8.05.2008

Quick Hint Tuesday

Kitchen sponges--keep your sponge in the dishwasher permanently. I could never find a good place for it next to the sink. Now it's always close, always in the same place, and always sanitized from the latest wash cycle.

Eat This, Not That--I am currently obsessed with this book (available at Costco for $10). Compares the best choices in a given situation, listing specific restaurants and fast food joints, grocery store selections, and drink options. I was horrified to learn that my favorite Smartfood popcorn is a "Not That." Hint: the website covers all the basics too.

Method daily shower--this non-toxic spray cleaner keeps soap scum, hard water deposits, and mildew from your shower. And it smells delicious, ylang ylang, whatever that is.

smallnotebook.com
--a new blog to me. I really enjoy reading about this young homemaker and her very practical solutions to everyday situations. Rachel and her family just had a no-spend month. Very interesting.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Thank you, Cathy! Goodness the website for Eat This, Not That is very addicting! It's definitely one to bookmark. Thanks for sharing the tips.

michelle said...

Cathy, I use ylang ylang to scent soap. My friend from the Philippines says it "e-lan e-lan", others say it "ya-lang ya-lang".It is a light floral scent and the tree grows in the Philippines. here is a link on how to pronounce it, although everyone says it a bit different. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ylang-ylang

I have been very busy getting ready for BM. Last week while I was in Reno I stopped by the store you had in your blog a while ago, The Junkee. It made me feel better about the clothes I have been putting together. I think I shall fit in OK. We are almost done fixing up the old, and I mean old, motorhome my friend bought, it is almost cute.

Cathy said...

Hey, thanks for the info, Michelle. I know you know a lot about scents and soaps. My mom gave me one of your soaps as a gift once. Delicious!

I am jealous of you going to BM. It was hard to decide not to go. I've been 7 times, so we need to give it a rest. Maybe next year.