Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 21: Photo 366

Wait, isn't this a photography blog? Why, yes it is! But it's January, which is the month of the year I usually take off. So instead of photo sessions, I'm meeting with brides for coffee and taking time to recharge, and posting crazy-exciting stuff like this on my blog! ;) But honestly, I do get a little excited over stuff like this!...

My photo for today is the ingredients in the home cleaner we make, that I love! My step-mom Janet, (hate that term because it makes people think of the Cinderella step-mom, which Janet would be the opposite of!) taught me how to make all-purpose cleaner a few years ago, and I've been using this recipe since. It's great!

So, buy yourself a spray bottle (I got mine from the dollar tree and bought a few for different spots in the house). Then this is all you put into it:
1/4 cup vinegar
1-2 drops of liquid dish soap
1 drop pure essential peppermint oil (This is optional. I added it to make mine smell yummy! You could add any scent you love!)
Then fill the bottle to the top with water.
Screw on the sprayer-lid and shake it up a bit to mix all the ingredients and you're done! (One helpful hint is to write the recipe on the spray bottle with permanent marker so that the next time you make it you don't have to go looking for the recipe.)

It makes my counter tops nice and shiny and works great on windows too.

{Shot with Canon 5D MarkII, 70-200mm f/.28L IS II lens, ISO 1000, 1/60 sec, f/2.8, focal length: 120mm}


Hannah said...

We use the same cleaner at our house, but I use 2 tablespoons of baking soda instead of the dish soap. I love this stuff!

PS: you know you are a good photographer when you make a bottle of vinegar look good.

Bethany Fegles Photography said...

Ooo, I'm going to make a bottle of that, Hannah! Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bethany! Thanks do sharing all you wonderful photos & the recipe for cleaner, I'm going to try it! But the reason I'm commenting is because I too have one of the beat step parents but hate the term 'step', in our family we call him my bonus-dad & I have bonus-sisters! Feels much better to say. :)
Brandy Sprick