Neutral shades are key - mouse-over the room to see a
simple privacy screen.
is so important. If my
new um... landlord ...allows me, I intend to paint the 3 main
walls a lovely neutral shade that won’t clash with my new clothing
line, “Mirtha Stuwort Pumpkin Orange Jumpsuits!”
Don’t you think orange is such a warm, cozy color?
I might have to resort to a simple black and white ensemble
but I hope not – I don’t look my best in stripes!
Handcuffs make elegant tiebacks - mouse-over the simple
ones above to see a more ornate version.
are a must. I won’t
have to worry about windows in my new abode – but my fourth wall
will definitely need some kind of covering.
Being a frugal woman, I am planning on using some of the
sheets from my own “Mirtha’s Linens Line” and fashioning my
draperies from them. Don't
forget elegant drapery tie-back hardware!
can also use coordinating linens on the cot or bunk too.
You won’t need much – these bunks don’t take up too
much room! I think I
will be going for the “Zen” look, you know, uncomplicated and
simple (like me!)
will have an en suite powder room area so I will need to screen off
that area. After all we
decorating divas do need our privacy don’t we?
Simple screens can be made from old closet doors, French
doors or even artists’ stretcher frames that are covered with a
perky print fabric. Although
I doubt I will have access to a staple gun around there. Maybe a
glue gun…er…no. I
better not say gun or I will get in trouble!
Sigh…what is a domestic goddess to do?
seeing that I will be living in such close quarters with the other…er…tenants,
I think some potpourri is in order.
A good strong one I think!
Here’s a great recipe for Rose Potpourri!
Spread fresh rose petals in a thin layer on a cookie sheet. Store
the sheet in cool, dry place for several days, making sure it’s
away from direct sunlight. When the petals are crisp and brittle and
crumble easily, pour them in a container that has a tight fitting
lid. Add five drops of rose oil and five drops of *glycerin.
Close and gently shake for a few seconds. Do this every day for 14
days. On the 15th day, add one tablespoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg,
and allspice. Shake one last time and then enjoy!!
can find glycerin in the cosmetics aisles or ask the
new landlord, Mr. Warden, is allowing me to furnish the cafeteria
here with some of my favorite recipes.
Here’s a lovely one to feed several hundred at a time.
Just times the ingredients by 100 and you’re all set.
Hey maybe I can lend a hand in the kitchen!
"Meat Loaf of the Week" anyone?
Monster Meat Loaf
meatloaf - just multiply the recipe to feed hundreds!
c. onion, chopped
tbsp. fresh parsley
tbsp. prepared mustard
eggs, slightly beaten
tbsp. brown sugar
Mix all loaf
ingredients; press into 9 x 5 x 3 inch bread pan. Spread on sauce.
Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Let stand before serving.
that the shower facilities leave a lot to be desired, I am
stockpiling my own special soap.
There will be enough to last several years if needed.
(I hope not!) In fact, the last case is going on the truck as I
write this! Why don’t
you try this simple recipe for your own homemade soap?
Make your own
of natural fragrance or color free soap
oils of your choice
rose and jasmine work well)
· Food coloring
· Vitamin E Oil
· Almond Oil
soap in a blender or food processor.
a pot of water and put a glass bowl over the pot, (like a double
some almond oil into the bowl.
the soap into the bowl.
the water from the pot and add it into the bowl until soap
changes into paste.
oils, color, and vitamin E as desired.
cool in molds of your choice. You can use anything for a mold -
ice cube trays, cookie cutters or your own hand.
covered - mouse-over for the orange jumpsuit!
I think I have all the bases covered now.
(I should have thought of that before eh?)
would love to receive some correspondence from you wonderful fans.
Hey we could be “Pen” pals!
speaking of pen pals, I am meeting my new roommate soon.
Her name is “Bertha”. I wonder if she likes to make
the world a lovelier place too? Well who wouldn’t?
for now – write soon...