Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mud Puddles;)

The tornadoes that came our way Sunday night brought with it a TON of rain and well whenever that happens, our beautiful yard is turned into well a... LAKE;)..The kids didn't seem to mind though..and before I could say don't jump in that in your good clothes!..I was stopped in my tracks by the enormous amounts of squeals, giggles and laughter and the "mommy mode" faded away and I just let them play:) after all isn't this why God blessed us with a washing machine,dryer and bubble baths?..So I could sit back and watch my children enjoy a mud puddle or two..And of course... so momma could snap some pictures;) hehe

Friday, March 5, 2010

The girls made lunch!:)

The girls decided yesterday they wanted to pick out and cook what we would have for lunch..So of course I agreed!:) They decided on...

Chicken nuggets made with Shake and Bake, carrots and cantaloupe( I am thinking they had orange on the brain yesterday haha!;) But lunch was delicious and they were so proud of themselves and so was I!:)

Morgan shakin her chicken!;)

She can even do tricks with it haha;)

Maddie really gets into to this! lol

Making sure she didn't hurt it..haha;)

All done!:)

Now I can't remember if this pic was taken before or after they entered the oven..excuse the preggo brain lol..either way they came out great!:)
Mason trying out his sisters cooking..and going by the ketchup on his face I am going to say he approves!:)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap:)

Wanted to share this with you all!:)

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value
4 Cups hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar (can use ZOTE)
1 Cup Washing Soda (NOT baking soda)
½ Cup Borax

- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.
-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.
-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)
-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.
-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)
-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)