This winter, a friend asked if we would consider sharing our third floor space with their family of five. I immediately liked the idea and said I would talk to Josh about it and get back to her. And then … Continue reading
Dear Luke, We’ve had a full year of knowing and loving you. It’s been an incredible beginning to your story and your dad and I have cherished every minute of it. We have thousands of pictures and videos to prove … Continue reading
I’m of the persuasion that throwing a party for someone gives you an even greater love for him or her. It’s kind of like when you pray for someone–through the process of praying, you become even more invested in that … Continue reading
Today was (hopefully) the last frigid day of a very long winter, so I decided to do a little reminiscing on the blog and then move happily on to spring. If you’ve been following this blog, you know that Josh … Continue reading
Yesterday, Josh and I hung curtains. You know you’re finally at a better place in your house when you can hang curtains. We were feeling like we were really turning the corner on our house- 9 months in and a … Continue reading
Baby O is coming soon and thinking about it makes my arms ache to hold him or her. Luckily, we’ve been adoring another baby in our home while we’ve been waiting. In fact, we’re so smitten that the other night … Continue reading
Before Josh and I got married, we decided that we wanted our lives to be about celebrating others. It wasn’t just a metaphor, we actually meant cake and ice cream. We have a fully stocked birthday drawer and are ready … Continue reading
I’m convinced Josh and I are the same kind of crazy. We adore walking and biking the 2nd most dangerous city in America. We willingly obey the Detroit code that red lights are a suggestion to pause, that you never leave your … Continue reading
Sometimes, when I’m cleaning, I think, “Oh, just one more surface…”
It wasn’t always that way. One day my friends John and Sherry over at Young House Love told me about their obsession with Mrs. Meyer’s. Since I’m highly allergic to the WORLD, I’m currently switching over to organic everything. It was fate.
And, oh, y’all need to hear the people talk about Mrs. Meyer’s (the Basil Scent in particular). It’s almost disturbing. But just wait until you try it. You’ll be one of them. I bought mine off of drugstore.com and this review was enough to convince me:
I love Mrs. Meyer’s products and I think this scent is probably my favorite. Like the title says… if only I could bathe in it! It makes my daily household chores bearable. I am constantly cleaning after my three munchkins (all four and under) and this gives me that moment I need to breathe in and relax between the craziness of my day. Yes a cleaner really can do that!
Here’s my homemade, label-maker version. I took the original bottle and poured a few cap fulls into each recycled spray bottle, then mixed with water. The $7.99 price tags looks a lot better when you realize how far the 32 oz bottle actually goes. I’ve already made 4 spray bottles and a few floor mixtures.
Plus, did I mention it’s just heavenly? And it cleans well. In.Love.
You weren’t expecting a cleaning product, were you? 🙂
>I’ve been the owner of a lawn for two years and I’ve never owned a lawn mower. You see, I had this nice young man, the lawn boy, who brought his generous dad’s mower over and cared for my lawn. But then that lawn boy moved to college. And I was left with a growing jungle. So, I had a few choices:
1- Find another nice lawn boy with his own mower –Nope, didn’t have time to network before the lawn grew to high.
2- Hire a legit lawn service–Um, I could have done this if I stopped buying groceries…
3- Buy my own cheap lawn mower and do it myself–I’m allergic to grass, but a $100 investment would pay for itself in a few weeks…
The winning option was…#3. And when I decided to buy my first ever mower, I wanted it to be on the cheaper end, take up a small amount of space in the garage, not involve hauling gasoline cans, and help me SAVE THE WORLD!
So, here’s the interesting thing. Every single person told me not to buy a reel mower because they are too hard to push. But, I realized that men are the only ones giving advice on mowers. Hmmm. Sorry guys, but you’re wrong. It kind of feels easy to a woman. The reason is, that you haven’t spent years pushing double strollers. Reel mowers are way easier than double strollers. Those kids sure are cute though, aren’t they? I kind of liked that double-stroller pushing job better than lawn boy.