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Hanging Out the Wash

Laundry Line

For the last month, I’ve been participating in an experiment called Project Laundry Line. Sponsored by Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent and My Blog Spark, this challenge has prompted me to wash all our clothes in cold and line dry them for a month’s time. Do they know how many loads of laundry a mom of […]

Laundry Experiment: Cold Water and Line Drying

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Recently I was invited by Seventh Generation and MyBlogSpark to participate in Project Laundry Line. The challenge? Wash your clothes in cold water and dry them on the line for 30 days. Hmmm…. me thinks, I can handle that. In fact, I was already washing our clothes in cold water and I had some experience […]

How to Fold a Bath Towel

Back by popular demand, another homemaking vlog. This time: how to fold a bath towel, according to my dear Aunt Cass.

The Spring Clean Along: Coming Clean

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So far, we’ve discussed dejunking and organizing. The last part of Spring Cleaning is, of course, the obvious: CLEANING.

Traditionally, “Spring Cleaning,” is giving your home a good, deep scrubbing to get rid of accumulated dust, dirt, and grime. For many it can be the time to do seasonal tasks, such as washing the screens, vacuuming the refrigerator coils, and changing light bulbs.

The Spring Clean Along: Organizing All That Stuff

Organized Closet

This here’s the month to get cleaning! Want to come along? Last week we talked a little about dejunking. For many of us, it’s not the dirt and dust that gets us down, it’s the stuff. And I will hazard a guess that most of us have more stuff than we truly need. I know […]

How to Make a Deluxe Baby Gate

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Baby gates have been an integral part of everyday life in FishHouse for quite some time. To keep our littlest one corralled and out of trouble, we have them at the head and foot of our stairwell as well as one on the way into the kitchen. There’s only so much help unloading the dishwasher […]

The Spring Clean Along: Battling Clutter

Spring Clean

It would appear that many of us have cleaning on the brain these days. I find it interesting that our nature is to clean and organize once the weather has turned for the better and we should be outside enjoying it. Why wasn’t I cleaning during the dreary rainy days of January? For our grandmothers, […]

How to Clean a Carseat

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It’s happened to you before. Your child gets carsick, has a blowout, or simply enjoys his ice cream cone a little too much. One of the casualties is the carseat. Nowhere in the parenting manual are there directions for how to clean puke out of the crevices or chocolate ice cream from the straps. Never […]