Saturday, August 4, 2012

Does she get a spot on the housecleaning podium? YES!!!!!

First, I promised you the English Melting Biscuit recipe and I'm sorry I didn't have it out there yesterday.

English Melting Biscuits
yield: 24 biscuits

1/2 cup soft butter
3/8 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1 cup self-rising flour
2 tbs corn starch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup rolled oats

Preheat oven to 375, grease cookie sheets (I use parchment paper)
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg yolk and vanilla extract.  Sift together flour, cornstarch, and salt; stir into butter mixture.  Shape dough into 20 to 24 balls about 1/2 inch in diameter.  Roll each ball in the oats and place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool on wire rack.  Store in airtight container.

Now, onto the present.   I spent the day in my bathroom.  No, I wasn't sick, thank goodness!  I was cleaning...Olympic style!  I scrubbed everything!  I even washed the windows and hung some clean curtains, wiped down cobwebs (yes, there were some).  Washed everything in my little hutch which means taking everything out of it...little bottles and supplies and put it all back.  I vacuumed and scrubbed the floor on my hands and knees and I think I qualified for the final heat which is my bedroom! LOL!

 See the little embroidery of a squirrel hanging above the heater?  Nancy Jo  sent that to me a few years ago.  she was one of my first "blogging buddies" and still is.  I have yet to return the favor but I am going to!  I have ideas brewing in my head!  Nancy Jo does beautiful embroidery work.  I love that little squirrel!

  I know...I need a shower curtain but I never take showers only baths so there it sits....naked!  This bathroom is my bathroom and is in my bedroom. 
There is the Queen's throne! LOL!
There we go...all nice and clean!  I'm not sure it should have taken me all day but it is REALLY to bottom!
I think watching all the Olympics really motivated me!  Watching all those people being physical I just couldn't sit and watch t.v. anymore.  I had to get up and participate but I kept the t.v. on in my bedroom so I didn't really miss anything.  I hope you had a great Saturday!


  1. Hooray for you in winning Gold in housecleaning!!!

    You have a really cute bathroom and it is soooo clean. Want to come to Tennessee and work on mine???


  2. Don't you just love the feeling after you clean something so thorough? Like a drug. We organized our pantry and food storage such that it is. These 50's houses don't have walk in pantries so we had some cabinets built in. We are stocking up as I think food prices are going to go way up.

  3. Thanks for the recipe -- will be trying those soon. I cleaned yesterday, too. Hard to get anything around here spic-n-span clean but I do what I can. I think you deserve gold and I'll take home the silver. ha! Best wishes to you, Tammy

  4. Wow it all looks so sparkly! I love thoses little tea cups on the front of your cupboard. Sometimes I just get the bug and have to do some cleaning! Not very often though! Thanks for the yummy biscuit recipe. I hope you don't mind but I'm going to pin it to me recipe board :) Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog - they really brighten up my day! By the way a car boot sale is where ordinary people gather in a field or car park (organised by someone) and originally they sold their goods from the boots or trunks of their cars. It's a way of selling all your stuff you don't want any more and making a bit of cash. It's become a real sunday morning thing over here although people take tables and blankets etc to display their goods rather using the boot of their car! Maggie xx

  5. Thank you for the delicious recipe! And what an Olympian cleaning session you had! do make me smile too :)
    Enjoy the week, and enjoy your newly clean and sparkling room as well!
    Helen x

  6. You get a gold medal!! I wish the Olympics would have that effect on me. I have lots of rooms that need major attention :)
    Your bathroom is adorable and I loved seeing your baby pics!

  7. Hello, my funny new friend!
    I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. Your comments gave me an instant face lift! I can see that you are a girl who loves looking on the bright, humorous side of life. My Gramma always encouraged me to look for some little bit of humor...even in the most difficult of times. Life is just too too short to miss an opportunity for rejuvenating laughter!
    Your Olympic Style cleaning has given me a bit of inspiration...for a fleeting moment! Sometimes, I think my idea of exercise is always "a nice brisk sit".
    Have a great day,
    Thanks for allowing me to become your newest follower.

  8. Hi Sam,
    Your package is in the mail.
    I really should try those biscuits they look really good.
    Yes you did a great job on the cleaning binge. Long time since I saw the little squirrel.
    Cooler here today so maybe I can go on a cleaning binge.
    Nancy Jo

  9. Nice. I love the look of your bathroom. I love the color it's so clean. I think that will be a perfect color for my bathroom as well. Thanks for sharing. House Cleaning Reston VA

  10. Well organized and clean bathroom. This is is what we call an ideal design.

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