Easy DIY Freshener

I have two active kiddos. I have two kitties that come with three litter boxes. We are on the go most of the time. Read: many sources of stinky/stale air. Today, I saw something on Pinterest that I thought was worth a try. It was so simple to make and I'm so happy with the results, I had to share!

You need a spray bottle, 4 Tablespoons of baking sofa, 1 cup of hot water and a 1/4 cup of Downy Unstoppable. I'm not going to lie, I was a little surprised at the cost of the Unstoppable, but decided I want to give it a try so I bought it anyway. I'm so glad I did. It will make so many batches that it is worth the cost.

Mix all the ingredients and let sit and dissolve. Once the baking sofa and Unstoppable have dissolved, pour into your spray bottle and top off with more warm water. Shake well, then spray!

My house smells amazing! I hung my spray bottle in the laundry area and will grab it again when I want to freshen things up.

I read if you wanted a more natural room freshening spray, you can use the essential oil of your choice.

I'm really happy with this little project. Let me know if you give it a try!

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It's T-Day

Not every one will get this. And for you, I'm happy. But for others, on a regular basis, we share our kids with their other parent. Each co-parent team has their own schedule. And sharing is hard.

For us, most of the time, we are week on, week off. The kids are champs. They go from one house to the other then back again. They never miss a beat. I'm really so proud of them for how they have handled this life change so smoothly. They didn't ask for this.

T- Day. For me (and many others too I would imagine), Transition Day (Get it? T-Day) is the hardest day. The day when they kids go back to their dad's house. To be honest, it actually starts the night before. As we start to wind down, I can't help but think about how tomorrow they will be gone. I feel a little more clingy. I give lots of hugs and tell them I love them over and over. Then, once they are back with their dad, I drive away and I want to reach out to them via text and tell them "I miss you already".

I know this is what I signed up for. It is the price of being divorced. And truthfully, it sucks. I love my kids with all I've got. I am so proud of who they are becoming. I'm so thankful for for my kiddos. I'm thankful for their laughter. Im thankful for their good health. I'm thankful for the chaos. I'm thankful for FaceTime which allows me talk to them each night before bed. And I'm thankful for phones so I can text them any time.

T-Day is hard. Tomorrow will be a little easier. My week will fly by and soon they will be back in my nest. I'm glad they have a Dad who wants to spend half their life with them. I know this is what's best for the kids in this situation. But it's never easy to let them go.

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