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Succinctly, my husband and I enjoy the occasional intimate oil massage. And like normal people we use towels to control the mess. My towels are now smelling like rancid oil towels.  Like omg gag me with a spoon! Rancid. We have washed, bleached, sun dried, vinegar washed and I am  as we speak washing and soaking alternately in  Dawn detergent.  I am desperate! If you have an oil in the towel get it out solution, please comment! 
I was at a massage spa on Mothers day and noted their towels smelled similar.  Had I not understood how many times I have washed my towels to have the same smell… I might have walked out unsure of their cleaning practice. It’s a thing  I know… please help. 
Oh yea, it’s a grapeseed and sandalwood oil. Wonderful freshly massage… rancid on towels. HELP, PLEASE!!!

Time flies!!


It’s been almost 2 years since we put our brown paper back floor in our own unique flare in our bathroom and here is an update. Our critique if you will.

This is regarding my original post about the floor:

1) There has been no lifting or bubbling on our bathroom floor. There is no tears or breaches in it’s form.

2) The shine has not been changed and so far I’ve only mopped it. You can apply mop ‘n glo or a similar product to re-shine if you need, but it’s 2 years and I have not yet needed to.

3) The products we used on this floor have all performed as we had hoped and we would recommend using them if you intend to give this floor a go!

I want to express to you how much this room gets used and for various things, this is my heaviest crafting room many times. the floor has been easy to clean glitter from when using it for crafts, it’s been sturdy through the growth and abuse of our gigantic dog. I dye and process fiber in there, it’s the place with the largest tub of water to work in. This room is used in the most unconventional ways along with the intended use! The floor has stood up.

2014 in review


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. It has been interesting to see how the blog did over the course of this year! Thanks to all who visit!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Baby Shower Center Piece

Baby Shower Center Piece

When my daughter got pregnant with our grand daughter my head exploded, at first with the woah, then with all the creative things I could get away with now! I threw the baby shower, I ordered girly pirate decorations, with little girl skulls and pink and black, very much my daughter. I had pink, black, white and silver balloons, large silver confetti thrown on the tables… normal stuff. I love flowers, but they’re expensive, I wanted to soften the pirate theme a little as well. I also have been a mom to three babies and so one thing I knew is they go through a lot of socks. One of her gifts from me was an ass ton of socks. After I had put my thinker on I figured it was redundant to have like 6 packages of socks wrapped so I opened a few packages,my best friend got in on the rolling socks action too, we took skewer sticks and floral tape, rolled the socks from toes to opening and taped around the stick to hold in shape. I then stuffed into a fake floral arrangement to dress it up and make it interesting, they served as center pieces then afterwards socks for days. It was cute and easy. baby shower center pieceI never thought I’d have a blog, so pictures I took seem to come up crummy these days. They’re older pictures, never thought to be used to be seen by anyone but maybe me and my small circle, I hope it still depicts how cute the idea is. ❤