Affresh: How to Disinfect your Washing Machine!

Affresh: How to Disinfect your Washing Machine!

We don’t think about it, but because our washing machine is exposed to so much moisture & grime from our clothes, all those tiny holes can get build-up and residue inside.  After hearing about them in a commercial, I discovered there is such a product that will disinfect the machine.  The brand I bought at the store is called “Affresh” & I’d go on the record saying – it works. It’s a tablet that you toss in the machine – Normal Wash – HOT water. (obviously, no clothes…..) Things I learned: 1. Residue can build up if you use the wrong kind of washing detergent. This is not my case – I’m using liquid, name-brand – for all washers. 2. Shocker: It can also build up if you use TOO MUCH...

The Drummer’s Salt ‘n’ Pepper Shaker: “The Pump & Grind”

The Drummer’s Salt ‘n’ Pepper Shaker: “The Pump & Grind”

I know a woman that has collected salt & pepper shakers her entire life, and a lot of her collection is on display in the Museum of Salt & Pepper Shakers in Gatlinburg, TN.  (Yes, such a place exists. There’s a sister site in Spain.)  I have a feeling she would be quite bored with this variety.  They have a cool function, but they aren’t shaped like little “his & her” toilets. It impressed me, because I have a lot of Vic Firth Drumsticks, practice pads, and drumheads….. when I researched this product, found out VIC FIRTH has branched out from the percussion world & slapped his name on salt & pepper mills and rolling pins! They are the “Pump & Grind” Salt ‘n’ Pepper shakers from Vic...

Edible Frosted Rose Petals

Edible Frosted Rose Petals

Right up front, I want to tell you the reason I am blogging about this today.  If you decide to do this for Valentine’s Day, it’ll be too late to search for and/or order the petals. ****The only problem with this recipe that you will run into is acquiring ORGANIC ROSE petals.  (I hate it when I get to the end of an article, blog, recipe & I find out it requires something like “get a Cambodian goat to sit on it for 30 min.”  Then I have a ton of ingredients for nothing. ‘Want to know a secret?  I did try this on some roses once that  I didn’t have positive proof they were organic – - & they were fine – especially since it was one measly petal atop a cupcake.  HOWEVER, if you are going to make some for a...

Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart….

Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart….

Happy New Year!  ‘Wanna save money & be healthier? BEANS!  (Who cares about a little gas….)  Seriously, heart disease plagues Americans, and we all need to get serious about healthy proteins.  The bonus:  it’s inexpensive done this way. My momma’s been saying this for a long time in my adult life, but like all people, we don’t hear our momma the first time.  “Have you cooked some beans?”  “What about some dried beans?”  I finally talked to her about it & discovered a great way to get my protein in without the cholesterol. Don’t be scared.  You can dress these up with relish as a side dish, or you could make it the main attraction by adding tomato, onion, salsa, cilantro, sour cream,...

Technical Difficulties. This is a quick test!

Technical Difficulties.  This is a quick test!

This is a test to combat a problem with outgoing emails!  Disregard!