The Cost of Cleaning Natrual Vs. Toxic Everyday Cleaners

Thursday, May 20, 2010 Edit This 2 Comments »

For most households the cost of household cleaners is a bit of an ouch to the ol pocket book.
I have often myself gone into my kitchen cleaner cabinet (before goin natural) and realized that well apparently everybody ran out all at the same time.Which ment a good 50 dollar bill the next time I went to the store just for cleaners..
If your like me and have to be frugal u tend to get the most important ones 1st and then wait on the other ones till next paycheck..
Most of us cant live without certain ones like bleach,toilet cleaner,tub/sink cleaner,floor cleaner (if u have hardwood or special tile there might be a couple of these),Carpet deodorizer,dusting supplies (if u have wood or special surfaces again there are a few),Dish soap,laundry detergent,fabric softer,,etc etc etc and the list goes on..
Have you ever really really thought about what is in those cleaners?
I can tell you that pretty much all of them are toxic to you,your children,pets and the environment. I'm not just tryin to be a hippy about things either.
I personally have very bad chronic asthma that is triggered by chemicals.So that means for me to deep clean my house with everyday cleaners,I have to open all the window's I can,turn the fan's on and hope for the best.Or make the man of the house do it..haha..
Well in the past few months I have become fed up with that routine.I am also really trying to do my part to help the environment.
Did you realize that you can save an ton of money on household cleaner's and only use 2 to 3 products for your entire house!!!

I wouldn't lie to ya! Pictured above is really the only two things you really need to clean your home! White distilled vinegar and baking soda!
Most people don't feel that they could ever just not use bleach or other chemicals because "to them it just smells clean with bleach".
The reason they and many other think this way is because we have been trained that its not clean unless there is a strong chemical smell left behind.Well my friends I'm sorry but those strong chemical smells have nearly killed me a few times!
So I personally set out to find a way to clean my house thoroughly and not kill over.Plus it had to be safe for not only me and my fur babies but the environment as well.
This led me to find out about cleaning with vinegar and baking soda!
Also to this site
That place is amazing! I was reading the differant things you can do with just vinegar alone and was blown away.You litterally can clean your entire house with just vinegar and baking soda!
Not to mention all the other things you can use it for in gardening,cooking,pets etc.Check out the site! You'll be as amazed as I am..
Not to mention have you really looked to see how much vinegar and baking soda is?
A big bottle of vinegar will cost you under 6 dollars and the 12lb back of baking soda I have up there only cost me around 7 or 8!
I dont know about you but I can handle that cleaner bill!
Just to give you an idea of how much everyday chemicals cost..I'll list the most common rooms we keep up with below..Then the cost of the chemicals I use to use with their prices.Which vary according to size of bottle.

Clorox Bleach $2-$4
Greenworks All Purpose $3 to $5
Pinsol $3 to $10
Dawn $3 to $10

Greenworks General Bathroom Cleaner $3 to $5
Greenworks Toilet Bowl Cleaner $3 to $5
Greenworks Glass Cleaner $3 to $5 dollars

Laundry room
Arm and hammer/Tide Detergent $10 to $25
Simply Pleasures Lavender Vanilla Fabric Softer Liquid $10 to $20
Oxyclean $5 to $20
Lysol Disinfect concentrate $5 to $7

As you can see in one trip this can add up.Because I also am a bulk buyer.Mainly because in the long run you save money.Especially on things like toilet paper!
But you can see how instead of having a differant cleaner for each task you can have just 2 for everything and their non toxic!
I am personally still weeding out my toxic things in my house.Ive got my laundry room left to natrualize.Im looking into what is called Soap Nuts for my laundry.As far as fabric softner oh man idk if I can give that up..hehe

I probably will but in due time!

Ok I think that's it for now.Be sure and check out the link to the vinegar tips site!

Its amazing all the things you can do with that stuff!!

Incase you missed it here's the link again!

Workout Update!! Woot Woot

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Edit This 0 Comments »
Hi there ladies and gents..
Ok well this will be for Monday's and Today's update..
Im tryin so hard to get them on the day their suppose to be on but I am just horrible at this whole blog thing!..haha
Ok Monday Candace and I didnt get to workout together.Because her had some biz of her own to take care of..
So when my darling man got home after dinner we went for a walk around the neighborhood and I made it appoint to circle 3 times so I could burn some calories...
By the time I was done Jesse and the dogs were worn the hell out..It was greatness..
But I just didnt wanna lose a day of workout.I am workin so hard to get this stupid weight off and so I refuse to lose a day unless Im sick..!!

Alrighty..On to today..
Well today I did NOT wanna work out..Could be because mother nature sent my favorite aunt to visit this month.. *wink wink ladies*
So I am crampy,bloated,cranky,and tired!
But Candace was her amazing sweet self and was nice to me today..even though my
I cut the workout a lil bit short though because my stomach started getting sick.But ya know what..
Damn it I worked out today!! So accomplishment made!..ahah Cuz I really just wanted to roll over call Candace and be like Im so not gonna today..haha

So now Im sitting here..tired and not wanting to do I think I'll work on my buisness stuff today...Gotta get them sittings!!.
Enjoy your day dawlings!!

May7th's Workout

Sunday, May 09, 2010 Edit This 0 Comments »

Hi there kiddies!!

Well Friday's workout was fantastic but OMG intense..

Candace has ramped things up again and we did all strength training on friday..

Which I loved.I tend to really love weight training and it was basically that but with resistence bands.

She also added some ab workouts that KILLED ME!!..

Its sunday and Im still freakin sore!

But at least I know that being this sore means progress.Im starting to see dramatic changes in my body structure.My stomachs getting flatter..My definition is starting.I have a long long way to go.But the fact the results are so good makes me smile..

Well and the fact my clothes are startin to get a bit big!

I need to get that material together and get lori to teach me how to make some skirts with draw strings!...

I refuse to try and keep up with buying pants..lmao..

Until next time kiddies..

May 5th's Workout

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 Edit This 0 Comments »
Well Im gettin right on it today!..hahaha
Ok well I was kinda tired today because I was so active yesterday and didnt get to bed till freakin 2am..
So when it was time to get up at 7:45 and feed the kitten needless to say I was so not feelin it!
Today's workout was good.Candace up'ed the difficulty a bit today..and can I just say..
We had a good time as always and she herself is wore out because she has a 7wk old wolf puppy thats keeping her uber busy between her jobs...
So we were kind of a site for sore eyes this morning..
But all in all twas a great workout..
Ive gotta go to the AT&T store to check on my phone because I lost it and I'm hoping since its an iphone they can gps locate it or somethin..and if not what can I do to replace it..
I am so lost without my phone! =o(
Well Im off to the shower... Later kiddies!

May 2nds Workout!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 Edit This 1 Comment »
I know Im a bit late on the draw..I do apologize...
Lifes been doin that interupting thing again!
Mondays workout was great as always..Only hitch is that when I was cleaning my litter boxes i tripped and fell over the clean litter containter I sit on and landed on my ass and caught myself with my hand so that did NOT feel good.Which made me a little stiff for my workout.But nothin too bad..
Well Monday was weight and measures and WOOT WOOT!!
Im down an inch all the way around..
I have been able to get into a pair of jeans I havent been able to wear in several months..and I have some bra's that are/were a bit small and i used extenders to wear them.Well Im proud to say I dont have to with a few of them! Im like HELL YES MAN!!
So below is my current status..
My weight hasnt changed, but I build muscle like a man so I wont see much in a huge decrease real fast in the weight #...
Its not the most important # anyway.. your inches are the most important..
So without further adue..
More embarrassing pictures and my new measurements..
Height 5'9
Weight : 310
Upper Arm : 18in
Forearm : 12 in
Neck : 17in
Chest: 47.5in (ribcage) 53in (boobs)
Waist : 49in
Abdominal :49.5in
Hip : 60.5in
Thigh : 28in
Calf : 19in
Here's the link to my previous weights and measures blog..


Saturday, May 01, 2010 Edit This 0 Comments »
Its one thing to give it to ur child as a parent as a treat but to have a company formulate it for infant/toddlers!!