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Metamorphosis Monday – Heavenly Sunshine   24 comments

Metamorphosis Monday

 

Sunday afternoon was just beautiful here in the Pacific Northwest!  So, I decided I would join the crowds at Home Depot and buy some plants and flowers!  My deck needed some spring sprucing -it was feeling highly neglected!

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Now, my deck is feeling less neglected!  Can’t wait to get the table out there later in May! 

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WFMW-Lemon Juice – Hold the Seeds!   7 comments

Many times a recipe will call for the juice of one lemon.  Well, I really don’t want to take out my juicer and get it all dirty for the juice of one lemon but then I really don’t want to fish for lemon seeds in my freshly squeezed juice either!  I have found a wonderful solution:

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These little guys are like shower caps for your lemons! You can squeeze the juice from your lemons and the seeds stay in the net! 

 

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I purchased my Lemon Stretch Wraps at Sur La Table and they TOTALLY WORK FOR ME!

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WFMW-When Carpet Disaster Strikes   13 comments

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Oh yes! The unthinkable happened.  My dinner plate dropped and left that lovely splatter on my carpet in box one. 

Step one – I did not panic! Instead, I thought to myself, this is going to make a great blog post!  I then grabbed my camera and started documenting my cleaning experiment. 

Box two is step two in my cleaning experiment – scooping up the food off the carpet.

Box three are the cleaning supplies I used.  I started with a watered down solution of Mrs. Meyers Clean Day All Purpose Cleaner and a rag and scrubbed the carpet as best I could.  Then, I took the hydrogen peroxide poured full strength on the wet rag and dabbed the remaining stains from my carpet.  Next I took a clean towel and stepped on it over the wet area to absorb the liquid.

Box four is the result!  Gone are the stains and boy does that work for me!

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Safety Tip – Kitchen Oil Fire   1 comment

Posted November 21, 2007 by Lana G! in Cooking, Cooking Tips, Kitchen Safety Tips, Solutions, Video

WFMW-Dusting Trick or Treat?   10 comments

For WFMW this week, I would like to share my two favorite dusting buddies: Real Simple Microfiber Cloth for Dusting and my Sticky Lint Roller.  These buddies work hand in hand in my cleaning regimine. When I use my dusting cloth and it gets dusty and yucky before I am done cleaning, I don’t want to shake it out and I can’t wash it yet so here’s what I do. I use my sticky lint roller and roll off the dust and then get back to dusting!  Treat! 

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Now, my sticky lint roller is a fabulous quick vacuum in a pinch as well.  If I’m doing a quick clean and don’t want to pull out the entire vacuum for a little area rug (or don’t want my guests to hear me vacuuming 😉 I run my sticky lint roller over the area rugs and bathroom floors to pick up the hair and dust!  You could also give one to each of your kids when company is on their way and you could have a clean looking house in no time and no vacuum sound to give you away! I keep one in each bathroom! Trick!

THESE BUDDIES DEFINITELY WORK FOR ME!

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Posted October 30, 2007 by Lana G! in Blog, Real Simple, Solutions, Works For Me Wednesdays

WFMW – Washer Ice Chest   10 comments

I saw this clever little idea in Cook’s Fall Entertaining edition: 

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Chilling Beverages for a Party

“Especially around the holidays, refrigerator space available for chilling beverages before a party is often at a premium.  When faced with this problem, turn your washing machine into an icebox!  Fill the washer with ice cubes, then nestle in the cans and bottles.  When its time for more cold drinks, they are at the ready.  After the party has ended and the ice is melted, simply run the washer’s spin cycle to drain the water.”

THIS WILL DEFINITELY WORK FOR ME!

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Posted October 9, 2007 by Lana G! in Solutions, Tips, Works For Me Wednesdays

WFMW – Trunk Rod   16 comments

I store junk useful items in my trunk because I lack storage space due to my gypsy commuter lifestyle (living in WA and working in CA). I had an issue with these useful items flying around in my trunk (be careful when opening the trunk, items due tend to shift during takeoff and landing!)  To solve this little problem, I installed a Shower Curtain Tension Rod in my trunk.  You read that right!

Take a look:

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Now all my stuff stays put;  I can find what I need;  and I have plenty of space for more junk in my trunk 😉 and that definitely works for me! 

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Posted September 25, 2007 by Lana G! in Solutions, Works For Me Wednesdays