Bleach Alternative

Alright…I was on Pinterest the other day and found a bunch non-toxic cleaning solutions, like I always do and I was inspired to try some! I already use vinegar and baking soda to clean, and I have also tried using a half of a lemon dipped in salt to scrub the sink. But let’s be real, I don’t always keep lemons around the house. So one did stick out to me the most, here is the link to the formula. There is also some information on the reasons why we should not use bleach! Chloroform being one of them!!!

I cleaned my bathroom counter, floor and toilet. Then I cleaned the kitchen counter, floor and trash can! It smells great, when I touched the solution it did not leave white burn marks, and it’s super cheap…I found everything at a Dollar Tree!

What other solutions have you found helpful?


Marriage books…don’t run and hide!

This is what I am reading right now! Love & War by John and Stasi Eldredge.I took a break from all of the fiction I was reading, when Mr. English presented the idea to me that we should read some marriage books together! We have quite a lot of young married couples around us…that maybe we could have a more broadened understanding of marriage along with our experience to give advice and mentor!

My husband and I have a firm perspective that we will never have it all together…so even if the only thing we get out of these books benefits us, then I think that will be ok! So this is the first of many to come.

Have you read this book and what do you think?


Yes I did just say that! I washed my car today at my mom’s house, so I could do something productive:) When I finished making it sparkly and shiny, I put my phone on top of my car.

Because obviously that is the most practical place to put a phone…right?

It wasn’t until I drove to my house, then drove to get and then drove to pick up the Kid that I realized my phone was left up there. My mind starts to flood with scenarios of my phone’s destination. The gutter, someone’s windshield, the middle of the street…ugh now I have to buy a new phone. Which is so not in my budget right now!

But maybe, just maybe it is still on my car….I walk over with utter doubt…and what do I see, MY PHONE!  Oh my goodness, what are the odds?

Have you ever done something so stupid and turned out that you were ok?