I know what you're thinking...
"But Sarah! You promised you'd keep updating your blog. You LIE LIKE DOG!"
Yes... I know. I've been a bad, bad girl.
Life here in the Romeo house continues to be hectic. I've been learning how to crochet and sew and make all things crafty. I've even sold a few prototype wetbags! My children are a handful to say the least. We've been battling some heavy issues with our oldest daughter and our baby girl has been suffering from allergies and teething.
My friends Amanda and Amy sent me some wonderful products from LUSH Cosmetics that I would love to talk about here in the next few days. They have some amazing all natural, organic and even vegan products. I highly advise you to find one in your area and just make a day of wandering their store and smelling EVERYTHING. It's a good treat for yourself and a great way to take an extra little step into green living.
Speaking of green living... little things we've been doing around the house to save money and go green are paying off!
No jarred baby food:
I've been making my own for quite some time, but since Izzy has been doing Baby-led Weaning we have moved onto just cooking our meals and she eats what we eat. This has saved us money and while yes I do sometimes let her have those little bite size pasta pick ups when we are in a hurry... for the most part she eats healthier and heartier than most adults I know.
Less paper towels:
We have bought WAY less paper towels since we discovered the joys of SKOY Cloth. My husband is not so much into the "hippy crap" that I practice... so he still uses his paper towels for things. However by me and my oldest daughter not using them we only buy them maybe once a month or less now.
EVERYONE should be replacing their old fashioned light bulbs with energy efficient CFL light bulbs. Not only are they good for reducing your carbon footprint and reducing your energy consumption, but they are inexpensive and last a long time. You'll see a nice little dip in your electric bill for sure ;)
If we have boxes, plastic food tubs from butter/cottage cheese etc, plastic bags, we use everything twice or longer. Those little tubs can last you a long time if you wash it on the top rack of your dishwasher or by hand. I use them for snack for my kids or small servings of leftovers. Boxes that are to small to use for packing i will fold the top in and let my daughter decorate it and use it to store her toys. Plastic bags (i try not to get them and use canvas bags) i use for the cat litter or bathroom trash cans.
Canvas Shopping Bags:
SO easy to make on your own, or you can spend a few buck (walmart is 97 cents) at the grocery store for theirs. They are way more durable than plastic bags, and you can reuse them for all sorts of things. I have a ton I use for shopping and I'm actually learning how to make more not just for shopping but for tote bags.
Recently my mommy group here in town had a little playdate/potluck/freecycle get together at one of our houses. We all brought over stuff we didn't want or need anymore... clothes, toys, games, books and basically had a little swap right there! It was nice to be able to bring over some stuff i would have normally thrown out, and see it find a home with my friends.
Ditch the plastic bottles:
We have a nice little reusable water pitcher that we use rather then buying bottled water. We replace the filter every 3 to 6 months for 15-20 bucks and trust me when I say, it adds up. It's very dry here and my oldest daughter drinks water like she breathes air. If I was buying little bottled waters I would be flat broke.
The list goes on but thats just a few of the things we have been doing around here.
So where does that leave us at the moment blog wise? I'm on a small hiatus while I get caught up. I've not bought any diapers to review in some time due to financial constraints. So all you WAHM's out there feel free to email me about doing a product demo/review for your cloth diaper related paraphernalia ;)
I also am still trying to get my husband to help me video some more diaper demo's like how to fold prefolds etc... but the man works on the strip and is insanely busy.
Eventually. I swear.
One day at a time.