I am researching for an article for BostonGreenScene and looking for recipes for green cleaning products.
We have decided to go 100% green clean in our home for our health and the pups. Very excited. I am going to give away all my cleaning supplies and replace them with the basics like: Borax, Vinegar, Baking Soda, Washing Soda and of course essential oils. We are at like 60% right now, but I want to go the extra mile.
I will be posting recipes as well as tips in the next few weeks so stay tuned!
Penny pinching is a blast- yes I actually do enjoy it.
I was at the dollar store hunting for supplies for my lastest creative business venture and I spotted these awesome felt snowflake appliques.
I thought hmm those might make a nice mobile for the baby’s room. I bought two packs and cut them apart a bit
Voila! A mobile was born. For 2$~
I take it back, I take it alllll back. I was very wrong. I LOVE the green slime nursery color which a second coat has turned into a fantastic hue of pearish green that makes my heart sing. Ok, maybe I am being a little emotional about a color, but this is where my baby is going to live, so you have to give it to me.
And finally the pictures! Note the black rocking chair- a 25$ Good will transformation and the phenomenal twig lamp from pier one picked out by my dear husband.
Looking forward to your thoughts!
Its been a while, I apologize, with the impending arrival of the child we have been immersed in Christmas and Baby. What a combination.
We finally agreed upon a color for the nursery- Green. Not just any green, green with a hint of slime color. Like Nickelodeon color. Not sure what I think. Perhaps my pregnant vision is off, but I put a splash of it on the wall and it still looks like slime. My husband says no, but that we can meander back to Sherwin Williams and have them take the edge off, but I think its just going to make it worse.
In the mean time, we have or moreover my husband has painted the furniture a high gloss black and also purchased a beautiful lamp from Pier One. This child has the most expensive lamp in the house! Usually I go to Goodwill and spend under 10$ then buy a new shade, but this lamp was perfect!We paid a small fortune, but I am glad my husband picked it.
Everyone asks what our theme is. I am not a person of themes, especially cutesy, if I wanted baby animals I would have went out and bought another puppy or maybe a barnyard animal. We settled on black, green and muslin color. ( like an off white taupish)
We were on a severe budget with this one- as the bathroom is on hold- so we used some furniture we had, craigslisted a changing table ( 6$ as if needed a repair), Goodwilled a rocking chair and ottoman, I am planning on recovering etc. Frugal and green. We love it!
PICTURES TO FOLLOW SOON!
Bored? DIY Snow Globe. Check it out.
A new blog fav, Wicked Mint.
If you walk into Babies R Us it is filled to the literal ceilings with STUFF. Too much stuff if you ask my opinion. The one question I have is, did you save your mobile from your crib? Is it displayed from your chandiler? Or did your parents donate it to someone else and eventually it ended up in a landfill?
In any case, my husband and I have been frantically searching for a mobile for our little one. They provide visual stimulus and are nice to look at. I haven’t found any that weren’t littered with cutesy animals in pastel tones or strange shapes that were a bit to mod for my liking.
While reading one of my favorite blogs today I came across a delicate Frazier & Wing Mobile retails for a whopping 150$, little to0 much for my budget. However, a savy blogger, Tagurity has developed a DIY version with recycled
paper. Check it out!
I was planning on buying some interesting not too Xmasy ornaments and making my own. I will be sure to keep you posted! I am loving these little doves at Crate & Barrel.