1.13.2011

a new bed and vinegar...

actually, just new bedding. when i graduated from high school, my dad gave me the option of a laptop or a queen mattress/frame. since i was living at home and we had a computer, i chose the bed! i used my graduation money to buy bedding from pottery barn. i loved it for many years. then something changed. all of a sudden i felt like i lived in a grandma's room. so after deciding what our new "style" was and picking out what we liked, we have the majority of it now after 2 christmases! we still need a couple standard shams and some kind of throw pillow...
these are our inspiration pictures...
http://cdn.decorpad.com/photos/2008/09/07/9c85e5699bca.jpg
http://s7d3.scene7.com/is/image/EthanAllenGlobal/linen_pleated?printRes=300&width=470&height=470
our room isn't very big and we have no furniture in there so i doubt it is ever finished in this house, but that's ok. i feel like every room in our house is "in progress". i just love how relaxing and soothing the white is. i've had my eye on the bedding at pottery barn for a couple of years so thanks to those who contributed...ha!

my newest OBSESSION is vinegar. i've seriously bought a huge jug of it each week. i use it instead of bleach now along with baking soda. i'm trying slowly to make green changes. i use the vinegar everywhere... tubs, sink, drains, floor, lunchbox, countertops, etc. i use it to disinfect the toys. i keep a spray bottle of it around. i tried it on my nasty stove top today and was amazed at its grease fighting abilities. lane hates the smell, but i've come to like it!

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/07/87/42/22/0007874222866_300X300.jpg
and speaking of cleaning. today i killed it. my house rarely gets cleaned good. when i clean, i like it to all be done the same day, but that's really hard with my handy helpers around. so today while canon was at school and ledger was taking a nap, i knocked it out in 2.5 hours. everything. it feels good. this scary picture below is what happens while i'm picking up. i find bobby pins everywhere and just start a collection on top of my head instead of walking to the bathroom each time. i never remember taking them out, but i guess i do and don't put them in the right spot.
hope everyones having a good day! aunt lala just got here for the night to play and chicken spaghettis in the oven. it's gonna be a good night!

5 comments:

aanna said...

Haha! I totally do that bobby pin thing, too, when I clean.

I've started using vinegar and baking soda, too. I really like not feeling like I'm giving myself cancer when I clean.

Josh and Maggie Seymour said...

Love the bed! Does the vinegar disinfect too? I may have to give it a try!

Lauren said...

Cute hair-do...I had fun tonight! Maybe it will become a Thursday tradition??

Caitlin said...

I do it too! There are bobby pins EVERYWHERE in my house, it seems!

Margo Jean Stewart said...

I am loving that iron bed with the white coverlet!