Well we have been super busy here! Phew! Each year we do a big yard sale and this year's is a little more involved. I am also going to have a table of my bows and things. And of course I'm not just selling them on the 26th, but 2 days later I will have a booth at the local flea market selling bows there as well.
So with cleaning out closets and making bows, my time is tight. Oh yeah, and did I mention that the hubby as a broken ankle so I'm not only taking care of the kiddos (by myself) but also trying to take care of E so he isn't putting weight on his leg.
Anyways, here are my newest bows. You can see all of my bows or place a custom order at The Cloverpatch Bowtique
I have also started bow boards. I was sick of finding bows all over the house, so this is easy to clip them on and see which one you want to wear...
- I am a wife to the most amazing husband (Eric) and a mother to 2 wonderful kids (Jessica and Evan). My family is my world. I have recently put my career as a medical assistant on hold to be a stay-at-home mom/wife. We want to raise kids with manners and still have a strong family, so I am always trying ideas to help make things easier on me (cleaning tips, organization, meal planning, crafts, etc.) I thought I would share them with everyone out there. So, please comment with your ideas, or if you have tried one posted on here (Did you like it?) I am always open to suggestions. I am also looking for money savers. It's my new passion now that there is only 1 income.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
So this isn't really a post of how to do something, it's more of a motivational one. Our container cupboard was down-right SCARY! I have been putting it off for some time now....ok, a looooong time now. But it was to the point where we couldn't find a lid to match anything, and to open the cupboard was risking your life.
Here is the before...
|Scary, I know|
So with the assistance of mini me, all pieces were removed from the cupboard and it was wiped down.
|She's looking like, "Now what?"|
|Hey! There's my ice cubes holder! A lot of good it's doing in there!!!|
|Well these popsicle thingies are the coolest thing ever!|
|Large storage container pile|
|Large bowls and measuring thingies|
|All lids that have a container to match|
|Non matching lids, AKA trash.|
|Look it's where it should be!|
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I know I haven't posted in a while, and there is a good reason for that. CRAZY BUSY FAMILY! I have been spring cleaning my butt off....well I wish my butt was smaller....anyways, back to the post.
I wanted to share with you all my homemade carpet shampoo. Shampoo in stores (even generic) is soooo expensive! I don't know about all of you, but our wallet is thin in this house. So here is a FANTASTIC recipe to get your carpets super clean!
First, I went through and spot treated any bad areas, and let me tell ya...there were a lot more than I thought (and we only have fish as pets, so use your imagination). People wearing their shoes in the house, and kids (ahem...and spouses) spilling God-knows-what, it was very polka-dotted....
Then, I added 1 Tbsp baking soda to the bottom of my container followed by 1/3 cup of vinegar.
Next, I added HOT water to the fill line.
Last, I added 1 Tbsp laundry detergent.
I have a standard carpet steamer:
This is what the shampoo sucked out of the carpets...it disgusts me! Needless to say, I did the carpets a second time. The 1st pic in this post is from the 2nd run.