So this happened…


Introducing Odessa Ann Brown! Born Friday, September 23, 2106
7 pounds, 1 ounce and 21 inches long
A Libra Baby šŸ™‚



We spent last Friday night at Marymoor Park jammin’ to the awesomeness that is My Morning Jacket. I admit, I’ve only heard a handful of their songs before seeing them live, but they killed it! Def a show worth seeing if you dig those hippy, jam bands šŸ™‚
I love filtering the crap outta photos šŸ™‚

Vinegar, Vegetable, Miracle

I’ve come across quite a few sites touting vinegar as the best cleaning product around so I thought I would give it a shot. Our shower has been extremely neglected in the past few weeks so naturally that was a good starting place to test this theory out.

I mixed 1 cup distilled white vinegar with 1/2 cup Dawn liquid soap (after heating up the vinegar in the microwave first). You combine this into a spray bottle then get cleaning. The best thing about this is that there’s little scrubbing involved. Just spray your entire shower down (the mixture will have a gel-like consistency) then wait a few hours and rise off. Tough soap scum might need a bit of elbow grease, but not much.

I must say it works and it worked well! The only downside of this was that my entire bathroom reeked of vinegar for a day and we had to keep the fan on in order to even set foot in there. And by reeked, I mean so potent you could probably pass out in there/minor eye burning. If your bathroom has a window, this will probably be less of an issue for you.

My next cleaning project with vinegar will be to freshen up the inside of our dishwasher….stay tuned…..I know this is extremely exciting stuff people šŸ™‚

P.S. – I just impluse bought a food dehydrator so get ready for some food drying posts! I recently read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barabara Kingsolver and the book contained some mouthwatering recipes that require dried tomatoes. Since tomato season is right around the corner here in the Pacific NW, I thought it was time I got crackin’. Cherries are also in season so those bad boys will also be dryin’ up in no time. And hello? Fruit leathers? Sign me up!

Check out her website below – it contains those recipes too.


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