Friday, January 27, 2012

Well, the soap nuts turned out to be pretty damn swell. The clothes came out nice and soft and just clean smelling. I shall be placing a larger order soon!

On a side note...classes started up again this I'll attempt to maintain regular posts..but it'll depend on how bogged down I get in the next few weeks. I'm taking one more class that last semester..a normal 15 credit load..but I get easily overwhelmed and anxiety ridden. So for me it's ludicrous.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Talk Dirty to Me

*image courtesy of  Green Manolo

I happened to come across a little blurb today on soap nuts in a magazine. As I've said before, I'm a little slow on the uptake. For those of you who are still in the dark as I was, soap nuts are dried berries from several trees and shrubs in the genus Sapindus. The berries contain saponins which act as a natural detergent. I'm always looking for greener alternatives to chemically laden products. I've ordered a sample pack here. Once I try them I'll let you all know what I think.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

SO...I recently discovered fabric sheets for my inkjet printer. I'm sure they've been around for eons but I'm a little slow on the uptake. I bought a pack of 100% silk habotai sheets to try them out and I'm beyond happy with the results!! So happy I made a couple of pillows for my boring couch.

The imagery is nothing new. I've seen several projects on Etsy depicting them, but I just love them so much I don't care. 

*on a side note..I may actually get to derby practice today...holy sweet bejeezus!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bundle of Joy

I've been meaning to post about the newest edition to our little family. Meet...


He's the cutest, grumpiest little guy on the planet!!! A christmas present from Pat. The BEST one so far!


     I was recently pondering disassembling this sadly neglected blog and starting anew. I seem to have lost focus in my direction as to where I wanted this thing to go. I'm not sure I ever even knew to begin with. I discovered I was writing and posting what I thought people would want to read, rather than what I truly felt like writing in the first place. Thus, I quickly lost interest and each post became a chore. 

     I've decided to keep this blog, but truly make it my own. I don't think there will be a said direction. It'll be helter skelter just as I am. I'm going to write what I wish and if some follow my ramblings at least I'll know they're reading what's true to me. Not some farce I've whipped up to please the crowd. If no one reads this..well..that's okay too.