How to make WASHING SODA: 1HR, 400Degrees and baking soda in a cooking sheet..

Using it for a natural paint stripper.. consisting of 7oz. washing soda dissolved in cold water, 2/3 cup flour with a little warm water... mix all together! This is happening tonight! on my two dressers, update later

Here is the link on how to make Washing Soda: it can be used for making Laundry detergent, dry or wet! : )

BTDubs I love Jillee's blog, always reliable recipes :)

This potion is currently sitting on both of my projects...

A teak Japanese stool converting from red paint to beautiful wood underneath.

Two ikea dressers that are just particle board with laminate covering...

It says to let it sit for several hours so i will let you know in a few, how the pieces of furniture reacted!

OK so... like 5 hours later and this "potion" did not work, i had a feeling it was a little too simple. I don't know how it would have gotten the job done.

So an ahah! moment came as i was trying to scratch off the paint with my cooking/washing scraper...


I let it sit, not long and used scraper and sponge and it wiped away!!! :)

This thought came to mind because i have painted my kitchen table so many times that.

I have been cleaning my white table with bleach lately and noticed it loosens the paint!

So this worked!

But word to the wise, this was an acrylic craft paint on laminate and a clear polyurethane sealant.

I wouldn't let it sit too long if its not a high quality paint bc it will eat through the laminate..

The sponge works good on small flecks of paint while large chunks, do better with the scraper! :)

Currently deciding whether i should just trash the dressers or continue in the goal of putting them in the closet -->

Thoughts on closet/dresser plans, comment below! :) -->



​So i made butter...

By accident today! :-)

it was actually a pleasant experience contrary to my imagination of a little girl on a stool churning a beer bucket for hours.. haha

So i bought a 9$ mixer at Walmart. Mainly cuz it had a whipper, i have never been able to successfully whip cream i have seen done by hand. I wanted a simpler solution.

So today i set out to make donut tiramisu... which calls for whip cream.

so in my turner went whipping cream and powdered sugar. 

Of course Maci wanted a turn and how could i say no! (even tho im sure she resents that i say that on a daily) haha anyways,

I had already made it into whipped cream when i gave it to her so when,

she diligently kept turning while i moved onto other parts of the recipe, she was quite cute and happy ; )

I realized it was clumping! I found a website tell me, add more cream and don't fret!

But of course i couldn't help but be anxious, take over turning and over turn it again haha

So i got cold butter lumps.. and the precursor was when i tasted it and it indeed did taste like heavenly butter..

So after reading up, we fully turned it to butter and the leftover "cream" was buttermilk which went into a jar :)

I'm sure many women have made butter at home :)

My experience was pleasant and not too pricey..

I dont like the butter at the store bc at ralph's they only have one real butter the rest are conola based n such

So for a 5$ large bottle of Whipping cream i get:

Whipped cream - HOMEMADE (who doesn't want homemade)

Real butter - which is usually at least 2$ sometimes more

and buttermilk, not sure what i am going to use it for but i'm sure i will find something!

Any suggestions, comment below -->

 i would be gratefully experimenting!! -->

Thank you! :-)



So last week I decided to update my "welcome shelf" to my house the original idea came from a picture of a welcome shelf in a newly remodeled new York home.. Great idea! For a small space, anyways

10 ways to make your home like a hotel

This is a great link and blog, I got the idea from

The color inspiration came from

well I changed my LV room to purple and this image gave me tones and the vibe I wanted to give off :)