Reviving My Cast Iron

First step: oven cleaner, glove, trash bags

Put the gloves on, set cast iron pan in garbage bag, spray an even coat of oven cleaner over the whole cast iron, tie up garbage bag (make sure to seal tightly), set aside & forget it for at least 2 days. On day 3, open the bag, wipe off all the old gunk, then repeat the process. Continue this process until all of the gunk is off the cast iron pan. (there may still be rust).

Second step: white distilled vinegar, scrub pads or steel wool, water

Once all the old gunk is off, you need to remove all traces of it. First, wipe the pan with a paper towel, then wash is the hottest water you can stand. To neutralize all the chemicals from the oven cleaner, make a bath (must be in a container at least as big as the pan) of 2 parts hot water to 1 part vinegar. Submerge pan for up to one hour. At the end of the hour, use the scrub pad or steel wool to remove any traces of rust. Wash with hot water & soap. Make sure to dry completely.

Third step: lard (store bought, home made, crisco, olive oil), paper towels, & oven.

So now you have a brand new clean cast iron pan. Stick it upside down in a low temp oven (say 200-250) for at least 15 minutes, pull out & blot off all "dampness", then put it back in the oven & turn it up to 500. Let the cast iron bake for 45 minutes. While it is still hot, pull pan out of the oven & reseason. 

To season, rub a light coating of lard over the whole pan (top, bottom, handles, the works) I generally use a paper towel for this part. When the oil starts to smoke or turn brown, this is normal. Then pull off all the excess oil with another paper towel. Turn oven off, return pan upside down to oven. 

After 15 minutes, open oven & wipe off any excess oil. At 30 minutes, reseason. At 45 minutes, open oven & wipe off any excess oil, at the 1 hour mark, reseason. At 1 hour 15 minutes, open oven & wipe off excess oil, but this time leave the door propped open. 

ICAD: Halloween Tag


I'm participating in a Halloween Themed Happy Mail
Gotta make some stuff for those magical little packages
Decided to include on in the ICAD


  • Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Vintage Photo & Antique Linen
  • Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Inadinkado All Hallow's Eve Stamps

BOD: I love myself


Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass





Because you know I'm all about that bass, 
'Bout that bass 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size 2
But I can shake it, shake it like I'm supposed to do
'Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
All the right junk in all the right places
I see the magazines working that Photoshop
We know that shit ain't real
Come on now, make it stop
If you got beauty beauty just raise 'em up
'Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top
Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night
You know I won't be no stick thin you silly Barbie doll,
So, if that's what's you're into 
Then go ahead and move along!

Because you know I'm all about that bass, 
'Bout that bass 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

I'm bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches Hey!
No, I'm just playing I know you think you're fat,
But I'm here to tell you that,
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top!
Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night
You know I won't be no stick thin you silly Barbie doll,
So, if that's what's you're into 
Then go ahead and move along!

Because you know I'm all about that bass, 
'Bout that bass 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass
(x3)

ICAD: Light


  • Gesso
  • Dylusions ink spray in Lemon Yellow
  • Magazine picture
  • Liquitex gel medium
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Black

BOD: We Are Sisters