More of the domesticated “craftiness” around our house again this week, but no true “crafts” to show.
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I have been trying a variety of “green” (well, some “greener” than others) products out around the old household here as I am trying desperately to get on top of the organizing and cleaning out of…well, just about everything.
Last week I tackled the front hall closet, a.k.a. the black hole of jackets, shoes, sporting goods equipment, sunhats, winter hats and mittens, and anything else that didn’t have a real home. I also straightened out my linen closet. I am gleeful when I open a door and see nothing but neat, orderly rows of goods in their assigned spots. Anal? Type A? Whatever you want to call it, it is making me a wee bit happier around here. My closets are next – then you’ll see some serious, I mean serious giddyness! When they are done, that is.
So anyhow, as I was saying – found a few new products at the ‘ol Target last week and did try them out.
It seems that the big companies (Palmolive, Clorox) are jumping on the bandwagon and trying to make a buck off of the “green” movement. I’m torn on this dilemma. I want to support them, buy the products, and send a message that “this is the kind of product you should be making, the kind of products we should all be using,” on the other hand, they are still making the “bad” products that they know are bad for the environment (full of phosphates, chlorine, etc.). So then it seems that I should just spend my money with the “little” guys who only do only “natural” products. Any thoughts on that?
Anyhow, enough of the boring cleaning stuff. On to the fun eating stuff.
I have also been trying to make a lot more in the way of true meals, so that we are eating out less. And I have been recruiting the girls in the preparations, hoping that they will in turn eat more of the fruits of our labor. It has been about 50/50 on that front. Maybe I get a few more bites down them, but they are having fun nonetheless.
Making our pizza dinner on Sunday…rolling out the dough.
It doesn’t matter what it is, Addie has to taste it. This time it was flour. She didn’t seem to mind it either.
Em did most of the work, Addie just kind of supervised. Mostly because she could not stop eating the ingredients.
I forgot to take a pic of the finished product. It turned out really nice, though. Still have some in our fridge if you pop on over you are welcome to some cold, homemade pizza. I might even warm it up for you, if you’re lucky.
Tonight (well, last night by the time you all read this) we did taco night and made fresh guacamole from our avocados and lemons. It.Was.Good. If I do say so myself. It was really the first batch of avocados that we have used from our tree, they are creamy and really delicious.
Hmmm…doesn’t really look too appetizing in that photo. But there are also leftovers, if you are in the neighborhood, come experience it for yourself. Otherwise, just take my word for it.
And finally, J. was away all weekend, so we made him cookies.
Addie, again, testing the ingredients…
And the finished product.
Yummy, eh? Okay, by now you all know that “Let’s make cookies for Daddy” – they are just “code words” right? I’m sure J. knows it, but if he doesn’t, (Hi, honey!) he will now.
“Let’s make cookies for Daddy” is all a cover for “Mommy really needs something sweet and yummy today.” Yeah, my covert operation was to please my choco cravings that are in full force right now. So I’m going to have some of those cookies and some milk. And then sit back and soak in all of your “craftiness” from the week.