Saturday, March 31, 2012

We're Back!

We just got back from our annual SWAT Choir Missions Trip! We spent the week with 85 students and sponsors in Atlanta, GA. The students gave multiple concerts and served by cleaning, organizing closets, yard work and any other random task possibly given. They did a wonderful job and blessed many people including the sponsors! The last day of the week, we gave them a fun day and headed to the World of Coke, Fogo de Chau, the Varsity & on a scavenger hunt. It was such a great week! You can read all about it on the SWAT blog.

Here are some pictures from the week:


























































































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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hard Boiled Eggs... In the oven???

So I tried yet another of my Pinterest finds. Hard boiled eggs- in the oven. I love hard boiled eggs, but I tend to worry about them boiling over and burning my stove top. Now, nothing I've cooked from Pinterest has failed me yet, but for some reason, I was expecting this to. I set my temp to 325 and hesitantly placed 8 eggs on the rack in the oven for 30 min. What did I get? 8 perfectly cooked eggs! (Do not be alarmed by brown spots on the shell or egg white. Its perfectly normal). This is perfect for making Deviled Eggs for a party or even if you want to stick them in and work on something else (our shower got scrubbed while mine were cooking). Let me know if anyone tries this and what you think about it!





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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Best Shower Cleaner?


My one we request when we originally wanted to build a house was for NO clear glass doors. My argument was that they were SO hard to clean. When the building of the house(s) fell through, we found a brand new house. Since the house was already finished, I had no choice in shower doors. That dreaded clear glass was in our master bathroom. But let's face it, clear glass is BEAUTIFUL!
The first few times I cleaned it I made a Comet and Vinegar paste. It worked great, but took over 45 min to get it cleaned. I was so frustrated! Our shower did not get cleaned as often as it should that's for sure!
I was so excited the other day when I came across another idea for a shower cleaner- Dawn Dish Soap & Vinegar. I believe the original "recipe" came from Mr.Food.com. I mixed my ingredients and headed in. Not only did it get my shower doors clean, but it got some of the soap scum off the floor too! I LOVE cleaning the shower doors now! I actually even cleaned them after getting a temporary crown on yesterday.

Here are the directions:
9 oz of Blue Dawn Dish Soap
9 oz of Vinegar

Heat the vinegar up in the microwave then pour it into a spray bottle. Add the dish soap and shake it up really good. Then spray your shower walls and scrub, scrub, scrub!

Happy Cleaning!

Desiree

PS- please forgive the horrible photo. We are down our computer so I can't upload. I had to use my phone to take it.