Today was an organizing type of day. I cleared out the linen closet and restocked it with what we actually USE rather than things left over from, I kid you not, Ted's baby shower. Oh the lotions we had! It feels very good to have that done!
After finding Crunchy Chicken, I think I just may have met my match in crunchiness. She would fit in perfectly in Boulder. This may be TMI for some of you, so feel free to stop reading now. Stop now. Gone? OK. So, for the rest of you, most of you know I cloth diapered all 3 of my kids. It was no big deal. Maybe two extra loads a week? I am by no means an OCD type of cleaner, and none of my kids, or anyone in my family for that matter, came down with any diseases. So, after reading about making the move to cloth wipes instead of toilet paper, I thought, why didn't I think of that?! Duh! We already use cloth napkins (when we use them, that is), cloth towels and rags in the kitchen. My dad still carries a hanky (or at least, he did in my last memory of him and hankies...) so why not? Without TP, paper towels and kleenex, I wouldn't need to shop at Costco AT ALL. This goes nicely with the Buy Nothing Challenge. I spent some time this afternoon cutting an old flannel sheet into squares for this very purpose. I even remember my recipe for wipe solution! (You can put it in a squirt bottle and squirt the cloth first.) My recipe is from Diaper Pin, where I bought all my cloth diaper supplies back in 2002. Wow. That seems like such a long time ago. Anyway, the recipe is: 3 drops tea tree oil + 1 TBSP Dr. Bronner's soap + water. The boys are TOTALLY on board with this. Ted said "That's a GREAT idea Mama! We can save lots of trees that way!" I love how environmental kids are naturally.
If you want to jump on board with any of these challenges, c'mon on! I am finding them quite enjoyable so far. And I LOVE the Crunchy Chicken Website! I love finding new cool sites. Happy Friday! Tomorrow Ted and I test for our Camo Belts! Woo hoo!