Friday, June 22, 2012

It's a Pinterest kind a Summer!!

I saw this post on Pinterest and like everyone else, I thought-Looks great, but bet it doesn't work. It's basically an easy way to clean your tub without all the hard work. To do thorough research, I decided to divulge a little more time in Pinterest (it's a tough job, but...) I ended up finding several several different posts, which although all the pics were different, they all said the same thing and ended up with the same results.

After serious contemplation, OK, so maybe it was 30 give or take seconds, I decided why not try it??!?!? The post I saw was here.  I went to the store, bought my $1.77 Blue colored Dawn dish-washing liquid, my $1.27 large spray bottle, and I already had vinegar at the house. You just mix equal parts of each item in the spray bottle. The lady in the post made it using 1 cup of each and talked about how much she had left over and that it wasn't necessary to use that much.  I thought...lady, you haven't seen my tub. So, I used the 1 cup mixture and planned it would have to be more-the lady knew what she was talking about. I have WAY more left over. I think you could use this with 1/2 cup each and still have plenty left over.

So, here's what I did.  I mixed the parts together and went and sprayed my tub down-I only put it in one spot of my tub just to be sure it wouldn't harm it.  I told my husband not to take a shower until I gave him the OK. He thought I was weird-he is developing an eye roll look that is going to become known as his " wife is talking about Pinterest again" look. The lady mentioned waiting overnight, but that she was too impatient and came back in a couple of hours.  I literally forgot about it til I walked by a couple hours later and thought "Ew-why does the bathroom smell like vinegar?? Oh! Pinterest!  Where's a washcloth??" :) You can just read my EXCITEMENT, can't you?!?!

Took a rag to it and it REALLY DID come just straight off!!  I quickly took pics cause NOBODY was going to believe this!  I sprayed down the rest of the tub and then thought-"Dang! I have to wait like 2 hours to clean my tub" :( - You never thought you'd hear that from me, right??

Got ready to wipe it down the last time and had my husband come in there so I could show him how easy it was-it took a total of 5 minutes-he said WoW!! Let me try for thought...Pinterest makes my husband WANT to do housework, too??? I think further Pinterest research is a must :) He went to town on it and said, I don't think its been that clean in over a year...sad thing is...he's probably right! We clean what I think is pretty regularly for 2 working parents with 2 busy schedules and 2 busy boys, but it doesn't get that clean-probably cause I lack the muscles for some good "elbow grease". So...point is...I am yet ANOTHER person who loudly claims that this Pinterest post truly works!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DIY Foaming Handwashing Soap

So after my trip to Walmart, I realized that I remembered the body wash, but forgot the hand soap.Grrr...seeing as how a trip to the store is a 20+ min drive, I was not thrilled. Not to mention that it is getting a little old using Scooby Doo soap (crazy to want adult soap over Scooby Doo, I know!) I couldn't help wondering how to remedy the situation-um...heller????? Pinterest???!!!

After just a few minutes research, I realized that most of the posts were almost exactly alike.  It is super difficult to do, so be prepared for a time consuming project (dripping with sarcasm).  You need 3 ingredients-gasp! Did she just say 3????? Wow-what ease :)

1) Soap of your choice-liquid soap, handwash, body wash, shampoo, etc.
2) water (hmmm...that'll be a toughie to find)
3) An empty foaming soap dispenser (No point in making this if it is full, am I right?) I used mine that I previously "crafty-fied" here.

I made mine with my precious remembered body wash-Softsoap Coconut Body Scrub. I did see where it said that soaps with the gel/crystal beads could clog up your pump, so that might not be a route you want to take.

Add anywhere from 1/2 inch to 1 inch of soap to the bottom of your dispenser.  Slowly fill the dispenser up with lukewarm water.  Attach lid-Viola! I told you that was hard-whew! May want to print those instructions out :) If you pour the water in too quickly, it will foam up and make putting the lid on difficult without pouring some out-don't want to waste any!

Mine worked wonderfully-I was super proud and super excited that my remembered body wash helped me make a free batch of my forgotten hand soap-can I get a 'Whoop!Whoop!'  I did notice that after it set up for a couple of days, it would take a couple of pumps before I got the handful of foam that I like-easy fix-I just swirl it before I pump. Two swirls and it pumps my handful-I will gladly use the extra effort to swirl in exchange for free soap :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Beach Wedding Shower

One of my sweetest and most generous friends is getting married this weekend-you know what that means-Wedding Shower Time! And of course, we all turn to Pinterest for ideas :)  I work with the most amazing people and we couldn't have pulled it off without each other. It turned out to be an EXCELLENT shower!!  Here are some pics-all the recipes came from Pinterest and most of the decorations came from Dollar Tree (my GoTo shopping place :)  It was just a laid back shower with a bunch of fun loving ladies...of course, the school year was almost out when we had it, so we were even more fun loving than normal LOL 

Congrats to Tish and Carlos!!