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January 13, 2016

5 Way to Freshen Your House With Lemon

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Lemon is an easy, cheap, fresh-smelling natural way to clean anything in your house quickly and with little fuss. Here are 5 ways you can use lemon to give your home that refreshing citrus clean that anyone in your family will love.

I also give all these uses two thumbs up since these have been tested by me and my family for years! J

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Roll your lemon against the kitchen counter to get the juices flowing before cutting it in half.

In a separate bowl make a mixture of baking soda and coarse salt (two tablespoons of each). Sprinkle the mixture around your tub, and with one half of the lemon, scrub the mixture around as if the lemon was a cloth. The lemon will react with the baking soda to create a white fizz that will help break down the dirt and soap scum lining your tub.

Rise with warm water, and voila – sparkling clean tub!

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Take a half cup of baking soda and put it down the drain. Don’t use water!

The baking soda should be able to go down on its own. Once the soda is down the drain, take half a cup of lemon juice and pour it down the same drain. Just like the bathtub mentioned above the lemon and soda will react causing a white fizz that will clean your stinky drain. You can use the white fizz and a cloth to clean around the bottom, sides, and edges of the sink to leave it shimmering.

For extra effectiveness add a quarter cup of white vinegar and set down the plunger. The pressure from the lemon, vinegar, and baking soda will help push any remaining food particles free. This can also be a natural way of removing clogs!

Leave your sink for 25-30 minutes before running hot water for 2-3 minutes to ensure everything is washed away.

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In a small pot add half a lemon sliced into circles and 2-3 inches of water. If you wish to add more to this aroma you can (vanilla extract, apples, and cloves for example).  Bring the water to a boil, and then set to shimmer.

Boiling the lemon will release it into the air making your house smell fresh for visitors.

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Does your fridge smell ripe?

Take half a lemon and leave it resting on one of the shelves of your fridge for anywhere between 5-10 hours. I would suggest doing this before bed. By the time you get up your fridge shouldn’t smell like the produce aisle at the grocery store any longer.

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Getting self-conscious of your shoes smelling? Don’t have enough to buy a new pair, or maybe you just like your sneakers too much to throw them away?

No, problem!

Placing slices of lemon inside your shoes will fix that problem. Cut the lemon put them in your shoes and go to sleep. Overnight the lemon will work its magic absorbing the smells and killing the bacteria so you can rest easy while you walk around in your favourite kicks.

 

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 13- Excited

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What Are You Excited About?

At the moment there is really one thing I am most excited about and that’s the completion of my first draft of my second book. Completing a first draft essentially is when you have officially told yourself the story and how you want it to play out. It is the bones or foundation for your final draft to be built upon. You have your basics planned and all that is left is to fix it up, correct the grammar, making the necessary changes before handing it off to the editor to tear to piece before you go through and fix it for the publish process.

I love writing the first draft because that’s when you get to learn about your character and see how they have changed. You can place them in situations that you may later remove, but they help test the personality of this thing you have created. You’ve essentially sketched out what you want before adding the paint to your canvas.

I’m almost done writing my first draft of my second book. I’m close to having my foundation to build from, and hopefully a sketch to paint by the time I have completed it.

Only time will tell… but I can’t help but be excited. (^.^)

Wonderful Word Wednesday: TARADIDDLE

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Some of you may already have heard of this word. Heck, some of you may already know what it means. If you’ve read the Harry Potter series you have heard of taradiddle, but for those who have not let me tell you what it is.

Simply put, taradiddle means to lie/fib or speak pretentious nonsense.

Some examples of taradiddle in a sentence:

The teacher was tired of listening to her students taradiddles.

Or…

Gregory had a terrible habit of taradiddling.

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 12 – Blessings/Thanks

Five Blessings In My Life

Blessings seem like a religious thing, and although I’m not against religion – actually kudos to you for following one – it isn’t something for me. I like to think of myself as a spiritual agnostic, which is a fancy way of saying I embrace everyone for being who they are and believe there is a greater force out there but they may not be Allah, God, Yahweh or so on. Also I’m lazy…

So, now that’s clarified let’s change the title to ‘Five Things I’m Thankful For’.

  1. My parents. I wouldn’t be here without them – literally, I wouldn’t exist without my parents. They gave me life. They gave me a home. They love me and support me in all my choices… some more than others. But, I know if I needed anyone by my side they would be there.
  2. Mr. Canuck. He is my SO. Without him I would be a lonely dog lady typing away on my computer to all hours of the day… or living with my dad. Probably both to be honest. I love Mr. Canuck with his humour, his tenderness, his respect. Sure, he isn’t perfect. He can drive me up the wall sometimes, but no one is perfect. Gods know I’m hard to deal with. XD
  3. My job. Although not what I went to school for or what I imagined I would be doing for 8 hrs a day 5 days a week – I am thankful for it. The benefits are I’m getting better at math, I get to be organized with filing, and people come to me to solve their issues. Sure the pay isn’t the best, but the people I work with make up for it. Not to mention the experience this job is giving me in terms of out of school experience.
  4. Living in Canada. Not only do we have universal healthcare, beavers, and lakes – we also have winter. Not a plus for you? Well, I’ll be thankful to be living in -30/-40 if a Zombie Apocalypse occurs. Those biters will be frozen solid making them easy to kill.
  5. Air… because breathing water isn’t an option for me yet… although I can’t say I haven’t tried. 😛

*BONUS*

That’s right – I’m thankful for my readers because without you I wouldn’t be so dedicated to working on this blog. (Sorry for the four days of no posts… I have family obligations but things should be back to normal now).

As you can see the seriousness of this list went downhill very fast. To be honest, I’m thankful for everything and everyone in my life. Without them I wouldn’t be me and I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Good way to end it, Dee. Yeah! *pats self on the back*

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