Monday, March 8, 2010

March Giveaway!

It's time for another giveaway! To go along with our "Spring Cleaning" theme, Kandyce and I will be putting together a fun little bag of goodies to freshen your home and lift your spirits. The picture above shows just two of the items the winner will find in her handmade bag: Lavender-baking soda carpet freshener and three Lavender pillows to add to the dryer. Kandyce and her talented crew of artists will also be making hand-painted clothespins to brighten up any clothes line and, since we had so much fun putting together a playlist last month, we'll be including a CD to sing at the top of our lungs to while we clean.

In the meantime, it's easy to make your own carpet freshener. I used a recycled container and filled it with baking soda and dried lavender, then gave it a little shake. That's it! Sprinkle it on carpets or furniture and you'll love how the room smells. If your vacuum has a bag, the lavender will freshen it up too. I've been wondering if grated, dried citrus peel would work too? Anyone have other ideas?



As you can see, it's all hands on deck at my house. My son loves to vacuum! I finally got him this carpet sweeper from the lovely Montessori catalogue, Small Hands. He loves that he can be independent and I love that the carpet sweeper actually works!

10 comments:

  1. It looks so beautiful and peaceful in this space girls!
    Your giveaways are always so nurturing, what a gift! xo

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  2. Wow! I love the idea of the dryer sachets!! Can Ari come to Grammy's house and clean?

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  3. Kelly...Thank you so much for my lovely Valentine bath salts! Waited for all kids to be in bed and had my first peaceful bath in ages~ I felt loved thanks!

    Happy to be in on the giveaway

    Warmr egards
    Suzanne

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  4. I'm so glad Suzanne!

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  5. Can someone from the Netherlands join?
    My grandma used to have a carpet sweeper like that. My sister and I loved to play with it. Great idea with the baking soda!!

    Anouk

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  6. Of course, Meiniet! I'll be happy to add your name to the drawing:)

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  7. Can Ari be part of the give away too? He can clean while we relax! Love him!!

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  8. He's yours!

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  9. I Object! I have first dibs on Ari!

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  10. mmmm....lavender! i love the idea of the carpet freshener and the dryer pillows. just lovely!

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