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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Here is the recipe that I follow for my Snot Laundry Detergent...I'm still thinking up names for it right now, but for now, I call it Snot.

Homemade Laundry Soap
1/3 bar Fels Naptha 
½ cup washing soda
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. 

Optional: If you want your soap to have some sort of scent you can scent this with ½ to 1 oz. of essential oil or fragrance oil of your choice. Note: I don't add any scent. I think it smells great without it. Also, there is no scent when the clothes come out of the dryer.

Just some notes:

The finished product will look like snot. Seriously.

There will be practically no suds. None. Nada. Zilch. Totally normal. The ingredients are what does the cleaning anyway. Not the suds.

Update: Found the Source!! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Blue Ribbon Crafts

This weekend is our local County Fair. This year there was an exhibit for crafters (both adult and kids) to enter for ribbons. There were quilts, foods, clothing, and all kinds of crafts and goodies. The Boy, The Nephew, and A Friend all entered spray painted bags.

They all did the spray painting all by themselves and are so proud of their work. I need to get pictures of the back of the bags and will as soon as we go pick them up.

First up, The Boy's bag...
The Nephew's bag...
He said the red was a frame for the other colors.
A Friend's bag....
Love those red stripes!
And now for something rare...ME! IN A PICTURE!!!! WITH STRAIGHT HAIR!!!!

Coming Soon....

I have a ton of photos to upload of projects that I have done in the past (passed?! I never know which word to use) few weeks, but my internet has been all wonky and I can't get pictures to upload.


Be on the look out. I promise more pictures and projects soon.