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Partnered Post: Natural Household Cleaner Tutorial With Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil

FTC: I was given the Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil from Apothercary Extracts. This is an honest review.

I use tea tree oil on my face and body, but now I can use it in my home. Tea tree oil has so many different uses. The Tea Tree Oil from Apothercary Extracts comes with a free recipe book that shows you the many uses of this magical oil. I used a recipe from the book to make an all-natural cleaner from my apartment. Watch me make the quick and cheap cleanser in the video.

      2 tsp. Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil


      1 clean spray bottle


      2 cups of distilled water


      6 oz. white vinegar


    20 drops of cassia or lemon essential oil (optional)

You can buy the oil here.
Apothecary Extracts Tea Tree Oil

Living Large- Cool Clothing Storage

clothing storage

clothing storage
I was looking on Pinterest for clothing storage ideas, and just some cool storage ideas in general. I also spent the day at Ikea and The Container Store yesterday agonizing over what to pick for storage in my bathroom. This picture from Pinterest almost looks like something I was going to choose for my bathroom storage. A lot of people think you can’t have stylish looking clothing storage in your home. Thanks to the powers of the internet, you can find clothing storage that doesn’t look like it came from a big box store, unless you are looking for something like that. I love the minimalistic look of the whole piece. It looks sparse, but intricate at the same time. This is something I could get into. Picture from here. Check below to figure out how to keep up with the blog after Google Reader ends.

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Living Large- Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner

Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner

Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner

Have y’all seen the Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner at I have looked at this thing for months, and now I think I am finally going to buy it. I could use a better cosmetic organizational system in my bathroom. This spinning organizer can fit up to 100 pieces of your and my cosmetic junk. Plus it has a removable top as well! The Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner is only $29.82, so I won’t be breaking the bank when I buy it. Then again, I might end up buying new cosmetics to fill up all the space I just freed up. [SOURCE]

Living Large- DIY Glitter Lamp Shades

DIY Glitter Lamp Shade

DIY Glitter Lamp Shade

I saw this glittery lampshade on Pinterest and thought about how this would be a great DIY project. Apparently the people of Pinterest thought so too. Maybe you could use some glitter or some sequins? I think it would be great either way. Maybe you could try different color glitter or some fabric? That would be nice too. This seems like something that would be really fun to do on a Saturday. I’m getting ideas.

The We Love Colors contest winner is Ruhamah Dunmeyer. The Sonsi winner is Kimberlee Van Der Wall. The Eden Body Works contest ends tonight!

Living Large-Little Storage Nooks Are Great Space Savers

little storage nooks

I love the idea of having little storage nooks or places in small crannies where you designate for a particular function like a mini-office or reading nook. I think they really make a home special. They make a house become filled with your own style and personality, but most of all they serve a function and purpose. Photos from Tumblr. Don’t forget to enter in the Sonsi/TFAS 4th Blogiversary Contest!

Living Large-Recycling Old Christmas Cards To Make Holiday Decor

Recycling Old Christmas Cards To Make Holiday Decor

Recycling Old Christmas Cards To Make Holiday Decor

Have a ton of Christmas cards, and you don’t know what to do with them? Well fear not because you can totally use them to garland for next year. This tutorial is eco-friendly and helps you recycle old cards instead of letting them either collect dust in your home or being wasted in a trash dump somewhere. Have fun and happy holidays! Check out the tutorial here!

Living Large-Spiral Staircase and Slide?!?!

Spiral Staircase with Slide

Spiral Staircase with Slide

Talk about all kinds of awesome! How would you like to have a spiral staircase that has a slide attached to the side? I would love to have one of those in my possession. If I moved, I would totally take the staircase with me and try and install it again in my new place somehow and some damn way. What do you think of this spiral staircase/slide contraption? Photo from here.

Living Large-Hollywood Regency

Hollywood Regency

In 2013, one of my many goals is to get an apartment. I really feel like decorating it will be fun and overwhelming. The good thing is that I have already decided what interior design style I want to decorate it in. Hollywood Regency is the style that I am loving at the moment. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, since I am in love with the Hollywood glamour of the 1930s.

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Living Large-Bright Sprout Soaped Lights

Bright Sprout Soaped LIght

Β The Bright Sprout Soaped light fixtures from Surrounding are really cool. They look like something I would see in Ikea. I bet Ikea really does have these too. I totally love these colorful lights. I think they would look great in someone’s kitchen or a child’s room. Each light is $99, and comes in different colors.

Living Large-Craft Storage

craft storage

craft storage

So I have been cleaning and rearranging and updating my decor for the past two weeks now. One of the things I needed to do was update my craft storage. I ended up buying a storage container with three drawers in it. When I finally get a bigger place, I would love to have a separate room for my crafts. I mean who doesn’t dream of a neat and tidy craft storage room? These pictures from Pinterest should give me proper craft storage inspiration.

craft storage


Living Large- Stacking A Bookshelf

Pretty Office Bookshelf

Pretty Office Bookshelf

I suck at stacking bookshelves. Stacking a bookshelf is somewhat difficult when you are trying to make things pretty. I always start out with some kind of cute configuration and then I start adding stuff as I accumulate things. The bookshelf slowly goes from stylish to overstuffed. I would love a bookshelf like this one shown on La Dolce Vita, but I know that I couldn’t possibly organize it like this. I would fill it to the brim in no time.

Living Large- Lillesand Wrought Iron Bed From Ikea

Ikea Lillesand Bed

I have been obsessed with the Lillesand wrought iron bed from Ikea ever since I visited the store last week. Okay so this bed isn’t actually a wrought iron bed, but it has that vintage look. The white bed that I saw in the store was so fresh, light, and airy looking. I can imagine it in a country home with some fresh sheets and some linen fresh scented candles burning. Maybe the window is open, and the smell of freshly cut grass is coming through the window with the breeze. Okay…okay. I am totally daydreaming right now, but you get my drift. The Lillesand bed looks amazing and totally provokes the idea of easy country living. This bed costs $199.99 at Ikea. Photo from 79 Ideas.