Time for the weekly round up of my photos from the fatmumslim photo-a-day challenge.
Not all my own work. I think this topic was created for those people using that app ‘Draw Something’. I refuse to give in to it. Words with Friends already took over my life, to the point where I played it so much I’m so sick of it and can’t look at it. I’m already on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. There comes a point where you need to disconnect from the electronic world and give your thumbs a break.
Chambord bottles are so pretty. Also, delicious. I almost forgot to take my photo for the day for this topic. I remembered, but at the last minute. I don’t like this one – it doesn’t have enough colour.
I bought vinegar and bicarb soda. I had the book Spotless by Shannon Lush already. It’s full of tips on how you can clean pretty much anything and everything using vinegar and bicarb. Occasionally she’ll bring lemon juice or something else into the mix, but it’s mostly vinegar and bicarb. I have a really nice outdoor area with brick pavers, but because of the super wet summer we had this year it had become overgrown with weeds and the pavers had gone mouldy. I had become genuinely scared to go out there.
On the advice of Spotless (and after using weed killer a few weeks ago to get rid of most of the weeds) I sprinkled some bicarb over the pavers then splashed vinegar on the top of that. Then I used an outdoor broom with stiff bristles to scrub the pavers down. It totally worked – they’re now clean and non-scary again. If you have kids maybe you can rope them into doing this job, because the reaction when the vinegar hits the bicarb means the whole mixture fizzes in the most fun way, which I imagine would be appealing to kids (it was to me…). Also it’s all natural – no chemicals, so it can’t hurt them. The only downside is you have to have a truckload of the stuff. I used the whole 2L bottle of vinegar and pretty much all of that 1kg box of bicarb on an area that’s about 4m by 4m.
It’s a sweet potato.
Day 24 was “something you are grateful for” and I did take a photo. It’s of my people though, and the blog is a pictures-of-my-people free zone. So, because I love the sunrise and sunsets, here’s a photo of a sunset from this week as a stand-in:
We had a public holiday for ANZAC Day. I continued my cleaning mission by turning my attention to blinds and windows. This is taken standing on the kitchen bench.
Wanted to take a picture of a black and white cab, but I didn’t see one. So here’s an overpass instead.