It’s a Small World Sale at One Kings Lane
Lille Huset creates elaborate (and easy-to-assemble) cardboard dollhouses. Goose Grease makes fair-trade, hand-chiseled wooden dolls. Together, their products add up to a world of wonder for your little ones to explore.
Dazzle Her Sale at One Kings Lane
Good things come in small packages, as this collection of sparkling jewels—from chandelier necklaces to drop earrings, carved bracelets to glittering brooches—attests. These are gifts she’ll never forget.
Play with Pattern Sale at One Kings Lane
While your bedroom should certainly be a restful retreat, its style shouldn’t put you to sleep. Be playful and mix it up with this versatile selection of vibrantly patterned furnishings, colorful accents, and more.
Unless you are on vacation or on the other side of the world, you are more than likely not using a pool noodle right now. Here are three different uses for those pool noodles lying around your backyard or garage.
Wreath Base – Form a circle with the pool noodle and attach the ends together with masking tape. Affix silk greens, pine cones, whatever you’d like and voila – a handmade wreath just in time for the holidays!
Safety Guard – If you have saws in your garage with little kids running around, you need to be super careful that they are stored properly. Cut a pool noodle to the length of the saw’s blade, slice a slit halfway into the noodle, and then place the saw into the slit. (Then put that saw far out of kids’ reach!)
Boot Shaper – Even though I live in a warm climate, I love boots (and sweaters, and jackets, and scarves). A great way to keep your boots’ shape is to cut a pool noodle to the height of the boot, and stick it in the boot.
Can you think of any other alternative uses for a pool noodle? I’d love to hear about them!
The last thing I want to do on a sunny weekend day is clean bathrooms (that and do laundry) but both are inevitable…they have to be done! Here are some handy cleaning and disinfecting tips I have learned along the way – shortcuts and long cuts and everything in between.
I’ll start with the grossest part – the toilet. I live with two boys and a husband. I wonder if they turn the light on and look at what they are doing, when they are in the bathroom. So annoying. Either way, the toilet has to be cleaned and disinfected. An easy and inexpensive way to clean the toilet would be to dump a cup of baking soda into the toilet, let it sit for a few minutes, then brush it and flush it. You also have to remember to clean the brush…let the bristle portion hang over the toilet and pour bleach over it. If you have a brush canister, pour some warm water and soap into it and let it sit for a bit, then dump out the dirty water. Also – you should really make sure to close the toilet lid when you flush. You don’t want to know what can float in the air when you press down on the flusher. Ew.
My shower head has a tendency of getting clogged and a reddish ring sometimes forms (from the fabulous hard water we have here). To clean the shower head, all you have to do is take a grocery bag (without holes, I say this from experience) and fill it with white vinegar – enough to submerge the nozzle. Tie it in place overnight. Next day, remove the bag and run water to rinse it clean.
See, I thought the toilet would rank as the most germ-infested area of the bathroom but believe it or not – it’s the sink! Best bet is to have those Clorox disinfecting wipes handy. I keep one canister under the sink in each bathroom. It makes it super easy and convenient to wipe down the sink and faucet after you’re done in the morning. I have yet to teach the boys how to do this. One day…
Shower and tile bathtub walls are pretty easy to clean. Using a mixture of white vinegar and water, spray the tile and then let sit for a while. Wipe down afterwards with a clean cloth.
Like with the disposable disinfecting wipes, I also keep a glass cleaner, roll of paper towels, toilet brush and any other cleaning solvent I need under the sink in EACH bathroom. That way I don’t have to lug around a bucket filled with these items…and it gives me one less excuse to not clean the bathrooms – everything to do the job is already there!
Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to cleaning your bathroom? I’d love to know!!
While passing by the mall and the many big box retailers this past Friday, I kept thinking, “…and they say we are in a recession.” You know those parking spots that are way, way far away that you usually drive past on the way to the closer spots? Those were taken. Valet – forget about it! We didn’t even attempt to shop on that sacred day of retail deals.
Me – I prefer online shopping to fighting the crowds, getting my toes stepped on (a lot), cranky kids in tow. I am loving Amazon…loving my Prime membership…loving the great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that were ONLINE!!! There are even sales STILL going on online and in stores.
Are you done with your holiday shopping? I am almost done…check out the infographic below and see how we are helping the economy this holiday season.