug pad did the same thing though}

I have 3 other Area Rugs and plan to purchase new Rug Pads sometime next year...and you can bet I will be getting this brand of pad for those rugs!

Thank you!!

Just to make it clear, even though I received this Rug Pad in lieu of a Review, the review is truthful and totally how I feel about this product.

So glad you stopped in today!  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Essential Oils - Anniversary

Wow, I can't believe that 2015 is nearly here...I'll be celebrating my 3rd anniversary with Young Living Essential Oils and Supplements.  I've been using alot of oils and taking alot of Supplements, too.  I really am feeling better and I've seen so much improvement in the 2 bouts of Bell's Palsy I've had.  This last time was on both sides of my Bell's Palsy.  I guess I'm near 70% back to normal on the right side...and about 30-40% back to normal on the left.  The left was the worst side since the beginning.

Here's our new 2015 case you'd like to take a look.  If you have any questions, please contact me. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Update on Jasper...

Well...Jasper is home!  He came home lastnight. 

{Lastnight Jasper, our 6 year old, 8# Maltese, was unable to put weight
on his left front leg. He went to the ER Vet.}

Hubby said when he got to the ER...Jasper jumped up and was excited about where they were. He took Jasper inside...and the technician took a look at him and asked Tom to set him down so she could see what Jasper would do and Jasper started walking. Tom spent a little time there with JasperI and he barely skipped a beat walking around and prancing like only Jasper does. 

I had held Jasper for some time before sending him off to the ER and while I did, I prayed for him, used healing touch (Reiki) on him and then did about a 30 minute BioMat treatment before they left. 

He's still grumpy this morning and really NOT interested in walking, but once he gets started, he almost walks I'm not sure what he did. We'll keep an eye on him...and keep praying. Thanks for all the prayers.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prayers Please...

Please say a prayer for our smallest pup, Jasper. He's 6 years old and only 8#. He suddenly won't put weight on his left front leg. He's going to the ER Vet.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WOW - Mid-Way Through October

And time for a Video Update on my Bell's Palsy here it is!  I mention things I'm doing to heal and what I hope to be posting about in coming days and weeks.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Home Tour - Old West End, Toledo Ohio

Thanks for joining me today for our Home Tour Monday.  Sunday, there was an article about this beautiful Mansion in the Toledo Blade Newspaper.  It is the:

Tillinghast Willys Bell Mansion

Tillinghast Willys Bell Mansion

 2210 Robinwood Avenue Toledo, Wisconsin
It is located in the Old West End of Toledo, Ohio

9 bed - 5 bath
8,381 square feet
Single-Family Home

Listing # 5078272

The house has nine bedrooms, a huge formal dining room finished in chestnut, a large butler’s pantry, and a third-story ballroom. But one of the most striking features is the entryway off Bancroft Street.
The foyer has beautiful, tiger-striped quarter-sawn oak from floor to ceiling. Intricate hand-carved details top large columns and decorate the beams overhead. Light filters in through three large stained glass windows above the landing on the wide stairway.
    This English Tudor mansion was built in 1901 for Alvin B. Tillinghast, a licorice tycoon and patron of the arts. Despite his apparent wealth, Mr. Tillinghast went bankrupt building the house and turned it back over to the construction company. The construction company in turn traded the house for 12 Pope-Toledo cars produced by one of Toledo's great automotive industrialists, John North Willys, who founded Willys-Overland.  The foyer of the Murray-Willys home boasts a gold-leafed ceiling with a beautiful staircase leading to the second floor. The massive living room contains the largest of the many gas fireplaces in the home. The spectacular dining room features ornately carved mahogany woodwork and the original, hand-carved chandelier. The library features the original wainscoting and a fresh air ventilating system. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with all new cabinets, which are designed to match the existing cabinets in the cook's and butler's pantry. Through persistence and careful attention to detail, Michael and Ellen Murray have restored this Old West End landmark to its original elegance.

New Photos of the Empty Mansion by:

All of the Original Photos With Furniture

 All of the original Woodwork!!

The hearth surrounding the fireplace in the empty living room is made of tiles from Rookwood Ceramics. The house, built in 1901 for businessman Alvin B. Tillinghast, is regarded as the best home in the Old West End for its commanding presence and historical accuracy.

Living Room Furnished and with Beautiful Hardwood Floors and Columns

Gorgeous Windows

Beautiful Sun Room

 Butler's Pantry!

Beautiful Staircase and Stained Glass Windows

Beautiful Third Floor Ballroom

This is a Single-Family Home located at 2210 Robinwood Avenue, Toledo OH. The residence has 9 beds, 5 1/2 baths, and approximately 8,381 square feet. The property has a lot size of 0.51 acres and was built in 1901. 

Public Records for 2210 Robinwood Ave

Presenting the Tillinghast-Willys Mansion. Amzaing 3-story stone/half-timbered Tudor. Historic keystone home in the Old West End. Grand mahogony-trimmed foyer opens to huge living room with beautiful hardwood floor. Library and sunroom with leaded glass. Huge formal dining room with carved fireplace. Terazzo floors in kitchen. Huge master suite. 3rd floor ballroom and servants quarters.

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I hope you enjoyed this tour.  

What did you see that you really liked about this house.  And, was there anything in particular about the house that would make you pass it by?