Well, like it or not, this lil’ pandemic we’ve gotten ourselves into seems to be sticking around a bit longer than we all thought it would. I’m sure you’re as ready to say goodbye to COVID-19 as I am, but until then, we still need to be smart about how we conduct ourselves, right? Right!
So when Jeffrey from Eco Gloves contacted me and asked if he could send me some of their product, my first thought literally was, “Well, I could use them to pump gas with, at least!” and I agreed to check them out.
Now, come on, folks. We’ve all seen the people who wear their gloves to do everything with, and then touch their face with them. Let’s be clear: I DO happen to know how to use gloves PROPERLY. There. I just wanted to make sure everyone understood that. Let’s proceed.
When my Eco Gloves arrived, I was taken aback for a moment, simply because I couldn’t believe what a small package they came in. I thought I was getting a pack of 100…oh. Look. I DID get a pack of 100. What great a great space-saving product! An entire box of 100 could EASILY fit in my purse, or diaper bag, glove box or console! SO convenient!
Before I get too far into this post, here’s my disclaimer: I am NOT an expert on essential oils! There is SO much to learn about oils, and how to use them, and all the things you can create with them – it can be pretty overwhelming! But I have some great friends who have TONS of knowledge on the subject, and they’ve been super helpful in teaching me how to replace harmful toxins and chemicals with products featuring essential oils instead. I’m loving all this new knowledge these days…but there has been one thing that’s been a tad bit frustrating to me: where to PUT everything.
I mean, for example: I made a nice lavender body cream the other day, and it’s now being stored in a Tupperware container. I have nothing against Tupperware, but Tupperware is made for FOOD, not for cosmetics! It’s kinda clunky and hard to store with my other lotions and creams, ya know? (If you’d like the recipe for the lavender body cream I made, CLICK HERE)
So when Stacy from Got Oil Supplies contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing a review here on the blog of a few items, I was totally intrigued! Call me silly, but I didn’t even realize that there was a company out there who offered essential oil supplies and containers (face palm). (Hey, I told you I’m no expert!)
When my shipment arrived and I opened the box, I immediately went to my “happy place”. Bottles and tubs and jars galore! It was amazing!
You don’t have to be an eco-warrior when it comes to making a difference for the environment. While it may feel like big ideas are the way to go, it’s actually the small behavioural changes that add up over the long-run. This in order to make a concerted, consistent and collective effort to be more conscious about our planet.
Get with the program and harness the power of that all encompassing life force: the sun. Did you know that on average you can save up to $50 a month off your regular power bill just by installing solar panels? It’s easier than ever to switch over to solar power, with providers offering various plans and incentives to make this approach so much more accessible.
Well, life’s been feeling a bit SERIOUS lately – would you agree? I feel like, at least over here, we move from putting out one fire to another, and there’s not a whole lot of FUN these days! So…for no other reason that to have a little bit of FUN…how about a little label giveaway?!
When I get on a baking kick (which still DOES happen, believe it or not!) and I’ve baked too much for our family and I’m giving items away to friends and neighbors, I like to make things pretty! For instance, this pumpkin bread I shared on the blog previously:
If you’ve been around the blog at all, you’ve seen the action: you know we recently sold our home, bought another one, and moved. I have to say, I’m SO glad that’s over with!!! Soon you’ll start to see projects from the new house pop up here, but right now, I’m still touching on a few things related to the selling process!
If any of you has ever had your house on the market, you know one of the most stressful parts of the details is when you get a showing.
Now, you WANT the showings. You WANT the action! You want someone to walk through your house and look at it and comment on it and want others to see it. You want someone to LIKE your house – because you want someone to BUY it! But, when you’re in the middle of a busy day and you get a call from a realtor that says, “Can a buyer see the house in 30 minutes?” – WOAH. That is enough to throw you for a major loop!
If you’re a single person, or even a couple, this kind of thing can be worked out fairly easily. But, if you’re a couple with infant twins and a dog and a cat and childcare folks coming and going and home maintenance folks coming and going and cleaning folks coming and going (because you can no longer handle things on your own anymore), well. That kind of action complicates things quite a bit!
When our home was on the market and showing, the girls were 8 months old, I was working part-time, my hubby was working full-time, and we had childcare, home maintenance and cleaning folks all in and out all week long. So one never really knew what any given day might hold. I got everyone together and made sure we were all straight on “the showing plan”. Here’s what mine looked like: