Life Happens, Now What?

Company’s a Comin’! “Fur” Real

Company’s a comin’ and you have a pet that sheds….👀 yikes!

Ever feel self conscious about the prospect of company and getting your furniture free of fur? FUR NOT MY FRIEND! 🐕🐩🐈🐱🐇🐰

This is a quick and simple solution that is a theee-fur…😁

Supplies needed:

  • One NEW Fabric softener sheet or so depending on the amount of furniture you have.
  • A shopping bag for the used sheets and fur.
  • Once again, our trusty elbow grease.

Quite simply, rub the dryer sheet on your furniture. You will notice the fur gathering up. The results? 

  1. Black pants will now survive a sit with little to no hair.
  2. Fresh smelling furniture.
  3. Slight fur repellent. The more you use this to clean up that fur, the less fur you will find on your furniture. (This works on draperies as well.)

Company to me means a sweet treat and coffee, join me for a simple dessert.

Black forest cake or cupcakes depending on how much time you have.


  • Chocolate cake mix (I prefer devil’s food)
  • ⅓ cup oil (or melted butter)
  • 3 large eggs (don’t throw out the shells)
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling
  • For cake 1 tub chocolate frosting (For cupcakes 2 tubs chocolate frosting)

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a bowl combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and pie filling. Stir until all powder is gone.

Spray a 9×13 inch baking pan with cooking spray, add mix and bake for 40-45 minutes. Toothpick should be moist but not have any residue.

Let cool and frost.

**For cupcakes 

  • (12) I prefer liners sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Fill ¾ full and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Again the toothpick should be moist without residue when done.

Let the cupcakes cool for five minutes.

As you wait:

  • Put the first tub of frosting in a quart sized ziploc bag.
  • I push my first finger in the middle of each cupcake to make a divot.
  • Cut a hole in the corner of the ziploc bag and fill the divots with the frosting while still warm.

Once cool take a second ziploc bag and the second tub of frosting. Cut the corner and add another dollop of frosting, covering the divot.

Don’t forget the coffee… 1/3 cup ground coffee for every 10 cups of coffee.

Waste not want not” tip:

Eggshells and coffee grounds are great to add to your garden to enhance the soil.

The fur from your couch is a great deterrent of pests in your garden. Simply spread the fur on the soil around your plants. This will also enrich the soil for next year. It’s a win/win all around!

Hope these ideas help when you are in a pinch. But most importantly? Enjoy the simple pleasure of your company!

Thanks bunches!


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