I have good excuses for not posting here in a while. It’s summer, for one thing. We all get a little lazy in the summer, especially those of us whose jobs do actually stop. Where am I supposed to find time to do nifty things around my house? I am too busy lounging by the pool. My real actual excuse has to do with things like vacations and family time, and, oh yeah, I’m having a baby! In January. So there has been planning and curtain-sewing and things like that going on. I like to use the baby as an excuse for everything.
With a baby on the way, I have become more mindful of chemical cleaners, not just for the baby’s safety now, but also for the future. I never wrote up the cleaning with vinegar and baking soda task, in part because I was already a fairly regular user of vinegar and baking soda and that seemed like a kind of boring thing to say. But what Erin said in her book got me thinking about natural cleaners, and Michaela passed on this helpful (if slightly overwhelming) list of how to make your own cleaning supplies. So that’s something I have been experimenting with this summer. Read the rest of this entry »