Moms Top 10

Monday, July 5, 2010

another sewing attempt

I decided to attempt another sewing adventure...cloth napkins. After fighting with my sewing maching for about an hour (I really should just take some lessons), I finally finished my first one! It's not the prettiest thing,'s a napkin. I figure something that is just gonna get smeared with bugars and peanut butter anyway, doesn't have to be pretty.

I sort of followed this tutorial. I just don't have the patience or desire to pre-wash and iron so, skipped that part. The main thing here is that they are usable, and best of all...they are reusable! Therefore, one more item I don't have to buy at the store...yay!

It saves me green and helps the earth stay why not?!

1 down...11 to go.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

make your own: olive oil spray

I don't know about you, but the least amount of things I have to buy at the grocery store, the better. One way I am doing this is by trying to make more of my own products. Even taking away just one thing from my list sure does help.

I decided to stop buying those olive oil spray cans for cooking and baking, so I invested in a reusable olive oil sprayer. I absolutely love it! I never have to buy another spray can again...and the price on those can add up, especially since I was buying the organic cans. I purchased mine at but later found them a few bucks cheaper at Bed Bath and Beyond (around $10).

Since I have regular olive oil on hand at all times, why not just use that to make my own spray? Plus it's "green" and will definitely reduce the amount of garbage you produce. It really is a win-win situation.

Such a small thing makes me smile:)

go green, save money, be healthy