Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

S&T Friday

Wow, it's Friday again already? That means it's time for Show and Tell over at Kelli's!

This week I thought i'd share about my new digital camera. :-D

It's an Olympus Evolt E-500 DSLR. I'm right proud of it as I researched and then saved enough to buy it, along with the 2 lenses, all by myself. :-)

Here are some pictures that i've taken with it.

This one ^ was taken with the 40-150mm

That's all for now!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tips and stuff

Hey everyone. I hope y'all had a great Labor Day weekend. I know I did.

Today I washed my Blazer. Boyshowdy, was it in need of a good washing! Mama, yesterday, washed off the Avalanche with just a microfiber cloth and water and when Daddy came home he asked who had washed the truck. So I thought I would try the microfiber washing on my vehicle as it was very dirty. It hasn't been washed any this year. *shameface* Let me tell you, I don't think that Blazer has ever been that bright and shiny and clean as it is now. Maybe when it was in the showcase.

I was amazed. So, if you want to clean your vehicle and you haven't got much time, you can use a microfiber cloth and wipe your vehicle clean as if you used a bucket of soap and water.

Also, I want to tell y'all about this nice dish soap. It's called Crystal White. It was about $1.79 for a 40 ounce bottle. My family uses Dawn. Well, did use Dawn. Dawn has changed their formula or something and it stinks. Plus it wasn't cutting grease as good as it said it does. My mama has read about Crystal White from different blogs and decided to try it. Wow. Not only does it smell good but it cleans good too! One of our pans had grease(or whatever you call it) spots on it. With help from a scrubber, it came off!(course it need a bit of coaxing as it was up there pretty good) I'll post before and after pictures later. :-)

Here are some tips I have found interesting. All these have come from a book called "How to Run Your House without it running you"

  • Here is a trick to use when the house is a mess and you hear visitors coming up the driveway. Run and put the vaccum cleaner in the middle of the floor as though you were just beginning to clean. Then you can relax and enjoy the visitor.

  • For daily pickups, carry a large paper bag with you. Into it, empty ashtrays and wastebaskets. It saves trips back and forth to the trash can.

  • Remove lint and dust from beneath the refrigerator or any very narrow place with a "dust mop" made from a yardstick that has an old nylon stocking over it.

  • When the liquid in a spray bottle of window cleaner gets low, cut a piece from a drinking straw and use it as an extension on the sprayer tube. It works fine- lets you use the last bit of cleaner in the bottle.

  • Use kitchen tongs to grasp the dishcloth when you clean the inside of tall jars.

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I'm an 18 year old stay-at-home daughter in the beautiful state of North Carolina. I'm learning to be a godly homemaker.