Saturday, April 21, 2012

Moments of time.

Stopping by for a brief moment to let you know Ma and Pa are still kicking...

It has been a busy week.  Put 48 hours in and still have 2 more days to go until I have a couple of days off.

However we have managed to get a few things done.  Worked in the yard some, and found these beauties.

As you can see the Peonies are coming on strong behind them too, I so love them too.

We went to the Salvation Army store the other day to find a table for our neighbor.  He has macular degeneration, and just got a machine that magnifies his books and needed a table the right height.  Ralph loves to read and it is a big part of his life.  We found one that works well.  And I found these cuties.

Pixies!  Mama Marilyn, my adopted Mama, always had pixies among her house plants, so I had to scatter these in my inside plants.... makes me smile and think of her.

I also have been adding to the arsenal of natural cleaning products that I use.  Pa Jim has COPD, and all the chemicals do not help with the breathing, besides the cost of all the cleaning products have gone up.  When you make your own, it is sooo much cheaper and better.  So, I have made my own scouring powder.

First go and find some good size salt and pepper shakers.
Mix 4 parts baking soda to one part borax.  Here is 1/2 cup borax to 2 cups of baking soda.  Fill both shakers and you have one for the kitchen and one for the bath.

Thanks for stopping by... and enjoy your spring weather!

In the Sonshine.. Ma and Pa


  1. Thanks for sharing the tips on preparing the cleaning agents. And the flowers and pixies are beautiful.

  2. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked the post!

  3. Your flowers are just beautiful and I just adore makin' my own cleaners too!!!

    Have yourself a perfectly blessed day sweetie!!! :o)