Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Laundry Soap

So I recently came across a recipe per say about homemade laundry soap. I was real unsure of it. I didn't know how well it would clean. But I am pleasantly surprised. I made up a batch and have been using it.  At first it costs about the same price to buy regular soap (depending on brand). But once you get the ingredients needed to make it it will last a super long time. And start to save you money!  And if you are always doing laundry like me and having to buy soap every other week or so it seems. It will save or give you extra money to spend somewhere else:-)  It is super easy to make. It takes maybe 20 minutes. And you end up with two gallon jugs full of laundry soap. I also have come across a homemade softener recipe but haven't  tried it yet. When I do I will post and let you know how it turned out. Here is the homemade laundry detergent info.

1 bar of soap (any kind you want)
1 cup of Borax
1 cup of washing soda
big pot that holds more then 2 gallons, a funnel, spoon, and 2 empty gallon jugs.

grate your bar of soap and put in pan
fill 1 gallon jug and poor in pan with soap
cook until soap is dissolved
add borax and washing soda
bring to boil ( it will coagulate)
turn heat off and add 1 gallon of cold water
stir well and pour in to containers.

I use a 1/2 cup per load for washing. Also it don't sud up like normal detergent.
And you can find the washing soda and borax at walmart in the normal laundry detergent aisle.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It Has Started!

Christmas shopping is in full swing.  I normally wait till the very last minute like Christmas Eve to start and finish my shopping. But this year I am starting a whole month early!  I am super excited about Christmas this year. Cause we are home! I have got three gifts already. I got Tyler a guitar that was 50% off original price. So I could not pass that up. I have bought some new Christmas decorations over the past couple of months. Hobby Lobby had 50% off all Christmas decor in October.  I can't wait. I am going to drag out all the lights and make sure they are working and are ready to go. Cause they day after Thanksgiving they are going on the house. It has been five years since we put lights on the house. Now if we could get some colder weather and maybe even some snow. We would be set.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Family Camp

We have been running since Thursday getting ready for camp.  Talk about a busy weekend. Tyler stood in the boys cabin with his daddy this year for the first time. Talk about feeling lost come bed time with out him. But it was so nice to be able to put my earphones on. Crank the music up loud and not have to hear all the snorers.  LOL It was a really good camp. The classes and messages was good. We got to visit with Jamey, Dus, the kids and Gen and Morgan.( they came with them)  He was the guest speaker. Then we did a family photo shoot Sunday afternoon with Sis Adams. I can't wait to see how they turned out. We also got to visit with Jacob and Philip. Those boys are out of control. We get to be in revival next week with them. And some this week as well.  Jacob also let my son get into the lake new shoes and all. lol Over all a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pre Pre School

So Derek and I have started working with Tyler on ABC's, counting, colors, and animals.  He is doing very good with it all. But has a hard time sitting still for more then 5 minutes. I have seen they the actually have a two year old homeschooling package. But it is pretty pricey and I figure it is just the basic stuff any ways and I can do my own for the 2 yr old stage.  I can tell what we have been doing has helped a lot in just his talking and word saying. So this brings me to the next thing. It is still a ways off but I still need to be thinking about it and have a plan. To home school or not to? I am open minded to them both. Derek is close minded. And believes homeschooling is the only way. I have a huge pro/cons list. And I am just not sure. I am afraid that in this day and age I personally don't know enough to be teaching him. I want him to be able to go to college if that's what he wants to choose.  Also I am sure he is going to want to play sports and I don't want to take that away from him.  I am doing all the research I can. Praying that the Lord will guide my husband and me in the direction we should go. And that there will be peace kept between us when we go to discussing the subject. Any thoughts about this. Or information you have on it is greatly appreciated.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Need A Vacation!

So I am so in need of one. I am not burnt out with life but I am in need of a break. I don't even care if it is for the weekend. I need something. It's funny but working on the road seemed like a vacation here and there. We always went somewhere new. And had new experiences. I kind of really miss it. But it is great to be home. Just wish we could get away sometime in the near further :-(  Life seems so different for me right now. It's weird to put my finger on it. 

So an update on the family. Tyler is a mess. He has the biggest temper I have ever seen! It is going to be the death of me. Potty training is going slow. He goes around the clock every time I take him. But he still isn't getting the idea of telling me.  Which is wearing on me. He is talking up a storm these days. And can say anything. He is a little mocking bird.  He is also huge.  Derek is doing good with his job. Except he is complaining about gaining weight. And is pulling the scale out weekly. Weighing and is getting frantic about putting on 10 pounds since starting this job. LOL I think it is funny!