Friday, June 30, 2017

Cleaning with Vinegar

We each have a different way of cleaning, Tammy prefers lemons, you can see her post here. I on the other hand prefer vinegar.



It can be a little smelly at times, you can add scented essential oils to it, or you can put it in a mason jar with orange peels for 3 weeks, in a dark place. I certainly like the smell of oranges, not so much lemons.

There are a lot of things you can do with vinegar, color eggs, make a volcano. The volcano bit is quite important, because depending on what your mixing, it can go BOOM! Big mess everywhere. I highly suggest doing all your mixing in the kitchen sink, or in the bathtub. Most will tell you not to mix it with baking salt. I find that combination is the best.

1. Cleaning your stove. Add about 1/2 cup of vinegar, a squirt of Dawn (it has to be Dawn blue) add enough baking soda to make a paste.It'll get up the most stubborn spot.

2. It also works great on tiles, don't use on marble, it'll discolor it.

3. Add equal parts vinegar and water to a bowl and put in microwave for 5 minutes. (This is what makes the Angry Mama microwave cleaner works so well)

4. You can make an all purpose cleaner with it. No need to go buy a cleaner, you can easily make your own.

5. You can get wine stains out of the carpet with it! Do test in an out of the way space.

Bonus non-cleaning tip: You can add two tablespoons of vinegar and one teaspoon of sugar to droopy flowers, they'll perk right up.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Recipe: Broth-Vegetable

Today we're doing Vegetable Broth using scraps.



When you prep vegetables, like the ends and skin of the carrots & potatoes, the skin & the ends of your onions, your garlic, herbs... Most people just throw them away, however you can use those bits for broth. What you do is put your scraps into a gallon size freezer resealable bag. Just throw them into the freezer, and each time you do just add the scraps into the bag, and throw it back into the freezer.

When the bag is full, take them out, put them in a pot with water, and simmer for 45 minutes, strain it into a bowl.

You can use the broth then, or store in the refrigerate for up to 4 days. You can also pour the broth into ice cube trays. Freeze completely, pop them out, and place into a gallon size resealable freezer bag, and use them as needed.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Recipe: Breakfast Bowls

This is a time-consuming recipe, but well worth the time. It is one of my favorite's. I often mass produce them. Gluten-free for those of you that are gluten-intolerant. I call them Breakfast Bowls, and I mass produce them. This is a very versatile recipe, alter it to your liking. (My husband adds salsa to his)



Breakfast Bowls

Serving Size: 1 1/2 c.
Course: Breakfast
Skill: Easy
Servings: 16
Tip: Now you can do raw potatoes if you want, but I highly suggest frozen hashbrowns. These yummy bowls are time-consuming, though easy.

Ingredients: 
Oscar Meyer bacon 2 lbs
Ore-Ida Hash Browns 4 packages
12 medium sized Eggs.
8 oz of shredded medium cheese

Directions: 

1. Fry the hashbrowns, until soft and golden brown. Put them in a very large bowl.

2. Cut bacon strips into quarters and fry them. Cook until done. Drain. Put them into your food processor to make them into tiny bits. Add to bowl.

3. Scramble a dozen eggs until fluffy. Add to bowl.

4. I add garlic powder, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Mix all together in the large bowl.

5. Put into separate containers. You can get a 4 pack of 2 cup containers from the Dollar Tree, they work well, I've had mine for over a year, they still work just fine. You can put them in your refrigerator or freezer.

Happy Cooking!
*A word of advice: try the basic recipe before you alter it*

Hit me up in the comments, and let me know what you would add.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lazy Summer Days with my Girls!



Now that I have the summer off my days start out with doing pool chores (vacuuming and making sure the chemical levels are perfect) so my girls and their friends can swim all day!






Even my dogs have a pool!


Max just jumps right in....





Where as Luna prefers to just watch and stay dry





Now I can sit, relax and read a book and perhaps enjoy a vodka and tonic later!

Love my lazy summer days!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Cleaning with Lemons!

 I'll be giving you a few cleaning tips using lemons.



Tip #1 - Refreshing your microwave.

  Put 2 cups a water in a microwave safe bowl and slice of a lemon. Place in the microwave on high for 6 - 8 minutes. Warning this will HOT when you remove it. Leave the door open for a few minutes and let the steam do it work. Then simply take a paper towel and wipe down the walls and ceiling of the microwave.

Tip #2 - Cleaning your grout.

Use lemon juice and a toothbrush to scrub the grout in your bathroom. You can juice a fresh lemon or use lemon juice found in most grocery stores.
Tip #3 - Removing tough stain from plastic Wear.

Soak your food storage containers in lemon juice and water for 15 minutes, add a little baking soda  and then scrub, rinse and dry.

Tip #4 - Clean the Bathroom

Put lemon juice on a sponge and wipe shower doors to remove soap scum.

Tip #5 - Laundry

Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice to a load of laundry then let dry in the sun.

   
 It's amazing what you can do with a lemon!
Happy Cleaning!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hello


Hello Friends,

I am Heather Lewis, I have been blogging on various pages since 2009.



I am a mom, I am 42 years old, with 3 grown children, one son, and two daughters. I also have 3 cats, Merlin, Esma, and Lillie. I have been married for 22 years, and I reside in Sacramento, California.

The name of the blog was all Tammy's idea. I'm not a drinker, but I like the name, it's cute.

What you'll get from me is a bit of everything. Some recipes (some regular, and some gluten free), home decorating tips, cleaning tips, maybe a couple DIY's.

Make sure to follow our Facebook page, for both of our newest content, and whatever else I find on Facebook that I think you might like.

Welcome!

My name is Tammy Sheldon and I miss blogging so I decided to create one with the help of my good friend and fellow blogger Heather Lewis. We are both moms and avid readers! 



A little about me...

I'm a mom of two two girls, Anastasia is 12 and Victoria is 8. 
I also have two dogs, Luna is 4 and Max is 15 months. 
I've been married 17 years and live in West Seneca, New York.

I work for the school system so I have the summer off with my girls.

I'm forty-five and love life! Anyone knows who knows me knows I love me some vodka! 
That's how I got the name for this blog!

This blog will have a little bit everything on it from parenting, being a dog owner, what I'm reading or watching, recipes and more!

I hope you'll stop by often and check out what Heather and I are up too!