Monday, September 9, 2013

Showoff - What I Did Today

Mondays are pretty much my only really "free" day. I try to make the most of them by doing as much as I can around the house, working on projects, and writing blog posts. 

Today I deep cleaned the kitchen - I did the stove top, oven, and floors using my homemade cleaners found here.

I made a new batch of deodorant, using my recipe specialized for my sensitive skin. 
I whipped up a quick wet bag using a 12 inch square scrap piece of PUL. I just made a hem along the top and added velcro. Then I sewed across the bottom and up one side with the piece right sides together (first pinning the handle facing inwards). Super easy and the perfect size for the bathroom "pee cloths" as The Mister calls my cloth toilet "paper" (aka family cloth).

I picked fabric for the patchwork fabric covered notebooks I'm going to make to "pretty up" my school supplies. The teal will be the main notebook area and the flowers and mushrooms will make a square patchwork stripe along the right side.

I worked on some coordinating 3 tier ruffle skirts for the girls. I didn't want them to be too matchy-matchy, so I decided to do the tiers in the opposite fabrics. If these fabrics look familiar, it's because they come from the same fat quarter pack as the fabric for my notebooks. I loved the set so much I bought 2!

I worked on my Life Binder, which I'll be telling you all about soon. I finally have all the printables and am excited to start using it (I'll be sharing links to those too!). It is different than the typical Family or Home Binder and I'm going to use it to keep track of menus, my cleaning schedule, to do lists, workout logs, blog planning, craft project progress, and pre-school lesson plans. I had thought about including a section for my homework, but decided to keep that in a separate planner, so I can take it to class with the rest of my school stuff.

I also cleaned up a couple of my Pinterest boards, started some crochet slippers, and worked on colors with Cadence. Now it's nearly time to start dinner. We're having lemon pepper tilapia, jasmine rice, and squash casserole. Yum!
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