Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Baby Jogger POD Giveaway!

I covet this!! And you have the chance to win one!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Baking Soda POWER!!

Oh yeah baby. I love my vinegar and now my baking soda. Here are great tips from Virtuowl.

Many of us spend too much money and too much time on household cleaning. Is it really necessary to have one product for the kitchen tiles and another for the bath? What about labour saving cooking tips? You'll find all sorts of helpful household hints here.

Smelly good stuffs!

I love Scentsy, candles, and just about anything smelly good. It is a bit of an obsession. I have backed off a little bit on the use of such things because I am aware of other people's possible sensitivities to such smells. My BFF is highly sensitive to scent and will get a migraine almost instantly with colognes, perfumes and other stuff that isn't natural or high quality. I also have a mantra now, "If I can't put it in my body, it isn't used in my house". The one exception is laundry soap.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Major Life Trials

Sorry I have been MIA for a few days. The fates have decided that the EcoGothFamily was doing too good and had to throw a wrench into our daily routine.

2 weeks ago our washing machine decided that it wanted to die on us. This is a very sucky situation for someone who cloth diapers. It wouldn't have been such a big deal because there are 2 laundromats right by us and to wash a load is only $.99. Since we line dry it would only take about 30 minutes every 2 days for us to do this, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, Bertha (our '03 Buick Century) thought it would be a good time for a new engine. Seriously?! My washing machine AND car die within 2 days of each other?

Eco-Friendly "swiffer" Alternatives

Having 2 dogs, living in the desert and having saltillo tile means I clean my floors a lot. I vaccuum every other day and try to swiffer every other day too just to pick up the dog hair and random dust that always finds its way into my house. But the swiffer pads are terribly expensive and you just throw it away. Also, I always seem to have run out of them when I need them the most. I used the Method brand ones for a while but those are more expensive and you still throw away.  I am tired of just throwing my money away with the dog hair.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Etsy Love and Other Link Awesomeness


Modgblog - a new favorite blog

Pumping Moms Blog

Ecofriendly Milk Storage bags

Purple Princess Dress - It is soooo me

Scodioli - Great shave soaps

Midnight Gypsy Alchemy - No need for words here if you know me

Cute and Creepy Hair bows

when it rains it pours shit

ok. i am trying desperately to keep my head up here. Sunday night Freddy was doing laundry and our washing machine broke. A serious thud, clunk, clunk and a grinding sound ensues. I get seriously ticked. I told him repeatedly to NOT wash all his jeans at once and do an extra large load. What does he do? Exactly that and now our machine dies.

Dacian at 7 weeks

Here is Turtle Boy at 7 weeks.

Elysian Organics Review

Elysian Organics Clove Soap

I got this soap in the mail today. i was soooooo excited to get it in. I was like a kid in a candy store. Clove organic vegan soap. My heart swooned at the idea. It came in a nice little box and was stuffed with nice organic material. And t...here it was. My treasure. The soap smelled divine! and I even got a little sample gift soap of warm vanilla (this btw smells great for a man). I was so anxious to shower today so I could test out my new treasure.