Tuesday, January 31, 2012

All Natural

I have been on a search for natural and cheap house hold cleaners. My kitchen is always in need of cleaning I am a messy cook and the three year old needs food all the time. He made himself a peanut butter "samitch" one day.I had told him to wait until lunch that was only half and hour away, ptht that was way to long for him to wait . I never know what will find in my kitchen good, bad or ugly. So here are my favorite CHEAP cleaners for the kitchen.

Kitchen scrub.
My kitchen stove is normally a disaster , to clean it I use Baking soda and water. I wet the spill with a water spray bottle let sit 5 min and then sprinkle the B Soda over top of this and then lightly spray again with water. I let it sit for about 5 minuets  more. In that time I load laundry, change a diaper etc. Then wipe off . If it is stuck on add more water and let it sit. This combo makes a nice paste and you can clean with it just like liquid scrub and it doesn't scratch. I use it on my sink and counters as well. When using in the sink wash the B soda down with a 1/2 cup vinegar and you can clean up you disposal and pipes to.

Chrome Cleaner.
Equal parts water and vinegar.

Floor cleaner.
I mix water and vinegar in equal parts and spray it on as a spot cleaner.

You can add essential oils to make them smell nice and lemon oil makes it smell nice and lemon juice is a nice whitener if you have some staining. However simple these are you have to use a bit of elbow grease to make it to work. Remember no harsh chemicals to linger and you didn't have to buy any extra products. Those things are worth a bit of effort to me.


Monday, January 30, 2012

The first.

Who am I, I am a thirty year old stay at home mom of two children. One little boy "J" and one tiny little girl "D". J is 3 and D is 5 months. I had a good career, I will not call it stellar. In the end being home is more important. I live at 7,500 ft above sea level in Colorado, we moved here at the end of 2010 from 50-100 feet above sea level in Maryland. I am still trying to catch my breath from all the change, and to process all the information along the way. 
I grew up on a farm and in the city, so I am good with both. I am trying to turn both of those perspectives into a winning parenting style. I have allot of views to express and tips to pass on. Why not right?  What I am trying to accomplish? I have no clue at all, my best guess is just to have some fun. So, expect the mediocre and prepare for the manic.