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Little lists No. 2: kitchen utensils, the perfect tunic, a pretty face



Right this moment from my open office windows, I can hear my kids squealing and giggling in the back yard. They’ve pulled the big black water trough out of the field and have filled it with icy-cold water from the hose. I hear the back screen door slamming as they attempt to carry glasses (yes, glasses) of warm water out to the trough to cut the cold. I’m letting them be. Though I did suggest moving the trough into the sun.

It sounds like summer outside my window.

I’m a list maker extraordinaire. The gene runs strong in my family. Dominant on both sides of the family tree. So I’ve decided instead of making these lists in my head, I’m going to start writing some of them down here. My kids gets much-less inspiring versions of this list on the chalkboard in our kitchen.

Homemade spoon oil recipe and wooden bench scrapers.

It’s wood polishing day in my kitchen. Adding lemon essential oil to my homemade spoon oil recipe was one of the smartest ideas I’ve ever had. I highly recommend it. But, I was most excited today to give my newly-gifted tools a little love. These scrapers from Earlywood were given to me as a birthday gift this summer. They are a kitchen power tool. And I’m considering ditching my crock full of mix and match tools for these. They work as bench or bowl scraper, cast iron skillet spatula, pot-stirrer, tasting spoon–I’m totally smitten.

I’ve been washing my face (and my body) with Dr. Bronner’s Castile Lavender soap. Previously, I was using it around the house for cleaning and then after reading the bottle, and running out of my expensive face wash, I texted my cousin/all things natural consultant and said, “Wait. I can wash my face with this, can’t I?” I haven’t gone back since. Sometimes, I just wash my face because it feels so good. And I swear, this month’s hormonal breakout was pretty much non-existent. Go. Get yourself some. Stat.


I’m currently obsessed with the thought of ordering myself a piece of custom clothing from Etsy. I discovered this tunic that looks like something I would live in and I’m giving serious consideration to pressing the button on this idea. I’ll let you know if I do.

A little blog business:

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Are you following MommyCoddle on Facebook? Because, if you were, you’d have gotten a sneak peek at the blog post I’m working on for next week. I can’t wait to tell you more. So come on over and hang out with us there. Warning: We talk about FixerUpper. A lot. 

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4 comments on “Little lists No. 2: kitchen utensils, the perfect tunic, a pretty face”

  1. I just started using Dr Bronner’s too…foaming hand soap at all sinks and bar soap in the shower. Anyway, for face wash, do you dilute it? If so, could you share how much h2 o you add?

    1. Hi Tara. When I use it on my face, I use a very small drop in my hands and usually wash with a wash cloth or puff. And I stay away from my eyes. So I’m not diluting, but using a very small amount. I haven’t seen the foaming hand soap. Do you make it yourself? I’m going to have to look into that!

  2. I do make it myself…very easy. All you really need is a foaming soap dispenser. I found cute mason jar ones on Etsy. I have tried regular soap dispensers, but the soap is just too watery and it sprays everywhere. Foaming is the way to go:). As for recipe…there are a lot online. It can be as simple as diluting the soap with just water. I add some almond oil, vitamin E oil, and lavender oil too.
    I am going to try the face wash…thanks for the info.

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