I’m not feeling particularly festive today, but I just realized that I wore a bright red top today not even thinking about it being a good v-day color (though, in my book, every day should be a red-worthy day). Also wearing my “Journey” necklace (yay!)
Though I am sometimes loathe to admit it, I really love it when my house is clean. I don’t like saying that because there’s something sort of shallow and petty about that (why? I don’t know). Anyways, the family has pitched in this morning to do some deep cleaning jobs that have gone unattended for far too long, which makes me feel very good. Also, we ‘decluttered’ a large bag of kids’ clothes/shoes and goodies to a friend whose children will love them.
I just finished cleaning our stove and oven, using only baking soda paste. I love that it’s far simpler to use than the toxic chemicals I used to use on my oven–the ones that would make us all choke and wheeze, and my eyes would burn as I cleaned. Yuck!
One question for you all: we now use diluted vinegar for cleaning all of our surfaces, but because I don’t really care for the smell of vinegar, do you have any ideas on adding a bit of citrus or herbal scent to the cleaning solution? Would essential oils work or would they leave a residue? Should I just add a few lavender wands from my garden, or would they go all yuck in a spray bottle with vinegar-water?