Home made veggie stock for carrot soup. This sauce pot contains water, onions including the peels, garlic and garlic peels, garden shallots, carrots, celery from the front garden, chard stems also from the front yard garden, parsley and cilantro, salt and pepper. Simmer for an hour or more, then strain and use for sauces and soups. Yum this is going to be delicious!
Here is an Organic gardening tip: Use the spent veggies for spot composting; Dig a semi deep hole where ever the soil needs improving, and bury the spent vegetables. (No meat scraps or cooking oils should be used in this gardening technique.) Cover them with about 7 inches of soil and straw mulch. The worms and bugs will come and work on this area and help improve the soil.
This is a excellent tip to save money and our makeup brushes! Just like hair - these brushes need TLC. Leave the conditioner on for 5 minutes for extra softness! Thanks cupandpenny!
susie homemaker: cleaning your makeup brushes
Years ago for Christmas, my mom bought me a set of nice (expensive!) brushes from Bare Escentuals; I’ve been using them every day ever since. But they get a little grungy after much use, and the bristles start to feel rough after awhile.
So I went to purchase some (expensive) Bare Escentuals brush shampoo and conditioner, specially made for the brushes. I was going to pay a lot for them, but the lady at the store saved me! She said I could just use regular shampoo and conditioner (like the kind I use on my hair), and it would work just as well to clean and soften the bristles.
And she was right. I’ve been cleaning them that way every weekend since. It keeps them feeling nice on my skin, and keeps my skin from getting yucky bacteria on it.
How to keep your fabric from fraying in the wash. I hate to machine wash raw edged fabric, because it always comes out frayed and in a huge tangle. But Jodie from Quilters Club of America taught me how to wash without the mess. Watch this short video that explains several different methods of keeping your fabric in tact when you wash it in the machine. Great tips to store in the back of your head for next time. Check out QCA’s YouTube channel for more quilting tips.
1. get your maximum promotions done first
2. reblog those promotions along with Tweets, Pinterest, etc.
After this you can pretty much browse to your heart’s content…and blog, reblog away!
Just like any work - get the priority stuff done first and the rest is cake!