Holly Happy Homemaker

Saturday, July 11, 2009

So do you wanna know who won?

Well my first drawing has taken place. I was excited about it more so to get some new followers. Its always good to have some more friends right? So I has my daughter draw the name for me. She was excited. She likes to be involved in all my blog world stuff. I am sorry I couldn't do a video for this but my camera is slow. The sound doesn't match up with the actions kinda thing. So any ways the winner is LBD~Linda. He blog is http://lbpsews.blogspot.com/ if anyone wants to check out some of delightful little collections of things and some brightly colored pictures of flowers. So Linda send me all of you information I will get you sweet little gift out to as soon as possible !
Now I am working with my 9 year old daughter on a back to school blog and giveaway for some school and organizing supplies.
I am also working on some blogs for how I organize my home and try to be as retro as I can . So keep an eye out.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Don't forget about my giveaway ! Drawing on the 10th.

hey y'all don't for get to read my First Contest post. It will give you all the details on the giveaway. You only have till the 10th and right now I only have 2 people in the running so chances are very good it could be you ! So get to it already ! Thanks

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

An awsom giveaway at creating from the heart

head on over and get your self entered in this awesome to !
Just head over by this link.

Crows Creek Primitives is haveing a give away


head over and get entered its easy as pie!
And don't forget to read about my contest. Read my First Contest post to learn more!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Homemaking tips !

Homemaking tips for the kitchen:

To get the stains off of cookie sheets, pie pans and other cookware, soak them in a solution of borax and water.

If your jars or glasses look cloudy fill them with warm water and add a few drops of ammonia. Wait about an hour - then wash and rinse in hot water. My mother-in-law soaks them in a solution of 2 cups vinegar to a sink full of hot water.

Silver that has dulled can be shined up again by rubbing a potato dipped in baking soda. Or when you boil potatoes, save the water to soak your silver in.

Never drain grease down the sink! It will clog up your sinks over time. If you forget and do it anyway, be sure to run some hot water with dish soap. Dawn is good for degreasing. If your sink does become clogged up pour 1/4 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Wait few minutes and then pour a pot of boiling water down the drain.

To clean off the oven window, make a paste of baking soda and water. Rub onto the window and let sit for about 15 minutes. Wipe clean with a paper towel and clear water.

Homemaking tips for laundry:

To make sure your clothes are fresh and your washing machine is free of bacteria and soap scum - occasionally run a cycle of bleach water.

To remove grease stains on fabric - dab a solution of thick salt water (more salt than water) on the stain and remove salt with a clean paper towel. My mother in law uses Dawn dish soap and it works good too.

To remove mildew on white fabrics - soak several hours in a wash tub with 1/2 vinegar and 1/4 cup bleach. You can also put lemon juice on a stain and set in sun to remove light stains on white clothing.

Add 3 teaspoons of epsom salts to wash water to prevent colored fabrics from fading and to help keep the colors from running.

If you spill something, wash the fabric in cold water. Hot water will set the stain.

Homemaking tips throughout the house:

Once a month flush some yogurt into your septic system to prevent buildup.

If you drip some paint on something while painting - rub with a paper towel soaked in Skin so Soft by Avon.

If you drop something into a tight corner or down the sink, try reaching it with a crochet hook.

Let the kids help with dusting! Take an old sock and let them use it as a dusting mitt - their little hands can easily get into places like chair railing, wood molding, etc. Plus they have fun doing it.

Dont forget about my contest for some great lil goodies !

Big thanks to Bitter sweet punkin

Before the terrible circumstances that lead to my long absents I was the winner of http://bittersweetpunkin.blogspot.com/ giveaway . Well I just cant tell you how happy I was to learn that I won. I was so giddy for day waiting in extreme anticipation for my goodies to come. I know silly to thing of a grown woman so happy over a prize won but I am one of those mommas who never wins anything , is never given anything and never gives herself anything. I am one of those kinds that is exacted just to get some mail everyday even if its a bill. So when my package finally came I was so joyful that as I opened it I had forgot that I told my daughter I would let her help me open it but much to my dismay she wast here . She was at school. So I decided to stop. But I had gotten to the point that I could see that the box was filled with individually wrapped gifts and I decided just sneaking a peek at one wouldn't really break my promise to Clarabelle . She would still get to help me open the rest of the little gifts. Finally hours later she came home and we rejoiced as we opened each little pack. So many little wonderful treasures. I took a picture of all my goodies and then quickly got to placing them in my home.

I was so excited for days over all my goodies and I had some chocolate raspberry truffles that extended that excitement for weeks after. Oh my they were sooo scrumptious ! So I want to give a big thanks to http://bittersweetpunkin.blogspot.com/
Make sure you all head over there and check out her delightful blog.

By the way if you all haven got in on my contest y'all better get to it you only have till the 10th of July to do so.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

First Contest !

Well as part of my return to blog world I am having my first ever contest. I had been waiting to get some more followers but I just don't wanna wait anymore.
So here gos..
~ Contest starts Today June 30th and ends July 10th.
~ You must be a follower by that date and meet all other requirements.
~ You must send me a message on this blog post letting me know you want to enter.
~ Let me know what you would like to see in my blogs.
~ You must recommend your favorite blog so others can hop on over and check it out.
~ For every person you recommend my blog that becomes a follower and enters the contest I will enter you name for every person on top of your original entry.
~ On July 10 I will draw a name the old fashion way . Write all names on paper and draw from a hat. I will post it the following day and you will have 30 days to confirm and give delivery info.

Prize will be a surprise !

Coming soon !
I will be having a back to school Contest for you and your kids. This is a contest my daughter and I will be working on together and she will be helping me with a back to school blog . Look for details coming soon.

look for a blog on the launch of my candy company! Specializing in old fashion homemade Hard tack candy. Its Called K-Town Kandy ! That blog comes with a yummy sweet treat.