Sunday, December 23, 2012

I had to clean a microfiber couch and I ran out of Febreze!

Well, I had low expectations for blogging during the holidays, but sometimes you really need to use a pin that you know is on one of your boards. Case in point:

 That small little dog right there is a pig! She scarfs down snacks really fast so I like to get her these Rollhide Busy Bones by Purina . It takes her while to eat the whole thing which is good. What is not good is that when I am not paying attention she likes to eat these on "her" comfortable, micro fiber couch. That white crud looks nasty and I couldn't ignore it any more. The first pin I came across on my boards was this one:

I followed the link to the original post and followed the directions. I was pretty pleased with the results and I only did a half way job of things. After the fact I found this pin that I also had on one of my boards:

There were things I learned from this pin that I had not learned from the first one. Eventually I think I am going to do a more thorough cleaning of my couch, but for now I am happy with the outcome.

I tried one more thing today. I know a lot of you have pinned this one too. I was all out of Febreze. I have been waiting to run out so that I could try my hand at this:

There was one difference though. I have a 16.9 Fluid Ounce bottle that I wanted to use. I read through the comments on the blog and saw some other people had the same dilemma. There were suggestions to use half the amount of liquid fabric softener and baking soda. So to help you skip a step, 1/16th cup is equivalent to 1 tablespoon. I used Snuggle Exhilarations White Lavender and Sandalwood and I am satisfied with the results. I am even more satisfied that I didn't have to go to the store to buy more Febreze!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Fantasy Fudge Update

I wrote about Fantasy Fudge in December of 2009 here.

I recently made a pin for it:

So, what I should have said in the previous post

Sunday, December 09, 2012

A few homemade cleaning duds & Paula Deen's Pumkin Gooey Butter Cakes

It's the most wonderful time of the year right? I don't know about you all, but the holidays have me running. You have to decorate, shop for gifts, plan for Christmas parties, wrap gifts, send out Christmas cards, pick up packages at the post office because they wouldn't fit in your mailbox. Peace and Joy on Earth! Hurrah!

So all of that was the precursor to: I am sorry I haven't blogged in a little while. I had been feeling guilty because when I first started blogging about things I try from Pinterest, I was really amped up to try some homemade cleaning supplies and write about it here. Well, I have tried a few and I don't exactly have the best of news to share.