Showing posts from November, 2018

No Chemical Adhesive Remover

We've all been there.  You take a label off a bottle or jar for a DIY project and you're stuck with that sticky adhesive that won't come off.   I used to always reach for a chemical adhesive remover, but, not anymore!  Slowly, but surely, I'm trying to eliminate chemicals from our lives and I've got a great way to remove labels.  Are you ready?  It's peanut butter! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll remember this stack of Pinot Noir wine cups I came across at the liquor store.   I knew they'd make a great recycle/upcycle project, so all I needed to do was clean them up - after drinking the wine, of course!  As I peeled off the label, I was left with a sticky film.   It was seriously stuck to my finger even after I turned it over. Out came the peanut butter and it was a very simple process. I put a dab of peanut butter on my finger and proceeded to spread it across the adhesive on the cup: After it was covered, I le

Chicken Tortilla Soup

The weather has been cool and rainy all week but, in spite of it, we had 175 Trick or Treaters in an hour! Yes, we ran out of candy and had to turn off the porch light and blow out the candle in the jack-o-lantern.  How was Halloween at your house? In honor of the cooler weather, it's time to share my Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe.  I mentioned it in my moving post, so it's long overdue.   This is what you need to get started: Ingredients: 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup 1 can of water 1 jar of your choice of salsa Chicken breast - yes, that's a frozen chicken breast in the pic! Cumin Garlic powder Tortilla chips Your choice of cheese for topping - we like Pepper Jack. In your crockpot, mix together the soup, can of water, and jar of salsa.  Add the chicken breast (frozen is fine - I do it all the time) and cook on high for 5 hours.   Go work on your latest DIY project, clean your craft room, read a've got plenty of time and no w