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My blog details all the fantastic "pins" I've actually made! Enjoy!

Shower and Tub Cleaner – Dawn and Vinegar June 2, 2012

A fellow Pinterest blogger posted this shower and tub cleaner that I had to try.  Every time I clean my shower I send my kids out of the room because I feel like the fumes are too strong.  I’ve seen so many homemade cleaning pins on Pinterest and I thought this would be a good one to start out with!

 

All I did was heat up 12 ounces of vinegar in the microwave for 2 minutes.  Then, I added 12 ounces of Dawn dish soap.  I did shake it up and wish I had just slowely stirred it because it made a ton of bubbles.  I used an empty Windex bottle for my homemade cleaner.  I want to purchase some empty bottles because I plan to make a few more homemade household cleaners.  Next on my list is wood floor cleaner!

 

I cleaned my shower and my shower door was so clean.  The cleaner does get very bubbly, so I used a squeegee to wipe down the walls of the shower.  Best of all, I didn’t have to send the kids out of the room!

 

 

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878456913/

Inspirationhttp://366daysofpinterest.com/2012/04/25/day-85-diy-tub-and-shower-spray/

Time:  Less than 5 minutes

 

– Lisa

 

Days of the Week Kitchen Towels and Washclothes

I cannot find the pin that inspired this project, so please let me know if it’s you so I can give you proper credit!

 

One thing I use a lot of is paper towels.  When I saw this pin, it motivated me to create these adorable day of the week rags and towels.  One thing that grosses me out is old smelly dish rags.  I thought these day of the week rags were the perfect idea to stay on track.  At the end of each day, I will toss them in the laundry and start fresh each morning.  Perfect!  No gross old rags laying around and I will certaintly use less paper towels!

 

Supplies:

1.)  Kitchen Rags – I purchased at Target

2.) Flour Sack Towels – I purchased mine at Target

3.) Heat ‘n Bond Iron On Adhesive – I purchased mine at JoAnn’s

4.) Fabric

5.)  Cricut Machine

6.)  Scissors

7.)  Sewing Machine and Thread

8.)  Iron

 

Steps:

1.)  Collect supplies.

 

2.)  Cut 14 (3″ x3″) squares of each the Heat ‘n Bond and fabric.

 

3.)  Follow instructions on Heat ‘n Bond package to adhere the fabric to the adhesive.

 

4.)  I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters of the week.  I cut 2″ letters on the 3″x3″ squares.

 

5.)  I warmed up my iron and peeled off the back layer of the adhesive.

 

6.)  I ironed on the letters to my rags and towels.

 

 

7.)  For the last set, I used my sewing machine to sew on the letters.  I have to admit, I’m not 100% sold that these letters will stay on the rags and towels.  I will update this post in a month or so to let you know how they are holding up.  I remember reading in the original pin I saw that after a few washings, they start to look frayed and kind of have a vintage feel to them.  We will see …

 

And here they are in my kitchen drawer ready to go!

 

– Lisa

 

Getting Organized … First of Many Posts! March 11, 2012

I have seen so many pins on Pinterest linking me to organizing worksheets/printables.  These worksheets have inspired me to get organized!!!  People who know me are probably thinking that I’m organized enough, but I just can’t get enough.  I have to admit that I LOVE ORGANIZING!  I know .. I’m such a dork.

 

As a stay at home mom, I struggle balancing quality time with my kids and all the errands, cleaning, cooking, etc.  I predict that if I can get my life organized a bit more, I will feel less stressed out and have more time for my kids and hobbies!  I have spent many many hours over the last month getting organized.  Some things I’ve organized include meals, grocery shopping, declutter zones, deep cleaning, routine cleaning, vacation packlists, birthday checklists, etc.  I will add to this list as I organize my life.  I will post my organizing breakthroughs as they occur along with the worksheets I created to get it done!

 

The first organizing pin that caught my attention, linked me to “10 great organizing printables.”  From here, I got many ideas to get me started on my organizing journey.  I really love the simplify101.com website.  The site has tons of great organizing tips and printables.  Many of which I have already started implementing!

 

Oven Cleaner – Baking Soda and Vinegar February 20, 2012

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Within a few days, I saw two pins that advertised an easy way to clean the glass door of an oven!  I was super excited to dry this out because mine was filthy.  I’m actually very embarrassed to show the “before” picture.  Cleaning the oven just seems to be the last thing on my mind these days.  So, I tried a few methods.

Dirty Oven Glass Door - Before

 

Pinterest Pin #1:  http://www.ehow.com/how_7814634_clean-oven-racks-naturally.html

Pinterest Pin #2:  http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-clean-oven-glass-it-seriously-is.html

 

The first pin instructed me to sprinkle the glass door with baking soda and then pour vinegar over top so the door is wet.  Let sit for 20 minutes and wipe away.  I tried this technique first.  I have to admit that I loved the fizzing sound the vinegar made once poured over the baking soda.  I had high expectations that the fizzy sound was really working away the grime!  I wiped away and to my dismay (oh, that rhymes), it was still filthy.  I decided to move onto the next idea…

 

Oven Cleaner - Vinegar Added

 

Oven Cleaner - After Baking Soda and Vinegar

 

The second pin instructed me to mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with just enough water to make a pasty mixture.  Then, spread over the glass door and let it sit for 20 minutes and wipe away.  So, I did!  Still dirty!

 

Oven Cleaner - After Baking Soda and Water

 

The third try’s the charm.  I got out an SOS pad and scrubbed away.  It took a lot of elbow grease, but my handy SOS pad saved the day!  Now, on to the rest of the oven …

 

Clean Oven Door

 

I will try these methods again on a semi-dirty glass door.