Thursday, December 14, 2006

blogger annoys me.

yep. blogger really annoys me. it's really unreliable...buuut i suppose that since it's free i shouldnt complain. (i should move to typepad already).

today i am going to clean the house. it's been awhile since i had time to clean more than area in a day, so i think today is the day. i have to head out to restock my cleaning supplies- vinegar, lemons, and a scrub brush. i already have the baking soda, so that's good. i have been cleaning only with natural products for a few months now, although i still want some dish soap and laundry detergent and fabric softeners from method. really great design from people who care. i cant wait till i can finally order from them- i think i will order a bunch of stuff in the spring.

anyway, i plan on cleaning the refrigerator, the bathroom, and the floors. here are some of the recipes i use when i clean:


to clean exterior and interior walls, dissolve 2 tbsp. baking soda in 1 qt warm water and wipe all surfaces. for stubborn spots, rub with baking soda paste. rinse with a clean wet cloth.

drain cleaner:

use this drain cleaner once a week to keep drains fresh and clog-free.

1/2 cup baking soda

1 cup white vinegar

1 gallon boiling water

1/2 a used lemon

pour baking soda down drain or disposal, followed by vinegar. allow it to foam for a while before flushing the drain with boiling water.

*baking soda on a damp sponge. baking soda cleans and deodorizes kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

*mix a few drops of essential oil with cornstarch and sprinkle on carpet. let sit for 20 minutes, and then vacuum. ONLY do this if your vacuum is really good at sucking stuff up, unlike mine, otherwise you have to sweep your carpet which is no fun!

okay, that is it for now. i need to get cleaning already. i cant believe its NOON! yikes, gotta go.

oh yeah- i made this journal last night:

blogger! stop spacing my paragraphs out like that! and start spacing them when i WANT spaces! uuuuugh.


Sarah and Jack said...

Hello there! Blogger is annoying the hell out of me also with this not be able to leave comments on beta blogs thing.

I saw your comment on the blog about the tinsel branch, and wanted to answer your questions.

For adhesive, I used a combination of permanent double sided tape and SOBO glue.

About how much to wrap at a time: I just started at the bottom of the branch, wrapping, wrapping, wrapping, getting the tinsel as close together as possible, and worked my way up to the ends of the branches.

I think my branch is about 1 inch in diameter, and 9 feet of tinsel (I used some stuff from Target, I am not sure if you saw that post or not, it is before the post of the finished branch, and shows the branch partially completed), covers about 2.5 inches of branch.

If you need more help you can email me at and you can always poke around my blog a little more!

Shona said...

I could bash Blogger, or shut up + pay for Typepad. My biggest complaint is that we don't get the e-mail of a person leaving a comment, so replying is a bitch. Beta seems to have fixed some of the usage problems, loading pictures is quicker, etc…

I am slowly going over to using all natural cleaning products + my new love is vinegar! My boyfriend will walk in + say, MAN! it smells like vinegar in here," and my reply is that it is better for you than bleach (which is what our grandmothers used to clean with).

As for actually cleaning, my hope is that one day the little gnomes on my Gnomes Make Me Happy cards will come to life + clean my house for me. But then again, it might freak out the dog + cat.