Sunday, June 22, 2008

Guess who turned 4??

I can't believe it has been so long since I have made a post!! Goodness gracious!! Since, my last post our Joshua turned 4!! When did that happen? We had a Pirate Birthday party to celebrate and Joshua LOVED, LOVED it!!! I too had a lot of fun with the food, decor and details of it all.

An update on my quest for more environmentally friendly cleaning products. I have been trying quite a few and have found some things I really like!! The grocery store near my house has been so gracious in accepting all my returns on items I didn't questions! That has certainly made this quest even more fun. Two things I have changed in the household; our dish detergent and our laundry detergent. Ecover makes a really great dish detergent with a price point that isn't so bad....sorry I can't remember the exact price at the moment. I'm loving many of the Mrs. Meyers products (all of her packaging is biodegradable and reusable).....the laundry detergent is really wonderful with many yummy smells to choose from! The price point on this is $12.99 for 32 loads which is spendier but we have always used Tide and that isn't the cheapest. I wanted to expand on my finding but for now this will do!!


inara said...

Happy Birthday Joshua!!!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday!! I cannot believe that our boys are 4! Remember when we met for lunch and the boys were barely 1! Now look they even have a little brother and sister! How time flies by! We will be up in Seattle in August!! Maybe we can meet half way again!

Rachel O said...

Happy birthday Joshua! :)

I make my own bathroom & window cleaner...and the same gallon lasts for a really, really, long time and only costs about 70 cents to make.

All-Purpose Bathroom Cleaner
1/2 cup vinegar
2 cups (1 pint) rubbing alcohol
1 teaspoon dishwashing soap
Combine it all in one gallon of water. (A vinegar jug is just right)
Put some in a spray bottle, and this will clean and disinfect everything in your bathroom - and clean the mirror and windows, too! It's nice to be able to reuse the bottles each time, too, so there's no garbage.

I use Borax or Washing Soda for the tub and the toilet, if it needs some extra scrubbing. I haven't bought bathroom cleaner in years.

I've heard that you can use just baking soda & vinegar. I haven't tried to clean with only those yet, but that's how I clean my drains - just dump some in and then chase it with a pot of boiling water. It's WAY better than stinking up the bathroom with Draino! You can also polish your bathtub or sinks with a lemon and cream of tartar, but I haven't tried those yet.

Speaking off...I really should clean my bathroom. :)

(I have my blog posts on homemade cleaners here:

Eating nutritionally and living naturally on a budget is my vision for my family