Category Archives: eco-friendly

DIY Goo-Gone

I had 4 sticky spots on my hardwood floors from some duck tape I had used to adhere a rug to the floor. Probably not the wisest form of adhesive haha… none the less, the rug is no longer there, which has left 4 nasty looking sticky spots on my floor, big ones. I was going to go out and buy some goo-gone to remove the sticky stuff… but my mom said “I bet you can figure out a DIY recipe.” So I did!

I found one that actually works and had to share. Its super simple

gogone

3 parts baking soda, 1 part oil (I used cheap canola oil, my floor doesnt care if its gmo)

I just eye’d this measurement btw. It isn’t rocket science :) – poured in my baking soda into a mason jar (small one) and then poured on top of it a little oil. Stirred it up and it made a paste… It wasn’t super thick, was kind of like syrup you’d pour on pancakes. I then used a tooth brush I had for cleaning and went to rubbing. The spots I had were very sticky… VERY very sticky… so it took some work rubbing this to get it off… but it did come off!! ALL OF IT.

SO I saved a trip to walmart and used two ingredients I already had at home to get the job done.

Amazing what a little baking soda will do. I swear, baking soda is awesome. I use it for everything now.

Hope this works for y’all! :) Pin this if you use it to share the love.

Paleoooo, pamlico? whatever its called

Just wanted to thank those who commented on my instagram about my interest in the Paleo diet (err life style). Ive been doing some searching for some time now on ways to make our way of eating even better. We do eat mostly organic and stay away from processed food if we can help it.Continue Reading

I use to be anti-organic….

Isn’t it funny how years change people? Obviously looks change… I can look at my own photos and see that. Although sometimes, years do not create change… especially if we don’t want it. Years ago… I would say about 6? around the time Taite was born…. I remember thinking those who purchased organic products wereContinue Reading

Ignorance can be Bliss… or can it?

One thing that for some time I have heard about is the term GMO. I am sure many of you have heard this term as well. Here is a quick mini-over view of what it is…. My brother the other night sent me an article on GMO’s… and even though I knew GMO’s were aContinue Reading

Our new Step – Goat Milk Stuff

Ever notice that once you become a mother, it gives you the strangest new addictions. Like SIPPY CUPS? Am I the only one who loves finding cool sippy cups for my kids? Caleb now laughs when I ask him if he wants a sippy. He tells me “no, a straw and a cup.” :) OneContinue Reading

Homemade Detergent

I’ve had people still emailing me about my “homemade detergent” recipe. I thought id post a new post with the recipe again, for those who missed it years ago :-) To start, heres what you need… Ingredients: 1. 1 bar Fels Naptha soap, grated OR 1 bar of Goat Milk Stuff soap (amazing soap, IContinue Reading

And people think Cloth Diapers are hard

I think cloth diapering companies everywhere should pay me to show this video HAHA. Cause seriously, Caleb who is 5 is showcasing the ease of cloth diapering right here! Sure its a little extra work… you have to WASH something else besides your socks… but its totally worth every bit of effort… This is babyContinue Reading

DIY: All Purpose Cleaner *updated*

I was running low on my all purpose cleaner… I was going to just go buy another bottle next time I ran to walmart… but decided to try a different method. I’ve wanted to make my own cleaner for some time now… but kept putting it off. I make my own laundry detergent(i will admitContinue Reading

Why not?!

For some time now Caleb has caused some unusual drama with his clothing. He is very anal about what he wears and how it fits. If the shirt is long sleeve and the sleeve is to tight or to short, its a no go. If the shirt is to short length wise, its a noContinue Reading

I’ve blogged this before, BUT MAN!!

This morning my friend Angela and I went to do triple coupon shopping. Whenever I do my grocery shopping I always try to take my reusable bags. I have a good few of them… but by far my favorite bags are called Envirosax. Mainly because they fold up into tiny little rolls that fit intoContinue Reading