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.