Friday, January 28, 2011

Granny Square Blanket

Thanks to the amazing Kari, I've been introduced with a new obsession. I NEED this. Well, I'll need it when I have a baby. I think I could decorate an entire nursery around this beauty- for a boy OR girl. Hopefully someone I know knows how to crochet...

found on the red thread

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Nicaraguan

I think my little brother who's on a mission is officially as tan as the natives.

It's good to know he's enjoying himself tho. He was always up for adventure, and I'm pretty sure that's what he's getting. Plus, he knows how to have fun AND work hard.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

All natural cleaner + scrub

I'm over bleach. It smells so strong and burns my hands and costs a lot. I've started switching over to some more natural and less harsh but equally effective homemade cleaning products.
A good friend showed me how to make 'natural' cleaning wipes. I don't like to use the Clorox ones because they dry out my hands and have a ton of chemicals on them. She showed me how to use paper towels, vinegar, mint extract and tea tree oil to make homemade cleaning wipes. I love them. I'll do a separate post for those.
This post is about my miracle cleaner: baking soda + liquid soap.
Last weekend I cleaned the fronts of all of my kitchen cabinets (they're slightly beveled painted particle board basically that are impossible to clean), my entire bath tub and all of my doors.
The baking soda gets in the grooves of things and scrubs out the dirt, polishes the faucets AND doesn't smell bad. I'm in love. and I recommend you try it.

2 Tablespoons of baking soda
A squeeze of liquid soap...I used dish soap
A few drops of water
Add a few drops of tea tree oil if you want it to disinfect.
Mix. Use a cloth to scrub it on the surface and wipe it clean.