Archive for September 9th, 2010

September 9, 2010

Question for Reader: Dish Soap and Hand Soap

by Cait

Dear The Interwebz,

From Mrs Meyers

I recently discovered that Bath & Body Works discontinued our favorite foaming hand soap, Wild Honeysuckle.  Maybe this is old news (it probably is, since I can’t even find a picture to post), but because I only ever go in B&BW when 1) we run out of soap, 2) they have sales and/or 3) when I’m with Emiley.  And I say “when we run out of soap” as if we buy their soap a lot, which we don’t, we just bought four bottles the last time we were there and it was on sale and it took us awhile to use all of since we’re never home.  But it did smell really, really good, so we were kind of addicted while it lasted.

Anyway, point is, we need a new hand soap. We’re trying to go greener, so I’m pretending not to be too crushed about the loss of my BFF Wild Honeysuckle, and I’m thinking about getting some variety of Dr Bronner’s soap, but I have never seen any in person so I wouldn’t know what scent to buy.  (Or maybe I have seen it at Whole Foods and just don’t remember?)

Which brings me to my next point!  We also just ran out of our unscented Mrs Meyer’s dish soap that we bought a while back at TJ Maxx (along with our Geranium scented surface wipes), and when I went to their website to browse their products neither of those were on the site.  I assume this is because things go to TJ Maxx to die when they’re being phased out, but my question is, are they phasing out my beloved Geranium altogether, or just in surface wipes?  I saw an article in O at Home (yes, it was from a two year old magazine, I got it from my mom, we trade magazines and then leave them in waiting rooms so that someone else won’t be waiting for their friend to have a c-section and be forced to read “Loving Your Grandbaby”, but I digress) about the maker of Mrs Meyer’s and how supposedly people don’t like to clean with floral scents, so now I’m scared!  Hold me!

Why does everything I like get discontinued?!  I live in Florida, of course I like floral scents!  (Ok, maybe that was a stretch, even with the Spanish meaning and whatever.)

The title of this post should probably just be “Old News” or “Behind the Times”.  Please, five readers, inform me!  Is Geranium going away?  What hand soap do you use?  Am I insane for liking floral scented soap?


September 9, 2010

Attack of the Billion Projects!

by Cait

Ok, so we don’t actually have a billion projects going on, but I may have been a little ambitious in thinking that we could tackle both the chair and the liquor cabinet after work last night.  Especially since we’ve both been working 10+ hour days and coming home dead tired.  We did at least the chair is mostly finished and ready for its upcoming debut in the guest bedroom, even after wandering around Lowe’s having to go to Lowe’s for more paint.  We picked the darkest yellow on the swatch with Valspar Spun Honey (the room color), but because I am an excellent blogger, I forgot the name of it.  Something about sunsets.  (Quick, use your super powers and read the name on the sample can below!) 

Behold, our messy porch!  Why yes, that is gravel that some former homeowner thought was a good idea.

And now that you know that our porch is kind of a hot mess (and you haven’t even seen the mismatching and obviously not laid at the same time tiles on the floor, or the half-assed attempt at walls by the former owner!) I can leave you with this picture, which shows that for our next trick we have these lovely things sitting in our yard until we start sanding them down into end tables.  Hooray free stumps!

I’ll be back tomorrow (same bat time, same bat channel) with either the liquor cabinet progress, or more details on that lovely stack of pallets in our backyard that I showed in the last post (because that’s how we roll, stacks of unattractive things in the yard). Unless I collapse from the exhaustion of trying to juggle work, projects, and the most important task of all: taking gelato to my best friend who just had a baby.