Monday, July 29, 2013

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Ok, so I know that there are TONS of recipes/tutorials all over the internet for making homemade laundry detergent, but I thought I'd share my own experience with making some.

You may be wondering why someone would want to make their own laundry detergent.  One of the main reasons is cost.  It cost me around $10 for the ingredients and the bucket to make this and I only used a small portion of the borax and washing soda.  The only thing I have to buy for another batch is the soap.  I have been using this for a few weeks and have even given some away and still have a lot left, so it is definitely cheaper than store bought.  Another reason is that you know what is in your detergent.  You can choose what soap you use and make this detergent completely natural or even scented the way you like.  Some people even add essential oils to their detergent. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Before and After

Hi!  I know I haven't been on here in sooooo long.  It seems like ever since I had Fletcher someone pushed the fast forward button on my life.  Things are so busy all the time!  The girls have been out of school for a few weeks now so things have slowed down some and I finally have a chance to blog!  I've got to be quick though, cause Fletcher could wake up from his nap any moment. lol

I want to share a project I did a couple of months ago.  You see, I started collecting those cute little erasers that are shaped like food.  I only get the food or food related ones and I keep them in the kitchen.  They were on the back of the stove, but they were getting filthy!  Plus, they kept falling behind the stove.  I wanted a shadow box to display them in, but was having a lot of trouble finding one.  You use to be able to get them at AC Moore and Michael's, but they only have the big open frame type shadow boxes now, not the ones with shelves inside.  Well, luckily Jason likes thrift stores as much as me.  He stopped in the one by his work on the way home one day and found this.