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Five Favorite Uses for White Vinegar!

19 Aug

Keep Your Change

I love cheap and simple solutions!

About a year ago, I discovered the awesomeness that is white vinegar! I buy this stuff by the gallons now, because I use it so much! Here are my five favorite uses for white vinegar!

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pancakes

If you are making a recipe that calls for buttermilk, but don’t have buttermilk on hand, just add a little vinegar to regular milk! The pancakes that I make every Saturday morning are made this way and they are fluffy and delicious! I like to substitute wheat flour for half the flour and mix in chocolate chips!

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spray bottle

White vinegar, water, and a squirt of dish soap in a spray bottle is my favorite go-to multi-purpose cleaner! It’s excellent for glass and stainless steel, especially when cleaning with a microfiber cloth! I have a poor sense of smell, so the vinegar doesn’t really bother me, but my husband can’t stand the smell! Fortunately, it dissipates quickly!

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drain

Baking soda combined with white vinegar makes a great de-clogger and deodorizer for drains. Just poor some hot water in after!

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fruit

One part vinegar and three parts water makes a good rinse to clean the dirt off produce.

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weeds

I haven’t tried this one yet, but I’ve recently heard that white vinegar can be sprayed on weeds instead of using costly chemicals to kill them.

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I know there are so many more uses for vinegar, and I’m discovering more all the time! It is definitely a must-have staple in my house!

Happy Tuesday!

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Be sure to check out Hallie and the other ladies for the Five Favorites link-up this week!

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Five Favorites (vol. 13)

7 Aug

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I’m joining up with Hallie and gang for another Five Favorites! Join the fun!

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Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash I Recipe

I baked this yummy squash recipe for the first time last week! It was such a quick and easy way to throw together a meal!

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Windex Outdoor All-In-One

 My mom told me that this tool did a great job on outside windows, so I borrowed it for some of our hard-to-reach ones that can’t be cleaned by tilting them in, and it worked amazingly well! I highly recommend using this for an easy way to clean outdoor windows!

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Land’s End Women’s Sleeveless Cotton Modal Fit and Flare Dress

This dress is so comfortable and figure-flattering. It’s such a great go-to, no-fuss dress! One of my new favorite clothing items, for sure!

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Vanilla Honey Shake

Vanilla Hunny Shake

Simple and delicious!

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Realtor.com App

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I love this free app for house hunting! It’s a nice quick way to keep tabs on the latest houses that go on the market via my iPhone!

We have an appointment with our real estate agent this Friday! So our house should be up for sale very soon!!! All of the little projects and the deep cleaning is almost done! Now I’ll just have to pull my hair out trying to keep everything in perfect condition with two young kids and a dog!

Have a great week!

Five Favorites (vol. 10)

18 Jun

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Happy to be back for another week of Five Favorites with Hallie!

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MAKE UP FOR EVER 5 Camouflage Cream Palette

MAKE UP FOR EVER - 5 Camouflage Cream Palette

I usually don’t spend a lot of money on makeup, but one of my must-have items is this concealer pallete. I bought it nearly a year ago and will still be able to get several more months of use out of it! I love how all of the colors are in one compact – salmon to neutralize under eye circles, green for red areas and blemishes, and skin tone shades. There are some great YouTube tutorials out there and those videos are actually what convinced me to invest in this product. I’m glad I did!

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PB&J Smoothie

Recipe: PB&J Smoothie - 100 Days of Real Food

This recipe is delish! It sounds kind of weird at first, but it is one of the best smoothies that I’ve had! My husband thought it was a little too peanut butter-y for his taste, but I had no problem with it! My girls loved it, too! I even snuck some spinach in there and it still tasted amazing!

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Clearblue Fertility Monitor

I’ve been doing Natural Family Planning now for about eight years. Two years ago, after my second daughter was born, I decided to invest in the Clearblue Fertility Monitor as an extra measure to make sure I was reading my signs of fertility and infertility correctly. I am pretty aware of my bodily symptoms, but sometimes I’d forget to take my temperature at a certain time or whatever and my chart would be a little incomplete. I love that there is a three-hour window each morning to, er, tinkle on a stick so it can check hormone levels. I’m sure several women reading the post are familiar with this, but for more information on how to use this product for NFP, check out the Marquette Model.

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The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic

I’m currently reading this book by Matthew Kelly, one of my favorite authors/speakers! I love what he is doing with The Dynamic Catholic Institute! Anyway, I’m about halfway through the book and there are so many great passages worth highlighting, as is common with many of his books! I really love what he has to say about prayer. I’ve been reading/listening to some great stuff on prayer lately and plan to do a post in the near future about this essential element of pursuing God’s will!

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Speaking of prayer, here is a great visual metaphor…

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Have a great week!