Saturday, August 28, 2010
- Tub and Shower Magic. If you haven't experienced the power of original Blue Dawn plus white vinegar, you are in for a treat. Remove the top of a plastic spray bottle and fill it half full of white vinegar. Carefully heat it in the microwave until the vinegar is hot, taking care not to melt the bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with Blue Dawn liquid dishwashing soap. Apply the top tightly. Gently shake the bottle to mix. That's it. You now have a powerful cleaning product that will melt soap scum and tub and shower buildup, clean sinks, appliances and just about anything. Just spray it on, scrub, rinse and be amazed. For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit as long as overnight. Then, scrub and rinse.
- Garden Magic. Here's a recipe for weed killer that has the power of RoundUp for a fraction of the price. Mix two cups ordinary table salt into one gallon of white vinegar that has five percent acidity. Add eight drops liquid dishwashing soap. Label and keep out of reach of children. This is not toxic, but it will kill any and all vegetation, even the good stuff, so be careful where you spray it. Another caution: Spraying this multiple times in the same area will sterilize the soil so that nothing will grow there for a long time. It is ideal for killing weeds that grow between cracks in your sidewalk and other areas where you don't want vegetation.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Last night I had a nice telephone visit with my daughter. Yesterday was her birthday.... I was planning to mail her a homemade card....but...... Her birthday always reminds me that it's 4 months until Christmas....a depressing thought???? Their anniversary is today and her mother in law's BD is tomorrow...a busy time for them. August is an expensive month for us too - 2 grandchildren have birthdays and my daughter and daughter in law have birthdays too.
I am enjoying chocolate zucchini bread (grandson J "LOVES" this chocolate cake-it's healthy; made with whole wheat flour and zucchini) and my tea this morning. It is so much easier to get up at 6AM when I don't have to work. On today's schedule: a dentist appt, dropping off a donation at the thrift store (cleaning out one grocery bag at a time), laundry, and working on scrapbook pages. They are getting better!!! I hope to post a couple more later this week.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
After I got home I made some zucchini bread (chocolate, what else?) and am doing laundry, watering flowers, etc. After I finish the dishes I am going back to the basement.... cleaning/organizing that space never ends.
BTW I washed hubby's Timex watch and it is still ticking............that guy can not keep a watch...the band breaks or something. That is why I buy him cheap ones....maybe I should try an expensive one????
Am I chatty or what today????
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I had a beautiful day for a drive today. When I got to Appleton the store I wanted to go to wasn't open yet and I wasn't sure where the other one was so...........I stopped at SAVERS, it's a thrift store and very nice, everything is clean, the small household stuff is packaged and displayed on the wall, the prices are reasonable............AND today was senior day! And here is what I got with only 45 minutes to look around: a brand new, hand quilted purse/tote with 10 pockets around the inside and 1 on the outside. Ever since we saw one in a local store I wanted one. My bff & I did go together to buy one for $50 as a gift for her sister....but get this: I paid $4.99 minus a 30% discount. Ya can't beat that with a wooden stick, huh? When I left Savers I had to ask OnStar where Dressbarn was, I knew I was close but I wasn't quite sure. I returned my dress and matching jewelry, barely looking around at Dressbarn. Lastly I stopped at Archivers to get my free cardstock and find a sun for the scrapbook (not as easy as you'd think). While I was there I found a QuickKutz alphabet set (for my die cut machine) for 1/2 price. I grabbed a cheap sandwich at Wendy's for the ride home. I came home, used the bathroom, and was off to get the boys. We went to the 'party' at the library - bounce houses, sand art, face painting, tattoos, and various other games. Miracle of miracles but they both behaved well and shared. Naturally we stopped at the local thrift store on the way home and they found some toys they wanted (free). I found a raincoat for one of them, now they both have one. Mom picked them up about 5 and the rest of the evening is mine, all mine. :-))
All in all, I'd say it was a great day!!!!
This morning I am off to Appleton (1 hr drive) to return several items, then I'll stop at Archiver's to get my free cardstock, and probably grab a bite to eat at McD's before I pick up the boys before 1 for the end of summer party at the library.
Last night I (again) started work on Heather & Eastin's scrapbook (a wedding shower gift-1 yr anniversary was Sunday.....I better get going) so I hope to get that finished before the end of the month. Tomorrow I am off again. Woo Hoo!!!! :-)
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
In today's mail I received: cash advance checks from my credit card company, a travel magazine for tour guides (I must have signed up for something free), and a brochure for Microsoft Excel (which I'd like to learn but not at that price). Pretty sad, huh?
Moving on to email...........all I get are jokes or spam.
Then there is my blog???? I know it's boring sometimes and not filled with creative ideas (Like I hoped for) nor do I have 100's of followers posting comments....but someone reads it??? right???
OK, I'm done whining!
I will have new photos soon....we are expecting our new grandchild shortly and I have several 1/2 finished projects that I'll photograph and show you within the month. Maybe I should get off here and get busy, eh?
Monday, August 16, 2010
You must order their idea book for 6.95 and then put in the code when checking out. I believe it is on the left, middle of the page.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Last night I called my bff to tell her about our family outing to Bay Beach with the kids, we haven't talked much lately...too busy. I was vegging in front of the TV to give my back a rest and channel surfing....nothing good is on TV on Friday nights anymore so I was watching Friday Night Beauty on one of the shopping channels. Anyway both of us ended up buying some Bare Minerals makeup. Like I need more makeup. LOL At least it inspired me to clean out one of my make up bags and I am going to get rid of the make up brushes that are worn out or not soft and 'hurt' my face when using them. I do have others.
My 7 yr old granddaughter went home yesterday with her family after spending all day at the amusement park. Today I have to clean up here, buy a gift for my 7 yr old grandson, (who's BD party is tomorrow), and be ready for 5 yr old J at 5PM (who will spend the night). I really just want to lay around for a while......but no.....oh well.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
The week is going fast and busy with my granddaughter here. Hubby had her 2 days while I had to work so we just had the evenings.......last night I had the 2 boys also....what a zoo. Today will be quiet, she is going to play with the neighbors granddaughter in the morning. We'll do whatever she wants to do in the afternoon.
Tomorrow we are going to Bay Beach, an inexpensive amusement park for younger children. We are meeting A's family there and she will go home with them.
Sunday I am going to my grandson's 7th BD party and taking the 2 little boys with me. It's about 1-3/4 hr drive, I think the kids will have fun. My son has a nice big yard for the kids to play in and the weather is not suppose to be so hot & humid.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Anyway...................I packed up my laptop from the kitchen table and along with it my book with all my passwords........ALL my PASSWORDS. Today I can not find it. If I had left my papers on the table I'd know exactly where everything was. I've looked all over and it is nowhere to be found. :-(
What did I learn??? Not to put things away??????
This week my 7 yr old granddaughter is spending the week here. I'll post photos of the party later.