Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Remember the cleaner I told you about? I mixed it up and tried it today. I love it. Instead of using the lavender essential oil I used lemongrass. The boys sniffed the counter tops and loved it too. I used it for window/mirror cleaner too and though it took a bit longer to wipe it off it really looks good. I spent about $30.00 to get started but have enough essential oils to make at least 10 batches of this cleaner so I figure it’ll be about $3.50 for a huge bottle of cleaner. It is an antibacterial, deodorizer and disinfectant and so much better for us then any other cleaner I use.  I can take pictures of how it’s made if you want but it’s so easy when you follow the directions. I left it in the brown bottle and just used a Windex spray top and it screwed on just right.

Look who greeted me this morning. He was right outside my kitchen window and spent at least a good hour eating breakfast with us.


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The my evening ended with this. We have had so much rain, another 1 1/2” today. Hopefully it’s done for a while but I won’t bet on it.

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I don’t know if you know that I live near a section of Minnesota that had iron more open pit mines. But this past weekend Mike and Scott went and played in the pits and he took a picture of one that I haven’t visited in all the years I lived here. We do lots of camping in the pit area, we do lots of swimming and fishing also and when I was younger there wasn’t any off limit parts of the pits so we could spend days just exploring. But anyways, he’s what one looked like during the mining and after.

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So there you have the first part of my week. It’s been busy but good. I hope all is well with you all. Take care my friends and God Bless you all!


Anonymous said...

That bird is the prettiest thing I saw today! Beautifully cute! Thanks Julie, foe showing me a beautiful, happy world :)

Yay for amazing cleaner! and Yay for amazing "you"!

Anonymous said...


No foe, no way!

Big hug! :)

Megan said...

We have had record breaking rainfall lately, too. (I think it was actually for the month of May.) I still get so excited when I see a rainbow, though. I only wish I was as adept at photographing them as you are. Those are lovely shots!