Friday, May 15, 2009

just some of my new favorite things

This beautiful (picture doesn't do it justice) begonia from my dear daughter Leslie and her family for Mother's Day! Colton picked it out. He thought I would like it, does he know me or what???? I love it, Colton!!
Oh Baby Baby!! I have been on a search for months now for the perfect napkin rings to go with my new white ironstone.......that's right you all didn't know about my new white ironstone did ya?......anyway I found these cuties where else but ebay. Get this........$0.50 for all 6 of them! Yes that's fifty cents for all of them.........OMG HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!!!! They still had the tags on them but no price. I am sure they were more than the $0.08 that I paid for them! I just need 6 more!

Wel Deb at homespunliving had a new rosemary that she picked up for $2 at her grocery store and I just knew that I had to have one. I have been looking and looking and there it was yesterday at the produce stand where I got the Tenderette beans and new red bliss potatoes which by the way are the YUMMIEST EVER!!!!! It was $2.99. That's not bad for around here!!
The cleaner isn't just for too is part of this post. You see I am not a good housekeeper.....understatement.....and I have a ton of allergies to lots of cleaners and detergents and other crazy things so I have been on a cleaner free kick for several years now......hence the dirty house!!! LOL!! No really I have been using my homemade cleaners, white vinegar, homemade laundry detergent and such for a long time and I am very very happy with them. I love the low cost, low odor and low stress of these products.
I am totally unsure how the Scrubbing Bubbles made it's way into my house but OMG THAT IS GOOD STUFF!!!! I can use it sparingly and I have no problem with allergies. My favorite thing that I use it for is around the toilets and shower next to the floor where all the grimmie yuckies are that usually involves dh's toothbrush to scrub it clean....hahaha.... jus kiddin' bought his toothbrush. The scrubbing action of those tiny little bubbles is great and all I have to do is wipe it clean with a damp cloth. I may not be as green as I thought I was because this is a keeper around here.
I will never give up my homemade washing detergent. I love it and LOVE making it. It smells up the whole house with that Ivory Soap smell and the house smells clean whether it is or not. I better get back to my CLEANING now. I just had to take a break and share these new faves with you. Maybe I am a very uninteresting person and need a life if all I have to blog about is Scrubbing Bubbles!!!! That's OK I love my life! I may have a very interesting birthday present/trip to be blogging about soon. All the details aren't worked out yet but if this works out it is surely going to be great!!!!


RiverBend Farm said...

What a deal you got on the napking rings..they are very pretty. And I love angel wing begonia's and yours is a beautiful color.

Leslie said...

Haha! I think your old cleaning lady brought left the scrubbing bubbles. I really like it too, good stuff!

Farm Chick Paula said...

I'm glad you can use scrubbing bubbles- it's a very good cleaner!
Love the begonia- the colors are so pretty!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Rebecca~ ~ ~Don't know how I found you but I'm glad to visit and meet you. I love your glider you did a great job.
About all the work to do and not knowing where to start. . .I really have to use lists. Write it down make a huge list because the crossing off of a job is just such a great feeling.
Stop by for a visit soon
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you for visiting my blog. love your red piece. Oh my you have your work cut out for you turning eggs! Cant wait to see them hatch!