Friday, April 13, 2012

semi-crafty post: homemade bathroom cleaner!

So, my bathrooms are dirty- really, really dirty. But, hey I've been pregnant for 9 months and then had surgery. My hubby is a great helper, but a shower scrubber, he is not. I started to clean my bathrooms and realized that I was out of bathroom cleaner. What's a girl to do??? A friend of mine from facebook suggested I try making my own homemade bathroom cleaner. I'm semi-crafty, so I thought, what the heck? Here's the recipe...

Take an empty spray bottle, fill it with about half a cup of dawn dish detergent, then fill the rest of the way with vinegar. Easy peasy, right?

I used a dollar tree spray bottle, dawn with olay hand renewal (why not have soft hands from cleaning, right?) and some cheap vinegar I picked up somewhere.

I filled it about 2/3 with vinegar, then the rest water, since the dawn was ultra-concentrated. It also helped cut down on the vinegar-y smell.

Here's my bathroom sinks before:

Check out all the yucky soap scum...and after:

shiny like new!!!

And of course, the bathtub...don't judge me...remember I was pregnant and had surgery..excuses, I know!

and after:

This is a huge improvement, especially since I couldn't scrub super hard since I'm still healing.

I'm pretty sure I'll never buy bathroom cleaner again. This was super cheap and easy, and did an amazing job. The only slight complaint is that it smells like vinegar, but hey, bathroom cleaner doesn't smell like roses either!


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Our little man

So much has been happening with our little guy, and I'm finding it harder and harder to be able to update. He is growing great, and changing so much every day. He is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. And, though I realllllllllllllllly miss my sleep- he's definitely worth it. So much stuff to deal with still. We go back up to Riley May 9th for another EEG, and if it comes back okay, he can stop taking  his seizure meds. That will be a blessing for sure, hoping and praying it comes back okay. He also has to have surgery in June because he has metopic craniosynostosis. I think I spelled that right. It's a horrible surgery, but it has to be done. Hoping that after this surgery though, he will be a happy, completely healthy little man. I can't wait.

Right now he is just learning to make sounds, and I love his little laughs, coos, and giggles. I can't believe that 8 short weeks ago he resided in my belly. I miss his little kicks, but it's so wonderful watching him grow.