I have much to share.. but be fore-warned.. I’m all over the board today…
***And if my mother were to find out that I was going to post something about cleaning ….. well, mom… be ready ***
( don’t worry, Mom, I only have one tip…I’m still me 🙂 )
back to my tip. …
Cleaning. I know.. it should be a four letter word. yuck. I have the ut most respect for those who do it as a living. You folks Rock-MY-World!!
For ages we talk about Spring cleaning. But if you do a deep cleaning in the spring, then Mother nature ( no disrespect, madam..) then pollen shows up.. then the humidity of summer gets everything sticky and if you are an avid gardener like Mr barefoot& I are.. well, there are days that there is more dirt on the inside of our house then outside.
I’m a HUGE advocate for fall cleaning. and by fall cleaning I mean that i clean for a little while then fall down and a take a nap zzzzzzz..
Once in awhile I find a great tip and this, friends, is a good one…
You know how if you have nice **silk flowers or plants they get all dusty & rather scary
you can fill a bag ( paper or plastic) with Kosher salt. Yuppers. Salt.
once your hole-less bag has salt ( just a big handful per item) place your plant in the bag, close it up tightly &
Shake shake shake… shake shake shake.. shake your groove thing 🙂
guess what? you just cleaned your plant!!!
and the proof is in the bag.. litterally.
on the right.. the ‘dirty’ salt.. eeiiw…… and on the left, I sprinkled some fresh salt so that you can see the difference. If you are a fan of barefootgirl in the kitchen on facebook then you know that I proclaimed my addiction of both salt AND pepper.. and this is just one more reason why 🙂
(see mom, it was light cleaning 😉 )
Ok… while I was shopping with a good friend earlier this week she
forced me encouraged me to buy this cookbook stand…
be fore warned.. I’m about to leave you hanging…. although I’m quite sure a family member of mine might chime in with the answer…..
family?? please don’t let me down 😉
lastly, I’ve spent some one on one time with my sewing machine this week…. but not quilting…. ( although I have many quilts calling for my attention…) I have been taking wool sweaters & recycling or UPcycling them into something new..
I’ve posted one on barefootgirl in the kitchen ‘s facebook wall, but here is one that I completed today.
I started with this family shawl…
call me the shrunken laundry ambulance..
this is the second one that I’ve made. I am LOVING this idea….. partially beacuse of the whole recycling nature of it…. but I’m into this on another level…..I want to take clothes that mean something to you ( like a sweater from someone who has passed and re-purpose it into something that you will use everyday.
❤ legacys….. have a sweater that you would like to repurpose? get in touch with me… firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok.. thanks for listening to my randomness…… this was only a sliver of what is jumping around in my mind…..
and tomorrow.. I PROMISE you an awesome recipe…. very fall- like 🙂
** although I think that silk plants have their place and CLEARLY I have them in my house, I will always opt for real 🙂