Archive for the ‘House/Decorating’ Category

The Best Cleaner in the WORLD!!!!!

August 17, 2009

I found this cleaning recipe on for getting out laundry stains. And it works! But I’ve also used it as a general cleaner – it cuts through grease like you wouldn’t believe! I used it to clean our fridge handles. They are white and slightly textured. Just textured enough to get dirt into the texture, but you can’t clean the dirt OUT of it! Saturday I sprayed some on, used a scrub brush to just move it around a little, suds it a bit so it would stick to a vertical surface. A few minutes later I wiped it off… Snowy White door handles!!!!

1/2 C white vinegar

1/2 C ammonia

1/2 C liquid detergent (I use Dawn)

1/2 C water.

I put all that in a spray bottle and clean away! It’s pretty concentrated, so you could add more water to it. But it you’re using it for stain removal, I wouldn’t want it any weaker.(Don’t use with bleach)

April Fools Day

April 1, 2009

I’m not a big fan of April Fools jokes – I can’t really explain why.

But I love April! 🙂 It’s more bonafide Spring than March. Flowers are blooming, and the grass is turning green. The leaves are popping out on the tree branches left and right. And just the sound of the word ‘April’… is lovely.


Blossoms on the Bradford Pear tree, in front of the forsythia bush.


My pretty Red Bud, that will soon be taken out 😦 (it’s destroying the foundation of the garage)


Red Bud

Do you have pictures of Spring at your house? Post your link in Comments, so we can all visit and see your Spring Pictures!

Fun with my Tone Finnanger books

October 20, 2008

I LOVE her books! Do you have any? I just have 2 – Sew Pretty Homestyle and Sew Pretty Christmas Homlivingroomangel.jpgestyle. Since it’s so close to Christmas, that’s the one I played with this weekend.This is the angel you’ll find on page 32. I was a little short on her dress fabric, but she’s still adorable.

And then I whipped up some Apples from page 73 and filled this pretty jar with them.

Anytime you move into a new to you house, there are always things that get ‘never done’. The curtain for the kitchen door was like that. We tacked up a piece of fabric and it’s been doing a good job for 1 1/2 years now, but it was time for a real curtain.door1curtainbefore.jpg

Gorgeous huh?


Oh much better! Same curtain, but Mike put up a curtain rod for me, and I made a tube of fabric to cover the curtain rod, and used some of those little clippy curtain hangers and there it is. Took all of about 20 minutes from start to finish.

There is one more window in the kitchen that needs a matching curtain


but that’s for another weekend. Only one task per weekend, or maybe per month. 🙂