I start with cleaning. I have been mixing up a few herbs to create a mop water mixture. All natural, I mean go out to your garden and clip some sprigs of your favorite herbs-natural. You end up with mop water that smells amazing and is chemical free. Need I say more? I've been experimenting with my garden herbs to find my favorite aromatic mix. NOTE: If you are in need of some serious disinfecting this isn't the cleaner for you.
My favorite cleaning mix for floors :
Rosemary, sage, lavender and a tablespoon of salt.
Clipped fresh from the garden, in the hot tap water, with two 'glugh's of white vinegar.
- Rosemary- helps with relieving anxiety, clearing the mind, and boosting your mood. Said to relieve migraines!
- Sage- Protects against negative energy
- Lavender-helps with anxiety, insomnia depression and restlessness.
- Sea Salt- removes stagnant and stale energy
Even with all the positive reasons for using these herbs, I've chosen them for their scent.
Even after the floors have dried I feel like there is a fresh scent left lingering. Pure Joy.
Anyways, now for the fun part. Aside from needing a good cleaning, this room was looking a little tired. I decided to clear everything out and start with a blank slate. With both the couch and love seat being over sized and slip covered, formality is at a low. Luckily we aren't formal people. However, when rearranging the space, it can be a bit like trying to fit a circle into a square.
Sometimes an arrangement just won't work.
Cottage. Bohemian. A little mix of farm house, stir in some greige...it's quite a mix. A little bit
like my garden, I just keep adding to my collections. Mixing and stirring it all up. Lot's of puka shells, beads, crystals, feathers, and a few elephants. Making a great place for grounding and regrouping.
I enjoy mixing my 'treasures' all together. Kitchen, dining room and living room, all treated as one. Eclectic? I'm not sure, however, it's cosy. And Cosy is always my goal.
What do you like your living space to say about you?
Dagmar's Home/moonlight and mason jars
My Repurposed Life/talk of the town
Savvy Southern Style/wow us wednesday
A Stroll Thru Life/inspire me tuesday
Dwellings/amaze me monday
Coastal Charm/show and share
The Modest Mom
Life and Linda/dishing it and digging it
Blogghetti/ happiness is homemade
ACrafty Mix/sweet inspiration