Thursday, 18 July 2013 09:50

When DIY becomes a disaster

I come from a household where HGTV being on is the norm. We have busted out walls, refinished furniture and stripped rooms covered in wallpaper, so cleaning a bathroom should be a breeze. Right? Wrong. 

It all started with an innocent social media post on how to make your own bathroom cleaner. The blogger who posted boasted its 'magical' powers and said that after using it you would 'never use store bought cleaner again.' OK, so there wasn't any pixie dust or unicorns on the list of ingredients, but there was baking soda and lemon juice. It seemed legitimate enough. All of the ingredients seemed safe, and what was better was that they were already in the house. With no time to waste, I grabbed the closest to empty spray bottle, rinsed it out and began the experiment. 

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 16:56

The muffin mom

I don't know exactly when I became Suzi Homemaker, but I think it was when the kids started eating something that resembles human-sized portions of food. See, when they first started eating, a portion for them was the size of an ice cube (A good-sized one, not one of those tiny ones you get at fast food restaurants). I would puree their veggies or means and pop them out as needed. And if you consider that one decent sweet potato is enough to nearly fill a tray, making dinner for the week was pretty easy.

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