Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's Tuesday.

I loved today, even though I couldn't think of a decent title for today's blog.

My morning consisted of Brady and I sneaking off to Bed, Bath, and Beyond (ok, I guess it wasn't technically sneaking since Mike was waving good-bye to us as we drove off) in search of some empty spray bottles. When our search left us empty handed (with the exception of some yummy flavored K-Cups), we stopped by Target, which is across the street from Lowes (not a fact that's really important to anyone except Brady, who mentioned it...repeatedly). Still no empty spray bottles. Sigh.

Maybe I should specify. I'm not looking for just any hum-drum run of the mill empty spray bottle. I am searhing for a bottle with some iota of style, something that I'll want to use. I've mentioned it before, but we are striving to use more all natural products, and that includes the items we use to clean. Therefore, I am going to start using my very own, homemade household cleaner. Which is why I need some empty spray bottles (yes, I realize it's weird, Mike already told me...repeatedly). I think I may have to resort to ordering some from the Container Store.

Our day was filled with randomness and fun, but the highlight of the evening is when Brady put on my hoodie. The pictures aren't the greatest. He was moving around so much I had a hard time getting a clear shot. I realize this is probably not a challenge for more advanced photographers, but alas, I am but an amateur.

Nevertheless, I love these pictures and the mood they captured. Listen closely...can't you almost hear him laughing?

For the purpose of full disclosure I should tell you Braden finds the word "booby" hilarious. As in laugh-until-you-fall-down hilarious. Before you ask, I have no idea where he heard it or why he finds it so funny (I blame his father). Whatever the reason, I (unashamedly) used it to my advantage to get these pictures. I was desperate for some genuine smiles instead of his cheesy grin he gives when he's hamming it up for the camera (not that I don't love that grin too). So, after saying booby more tonight than I've probably said in my entire life, I can tell you I'm happy with these pictures (even if they are on the blurry side).


  1. they really are great.he is so much fun.can't wait to get my share of hugs and kisses.his daddy and uncle david would never show their boobies!!!lol

  2. Hey! That's awesome that your trying to clean with more natural products. I'd love to have your cleaner recipe! I've turned into a little conservationalist myself. Mostly by eating green and re-using things, and really thinking about what I buy. Brady is adorable. Booby?! It IS a funny word. :)

  3. Hey Andrea, thanks for the comment! I have quite a few different recipes for cleaning, but the one I use most often is 1/2 cup vinegar mixed with 1/2 cup water. Vinegar is a natural disenfectant, so I use this all over my kitchen. You can also add in a few drops of tea tree oil to add even more natural disinfectant power. My favorite for windows or glass cleaner is 2 ounces water mixed with 10 drops lavender or lemongrass oil to wipe grime off windows. Bonus: These oils may repel flies. I am thinking about doing a blog post of all the recipes I use, I'll let you know when I do!