Sunday, February 23, 2014

Missing My Dad


Thinking of the garden he always grew.
Should be an interesting gardening year this year since we are still having rain issues. We got about 5 inches from our last storm, but this past week was dry.

I have been cleaning out cupboards and organizing the kitchen. I ordered some new dishes and I can't wait till they arrive tomorrow. I never ordered the wheelbarrow but decided that new dishes were in order. The yellow ones will work well with the green ones I ordered. Same kind just a pretty shamrock green.  The yellow Fiestaware had the utensil issue if you recall and although I got them all clean and pretty I have noticed that utensil marks are still showing up at times after use. Which requires a scrubbing to get that off and I decided I am not going to use them everyday anymore. Which will eliminate the need to scrub the utensil marks off. (-: They will be nice as serving dishes or sandwiches etc. but not for meals that require a lot of cutting. So that will save me the headache of worrying about them.(-:

Everything else is going well. The Princess is growing and changing so much. What a joy it is to be a Grandmother(-:

I will be babysitting her when her Mommy goes back to work. Can't wait(-:
 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Spring Cleaning?

Is anyone ready for Spring? I feel like we never had Winter. Well except for the short days and all that. I am cleaning out cupboards and getting things organized. Bought some new dishes to go with my new paint in the kitchen. Kind of an attempt to get things looking cheerful(-: I picked out the Fiestaware dishes in shamrock green. I thought they were a pretty green. I have had a yellow set of Fiestaware for years. I use it everyday and I love it, but thought I would add something new.

Speaking of having them for years. Does anyone have utensil marks on their plates, bowls etc? Well to get rid of mine I used Nothin's Better glass cleaner. It took the marks right off. I swear I should be a spokesperson for that stuff because every time I have an issue with some sort of glass stain,  I use it and  it works every time(-:
Although with the plates I thought I would try bleaching them first. That didn't work. I guess everyone is always looking for an easy fix and I am no better. It takes a few mins of scrubbing. It took me about 10 minutes per plate, but it is well worth it. I bought mine at Ace Hardware incase you are looking for some for yourself. You're welcome! (-:

 
 

 
Then of course I found a cute wheelbarrow serving bowl and searched all over the net to find something cheaper and instead found one more expensive I liked better. Why is that? I always pick out the most expensive things that I fall in love with. And why do I need a wheelbarrow serving bowl? I was thinking it would be cute with a plant in it on the table.  Not cute enough to pay full price for though. (-: Although who knows maybe Cupid or the Easter Bunny will drop one off????(-: