Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Carving!

Why is Hailey wet, you ask? Well her awesome attentive mother didn't realize she had escaped through the dog door and was jumping on the trampoline until it started pouring and I heard her yelling " HEWWO! HEWWO! HELP! HELP!"

Self explanitory. We carved pumpkins with the in-laws!

Home Made Laundy Detergent.

I decided, after reading a few blogs of others, to make my own laundry detergent to try to save a few bucks. I also decided to document my laundry detergent making in case any of my friends wanted to also. so here you go. please read my conclusion after the pics.

So I got all my ingredients, 1 cup washing soda, 1 cup borax and a fels naptha soap bar.

I grated the fels naptha soap bar

all grated.

I boiled the grated soap in 4 cups water until dissolved.

I poured it all together and added more water, and had Brylie stir and stir and stir.
That's as far as the pictures got taken, but we let it sit over night and it gelled, and looked like egg drop soup. All was a success. HOWEVER! I do not care for it, it doesn't clean as well as Tide, and I am pretty much a laundry diva. I will stick to tide, this concoction didn't get my girls clothes clean, and one shirt ( I should have taken a pic) I washed with this stuff 3 times and the stains werent even lighter, and then used one load of tide and the stains were GONE. So, if you like to take care of your family's clothes, to keep them looking nice and stain free, I do not recommend this detergent. If you don't really care, and are cheap, then I'd recommend it.