Tips & Techniques from Creative Living

Creative Living covers lots of different areas to help everyone live a more creative life.  We feature guests who are experts in foods/nutrition, clothing/fashion, crafts, gardening and landscaping, home decor, and much more.  We also have authors who talk about their books and many more interesting guests.  There is a complete section that features the Recipes (look on the Creative Living drop down link) but this section on Tips & Techniques will highlight some of the things the "other" guests have shared.  As always, please let me know what you think.  My email address is:  Sheryl Borden.

Mood Boards
Mood Boards are a collection of inspirational images, colors and materials in a certain style or concept.
To start, browse through a lot of magazines and websites online, save all the images that you like and then go away and do something else.  When you come back, you can flick through the collection and you will see an underlying theme or style that is dominant.

Becky Johnson, a former Home Economics teacher and speaker, shared some "Recipes" for cleaning the home and for saving money at the same time. 

Glass Sparkle

10     oz. filtered water
1       tsp. Dawn dishwashing liquid
1       tsp. Jet Dry Rinse Aid for the dishwasher
1       tsp. rubbing alcohol

Place all ingredients in a 12 oz. spray bottle. Shake well to mix. Use in place of commercial window cleaner. Costs less than a penny to make!

Laundry Snow

I learned so much about new technology in the vacuum cleaner field. My guest, Toufic Khayrallah (he said we could just call him T.K.) represented Sirena Water Vacuum - the most advanced vacuum in the world. Sirena does not use bags, it eliminates allergens, pet hair & odors from the home, harnesses the power of water to effectively clean carpets and furniture, provides indoor air quality - and much more. It comes with lots of attachments and takes the places of multiple other cleaning aids.