Sunday, February 23, 2014

Plans for the Past

I found several of these pamplets in my Mother-in-laws stuff and fell in love with them.  This is one of my favorites.  I love that the utility room was large.  Living in a mobile home makes me want one of these even more.  A good use of space.  Some of the others are more adaptable to change.
 I will post more later.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

my new favorite gadget

When I was cruising the aisles of the local Dollar Tree I saw this and thought it might be useful.  The package had one for the kitchen and one for the bathroom.  I am now realizing how handy it is.  It catches everything the strainer or colander misses.  I have emptied it several times and each time know how I wished I would have found it years ago.  It doesn't take much to get this old girl excited!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blizzard 2014

Living in Louisiana makes winters easy most of the time.  This year was an exception.  We are having our second snow day in a weeks time.  I know in the north that's no biggie, but here OMG!  One parish official claims we are " in a state of emergency" 
I'm trying to make the best of this cold situation. 
So far I have slept in, make snow Ice cream, playing catch up with my schoolwork, and put on a

                                                                 Big pot of red beans.
                                                                    What hardships!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

What a Find

This was in a local consignment shop.  The fact it had my maiden name was only a small part of why it caught my eye.  Isn't it fantastic!!! Now I just need to find a place to put it, since of course it came home with me.  I even got the owner to come down on the price since I told a story of how it was mine as a small child and the proof was in the name.  lol

Saturday, September 7, 2013

oil spill

A few weeks ago, I made a big mess.  While moving a pan, I bumped the cabinet and spilled the oil all over the floor.  eeeewwww!  In the past I've tried cleaning with lots of things, but always had a slick residue.  I don't like using lots of chemical cleaners.  I remembered that using baking soda on a spilled egg works great, but didn't have enough for this big of a mess.  What's the next best thing?  Flour.  I covered every bit of oil, even the splatters, with it.  It worked great.  I let it sit long enough to absorb the oil, then swept it up.  There were no slick spots to catch me off guard later.  Sooooo, if you have a major oil spill on your floor, and I really hope you don't, just grab the floor and broom. 

Friday, May 31, 2013

getting organized again

I start every school year off with good intentions to stay organized "this year".  But alas, I always fail.  I spend my summer cleaning, throwing away, donating, and whatever else it takes to get it all together.  One of my tricks that actually has helped is turning all my hangers backwards.  As I use a garment I hang the hanger back correctly.  By the next summer I know which clothes I used or didn't.  Sometimes it's hard getting rid of an old favorite, but it does help.  Unfortunately, sometimes as this time approaches I will wear something just to say I can keep This year I had several tops to eliminate, but now I feel much better.  If it only worked on shoes.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Another page from Home Ec. History

This is another page from the 1944 Home Ec. books I found.  This shows the progression of the electric stove. Is Westinghouse still in business?  I would love to find one of the first  model's in working order.  I would definitely be "vintage" then.