October 7, 2015

One of my favorite things about fall is gathering with friends and family around a cozy fire or a nice meal. It's the best time of the year!

I hope to gather with our loved ones a lot over the next year, so I designed a little reminder. :) 

Download the freebie here!

What are some of your favorite fall gatherings? I'd love to hear below in the comments!



October 6, 2015

Anyone else needing some motivation today?

Sometimes a little goes a long way. I have a to-do list at the full-time job so long it feels pretty impossible right now. It always gets done, but sometimes it's just a little stressful.

It gets tough finding time for the blog on evenings and weekends, and sometimes I just get burnt out, but something always keeps me truckin' on with it. And then it seems I get a nice comment from a reader, and the burn out starts to fade, and I'm back on track just like that. :)

Any other bloggers out there feel the same? What do you do to fight burnout?

I designed a couple freebies to help give a little positive push. Do they help you at all?


 Hope everyone has a wonderful day!


October 5, 2015

Do you use essential oils? I have a Young Living kit, and use quite a few from it in various ways, but never have I tried making my own house cleaning solutions form them.

I'm happy to have Edna Thomson back guest posting today, and she has some great ideas on some DIY natural home cleaners using essential oils.


Spending a fortune on expensive cleaning supplies is no longer necessary since there are all kinds of useful recipes, which can help you make your own natural disinfecting products. Your new supplies will be very effective and won't contain any dangerous chemicals. You will be able to disinfect the kitchen appliances and all other delicate places without worrying that you may endanger your health or the health of your family. 

The eco-friendly cleaning products will remove the pollution in all of its forms and will make every surface and object in your place perfectly clean. The natural cleaning sprays, for instance, are quite popular not only because they are easy to make, but also because they can disinfect promptly and very effectively. In this article we will give you a couple of useful recipes that will help you improve your eco-friendly cleaning kit or start one, in case you still don't have such thing in your home.

Making your own effective cleaning products is not as hard as you think. In fact, this way you will be able to save money and protect your home from the microbes at the same time. Most recipes require simple and inexpensive ingredients that you will be also able to find in every shop in your neighborhood. When it comes to natural spray cleaners, there are some things that you need to know. 

Here are some useful recipes that will turn the cleaning into the easiest thing in the world.

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Cleaning the kitchen is without a doubt one of the most dreadful tasks. You won't have to worry about it any more, however, because now you will have an effective homemade cleaning spray that will erase all grime in no time. In order to prepare it, you will need one clean spray bottle, several drops of apple cider vinegar, essential oil and water. You have to mix well all ingredients until you receive the final product. Feel free to use any essential oil you like. Most people prefer lemon or lavender, but you can experiment with others too.


The best thing about an all-purpose cleaner is that it can be used any time and for anything. This will save you a lot of trips to the shop and the best part of all is that all necessary ingredients for this special blend are cheap. Get another clean spray bottle and add the main ingredient, which is white vinegar, along with dish soap and warm water are saying from cleaners in Highbury. The ingredients have to mix well and your new natural all-purpose spray cleaner will be ready. If you want it to have a nice smell, you can add several drops of the essential oil you like.


Speaking of essential oils, they will make a nice addition to a special recipe for an eco dusting spray. It is best to use lemon this time because it will give a nice fresh smell to all your wood furniture and other surfaces. In addition to lemon essential oil you will also need a little dish soap and water again. You have to make sure that all ingredients mix well once again before you get to work. For the effective removing of dust, it is possible also to combine olive oil with lemon juice.

This is how you can prepare fast and easy different natural spray cleaners. As you can see, it is not hard at all and all necessary ingredients are not expensive. Once you give to those effective natural spray cleaners a try, you will never buy toxic cleaning supplies from the shop again for sure. So don't wait any more and start preparing the special blends as soon as possible.

The article is written by Edna Thomson. 
Edna is a co-founder of Tenancy Clean Chiswick, 
a cleaning company in London, UK.