After about a week’s worth of cloudy and rainy weather, I am finally seeing some gorgeous yellow rose blooms.
I planted creeping jenny and a vinca vine for contrast that will eventually trail down the big pot.
The sewing machine table is my designated veggie spot.
Chives and pineapple sage. Lettuce seeds that haven’t come up yet. Also a tomato plant that I was surprised made it through the storms, as I had just planted it.
I noticed two of the hyacinth bean vines have come up. I have them up on the table as well, since I learned they are toxic.
Those wires you see on the table are solar. Multi-colored lights that are so pretty at night.
I have various little lights around the patio. You can see one above in the bottom of the plant stand.
Plus I have one hung on the wall of the apartment wall that comes on when it detects activity.
The other day I filled one of the plastic spray bottles I bought with vinegar and got to working on my shower tiles.
After my shower one evening, I sprayed the vinegar on the tiles and left it on about an hour.
Then I turned on the hot water in the tub and let the steam rise for about a minute. And then I took a tile brush and quickly cleaned the tiles.
The vinegar really loosens up the crud. So this technique works really well.
I recall the days when I used chemical cleaners. Chemicals are so strong and you never know what side effects you or someone in the home might suffer.
I once knew someone who suffered permanent nasal damage from using a shower cleaner.
Vinegar and other products we have in our kitchens are just as effective in cleaning our homes. They’re also cheaper.
And in my case, I don’t want chemicals around the pupsters or Andrew.
Abi coughs the most. But oddly enough, it’s almost always at night. Which is why I have placed some plants in the bedroom and I regularly use an essential oil diffuser at night.
The diffuser goes off after four hours. But if she starts coughing, I get up and put more water in and turn it back on. She stops coughing once I do that.
What do you use to clean your shower/tub? Any tips for the rest of us?