The Primitive Roost...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Rug....

I have been doing little odds and ends jobs around the house for a few days...not my idea of fun...but i want to get them done before the weather gets nice and warm.
One of those was to clean out my son's bedroom i said..not my idea of fun!

I came across his old sheets with the Wishbone dog on them and was putting them in the bag to give to his little cousin, when he came in. Now..i have learned years ago to do these kind of chores when they are at school, that way they aren't there to see what you are giving/donating/throwing away....and this is the very reason why!

"What are ya doing mom?"
"Well...i'm giving Jakob your old sheets."
"Why ?"
"Because you don't use them anymore and he will love them"
"Since you are going to just give them away...can't you PLEASE make me a rug? I still love my can't give them away..."
   And then he says this...
"You make everyone else rugs...why haven't you made me one...i want you to make me one with my dog sheets..PLEASE!! I will love you forever...and i can keep it forever!!"

Little stinker...that's all i have to say!

So ...needless to is the rug in progress:  

Kids know just the right words to say to pull your heart strings so they can get exactly what they want!!

Not sure exactly where on his floor he is going to be able to put it...but i'm sure he will try!

Well.. off to work on the rug so i can start on some new projects.

Until next time!

God bless,


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thrifty is GOOD!!

I love saving money...I mean i LOVE saving money!! There is nothing more thrilling than finding that thing you just have to have on sale!
So its no surprise that when i do everyday tasks, i'm also thinking of ways to save money. So much of the money in our house goes to food and cleaning supplies..ugghhh. I'm sure its the same at yours. 
Well Pinterest to the rescue!!!
I love pinterest....
I mean i LOVE pinterest!!
How did we live without it? 
You can find anything your heart desires...such as homemade cleaning supplies and how to cook better meals cheaper! 
Two things that make my heart soar..LOL!
Today we will stick to the cleaning...not my favorite thing, but something i do everyday.
In my house...we go through paper towels...mostly my dear hubby, but we won't go into that.
And i mean alot.
While cleaning out closets...i came across a bunch of old tshirts i had been saving for a "Pinterest" project which was meant to be done, but alas, never accomplished.
Well...wouldn't these make great little cleaning clothes. So i cut them into squares, put them in a basket, and placed them on my kitchen counter, with strict instructions to use these in place of paper towels!!   
And they actually listened...what a great idea. I also cut up an old towel to use for the bathroom cleaning jobs. They work great on the mirrors!
I also found this great recipe for shower cleaner:
1 part warmed vinegar
1 part Dawn dish soap
1 empty squirt bottle

You warm the vinegar in the microwave, add the dish soap and shake really well. I also added some warm water after shaking.
This worked so well in my shower! I didn't have to use any elbow grease at all..and i have glass shower doors, so you can see exactly how well its cutting the soap scum! 
One warning though...there are terrible fumes...not sure why..but they are bad enough to make me turn on the vent!

I found the recipe on Pinterest which led me here
THis site is AWESOME if you want to learn how to save money and streamline your life!

I'm off again to finish cleaning the rest of my house..even though i always feel so much better when the bathrooms are clean.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Until next time,