Wednesday, August 29, 2007

laundry soap recipe

Here is the laundry soap recipe I used. So far I am very happy with it and it smells nice because I scented it with lemon essential oils.

Homemade Laundry Soap

1/3 bar Fels Naptha or other type of soap, as listed above

½ cup washing soda (I could only find this at Fred Meyers locally)

½ cup borax powder

~You will also need a small bucket, about 2 gallon size~

Grate the soap and put it in a sauce pan. Add 6 cups water and heat it until the soap melts. Add the washing soda and the borax and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the bucket. Now add your soap mixture and stir. Now add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir. Let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. You use ½ cup per load.

I made burritos for dinner last night and I went ahead and made up a bunch extra to freeze for later consumption. I am excited and beginning to be ready for a larger freezer. :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New things and saving money!

So this week I finally made my own laundry soap. Cheap, easy and so far it works great. I am very happy. Oh I also whipped up some homemade all purpose cleaner.

I also made a huge batch of waffles to freeze up, something I have been wanting to do for a long time and finally got around to. Half blueberry, half banana. Organic and way cheaper then store bought. Quick too, because my kids can just pop one in the toaster.

My next challenge is to bake bread. That will be this week and I will post the results.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My First Tackle

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Okay it's tuesday and I thought it was Wednesday I am a bit confused. To bad! I am going to do a tackle anyway, I have put this off for far to long.

So here it is my amazing tackle for the day!

Clean my kitchen

Yes, actually clean it, dishes, counters, floor, front of cupboards. All of that shiny stuff that should be done everyday but has just been building up as I barely keep on top of dishes.

Monday, August 20, 2007

This is a very funny and awesome auction from a very real mommy!

Check it out for a laugh.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Time For Rest

So we have had a busy couple of weeks.
We went to Portland with the kids July 31st - August 3rd. We were able to visit Oaks amusement park and my daughter actually went on a few rides. A achievement for her. Also we visited the Oregon Zoo, Chuck E Cheese, and OMSI. They got to see an IMAX about the human body and although the largeness was a tiny bit scary for the 2 oldest they learned alot and keep talking all about how the body works. My little man just stared at it the entire time, very fascinated. I came hope exausted and a tad dehydrated.

One day later we headed to the coast with the whole family and played at the beach all day the kids had a great time and I was tired after since Jutsin couldn't make it and I had to drive me and the kids myself. Something I don't usually do. Thanks to my Mom and Jackie who took turns riding with me it wasn't bad at all.

I had my regular check up and everything is fine, my ultrasound is now scheduled for the 17th of next month. I am excited to find out what this baby is. (Boy or Girl)

Then we headed to Tom Fest after Justin got off work on the 9th. The kids stayed with grandma and Justin and I arrived at midnight.
Tom Fest is a Christian festival, concerts, and camping. The band Justin manages was playing Saturday and a bunch of our friends played Friday. We had a great time, heard some good music, and had some awesome fellowship with some friends we don't see enough. Our air mattress kept deflating and I have decided that I am too old to sleep on the hard ground. Yes, maybe I am a baby but I will be buying a new mattress before we camp again. :) We played yahtzee several times, one of my favorite games for some reason; but Justin won every time. Oh well.
The band did good and made some new connections, always a good thing.

Anyway we are finally home and I am happy to be back with my kids, whom I missed.

Now I am ready to just settle down and be at home or hang with friends for a bit. It would be nice to get my laundry caught up and finish a couple of sewing projects.

Oh I was also able to hold my friends beautiful baby girl, she is 4 weeks old and so sweet. I was just thinking of my new baby and am really looking forward to having another little one to love. it's amazing how quickly they grow those first few weeks are so amazing.

Anyway I will have some random pics of some of the above this week so keep your eyes peeled.