The microwave really needs a washing.  This is what happens when children heat food until it explodes. I won’t use cleaners that are full of chemicals because I don’t want those fumes seeping into our food. Here’s what I do instead.

I remove the tray and give it a wash in hot soapy water. (I love Mrs. Meyers dish soap!) Next, I slice a lemon in half and squeeze it into a little microwave safe bowl of water. I place the bowl with lemons into the microwave and cook it on high for 4 minutes. The lemony water boils and steams.


When I open the door, I wipe everything down with a clean cloth, and just like that, it’s lemony clean.


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.