Crafty Monday – DIY Laundry Soap

Have you really paid attention to the cost of laundry soap?  I have to be honest, I haven’t been. It was something we needed, so I bought it.

That is until a few weeks back when we ran out before the budget replenished. With all the Christmas spending, money is running a little tighter than normal so I had to check prices. Wow! I was blown away!

Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl  saved my pocket book! She had just posted an article on how to do your own laundry detergent back in October so off I went!

It really is just that simple. The soap comes out pretty watery than what I am used to but I noticed a remarkable difference in my towels in just the first washing. There were SO much fluffier and softer to the touch.

The whole thing cost me maybe $10 but I had the Borax already so if you go this route, it may be a tad higher.

I’m still looking for a cute bucket to put mine in but since the laundry room will be getting a make over here sometime soon, I am waiting to see what I finally decide on before getting anything to go into it.

If you have used this or make this, I would love to hear your experiences!

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Posted by on December 8, 2014 in DIY, Laundry


Happy Thanksgiving!

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I will be taking the next week off from blogging to focus on my family and Thanksgiving.

From my family to yours, I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!  🙂

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Posted by on November 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


Wordless Wednesday – New Tea for the Collection


Posted by on November 19, 2014 in Wordless Wednesday


Kitty Tuesday – Evie and SweetPea

These two, I swear, I am not even sure what to think.

With Sweet Pea getting up there in age, I am concerned with how Evie will cope but in the meantime, I cherish the moments when I find them lost in a nap together.

Evie and Sweet Pea


Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Evie, Felines, Randomness, Sweet Pea


Crafting Monday – Lucet Cording

I learned how to do lucet cording several years ago but it was never something I did all of the time.

The one thing I really do enjoy about it is how simple it is to work. It travels pretty easy and can be put down and picked up with no thought whatsoever. The perfect fidget tool for those days when you find yourself waiting at the car dealership or the Doctor’s office.

With Operation Bliaut, we are going to need cording to lace up the sides so my goal is 6 yards of cording. So far to date. I just passed 2 yards. I am pretty pleased! However, I may need to redo it since I am not sure this is going to do the look I want but we won’t know that until we put it on the dress.

So meanwhile, I’ll just fidget and be productive!

Lucet Cording

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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Lucet, SCA, Sewing


Wordless Wednesday – A New Hole In My Head


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Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Wordless Wednesday


Grumpy Sasha is Grumpy!

The look we get after Sasha has to take her medicine.

The good news is that her eye is improving quite a bit. It’s open all the time now and there is no discharge!  Yay! However, from the sounds of it, she will now be on thyroid meds for the rest of her life as she has hyperthyroidism. She weighs next to nothing despite eating all her food and whatever food the other cats leave.  We’ve even had to chase her off the dog’s food.

Fun times in this house, let me tell you!

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Posted by on November 11, 2014 in Life, Sasha

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