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Share Your Style #403 & a Formal Apology…

Hello, dear friends, and welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #403! For those of you who were here last week, we found out the source of the cigarette smell… My family member is vindicated and I must make a public apology. There was no hidden vaping/smoking involved.

Turns out that the new-to-me buffet must have been from a smoker’s home as it was leaching odors into our home. A combination of really high heat with temps up to 109 F. (111 F. on the heat index) and high humidity, the move from the kitchen to the living room, and two ceiling a/c vents blowing on it caused the whole mess. Made me very sick and caused me to smell smells and accuse this family member of maybe taking up vaping. I have since apologized but I need to “clear the air “with you, too. Please forgive my not trusting this sweet person and thinking the worst…

And I thought the buffet was smoke-free… (think “eye roll!”) Boy, was I wrong!!!

It is now in the garage and in the process of being revarnished and painted inside. If that doesn’t take care of the problem, I’ll have to sell it.

Bummer as I really like the buffet, just not the smoke odors.

But, I love my family more. 🙂 💜 

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So, after all the mad cleaning, washing walls with white vinegar and baking soda (works great for taking off grease!), steaming other walls, trying to figure out why my throat burned, having eyes that were constantly watering, having a house smelled like an ashtray… Washing every object in our spare bedroom/office and cleaning massive amounts of bedding, pillows, etc. around the clock… Plus some carpet cleaning…

It took almost two weeks of wondering WHY the smell was worse in the evening than in the morning… No clue, on my part…

It finally dawned on me that it must be the buffet. As soon as Mr. Ethereal and I moved the buffet outside to begin airing out, the inside of the house became noticeably less stinky! Two days later there was no residual smell in the house. Yeah!

So, with all that, I have documented working on the buffet and some of the house cleaning. Lol, on the bright side ~ most of the fall cleaning is done! 😉 I’ll share that soon… Once I figure out if the buffet gets to stay or go. 😉

Let’s check out this week’s featured posts, shall we?


And here are this week’s featured posts…

Our first entry this week is this lovely table created by Sandra from Dinner at Eight ~ Setting the Table for Early Autumn ~ just lovely!!
A bouquet of Halloween rice crispy treats.
Too cute!!! Perfect for all those little creatures who will be stopping by on All Hallows Eve, newcomer Ann from Ann’s Entitled Life shares these adorable munchies ~
Easy Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Recipe. Love ’em!! Welcome, Ann!
keto pumpkin bread sliced slathered with butter
Aren’t y’all ready for baking season? This Easy Keto Pumpkin Bread recipe from newcomer
Hilda from Fit to Serve looks just delicious!! Welcome, Hilda!!
The five things every collected fall home needs to have.
Jamie from Anderson + Grant shares 5 Things Your Rooms Need to Have This Fall Decorating Season. Yes!!!!
Really cool idea for fall is this Repurposed Spoon Racks idea from Lisa at Fresh Vintage by Lisa. Really fun idea!!!
Fall DIY dried  Floral arrangemnt on the wall
One last entry from Wendy at WM Design House who shares How to Make the Prettiest Dried Floral Wall Arrangement. Love this!!!


Thank You so much to everyone who linked up this past week. A special thank you to everyone for always promoting Share Your Style on your blog and on your social media channels! I do see it when I stop by and I appreciate the love. 💜

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7 thoughts on “Share Your Style #403 & a Formal Apology…”

  1. It’s amazing how much that smell of smoke can linger. I wish you luck mitigating the odor coming from your buffet but happy that you discovered the source. Have a great week.

  2. Thank you so much for hosting. I’m happy to hear you were able to figure out where that smoke smell was coming from. That would have bothered me too! Have a wonderful week.

  3. Barb, I wouldn’t even waste my time on trying to clean and varnish that buffet. Just my two cents – cut your losses and sell it now. It’s so, so hard to get rid of smoker’s smell.

  4. I’m so glad the mystery is solved! Your allergies sound really intense and I’m glad you were able to figure this out and hopefully get things well aired so you don’t have to replace it.

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