HAPPY FRIDAY!

5 For Friday March 15

Friday Howdy to all!

Fun lineup today —

Beginning with STEPHANIE’S CHIC ON THE CHEAP regarding Restoring Discolored Clothing.
Boy, oh, boy, do I totally have a couple pair of “favorite” jeans that I just haven’t been able to part with because we’ve been hanging out together a long time — however, they have aged and have that yellow tinge thing going on that Steph talks about in her column today.  I just dug them out from the top of the closet and they are so going to go in the recipe – to soak and see if they, too, will be revived as Stephanie’s jeans did!  Excited.

I also love Steph’s iron-on patch fix = a one-of-of-a-kind pair of jeans.  Ta-Dah!

Met Steph for lunch today, which was a super chill time and she gifted me a tank top that didn’t work for her (color wise).  Sure does for me!  And she purchased it from Temu.com.

I’m a Temu.com believer and will be shopping there more and more.

Thanks, Steph!  As always, you keep us in the know with your fun+valuable info.  Keep ’em coming, girl.

QUICK QUESTION
What do I hate throwing away?
Hands down – items I find in the ‘fridge that expired before I got to them.  Gotta be more diligent and I’m on that mission.

DOGS BETTER THAN WIVES
Story is brilliant.  Not sure I love the title all the way, but, whether we (as women/wives) want to admit — much of the list ’tis true.  Ha!

SMOKIN’ CHIPOTLE SLAW
Is a winner-winner-winner.  Now that summertime and BBQ season and potlucks are just right around the corner – .  The dressing + slaw is *put your fingers to your lips* and a kiss to the sky.  It’s that good.

THANKS SO MUCH, ALL
For sliding by today and sharing + caring.  We feel your love and we love ya back.

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HERE WE GO.
ENJOY THE READ.
AND LUCK OF THE IRISH TO YA!

STEPHANIE’S CHIC ON THE CHEAP
RESTORING DISCOLORED CLOTHING

Hi Y’all!

Oh, my gosh, it really, really worked!

So, I have this favorite, old perfectly worn in pair of boyfriend cut jeans.  I have had these jeans for at least 6 years.  They have been worn and washed hundreds of times.  For comfort and fit, they are my favs!

Problem is — being so old and worn they began to develop this yellow colored tinge, especially in the front on the thigh area where the denim was more faded.  I still wore them around the house, but they felt too dirty looking to wear in public.

I tried washing them with whitening detergent and hot water several times — but they still had the yellow tinge.

So I Googled how to remove that yellow color and return to the original color.

There were many different recipes for washes and soaks.

The one I chose to try was the most simple.  You just fill a large container with enough warm water to completely emerge what you want, to soak.  Add 1-8oz box of baking soda,

Stir until dissolved, put in your item to soak and let soak for at least 8 hours.  ((I let mine soak for about 12 hours.))

I then rinsed them in the sink and threw them in the dryer!

The yellow is gone.  YAY  -No more embarrassing yellow jeans!

I took a before and after pic of my jeans.  Honestly, the before pic looks more yellow in person than it does in the photo, however, you can still see some difference.

As some of you know, I am a hair stylist and ruining clothing pieces with hair bleach stains happens often.  I wore these brand new first-time-to-wear them dark grey jeans to work and I managed to get a big bleach spot.  Right below the pocket.

The denim was too light to color in with a black Sharpie (which we hairstylists do all the time.  Hence, the reason we wear black a lot.)

So back to the issue of what to do to cover the bleach spot on my NEW jeans.

Easy-Peasy … iron on patch.  I found the patch on Amazon (just search Iron on fabric patches for clothing).

This was so easy and fun!  I am going to order a few more patches to jazz up some other clothing pieces!

PIC #1
Soaking my jeans in a big soup pot from my kitchen.

PIC #2
Yellowed jeans before the soak.

PIC #3
After soak … fresh non-yellowed jeans.

PIC #4
The adorable black rose iron patch covering the bleach spot!

HAPPY DAY!

~ Stephanie’s Chic on the Cheap
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Soaking Jeans

Yellowed jeans before the soak
After soak fresh non-yellowed jeans
Adorable black rose iron patch

QUICK QUESTION

WHAT DO YOU HATE THROWING AWAY?

DOGS BETTER THAN WIVES?

  1. The later you are, the more excited they are to see you.
  2. Dogs will forgive you for playing with other dogs.
  3. If a dog is gorgeous, other dogs don’t hate it.
  4. Dogs don’t notice if you call them by another dog’s name.
  5. A dog’s disposition stays the same all month long.
  6. Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor.
  7. A dog’s parents never visit.
  8. Dogs do not hate their bodies.
  9. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across.
  10. Dogs like to do their snooping outside rather than in your wallet or desk.
  11. Dogs seldom outlive you.
  12. Dogs enjoy petting in public.
  13. You never have to wait for a dog; they’re ready to go 24 hours a day.
  14. Dogs find you amusing when you’re drunk.
  15. Dogs like to go hunting.
  16. Another man will seldom steal your dog.
  17. If you bring another dog home, your dog will happily play with both of you.
  18. A dog will not wake you up at night to ask, “If I died would you get another dog?”
  19. A dog won’t hold out on you to get a new car.
  20. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don’t get mad; they just think it’s interesting.
  21. On a car trip, your dog never insists on running the heater.
  22. Dogs don’t let magazine articles guide their lives.
  23. Dogs like to ride in the back of a pickup truck.
  24. If a dog leaves, it won’t take half your stuff.

Courtesy and with permission poetic expressions.co.uk
Thanks Mike and the Team!

SMOKIN’ CHIPOTLE ‘SLAW

This slaw is perfect in brisket tacos, fish tacos, veggie tacos or as a side dish with grilled meats.

HERE’S HOW IT’S SO SIMPLY PREPARED

  • 3 cups finely shredded white/green cabbage
  • 3 cups finely shredded red/purple cabbage
  • 1 cup Sweet Chipotle dressing (recipe follows)

IN A LARGE MIXING BOWL
Combine the cabbage.  Toss gently with the dressing to combine.  Stick it in the ‘fridge and let the cabbage and dressing do its magic for a couple hours.

SWEET CHIPOTLE DRESSING

This sweet-hot vinaigrette is a super star!  For best flavor, make it a day ahead of time and refrigerate.  In addition to Cabbage Slaw – stellar on a hearty greens salad – think – spinach salad – ((as in fresh, chopped spinach leaves, fresh, sliced mushrooms, crispy bacon crumbles and boiled eggs, quartered))  .

HERE’S HOW WE MAKE IT

  • 1 TBSP diced yellow onion
  • 1 TBSP chopped garlic
  • 2 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 4 TBSP chopped cilantro
  • 2/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 chipotles, from the little can of CHIPOTLES PEPPERS IN ADOBE SAUCE + 2 tsp of sauce in can looks like this *click here*
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

PLACE ALL THE INGREDIENTS, EXCEPT THE OIL
In a blender or food processor blend until very smooth.  Slowly add the oil, in a thin stream, while the blender or processor is incorporated and the vinaigrette is completely emulsified.  The vinaigrette will keep for 3-5 days in the fridge in an airtight container –  if it lasts that long!

~ Hippie Cowboy recipe box

WHEN IRISH HEARTS ARE HAPPY, ALL
THE WORLD SEEMS BRIGHT AND GAY.
AND WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
SURE, THEY STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY.
~ BING CROSBY ~

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND
CATCH YA MONDAY
SAME TIME
SAME PLACE

10 replies
  1. Carol says:

    Love the “Happy Friday” greeting from the cute Irish cailin at the top of Daymaker!

    Steph to the rescue once again! Simple way to give new life to yellowed jeans and the cutest-ever flower patch to redeem jeans that suffered an “oopsy”. Fabulous suggestions! Thank you, thank you!

    My recipe file is expanding like crazy with all the wonderful recipes you send our way. You said the magic word when you said the Smokin’ Chipotle Slaw was perfect on FISH tacos. I’ve tasted a lot of said tacos and the sauce makes or breaks the dish. I definitely will try this.

    Such a fun Daymaker week! Happy weekend!!!

    • Cheryl Clarson says:

      Hi Carol –

      Indeed a wonderful art illustration of the Irish cailin. So glad it caught your fancy because it did to me, as well!

      Steph to the rescue for sure and I know I’ve had one or more “oopsy” moments and now we know the fix-it-forget-and wear on!

      I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love Smokin’ Chipotle Slaw. Recipe was actually adapted from a Mexican restaurant in California called Chevy’s. The other slaw recipe I wanna try to figure out/recreate is the Cilantro Slaw sold at Cox Farms Market in Duncanville, TX. It’s TDF. I’ve put my thinking cap on many, many times — reading the ingredients — not just yet. Several years and counting — still haven’t cracked that Copycat recipe code. When I do — I’ll share it!

      So glad you enjoyed!

      Thanks for the love.

  2. Marty says:

    Today’s article on dogs was a great read. However, my sweet little 8 lb red poodle would be a great find for evil people out to steal dogs for drug money etc., It’s not uncommon to hear that a dog was stolen while on a walk. Solution: I attach pepper spray to an elastic coil wristband and away I go. As the saying go, “You can’t be too careful these days.”

    • Cheryl Clarson says:

      Yikes, Marty – on people actually stealing people’s dogs/aka furry family member. Ugh

      Glad that you are pro-active in thinking ahead and attach that little pepper spray bottle on your wrist and away you go.

      Good on ya!

      Thanks for your thoughts that will, no doubt, be beneficial to Daymaker Readers.

  3. Marty says:

    I’m on Stephanie’s color recover for our favorite worn out jeans. Who can’t do that simple trick?

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