Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Homemade cleaners

I love Pinterest! I justify using it because it is helping me be a better homemaker :) I've been making my own laundry soap for a while, which we use a lot of! It works as well, or better than store bought stuff. Plus I can whip up a two gallon batch in my old Tide bottle in 10 minutes. I've used the same recipe for a while now, just tweaked it a little.
1/2 c 20 mule team borax
1/2 c washing soda
2 T dawn dish soap
1/2 c oxiclean
1/2 c or more of Purex fabric softening crystals

This makes a gallon, I always double it. Just add hot water and shake it up. Then you're good to go!

Today I made some homemade all purpose cleaner. I hope it works great! A friend of mine uses it and shared with me.

All Purpose Disinfecting Spray:
What You Need:
16 oz. glass spray bottle (you can purchase one here)
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 3/4 cups water
30 drops dōTERRA essential oil
1 teaspoon borax

Just mix together in a spray bottle. My bottle is plastic, so we'll see how it holds up. (The oils can break down the plastic). You can check out the doTerra site for suggestions of which oils work best together.

And I also tried out making our own detangler spray. We use a lot at our house! I searched for recipes and kind of mixed some together. We'll see how it performs :)
Favorite conditioner
Distilled water
Coconut oil in liquid form

Just mix in a spray bottle and use!

These are going to save us a lot of money, so maybe you can try it in your home! I like saving money!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our latest adventure....

We are in the midst of one of our hardest challenges yet.  Back in June, Nate's company announced that they were moving to Fort Worth.  So we had a big decision to make.  With lots of thought and prayer and fasting, we decided the move wasn't for us.  We had a really great feeling of peace about the decision.  Now months later and with Nate being done with work, we are having some issues with our decision.  We never thought it would be this hard or take this long for Nate to find a replacement job.  Lucky for us, we have money in savings to back us up, but it's still hard.  We have to trust in Heavenly Father and have faith.  This is a real eye opening experience for all of us.  I know we will make it through, and that Heavenly Father will provide, but in the words of Tom Petty, "the waiting, is the hardest part!"  At least Nate is getting some quality time with the kids and had endless honey do projects to work on!  But keep him in your prayers, because I don't know how much longer he can make it before he goes stir crazy! :)