Tuesday, June 22, 2010
My wonderful husband cleaned our bathroom yesterday (oh how I hate that chore!) and I finished it up by cleaning the mirrors today. As I was cleaning, I wondered how many of you don't know about this wonderful cleaning solution. I use my regular window/mirror cleaner (a cheap off brand of windex), but instead of using paper towels (which leave lint all over) or a rag or towel (which also leave lint all over), I use a crumpled up piece of newspaper. I learned this trick from my mom & always cleaned windows & mirrors with newspaper growing up. All you do is take a sheet of newspaper, crumple it up, & wipe up the window cleaner. For some reason it doesn't leave lint, plus it is absorbent enough to clean the mirrors. I love it! Plus, I don't have to pay for it (I just use the free paper that comes every once in awhile). If your piece gets too soggy, just throw it away & grab another one. It's great! How many of you already knew about this, or have I totally enlightened you?
Monday, June 21, 2010
I really wanted to have a jean quilt to take to our upcoming family reunion, so I made one this last week. I love it! It's so huge & heavy, but it will be great for picnics, watching fireworks, & hanging out on the beach!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I ordered some Armour Etching cream last week & it arrived the other day. I finally had a chance to try it out & thought I would share the process of etching my pyrex glassware with our last name. I think this is a great idea so that you don't lose your glassware when lending it or taking it to potlucks. I also think this would be a wonderful gift for newlyweds, their last name etched into their dishes. So, I used my Silhouette SD to cut a vinyl template of our last name. Make sure your glassware is clean by using some spray glass cleaner. You also want to make sure you don't have any fingerprints in the area to be etched.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
We have our family reunion coming up in July, so I am working on finishing the scrapbook page from the last family reunion so that I can have them to show people while we are there. Here are the first 4 pages that I've completed.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I love this idea for a to-do list from eighteen-25. I love all the papers that she used from her digital kit! I think this would be fun to have on the wall all year round, not just in the summer! She has a tutorial on her site, just click on the link!