It's the weekend!! Most of us look forward to the weekend because it means two glorious days of rest. It means long delicious breakfasts of freshly ground coffee and pancakes with sweet fruits. It means sleeping in an extra couple of hours and waking up with a smile on our faces. It means doing whatever we want, whenever we want. It means....oh who am I kidding?? Really, the weekend usually just means more work - but this time, in our homes unstead of at the office!
For most of us the weekend is the time of the week to get things done around the house. The work week is generally so busy for most of us, at it's no different at the Hand Crafted Cottage. By the time I get home from work, feed my bébé, walk the dog, do the dishes and tidy up for the night, it's already time to go to bed. On the weekends we can air out the cottage, do our laundrey, clean the floors and do any other pressing home repairs/clean ups that have been bugging us over the last week.
Now, normally these choirs are just that...choirs. How annoying. I say "normally"because I recently came across an amazing shop that helps in these weekend rituals and, dare I say, make them bearable! Grandma's Best Kept Secrets specializes in homemade cleaning products.
When you think of laundrey do you imagine warm cinnamon hugs, festive peppermint kisses, or a soothing ocean breeze? Well, now you can! The homemade laundrey detergent offered at Grandma's Best Kept Secrets comes in a variety of scents, giving your clothes an injection of lovely. One of the best aspects of this natural home cleaning option is the cost. Ten dollars for fifty loads of laundrey...and one hundred loads of laundrey if you have a high efficiency machine! How can you not afford this luxury? Another perk - many people using this product have found that they do not even need to use a fabric softener.
I also love this natural option for the dishwasher. There are no chemicals use in this product which is not only great for us and our families but for the environment too! Like the laundrey detergent, this product is also sold for a phenomenal deal. At only thirty five cents a wash (shipping is extra) I can't even imagine picking up something this economical at the grocery store. It is avaiable in a refreshing lemon scent or, upon request, orange.
I really like this shop because they also offer other great options such as sample packs, if you want to try a smaller amount of detergent before going for full quanitity. Another great product - relaxing bath salts composed of Epsom and dead sea salts. So, after a long day of cleaning you can relax in your bath with a good book.
So now that we've taken care of some of the choirs at the cottage I think it's probably time to take a break! Who knows, maybe I will even be able to convince my husband to make me that fresh ground coffee and pancakes with sweet fruit before I start on my next task.