Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Living with Farmhouse Neutrals 101

The one question I am asked about my house most often is "How do you keep everything white?" Followed by "You don't have kids or cats do you?

Our house has gone through a lot of different changes over the years and through a couple of moves, but one thing that has stayed the same is my love of white linens! Nothing says fresh and clean like white linens!! They are perfect for the vintage farmhouse vibe.....but can seem not so perfect if you are like me and you have three kids, and those kids have friends and your house is the hang out house.

Throw in a couple of goats and cats and I start to seem positively crazy for owning white sofa!

Slip covers are a LIFESAVER! I've had the same sofa for 6 years now. It was a $20 Craigslist score {from Ikea originally}. It has survived all of the kids and their friends, the cats, the goats....red wine spills, nail polish, scented oil plug ins that leaked, various food, mud and so many things that would just make you go EWW.

But most of all my laundry arsenal is my best friend! I'm that flaky person that always forgets to pre-treat or put it in the wash before a stain has time to set in.

Here's what we keep on hand:
Molly's Suds Oxygen Whitener & Mr's Meyers Clean Day Laundry detergent.


Yep, that's it! No kidding! I love to keep life easy peasy and I love that I can order these items from Grove Collaborative and have them shipped to my door every month.

Farmhouse neutrals are so easy to live with and around here I mean that, we really LIVE with it, just ask the goats who think that they live indoors!

Right now for a limited time you can get the following items all for FREE with your first $20 order at Grove Collaborative!
  • Mrs. Meyer's Spring Hand Soap
  • Mrs. Meyer's Spring Dish Soap
  • Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottle
  • Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges
  • Plus free shipping & VIP trial

Existing customers will receive the Grove Spray Bottle at 50% off

My recommendation to keep those farmhouse whites clean and bright are Molly's Suds Oxygen Whitener & Mr's Meyers Clean Day Laundry detergent. Add those to your cart and you get the items above all for free!

Nicki
Owner/Maker/Curator
The Vintage Farmhouse

*Happy to be a Grove Collaborative affiliate!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Spring Cleaning & Free Mrs. Meyers

I love Spring. It's such an amazing time of renewal, all the fresh bits of green popping up, birds singing, and the smell of sweet flowers. A time when I can finally crack the windows open and do some much needed Spring cleaning after a long winter.


That's why I love this awesome offer from Mrs. Meyer’s and Grove Collaborative. When you place your first Grove order of $20, you’ll get a free seasonal kit to help you get a jump start on your spring cleaning. Here’s what’s included:

  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Spring Hand Soap
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Spring Dish Soap
  • Free Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges
  • Free Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottle
  • Free Shipping & 60 Day VIP Trial

If you’re already a customer, you’ll receive 50% off of a Grove Collaborative Spray Bottle - perfect for making your own fresh scented cleaner!



The limited edition Spring scents, Peony & Lilac, are my FAVORITE!!!! They smell so good like a fresh burst of Spring air. I don't know about you, but nothing motivates me more while cleaning than having sweet floral smells wafting up at me as I work! {That and a little music on the radio!}


Sign up is easy peasy!
To get your kit, sign up for Grove Collaborative here and the offer will be automatically added to your cart. You’ll answer 4 quick questions about your current cleaning routine, which Grove will use to recommend products for your first basket. You can customize your order by adding or remove items — as long as your order is a minimum of $20, you’ll qualify for the offer.

My monthly stock up always includes Mrs Meyers Laundry Detergent {in Lavender or Lemon-Verbena, sometimes I like to shake it up a bit on the scents!}, Mrs Meyers hand soap because with three kids in the house you can NEVER have too much hand soap, & Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Multi-Surface Concentrated Cleaner {also the Lemon Verbena}. I have two Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottles, one I use to make my own mixtures depending on my mood, and the other I use for the Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Multi-Surface Concentrated Cleaner.


*This offer ends Sunday, March 12, 6pm PST, and supplies are limited.
*I am pleased to be a Grove Affiliate!