Sunday, November 18, 2012

Homemade Glass Cleaner

Last year I was out of glass cleaner so I decided to look on the internets to see if a homemade glass cleaner "recipe" existed. I wanted to make my own because a) I didn't want to drive to the store b) I figured a hippy cleaner would fit well in my cupboard (along with the Simple Green and Ballard Organics cleaner, the latter of which is so great but apparently went out of business last year, no!).

My research led me to many different vinegar concoctions but one mixture stood out by getting the best reviews on many websites. I tried it out and it honestly works really well! At first it looks like it is going to be streaky but when it dries it is way better than regular glass cleaner. I spray it on and use a coffee filter as a "rag" and my mirrors look great. It even gets off all the yuckies on mirrors like toothpaste and water splashes.

Don't worry these streaks will go away once it is all dry
Then it will look like this (ignore the cat hair fleece I am wearing)
Here is the recipe (I put mine in an old window cleaner bottle):
1/4c rubbing alcohol
1/4c white vinegar
1T cornstarch
2c warm water

Mix together in your spray bottle and shake well. You will need to shake it well every time you use so you mix in all that cornstarch that will collect at the bottom.

Not to mention this is way cheaper than store-bought-should-wear-gloves-streaky window cleaner. Just try it.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Picture Ketchup

I am semi lazy because the weather is colder and it gets dark earlier and I watch too many library dvds when I get home (which I want to own Dirty Dancing, btw, I could watch that shit overandoverandover).

And because I haven't posted many pictures, I would like to do a life catch up by posting pictures we have taken lately and explain how it relates to my life because we all know I am super entertaining (but not so much lately, sorry).

All my cousins. We are a good looking bunch! (minus Sissy, she wasn't able to make it/we may have forgot to tell her)

Mr. got two loads of doo doo from a coworker. There is doo doo everywhere!

What a handsome dog in the fall trees

GF Blackberry Cobbler made from stolen blackberries off of the property of abandoned house down the road

I fermented everything I could get my hands on this summer. These carrots and salsa are to die for!!

I made a double fudge cake for the first time for my gramma's memorial. It was quite good!

I harvested the last of the non-nasty tomatoes the other morning in the freezing cold instead of going running.

Isn't this just the cutest?!
So there you have it. Food, animals, family, and poop. That pretty much sums me about up in perfect detail.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

October Phone Message

Argh, it is November and I forgot to put up the phone message from my childhood for October.

I still have to do it though because it was really good.

Sissy and I would do it together and it went like this,

"Zis is zee Haunted House of the H(last name)'s
Vee vant to suck your blood
So leave your name and a message
Or we'll find you in your sleeP (emphasis on the P, like spitting emphasis)"

It may not look as good on paper but damn, we really made it scary and poetic.