Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Natural Garbage Disposal Cleaning

       I don't like using a lot of harsh cleaners so when it came to figuring out a way to clean my garbage disposal naturallyI did some out of the box thinking. Most mornings we eat citrus fruit with our breakfast, and I have found that the best way to clean and naturally deodorize my garbage disposal. I put the mornings grapefruit and orange peels down the disposal and in no time my whole kitchen smells like a citrus grove!  The thickness of the peels helps to clean off any debris left in the disposal either from the dishwasher or things that have been rinsed down the drain. I have never had a problem, but I do suggest cutting the peels into quarters so that they will easily fit down the disposal drain. fresh peels work best as the disposal has an easier time chopping them up, but ones that have set on the counter a while work well too.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

What a week

 It has definitely been a long week, and it is still only Thursday. I am very much a home body, cleaning crafting cooking or baking take up most of my days and I like it that way. But this week I feel as though I have not accomplished anything. I managed to bake a batch of bread for the week and some ginger cakes for lunches and other than that it has been run, run, run. The running wears me out more than a full days work.
Hubby has been on a new schedule this week also which has things abit discombobulated as well, Next week does not look like it will be any better. 3 doctors appointments and a trip to the orthodontists. It will be very much a case of deja vu. Oh well I guess it is good to be busy, but it does not help me get any of my housework done.

I did manage to finish a project over the weekend though. I of course forgot to take a before picture, but she was a very bright shade of blue. I think she looks much better now.

Not sure that I am happy with her accessories, but I still have some tweeking to do. Once she is all done and decked out I will post another picture. I will say that I think the hanging basket is my favorite and it definitely staying, some of the other things my find new homes, I will have to play around and see. Well I am off to see if I can get some much need housework done.


Monday, April 16, 2012

One of those days...

  We have all had one of those days that we wish we could start over, yes. Well mine began at midnight last night with a very sick doggie. Something eat ate for dinner 7 hours prior decided not agree with his tummy at midnight, on a night when we had to be up extra early. (Sidenote, he is quite fine this afternoon just a little sleepy like his momma.) So after several trips outside and attempts to clean up messes in the dark out came the carpet shampooer this morning. Just getting that thing up the stairs was a daunting enough task, then I had to run it.  Once the carpet was clean, I had to run out and pick up 3 things all at the same place sounded easy enough when I left the house this morning, but alas I got home to have found that in my lack of sleep state I forgot 1 of the 3 things that I needed. I blame it on the glorious smell of coffee and the wonderful delicious burst of energy the cup I bought gave me. I know I am not supposed to be drinking coffee, but this was an exception to the rule. No sleep and things that needed to get done required that I have that cup of coffee.

So now that the carpet is clean and drying the bread and ginger cakes have been baked and are cooling, I will pick up my daughter and take a much needed nap before dinner. Praying that tonight goes much better than last night!