Before I opened this cabinet to make a cup of tea, and it hit me that I don't really use much of what's in here anymore. I decided I'd meet my New Years resolution of decluttering seven items weekly to donation or trash by completely going through this cabinet. I also wanted to make a … Continue reading Making space
Have you ever burnt food in a pan so badly that you were sure you'd have to throw the pan away? Let me show you how Gramma Izzie taught me years ago to clean it quickly and cheaply! You need cheap vinegar, baking soda, and tin foil. Please note: do NOT do this on a … Continue reading Don’t toss out that pan!
Have you ever heard anyone say, "Things just aren't made like they used to be!"? It's true. They really aren't. How many times have you purchased something, and it ran just fine until the warranty expired - and then it fell apart within a couple of months? Well meet one of the things I've had … Continue reading This old ironing board
Can't find dishwasher detergent? It's super easy to make your own with just five ingredients!
I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
Morgan and Teddy got this for me as part of my Christmas presents, and I absolutely am loving the scent! It makes the house smell wonderful all the way through the entire downstairs (72 feet long!). It's just right: not overpowering but definitely strong enough to smell it! I've used it all up this past … Continue reading Loving this scent right now!
Do you ever stop and think about how different our lives are compared to those of our grandmothers at our same ages? This morning, I: Made coffee using the automatic coffee brewer in under a minute at the push of a button Have lunch (bbq pork for sandwiches) warming in the slow cooker at the … Continue reading How different this is compared to 50 years ago
WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!! I FOUND THE OTHER PIECE TO THE ROBOT VACUUM!!! Backstory: A few years ago, Ted bought me a robot vacuum from Walmart. I kept moving it from room to room, and soon I lost the charger. I set the vacuum and eyeball guide thingy in the bathroom closet (I thought). As I've cleaned and … Continue reading Found it!!!
Ted put up six round bales of hay. I didn't get any pictures because I stayed home and CLEANED for four hours! Here's the table. The rest of the two rooms looked just as bad! I tackled the living room and kitchen: put away all of the clutter, moved furniture, swept, mopped, did all of … Continue reading Today’s to do list
Chewie is still adjusting. He finally has agreed that biting me that one time on the big toe because I was trying to make him go outside to pee was unacceptable, and after a little training he's learned that barking during our mealtimes doesn't get him a little bite but sitting quietly always earns him … Continue reading Update: how Chewie’s adjusting