It’s nuts to think that it’s already mid-November! Really, time is just straight up zooming by. With Christmas around the corner I’m starting to think about what I’ll be giving to my lovely family and friends and well, I’m just gonna throw it out there- I’m wondering if ya’ll might be up for some trades?
You see, I’ve got this little Etsy shop that I sell some items out of and if you’re into it, I’d like to do some trades. Just think about it. No pressure.
Maybe you have something I would like and maybe I have something you would like. Just putting it out there. It could be an option to give your fam and friends something different and for my family and friends to get something that’s new to them. It would be a no-cost option to the Holidays folks… which would be quite quite nice.
“Buying is much more American than thinking and I’m as American as they come.” (me too!)
Andy Warhol from the philosophy of Andy Warhol (from a to b and back again)
The hub and I recently had the pleasure of visiting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and while we were there we got chilled to the bone, drove on a bunch of bridges, walked under lush trees up and down hills, got lost, and also visited the Andy Warhol museum. Our outing to the museum was part of the $35 allowance I gave myself to spend with the hub or for the hub. $35 goes crazy quick and it’s easy to overspend while with him since I WANT to do fun stuff with him. I try to not get to down on myself for spending money to do activities with him because I do want relationships to be #1. (Remember the guidelines from the beginning?)
Just the other day I was thinking about how grody our cleaning spray smelled. Weird, right? Well, then on TV I saw this clip on the news about this new research that linked cleaning products to cancer. Not THAT big of a shocker since everything seems to be a link to that terrible disease nowadays. It got me thinking about how I’ve wanted to try new natural cleaning solutions for awhile now. What a perfect time to do it. The “natural” cleaner I’ve heard the most about BY FAR is vinegar.
Luckily, while at the grocery store I remembered to actually pick up the white distilled vinegar (store brand of course) and an empty spray bottle (could use an empty old spray bottle too). I was surprised to see how inexpensive vinegar is. It was .89 cents I think and then the spray bottle was $1.00. Pretty awesome. Specially since most pre-mixed spray house cleaners are about $3.50 and $1.89 for both the vinegar and bottle means it’s a straight up BARGAIN. yay.
I went home and was pumped (takes a lot to get me excited huh) to mix 1 cup vinegar with 3 cups water. Instantly, I sprayed it on the nearby counter and stovetop to see if this stuff would actually work.
My place did smell like Easter eggs for about an hour or so but then it went away. Or. I just got used to the smell. You know how that happens sometimes? Your house could smell like ass and it’s all “Nope, don’t smell anything rank up in here!”
So, it seems like the ol’ cheap vinegar and water actually worked. Or, maybe the water worked and got the gunk off and the vinegar just happened to be there. Who knows. Gosh. Cynicism’s got me today. Sorry! (just looked it up… it’s the acid in the vinegar that does the cleaning)
I found a massive load of stuff vinegar can be used for. Sweet. And the fact that its considered a natural cleaner with no links to cancer and it’s cheap as can be makes it A+ in my book.
Oh me. Oh my. I have a bit of a habit that’s started. Whenever I notice a habit, like, oh that little Luna bar habit I had awhile back (that took forever to kick). It starts to make me worry. Mainly because I know that habits typically get me into trouble because I’m someone that when I like something. I you know, LIKE it A LOT and that means I want it for every meal or all the time- depending what it is. So my newest fascination is Multi-Green Kombucha. It’s delicious and fizzy and sweet and tangy and oh, yumm, yummy.
Oh! and healthy too!
At $2.99 a pop it’s definitely NOT Spending Fast friendly even though I’m buying it from the good ol’ grocery store. HMmmmMMmmmmMMM. Yeah. Time to get this under control. BOoo.
so true! image by luke beard
those are my kombucha tears. bye bye sweet sweet kombucha. you will be missed and i will see you in january! oh! yes, i will!
Here is the blog radio show from yesterday. Just click on the November 9th episode and my interview starts about 32 minutes in. It was a lot of fun and I’m pumped that Social Media Edge asked me to be a part of the show!
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