Thursday, February 21, 2013
One of the unique qualities about this house is the closets. First, we have a bunch of them, nine to be exact. Three of them have sliding closet doors but these are not the uber chic barn doors that appear in modern redos--they are just plain heavy doors. I love the look of carriage doors and saw several examples online of faux painting for garage doors so I thought, why not a closet door?
Florida Historic Sheds after finding these great examples of painted doors. I got out my tape measure and created a template for the sections using a piece of poster board.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sponge-itis (noun) 1. over-used, smelly and gross cellulose material that sits on the edge of your sink and you barely want to touch, let alone use! 2. a made up word by Rebecca.
How do you fix this nasty, festering condition? Well there are three solutions:
1. pitch that nasty thing (but that isn't very environmentally happy)
2. put that darn thing in the diswasher--thank goodness that dishwashing liquid contains bleach!
3. put that smelly in the microwave and nuke it back to germ-free life! Make sure you put the sponge in wet and microwave it on high for 30 seconds. Be VERY CAREFUL---it gets extremely hot since microwaves heat by agitating water molecules so that sponge will be steaming!!
So next time you question whether you should use that gross thing...it is as simple as choosing to pitch, wash, or nuke!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Okay on to the ICE CREAM
2 quarts table cream
1 1/4 cups instant skim-milk powder
2 cups sugar
1/4 oz. gelatin
1 large egg
2 tsps vanilla
1. Put cream in the top section of a double boiler
2. Whisk in the egg and skim-milk powder
3. Mix the sugar and gelatin then add to the mixture, whisking away
4. Add vanilla
5. Use a thermometer to measure temp--when mixture reaches exactly 158 degrees plunge the bowl into very cold water to cool it below 64.5 degrees
6. Leave to stand in frige for at least four hours, preferable overnight
7. Pour mixture ino shallow plastic container with tight lid
8. Leave in coldest part of freezer for two hours, check to see if edges have begun to harden
9. If they have, empty the contents into a bowl and use an electric mixer to beat it again.
10. Now put it back in the plastic container and freeze again for two hours.
Repeat steps 7 & 8
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
- shampoo (duh!)
- body wash--especially for those with sensitive skin
- makeup remover
- facial cleanser
- delicate laundry wash (hand washables)
- makeup brush cleaner
- hairbrush cleaner
- foot soak
Let me elaborate just briefly on a couple of hints. I learned about this being a great makeup remover (especially mascara) from an interview with Ann Curry (of NBC) who was told this secret by her makeup artist. You just dip a cotton swab into the shampoo and rub on eyelashes and wipe away.
To make an even better facial wash/body scrub simple add equal parts baking soda to provide some exfoliating umph. I keep a small body of already mixed baking soda/shampoo in the shower. Trust me if you always keep a bottle of baby shampoo in the shower you'll never panic when you hit the shower and discover you are out of "soap"!
Friday, April 4, 2008
I have discovered an absolute godsend! I have a new PERSONAL ASSISTANT, her name is SANDY and she is FREE!
Did that get your attention? It takes a little bit of work on your end, but no more than making five "to-do" lists per day and there is a slight learning curve but totally worth it IMO. Sandy emails me when I tell her to and since I have a Blackberry I get these immediately--it is like having my own secretary! Check her out!