Monday, December 7, 2015

One new cabinet cart thingy

This thing has served us well but I never really liked it. The old homeowners left it behind & we used it to store bread, chips, napkins & a few platters. We also used the top part for our microwave before we got our over the range one.

I finally found a replacement that was similar to how I want my kitchen to someday look.

It's 48 inch length seemed so much larger in my head but I still like it 😃 
The only thing I couldn't fit in were 2 plastic serving trays that I mainly use in summer so they are on top for now & I'm not sure if I'm leaving my galloping gourmet up there.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hard water sucks

As I sit here waiting for my bathroom floor to dry I figured I'd share one of my favorite Pinterest cleaning tips.
When we bought this house the bathroom sink had terrible hard water buildup. I tried a bunch of different things, including rubbing the enamel off in certain spots!
I came across a pin that said to soak paper towels in vinegar so I figured why not.
This is a during picture, you can see the brown crud to the left of the faucet. (I always forget to take before pictures)

That first time took a few soaks but it worked! I do it about once a month now. I usually just soak it for about 20 minutes while I clean the rest of the bathroom.

Now I need to find out how to get crazy glue out of the sink!

Take a peek at:
Heir to the Hovel ~ my mommy blog.
Recipes from the Hovel ~ my recipe blog.

Totally awesome laundry pre-wash - not so awesome

So I heard from 2 different people that Dollar Tree had an amazing stain remover.

Having a young son & a hard working husband I decided to give it a try. 

As luck would have it the day I bought it my son spilled chocolate milk in his bed.

1. It stinks! & I don't have a window in my laundry room.

2. It doesn't work, I think it even made the stain worse! I threw the entire bottle right in the garbage.

Luckily Zout took care of it.

What are some of your favorite stain removers?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Organized recipe books

I used to keep my recipe books here but it was a cluttered mess

Now I keep them here & each space holds similar books 

Friday, April 3, 2015

2015 April Fools Day

Well we started our day with Chex cereal

(Frozen the night before)

Took a normal snack to school

& had some fruit punch in the afternoon


My 6 year old liked the eyes even though they scared a classmate but he wasn't too amused with the other stuff.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pantry cleaning

Yikes! I just spent the last hour or so deep cleaning our big pantry/coat closet (don't ask-I don't like the shared space!)
Things I threw out: 
3 boxes of cereal
2 boxes of granola bars
2 boxes of Cookie Monster alphabet cookies (for the longest time those were the only cookies my son would eat & not everyone sold them 😡)
2 boxes of instant breakfast
1 box of confectioners sugar 
2 boxes of brown sugar &
3 jars of jelly-the strawberry was the oldest item found, it expired in 2013. Everything else was between August & December.