Little Bits: So Fresh And So Clean Clean

10:15 AM

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What started as just fiddling around with the background on this here blog yesterday, developed into a spring-cleaning of sorts. I made some new buttons, and simplified things overall, as well as tweaking a few things here and there, things that are probably noticeable to only myself, but still. I feel much better. I also cleaned our bathroom yesterday, and was noticing how gross the walls have gotten. I think once Kyle is finished with this semester, we need to do a deep cleaning on the house. It would also be nice to prepare a meal without having some sort of pet hair added to it. Flavorful as it may be. 

What else have I been up to? Well! Now that you've asked! 

Simplifying- It started with the blog layout, and now I think my closet is next on the list. I am pretty sure that I go through a purge annually anyway, but getting rid of clothes that I don't wear is fun because part of the process is figuring out what to do with them. Ex: craft with them, sell them, or give them away. 


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Eating- Because food is amazing! I have returned to my farmers market addiction, and it is beautiful. I am trying to make more meals at home, and limit our meals out. I have also been making giant batches of soup on the weekends for lunch meals during the week, and freezing the leftovers. It is working out pretty well, but now I am in the market for a small deep-freezer.

IIIIII Workout!- The guys and I have started a new health challenge! We are in a weight loss competition (by percentage), as well as a daily steps competiton. Whatever motivates my ass, as well as gets Louie out-and-about is good.

Making- My own pretty much everything. It started with soups, and it has evolved into cleaners, as well as beauty supplies. I have been experimenting with coffee ground face scrubs as of late, Kyle is a great guinea pig.

Coconut oil-I have jumped on the bandwagon, and I don't care, I don't care! I LOVE this stuff! It is great for cooking, it can be used as a 1:1 ratio for butter for baking, and it is great for the digestive system. I have been putting a little bit of it in my coffee in the morning, it takes some getting used to, but it is great. Other uses: Great makeup remover, face/body moisturizer, hair treatment, lip balm, lubricant, and you can even add some to your pet's water dish to help freshen their breath. I have also started using it for oil-pulling, and so far it has been working out okay. Every time I talk to someone who has been using it, they give me even more ideas. The possibilities are endless, endless I tell you! Okay, I'm done now.

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Anyway, I can safely say that life has been pretty busy, but okay for the most part. I despise the heat, but I am ready for Spring. I want to work on my garden, clean the salt out of my car, and be able to take Louie out for a walk without falling on my ass from the ice. It's the little things in life. Happy Monday!

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  1. COCONUT OIL!!!!
    And GOD yes I'm ready for spring!

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  2. I really need to get on the coconut oil bandwagon!

    And I'm right there with you on simplifying! I like how your blog looks!

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  3. i tried oil pulling once and literally spit it out as soon as it hit my tongue...i have the worst gag reflex. other than that, i pretty much use coconut oil for everything!! welcome to the club!! =)

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  4. Coconut oil and purging! We are tr same person. I know we always say it. Baha. Girl, I've been trying super hard to get a package together to send you. Will be by next Tuesday for sho! :) glad to hers you're having some productive times at the house. Man, makes me really want my own place :p

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  5. sara, your blog layout changes look awesome! you always do a great job. i know how you feel. i started downgrading different things in my life about 4 years ago and haven't stopped. i'm in that mode again. i start with my closet this week. i think i've gotten rid of too much. lol it actually looks pretty empty. hahaha oh well, styles change. i'm going to do all the closets first and then give my home a good cleaning, and dusting. love what you're doing. youre such an inspiration. keep it up!
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  6. The new blog layout -- I love. I love simple, clean layouts. I'm working on purging too. Hair products & just other things that are just laying about. I'm glad that Oak Park has those Haul-your-junk-away days seasonally. It motivates me to clear out of the useless junk in my house.

    I've been been hearing about oil-pulling for weeks now & really need to get on it. I can finally go grocery shopping & pick up some more coconut oil. I've been without it for months.

    Also yay for new health challenge! I'm thinking about training for a 5k soon (lets hope I can stick to it).

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  7. love your blog layout!
    Good job on making your own meals at home that what I need to do more. Coconut oil is AMAZING!
    I'm ready for Spring.

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  8. Your blog looks great. Although I can't quite pinpoint why I would say it does have a clean look to it. I like coconut oil too, though I am not convinced on the oil pulling thing, I use it in cooking and baking as well as for lip balm and it makes a good eye makeup remover. Have you tried making a brown sugar and coconut oil facial scrub? It would be awfully tempting to eat it but it would make a good face scrub. Or a body scrub. Or snack.

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  9. So cool to know you are making your own cleaners. I've done that with clothes wash and even a sugar rub for my lips. I have a friend who uses coconut oil for everything!

    Love the Louie picture!

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  10. Oh so awesome..Great to hear you are in the spring mood! Wonderful Monday post!

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  11. Coffee ground face scrubs? That one sounds interesting. I love that you're doing so many DIY / homemade things!!

    xx

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