Monday, January 14, 2013

Grandma Nesting

Alrighty. I know I went through nesting as an expectant mommy back in the day, but would you believe I'm nesting as a grandma who is expecting her first grandbaby? Believe it... I am nesting. We're expecting our first grand baby any day now. He is due this Thursday, so when I say "any day", I couldn't be any more accurate. So, back to my nesting. I woke up on Saturday fully intending to work on two baby blankets that I need to finish for two new babies in our ward (I know, Bob... I'm using the word "new" very loosely here). To be absolutely honest, I not only need to finish them, but I need to start them, too. But, that morning, the first thing that popped into my head was a cleaning solution I had seen on Pinterest that boasted being able to clean stove tops, ovens, and just about everything else you can think of. Since that thought wasn't going anywhere, I decided I would give it a shot. I pulled all of the racks out of my oven, and put it on the Self-Cleaning mode. Then, I went to work on the racks. I made a paste out of baking soda and peroxide and applied it to the whole surface of each rack, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then scrubbed off the baked on gunk. Worked like a charm.

As I was working, I happened to glance at my stove top and thought that that, too, could benefit with this wondrous mixture. I have a stainless steel stove top that gets a brownish ring around the burners -- even when its clean. [Let me make one thing absolutely clear. I would not use this paste on a brushed stainless steel surface. I am pretty sure it would leave scratch marks, as it is an abrasive cleanser. The area around my stove burners has a different surface, and it doesn't show scratches, so I felt pretty sure it would take this treatment just fine. I wouldn't use it anywhere else on my stove top, where there is regular brushed stainless steel!]

The ring is a real pain to get off, so I usually leave it until someone like my son-in-law has had enough of it and starts scrubbing away. It really is hard to remove.

After finishing my oven racks, I applied the paste to the area around my stove burners, let it sit for several minutes, scrubbed a bit, and Voila! 

Looks pretty good, doesn't it!?  That is definitely a Pin that I would recommend trying. You probably have the ingredients already on hand, so its worth a try. Remember... baking soda, and enough peroxide to make a paste.

Sooooooo, back to my nesting. Have you ever heard of a grandma-to-be nesting? I mean, I know its real, because I'm doing it. I keep looking around for something to clean or organize, and my husband can attest that I can't sit still for two minutes without having something to occupy my time. I'm calling it nesting, but now that I think of it, it could very well be plain old anxiousness. Hmmmm.

Gotta go. I have two baby blankets to make... actually come to think of it, I think the microwave needs cleaning.


  1. I am there. DIL is due in about 19 weeks and I keep looking at things to change for better receiving my granddaughter (yes, it is a girl) at my own home. Looking at and thinking about clearing spaces, fencing dangerous garden path, arranging furniture, repainting to be fresh and clean. I work full time, so I always think ahead of time. Thanks for posting. I thought I was going nuts.

  2. I'm definitely with you! DIL is due in 3 days and I've been scrubbing, organizing and decluttering like a fool! I just did a google search and your blog came up. :) Thanks for affirming I'm not crazy...or at least not alone in my craziness!