Thursday, 10 May 2012

gracias, cпасибо, danke

Just a quick post today to say a couple of thank yous...

Shelley over at 2jacs recently had a giveaway for Sapadilla cleaning products, and I was one of the two lucky winners. Yay! It's not weird to be excited about cleaning products, is it? Well, OK, maybe it's just a little bit weird :-) But totally deserving of the weirdness. Here's why:

Not testing on animals is really important to me, and they're not kidding about the some kind of wonderful scent. The giveaway was for products in either the grapefruit & bergamot or rosemary & peppermint scents. I mentioned in my entry that one of the things I like best about Sapadilla is the lavender & lime scent. Shelley not only decided to send me products in my favourite scent, she also made me some cleaning cloths in matching purple :-) Take my word for it, the lavender & lime scent smells amazing!

I could have used the all-purpose cleaner yesterday, but I thought my first cleaning experience using Sapadilla & Shelley's cloths should be a little more elegant than cleaning up dog barf ;-)

Sapadilla is located in BC and their products are sold in selected stores in Canada and the US. Click here to see if there's a store near you. You can also purchase their products online from these stores. And if you're looking for colourful handmade cloths, Shelley sells them in her Etsy shop, J&J.


And also thank you to Mary at Very Merry Vintage Style for including my faux zinc bird in her list of favourite projects from last week's Share The Love Wednesday blog party.

bird after

Mary, I hope my project inspired you and your blog readers to take a shot at creating your own faux zinc - it's really easy and fun :-)


After my flurry of DIY projects a few weeks ago, I'm kind of DIY'd out. But you might remember I mentioned a Restoration Hardware-inspired table project that I wanted to tackle. Well, it's half done {thank you, hubby!}, and will hopefully be ready for its reveal in a week or two. Stay tuned!

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  1. You lucky gal! I will be interested to hear how you like them, I always want to know about environmental friendly cleaning products. I can't wait to see your new RH inspired project. I can imagine you are DIY'd out, you have been a machine lately ;-)

  2. Congrats on your win and your feature! :)

  3. Congratulations on being featured and on your win. Those cloths are one of the best things to come along since sliced bread!

  4. You are so sweet Kelly & you are most welcome! I hope you enjoy these products as much as I do...they actually make cleaning kind of fun, because the result is a delicious smelling home! Enjoy your weekend!!

    1. I'm sure my house will smell great once I break out the cleaners :-) The scent is seriously awesome!


  5. Those cleaning products look amazing! I am so glad you won (and those handmade cloths look incredible too)!

    Thanks for sharing.


  6. Way to go, Kelly! And lucky you to get a set of matching cloths from Shelley. It's a double-win!!!

  7. That faux zinc bird really is awesome!!! And even though I definitely do NOT get excited about cleaning, I do love a good product. :)

  8. Kelly,

    Whew! Thanks for sharing all the love of cleaning goodies. I love to clean and somehow I feel it gives us more than we expect...peace of mind! And a few items to check off of our to do lists too!

    Congrats on all the goodies, DIY and on-target projects great way to enjoy a Happy Mother's Day weekend!