A Love Letter to Powdered Tide and Hot Water

My Mom has a sign up in her house that says “Dull Women Have Immaculate Homes.” As far as I’m concerned, that is a great motto to live by. That being said, while healing from my broken ankle I fear I developed a case of House Blindness. House Blindness is a condition where you fail to see the dirt and grime that has accumulated in your house. It takes so long to get to that condition you don’t even notice that it went from clean to ick.

Recently I’ve become a bit obsessed with the GoCleanCo Instagram page. It’s the fault of my cousin, Kate. Whenever Kate tells me to do something I just do it, because it is always a good idea and she has never used her powers for evil. If she suggests a book series, kids activity, or Instagram account I just go for it. Anyhow, GoCleanCo shares really great cleaning tips, including how you can use powdered Tide and hot water to clean just about anything.

I mean it. Almost anything. For example, the door to the hall bath on the first floor.

I’m now trying to scrub one thing a day with powdered Tide and hot water. I will never have an immaculate home, but I will try my darndest to have a house that is cleanish.

My Mom also has a sign up that says “God loves you, and I’m trying.” That is also a good motto for my life.

WIP Wednesday

I’m moving along on my Drachenfels. You can see the progress marker that I put in after I shared this last time. I only have 28 rows to go before I can start the i cord bind off. I really like how this is turning out, but I sure am ready to be done with it.

What are you working on this week?

Small Projects

We moved into our house last August. When we moved in we knew we had a lot of work to do. Every room needed new paint.

We spent a few months unpacking and settling in. Then we were in the midst of Christmas time; which was full of fun, but not home projects. Then I broke my ankle and took a few months to recover after surgery. Now I’m getting back to doing things around the house.

This week it was a small project for the craft room. It is a boring room in the basement where I have a sewing space and the kids have room to craft. The wall above my work table was lacking something, and I didn’t have a good place to keep papers. I decided a cork board would be a great way to change up the room.

Before: boring wall
After: 12 square feet to cover with project ideas.

I’m also working on updating the toy room. That is more of a long term project. There is still a lot to do, but it feels good to cross a few projects off of my list. There are still a lot things to do; we have yet to paint any room.

What projects have you done around your house?

Sock It To Me Monday

This week I made new socks for Audrey. I started them for myself, but decided around the heel that they are more her style. The yarn is BMI’m Vaccinated and a test skein from Dye Mad Yarns (I blame Alissa for my addiction to this yarn company). Both skeins are rainbow tweed, so these were perfect socks to make for Pride Month.

This summer has been a busy one for us. Every week I tell myself I’ll catch up on blogs and get back to writing. I think this might be the week that actually happens.

Sock It To Me Monday

I finished some rainbow socks for Pride Month. The yarn is from Desert Vista Dyeworks. These socks are fine. I thought I would love them, but I am regretting not doing a contrast heel and toe.

What are you working on this week?