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!