Simple Living

Simple Living

I love simple green solutions, so when I stumble upon them in blog land, I’m elated. You see, I love baking soda and vinegar. Okay I’m weird. I admit it. I use both for the bulk of my household cleaning and laundry. I love the clean fresh non chemical scent they give to freshly laundered clothes when I use baking soda and scent free laundry detergent in the wash cycle and vinegar in the rinse cycle.

Recently, I discovered this baking soda based air freshener by Smashed Peas and Carrots:

Neat idea! I’m definitely going to give this a try.

And then I discovered a baby oil remedy for removing labels over at Krafty Kat.

I reuse plastic containers and glass jars to store and organize my craft supplies and I have such a hard time removing the labels.

I have Goo Be Gone but dislike the strong chemical formula so this green alternative is definitely for me.

I challenge myself to go green whenever I can using the products pictured below:


Discovering a new green application or tip is a return to basics and simple living; I like that:)

Do you have simple green ideas you like to use?

3 Responses

  1. Joselyn,

    It never ceases to amaze me how much passion and creativity you have for the things you love, including all your DIY projects. Love this post! I definitely want to try the baking soda airfreshner! I love a fresh, clean scent in my home and work space! Thanks for the share!


  2. Joselyn, I met you at Haven and I’m just now getting around to going through that HUGE stack of business cards I collected (blogger fail!). It was great to meet you and these are great tips! I’m a new follower and look forward to reading more!

  3. Joselyn, I followed an “in over my head” link from Ms. Mustard Seed. I didn’t have anything helpful to suggest on your son’s room, but I wandered around here a bit because I liked your attitude and your sweet, friendly face. Then I saw that you do things like save plastic bottles, etc., and that is just so ME! I have a terrible time letting go of any container I think I MIGHT ever use, and I NEVER throw them away–I can usually palm them off on someone else by suggesting something useful for THEM.

    Anyway, I have subscribed and am happy to be here. I anticipate enjoying your blog very much.