Semi- Crunchy or Frugal?

Is it possible to be semi-crunchy? I would think if it is then that is what I am. I recently with the help of Vanessa, we hung clothes line across my patio. It was quite an adventure trying to cut plastic covered clothesline with kitchen shears. Then trying to figure out how and where to place the clothes line where the patio was still somewhat usable. Once all was said and done and we were sweating like crazy(I forgot to mention this was at four in the afternoon) I have a functioning clothes line which I have used almost everyday since. Since someone so small dirties more clothes then whole sports teams wear.

Now back to the Semi-Crunchy idea, I am switching to cloth diapers (whole post within itself) this week not only because they are better for the environment, they are better for Ian’s skin too (less chemicals), they will save us money in the long run (yay, for saving money), and I won’t have to run to the store for diapers. With starting cloth diapers I am going to start making my own baby wipes with baby wash clothes and a little bit of Burt’s Bees Head to toe wash and water (this is mainly to save money). I am also trying to switch to less chemical filled products for cleaning and other such purposes. Which I have found vinegar, baking soda, and other such things our grandmothers use work best and are normally the cheapest. I am currently reading a book called Good House Magicwhich is all about doing things cheaper and easier. Not only am I trying to find less chemical filled cleaning product but baby care products also. I am a huge fan of the Burt’s Bees line of baby care products called Baby Bee. Their diaper rash cream is amazing and to top it off smells good too. I know that the Burt’s products are a little more money but they smell great and have less chemicals. We also made homemade pizza tonight that cost less then $5 for the both of us to eat with enough ingredients left over for me to make my self pizza for lunch in the next week. Also we are trying to incorporate one meatless meal into the rotation every week. We have cranked the thermostat up to above 75 degrees, this by far has been the toughest for me. So does anybody else have any good tips on how to save money?

Quiz

1. What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now?
Dial cranberry body wash (smells heavenly)
2. Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator?
No
3. Is there anything moldy in your refrigerator?
No we cleaned it out today

4. Are there any dirty dishes in your sink?
Yes baby bottles, and whatever is in there form dinner I still need to load the dishwasher

5. What would you change about your living room?
More storage, larger, and a coffee table

6. Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty?
dirty

7. Do you have a can of mushrooms in your pantry?
yes
8. White or wheat bread?
both

9. What is on top of your refrigerator?
chips, ice cube trays, jar of powder drink mixes

10. What color is your sofa?
Carmel

11. What color or design is on your shower curtain?
blue, tan, and cream

12. How many plants are in your home?
0
13. How many candles are in your home?
like 2

14. Is your bed made right now?
No
15. If you have a coffee pot, what color is it?
stainless steel

16. Electric or standard can opener?
we have both

17. Theme in your living room?
organized chaos and comfort

18. Colors in the bedroom?
um. lots of brown…and some blue.
19. Comet or Soft Scrub?
soft scrub
20. Is your closet organized?
no

21. What color is the flashlight that you use the most?
blue
22. What kinds of things are in your junk drawer?
assorted things
23. Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?
plastic or glass whatever i grab out of the cabinet
24. Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now?
no

25. If you have a garage, is it cluttered?
n/a
26. Curtains or blinds?
Blinds and curtains

27. How many pillows do you sleep with?
one
28. Do you sleep with any lights on at night?
i go to sleep with the tv on then my husband comes in and turns it off
29. How many ceiling fans are in your home?
4
30. How often do you vacuum?
2 a week

31. Standard toothbrush or electric?
Standard
32. What color is your toothbrush
pink and blue

33. Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch?
no
34. What is in your oven right now?
nothing
35. Is your microwave clean or dirty?
Cleanish
36. Is there anything under your bed?
shoes
37. Chore you hate doing the most?
dishes
38. What retro items are in your home?
i have no idea

39. Do you have a separate room that you use as an office?
yes
40. If you have a yard, who mows it?
the maintenance crew

41. Is there anything on your kitchen floor right now?
dirt and stuff
42. How many mirrors are in your home?
3
43. Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home?
not hidden but yes

44. What color are your walls?
white.
46. Do you have a peephole in your front door?
Yup
47. Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home?
does foot foot count.
48. What does your home smell like right now?
lime
49. Fave candle scent?
Macintosh apples.
50. What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now?
Dill

51. Who are in the pictures you displayed?
too many to name
52. What color is your favorite bible?
off white
53. Do you have plenty of cabinet space in your kitchen?
no
54. Do you own a stereo?
yes.
55. How many tvs do you have?
3

56. How many house phones?
2
57. Do you have a housekeeper?
no.
58. What style do you decorate in?
whatever works best.
59. Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints?
Depends.
60. Is there a smoke detector in your home?
yes
61. In case of fire, what are the items you would grab if you only could make one quick trip?
Ian and foot foot
62. Do you know how to work your electrical box?
yes
63. What temperature in your home is most comfortable to you?
74-76 degrees-ish, depending on outside weather.

I tag anybody who will do this.

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