Friday, September 21, 2012

Vinegar VS. Baking Soda

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. :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Attempt Number 1 - Pumpkin Creamer

Hiya Folks,
I read a blog recently by Ms. Kim at 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

One Candle Many Seasons

FALL 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. 

Blank Canvas 

The Leaves



Monday, September 10, 2012

Getting ready for fall!

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

Basic facts that I didn't know...

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..

1.  If a skirt is business skirt heels should be worn. (I know this seems like common sense, but as my boyfriend likes to point out, I wouldn't last a day on the streets... I lack both street smarts and common sense, so again people need to spell things out... oh well.)


2. If the top is solid funky color keep the bracelet simple and go for a interesting necklace. ( This seems so backwards to me... did I get this wrong?)

3. The easiest outfit  ever, is a collared shirt with a pencil skirt.

4. Sandals should match the shirt (well for all ya'll who have a fashion sense this doesn't apply, but if you're like me, stay safe and match the shoes to the top.)  

5. If the dress is flowy and soft -  make it heavier with boots for a fall look and add a structured jacket.

6. Flow-y dress? Add a straw fedora to make it chic. 

7.  Grandma dress? Add some super funky heels and go for a 50s look with the accessories 

8. Mustard top, gray skirt, red shoes (maybe??)

9. Lacy (or soft)tops go well with plaid or tweed pants...

10. Navy - Fuchsia, mustard, ruby and aqua are all good color combinations oh and of course cream, gray, silver and gold.