4th of July Applesauce Pouch Printable

Hey, all…so I LOVE the 4th of July! There’s just something so nice about celebrating our freedom, celebrating with friends and family, and obviously fireworks. I love creating some type of Pinterest-inspired dish for each holiday but, those festive dishes aren’t always kid friendly….or healthy! So, I decided to create a quick, simple printable for your 4th of July celebrations!

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What you need:

Just print, cut, & tape! Put it a cute basket & take to your 4th of July cookout.

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As always, thanks for reading! Be sure to share pictures of your festive pouches on social media and tag @coldcoffeegrind!

xoxo,

 

Brittany

 

Chemical Free Cleaning Hack: For the Bathroom & Laundry

I recently made the switch to using all chemical-free, non-toxic cleaners. Check out the full video for some extremely easy and low budget ways to clean your sink, bathtub and shower, and an easy chemical-free fabric softener.

All cleaners use White House Foods® White Distilled Vinegar and items that can easily be found in your pantry. I also love substituting the White House Foods® Scented Cleaning Vinegar for regular White Distilled Vinegar, but both work for ALL of the mixtures used in the video and listed  below! I hope you guys enjoy this video! All cleaning mixtures and instructions are listed below!

 

Sink Bowl Cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with White Distilled Vinegar, spray sink bowl thoroughly with vinegar, then sprinkle baking soda on top. Let the baking soda sit and vinegar sit for 30 minutes. Use warm water and a sponge to scrub and rinse sink bowl.

Drain Cleaner: Pour 2 tablespoons of White Distilled Vinegar down the drain and let sit overnight. Then in the morning, turn the water on warm and let run for a few minutes. Do this weekly for drain maintenance.

Faucet Cleaner: Pour about a 1/4 cup of White Distilled Vinegar in a baggie and wrap around the head of the faucet. Use a rubber-band to secure the baggie to the faucet overnight. After it sits overnight, remove the baggie of vinegar and run warm water. Do this monthly.

Tub & Shower Cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with White Distilled Vinegar, spray the tub/shower thoroughly with vinegar, then sprinkle baking soda on top. Let the baking soda sit and vinegar sit for 30 minutes. Use warm water and a sponge to scrub and rinse!

Shower Door Cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with White Distilled Vinegar, spray shower door with vinegar. Use a dry microfiber towel to wipe away residue.

Bathroom Floor Cleaner: Mix half a gallon of warm water with half of cup of White Distilled Vinegar in a bowl. Using a mop or sponge, scrub the floor with the mixture. For floors with tile, using a brush and the mixture to scrub stained grout. Mop or sponge and excess water. Let air dry or dry with a towel.

Fabric Softener: Use White House Scented Cleaning Vinegar OR regular White Distilled as a fabric softener replacement. Pour the same amount of vinegar as you would fabric softener. Vinegar creates the same result without all the unnecessary chemicals!

Did you miss cleaning hacks in the Bedroom and Living Room? Read HERE!

How do you avoid harmful chemicals while cleaning your home? Please share in the comments!

 

Thanks for reading/watching. Check back soon for cleaning hacks in the kitchen!

xoxo,

Brittany

Easter Egg Peeps Printable!

Looking for a way to change up your Easter Egg hunt this year? Or maybe you need an allergy friendly option? Or if I am being honest, just need something that isn’t chocolate that you will end up eating for days to come after Easter?!

I love the idea of giving quality time and experiences for gifts…so, I am using these printables to do just that! Each little peep has an activity or experience to open in an egg. Or you can personalize the activities by writing your own on the blank peeps!

Just save, print, cut, & stuff your eggs!

Link for printables:

Easter Egg Hunt Printable

Easter Egg Hunt BLANK Printable

Thanks for reading & if you use, share a picture!

xoxo,

Brittany

 

Looking for some other Easter activities…

Easter Bunny Trail Mix: Click Here!

Easter Applesauce Pouch Wrap: Click Here!

Spring Cleaning: Click Here!

Chemical-Free Cleaning Hacks: Living & Bedroom

Before becoming a mom, I really didn’t think twice about the cleaning products I was using or the chemicals they were filled with. If they smelled good and made my house look shiny, it was good in my book.

After becoming a mom, you get sent one article about how your floor cleaner can burn your infant’s skin and you quickly start to pay a little more attention.

I wouldn’t classify myself as a helicopter or Pinterest mom. I am more of you-gotta-do-what-you-gotta-do, it’s a Chick-fil-a for dinner, cold coffee drinking mom. So, when I say that I am sharing some simple replacements for your everyday cleaning products, I mean these are totally doable for the non-Pinterest mom too!

These are my go-to cleaning mixes for the living and bedroom using ! After doing a little research, I chose white vinegar as my base for most of my cleaning because it’s non-toxic, yet kills germs. These recipes are great for kid and pet friendly homes! I will be sharing bath, kitchen, and outdoor cleaning hacks in the next few weeks.

For a video tutorial click HERE!

Cleaning Recipes:

Carpet/Rug Cleaner: Fill a with equal parts of water and white distilled vinegar. Spray desired area, you may want to test a small area if colors tend to run. Let soak for a few minutes and then scrub with a towel. Next, sprinkle a thin layer of on top. Let sit for an odor. Complete by vacuuming baking soda residue.

Wood Furniture Polish/Conditioner: Mix 1 cup of , 1/4 , 2-3 of (I use orange). Dip a or rag into mixture and polish furniture. For best results, polish in the direction of the grain.

Mattress Cleaner: Mix with a just a tad of in aEvery time you change your sheets, spray the mixture your mattress down and let dry before replacing sheets. For a deeper clean (recommended once a month), sprinkle a layer of after spraying mattress with mixture. Let the sprayed mixture and baking soda sit for an hour and then mattress.

Window Cleaner: Mix half water and half in a . Spray directly on glass or towel, whichever you prefer, and wipe down your glass for a streak-free clean!

Blinds Cleaner: Mix a gallon of warm water with a 1/2 cup of and 1/4 cup of . Saturate a microfiber towel or rag in the mixture and wipe down blinds. Once you have thoroughly wiped down blinds with the mixture, rinse the mixture off with water and dry with a towel.

For a video tutorial click HERE!

White Distilled Vinegar is a perfect option to kill the germs, cut the grease, and remove the grime! If you’re worried about the scent of vinegar, I am obsessed with these that come in three different scents. My favorite is lavender!

 

Check back next week for cleaning recipes for the kitchen using vinegar!

 

 

Valentine Gift Printables!

Valentine Gift Printables!

I just wanted to share a few more printables before the Valentine Parties start up! Printables are an easy way to create a thoughtful gift or decorate while keeping it simple. Feel free to use these for your babes Valentines, teacher gifts, co-workers, gal pals, etc.

 

First up, the Teacher Valentine. This heart could be used for a variety of sweet treats. I kept it simple and used it to decorate a bag filled with Girl Scout Cookies, because who doesn’t love them?! You could just as easily decorate a favorite package of candy or homemade cookies!

 

 

 

 

 

Next, a Sweet Applesauce Treat!! These would be great to use for a school party or just to make your table at home a little extra special! They match the applesauce pouch printable that you can find here if you prefer pouches over cups.

And last, a fun treat for anyone! There is nothing more festive than strawberry applesauce, so pair it with a printable and voila, a Valentine! Here is the printable:  You are Berry Special!

 

Other Valentine Printables:

Wine Bottle Valentine’s

Pouch Valentine’s