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Why Not Sew?: How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

Why Not Sew?: How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent
In the spirit of Laura Ingalls, with wash day being Monday, here's a little recipe for homemade laundry detergent you can use tomorrow, Monday! wash on Mondayiron on Tuesdaymend on Wednesday churn on Thursday clean on Friday bake on Saturday rest on Sunday from Little House in the Big Woods * I use these utensils for detergent making only. They all stay in the pot until I make a new batch. You will need: 1 bar of soap (any kind you want)1 cup of Borax1 cup of washing sodaa big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons)a gratera funnela long spoon2 empty gallon jugs/containers Grate your bar of soap into your pot. Fill one gallon jug and pour water into pot with grated soap. Add the Borax and washing soda. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat. Pour 1 gallon of your detergent into each container. A funnel helps tremendously. Now you have 2 gallons of homemade laundry detergent. This won't make many, if any, suds. Let me know if you make any or if you have any questions. Happy washing!

Fortune Cookie Baby Booties Download, print, and cut out template. Also download the booties visual how-to (located in the materials field) for helpful pictures of the process. Select polar fleece in two contrasting colors and be sure that pieces are at least 13 inches long by 8 inches wide. With pieces of fleece right sides together, use a marker to trace two copies of the canoe-shaped template directly onto the fabric. To create a right and left bootie, be sure that traced templates are mirror images of each other. With fabric scissors, cut pattern from fabric, being sure to cut through both pieces of fleece at the same time.

10 Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient & 10 Ways to Get There By Michael Edwards and Jeffrey Green Activist Post We are now three to five generations removed from the rural backbone that strengthened America. The economic crisis we are living through has been the final straw for many people, as promises of a better, easier, and more creative life seem to have been sold to us by carnival-style tricksters who are laughing all the way to (their) bank. Here are the top reasons for becoming self-sufficient; these are based on fundamental, systemic concerns for why undertaking this life change will not be a fly-by-night fad, but rather a long-lasting means for personal independence. Click the below picture for a Wake Up World Only Exclusive Special Offer 10 Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient Freedom from market manipulation – The traditional market-driven investment vehicles are more and more obviously controlled by traders and banking institutions. As the cliche goes: Freedom is never free. 10 Ways to Get to Self-Sufficiency

100+ Ideas to Help Organize Your Home and Your Life 665.5K Flares Twitter 57 Facebook 2.1K Pin It Share 663.2K Google+ 70 Email -- Email to a friend 665.5K Flares × I love to organize!! Okay, that may be overstating things a bit. Let’s rephrase: I love to be organized. I think all of us love to be organized, whether we admit it or not. Sometimes I really have my act together on that front, and other times–not so much. With four kids, I always seem to have a hard time getting out the door. Anyhow, if this time of year also makes you feel the need to get more organized, this post is for you! This post is massive–there are over 110 ideas here–and it took me almost two months to write it. May 2013 be your best–and most organized–year yet! (And as always, please share any of your own favorite tips in the comments below… I’d love to know what works for you!) Please note that Organize-It, a company whose products I often mention in this post, is currently extending an exclusive offer to my readers to save 10% on your entire order–woohoo!

How To Remove Grease Stains With One Natural Ingredient DIY Home World Creative Ideas For A Beautiful Home & Garden How To Remove Grease Stains With One Natural Ingredient July 2, 2013 by admin Leave a Comment This is a brilliant all natural solution for removing grease stains from clothing using just a few drops of an incredibly cheap natural ingredient you may even have in your home already. What is that ingredient? Eucalyptus essential oil! To find out how to use this wonderful ingredient to remove grease stains, visit here… How To Remove Grease Stains by Taboolaby Taboola Sponsored LinksSponsored Links Promoted LinksPromoted Links You May LikeFrom The Web SlimLife Garcinia Cambogia Supplement Canadian Mom Loses 24kg in 2 Months using This Natural Pill...SlimLife Garcinia Cambogia Supplement Undo Stuff You Should Know How Investing Online Helped Me to Get My Dream Car? theCHIVE Best Wardrobe Malfunctions EvertheCHIVE Yellow Pages 4 Reasons Why Going to a Car Wash is Worth Your MoneyYellow Pages Caliser MadameNoire Ancestry Pages

pottery barn inspired tote tutorial We die for the Knock Off goodness, y’all! We knew it was going to be good, but this is more than we thought! And today is no exception- I can’t wait for you to see the Knock Off Pottery Barn bag that Tasha’s put together. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let us introduce y’all properly- Tasha from Creation Corner, kojo readers. Kojo readers- Tasha from Creation Corner. Hello, I am Tasha from over at Creation Corner and I am so excited to be here participating in this fabulous knock off series. As Summer is just around the corner I have been getting in the mood for a new pool/beach bag. Where did I find my inspiration to knock off today… (Actually, this bag is from last year’s Pottery Barn collection) I love of pockets. Here is my knock off version I made mine a little larger then Pottery Barns and added a little bit of added “Tasha” Ruffle. Do you want to make your own? Lets get started Materials: Fabric (Decorators Fabric or something pretty sturdy) Scissors Sewing Machine 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

26 Tips and Tricks To Simplify Life I have been collecting all kinds of clever tips to make life just a little bit more simple. Here are some of my favs! 1. Cord organization tips. I am SO doing this. 10. 19. Simple Lemon water. Want to be eco-friendly but not have to mess with cloth diapers? More From New Nostalgia: 75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda Baking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a liquid. It’s most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. The following are 75 other uses for baking soda aside from making muffins soft and fluffy. Health Uses 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. In the Home 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. In Cooking 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. Cleaning Purposes 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. The most amazing thing about baking soda is that it’s very cheap.

Homemade Wipes for Cleaning! WELCOME to “Save My Sanity Saturday” at One Good Thing By Jillee….where I attempt to avoid having a nervous breakdown by actually giving myself a day off from blogging once a week!Here is an oldie but a goodie from all the way back on September 10, 2011…….. If you’ve read my blog lately…you’ll know I’m kind of on a “homemade” kick. I haven’t gone off the deep end and started making my own dishes or shoes or anything like that (of course, never say never!) One thing I still buy and use are those disposable make-up remover cleansing cloths. Problem is…those makeup remover cloths are EXPEN$IVE! Tonight I saw an idea at for making your own wipes with all-natural ingredients you probably already have on hand. The main ingredient (besides water) being coconut oil. The process is so simple I’m not sure you even need a “tutorial”, but if you’re a VISUAL person and need pictures, here you go! Directions: Recipe for baby wipes: Recipe for makeup remover wipes: