Friday, April 11, 2014

Washing Windows 101 - Repost from 2008

Washing Windows 101
Boy did I learn a lesson today, Clean Windows = a bright sunny home!

I have now put on my calendar to clean my windows inside and out every 3 months. I can't believe the difference. It makes your whole world "shiny" where before they were cloudy and dirty and it is something that you really don't notice until you take the time to clean your windows.

It was so easy I cleaned 7 windows inside and out between the sun room and living room in under 1 hour. I used a bucket, squeegee, dry clean rag, warm water, 1/4 cup of dish soap and 1/8 cup of baking soda. The baking soda is to keep dirt, rain spots and dogs wet noises from making marks on the window between cleaning. So here is some advice:

Take a moment and really look at your windows not just through them, then you can decide if you need to wash your windows if you do try my recipe I guarantee you will be amazed!

No photos today just some good old housekeeping advice.
4/11/2014: Going to repost so I can find it easier, and its that time again to wash my windows...Man they are dirty from the winter storms.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Amazing over looked plants!

Have you ever wondered why a lupin plant can keep a droplet of water in the center of its leafs. There has to be a purpose maybe it's keeping the center stem warm, since it's one of the first planets to come up after a cold winter. But really who knows for sure, I have heard plants can talk..if I could ask them that very question....I would! 

The other plant that I think gets over looked is Rhubarb. Not only does it return every year but it has the biggest leaves and next to Lupin it peaks its leaves above ground way before the frost has finished for the year. Not to mention there really is some fabulous recipes and ways of cooking with this wonderful planet. I should really grow it just to sell it, since it grows so well here and the deer won't touch it! The leaves are highly poisonous, now that statement is something I really should consider...selling rhubarb interesting...
Enjoy the first of spring. I sure do! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I hear a chuckle from Heaven!

Gosh, it seems like every now and then I catch myself looking up in the sky with a smile on my face, it almost feels like I am returning a grin to someone as they "chuckle". I am going to assume it would be my Dad...sound crazy? Maybe, but it's true.

Here is a great example; the other day Kendall brought over a trike to ride outside. As she was showing me her trike she lifted the seat and looked at me as she " babbled" something I didn't quite understand. When I looked to see what she was talking about there laid an extremely old cow belle, probably from her Dad's Grandparents ranch. My thought was only Kendall would have a cow belle stowed away in the trunk of her trike. That is when I caught myself looking up into the sky smiling, I think I felt a chuckle and that is something that my Dad would of laughed about. Not only because he would of found that funny but he also would be very proud of that little girl.

Sound crazy? Maybe, but it is true!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring could be in the air!

 .WWorked in the backyard this weekend. So much has to be cleaned up from winter I will have to pace myself because it can all be overwhelming. We move our cricket trailer to the backyard that was interesting but it's nice to not have it taking up so much space in the driveway. Btw, can't wait to be able to camp more as the season progresses. 

Moved all the compost from a years worth of piling to the garden now just need to have Glenn till it all in. Oh yes and the crocus are coming up in the front yard, they are right at the front door it is so nice to walk out and see then 1st thing.....Have a good springtime week!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

My rendition of crazy quilt squares!

I have found the quick pleasure in "crazy quilt square" sewing. I keep making these squares all colors all sizes at some point I will need to decide what to create with them. But until then I guess I will just keep sewing one square at a time....

I guess your getting the idea😃. If you have any suggestions on what I should create with all of these and probably many more please feel free to let me know..

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Time and Changes

For the time being I am out of the corporate inviroment and have taken a new path in life. 5 days a week I am watching over and caring for 2 of our 4 grand children. So If you can imagine and understand that is what has probably kept me from blogging, I guess. Don't you think sometimes you might need a break from something like this? Blogging...

While I was starting some early spring cleaning this morning I thought of a previous blog I created about window washing soap and that made me think "I really should blog again". In regards to the window cleaning advice the solution is simple and effective check out the blog post in my won't be sorry.

Note to myself: maybe I should blog once a week.
        A 2 year olds choice in foot wear. (Kendall) 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Bean Bag Bats!

Halloween is upon us, one of my favorite times of the year. One night when I should of been sleeping but couldn't. I grabbed my iPod and tapped into pintrest, after typing in the search words "Halloween tutorials" I came across this; Then I must of feel back to sleep.

The next morning I was up bright and early and to my surprise I started digging through my scraps found everything I needed to make my 4 Grandkids these cute silly bats. The fun thing about the bats is they just hang around the house on a door knob or something like that. My 2- 2year old Grandkids like to wear them on their arms sort of like a purse.

If you want something to sew that doesn't take very long at all and they are just the right size to were you can use fabric out of your scape bins, virtually no cost and a fun 2-3 hours of a Grandma's time. This is a tutorial you should look at.


Happy Halloween!