Monthly Archives: July 2015

How to clean your Ice Tea Maker

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How to clean your ice tea maker

How to clean your ice tea maker

This is a simple and quick tip on how to clean your old ice tea maker.  If you are like me, your ice tea maker looks something like this!

Clorox

Clorox

Just put about one half cup of Clorox into the tea maker and fill the rest with water.  Close the tea maker release, just like if you were making tea.  This will allow the Clorox to sit in the top and take off that nasty staining. Put the pitcher in place and push the on button.

dish rag

dish rag

.  Once the tea maker has turned off you may now let the Clorox water sit in the pitcher.  This will clean any stains in the pitcher. Use a dish rag to wipe the remaining stains from the inside of the tea maker.  This is a good time to wipe down the outside of the tea maker.  The dish rag will have enough Clorox on it to clean the lighter stains on the outside of the tea maker.

The bonus is that your dish rag will also be a lot cleaner from the Clorox.  Now rinse the top of the tea maker and the pitcher and then run several cycles of clean water through the tea maker to get out any of the Clorox that may remain.

How to clean your tea maker

How to clean your tea maker

Create a Friend Cricut Graduation Card

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Creat a Friend Cricut Cartridge Gradution Card

Create a Friend Cricut Cartridge Graduation Card

I’m Back!

I have purchased a new Cricut Explore and I love it.  My favorite thing about the Cricut Explore is that when you pick your design, Cricut Design Space puts all the “parts” on the screen for you. This makes cutting out your design so easy!  This is a graduation card that I made for a friend’s daughter.

The graduation girl came from “Create a Friend”, but one of the drawbacks of the Cricut Design Space it that when you choose your designs, it doesn’t tell you what cartridge they are from…Boo…Hiss!   I am not completely sure, but I think the words are from “Wild Card”.

Create a Friend Cricut Gradutaion Card

Create a Friend Cricut Graduation Card

These are the layers that are included in the card.  The Cricut Design Space and Cricut Explore will put these on the screen for you, but just in case you haven’t updated to the new machine, I have included a picture.  This may also help you when you are choosing the colors for your cuts.

graduation  card

graduation card

graduation card

graduation card

I used the invitation I received for the front of the card and the inside.  On the left is the inside of the card and on the right is the “cut up” invitation.

I know this is a short post, but I hope to get back in the swing of things soon…