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Category: Cleaning

Goals

When I first started this blog earlier in the year it was a way for me to work on my goals. Mainly it was goals that I had for working on projects around our loft. At the time I was giving myself three goals a week with the exception that if I could only get one of them done that it wasn’t the end of the world. Obviously, I haven’t stuck to my three goals a week. Largely in part because I realized that I was accomplishing three or more things a week regardless of me posting them on the blog.

Sometimes its hard to keep a promise to yourself. But to realize that its not the end of the world is okay too. I’ve been thinking about what I want to do around my home lately. So I was kind of thinking about declaring them here to get my lazy ass in gear. I’ll be the first to admit that trying to get any major project done with a two year old is difficult. I read somewhere that trying to pick up after a toddler is like trying to shovel snow while its still snowing. Two year olds are hard work period. And trying to tackle anything with one in tow is maddening.

So here is my list of things that I would like to do. Preferably before Zach leaves for a month long Pinback tour.

1. Take down Noguchi light and have the cord extended so I can swag it across the ceiling and hang over my dining table

2. Bring long Kilim runner to the upholsterer and have floor pillows made

3. Put the freaking handles on the two kitchen islands that we bought SIX MONTHS AGO!

4. Take down and re-hang the picture ledges/book shelves in the hallway. Whats the saying measure twice cut once. Yeah, we didn’t listen to that one and now we can’t close the hallway door. Duh!   Yay!!!

I’m going to leave the list as-is right now and not add anymore to it.  None of these things are that difficult and I don’t even have to do two of them. I just need to bring them to the appropriate person to do them for me. Oh my gosh I am so lazy!

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House & Home

Just a few things around the house that I have fallen in love with recently

Method All Purpose Cleaner Ginger Yuzu

Method All Purpose Natural Surface Cleaner Ginger Yuzu Scent. Seriously this has to be the best scent that Method has come out with. Its fresh and sweet, but not too sweet. It does a great job at cleaning and I feel good about using it around our son Skye and our  14 year old dog Sam. I even mix it with a bucket of warm water to mop our concrete floors. Suffice it to say my house is clean (who knows for how long) and it smells amazing.

Ceramic Water Crock

The tap water in San Diego is horrible. It has even made the Worst Drinking Water List. Just thinking about it makes me gag a little. Growing up in New England we always drank from the tap. The water was cold and fresh and tasted like it came fresh from a bubbling brook. We have tried all of the water purification systems and Zach always thinks the water tastes funny. Personally, I think he’s nuts or maybe he has super crazy active taste buds. Who knows, but I’ve been getting sick of buying bottled water from the store. Its a huge waste of plastic and money. So last week I ordered a 2.5 gallon ceramic water dispenser, wood base for the counter and a 5 gallon BPA free water jug. There is a grocery store by us called Sprouts that has a water dispenser outside of the store. It cost $1.50 to fill this bad boy up! We usually spend about $14-$20 a week on bottled water so this will be a huge savings soon and we can stop wasting plastic!

There are quite a few attractive ceramic water crocks too on the site. I really love the classic black and white stripes paired with the natural wood base.

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