Monday, April 22, 2013

 Miscellaneous post coming up...

Emptied my container of Martha Stewart cleaner.
Decided to fill it with my homemade cleaner, that works so well for me.
I found the recipe on the internet but I cannot remember where? 
It is half Dawn blue detergent and half white vinegar.  I also add 1/2 cup of water to mine.  I use it for everything.

I used this to remove the front and back sticker labels.

I washed out the container with hot soapy water and let it dry completely.

I found a sheet of rub-ons in my craft drawer.  I cut out the ones I wanted to use, arranged them on the front of the container, positioned them firmly, then rubbed the design firmly with a wooden popsicle stick.  That simple!
I must tell you about the site where I found this sheet.  It is  I was so impressed with their products, especially since vintage designs are their specialty. 

I added a "thank you" tag and will keep it to use as a hostess gift.
That way my friend will think of me each time she uses this to clean with.  Maybe she will even say a prayer for me when she does.

I had saved another container that had hand soap in it.  I went through the same steps and will use this in my rose bathroom.  I filled it with some Crabtree and Evelyn Rosewater liquid soap that I had in my cupboard.

I did find a good recipe for handmade soap that I would like to try sometime.  You can find it at

Rub-ons provide some fun opportunities to add some color and design to many surfaces.

On a totally different note, I made some peanut butter cookies last Saturday.
I used one bag of Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix, followed the easy directions, except I added 1 tea. of vanilla to the list of ingredients.
Next I added 1 cup of chopped honey roasted peanuts, and 3/4 cup of mini white chocolate chips.  Stirred batter together, then put cookie batter on cookie sheet and baked as per directions.  My husband said, "I must share these". 

Simple, quick, and delicious!

I wrapped some in clear cellophane, tied each end, added a card, and then froze the packs in tupperware container.  Sometimes, I just need a little gift for friends.  This will work, unless of course they have a peanut allergy.  Then I will have to come up with another plan.

Truly "just a little something for you" this evening.
Thanks so much for stopping by.


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Those are the sweetest containers and such a great idea. Adorable rub-on stickers!

Thank you for sharing the wonderful and thoughtful projects you come up with. :)

lindsey said...

Your friends will be super pleased with their gifts when you pass them on. Brilliant and thoughtful ideas!

Debbie said...

Good morning! Soo creative...and soo cute! Thanks for the ideas! Enjoy your day!

Kelli said...

Judy you always have the best ideas. How I would love to spend an afternoon with you.
Hope you are having a nice Tuesday...

Happy@Home said...

Clever and cute ideas you are sharing, Judy. Your hostess will be so happy to receive such a pretty and thoughtful gift.
Those stickers are adorable.

debi said...

Happy to see you haven't yet run out of great ideas for us!


Anneliese said...

I love how you recycle bottles!
They are so pretty and the effort you put into this thoughtful kind of gift speaks for itself!

Crickit said...

What a nice gift! It turned out wonderful :). The cookies also look so delish!

Christine said...

You are still my "go to" for the quick and easy but oh, so wonderful recipes. This cookie recipe will be made very soon.

That is what I like about blogging, friends sharing recipes and all sorts of things.

PS; I signed up for Neighborlies. What a gift it is.
Mother like daughter!

Judy said...

Great post...great ideas! And how nice to know that Goo Gone comes in a spray gel. I'll be watching for it.


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