Wednesday, April 29, 2009

recipe wendesday - homemade green cleaners

***homemade cleaning recipes (via down to earth)
***natural cleaning recipes (via green living ideas)
how to make a non-toxic cleaning basket (via care2)
non-toxic home cleaning (via earth easy)
non-toxic cleaning recipes (via women an environment)
green cleaning recipes with natural ingredients (via the daily green)
diy houshold cleaners (via the green guide)
do-it-yourself cleaners (via better home & gardens)
gorgeously green all-purpose spray
32 ounce plastic spray bottle (recycled)
2 cups water
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1 tsp pure castile soap
3/4 cup hydrogren peroxide
20 drops tea tree oil
20 drops lavender or lemongrass essential oil (lavender is lovely for the bathroom and lemongrass for the kitchen)
simply fill a large 32-ounce plastic spray bottle with the water. add the vinegar, castile soap, hydrogren peroxide, tea tree oil and essential oil.
suitable for acrylic, ceramic tile, wood, marble and granite.
green window cleaner spray
3 Tbsp vinegar
1/3 tsp pure liquid vegetable soap (like castile soap)
2 cups water
pour each ingredient into a recycled spray bottle.
veggie cleaner spray
1 cup water
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 Tbsp baking soda
20 drops grapefruit seed extract
combine all ingredients in a spray bottle with a pump. spray mixture on produce, and rinse thoroughly after 5-10 minutes.

recipe wednesday - chicken broccoli stuffing casserole

1 package (6 oz.) stuffing mix
1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of whatever soup
1/3 cup sour cream (or milk if you don't have sour cream ... but it wont be as creamy)
1 bag (16 oz) frozen vegetables (whatever you have, robby prefers broccoli), thawed, drained
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1. preheat overn to 400 degrees.
2. prepare stuffing mix as directed on package, set aside.
3. mix chicekn, soup, sour cream and vegetables in a 13x9 inch baking dish (sprayed with cooking spray for easy clean-up); top with cheese and then prepared stuffing.
4. bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
if your chicken is already cooked, cook for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
robby's favorite, and it makes EXCELLENT leftovers
it needs a better name ... any ideas?
chickchee stuffibroc?
cheechi broccotop?
it needs something good ... like ...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

music downloads

i was chatting with my sister and brother on friday night and somehow the topic turned to music. i asked scott what he thought about the new all-american rejects album, his response "what new album?!" so i headed over to my mom's mac and went to my favorite music download site and played him so clips. he comes over to check it out and then noticed the price of the songs.
and then he got mad that i've never told him or blogged about it before. (in my defense i KNOW i've told him before ... everytime him and his wife talk about downloading from iTunes ... and the link in the sidebar on my blog --- towards the top even). regardless i promised him that i would blog about it.
so check out ... only 9 CENTS (and if your purchase the whole album it is further discounted 10%). you can get the WHOLE all-american rejects album, "when the world come down" for only 97 cents ... less than what just ONE song would cost you other places.
you're welcome ... enjoy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

finley is 7 months

holy moley ... i meant to do an update when she hit her 6 month mark ... and yet another month has flown by.
she's now 26" long and weighs in at 17 pounds ... both of which are in the 75 percentile for her age.
she has finally decided that she likes solid food ... which lets me not stress as much when aidan drops/throws his cheerios on the floor.she gave up nursing at 4 months and prefers bottles ... heated ... it has to be just the way she wants it. oh well. (and she loves to lay on the floor with her feet straight in the air ... pretty much since day 1!)she started rolling over at 4 months (like ... exactly!) ... that day she decided she could do it, both ways, tummy to back and back to tummy ... it hasn't stopped her since. she rolls all over and can rotate 360 degrees ... so if she sees something she wants she'll get to it.
this morning she decided that rolling around wasn't as productive and has graduated to army crawling around after aidan.
it's gone by WAY to fast. overall she's a happy baby, an angel straight from heaven. i'm so happy she's joined our family.