Thursday, March 15, 2012

Orange vinegar- a test

I saw a tutorial of sorts on pinterest on orange infused vinegar for cleaning. I was intrigued enough to give it a try.
I started out using a large Mason jar but shortly after transferred everything to a gallon jug. You put orange peels in with the vinegar for 1-2 weeks before straining out the orange. You then put 1/2 vinegar with 1/2 water in a spray bottle for cleaning. You can use the cleaning solution in the kitchen, bathrooms, etc.

Apparently the orange peels have an oil in them that aids in cleaning and helps with the strong smell of vinegar, if you want more orange scent you can add a couple drops of orange essential oil.

This is the first time I have tried using "greener" methods for cleaning and I have been quite impressed. The vinegar solution worked much better than windex on the hard water spots on the shower door and equally as well on mirrors. In the kitchen I have had equal success. The only difference I have really seen is when I tried to clean grease off my oven, it worked ok.

Overall, I am impressed. It is much cheaper and you don't get the nasty fumes. You do, however, have to eat a large amount of oranges in a short time, but who's complaining about that?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A preview

I made mobiles for the twins room this week, and I love them. I started trying the artsy way and that didn't last long, they looked awful. The easier option was fast and easy- and I love them. I will take a better picture when we get the cribs and hang the mobiles over them. Until then, a preview...
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