Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I did it! FHE Magnetic Assignment Board

Every Fall my church has a craft day called Super Saturday! I will be showing the churchies how to make this!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Yes! You can make homemade furniture polish.

A few months ago we took a trip down the California coastline. Our journey brought us to Hearst Castle, built by gagillionaire William Hearst in the early 1900's.

In the Refectory, or dining room as the simple folk like to call it, there is a long dining table reclaimed from a monastery. When I asked the tour guide how they got the table so shiny, he replied, "500 years of elbow grease." I DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF TIME!

I've never been completely happy with store-bought polish, so I went to the Internet(s) to see what the clever moms out there were doing to shine their furniture. Two simple ingredients. I couldn't belive it was that easy: lemon juice and olive oil. That's it. I used my microfiber glove to apply the mixture, always rubbing with the grain of the wood, a little tooth brush to get to the nooks and crannies while I was at it, and a soft, clean cloth the remove the excess. Just a few simple steps to homemade furniture polish. Works great, smells even better. Castle living can't get much easier!