Saturday, June 9, 2012

Time to Catch Up

Once again I've fallen off the wagon with my daily postings so I figured I'd do a little catch up here and then try to get back on track. My kids go to camp next week so I'll have a bit more free time.

Last week was my first week back at my old job and it was great. I'm still getting back into the swing of things and some things have changed, but it feels fantastic to be back (even if I did get to start on the worst project ever). It was a slightly short week because my oldest son graduated elementary school. That was wonderful and sad at the same time. I'm so proud of both of my boys but I'm not ready for them to grow up.

I'm still trying the no shampoo thing and I really believe the condition of my hair is improving. I'm getting a hair cut this week so we'll see what my hairdresser thinks and how she feels when I ask her not to use shampoo.

My experiment in homemade dish soap did not go well. I think I did something wrong though, so I'm going to try again before I give a final verdict.

Finally, I pretty much finished my second round of clutter purging. I still need to do my storage closet again, but the house is done. I initially thought I would have a yard sale, but with my new schedule I didn't feel like spending a Saturday sitting around. So, I collected it all and took it to our local thrift store. Here's the pile I took this time. I was shocked to see how much more I was able to get rid of after all that went out last time.

Hopefully I'll do a better job of posting here in the future.


  1. I'm doing the no-shampoo thing, and my hair feels so clean now! No build-up weighing my long hair down.

  2. How has it been going for you Renee? Have you had a transition period yet? Are you using the baking soda/vinegar method? I'm curious about the experience of others because I'm still not sure I'm doing it right. I do agree though, no build-up at all!

    1. Yes,doing baking soda (1 tbs to 1 cup water) and vinegar (1/4 cup to 1 cup watr) and it's going well! Didn't have a bad transition period, 2nd week in now.

      I usually wash my hair 3x per week (even before w/shampoo), and it's naturally oily and really straight. I'm sure everything depends on hair type!