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I was on the hunt for a standing desk solution to using in my dining room. (This would also work in a living room or any other room). I just happen to have extra room in my dining room for a computer area and it keeps me close to the kitchen and my children.
So… I needed/wanted a standing desk solution that was cute, functional and had storage. Most of the ones I found had ZERO storage… that doesn’t work for me. I want a place to file away papers, hold desk related items and other office type things – like my camera, mailing supplies, etc.
After much brainstorming and pondering, I decided I would need to find a dresser the right height (or make simple adjustments to a dresser or keyboard so that it was raised high enough) and a couple of shelves. I have a laptop as my main computer, but this would totally work for a desk top if you have a flat screen.
I found the dresser for $80 (at Ikea) and the two shelves with brackets were about $10 a piece (they simple pine boards that I stained to match the stain on the dresser). I put the whole thing together for just over $100. I already had the storage boxes. You should easily be able to find something off of craigslist that would work if you don’t have an Ikea close by. Make sure the dresser has space underneath so that you can stand as close to the dresser as you would like without running your feet into the bottom.
Here is it the finished product Lots of storage and so cute!
ps. please ignore the crayola artwork on the walls :-/
If you are searching for information on the Pure Wash / pureWash system or the EcoWash or the Laundry Pure system – you are searching all the same products. They all use the same technology and clean your clothes perfectly with cold water and no detergents.
Sound too good to be true?!
It’s simply technology.
The reviews are so fun to read!
Ozone is the working component in these machines and ozone is O3. (3 molecules of oxygen). These machines also alkalize the water and incorporate H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide).
Your clothes will definitely come out as clean or cleaner than when you used detergents and hot water. Now you only need to use cold water and the pureWash (laundrypure or ecowash).
They all retail for about the same price $400-$700. And it is common to find free shipping. The best price I have found is $397 for the PureWash and it ships for free.
These guys will last you for years – doing one or more loads of laundry a day and pay for themselves in less than a year in all the money you save from not buying detergents and heating hot water. Not to mention that your clothes last longer and don’t fade as fast.
You can read a bunch of reviews by clicking this link: purewash review/ ecowash review.
Now you finally can trust your husband and children to do laundry – it’s even safe to wash your darks and lights together because everything is washed in cold water.
So if you are still asking the question, “Does the purewash laundry system work?”. It really does work!
They have been using this technology in hospitals and day care centers for almost a decade because it cleans and STERILIZES the laundry!
For the best prices, check out the PureWash, click here. And I’ll keep you up to date if there is a better price elsewhere.
Here is a video showing how the magic works:
Do you LOVE the crunch magic shell that you get at the ice cream shop?
Who knew making this chocolate topping would only take seconds? Unbelievable!
And… it tastes A.Maz.Ing.
All you need is:
1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (measured when solid)
You can melt them together in the microwave – but I’m against using the microwave, so I put it in a glass bowl and put the bowl in water in a pan on the stove. Kinda double boiler style. Once it gets hot, it all melts together.
Simply pour over your ice cream and it hardens after a couple seconds.
Store the remainder in a pint jar. Reheat it before each use.
It is definitely more on the healthy side if you use dark chocolate chips. Coconut oil is really good for your body. Here are some benefits of coconut oil.
You can experiment with butterscotch and peanut butter chips for a different flavor!
Homemade Stain Remover
(you don’t need gloves to use, it won’t dry your hands out and it’s SAFE)
Okay, so I am totally in love with this super simple and amazing stain remover.
I finally got around to using it today on several of my children’s clothes. I was so skeptical that I bought the ingredients two weeks ago and kept washing and drying the same shirts with the same stains. Not sure where the inspiration came from, but I was finally up for the challenge.
• The first stain I tried it on was on my 3 yr old’s shirt. This stain is over 6 months old. Not sure what it was, but it would not budge. I just pulled it out of the dryer and IT IS GONE! (the stain is The area that was stained is the same color as the rest of the shirt (a cream color).
• The second stain was on my 1 yr old’s shirt collar. He was self feeding (bad idea for keeping shirt clean). This was much simpler and only took about 5 seconds to remove. But I was happy because it was a brand new shirt *sigh*
• The third stain was a greasy ketchup like spot on a shirt that was white and the stain bugged me so much I never let my kid wear it again…so there it hung in the closet. And, yes he stained it upon the first wearing. I didn’t notice it until it came out of the dryer. Now the stain is gone – perfectly gone.
So, you want the secret? You won’t believe it when I tell you…
Original Blue Dawn Dish Soap and Hydrogen Peroxide (3% solution – the regular stuff from the store)
Yep, you use one part soap and two parts peroxide. Mix up a small amount and keep in a dark container.
I thought maybe it was best to wet the shirts before treating. Then I poured the “stain-remover” on the area. Used and e-cloth to gently scrub the area. And threw in the wash. Two of the three stains were gone before the washer machine even started. The 3rd stain was 90% gone. The rest disappeared in the wash. (btw – e-cloths are amazing to use on any and everything. I have a few spots in my carpet that I am excited to try this combo on! I have a friend that used an e-cloth with just water and removed juice from her kid’s carpet – no lie)
I was so skeptical that I did not take any before and after pictures.
On the next laundry day, I will.
And if you are tired of buying or making your own laundry detergent, check out the latest technology that cleans your clothes better than soap… they’ve been using this in hospitals for over a decade: www.buyecowash.com
This simple product is a lifesaver for me! I’m able to clean all my floors – spotless – in less than 10 minutes.
Real Simple Magazine just gave it a thumbs up as the best washable mop. They sell them at MyEcloth.com
MyEcloth is also the only online retailer of the Professional Line (with silver embedded) of Microfiber Cloths. Real Simple also said that E-cloth has the best Microfiber on the market!
The E-cloth Mop, E-cloth Microfiber and scrubber (Washing Up Pad) are rated as some of the best ways to clean. Check out the article below to see what Real Simple® Magazine says about the E-cloth® cleaning products.
Click the link below to see the REAL Simple article:
www.MyEcloth.com is the only place I have found that sells the Professional E-cloths with the Silver embedded. Norwex also sells the Antibac Enviro cloth, but Norwex price is higher than MyEcloth’s prices. The Norwex Mop is over twice the price compared to the E-cloth Mop.
Go to to the MyEcloth facebook page for a discount coupon for more savings!
Coconut Muffins – The Best Muffins – Served with a couple slices of cheese and it’s the perfect toddler (and mom!) lunch. Enjoy.
2 bananas mashed
6 eggs (yes, that says six – yay for good protein)
1/2 cup coconut flour (lots of great fiber)
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of coconut oil (or butter)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Chocolate chips (optional, I just put a couple on top of each before baking)
350* for 20-25 min
Be careful not to over bake