Saturday, December 19, 2015

DIY Painted Fabric Couch

I recently painted an antigue couch I had picked up years ago at a thrift store. After staring at it for 2 years, I finally figured out what I wanted to do with it: paint it green! Read how I did it over at Flying the Hedge!


http://flyingthehedge.blogspot.com/2015/11/diy-painted-fabric-couch.html

Friday, April 3, 2015

Finished Updating

I believe all the posts are working now. Please keep in mind that some of the links may be broken. I know they are, and I do not plan on updating them, at least not at the moment. If you stumble upon a post with no pictures, please let me know by commenting on the post itself.

Many of the over 100 posts have been deleted. I didn't feel they were keeping and updating so I just got rid of them. I am sorry if they were of interest to you. I will be adding new content in the upcoming weeks so keep your eyes open! Expect some major changes in the weeks to come!

<3The Mortician's Wife

Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring Cleaning: Baseboards


Well, we have pretty much covered all the major appliances and areas of the house so far during our Spring Cleaning series. It is now time to start with the small stuff...the stuff we often forget (or rather ignore) to clean. Today, we start with the baseboards...


I honestly HATE cleaning baseboards because they require me to get down on my hands and knees to clean them. But I have a handy trick that will keep you from cleaning them each and every month.

First, begin by dusting all your baseboards. I do this with a vacuum, especially in carpeted areas so I can vacuums the crevasses between the wall and carpet as well.

Next, using your all-purpose cleaner and a damp rag or microfiber cloth, scrub all your baseboards down. This is a good time to get those kids working if you have them. Let them crawl across the floor!

Now here's the most amazing trick ever...Dryer sheets! It doesn't matter what kind, so pick a smell you love. If you are using them for your laundry, then you should already have a smell you love. If you don't use dryer sheets, you can pick some up cheap at the dollar store. Wipe down all your baseboards with the dryer sheets, making sure to get in all the nooks and crannies. The dry sheets repel dust and dirt, so as long as you are dropping anything on them like food and drinks, they should stay cleaner longer....like 5 months longer. Instead of cleaning every month, you can clean every 6 months, depending on your family of course!

Happy Cleaning!
<3The Mortician's Wife

Previous Posts:
All-Purpose Cleaner
Burners 
Oven
Small Appliances
Floor & Prosperity
Bathroom & Tub 
Washer
Dryer

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring Cleaning: Dryer


Welcome back to our Spring Cleaning Series. Yesterday, we cleaned the washer; today we will clean the dryer!

This is actually a lot easier than cleaning the washer and less time consuming. You only need about 5 minutes to do it, and you will be thankful you did! Maintaining your washer and dryer ensure they will last you!

First, spray the outside of your dryer with your all-purpose cleaner and wipe it down with a damp cloth to get all the dust off it.


Next, empty the lint filter.


Then vacuum out the lint filter.

 

Finish by vacuuming out the lint filter holder. Try to get a deep as possible to suck up and strangling lint clogging up the dryer!


Return the lint filter and you are all done!

Told you that was easy!

Look Alive!
<3The Mortician's Wife

Previous Posts:
All-Purpose Cleaner
Burners 
Oven
Small Appliances
Floor & Prosperity
Bathroom & Tub 
Washer

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

 

Welcome back to Tasty Tuesday! I have to say this is probably my favorite day of the week...when I have a new recipe that is! This week is another breakfast food (I am trying to expand my breakfast options if you couldn't tell), and it is a good one!


Strawberry Grapefruit  Smoothie

1 grapefruit
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 sweet apple
1 tbsp ground flax seed

In a blender, add all of your ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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This smoothie is soooooooo good! I tried it Sunday morning and it blew my socks off! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Look Alive!
<3The Mortician's Wife

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Cleaning: Washer


By now, your kitchen and bathrooms are pretty clean, or should be if you are following my Spring Cleaning Series! Now lets move onto two appliances people often forget to clean: the washer and dryer. Today we are going to focus on the washer and tackle the dryer tomorrow. Neither is hard to clean, but people tend to forget that they need to be cleaned and maintained.


To begin cleaning your washer, use your all-purpose cleaner to spray down the outside. Mine was pretty caked with soap and dust. After spraying, I used a damp rag to wipe off the top. After the top was clean I opened up the washer and wiped down around the door and the top of the bowl that holds your clothes. You will be surprised how dirty the top of the bowl can really be. Again, I just used a damp cloth and my all-purpose cleaner, washing the rag out frequently in the sink.


Next I fill the washer with hot water. I only used a small load since I wasn't actually washing clothes. Next, I poured in 1 cup of vinegar. You can also use bleach. Do not use commercial cleaners since they can often ruin your washer. Vinegar or bleach in hot water is enough to flush the system and clean your washer. Let it run on a quick cycle and you are all done!


Nice and clean!

Tomorrow, we will tackle the dryer, which takes even less time!

Look Alive!
<3The Mortician's Wife

Previous Posts:
All-Purpose Cleaner
Burners 
Oven
Small Appliances
Floor & Prosperity
Bathroom & Tub
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