Friday, August 17, 2012

Home Made Cleaner

I have to start by saying that obviously these are my own opinions so try it for yourself.
OK, so I have seen countless Pinterest pins for a home made cleaner made of equal parts of blue liquid Dawn dish soap and vinegar. Yes it works well! It cleans soap scum like magic and makes your sinks and faucets shine like new. However, if you use it you are wasting money!! Dawn is one of the most expensive dish soaps on the market and there is no need to use that much. Try this recipe instead. It works just as wonderfully and REALLY cuts down the cost and the amount of suds. This is a multipurpose cleaner that cleans everything from floors to mirrors and windows, yes windows, completely streak free!. I use it on almost everything!! I keep a bottle in each bathroom and one in the kitchen. I can't even begin to think about how much money I save on cleaners. I no longer buy Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, Mr. Clean etc. This literally costs pennies per bottle. I wouldn't even be able to figure it out for at least a year because that is at least how long the ingredients are going to last. Give it a try, I am SO glad I did.

Put 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 2 tsp of borax in a spray bottle, (I use a funnel and put the borax in first). Add hot water to dissolve borax. Leave room at top of the bottle so u can add 1/8 cup yummy smelling dish soap. Fill the rest of the bottle slowly with cold water so u don't get suds.

The borax can be optional, I use it because it kills germs. Also my sister doesn't always use Dawn and says it still works. I use Dawn, so it is just a matter of personal preference.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I made this for Sami's headbands and hair clips. I just got an unfinished wood frame from the craft store and painted it. Then glued strips of 1" ribbon to the back. I wanted to decorate it up a bit so I found a matching polka dot ribbon that I glued around the frame and put cute buttons to dress up the corners and hide the ends of the ribbon. For the pegs I got unfinished wooden pegs from the craft store and drilled holes in the frame and attached them with wood glue. I Love it!! I hung it in her room by the light switch so I could easily grab a clip. I would look cute in the bathroom too.

Clean fun puffy paint for kids

If you have never tried this you should. Easy, fun and inexpensive art project for kids. All you need is cheap shaving cream, Elmer's glue and paper. You can use food coloring to make different colors if you want. Just mix one part glue to one part shaving cream and that's it. You can use plastic knives or popsicle sticks or even fingers to paint with. It washes off very easily and has a fresh clean scent. I have never colored it, the kids have fun with white so why bother :) We make snow men, ghosts, bunnies etc. When it's dry it is soft and puffy, so cool!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What it's all about

This blog is going to be all about things I like, and things I want to share. Hopefully you will find something you like too. My first post will be later today or tomorrow when I have all the pictures ready. Enjoy!