This week I’m taking part in Sarah‘s Tidy Up Tuesday series; I’ve been inspired by the other posts I’ve seen although I’ve been hesitant to show off any “before” pictures (but I’ll tell y’all how much weight I need to lose, no problem). I like the idea of crossing one small project off the “to do” list every week, and this week I chose our coffee and tea area,which has slowly spiraled out of control. We love coffee and tea in our house – yes, I do own four coffee makers – and I drink a lot of both on a daily basis. I have tons of herbal teas, coffee beans, coffee pods, and each time I add a new flavour my cupboard gets a little messier.
Today while my little friends napped, Haden and I gave that area of our kitchen a make over. Gotta love that flexible home school curriculum! (more…)
This is a super easy all natural wood furniture cleaner. Works beautifully for me, but of course be sure to test it on any priceless furniture first! An economical alternative to pricey store-bought solutions and I like that it’s perfume free.
All Natural Wood Cleaner
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp oil oil
Mix ingredients in small container or spray bottle. Use sparingly and rub in with a soft cloth. A little goes a long way!
In light of my recent post on a link between pesticides and ADHD, I thought I’d share with you my recipe for cleaning produce. Super simple and much less expensive to make than the store bought stuff, plus it’s all natural. I use on all my fruit and vegetables to remove dirt, wax and pesticides. Don’t use on mushrooms, and they are particularly porous and will soak up too much solution.
1 cup vinegar
1 cup water
20 drops grapefruit seed extract or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Mix all ingredients thoroughly and put in a spray bottle. Spray produce, let stand 5-10 minutes, rinse.