Super Duper Stain Secret

Ok, if you’re pinterest Savvy and hate stains on clothes, you’ve probably already seen this remedy! Or maybe you’re searching for one. I wanted to add my personal experiences with this to the fray!

Dawn soap (I get the blue stuff. Blue is awesome)

Hydrogen peroxide

Baking soda.

(you can see the original post I found about it here, and you can follow my “for the home” pinterest board here)

I tried JUST peroxide and dawn, and it works … I’d say 50/50. But you add in the Baking soda, and all of the sudden magic happens! I’m sure there’s a suiper awesome chemical reaction happening there… I don’t know what it is, I won’t even pretend.

So I got a costume from a friend. Well, I am BORROWING a costume from a friend. I’m really sensitive about borrowing people’s things and especially for my kids who I can’t guarantee will be as careful as I like. Especially when they go off to school and get rowdy. You know how kids are… when they’re sugared up. (Even though as my husband would point out that candy=hyperness is a fallacy. And it is… but kids with candy=rowdy kids, it’s correlation not causation.) Anyway, sugared up, weird colored hair and face paint, and … low and behold she had red stuff all over the outfit. I felt like a girl version of charlie browncharlie-brown-arghSo I said “I really hope this works” and tried out the recipe above. I squirted on the Dawn. I probably did too much, a little goes a long way … and then the hydrogen peroxide. I mix that around together. I use my fingers. yep. wait a minute (ok, like 15 seconds) and add on the Baking soda. awesome. aw yiss. i grate that stuff in with my nails, it makes a putty/sludge thing that just gets all of the gunk out.  Since this was a dress thing, and It needed to be dry for trick-or-treating … so i wrapped up the bottom in a grocery bag to keep that part dry. I rinsed the top out in the sink, and VOILA! It’s gone. I am SO SO SO happy (and so is my friend I’m sure!)

To be fair, that’s a fresh stain. Fresh stains come out pretty easy. What about set in stains?  Well I’ve got a 50/50 on set in stains. I’ve only tried on some of them once, so I’m not giving up. I got a few baby clothes I can try this on, and this time… Take pictures! *GASP!*

I hope you’re having a happy Halloween!

Derringer [I AM THE STAIN MASTER!] Out

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I feel ….

Like I”m getting myself worked up again, over nothing as usual. Which is ok. Please be advised though, that I forsee tantrums on the horizon.
I will work hard to get a picture of Katie in her Cutie costume. Also, if you want to help with Mandarin’s Present, please let me know.

I’m going to go sulk so I can get it out of my system. I’m feeling vicious.

( ) Been to Florida
(X) Been lost
( ) Been on the opposite side of the country
( ) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried your self to sleep
( ) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(X) Sang Karaoke/Tried
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
(X) Made prank phone calls
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
( ) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Danced in the rain
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( ) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
( ) Been skinny dipping outdoors
(X) Gone to the movies

1. Any nickname: Meryl, Mergylissa, Pants
2. Mother’s name: Karla
3. Favorite drink? Rum and Coke 😉
4. Any Tattoo’s? No
5. Body piercing’s? Ears Though I think they’ve grown over
6. Do U love your job? Yes
7. Ever seen or been in a tornado? No
8. Favorite vacation spot? Disneyland
9. Ever been to Africa? No
10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Yes
11. Been on TV? Yes
12. Ever stole a traffic sign? No
13. Ever been in a car accident? Yes.
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? Four Door.
15. Favorite salad dressing? Ranch
16. Favorite Pie? Coconut Cream
17. Favorite number? 15
18. Favorite movie? It’s a close call. Serenity though I think. Or Walk the Line.
19. Favorite holiday? Christmas
20. Favorite dessert? German Chocolate Cake.
21. Favorite food? Well Prepared Chicken Enchilladas
22. Favorite day of the week? Monday. Shockingly. I get to spend the most time with Scott.
23. Favorite brand of body wash? Anything that’s Vanilla or sugarish smelling
24. Favorite Toothpaste? I don’t even care. whatever works.
25. Favorite smell? Katie after a bath, or Scott’s Deoderant 😀
26. What do you do to relax? Budget. It’s like Zen.
27. How do you see yourself in 10 years? 😉 Where I am now, with more kids. At least one more.
28. How many siblings do you have? 4
29. Furthest Place you will send this message? Virginia (physical location of my server)
30. Who will respond to this the fastest? – Banana.

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This weekend

We went to Boo at the Zoo. FUN! I will admit in the future we will be going to the zoo on a MUCH less busy day, but hindsight is 20/20. Next year will be more fun. Scott and I were thinking that a Zoo pass for us as a family next year for katie’s B-day might not be a bad Idea. She seemed to enjoy the animals (when she wasn’t distracted by the kids) she was VERY afraid of the large ape sculpture (not sure why.) She can say Giraffe, and she called the Tiger a Kitty. She got to see it swimming in the pool. We also looked at some very angry looking cougars (the animal, not the old attractive woman) and had lunch with Lashes, Codeweaver, Drama Queen and the kids. Katie knocked my drink all over their oldest, which was fun times. Katie chose to be a cheerleader instead of little bo peep, which was fine. We had the other outfit, and it work out great. I’ll post pictures later of her outfit, and her fun times at the zoo.  I started feeling pretty sick at the end, so sorry if I bit anyone’s head off. Mostly I think i was a bit snippy with Scott and DQ 😉

After the zoo, we went and hung out at my parent’s house for a while, Scott Zonked (and rightly so) and I drove home sans glasses (because they are still broken. Poor me.) We got home safely though, so that’s good. Sunday we got up in time for Church, but Scott was exhausted, so i settled in to unpack a little and watch some quality anime. Speaking of anime, I find it interesting that I watched FMA before we had Katie, and thought “Wow, what a tame Anime, there isn’t much violence in this at all, and it’s such a compelling story!!” and now I”m watching it going “Wait, i don’t remember it being this violent! Sheesh!” somewhere in the midst of cleaning and watching Anime, Katie found my rotary blade and sliced her thumb up right nicely. So I hurried and washed it out, and put pressure on it. poor baby! she cried and cried. I sliced my hand with one of those when I was little (actually to be honest, I was like… 8, and it was the same blade) Scott was asleep, so I got him to go get the bandaids and Katie’s pacifier… and some tylenol. Poor kiddo!  the rest of the day was spent telling her NOT to chew on the bandaid, and organizing DVD’s.

I”ve been increasingly snippy/rude lately. I’m sorry for anyone I may have offended. I hope to keep myself under better control in the future.

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Heartwarming Evening

I get the feeling that i should be in more dangerous situations.

I don’t know how many of you have had this opportunity, but if you haven’t, and you are in the position to do so, DO IT, cause it gives you the ultimate rush, EVER!

So Yeah, I mentioned before that I got into a car accident, and while it wasn’t too bad, the guys at work didn’t know that… I went to work , and I was buying my last DVD of Slayers and I mentioned to Gert that i had gotten into a car accident, and this concern filled his eyes, and face, and it was just so….

breath taking. Amazing, Beautiful, heart-warming, and just… something that I wish I could look at every day when I feel bad, or lonely.

Someone feeling honestly concerned for me…. for my welfare. Not because they have to, not because they’re my family or something–

but because he wanted to. And that– is a very… heart warming thing to me. Just another reason why I like him, i guess.

Only two more days until halloween. I’m going to do my nails (Not acryllic, especially after all the bad things i’ve found out about acryllic nails.) and i’m busy brainstorming what would make me look more fairy-like… (I have wings, and a couple of picks i’m going to put in my hair)

Anyway– I’m off to work on various websites

Derringer Meryl [HTML by hand, massochism] Out

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On the Stage, On my own

Well then.

I just spent a good portion of the morning looking for bloody kitty ears… Okay, not BLOODY kitty ears, I mean kitty ears… anyway, it seems impossible to find them when they aren’t hooked to a tale and some other sexy thing, like a bow tie.

Anyway, no SILVER kitty ears seem to exist at the local mall….

Speaking of the mall and such, I went back to my old digs (ie work) and spent a little time talking about my box. *snuggles Box* well, i wasn’t all possessive around HIM, but… I felt odd. Very Odd. Detached, remotely depressed odd. No.. not that kind… I don’t know, new emotion odd.

Like He’s the one person who never promised to give me anything, and gave me lots anyway…. It’s hard to explain, especially without offending somebody, because I have to admit, I have a lot of good people in my life, and I appreciate them, very much, but ….

He never said– never…. He didn’t wanted me to be attached to him, but I became so anyway… It’s… so .. odd, an odd sensation….

And now, I’ve disappointed myself. I remember after my very first boyfriend dumped me I promised myself that i would be cold, and detached (Which I have accomplished for the most part, quite well) and I have to say, i enjoy it. It’s a carefree life, not worrying about others, and …. when I say others I mean, the human race, I dont’ have to worry about them, for the most part, my life is a one person show, that being ME. So… Yeah, I wasn’t extremely attached to everyone there, at work, my old work….. Except him. My old Boss constantly promised me things he never gave me. People usually do that, and dont’ fulfill what they say… and I take it… very seriously…

He never promised me anything, and gave me so much.

The ability to laugh at myself

To feel love, and caring for someone who never did something for me.

THe ability to be myself, and express myself freely

I was able, to be me.

I don’t know if he understands all that I got from our working relationship, but, It was a lot. Enough for me to care about him, he taught me so much…

And for that, he’s endeared to me.

I’m such a sappy freak, and I’m extremely mellow right now, but I can see (as you probably can too) That i am a freak…. and sappy, with the sappiness…. and stuff.


We finished Buffy (Yippie) and I’m having this sinking feeling that buying an Xbox for one (VERY SHORT) game is a bad Idea. *blinks* Oh well, There is always DOA!


Derringer Meryl [You never sang my song]Out

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