April 24, 2014

How to Clean Your Shower with Lemons

I did a post about cleaning your shower with vinegar a while ago {How to Clean Your Shower Head} and today I wanted to tell you about another way you can clean your chrome shower fixtures ... with lemons.  

See those hard water spots.  I wanted them gone!

I cut a lemon in half and used the cut side to rub all over the fixture.  With the parts of the fixture that I couldn't reach properly, I rubbed a damp cloth into the lemon half and rubbed the fixture with it.  

Rinse off with warm water and buff with a dry cloth.    

Much better!

April 23, 2014

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April 21, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 21, 2014

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  We had a great time with my in-laws.  The girls enjoyed an Easter egg hunt and then we all had brunch together.  

As I look outside my window...
Beautiful! The sun is shining, the skies are blue and the snow has finally melted.    

Right now I am...
Typing up this post while waiting for my photos to upload.   

That I will plant my vegetable seeds this week if the weather stays nice.  

On my bedside table...
Polly by Freya North

Listening to...
The girls playing.  

On the menu for this week...
Monday: Cheese smokies with salad and corn
Tuesday: Salmon bake with roasted cauliflower
Wednesday: Chicken with mushrooms and rice
Thursday: Girls' choice!
Friday: Leftovers/buffet night
Saturday: Steak with baked potato and salad
Sunday: Hamburgers

On my to do list...
Write grocery list
Sweep/wash kitchen floor
List items for sale on Kijiji
Disinfect remote controls/phones

Plans for this week...
Grocery shopping
House cleaning
Clean television screens
Declutter bookcases

What I am creating...
Nothing planned yet this week.  

My simple pleasure...

Browsing favourite blogs. 

Looking around the house...
Messy.  The girls have been playing through the whole house (and garden) today.      

From the camera...

If you would like to join in, please link up to Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom here.

April 18, 2014

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests


8oz semi-sweet chocolate, broken into pieces
1 tbsp golden syrup
2tbsp butter
3 cups cereal (Corn Flakes, Rice Crispies)
mini chocolate eggs or jelly beans

Makes approximately 8 - 12 nests


1.  Line a muffin tin with paper cake cases.

2.  Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  

3.  Stir until smooth.

4.  Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cereal until it is all coated in chocolate.

5.  Divide the mixture between the cake cases and press three chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest.

6.  Chill in the fridge for an hour until set.  


April 16, 2014

Easter Bunny Candy Bar Wrapper

Easter Bunny Candy Bar Wrapper
How sweet is this little bunny?

Very!  He covers a chocolate bar.

Wrap your chosen chocolate bar in white paper.  Use craft punches, a die cutting machine or scissors to cut out ovals and circles to create his ears, feet and body.  Glue the ears and feet down first, then the body and lastly the head.  

I drew his face with a fine tipped black marker pen and coloured his eyes with a blue Tim Holtz distress pen. The heart was made using a heart craft punch and trimmed to size.  

Add a fluffy cotton wool ball for his tail and he's all finished!

Bunny Chocolate Bar Wrapper
A really fun and easy Easter craft to do with your children.