Ahhhh, what a productive day! I got a burst of cleaning energy today, or maybe just a frantic urge to have this house sparkling before baby gets here. Regardless, I was able to knock a lot off of my to-do list. I swept and mopped all the floors, swept out the dirty garage, washed all the blankets, cleaned the bathrooms, and did some much needed organizing. It feels so good to sit back and enjoy a clean home.
I am working at eliminating harmful chemical cleaning products from our home. They just aren't necessary, and a bit too harsh. I pretty much just use plain white vinegar for all my cleaning purposes. It does a great job and smells better than bleach or other strong chemicals in regular cleaners.
Also, my friend pointed out yesterday that Johnson & Johnson baby wash carries some harmful chemicals, which stinks because I have two giant bottles of it already. Here's an article I read about it. So Landon and I spent a bit of time last night researching some natural alternatives, and I even found a recipe for homemade baby wash that I'd love to try. It would be so much cheaper, and I can actually pronounce all the ingredients. Cheap is good, and natural is always good. :)
I realized I haven't done a thankful list for quite some time, and I need to get better at reminding myself of those things. Here are some things I'm thankful for today:
*Energy! I have seriously taken this for granted in the past.
*Good friends. We had dinner with some amazing friends last night. They are so encouraging, and we love to be with them.
*My husband. What other kind of guy would go to a cloth diapering store to buy burp cloths with me?
*Peanut Butter and Bananas!
*An amazing job. I edited photos today and loved every minute!
*Beautiful weather. Isn't today just amazing? The sun, the leaves, the fresh air? So awesome.
*Between Two Ferns. Oh Zach, you know how to make me laugh....