Jun 22, 2013

Homemade Upholstery Cleaner

Love when I find things I can make at home that is cheaper and still as effective as the store brands.  

2 1/4 cups of hot water (from the tap)
¼ cup of liquid dish detergent
1 mixing container
1 large mixing spoon or hand mixer
2 cleaning cloths (old clean wash cloths are fine)
1 towel (Designate an old clean towel as your "furniture cleaning towel". Wash and reuse it for next time.)
1 soft bristled brush
1 medium sized bucket/container filled with warm water (keep this water separate from the mixture)
1. Mix the 2 1/4 cups of hot tap water and ¼ cup of dish detergent in a mixing container. Using a large spoon or hand mixer, whip the mixture. You will know it is ready when you see a few dry suds.
2. Apply the mixture to the upholstery/upholstered furniture by dipping a cloth into the sudsy mixture and rubbing it onto the furniture.
3. Lightly scrub problem areas with a soft bristled brush after the mixture has been applied.
4. Wipe away any dirty suds with a clean damp cloth. Ring out the cloth and dip it into the bowl of clean water and continue cleaning the furniture.
5. Repeat if need be and make sure that you continue to rinse and ring out the soiled cloth before continuing the process.
6. Give the entire area one last wipe down with a clean wet cloth.
7. Using a dry clean towel, blot and wipe upholstery/upholstered furniture dry.
8. Open a window and/or turn on a fan to speed up the drying process.

DIY Mason Jar Salt, Pepper, or Herb Dispenser

Jun 29, 2012

Paparazzi Jewelry & Accessories

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Jun 1, 2012

Change of Lifestyle

Hi everyone, 

So yesterday was a visit to my regular doctor for a follow up on lab work.  Most of my lab work was elevated far beyond the healthy range and way up from the last labs in March when I was in the hospital with Acute Kidney Failure. The Acute Kidney Failure is still unexplained by all doctors involved with my care. I expected my glucose and A1C to be elevated as I had been monitoring at home.  Diabetes does run in my family, typically with older adults, however my oldest daughter; Heather, was with Hypoglycemia (opposite of Diabetes) and had a seizure at 3 months old that was almost fatal.  

At 1 year old, in 1995, the Endocrinologists at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford removed 95% of her pancreas.  The surgery was necessary as the medication she was on was in trial stages to be used for Hypoglycemia and could cause brain damage.  The surgery had a 50/50 chance of success.  She could have come out of it with the Hypoglycemia being turned to Diabetes if the doctors had removed too much or she could come come out of surgery without either. We were fortunate with the success and Heather was no longer Hypoglycemic or Hyperglycemia (Diabetic).  She was monitored a good year or so because the Pancreas, although you can live without it, when removed, if all cells are not completely scraped clean, it can in fact grow back.  Heather for the most part was healthy and had no issues until the age of 13.  We were at a camp-out and she broke out due to an allergy to something that was never found, we had to rush her into town into the ER where she was given Benadryl and placed on a steroid.  The steroid is what we believe crossed her back over to then be a Diabetic.  After approximately 2 years of being on Metformin, a common Diabetic Type II oral medication, her Diabetes disappeared like in remission or something.  She is now 18 and is currently Diabetic and Hypoglycemic free.  

Back to me, the doctor straight out and sternly advised me and then my husband that should I continue with my lab work numbers including my Triglycerides, Glucose, Cholesterol etc rising, it would "KILL ME!"  So, as you can imagine, this scared the %%%% outta me and I know now I need make a change in my diet.  The doctor explained that she understands due to my chronic pain, Fibromyalgia Pain, Severe Arthritis and Bulging that brings pain to my low back, my exercise is very limited, so diet is going to be severely hard with an extreme change immediately.  I'm going to be using My Fitness Pal to update my loss and to monitor my daily calorie intake.  I will also be posting recipes on my other blog The Mystical Kitchen if you would like to follow, would love to share with you too and here I will be sharing tips, my progress and looking for support and ideas.  

Here's to a healthy lifestyle change for myself and family, cheers!

May 24, 2012

Celebrate National Shoe Week

In Reno, Nevada, Springtime wouldn't feel right without visiting our local Meadowood Mall and shopping for the great and newest fashions, accessories and shoes. 

Shoes are a must for all attire, they can make an outfit or make your outfit a misfit. I love shoes and Meadowood has shoes for all ages, all sizes and styles.

Located in Central Reno, you can visit Meadowood which is located at 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle.


Want to plan your shopping trip and see what stores are the mall?  It's easy, visit: http://www.simon.com/mall/malldirectory.aspx?id=1256

I received a $50 Simon Gift Card for my review of Meadowood Mall.  This post is my opinion and does not represent Simon Property Group's positions, strategies or opinions.