I believe I’ve finally decided on some paint colors for my new house. I say ‘decided’, however I am woman and I am fickle. That’s a line from Popeye. My kids used to think he said “she is woman and she is a pickle.” They would laugh and laugh and till this day don’t believe the word is “fickle”.
Anyway, a metamorphosis has been taking place in my style recently. Maybe my taste are just maturing, but I’m going for a more neutral look this time. I’ve been heavy on reds and bright yellows for so long that my husband thinks he lives in a bouquet of wild flowers. I’m leaving the sunset tones behind and am embracing earth tones – blues, browns, and greens. If I place those colors correctly, FringeMan will now think he’s lying in a field minus the wildflowers.
I’ve settled on some Martha Stewart colors. Now I wouldn’t get stock advice from her, but you must admit she knows home decor. She even has an extra edge since being on house arrest. I’m laying aside my disdain for her ‘real simple’ craft projects in order to capitalize on her color selections.
I toyed with the idea of painting the entire house shades of white, but when you live in area that gets more than a hundred inches of snow each year, you crave color, hence the wild flowers. Believe me. I have experience living like an Eskimo. You should see me gut a seal. No, no…I’d never. In fact I think I once even donated a dollar in the grocery store to save them.
Not really, but pretend if it makes you feel better.
I know I just told you that I’m leaving reds behind, but honestly I’m resembling a red and white patchwork quilt this morning. In fact if I throw on a denim dress and drape myself over the porch rail, it will look like I’ve decorated for the 4th of July. I’m a sunscreen Nazi when it comes to my children, but I always miss spots on myself. I bought a can of spray sunscreen and I’m happy to report that my lungs do not have sunburn.
I hate that stuff!
Maybe I just see my body as it was ten years ago, before babies. I forget that I now have speed bumps and a little extra square footage. The sunscreen just never seems to cover all my parts.
I will now reward you for enduring this pointless post and tell you what I do like. The Eco Store sent me two products to try and I love them. They are all natural and contain no chemicals. I dislike chemicals because I think they are killing us…ever notice how people have cancer? Ok, maybe that statement was a bit extreme, but I would rather not use an abundance of chemicals if I can avoid them. FringeBoy and I also have asthma and cleaners with a strong odors just bother us.
I tried the plant based toilet cleaner and Manuka Honey & Kelp soap. The plant based toilet cleaner is perfect because my dog steals the toilet bowls brush all the time. I think she brushes with it right after she eats toothpaste. This cleaner must be easier on her stomach than Lysol toilet cleaner. I also liked the soap which had a very earthy green color and smelled great.
The Eco Store is generously sponsoring a little give-away for us. One lucky winner will be able to choose two products of their choice from the Eco Store. In order to enter, just visit the Eco Store and let me know which two products you’d like to try. If you twitter this give-away, you get entered a second time. You can also sign up for a ‘No Nasty Chemicals’ newsletter on the Eco Store Blog.