13 March 2013

A Very Pinterest-ing Day

Yesterday I had a rare afternoon all to myself.  The kiddos went over to my parents' house right after lunch and I hardly knew what to do!

I thought about going shopping, but that wasn't really what I needed to do.  So I thought why not re-visit some of my Pinterest boards and see what I can find to do!  So I did just that.

One of the things I really wanted to do this week was give my kitchen floor a good cleaning (I know, I'm weird ...but it's really been bugging me).  So I found a homemade floor cleaner that I had pinned, you know, ages ago and decided to give it a shot.  I must admit I've never gotten down on my hands and knees to scrub my floors, just used mops and wet Swiffers.  I hope you don't think less of me.  If you do, think that no more!  Because I crawled all over my kitchen and pantry floor scrubbing away with my homemade cleaner.  My shoulders and forearms are sore to prove it!  And while my floor doesn't exactly look like new, it looks sooo much better than it did.  We have an old linoleum that always looks sort of dirty no matter how hard  you scrub and it really drives me nuts, but today it's driving me a little less nuts:)  So, yea!!

Next, I tried a homemade drain cleaner.  Our tub is draining way too slowly and I keep forgetting to pick up some Liquid Plumber at the store, so I thought "why not try this?".  Since I already had the ingredients and all.  The only problem I had with this was our tub drain stopper.  It's weird and I couldn't get the whole thing out in order to properly administer this solution, so I can't give a real opinion of how this truly works.  The concept seems pretty good though and it is all-natural products so I can't see that it could even remotely harm your drain.  I'll keep this in mind for the future (and not the tub drain).

After all of that cleaning, I thought I would relax with this homemade simmering scent.  I had to modify this a bit since I didn't have fresh lemons or fresh rosemary (so mine wasn't as pretty as the ones in the link photos).  I used lemon juice, dried rosemary, vanilla, and I threw in the orange peel from the "cutie" that I ate as a snack:)  I simmered this for the rest of the day (replacing the water as needed) and enjoyed it very much.  The kiddos even commented on it.

Lastly, I began to think of getting out my spring and Easter decor and decided to print off one of the pretty Easter subway art printables that I've been pinning.  I chose this one:

It turned out very pretty all framed!  I'll show you how I'm using it after I finish my spring decorating.  

So there you go~a little review of sorts on some of my Pinterest pins.  

Do you "Pinterest"?  Do you actually try the things you've pinned?  What are some of your favorite things you've tried?  Leave me a comment and feel free to link to your faves in your comment!

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