Sat – Essential Spring Cleaning Event – Stinky Boys, Cleaning with Oils, Water Bead Diffuser


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Oh my; we’re really at the tail-end of The Essential Spring Cleaning Event now! Tomorrow is our last day. It hasn’t been easy getting a post out daily here, but I’ve managed, hoping it’s been a real help and inspiration for you all, in your upcoming spring cleaning plans and endeavors!

So here’s Friday’s hit list! Visit, comment if you’d like (us bloggers really appreciate that ;) ), and bookmark or Pin the ideas for your future references:

 
Fresh House With Stinky Boys
at The Mob Society

 MAMA IS SPRING CLEANING {WITH HER OILS}.
at Mama is Oiled

Water Bead Diffuser
at The Joyful Homestead

So here’s all week’s spring cleaning posts:

HERE is Monday’s Essential Spring Cleaning round up of posts links.
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Fri – Clean with Natural Products, Keep Bugs Out, Chemical-Free Kitchen, and Favorite Ways to Use Essential Oils to Spring Clean


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Oh my; we’re really at the tail-end of The Essential Spring Cleaning Event now! Tomorrow is our last day. It hasn’t been easy getting a post out daily here, but I’ve managed, hoping it’s been a real help and inspiration for you all, in your upcoming spring cleaning plans and endeavors!

So here’s Friday’s hit list!  Visit, comment if you’d like (us bloggers really appreciate that ;) ), and bookmark or Pin the ideas for your future references:

 

The Bucket List” – How To clean with natural products
at A Nourished Home

Keeping The Bugs Out
at Jana’s Apothecary

Chemical Free Kitchen Cleaners
at Something For Everyone to Enjoy

Favorite ways to use Essential Oils to Springclean
at Life on the Urban Farm

 

So here’s the growing rundown so far:

HERE is Monday’s Essential Spring Cleaning round up of posts links.
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Thur – Essential Spring Cleaning Event – Home Odors, Musty Rooms, Cleaning with On Guard, Boys Stinky Room Sprays



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It’s Thursday, so we’re in the homestretch now, with our Essential Spring Cleaning Event!  Anyone itching to put all of their new cleaning tricks to work? We’ve done some things, but like my friend said, I too will be more motivated to really get cleaning, with the warm spring weather is here. When we can open the windows!  Hopefully we’re in the homestretch for some spring-like weather as well.

Anyway, let’s at least just keep gathering our grand cleaning plans, shall we?

Keeping the Home in Homestead: So it doesn’t smell like the barn
at Mama Kautz

Making Musty Rooms Smell Like Spring
at Whole Lotta Somethin’

Deep Cleaning with On Guard
at Independence Farms

Room Sprays for Stinky Boys!

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Wed – Essential Spring Cleaning Event – Shower Cleaner, Aroma Therapy, Laundry Soap, Spiders and Pests Away



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It’s the peak of the week! Here’s Wednesday’s Spring Cleaning Event roundup!  Looks like some great stuff today!  Hope you’ve been checking out what these blogger’s have to share with us about living a healthier, less toxic-lifestyle, and how we can clean our homes with the same goals in mind! Bookmark or Pin these ideas, so you’ll have them when you are ready to tackle the dirt, grime and odor lurking in your home!

 DIY Daily Shower Cleaner
at The Prairie Homestead

 Aroma Therapy
at L A Ramsey

Homemade Laundry Soap
Scentsable Home

Spiders and Pests Away
at Naptime Warrior

Keeping you all caught up here:

HERE is Monday’s Essential Spring Cleaning round up of posts links.
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An All Natural, All Purpose Spray Cleaner Recipe and Washing Curtains -GIVEAWAY!

As many of you are probably aware, we have been participating in a wonderful Essential Spring Cleaning Event, all this week!
Not only are we hooking you up with a handful of safe, non-toxic spring cleaning posts every day this week, from 22 other bloggers, but today we are contributing to this fantastic event with our own post as well. 
And we have a Giveaway for you at the end of this post, so do-not-miss-out on that!

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I have two things I am sharing with you today:

1. My all-natural-all-purpose spray cleaner recipe 


2. a curtains washing tip

To start, let me tell you about my all-purpose, all-natural, spray cleaner solution. 
By the italicized, I mean that it is safe, non-toxic; with no harmful chemicals.… Read More

Tues – Natural Spring Cleaning – Floors, Reed Diffusers, All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe and Washing Curtains Tip

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Here we are on Tuesday, day 2 of our spring cleaning event, running March 17-23.
I am updating links as they become available.

 Spring Cleaning Your Floors with Essential Oils
at The Paleo Mama

 How To Make Reed Diffusers With Essential Oils
from Living Traditionally

OURS! – All Purpose Cleaner & Washing Curtains
here at House of Joyful Noise

Did you catch Monday’s list? You can see that HERE.

By the way . . . . . .
You may have heard how essential oils are a far more natural and definitely safer way to help with any health concern, illness or disease under the sun, too.… Read More

Mon – Essential Spring Cleaning Event – Bathrooms, Carpets, Refrigerators and Fun!

When you think of SPRING CLEANING, do you get excited?  Or do you think, “UGH!”?
Well no matter how you really feel about it, there is one thing most of us can agree on . . . .

It has to be done, anyway!

So I am excited to tell you that all of this this week, from March 17 – 22, 2014, we are bringing you the kind of deep spring cleaning tips, recipes, ideas, and hopefully inspirations, to make your spring cleaning the most enjoyable ever!  Yes, I said enjoyable.  As it can be, anyway.

 

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And the best part?  Instead of being left with headaches, feeling nauseous or dizzy, and harming you and your family’s health from all of those toxic chemicals you are usually spraying into the air and scrubbing with, you will learn how to make simple and safe, all natural cleaners, that smell a-maze-ing!Read More

A Christmas Cards Display Idea


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 When the Christmas season arrives every year, and the cards start coming in the mail, what do you do with them?  Do you just put them in a pile and let them stack up? Or do you like to display them somehow, for all to see?  If you display them, how do you manage that? I bet you all have had some pretty creative ideas yourselves.

We’ve had a few solution ideas of our own over the years, for the Christmas cards we gratefully get in the mail. Way back, we just put them in a beautiful Christmas basket. That was kind of sad though, as we know many are really excited about their cards every year, and we’d hate for them to be hidden.… Read More

Reversible Fall toThanksgiving Home Decor Blocks Craft Tutorial

 I’ve got one last Fall-themed project to share with you this season, before I move on.
You may remember I shared these happy Fall blocks in this post, in which I was giving you a little close-up tour of my Fall mantels. I mentioned that I had made these blocks, that they were more versatile than they appeared, and that I would share why when I got to that project post.

Well this is that post!


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Here are the blocks already shown to you.   They were created to look well worn, long loved, and a bit old.
Just how I like everything.  :)

And shown here, are the blocks backsides .… Read More

Our Fall Mantels 2013 – Home Decor Ideas



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Today, I wanted to share with you our mantels, decorated for Fall!  Alright, so I realize Fall is a month in here, and many are maybe so over it. But you know….there is two months more of the Fall season to go, you know! (Can you even believe it is the Fall season until December 20th?)   Yes, in the bloggers’/crafters’ world, I could be a little late with this. But that’s OK! I figure, you can pin it for some ideas on Pinterest for next year!  Or find a little inspiration in it for your Thanksgiving mantels.  Regardless, I am really enjoying the mantels I put together for our home decor and for my family, and I hope you enjoy seeing them as well.… Read More

Fall Themed Candles Embedding Real Leaves



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Today, I’m going to show you one way to preserve those beautiful Fall leaves you found, and make something beautiful to add to your warm Autumn home decor. Candles! 



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We’re simply taking store-bought medium-pillar candles, and embedding the real leaves as a beautiful decorative element.
To do this, I’ll be using a separate wax medium.  The reason I am choosing to not just glue the leaves on, or seal them in with Modge Podge or something, is because those mediums are flammable.  I likely will be burning these candles. While I won’t burn them very low, I didn’t want to take the chance of having anything chemically-flammable as part of the candle, when it is easy enough to avoid that.
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Home Improvement; Dream Craft Art Studio: Reveal – Move In Ready! – Part 3


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Good gosh!  Is it me, or has this been a long. time. coming?
I am THRILLED to say, the art studio is DONE!! Construction and carpentry-wise, anyway.  I’m sure we’ll have a few more organization units to install, but I’ll figure out just what I need  in the process of moving in with all of my stuff!

Before you scroll down and see, you may want to see the previous states of progress, to really appreciate all it is now.  It’s still just a little bit hard to show you because….I’m afraid you all just might be bored by it!  It’s the reason I haven’t shared more of the progress along the way.  I’m the type who has the whole finished version in my head along the way, and so knowing where it’s going….anything prior to that is somehow……less than.  But, I did give you a few couple of progress updates as you know!… Read More