Delightful autumn and an all-natural cleaning tip for you!

Oklahoman Autumn Leaves

This photo of autumn leaves was taken in Ada, Oklahoma. Ada is located in Southern Oklahoma. Found online Google Images/richardbarron.net

Once again, here in Oklahoma, the leaves are beginning to turn into their stunning fall colors. Some trees have already begun the leaf shedding process while others will do this later as the weather becomes colder. Right now, at the end of September, the weather is enjoyable in the milder 70’s and 80’s temperatures. The foliage is incrementally changing toward the beautiful autumn look we appreciate for fall is very pretty in Oklahoma with its browns, yellows, oranges and reds.

Eventually, as autumn grows closer to the Winter Solstice the green grass will become its winter brown (in California they call it golden and their grass if not watered changes to what we call here as “winter brown” in the summer), usually around Halloween or near the time change in early November as we fall back into the Standard Time; bidding farewell to the federal funded to participating states Daylight Saving Time.

Today, my dachshund found more leaves on the ground to stomp over for the “crunchy” sound. He loves walking through a pile of leaves or a lawn covered with them. This is one dog that might be little, but adores making the big “crunchy” sound as he tromps on the leaves child-like. We go through this every autumn. I find it amusing and fun to watch our precious dachshund have so much fun with the leaves – like a young child with a big box.

I will be adding more new content to the other pages; as time permits. I am planning on adding some videos for all ages; some will be educational, others fun or musical (or all three). Please keep an eye out for new content right here at Alicia Rose at WordPress. There is much I have found to share and will be adding these jewels throughout the month of October.

As far as when my second book Undermining Alex will be published, that will occur sometime next year. The release date is unknown at this time – sincerest apologies. As soon as it is published in 2012, I will definitely blog right here on my official author’s blog website an announcement.

Alicia Harrell’s Bookstore is doing well for its first year as an online bookstore that offers more than just books. There have been more photos, banners and a featured selection by Linda Yezak added. We do have space for more to showcase on the Featured Selections page. As this unique bookstore’s owner, I personally invite you to visit Alicia Harrell’s Bookstore and see all that is new.

In October, my plans are to add more services on the Welcome page to well round out the bookstore’s website thereby offering a better variety of services as well as the huge selection of books, CDs, DVDs, Amazon Kindle products, children through teenage items, baby products, accessories and much more! We currently have a great selection of autographed books available on the Autograph and Rare Books page that many might find of interest. The page’s title describes exactly what is on that page; designed for those who enjoy book collecting.

For those ecologically minded and performing their autumn cleaning (similar to spring cleaning), vinegar is an excellent cleaning agent (with or without water added). Straight vinegar is perfect for getting rid of mold and mildew – where ever located in the home. I use it to clean my coffee pot, linoleum flooring, toilet bowls, sinks, bathroom tile, bathtubs, laundry room and for sterilizing the cupboards. It is very versatile, won’t harm the outside of dryers, washing machines, refrigerators, ovens or stoves. Vinegar has saved me
much in cleaning products.

Vinegar smells better than the chemical-based cleaning products. It is chemical free and one does not have to worry about it touching the skin for vinegar comes from all-natural sources. You can also drink a teaspoon of it for detoxification purposes.

Which Vinegar should you use? I have found White Vinegar best for cleaning and Apple Cider Vinegar is great for detoxification. The Apple Cider Vinegar tastes better; is easier to ingest. The White Vinegar has a clean smell that is not overpowering; recommend for the sensitive nose.

A heartfelt thank you for the valuable time you spent visiting this site. All visitors are welcome! Children and teens, remember to get your parent’s permission – or view this website with your parents as a family time thing.

Happy autumn to each and every one!

Alicia Rose

 

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Alicia added a new page!

Spring flowers blooming

Spring flowers blooming in the countryside.

Hi and welcome everyone! Thank you for stopping by. Hope March has been treating you well. I have added the Alicia Harrell’s Bookstore page. Doing my best to add content that is of interest.

Spring this year lands on March 20th. Where have the days gone? They do go by fast when busy.

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think of this informational blog domain. Would love to hear from you.

Happy March and National Nutrition Month to everyone,

Alicia Rose

Winter arrived February 1st in Southern Oklahoma

Icles hanging from roses

Greetings,

Thank you for visiting my WordPress blog domain. It is appreciated. I have in the past two weeks added or altered some content throughout its web pages. This blog domain has become my monthly project instead of the planned weekly or bi-weekly one. I sincerely apologize to those who prefer weekly or bi-weekly updates or added content. 

My time currently is 95% dedicated to writing Science Fiction novels and Freelance Writing on the websites listed under the tab “Published by Alicia Rose.” The other 5% includes family time, walking my dachshund, cleaning our home, emailing, shopping for groceries and incidentals, plus other very ordinary aspects of living as well as keeping this domain updated.

Today, February 1, 2011, Southern Oklahoma received its first real snow and ice for the winter. According to my yardstick, we received about 3 to 4 inches. The method I used is not the most accurate. I went to six different spots in my front and backyard to determine the average snow in inches with the use of my yardstick. My husband teased me about acting like a meteorologist when I came indoors after sticking the yardstick into the snow to determine snowfall.

Due to the amount of snow and ice received, I will not be driving my car today. My mailbox is iced shut. I am uncertain how my mail will be delivered. The screen door to my front door’s threshold is snowed closed; will not budge when I attempt to open it.  According to my Weather Channel dashboard, it is 11 degrees Fahrenheit (freezing is 32 degrees Fahrenheit) where I live. A good day to stay warm indoors, eat soup and drink hot beverages.

Wishing all a fabulous February,

Alicia Rose