Try-It Thursday – 2/7/13

I love a good smelling house.  I love walking in, taking a deep breath, and feeling at home.  You can set the mood in your home just by the scents.  Whether you are looking for a romantic feel, a relaxing and calming atmosphere, or fresh baked cookies or apple pie.  There are scents out there for everything.  I use to be a candle junkie.  There was always a candle burning somewhere in my house.  I still enjoy burning a good smelling candle but then I found Scentsy.  Now I find myself turning that warmer on every morning as soon as I get up.  I LOVE Scentsy.  You get amazing smells at a fraction of the cost AND since it’s a warmer, there are no flames.   They are much safer around kids and pets.  If you haven’t discovered it yet, I highly suggest checking it out here.

I have a few favorite scents but love to change things up.  I’ve recently discover simmering different spices on the stove top.  I can remember growing up, my mom use to do this often.  I’ve done the oranges and cinnamon, cloves, and a few others.  I love the strong scent this gives off but it’s not something I want to do everyday or all day long due to it being over an open flame.  However, I discover a new one and had to share.  I’m a little addicted to this one and it’s a good thing I don’t keep lemons in the house or this might be simmering everyday right now.

lemon

Here’s what I use;

1 cup of water

2 sliced lemons

3 springs of fresh rosemary

2 teaspoons of vanilla

Within 5 minutes of simmering on the stove, the whole house smells amazing!!  I love it.  Now I just need to find a Scentsy scent like this……

Try-It and let us know what you think! 

Try-It Thursday – 1/31/13

I absolutely LOVE this idea.  Tomorrow is February 1st.  What a great time to start a new Valentine’s tradition.  Check this out;

15 reasons why you love someone!  Fun idea!!

15 reasons why you love someone! Fun idea!!

This is so simple, yet so much fun.  Every year starting on Feb 1st, a loved one wakes up to a new heart on their door that says something you love about them. By Valentine’s Day they have 14 special reasons.  You could also put a spin on this and use the same idea for co workers, neighbors, friends, etc and come up with 14 reasons why you appreciate them, care about them, love their friendship, etc.  There’s a long list of ways to make this simple and fun idea work for everyone special in your life.  Make sure your loved ones know how much you care about them.

Happy “heart-ing”!

Try-It Thursday 1/24/13

Struggle with getting your whites really white when you wash them?  I tried this recipe the other day and added it to my load of whites…….Results!!  I noticed a difference.  Give this a try on your next load of whites.

Like your whites really white?

Like your whites really white?

Here’s what you need;

HOT HOT HOT water
1 cup of laundry detergent
1 cup powdered dish washer detergent
1 cup bleach
1/2 cup borax

Dump it into your washer with HOT water.  One thing to remember is to add the above ingredients to as small a load size as possible. You are looking for CONCENTRATED cleaning power, and the more water you have in the tub, the less concentrated it will be.  Shoot for BARELY enough water to cover the clothes.

Happy washing!

Try-It Thursday – 1/17/13

Good morning!  Try It Thursday’s are going to be full of information.  Lots of it.  Everything from products, ideas, food, and exercising, to cleaning, organizing, and planning.  If you have any tips or suggestions you’d like to share, please let us know.

Today we are talking hardwood floors.  Cleaning them can be a big pain in the you know what.  Especially for people with sore backs.  It can be a killer.  Not to mention, they streak easily and sometime no matter how hard you clean and try, they never look great.  Here’s a tip for cleaning them.  And I  must say, I’ve been using this for about 2 months now and I really like the way my floors look when I am done.  I’ve been told this works well on stainless steel appliances too.  We do not have any so I have not personally tried it for that.  Try It;

1 cup of water

1 cup of vinegar

1 cup of alcohol – I personally use 1/2 cup

2-3 drops of dish washing soap

Great for beautiful looking floors.

Great for beautiful looking floors.

Happy Cleaning!