Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Update and Some Homemade Laundry Detergent

Happy Spring everyone. I am so glad for another season. It just means that Summer is right around the corner. Summer is my favorite season. I love to go outside day or night and be warm. This year may be different, I am experiencing a few episodes of getting warm. I will let you know if I change my mind by July.

My Dad was here for a visit this last week. We were so glad that we had a week to visit and get some things done. Here is a photo of my Mother and Father visiting on mom's back patio. Such a nice and relaxing way to spend an Easter.

Lindsay and I made some laundry detergent. This was a project she found on Pintrest.

The recipe I used made 2 gallons but it turned out way too thick. I could not even pour it out of the jug. Next time I make it I will dilute it 2 or 3 times. I also may use a different type of bar soap. The fels naptha does not smell pleasant. However when the kids came in the house they commented that the house smelled clean, like soap. That was not a bad thing.  Recipe Link here

My Boys are Ski Geeks. I found them sitting on a bench dressed like this. I did not ask them to pose. This was the night before a trip to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. My oldest worked there this winter in the ski and snowboard rentals. He was laid off early along with all the other high-schoolers due to such poor snow conditions this year.

You know it was hard to be mad at the kids messing around at bed time when they were brushing each others teeth. Goof Balls!

I had the greatest time visiting with my first cousins and my uncle during my dad's visit. I havent seen them in 20 years or so. We practically  grew up as siblings in the summers. It is too bad time and our busy lives keep us from one another.

We took part in a 5 K run for one of our friends senior project last month.

The girls got to visit their Grandma and spent some time bike riding. It is a lot easier to ride bikes in the city with paved roads and sidewalks. But especially where it is flat.

This past weekend we (Alea, Rhonda, and her lovely daughter Hanna) ran in Old Mill Run 10K in Columbia State park. It was 88 degrees and we were NOT used to it. It was the first day of heat here. I have been training in the mornings in the 40s. I am sure I will be OK when I get used to it but it was brutal.


Don Lund said...

You have fun, busy lives. Great. Thank you for sharing.

Grandpa Don

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I will have to try the liquid laundry soap- I always make it dry.
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Crow Calling Woman said...

Here is a no-cook version that I enjoy.


Elaine Adair said...

I've used my recipe for home-made laundry soap for 8+ years. Really good for sweaters, lingerie, and I washed the freshly made Guild Raffle Quilt with it - all excellent results. Occasionally I will use Tide for sheets, esp. around the chin areas. I think my recipe costs about $0.01 per load!!! I get to buy fabric with the savings! Yeahhhh

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