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Wife of Mountain Runner Mike,mother of Cotton, Tristan, and Justus. Lover of family and friends. SuperStar Director of an awesome Scentsy team. I can bake a beautiful loaf of bread, and love making my house a home. Come and sit a while.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Make your own laundry detergent sister!

Last year my friend Kayola posted a recipe to make laundry detergent. I have made my 4th batch and have been pleased with the clean, fresh results on my family of men's clothes and an occasional frilly garment of mine. I have saved alot of money this past year making my own laundry detergent and used the extra money to buy yummy smelling fabric softener. You only need 2 Tablespoons of detergent for each load. This detergent will work in top loading and front loading machines. If you have a front loader you will only need to add a bit of warm water to the detergent in a small bowl and give it a stir to help the soap begin to dissolve. You will need: One 4 pound box of Borax

One 4 pound box of Arm & Hammer Laundry Soda

Two 4 pound boxes of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

One and 1/3 bars of Zote Laundry soap, grated or

Two bars of Fels Naptha Laundry soap, grated.

I found all of these ingredients at my loca grocery store and Walmart. I mix everything together in a 5 gallon bucket and then transfer it to a pretty glass jar. This batch of laundry detergent lasts for months and I feel like a smart, frugal gal. Nothing wrong with that.

This lovely plate that is displayed in my laundry room is a small trinket I took from my dear mother's house while she was gallivanting in Arizona. Hope you don't mind Mom, I'll give it back if I must, but I feel empowered every time I read it.

This cute little stitchery hangs in my laundry room across from my antique washboards, my mom, sister and I all made this and my dad made each of us the frame they are displayed in. My dad makes beautiful frames.

I hope each of you get a bug to try this laundry detergent. I love it. Put something in your laundry room that makes you feel, cute and sassy when you look at it and laundry won't be such an UGLY chore.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hearts and such

Love is in the air at our home, as you can see, every corner holds a reminder that Cupid has a job to do.

Today I made Valentine's cookies. Made from the love in my heart. I felt true bliss as I cut out these sweet treats and spent a good part of the day in the kitchen. I remembered today what I love to do the most, and where I am happiest.

Happiness and bliss shining in my eyes!

About 8 dozen Valentine's cookies later, I had frosted most of the cookies with homemade cream cheese frosting and strawberry frosting too, and I put 3 dozen cookies in the freezer for Sunday.

I then put the prettiest cookies on plates for sweet, sweet neighbors. I waited for Tristan and Justus to get home from school and then we put our Cupid wings on and hitched our bow and arrows to our backs and jumped in the cruiser to share the love!

Look at these sweet gals that live close by holding true love in their hands. I could shed a tear. My heart is full.

Justus and Tristan's grandparents are far away, so they delivered cookies to The Sheltons who live in our neighborhood. Carla would have nothing to do with having her pic on the w.w.w. but I'm telling you her sweetheart was more than happy to be a stand-in Grandpa to these young blokes. We love the Sheltons.

Wishing you all a visit from Cupid, and take time to share the love with everyone. I love you, you're the best!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Good Monday to you! Here is a sneak peak at some of the new plug-ins and warmers that will be available March 1st, 2010. If you would love to receive a Spring/Summer 2010 catalog from me just enter your mailing address in as a comment and I will get one to you.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010