Another Cleaning Method

Want to know a secret? Well, maybe not a secret since by blog’s name is “Leave the Laundry for Later,” but I hate housework. 
I don’t like living in a mess either…. but, I really hate housework. 
I tend to focus all of my energy on my projects, my son, and cooking tasty food, that when it is time to do housework, I feel like it is pulling me away from what I’d like to do.

When we moved to our new place we gained a lot of extra storage space, an extra bedroom, and a huge outdoor space. But, we lost a dishwasher and lots of great counter space. So, the above picture is what my kitchen tends to look like after a day of cooking/eating/drinking.

Oh, and notice the crazy amount of “cleaning supplies” up in the left hand corner. I’m a habitual hand washer so we always have hand soap on hand. Then of course we have dish soap, a sponge, and a brush. A total cluttered mess in order to do our daily cleaning.

I was asked by a Whole Foods if I’d like a sample of the newest addition to the Method household cleaning line I jumped at it. I love Method and use their all-purpose cleaner throughout my house. The thing I really liked about this particular sample? It is a dish soap and hand soap all in one! I know, I know… I could probably use my dish soap as a hand soap, but I don’t like how soapy it makes my hands feel. Anywho… I was surprised when this cute little grey bottle showed up at my door. I thought I’d be getting a little packet of soap that would wash a sink full of dishes.

The dish + hand soap has a whole “ocean” vibe with the sweet water and sea minerals scents. The bottle is also made of recycled ocean plastic.

And, no big surprise here… it cleaned my dishes! Well, with some small scrubbing action on my part that is.

By the by… if anyone makes a dish soap that can do the dishes for me then I will totally be on board!

My hands didn’t feel gross after the dish cleaning. I think I’ll try the sweet water scent next time. I found the sea minerals scent a little bit like a nice smelling cologne.

NOW… to find someone to put the dishes up!

What is your favorite chore? Least favorite?

*I did receive a free bottle of Method dish + hand soap. I did not agree to post about the product. I do not promote items on my blog that I don’t use myself. 


{Real Party} Pink and Glamorous 25th Birthday Party Decor

I’m going to let the photos talk today on this Pink and Glamorous 25th Birthday Party I helped throw for my friend, Suzannah of Adventures in Dressmaking. I’ll be going over some great recipe ideas for a vegan bash, DIY decor elements, DIY favors, and party activities throughout the week. 
BTW, the party took place in her beautiful new house that she is blogging all about over at her blog! 

25 Reasons We Love Suzannah Guest “Books”
The Bar

Goofy photo from the “photo booth” area

Lots of pink, glitter, and sequins for this fabulous 25th birthday girl! 
Oh, and yeah… she made that dress! 
Check back tomorrow for some easy, and pretty, DIY decor! 

Sunshine Needed

I’ve been feeling down lately. Stressed. Tired. WORN OUT.

I honestly thought this was a side effect to parenthood. I have wondered on many, many occasions whether I was even cut out to be a mom if this was the way I felt. (No longer feeling that way, btw.) I went to my new doctor the other day and she gave me some suggestions to help me in the day to day and she also ordered some blood tests.

The results are in… I thankfully didn’t have diabetes or thyroid issues (two things she tested for) but, did however have low iron and very low vitamin D readings.

She said that a lot of people in the Pacific Northwest have low vitamin D levels. (Go figure… it is raining here most of the time.) I had a score of 11 when average levels begin at 50.

My doctor prescribed a whole slew of vitamins, diet change, and exercise. Hopefully, my new vitamin regime will help with the lethargic feeling I’ve been experiencing and the anxiety attacks due to feeling overwhelmed. She said said to expect a change in days!

I’m so happy to finally have a reasonable answer that has a reasonable plan to fix the ways I’ve been feeling. I had a horrible bout of Postpartum Depression around month three of becoming a parent and I was beginning to feel that it was coming back, just a little different.

Funny thing? People tell me all the time that I am getting ridiculous amounts of stuff done. But, I’m just not feeling it right now. I’m hoping to feel like my normal, over-achieving self again soon!

Have you ever been tested for a Vitamin D deficiency? How did it affect you? How did you treat it?

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