So, I don't know how many of you have heard that pouring a cup of vinegar into the laundry is the best way to get rid the mildew smell in laundry if you let it sit in the washer to long. I am soooooo guilty of this. I've gotten a lot better but it still happens at least once a month. So for the last two or three years I've been dumping a cup of vinegar and re-washing with decent results. However, recently I read the baking soda works better. Guess what? It really does. So, ladies and gentlemen, baking soda is the clear winner. Just throw in a 1/2 of baking soda, re-run and no more icky smell. Now, if you washer machine starts to smell a little funky for no reason (happens quite a bit with front loaders) try out Tide's Washer Machine cleaner. Works wonders. Another great product. Hope this helps. :)
Friday, September 21, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I read a blog recently by Ms. Kim at http://theysmell.com/ on how to make your own pumpkin creamer. I'd adapted the recipe a little bit and honestly it came out great.
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Pumpkin
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Pumpkin Spice
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Step 1: Heat milk. sugar and pumpkin in sauce pan on medium heat until bubbly.
Step 2: Stir in Vanilla and spices.
Step 3: Pour into jar and chill over night.
Step 4: After pumpkin has settled, strain the liquid from the pulp.
Step 5: Pour into cute container and enjoy!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
First fall project, update my many seasons candle.
So, two years ago I bought this candle, I think at Walmart for at most $5.00. This candle (five inch diameter) is honestly nothing special. Although with a little love, it can be a perfect accessory for every season. It has been through two Halloweens, two Christmas and summer, spring, winter and of course... FALL! Last year I put it into a hurricane glass and filled it with candy corns, it was super cute. I'll try to find the pictures.
This year I decided to do some fall leaves.
I bought little leaf gems at Michaels for a buck a box and they come with little sticker backs. I just created swirly designs on the sides. I think I'll do an additional two candles for a cute center piece for my dining room table.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Yay! I'm so ready for fall. I can't wait for the cool crisp days and crunchy leaves. And the smell of Autumn in the air. I'm ready for pumpkin pie and apple cider. Unfortunately, it's still 90 degrees here.
So... in hopeful anticipation I've started the first autumn touches for my home and life. I even changed my blog toward some fall colors. I'm going to start making fall pillow cases and changing some small details around the house in anticipation for the first frost. I started by painting my nails. Nothing to special, but I like them.
I'll add posts as I go... hopefully.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Did you guys know all these little things... cause I didn't. I wish someone had told me. I mean honestly, I know that this stuff comes naturally to some people but I need to be shown these type of things or told. Okay so I'm in the process of making a huge lists of tips for myself regarding clothing and accessories. Here's the first few things I learned today..