Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Items

I've been making these little Towel Tags for my family for a while now, and finally decided to share them. With two adults showering every day and 3 little ones taking baths every night, we create a LOT of laundry. Even though we have lots of different colors of towels, it seems impossible for us to remember whose is whose.

These tags allow us to keep our towels separate and use them a couple of days in a row. We save ENERGY as in electricity AND as in MY energy doing so much laundry. We save water cutting down on all those loads. Plus we keep our germs to ourselves.
The tags are great now in all of this flu uproar, because we each have our own hand towels, and everyone knows exactly which one is theirs.

They aren't up on the website yet, but I'm working on that this weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

I sit here happily grateful for my lovely little family. How did I get so lucky? I think my feeling are best expressed by my son's Lego representation of our family. My mom should be very proud of her little hottie image and my husband is not quite as gangsta as the outfit implies, but does tend toward baseball caps on the weekends!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

MOLD On My Paintbrushes?!

I just pulled out my kids' paintbrushes that we haven't used in quite a while, only to discover the source of the SMELL that has been coming from my paint basket! Our paint brushes had MOLDED. Who knew that was possible? They are mostly painted wood handles with a couple of those disposable sponge "brushes" with wood handles. The sponge ones were definitely the worst. After using them, I wash them, let them dry and put them back in the plastic Ziploc bag, and back in their basket. Obviously, I wasn't letting them dry enough. The mold was a sort of coppery colored powder that looked like tiny cauliflowers bursting all over it. I didn't take any pictures because I just THREW them all away! Even the plastic handled paint brushes had the mold all over the bristles. Very gross. I've been looking all over the internet to see if this has happened to anyone else, and am not finding anything, but still: