Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I was anxious to try this technique, and took to slicing and juicing some lemons. I liked to remove the seeds and use the pulp and skin of one lemon per load.
When I added the lemon remanats to the rinse, I noticed the effect of the lemon right away. After the spin cycle my washing machine was immediately fresh and smelled nice.
I decided to hang the towels on a rack to dry in the sun...and the lemons really did the trick! I can tell you that one little lemon freshened the load did it's job, for sure!
The towels didn't require and fabric softener or dryer sheets---saving me $$. And the results were amazing. I actually tried similar lemon amounts with different kinds of laundry and found towels and socks benefited the most from the power of the lemon.
Special thanks ro lovetostamp for the tip. And thanks for listening to TOUGH TIMES on Blockhead Radio!
wildwood and skyline
Friday, April 24, 2009
Here's a chance to help an artisan's family and win a beautiful handmade quilt in the process. JoAnn, of Pieceful Afternoon, is trying to raise the $25,000 copay that is required for her husband Don's open heart surgery.
To raise the money that is needed for the surgery, JoAnn is actually holding a raffle which gives everyone out there the opportunity to win a gorgeous quilt.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "National School of Fine & Applied Arts." An interesting group of young thespians. Harris & Ewing
Shorpy is an online archive of thousands of high-resolution photos from the 1850s to 1950s. Our namesake, Shorpy Higginbotham, was a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Tuesday morning 11:30 EST on Blockhead Radio
Kick off our new show that focuses on Thrifty Tips for frugal living! 101 helpful household tips to save you money.... like: instead of tossing all those little bits of leftover chicken or meat, save them to use for homemade soup or stew:)
I'll be giving loads of encouragement for frugal living; and we'd love to hear some of your best tips, too! Tune in, chat, or call. TOUGH TIMES on Tuesday mornings with WILDWOOD
Sunday, April 12, 2009
We hope you enjoy your new crocheted Bowtie Bunny. Big Thanks to everyone who entered and have a wonderful Easter Day!
Cottontail Rabbit handpainted rock $38
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
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We'll announce the winner on April 12th EASTER
and who ever comes closest to the number without going over will WIN
Check out more of the amazing sellers from Old World Shoppes
(a special group of traditional crafters on Etsy)
Thursday, April 02, 2009
I'm now a resident of Nolensville, Tennessee (pop. 3000) Est. 1797
and I'm working hard to get settled into the new digs. My new workshop is coming together, and I've updated all my online shops:
I've got pics of the move and more details about the tiny farming community known as N-town that I'll be sharing right here on the blog.