Barefoot by the Sea

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Toliet Tablets for Quick Cleaning (Recipe)

If you've been around here for a while you know I have a fondness for cleaning. I do like a clean house, things feel more organized when my house is neat, tidy and fresh. It means we have more time for relaxation and enjoying life. Recently, I snagged a recipe off Do It On a Dime for Toilet Fizzies to refresh your bowl. I know, not your typically exciting recipe but one worthy of sharing. Anybody who's cleaned a toilet would agree it would be nice to have something to use in between cleanings. These fit the bill, are super economical and work great!
You'll need
1 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Citric Acid
1 tsp vinegar
1 tbsp hydrogen peroxide
12 drops of the Essential Oil of your choice (I used Lavender)
1 tbsp 50/50 water/vinegar spray
Mix together your dry ingredients. Slowly pour your wet ingredients over the top and avoid as much fizz as possible. Form into balls or tablets. Spray with a 50/50 vinegar/water blend (this helps avoid crumbles) and let dry overnight. The vinegar mixture will "puff up" the tabs a bit. You can also put the powder into a mason jar or other container with a scoop and use as needed. I toss these into our toilet mid week for a freshen up! They work great!

For more great ideas and natural cleaning recipes check out Do it On A Dime! She shares so many great ideas! 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hodgepodge Time!

Thank you Joyce, as always for hosting this week's Hodgepodge. Click here if you want to link up. 

From this Side of the Pond

1.  Have you ever spent time on a farm? Tell us a little bit about it. Have you ever grown your own pumpkin? Been on a hayride? Driven a tractor? Milked a cow? YES! We spend a lot of time on our local farms. For one, my Mom works at one so we visit often and it's a wonderful way to spend the day! No, I've never grown my own pumpkin. Yes, I've been on many hayrides (pretty much annually), yes, I've driven a tractor and no I have never milked a cow but we've gone to the UNH dairy barn and watched! Farms really do bring us so much joy! On a side note, I wrote about the oldest farm in New Hampshire, Tuttles back in the Fall of 2010 (you can read more about that here). That farm was purchased by another farm and is where my Mom works! Full circle!

2. What's something younger you would like about you now? That you should never compromise who you are to please someone else. Sometimes we learn these things throughout life. I'd also like my younger self to know that it's okay to say "no" and put yourself first. Finally, I'd like to remind my younger self to spend time with my grandparents and listen to their stories. 

3. What are three things you'd like to do more often? Three things you'd like to do less often? I'd like to travel, go on long walks and relax as a family more often. I'd like complain, stress and worry less. 

4. What's on your nachos? Fresh salsa, hot peppers and cheese. So good! 

5. What's the most random thing in your purse or wallet? Does it need to stay there? Little pictures my girls have drawn me through the years. Tiny sketches, snapshots in time and yes, they need to stay there...for me! 

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Castle in the Clouds Adventure

A continuation of our adventure a couple weekends ago. What a beautiful day to explore! The first part of our day was spent hiking (more about that here). The second half of the day was exploring the Castle in the Clouds. It did not disappoint! 
The grounds were breathtaking, the views were amazing. So much to see on a beautiful, clear day. It actually closed a little early because some lucky couple was getting married there! 

Have a great weekend my friends! I hope you have an adventure ahead! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are mine.
Do you ever feel like changing your hairstyle, as in a drastic change? I really don't! Perhaps I have commitment issues or someone who doesn't love change. That's why when Divatress reached out, a beauty e-commerce company that offers natural looking wigs and great hair care products, I was excited to check out the options. Divatress offers countless ways to buy wigs online! They're fun and beautiful! 

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Have you worn a wig for fun before? We had a 70s party a couple years ago and I did wear a fun red one! 

Have a great weekend my friends!
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