Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Orange Vinegar Cleaner

This is what I have been using in my house for a couple of months now. I really like it. And so easy to do.
I removed the peel from 2 oranges. Placed them in a jar (This is a recycled fruit jar.) Fill the jar approximately one inch from the top wtih vinegar. Now for this white vinegar is better than apple cider vinegar. Every day or so, give the jar a shake. I keep mine in my pantry in the dark. After one week, you will begin to smell the orange overpowering the vinegar. I waited two weeks. 
Strain the orange mixture. Put the orange peel back into the jar, you can reuse it for the next several batches. When the peel gets all gooey, replace it. Fill a spray bottle two thirds of the way with the vinegar. (As you can tell, I reused a bottle I had saved for a very long time. This is the best sprayer I have ever had.) Add water to approximately one inch from the top. Shake well. Clean away. Now don't be thinking you will not smell the vinegar. BUT it is not so overpowering. AND the orange oil released from the peel has great cleaning properties on grease. The smell dissipates very quickly. I am using this in both my bathroom and kitchen. Do not use this on mirrors or windows. There is streaking from the orange oil. But it shines the rest very nicely. I have so much trouble with my lungs and have been trying to get away from all the chemical cleaners I can. And how loud can you say CHEAP?
I am blessed. ~Angela

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September Photos

 September is all about birthdays for us. My girl is now 24. Heather, how did this happen? Our Baby Shayla (niece) is now 8. And not quite a baby anymore. Cannot believe how fast the years have gone.
They shared a party this year. We never do themes, but this year I did an Alice in Wonderland tea party. Heather loves her some AiW!! I had the dining table set up with roses and cupcakes, cookies, cake, and other goodies. We had turkey and ham sandwiches on party buns with a bit more "real" food. The small photo is a treasure to me. It is of my girls when Heather was 16 and Shayla was 3 months. We had so much fun that day. Did you notice the googly eyes on the roses? hahaha You have to have googly eyes on your flowers for anything with Alice you know. It was a good day.
Then daddy had his birthday next. He and Jaidy were playing around. Daddy was getting ready to blow out his candles. He had a willing helper. A good pic of both their happy faces.
Jaidyn loves my wormies. Glad she is not too girly to get her hands dirty. She would carry one or two around and then trade them for others. Lots of worming loving and then hand washing.
This Little Miss LOVES my poor Timmy cat. They have a love/hate relationship. By looking at the pics, can you guess who does what? :o))) That is a very tight death grip hug she is giving him.
I am blessed. ~Angela

Sunday, September 11, 2011