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The Fountain Avenue Kitchen – Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner)

The Fountain Avenue Kitchen – Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner)
Household chores will likely be cast off in favor of egg hunts and family get-togethers this weekend, and that’s a good thing. Happy Easter! The arrival of spring, however, is known as much for bunnies and daffodils as it is for thorough cleanings. So the timing seemed right to consider an ingredient that can disinfect your counters as effectively as it can dress your salad: vinegar. Basic household items like baking soda, toothpaste, lemons, and vinegar have long been used for purposes beyond the obvious. For some people, however, the pungent smell of vinegar is off-putting. My initial experiment involved stuffing orange peels into a Mason jar, pouring basic white vinegar overtop, and storing the jar in a cupboard without opening. When I shared this “recipe” in this very space three years ago, I was astounded by the response to my little experiment. Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner) 1 16-ounce canning jar* 2 oranges, peels only (eat the insides!) Notes * You may vary the jar size.

10 Simple Things to Make You Happier At Home Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life. Scientific studies have shown that we can have an impact on our happiness by adjusting the tiny little habits and routines that constitute our daily lives — we are, in fact, in control of our outlook on life. It's amazing how a few tweaks to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. (Image: Callen & Eli's Artful Treehouse)

Used Hot Tubs Denver, CO | Denver, CO Used Spas | Call 303-296-7727 | Arvada, Lakewood, Aurora, Golden, Broomfield, Boulder, Henderson | Hot Tubs For Sale The Quick 10: 10 Famous People and Their Drug Habits New book recommendation! Assuming you've already pre-ordered the mental_floss History of the World, that is. It's called Genius and Heroin, by Michael Largo, who is the same guy that wrote Final Exits. It's also a super-interesting read, if you haven't heard of it. Genius is full of stories about famous people and what they were addicted to "“ drugs, sex, work, food. It's really fascinating, and it's perfect Quick 10 Material. I'm going to stick to drugs today"¦ ummm"¦ that didn't come out quite right. Today's list will focus chiefly on drug addictions, but don't be surprised if there's a Quick 10 around the corner about non-drug addictions. 1. 2. 3. 4. Bad. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Shopping at Su Casa {Guess what I chose!} I have to start out by saying that I am not much of a shopper. I've never really loved shopping and furniture shopping has always been especially stressful for me. The atmosphere is so different in Su Casa! The people there are super laid back yet really friendly. When we went into the store we were greeted by three different people. Hi Derek! Do you want to see what I picked out? I will show you the other piece I was considering Amazing, right? I’ve got it so bad for the thing I chose. I’m terrible at keeping secrets; you know I couldn’t keep this from you. What do you think??? Here are some pics of the other amazing stuff in the showroom. clock wall of awesomeness I'll take one of everything, please! especially this horse lamp how cool are these corner photo frames???!!! they have great gift items here... really cool tin tiles and how cute are these Baltimore neighborhood signs? I told you it was not your typical furniture store!

Grant Mower | 12-Year-Old Designs Obama Dress | VIDEO Michelle Obama is a dream client for every designer, but especially for a very talented 12-year-old boy. Grant Mower may have won a fashion design contest in his home state of Texas in which he beat out high school and college students, and he may be an apprentice for Laura Bush favorite Michael Faircloth, but his sights are set on Michelle. He hopes to schedule a fitting with the First Lady while she’s in Utah for a fundraiser next week, and he’s traveling to Park City to make it happen. However, it’s not always easy being a tween boy who likes to design dresses. He has suffered through his fair share of bullying. Our fingers are crossed…how could Michelle decline his offer?! Video Courtesy of [KSL via HuffPost Style] - Site Antonio Bernardo - Rings, Earrings, Bracelets, Jewelry, Design | Snoop Dorgas A marca Antonio Bernardo se destaca no mercado pelo espírito inovador e inspirador do designer. Carioca, produzindo em seu ateliê desde 1981. As jóias são produzidas tanto de modo artesanal quanto utilizando sofisticadas tecnologias. Suas peças assemelham-se à esculturas. Uma das suas criações, o anel puzzle, ganhou em 2006 o prêmio If de Design, um dos maiores prêmios internacionais de Design; assim, Antonio Bernardo ganhou reconhecimento e fama. No site do Antonio Bernardo o consumidor pode ter acesso à informações sobre a vida do designer, sobre as suas inspirações, prêmios, e afins. Também no site você pode fazer as suas compras, após conseguir se decidir entre as belas jóias. O snoop te dá uma amostra do que você encontrará no site. E recomenda que o acesse: Deixe seu comentário ou dúvida

Four Homemade Cleaners This was easier than I thought it would be. One of Betsy’s goals for the year was to ditch some of our standard cleaners that we use around the house and make them! Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about this project mainly because I wasn’t sure that homemade cleaners would really get the job done. And my lovely wife is a bit of a neat freak so there’s no way she would use something that didn’t perform well. So a couple of weekends ago she went out and bought a few staple ingredients and some empty spray bottles and we spent a few minutes mixing up four different homemade cleaners that have since replaced 90% of the cleaners we use around the house. For the last few weeks we’ve been using them now and I’ve been so impressed by how well they are working, I thought I’d share them all with you in case any of you are interested in ditching the chemicals. The Cost of Cleaning. Basic stuff. Really Clean Cleaning. The Basics. - Homemade: How to Make 100′s of Everyday Products Mixing the Solutions.

52 Uses for Coconut Oil - The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd! - Delicious Obsessions <<Update 03/20/12 — Make sure you take some time to read through the comments on this post. When I first wrote this post back in January 2012, I thought 52 uses for coconut oil was amazing. Little did I know that my readers would leave double, and probably even triple that many new uses in the comments! Really? DISCLAIMER: Please note, these uses are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. 52 Uses for Coconut Oil Eat a spoonful when you need an energy boost. Check out the printable list of 122 Uses for Coconut Oil Check out these fun graphics with different ways to use Coconut oil What is your favorite way to use coconut oil? If you’re interested in making your own skin care products, I highly recommend this eBook: “Coconut Oil For Your Skin – Nourishing Your Body From The Outside In“. For lots of health-related information on coconut oil, I have found this book from the founders of Tropical Traditions to be very informative. Virgin Coconut Oil Book from Tropical Traditions