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Homemade Artwork of the Week

I went for a sun that looks like the coronavirus with stars, crescent moons, and a smiley face.

What do you think?

Here’s a shot of it at a higher angle with my cool lamp I got from Ross.

What artwork have you made recently?

I’d love to see it, post it in the comments below!

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Best Way to Wash a Quilt: Your Bathtub

Suzy homemaker is here today, guys!

As a mom of two this year has been a dozy.

We have come up with many DIY (Do It Yourself for those living under a rock) shortcuts to help us live better.

This tip in particular comes from us going to the beach often.

I realized yesterday that I had not washed my beach quilt this year.

(I know, EW!)

Some I was brainstorming with my husband on how we should clean it.

‘Maybe we should just hose it off it the backyard?’, I said.

‘Maybe we should just put it in the washer machine,’ he said.

We were stumped.

How were we going to thoroughly clean this blanket and get all the germs off of it?

I thought long and hard.

And finally I got the AHA! moment I was looking for.

The BATHTUB!

I had just bleached it this week, and it was clean as a whistle.

I grabbed the beach quilt or blanket out of my trunk.

I ran into the house.

I ran up the stairs.

I threw it in the bathtub.

I put on the hot shower full blast.

And I watched all the dirt flow right down the drain.

It was very soothing.

So soothing in fact that I didn’t take a video of it.

So here is my article about it.

Once the dirt started falling off, I turned off the shower and proceeded to step on it with my feet to get all of the dirt off.

I put the shower on again and let the hot water run through it.

I then turned it off, stepped on it again until all the water was out of it.

Then I brought it to our back yard, where it is now drying off of and between two adirondack chairs.

Wallah! Magic.

Happy washing!

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DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Sprays

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My least favorite thing to buy at the store is cleaning sprays. Here’s why. First off, they are overly expensive to buy. I have seen cleaning sprays for kitchen, bathrooms, and windows for over $20. I don’t think it costs that much to make! Second, the ingredients list is alarming and poisonous. Have you looked on the back of the label more recently? There are about 30 ingredients that end in ‘amophia’ and I have no idea what that means. The ingredients are secretive and overly scientific for many reasons. They don’t want to give their secret sauce formula away, so they disguise the names of the poisonous ingredients with scientific names so no one knows what they are exposing themselves to and why.

Well today is a new day! I’ve decided to share a few all-natural Do It Yourself (DIY) cleaning sprays that don’t break the bank, and also get the job done. For each of these sprays you will need a minimum 16 ounce spray bottle, and don’t forget to shake well before each use to make sure all of the ingredients are spread across themselves evenly.

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DIY ALL-NATURAL CITRUS WOODSY CLEANING SPRAY

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 8 drops of lemongrass oil
  • 8 drops of orange oil
  • 5 drops of rosemary oil
  • 7 drops of tea tree oil

First make sure you boil the water and cool it to knock out any overwhelming impurities. Let it fully cool on the side.

In a small bowl combine the white vinegar and oils together, and mix well.

Once the distilled water is cooled, mix all the ingredients together and pour into your spray bottle.

This can be used to clean wood surfaces and more. Test it first in a small section before continuing the rest.

Enjoy!

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DIY ALL NATURAL EUCALYPTUS SPRAY

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 ounces of water
  • 6 ounces of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tablespoon unscented castile soap
  • 7 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 7 drops of tea tree oil

Combine the water and hydrogen peroxide first. One combined slowly add the unscented castile soap. Add in the eucalyptus and tea tree oils and you’ve got a new spray that is all purpose and effective at cleaning all surfaces.

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DIY ALL NATURAL KITCHEN SPRAY

INGREDIENTS

  • 32 ounces of water
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 15 drops of orange pil

Combine all ingredients in the spray bottle, and shake well. You can use this safely on your kitchen counters, in your fridge, and your pantry.

Get excited for that crisp orange citrus scent! It’s like you are walking through an orchard of orange trees in your own home. Repeat as often as you need it.

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DIY TOILET BOWL CLEANER

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of tea tree oil
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and let sit for 10 minutes. Additionally, use that extra baking soda leftover from the recipe to sprinkle in the toilet bowl and let sit as well. Wipe clean and repeat once weekly.

Whole30 Snack – Deviled Eggs & Homemade Mayo

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Happy Holidays to everyone!

 

I am excited to share the following:

1) I took off a week from my day job to potty train my twin boys and chill with my husband;

2) We booked a few days in the Westin Hotel in Long Beach and it was awesome. The room service and food were super and it was nice to not have to clean my home for 3 days.

3) I scrubbed marker and crayon off my wall with a Magic Eraser today.  Go me! This project is TO BE CONTINUED as I could not finish it all.

4) I made this amazing deviled eggs recipe that is Whole30 friendly as today marks round 2 of my Whole30 diet! As they say, R2D1, as I drank half and half on the trip and had an english muffin on the last day of our stay.

5) My husband is vacuuming now and it is almost like eating chocolate cake.

Here is the lovely pictures of the Whole30 deviled eggs!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 organic eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonaisse (Whole30 homemade mayo version below)
  • 1/6 cup mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

STEP 1:  Boil 6 organic eggs for 9 minutes and let cool.

STEP 2: Peel eggs in cold water and place on a plate.

STEP 3: Cut eggs in half.

STEP 4: Scoop out the yolk in a little boil, add 1/4 cup of mayonnaise and mustard with Himalayan salt and black pepper to taste.

STEP 5:  Fill the empty eggs with the filling and sprinkle with paprika.

THEN EAT!

I suggest making and storing your own Whole30 friendly mayonnaise as it is super easy to make and much less expensive then buying at the store!

For Whole30 mayonnaise you need to combine the following,

Ingredients:

  • 1 room temperature egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of himalayan salt
  • 1/2 juiced lemon
  • 1 and 1/4 cup of olive oil

Instructions:

STEP 1: Mix the egg, mustard, mayo, salt, lemon in a bowl or food processor.

STEP 2:  For thick mayo, slowly add the olive oil bit by bit and process.

STEP 3:  Use it!  Feel free to store in a reused glass jar for later purposes.

I have to admit I ate all the deviled eggs just now, and am super full!  For desert I may munch on an apple and make some Lipton tea with coconut/almond milk which is all sugar free but tastes like a desert.  I wanted to say also that I saw someone at work (a skinny girl) feed herself with a spoonful of coconut oil.  I thought it as a very interesting way to potentially keep myself full before my next meal so wanted to share it with you just in case you were in the mood to try it.  I have coconut oil here that I have been adding to my morning coffee and it is excellent, but never thought to just scoop of a serving and eat it.  Will test it later and let you know how that goes in a later blog.

Now off to watch Despicable Me 2 for the 30th time, have a lovely evening and stick with the Whole30!  It’s so worth it!

LATER! 🙂