Tuesday, December 28, 2010

LQQK who turned 1

~ Hayden turned 1 today (December 28th).

~ He knew exactly what to do with his cake.

Hayden enjoying his 1st birthday and some cake too!

~ Happy 1st Birthday Hayden.

~ Thanks for stopping by ~

~ Lisa ~

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Peppermint Mocha Creamer - A Little Luxury

~ This Peppermint Mocha creamer is the ultimate
indulgence when you are looking for a cozy hot beverage.

~ My husband tried it and really likes it too.

~ The peppermint flavor adds just the right touch to say "Happy Holidays"

~ I will have "withdrawal" of the Peppermint Mocha creamer
after the holidays as I think it is only a seasonal item. 

~ For now, I am enjoying one of life's little luxuries. ♥

I used to add sweetener to my coffee but the
coffee-mate creamers add just enough sweetness
and creaminess that I no longer add sweeteners

~ Thanks for stopping by ~


~ Lisa ~

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Taking Care of Wooden Utensils

~ I love wooden utensils, crazy huh?

~ I do not put my wooden utensils in my dishwasher.
I have learned, it will destroy them, not immediately,
but they won't last as long.

~ I wash wooden utensils by hand using
antibacterial dish soap and then
put them in the draining rack.
I don't let them soak for hours either,
I get them washed right away.
~ If my wooden utensils get rough, I make sure the utensil is dry and
then I sand it lightly (fine sandpaper - 320 grit works well).

~ Every other week, I treat all my wooden utensils with Bamboo Oil. 
However, once I run out of Bamboo Oil that I bought,
I'm just going to use olive oil, I have heard it works just as well. 

~ Every time I go to the thrift store, I look at their utensils and end up
finding a wooden spoon or utensil, if it is in decent shape,
I will buy it and bring it home and wash it in a bleach
and antibacterial dish soap solution to sterilize it. 
Then after it dries, I give it the oil treatment. 

~ I don't know why I love wooden utensils so much but I do!
Crazy, huh?

click on picture for closer view
My utensils have just been treated as
well as one of my cutting boards.

I let them sit for a couple
of hours in my dish drainer for the oil to soak in and 
then place them in my utensil crock,
they are ready for their next assignment.

~ Thanks for stopping by ~

~ Lisa ~

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Keeping Whites WHITE!

~ I have a secret to share.

~ Well, perhaps it is not a secret to you but it is my secret.

~ We have a well for water instead of city water.... so there
were times when my white clothes would look orange or have an orange tint.

~ I tried using bleach but that only added to the orange tint. 

~ I now add "Iron Out" to every load of whites that I do
and no more orange tinted clothes.

I no longer use bleach, just iron out.
You can find it at your local grocery store or at the hardware store.

It's my best friend ♥

~ Thanks for stopping by ~
~ Lisa ~