A few months ago, I found out about this great search engine called Swag Bucks . It’s pretty cool. You literally get “paid” in rewards to use this website instead of using Google. Basically, you use it just like you’d use Google and you will randomly be awarded “Swag Bucks”. Sometimes you will get one, sometimes you will get five. You can then redeem your swag bucks for a ton of different prizes. I just got a $25 giftcard to restaurants.com. Totally free! Just for searching for stuff that I would normally do anyway!! The other cool thing is, if you refer people, you will earn their swag bucks in addition to yours!! So, if you want to get started, click on the link above. (I’m not gonna lie, it will help me earn more swag bucks if you do it.)
I have recently discovered Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap and it’s endless uses! I love that it is all natural, so it’s completely safe to use for many different purposes. I have been using it in some various homemade cleaners around the house. You can check out my all purpose cleaner here. I have also mixed it with baking soda to make a natural abrasive cleaner-it worked great on my stainless steel sink! The other fabulous thing about Dr. Bronner’s, is that it’s safe enough to use not only for household cleaners, but for personal hygeine items as well! I use it my cloth wipe solution for Lula. I am sure I will be sharing tha recipe later. I know it can also be used as a mild facial wash. Some peopl even brush their teeth with it! I don’t love it THAT much…I think I will just stick to my Crest toothpaste for now.
Now, now on where to buy this product: It is sold at Whole foods and some other chain grocery stores, I know my local Hy-Vee has it there. However, I have found it to be MUCH cheaper to buy it online. In fact, I saw a 16 oz bottle at Hy-Vee for about $8, but I found a 32 oz bottle for sale on Amazon for the nearly same price! So, you can potentially pay 1/2 the price if you do a little online research, which makes it very affordable!
I will also point out that Dr. Bronner’s comes in a bar form as well. I use that for my powdered laundry detergent. However, since I have just bought a huge bottle of liquid at a cheap price, I’m currently looking into a liquid laundry detergent recipe and will share that once it is perfected.
Lula is getting a new baby doll for Christmas along with my old doll cradle that my dad made which I will be re-painting. Every baby doll needs her own quilt, so I decided to make some with some scraps! I found this great little quilt tutorial on sew mama sew. I haven’t made a quilt in a very long time, and this was so easy, anyone could do it!! My mom was nice enough to let me use some of her fun scraps since I don’t have a lot. I think it turned out super cute!
Then, I just pinned them on top of the layers of the quilt. (See the sew mama sew link for a better tutorial!)