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Just a Normal Friday Night

‘So, Rebekah, what did you do last night?’
‘Ah, nuthin. We had a relaxing glass of wine and sat in the backyard. I even lit the chiminea. You know, the usual.’

Then Hubby told me to get all dressed up in my cutest clothes because he was taking me out.

And yes, we had a wonderful conversation…we talked of God and politics and how wonderful each other were.

I have never felt more relaxed in my life.

What I really enjoyed about last night was there was not a single distraction. Hubby was totally focused on me and my needs.

My brother (this guy in the picture) even called, and normally Hubby always picks up his call. Last night, we were so engrossed in each others eyes that he ignored the ringing phone.

We decided to call it an early night and went home to get a good night’s rest.
We fell asleep in each other’s arms. It was a wonderful night…

Ok, so not really.
I stood for five hours in high heels on a concrete floor next to sweaty dancing people.
The bass drum ripped a hole in my chest and my ears are still ringing today.
I stood by while two tweens flirted with my husband after his performance. He did not respond to the flirting. I love that man.
We got home and fell into bed around 2 am and I had to get up for a photo shoot five hours later.
That’s normal, too..right?

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Stingy ‘Green Cleanin’

When ‘being green’ was still attributed to Kermit the Frog, out of necessity, I came upon these homemade cleansers that cost pennies on the dollar.
And I have a theory, if I can eat it, then I can clean with it. This theory doesn’t work all that well when I come to vacuums…

“Ocean breeze will make you clean.” Name that Kermit movie and you’ll get a star.

If you have hair on your head like I have hair on my head, you need this recipe.

Green Drain Cleaner:
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup White Vinegar
Boiling Water
Pour Baking Soda down the drain. Add white vinegar and cover the drain, if possible. Let set for 5 minutes. Pour the boiling water down the drain.

We are dusty people. We like to leave the doors open for fresh air, but then regret it when we wipe our fingers along the coffee table, leaving a stripe behind. You win some, you loose some.
This recipe has restored life to most of our vintage finds, too!

Green Furniture Polish and Cleaner:
3 Cups Olive Oil
1 Cup White Vinegar
Mix together in a jar and pour onto a soft cloth. Remix every so often by shaking the jar again.

If you restore old homes, or parts of old homes, this recipe is a must. I have removed years of gross crap off of fixtures, fireplaces and doorknobs.

Green Brass Cleaner:
Lemon Juice
Baking Soda
Make a paste the consistency of toothpaste. Rub onto brass with a soft cloth. Rinse with water and dry.

Lime and gunk will magically disappear. I use this on all of my faucets and chrome baking tins.

Green Chrome and Stainless Steel Cleanser:
1 Cup Vinegar
1/2 Cup Water
Mix in a recycled spray bottle. Spray solution on the chrome/stainless steel and let sit for a minute. Wipe off with damp sponge and dry with a soft cloth.

I know we don’t like to talk about toilets. Or their bowls. Or the funk that grows inside. But, you gotta clean it. Why not do it green style?

Green Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
Baking Soda
Sprinkle baking soda into toilet bowl. Add vinegar. Scrub ‘er down with a toilet brush.

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