Thursday, February 21, 2013

Stomach {VIRUS}

OMGOSH this has been one of the worst weeks ever! All our boys were sick with this awful stomach virus that has apparently struck the whole country!

Throwing up and diarrhea is NO fun! Jaron started

Monday, February 18, 2013

And the winner is....

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Monday, February 11, 2013

My First Giveaway! {FREE STUFF}


As some of you may already know my husband works at Wrigley's and we get a lot of free gum!
I wanna share some of it with ONE of my readers.
If you comment on this post I will put your name in a drawing for SEVERAL packs of gum and some peanut M&M's he brought home too!
{Mars Co. bought out Wrigley's so they give the employees CHOCOLATE sometimes}

Febraury 18th I will put all the names in a bowl and let one of the boys draw a WINNER!

So far I have over 20 packs and I will continue to add more until I draw a winner!

I am doing this to generate more readers and get my blog out there for the world to see. I want to learn how to make this a business I can do from home. I am just not sure where to start. Any suggestions???

If you want to get your name entered twice you can share my blog on your facebook page and let me know about it.

Just click below on the word "comment" and be entered to WIN!!!


$$$aving Money$$$

I have recently started to make our laundry soap and dish washing detergent. I love to find ways to save us money and this is a pretty big one with a family of 6 and as many clothes as we wash~OH YEAH definately a BIG DEAL!

Of course I got the idea from Pinterest and I want to share it with all of you!

It seems much more possible when you know someone personally that does this and it works. With FOUR boys we have some muddy stuff come through our laundry room but this stuff works just as good as Tide or anything else.

I found these ingredients at my Walmart in the laundry soap isle.

Fels-Naptha Soap Bar $0.97
Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda $3.24
Borax $2.98
You need a 5 gallon bucket with a lid too

Put 4 cups of hot water in a large pot grate the whole Fels-Naptha bar with youe cheese grater and add it all to the hot water. Stir continuously on medium heat until the soap is Melted. (about 45 minutes.)

fill up your five gallon buck halfway with hot water.
add the melted soap mixture,
add 1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda,
add 1/2 cup Borax
and-mixed really good.

Add more hot water to fill the bucket and stir it good

Put the lid on the bucket and let it sit overnight. It will turn into a gel. I just stirred it up some more and it was fine. All you need is 1/4 cup for each load if you have a front-load washer and 1/2 cup for a top load. This is very cheap soap!

I figure about $.06 per load!

But I still have borax & washing soda left so I used that to make my dishwasher detergent too!
I mixed 1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
2 packs of lemonade flavor ( no sugar)
Put them in air tight container and it only takes 1 tbsp. per load.
We are saving so much money per year this way.
These days with gas prices rising almost DAILY~ every penny counts!

Oh I almost forgot to mention my new floor cleaner too!
My swifter wet jet broke last year and I hated not being able to refill that bottle anyway so I invested in a Rubbermaid one with a washable (reusable) pad and refillable bottle. LOVE IT!
Sometimes I use vinegar and water to clean the floors or baking soda & vinegar. I also add some peroxide sometimes. All these ingredients are so cheap and without all the harsh chemicals.
Actually vinegar is a good cleaner for the shower & toilet too. Peroxide is awesome for just about anything.
I plan to finish off the glass cleaner we have and make my own, so check back to see how that works out.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

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Monday, February 04, 2013

Wood Shop & Mess Free Fingerpainting!!!

The boys got these wooden toys for Christmas and they loved putting them together. We waited until the next day to paint them because the glue had to dry first.

And then I found this great idea online and wanted to try it out! Mess free fingerpaint. Justus was dying to get up and paint with the boys but he would have had it all over him. So as soon as they finished I squirted paint in 1gal baggies and taped it down to the counter. Jonah & Justus LOVED it!!!

There was no mess and sat still for atleast 30 minutes playing and making shapes and letters until......Jonah decided it would be cool to scratch a hole in his bag so he had orange paint on him and I had to trash his bag. Guess I could have taped it but I panicked. LOL