Monday, July 27, 2009

Chemical Free Bug Spray

Most insect repellents you buy in the store contain chemicals and toxic aromas that are masked by synthetic fragrances. Although they seem to have no harm in small doses, using them all summer long will cause the toxins to build up in your body because everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your bod, because your skin is your biggest organ! I can't have this for my baby or me so I made my own bug spray. We tried it this summer and it actually worked! Sweetface saw a mosquito fly near him and then buzz off while he was wearing the home made spray. If you would like to try it for yourself, here is the recipe. The ingredients can be found at your local health food grocer or online. Make sure you buy quality organic products for best results.

"Fend Off" Herbal Oil Insect Repellent

1/2 cup soybean base oil

15 drops each of the following essential oils: lemongrass; geranium; catnip

10 drops basil or eucalyptus radiate essential oil

Add all ingredients directly to a storage container (I prefer a glass spray bottle - bought mine at Harry's in Marietta). Shake the mixture vigorously to blend. Allow the oil to synergize for 1 hour. Use within 6 to 12 months.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Our new bedroom decor

I just noticed that my last post was all underlined which means it's a link? Oh well, I will get used to this...

Sweetface has 2 more months of school left, and then we will be Dr. and Mrs.!! I am counting down the seconds til our next chapter in life. In the meantime, I am plotting out our home sweet home.

I'm going through a stage where I LOVE old fashioned everything...So while secretly watching the Tori and Dean show (ug, it's worse than it sounds), I jumped for joy when I saw their bedroom because we have similar bed clothes that we got as a wedding gift! Of course we will have to work on our current bedroom furniture (I've been checking out craigslist every few days), but if we get the paint and curtains our room is going to look fresh, clean, and straight from the 1950's.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Reason for the name, reason for the blog

I used to wonder why in the world someone would want to display their personal thoughts, feelings, dreams, whatever, online for the world to see. I used to get so annoyed when people would get involved in my business, because, um, it's mine! Then I realized something the other day that seemed to have slipped my mind... I was shopping at TJMaxx with my childhood friend who happens to have a little boy 3 weeks younger than my girl. We had stopped at Chick fil A to get one of the new smaller sized milkshakes. This was the first time Sweetpea had ever had ice cream or a milkshake so I decided that since she is 14 months now, she was old enough to try it. After taking a few sips, she smiled and laughed and wanted me to drink some too. The light in her eyes as I laughed with her reminded me of that movie "Into the Wild," when the guy who had isolated himself from all human contact to live his dream in the wilderness wrote his dying words on his bus..."happiness only real when shared." Sweetpea reminded me of how important it is to share your personal thoughts, feelings, dreams, whatever with others to thoroughly enjoy them yourself. I have a sweet husband (who I call Sweetface), I have a family, I have friends. But I have a hunch (maybe because of the glazed over blank stare he gives me) when I share some of the girly things that interest me, (like how if you rub strawberries on your teeth it actually whitens them, or about the shoes I saw at the mall that were 50% off, or that I found out today that if you're going to have bangs, you have to cut them from eyebrow edge to eyebrow edge for them to look right, or how I'm going to decorate our bedroom in the near future etc) is kind of boring for my manly hubby. Plus, now that my full time job is being a mother, I only work 1 or 2 days a week and definitely don't get out as much as I used to...So guess what? I'm going to share my whatever with you lucky people!! Hope you enjoy. Feel free to comment on anything.Posted by Picasa