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Tuesday Pinterest- Cleaning the Microwave and Stove

My family is just now getting used to my new, crazy, hippie-like ways.  I quit using regular shampoo and now use sulfate and parabin free stuff.  No beverage in our home contains high fructose corn syrup.  I have weeded out most of the foods with artificial colors and flavors, and we’ve joined an organic veggie co-op.  The next step was to get more natural with my cleaning supplies.  My favorite is putting water with some vanilla in the microwave and letting it go for five minutes.  Or you can put vinegar water in there, if it is extra tough.  It wipes clean, smells great, and is super easy!  I tried it with the oven, and it worked pretty well, too.  Thank you Pinterest for a real chemical-free cleaning solution!

Daily Prayer:  Thank you God for giving me patience when I don’t have any.  Thank you for calming me down when I am irritated and teaching me self-control over my emotions.  AMEN!

Thanksgiving:  I am thankful for my gas fire place.  No logs, warm living room, and easy start up.  Lub it!  It makes winter not only tolerable, but enjoyable.

Kardashian Kash:  How cool would it be to have the resources and time to foster kids in need and pets!  It would be amazing to have a big enough place, the resources and time to dedicate to expanding our family.

Making Whoopie Flavor of the Day:  Red Velvet- all natural Southern staple.



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Pinterest Tuesdsay- DIY

So I jumped onto Pinterest to get my sources for today, but just lost an hour I will never ever ever get back.  Come see my pins-  Like I said last week, I was pregnant, had just moved into my new home, and was on a HUGE budget last year.  Wait, let me rephrase, I was on a major budget.  There was nothing huge about it!  As fate would have it, it was the same time I discovered Pinterest.  Last week I discussed my homemade Christmas gifts, and how I had to make every craft I liked and pinned on Pinterest.

Well, I also discovered homemade baby wipes, dish washer soap, laundry detergent, and this shower cleaner concoction.  When I was home with the baby on maternity leave, these were fun activities and a good way to try to save money, control the ingredients in the products I use, and test different recipes.  Now that I am back at work, I don’t have time for this.  The liquid laundry soap took FOREVER to cook and was not forgiving if you screwed up.  The dish soap made the dishes cloudy no matter how much citric acid or vinegar I used in the rinse dispenser.  Baby wipes were okay, but not good for transporting.  I am still unsure of the shower cleaner.

The shower cleaner is one of those wands for dishes that you put soap in the handle and it dispenses on the sponge for scrubbing.  You fill it with Dawn and hydrogen peroxide and do a little scrubbing every time you shower.  This is great for my happiness project- do the little things, but so far I don’t see a huge change.  I really need to take a before and after picture.  The first day I put the scrubber in the shower, Easton used the entire amount of soap on himself.  It took a few days before I managed to refill the soap/peroxide mix.  So far meh.

I am thankful for Pinterest and some of their crafts and recipes, but I am done with DIY for now.  Until next week.

Daily Prayer:  Thank you God for providing.  AMEN!

Daily Thanksgiving:  I am thankful Jeff let me try all of my Pinterest experiments.  He does the laundry, but let me make the soap for a (very short) spell.  What a trooper!

Kardashian Kash:  Temporpedic bed.  Fo sho.  The kind with heat and adjustable.

Happiness Project Update:  I am getting so much more done!  I am eating better and have even done P90X for two days in a row!

Making Whoopie Flavor of the Day:  S’more- chocolate whoopies, marshmallow filling and rolled in graham cracker crumbs.  All that’s missing is the camp fire.


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