Thursday, December 13, 2007

Answers, Answers, Answers!

Thanks for your patience in getting to this! There were lots of great questions in a post earlier this week from the Making Your Home a Haven Challenge. Here are all the answers:

* What spices do you simmer on the stove? See complete answer here.

* Where did you get the little aprons?
Both of these were given to us - I have used the white one as a pattern to make another one. And, here is a link to an adorable retro apron pattern for kids. Or, here is a link to a tutorial making an apron out of a dishtowel!

* How do you clean your disposal?
Each week when I clean my kitchen, I also clean the disposal. I do this by boiling one kettle full of water on the stove. When it is ready, I put about 1/3 c. baking soda in the drain and pour the boiling water in the disposal with the disposal running. If I have some orange or lemon that needs to be used up - I keep this in the freezer and run this through instead of the baking soda/boiling water method. Either way works great for me.

* Where did you get the tea set shown in the tea party picture?
This set of four plates and tea pot were a wedding gift. The bottom of the plates says, "Gates Ware by Laurie Gates" I found a link to Laurie Gates, and though I did not find a link to these exact dishes - there are lots of patterns out there on ebay, Amazon and even MSN shopping. Hope that helps!

Did I forget anything?


Barbie@ Mamaology said...

Thanks for answering "our" questions Monica:) And after reading your post above, I am writing you down in my prayer journal to not go into pre-term labor. May God be gracious and protect you and your baby from that!


thehomespunheart said...

Thank you, Barbie! The main thing is staying off of bed rest if possible!

Lora K. said...

I have been re-cycling my mulling spice to make the house smell good. After we are done with our hot cider, I take all of the mulling spice out of the pan and let it dry. I bag it & label the bag that it is used. Whenever I want that warm spicy smell I just pull a couple of tablespoons out, put it in a pan of water, and begin simmering.

I think I'll go do that right now!