Monday, March 03, 2008

Things I've Learned Over the Past Few Days

I'm still feeling a bit list-y today, so I thought I'd share some tidbits with you that come from far too much time surfing the internet, while battling the flu bug:
  1. I want my bottom to look exactly like the one Catherine Zita-Jones has. If someone knows how I can get my flabby, large, stay-at -home mom bottom to look like hers, please contact me immediately (this recent obsession was brought about by watching the movie, "No Reservations", in case you were wondering).
  2. White vinegar is a natural anti-bacterial /disinfectant that you can use on your counter tops, cutting boards, etc. I don't know if I could stand the vinegar smell, though.
  3. One of my new favorite blogs is Chocolate on My Cranium.
  4. I also am loving Thrifty Goodness.
  5. I watched the documentary, "Bowling for Columbine" on YouTube, and it was an eye-opener. It has caused me to think differently as a parent, and as a person.
  6. My blog layout is very boring, and I think it is time for a face lift. Working on that.
  7. When a really popular, witty, and well-known sports blogger links to you in his blog, your site meter goes CRAZY!! Unfortunately, my traffic only picked up temporarily, because all those sports-loving people realized they'd landed on some random stay-at-home mom's blog, and quickly exited.

12 comments:

Chad Finn said...

Aw, I'm not that popular or witty. But I do have a bottom like Catherine Zeta-Jones. - Chad

Jen said...

ummmm....yeah

Margaret said...

Heather, I've been trying to clean "green" and have used vinegar a lot lately. It works FABULOUS in the laundry and cleaning around the house. I promise, things won't smell like a pickle!! I've also been using Borax and washing soap. Works like a charm!

melissa said...

Ditto what Margaret said - the vinegar doesn't leave a nasty odor or anything!

Cocoa said...

Yup vinegar only smells when its wet. Thanks for the linky love. And I'd like to know how Zeta-Jones does it after having kids! Maybe if I was rich and could hire a personal trainer...

Heather said...

Well then...I am going to fill my spray bottle up with white vinegar now! I've been using it on Griffin's cloth diapers, and it works great (adding it to the laundry). Another thing I like to add to laundry is tea tree oil - - works great if you have something that smells musty...takes the odor right out. Thanks, girls, for the comments on the vinegar - - I am LOVING switching over to "green" cleaning.

p.s. - Chad, thanks for making me feel REALLY popular, if only for a day.

Cheryl said...

Please let me know when you find out about Catherine Zeta-Jones secret. Although at this stage in my life...

Aunt Jean said...

For an excellent window wash solution, fill a spray bottle about 3/4 full of water, add about 1/4 cup of white vinegar, then add a T. or so of isopropyl alcohol. Cleans windows beautifully. I first discovered this secret when I was desperate to find something that would clean the inside of the car windshield. Now I use it for all my windows and mirrors. Prevents bathroom mirrors from fogging, too. I bought some large white cloths at Marden's and use them when cleaning the windows. Rarely use paper towels for anything anymore.

Margaret said...

Tea Tree oil is also good for cleaning mold or mildew in the bathroom. My pharmacist turned me onto tea tree as a lice prevention for the girls. So far its worked for preventing it when there's been an outbreak in school!!

Susan said...

In place of paper towels for window cleaning I use micro fiber cloths.....they are fabulous for so many other things as well.

Must try Jean's window washing solution.

Lisa said...

Straight vinegar on stainless steel appliances applied with a paper towel, works amazingly well and leaves no streaks. www.versatilevinegar.org/usesandtips.html
That's the link to The Vinegar Institute. Imagine--an institute for vinegar!!! Who knew?

Heather said...

Margaret - I need more info on the tea tree oil/lice prevention, since Camden is starting school this year...what's the scoop?

Aunt Jean - thanks for the window wash recipe...I go through a lot of window cleaner here with messy little boys. I also like that it keeps mirrors fog-free. Can't wait to try it!

Susan - I recently got a microfiber cloth and I love it! Aren't they great??

Lisa - thanks for the vinegar link! Who knew vinegar was so magical?

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