Monday, January 27, 2014

Grout Cleaner

Cleaning Recipe for Your Grout


7 cups water 

1/2 cup baking soda 

1/3 cup lemon juice 

1/4 cup vinegar 

Throw in a spray bottle and spray your floor, let it sit for a 

minute or two then 

scrub. You now have clean grout!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Valentine's Day Blocks

One of my cute friends invited me to do this craft with her!
Thank you so much Lauren - they turned out awesome!
Something simple and easy to make that didn't take much time at all. 
It made my living room so much cuter for Valentine's Day!

All you need is: 
Blocks of Cedar wood
Craft Paint
Paint Brush
Homemade Stencils for the I love U

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Nursery Alphabet Wall!

I finally finished my Nursery Alphabet Wall! 
This is a cheap and easy craft you can do for your own child's wall! 

All I did to make this was collect letters.
Most all of them I found at thrift stores for fifty cents. 
The few I couldn't find I would buy with a coupon somewhere. (I tried to find a lot of different shapes and sizes to give it more character)

I painted all the letters the same color (just with spray paint) then I picked out a bunch of paper in my scrapbook paper collection plus just used leftover scraps I had.

I traced and cut the letters then used Modge Podge to apply the paper on.

After the Modge Podge dried, I covered them with it also so it would have a glossy finish to it.

Done! And I love it!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How to Clean Your Cookie Sheets

The Kitchen "Miracle" Cleaner! 

  • You put about 1/4 cup of baking soda in a small glass bowl and squirt in hydrogen peroxide until it makes a nice paste. 

  • Then you rub it on the dirt/stain/grease or whatever it may be! 

  • You can usually just use your fingers, but if you would like you can also use a small sponge as well.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sticky Sesame Orange Chicken

Here is a great new recipe to add to your collection for a great new year!

If you love  Chinese food you will love this;
It tastes almost identical to the Orange Chicken you can get at Panda Express! 
Easiest recipe ever - quick too.
Make some rice, serve it with it and enjoy!

Sticky Sesame Chicken Recipe:
(Makes 3-5 servings)
Ingredients:1 1/2 to 2 pounds frozen popcorn chicken
6 Tablespoons honey
4 Tablespoons ketchup
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons white distilled vinegar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
Green onions
Sesame seeds
Directions:Cook popcorn chicken as directed on package.  In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together honey, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and salt and pepper.  Bring sauce to a boil while stirring and simmer for a few minutes until sauce slightly thickens.  Toss cooked chicken in sauce and serve over rice.  Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

14 Reasons Why Happy People Are Happy! By Andy Proctor

I read this article a few weeks ago and it was amazing! Here is the link to the full article but here are the 14 points it covers. A definite read for all. See if you are truly a happy person!

1. They are Purpose Driven

They know that they are here for a reason..

2. They are Truth Seekers

They know that there is more out there than what they see. They think outside the box. They seek to know for themselves and are not just carried by what others tell them. They are constantly learning and seeking truth.

3. They are Okay with Messing Up

They are not afraid to just get out and do something because they know that messing up is just a part of the process of life. They get back up after falling.

4. They are Teachable

5. They Like Themselves

Hug Yourself returned missionary
photo credit:
Social scientists who study positive psychology have found that 90% of our happiness has to do with our general outlook on life. 6 We are the ones who control this.
Happy people have a healthy self-love. They know they are not perfect, but they chuckle about their imperfections and see the best inside of themselves. 

6. They are Creative

The happiest people express themselves in a creative way. They leave their creative mark on the world. They feel that they are unique and have something to create that no one else can. 

7. They know their Maker

They have the glow. They stay connected to God. 
The happiest people know their Maker.

8. They are Jam-Packed with Gratitude

 The happiest people find things to be happy about every single day.

9. They Have Moral Courage

The happiest people stay happy because of their moral courage. They have the guts to stand up for what is right. They defend truth even when it is unpopular.

10. They Work Hard

They just do it. They get things done. It is a part of who they are. 

11. They Scatter Sunshine

The happiest people lift others up. 
Be of good cheer. It will be contagious and then you won’t be the only happy one.

12. They are Optimists

Optimism Quote - The Returned Missionary
They are filled with optimism. Their glass is half full. They celebrate what is right with the world and they don’t complain about what is wrong with it. 

13. They Take 100% Responsibility for EVERYTHING in their Life

They live a life of responsibility, not a life of excuses. They are the creators of their circumstances, not the creatures carried by circumstance. If they have taxes to do, they do them. . They know that they are responsible for their own happiness. They understand that they are agents unto themselves.
Take control of your own life. Remember ye are free to choose for yourself.
Start taking 100% responsibility of everything in your life and you’ll be happier.

14. They Know how to Live in the Present