Monday, December 23, 2013
So thankful to have a chalkboard! Ive been wanting one for quite a while. I saw one on a blog and was so inspired but nothing ever came of it. My parents had this frame that they graciously gave up so I could have it;) and chad got the board at Home Depot...it was already cut the exact size we needed!! That made things easy. My dad helped me nail the board to the frame, a couple picture hangers on the back and here you have it! I love it. Will have to work on my chalk skills now.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
It was so fun having my parents here last week. They came down to celebrate Christmas with us, as we won't be together this year for it. So nice for them to come, and nice that we got lost if snow that allowed them to stay an extra night;) callen loved having them here too!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
I'm excited to be starting to make my own soaps. I've been more aware of chemicals in foods and cleaners lately. Our body uses whatever we put into it or whatever it is exposed to, to function. As I've been going through and dealing with all this...hormonal related? stuff, I'm trying even harder to be even more careful with things. I try and be careful anyways avoiding certain things and ingredients and buying certain foods with certain ingredients, especially since having callen. I do have a hard time spending the extra money for the natural sprays and soaps, but will wait til I can find a good deal. I came across a site where she gives a lot of recipes for cleaners, so it inspired me. All my ingredients arrived so I mixed some together yesterday. These supplies are going to last me forever! 32 cents for a 16 oz spray bottle of safe cleaner? I can handle that:)
I'm still looking around for different recipes and supplies. But for now the blog I found she gives a great starting point that has been so helpful. You do have to spend a little bit up front to get the supplies...but you really only use a couple tablespoons per spray bottle. So once divided out, it is worth it. One bottle of kitchen all purpose spray and one bottle of bathroom all purpose spray made. More to go:) I made up a foam handsoap. Going to try a regular pump hand soap next.
We were early to maelyns 4 month check up. She didn't know she was about to get some shots:( but she did well! And I am so beyond thankful to have a beautiful healthy little girl. It can be easy to take health for granted, but it's something that I never want to forget that it is such a gift and blessing from God. So I want to always be thankful for it. Happy to report she's healthy and growing:)