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My Favorite Things – A Clean House (and the Products That Make Cleaning Easy!)

I’m one of those people who (usually) can’t do my work until the house is clean.  Unfortunately, these days I’ve been so busy that even cleaning our 840 square foot apartment has to be done in little increments over several days.  And sometimes I resort to “speed cleaning.”  I figure I’m killing two birds with one stone – tidying up AND getting a workout at the same time.

These days, the three miracle cleaning products in my “cleaning bucket” are as follows:

E-cloth Glass and Polishing Cloth – This cloth cleans glass, mirrors and other shiny surfaces with just water.  I keep a small spray bottle of water handy and run around spritzing anything I think needs sprucing up.  Voila!  Gleaming mirrors and shiny surfaces in seconds!  (I got mine at the Vermont Country Store, but you can read more about this product and order yours online here.)

Wenol All Purpose Metal Polish – Though we don’t own much silver, I do like to keep our His and Hers sterling silver napkin rings looking spiffy.  Wenol works wonders on tarnished household silver objects and actually helps keep the objects tarnish-free for longer.  Pick up a tube for yourself here.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sponge – Even though we’re pretty careful, our white walls end up with the occasional scuff mark (yours would too if you lived in as small a space as we do!)  These sponges do the best job of removing scuff marks and other seemingly impossible to remove dirt off of the walls.  I found that they also did wonders for brightening up the old tile on our bathroom floor.  Make sure you read the directions carefully and do a small patch test.  The sponges can dull the finish of paint or other surfaces.  I bought mine at our local hardware store; you can also order yours online here.

How about you?  Do you have miracle cleaning products I should know about?  I’d love to hear…

Happy Cleaning!

(P.S.  If you’re curious about the illustration above, click here to see more views and to purchase.)

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Friday’s Thought – For Children of All Ages

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September 15, 2017 · 7:47 pm

Dark Humor for a Sunny Sunday…

I’ve been taking an (all-day) break it seems from cleaning the house.  But the interruption hasn’t been due to laziness or frivolities.  I’ve been hard at work on my latest cartoon art.  I’m calling this one Death and the TSA.

Here it is in the inked, pre-shaded stage…

And here it is in its final shaded version!

(To see close-up details or to purchase the greeting card version, click here.)

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Breaking News: Everything Seems Better Over a Margarita!

(P.S. The greeting card version of this cartoon is now available in my shop at Etsy.)

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Back At It!

After two intense-but-exhilarating weeks of sitting Principal Viola for the Lincoln Center Festival, I’m catching up on sleep and chores.  Even better, I’m back at my drafting table creating cartoons!!!

Here’s my latest…

 

(This illustration also happens to be available in my shop at Etsy as a greeting card.  The print version will be available shortly.)

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Fashion Faux Pas Cartoon from Joana Miranda Studio

Because life is about savoring those special moments…

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The Future Is Here: New Cartoon from Joana Miranda Studio

(To see this cartoon larger or to purchase the greeting card version, please click here.)

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