Works For Me Wednesday

April 16, 2008 at 7:33 am (Uncategorized, Works for Me Wednesday) ()

Works For Me Wednesday

I’m new to blogging so you probably don’t know me very well.  Something that drives me crazy is cleaning the shower/tub. 

I used to hate it because the shower head would only reach so far and it was hard to rinse the cleaner off the shower walls.  So now I fill up a large bottle with a pull up lid (like a syrup bottle) and squeeze the water where the shower head won’t reach. 

Problem solved!  Now I can clean the shower without swearing. For more ideas check out Rocks In My Dryer.

Cheers,

 

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Works for Me Wednesday

April 9, 2008 at 9:10 pm (Uncategorized, Works for Me Wednesday)

We had a terrific time on our trip to Mexico but are still feeling the pain of sunburn.  (I swear, I did put sunscreen on every 30 minutes but I’m fair-skinned and still got burnt.)  My husband was really really burnt and is now peeling.  His burn is still stinging and so I whipped out the vinegar when we got home to give him some relief.

Yes, I said vinegar.  To take the burn out of your sunburn, soak a cotton ball in vinegar and then rub it on the burned area.  Or, run a cool bath, pour in one cup of vinegar and soak for 15-30 minutes. 

Vinegar is definitely a multi-tasker at my house.  I use it to clean, mop and even use it instead of softener in my washing machine.

For more great ideas check out Rocks In My Dryer.

 

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Works For Me Wednesday

April 1, 2008 at 11:56 pm (Works for Me Wednesday) ()

candles

I love candles.  There is something so relaxing about watching a candle burn and inhaling its aroma.  What I don’t like about candles (because I’m sure you’re dying to know) is the black soot that can be left behind on the glass.

I finally found a way to remove the soot from my candle jars…rubbing alcohol!  Just take a cotton ball saturated with rubbing alcohol and wipe the soot away. 

For more ideas check out Rocks In My Dryer.

And now that I’m finally over that miserable flu my whole family had/has, I plan on lighting a few candles and taking a bath!

Edited to add:  I just noticed that this week we are supposed to “rerun” our best wfmw idea.  I went ahead and posted a new one since this is only my third time.  Cheers!

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Works for Me Wednesday

March 26, 2008 at 6:41 am (Receipe, Uncategorized, Works for Me Wednesday) (, , )

Have I mentioned that I make super fabulous homemade pizza?  It’s all thanks to a terrific recipe I found for pizza crust.  Let’s just say it’s “the one”.  The one I will use from now on.

Friday night is pizza night at our house.  My husband loves toppings but with two little ones (almost three and 14 months) I often get interrupted while chopping.

A couple weeks ago I discovered I can use my egg slicer to quickly and easily slice mushrooms and black olives.  I already used it for eggs (obviously) and strawberries.  I’m pleasantly surprised at how much time this saves me.

    blackolives400    mushrooms

What do you use your egg slicer for?  Anything else I haven’t tried yet? 

For more Works For Me ideas, visit Rocks In My Dryer.

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Works for Me Wednesday

February 27, 2008 at 10:24 am (Cleaning/Organizing, Works for Me Wednesday) (, , , )

Job Jar

Picking up toys is the bane of my existence.  Ok, not really, but it does drive me crazy.  Cupcake (2 1/2) and Sprinkles (13 mo.) love to play but didn’t think picking up was much fun.

So I made a “job jar”. I used a container my hand could fit into and that also had a lid.  (I used a baby food cereal can.)  I wrote out different jobs on colored paper, cut them into slips and put them in the jar.

Some examples of jobs are:

  • Pick up dress up clothes and put them in the toy box
  • Pick up Barbies and put them in the toy bin
  • Put books back on bookshelf
  • Put together puzzles and store on shelf

The girls pick a job or two before lunch and bedtime.  They are very cooperative if I help.  Sometimes it would be quicker to do it myself, but I really want them to learn how to pick up after themselves.  So I am taking the time now to teach them and they are eager to learn at this age.

They are usually excited to take a turn picking a job and “getting” to pick up their toys.  It’s working like a charm for now.

For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas, check out Rock in My Dryer.

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