Friday, July 29, 2011

Scented goodness

So, my family has the Sharkbaby in St. George for the weekend. I feel a little bit lost, but I'm coping ok. How? Let me show you!First I went to the liquor store for some vodka (no, I wasn't going to get wasted with the baby gone). Then I picked up some home fragrance oils, and some spray bottles. What for? Glad you asked:

Homemade Febreze (Green-style)

I ended up with three different scents: vanilla-lime blossom, satsuma clementine orange, and aloe-fresh linen. They are delicious smelling!

So, if you want to make some for yourself, here is the how-to:

1/2 cup vodka or rubbing alcohol (vodka doesn't smell as strong as the rubbing alcohol, but the rubbing alcohol smell fades pretty quickly after spraying it on)
1 cup of water
30-40 drops of scented oils, depending on how strong you want the fragrance to be (I used 32)

That's it. Super-easy, won't harm the environment, and if you buy a big enough bottle of vodka you can make your own for years. Enjoy!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

6 months have come and gone, and life just gets sweeter!

My dearest Bubbaloo,
As I write this, I'm feeling a little emotional. You are currently on vacation with Nana and Pops, and I'm sitting at home feeling a little lost. I never realized until I sent you just how much my world has come to actually be you.
This month has been a fun-filled one for us. We went on your first hike, and you LOVED it! You were so happy to just watch everything going on around you. You were so amazed by plants, birds, Ruby-dog, and other hikers. You pretty much just hung out (literally, you were in the pack on my chest) and took in the sights.
You've decided that you would rather be sitting up than in any other position. If you can't watch what's going on around you, you are not a happy camper. If I sit you up, you'll stay that way for huge lengths of time. You're still a hoover when it comes to your cereal. You love eating big person food and I can tell it makes you feel like a big boy.
You love Sesame Street, Handy Manny, and The Wiggles. You also love it when Mommy sings to you. If you get fussy in the car I just turn off the radio and sing you songs from my Brighton Camp days. You still love to go for walks, but only if you can see exactly what's going on.
Well, my little man, keep up the good growing work. I love you more and more each day, and look forward to every new adventure we get to have together.
I love you so much!



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