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That cobalt person, from Phoenix, Arizona
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I was born in the years Polio was still raging through the US. You bet my parents had us kids vaccinated immediately when available and the booster shot. I think we lined up at school and sipped red syrup - don't know if it was the red medicine or the shots, we got both at school. I have never known someone who got polio then but met several survivors as an adult. The Post-Polio survivors had cruel experiences where they thought they'd recovered for decades. Then they got all kinds of devastating conditions and deteriorating lives. I can't imagine being an Anti-Vaxxer.
Never seen one of these? Thank the polio vaccine.

Know an anti-vaxxer? Make sure they read this.

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Fancy Fast Food Court, Aria Casino
To get a quick snack or meal on a break from the gaming machines, it's just a short walk over to the food court at the Aria Casino. A bit of glam and glow, here and as it is Las Vegas, perhaps a bit over the top.
#metallic #shinythings #AriaCasino #LasVegasNV #chrome

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Who Remembers my Photo Yesterday of a Mystery Box Oops?
For those who saw the post of a large, damaged box, the contents were just 12 boxes of fine chocolates. The whole story will come in a few hours with more photos, but imagine ordering 12 boxes of chocolates and getting them in a damaged carton that was the size of a dorm room refrigerator! AND they were all melted.

Bah! The blow by blow later tonight. Yes, the story gets worse...
Thank you Macy's and UPS. NOT.

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AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dies aged 64
TEN YEARS of dementia! What a sad and bad end to a shining light of my generation. I'd not realized how extensive and meaningful this band is in my life. Such a fantastic catalogue of memorable music.

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Mystery Delivery Oops
This large box was delivered to my door yesterday and left as is, with no knock or doorbell rung. I was expecting 12 items to give as Christmas gifts. Guess what they are/were. Shame on Macy’s and UPS, substantial recklessness for both on this delivery. The items were all the same type of gift, but different kinds and sizes.

I'll put a hint in comments. You won't believe the photos.

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Infusing Honey
Crock pot method of coconut oil and honey, warmed to mix these two ingredients and then added herbs in cheesecloth packets. Now for about 8 to 12 hours cooking on low heat.

I must admit that the choice to add organic, extra virgin coconut oil, unrefined (expeller pressed, medium heat) was inspired. What a fantastic, delicate taste! You can add in whatever herbs you like for aroma, taste or fun. After I pre-warmed the oil and honey in the crock pot to mix them well, then I added the herbs and am using low heat for many, many hours.

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Marilyn Monroe in Kennett Square
A most striking and familiar figure seen outside a beauty salon in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. iPhone 6 Plus in September.
#marilynmonroe #statue

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For +Johnny Wills and the theme today of Things Made of Wood, I am sharing a great carved chain by +Stan McCann , who also does other imaginative work with wood and DIY inventions.

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So Today my Creations Include Homemade Cleaning Products
I have subscribed to the Jillee daily newsletter for a year now and have to cheerfully admit I've never found anything but GREAT ideas here. This article was especially good to round up a number of good ideas but to make it easier for those interested, I've copied the links to each separate cleaning product in this post. Went to the store yesterday and invested $60 in all the basic supplies I needed. Pretty much I am going to finish out all commercial, ridiculously chemical-laden products in my home. These recipes are easy and most contain only 2-4 basic ingredients that are very inexpensive and straightforward without pretty and fragrance extras. For those who follow this post, I will be sharing my review of each of these that I make. Remember, I have NEVER found one of her suggestions to be less than excellent!

Kitchen and Bathroom Stains and Deposit Cleaner
Vinegar +baking soda or washing soda +borax +coarse salt or Epsom salt +lemon essential oil (optional for scent)

Disinfecting Wipes
Dawn dishwashing soap +rubbing alcohol +ammonia

Dishwasher Detergent Tabs
Washing or baking soda +borax +white vinegar +coarse salt or Epsom salt +lemon essential oil (optional for scent)

Shower Cleaner
Dawn dishwashing liquid +white vinegar

Enzyme Cleaner
lemon and/or orange scraps +brown sugar +yeast

Kitchen Cabinet Cleaner
Baking soda +organic virgin coconut oil (unrefined medium heat) white semi-solid

Dusting Spray
White vinegar (cuts through grease and grime & disinfectants) +olive oil (shines and protects wood) +Lemon essential oil* (makes your home smell naturally fresh and clean!)

Floor Cleaner (Grease Cutting)
White vinegar +liquid dish soap +washing soda

Homemade Glass Cleaner
Homemade Glass Cleaner
Ammonia +rubbing alcohol +Dawn dish soap

All Natural Glass Cleaner
White vinegar +water

Homemade Toilet Cleaner Tabs
Baking soda +citric acid +vinegar +hydrogen peroxide

Borax +washing soda +castile soap (Like Dr. Bronner’s soaps)
18 drops essential oils (We used 10 drops of lemon oil and 8 drops of wild orange oil, but feel free to use what you like!)

Scented Cleaning Vinegar
White vinegar + peels from citrus fruit (lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruits)
Herbs (optional)

Common uses and dilutions that may come in handy…

Dilute your scented vinegar at a 1:2 ratio (1 part vinegar, 2 parts water) to clean your fridge, microwave, pet stains, and floors. This dilution also makes a great all-purpose cleaner. Pour it into a spray bottle and get to work!

Dilute your vinegar at a 1:1 ratio to clean your windows, and clean and sanitize your reusable water bottles.

Use your vinegar undiluted to clean your washing machine! This works great for both standard and HE machines. Pour a cup of scented vinegar into the drum of your machine, or into your detergent drawer, and run a high-temp load without any clothes.

You can also use your undiluted vinegar as a rinse aid to help combat hard water in your dishwasher. We have very hard water here in Utah, so I always add a small dish of vinegar to the top rack of my dishwasher before running it. It works like a charm!

Other uses for undiluted scented vinegar include cleaning coffee pots, eliminating coffee stains from your mugs, and it also makes a great natural weed killer!

Homemade Citrus Degreaser
Baking soda +castile soap +Lemon essential oil

Vinegar Method
Water and white vinegar

Citric Acid Method
Water +citric acid powder to the water

PS. By sharing this post, I can easily access it and get a quick reminder of what I need to have on hand for basic cleaning. I will never be out of white vinegar or baking soda or hydrogen peroxide again, for I constantly use these products.
#cleaning #cleaningtips #household #householdtips #cleaners #DIY #OneGoodThingbyJillee
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