Monday, January 2, 2012

Homemaker Mondays: Lampshade Cleaning & Layered Cake (Yum)

 Okay, I'm not one to label.

So when I call myself a "housewife" or "homemaker", I use it loosely. I don't think much of myself in the "domestic" department but I'm a creative person and it works out (sometimes).

To kick off the New Year, I will be trying to keep more scheduled posts with interesting, fun things that I like.
Here's the first of Jacy's "Homemaker Mondays"!
Cooking, baking, cleaning, recipes...whatever I find helpful or yummy. Okay, here goes...hope you enjoy and let me know if you did :)

(Look at these awesome wallpaper lampshades by Susan Schneider. Gorgeous!)

Simple Lampshade Cleaning: Don't you just hate dusty lampshades? I couldn't stand using paper towels, regular towels or wipes to try and clean them! The dust just balled up and made a mess. 

SOLUTION: Use a sticky lint roller!! I found this out when we got our dog, Jackie, two years ago. She's a husky so we use lint rollers like toilet paper. Just take the roller and swipe it in a downward motion on the lampshade. Instantly clean and you can just rip the gross dusty paper and throw away!

Cold Cake Layering: Okay, you know what frosts me? When you're trying to make a layered cake, and as you frost it, the cake starts crumbling! Ugh! 

SOLUTION: Put the layers in the freezer first for 20 minutes! When the cake is out of the oven, let it cool a bit, about 10-15 minutes. Then, after you cut the cake to how many layers you need, take each layer of cake and put it on a plate in the freezer. Be careful to watch the time. 20 minutes later, you'll have the layers good to go to start frosting!

Mmm...cake...try this recipe!!

It's my favorite to make and my family's to eat :)


  1. Hello Jacy, thank you for these awesome tips. I especially love the one with the cake, I recently figured it out. Thank you for the confirmation!


  2. Michelle, no problem! It definitely cuts down on being frustrated if you freeze the layers haha

    JR Lowe, it is pretty amazing! I made it once a few years ago around the holidays, and now each year my brother-in-law requests it. Fantastic recipe.

  3. Great tips. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Good call about the lint roller! I never would've thought of that. :-)

  5. Hi Jacy! I'll definitely give the yummy-looking cake a try. Thanks so much for sharing!


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