“Bring the washing in off the line, it’s about to rain!” This phrase was often echoed throughout the small community we lived in during our 3-year stay in Scotland. It never ceased to amaze me that in a part of the world that received enormous amounts of rainfall, people were line drying laundry outside on aClick to Continue »
Did you know you can reap all the benefits of line drying your clothes by building an indoor clothesline? I had no idea, and to think that all these years, I could have been line drying my clothes inside AND making my own laundry detergent! As it turns out, you don’t have to have a ton ofClick to Continue »
I love having a homemade all-purpose cleaner readily available, but sometimes you need something with more oomph, you know what I mean? The house we’re renting has white laminate counter tops. They’re so porous that if a slice of beet falls off your cutting board, you must stop you’re doing right that moment and clean it up,Click to Continue »
It’s March! That means spring is just around the corner!!! And with spring comes this very strange malady that affects many of us. This weird and totally abnormal desire to clean. Not a “make the house look good” type of clean but a deep, whole house spring clean. Growing up, my mom was the mean momClick to Continue »
There is a poem floating around out there by Rose Milligan that starts off like this, “Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture, or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seed, Ponder the difference between want and need?” I’m not one for poems, but this oneClick to Continue »
You know that happy feeling you get when you get of whiff of something that smells really good? Like when you walk into a home with cookies in the oven, or the scent on your pillow when you’ve just washed all the sheets? Wouldn’t it be cool if we could bottle it up and sniffClick to Continue »
I’ve been known to be a bit stubborn at times. Of course I can’t seem to think of past examples off the top of my head (perhaps on purpose by my subconscious?), but I can think of what I’m refusing to do right now. Buy vinegar.
Two weeks ago I had to make a tough decision: Do I keep the 4 bottles of hand soap I have in the stockpile closet and move them across the country? …OR… Do I toss them and move the ingredients I had on hand to make homemade hand soap? OBVIOUSLY, as the title of today’sClick to Continue »