Magic Cleaning Solution for Old Baking Sheets

Hey there friends! Posting a little late today because yesterday got away from me! Seriously, I looked up last night and could not believe it was already 10pm! It was a busy but great day, so I’m not complaining at all!!
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As I was working through decluttering my kitchen I came across my baking sheets. They are fine. They work just fine. They are clean, but they don’t necessarily look it. Years of non-stick cooking spray build-up and maybe a bit of rust from the dishwasher has them looking pretty gross. So, I decided to try out something I have seen over and over on Pinterest. Maybe you’ve seen it too but haven’t tried it, because lets be real, some of those things are just too good to be true. Well, let’s see!!
Magic Cleaning Solution for Old Baking Sheets
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My Top 5 Uses For Vinegar

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! It has been oh so hot here the past few days, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time with family and friends! Yesterday I took some time to rest and recover the house. I don’t know about you, but we are having fun, the last thing I worry about is cleaning up! HA!

About 3 years ago I got tired of spending mega bucks on cleaning supplies and started researching alternatives. Of course with the help of Pinterest I found a ton! I have been making my own laundry soap ever since which I love and a few other homemade cleaners that I swear by.

One of my favorite all-natural cleaning weapons is vinegar. It really has so many uses but today I would like to highlight my 5 favorite.

My Top 5 Uses For Vinegar


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Weekend Recap & Ramblings

Hello there! I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! As I shared before, hubby and I celebrated 22 years this weekend. It was a great weekend! We opted to stay home and chill rather than getting out of town. Since our younger three left for a church trip on Saturday we really only had to deal with the 20year old, and he’s hardly home anyway! Saturday we spent some time exploring a flea market, eating yummy bbq for lunch, napping (which I never do, but apparently really needed), followed by some yummy Mexican food on the lake, and watching the sunset. And we got to witness a cute proposal – bonus!


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Taking a Moment

It’s day 24, and today I need to take a moment. The biggest lesson I have learned in work-with-what-you’ve-got-design is sometimes you just need to take a moment.  You have to live with something for a while.  Sometimes you need to live with it in an unfinished state, and often in an in-between state.  Why?  

I find it helps to let things marinate for a while. Am I sure that this is the direction I want to go? Do I really like this as much as I thought I would?  What are my options next? What would be the best way to complete this project??

The moment might last for a few hours, it might last for a day, it might last for a week or two. But, eventually you will feel comfortable enough with your decision or plan to move forward. Projects tend to finish out more smoothly when I take a moment in the middle somewhere.  

When working with what you have, and working to make things function best for your family, you often need to take a moment and evaluate.  Is this system working, what would work better? Do I like this furniture arrangement, is this the best way to organize this space? This ‘moment’ also allows some time for input from others. 🙂

Even when you think you are pretty clear on what the plan is or what direction you want to go, try taking a moment and live with it for a while, see how it works for you.  ðŸ˜‰

For example, I finally got the lights from Ikea for my kitchen (thanks to my sweet friend Angela), I ripped out the frame and panels last weekend and have been living with this all week. (and no that’s not dirt – it’s over spray from the stain they used on the frame we took down – lovely right?)  

I have a plan in my head, but the plan has a couple of options, so I am living with it while it marinates and I decided what will work best.  I certainly don’t want to jump in, hate it and have to re-do it!!  Maybe this weekend my moment will be over and I’ll get something done!!  Ha!!

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