Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DIY "Comet"

As I said yesterday I'm really getting into this whole DIY cleaners, meals, mixes, seasonings, etc. In this economy we really need to save all the money we can! So today along with my Enzyme cleaner (making that this afternoon) I made homemade comet!  
Mix 1 Cup Baking Soda for every 1/4 cup Borax
That's it!

After making it I took a break from the kitchen and headed to the bathroom to test it out worked!!!

I bought the sugar shaker from our local Family Dollar store for $1.00.  If you purchase the sugar shaker (it fits in there perfect) make sure you mix in a seperate bowl then put in your shaker.

Happy Cleaning!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A month has gone by since my last post and things have been uber busy, between going back to school, softball games, and keeping up with a toddler I feel like I have no time at all! 

We've been using the freezer meal method for a month now and it's been great!! I haven't had to cook a FULL meal in a month. I'm getting ready to do my second round of cooking.  It has saved us quite a bit of money since all we go to the store for is our produce and milk.

I've also been scouring the internet for DIY cleaners, homemade mix recipes, homemade seasonings, and more freezer meals. 

Tomorrow I will be making Homemade Citrus Enzyme Cleaner from Homemade Mamas.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I absolutely LOVE Pinterest, I get so many ideas there.  I'm redoing my son's room in Toy Story.  I saw these adorable nails ( I don't have the actual link) but here's a picture:
Pinned Image

These inspired me to make my son some letters.  I took out paper and colored pencils and designed a plan. I forgot the picture of the artwork I drew up.  This is before:
Then after: 

I can't wait until I get them hung up in his room with his star coat hangers that I painted!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Never Buy Clorox Wipes Again!

I didn't take pictures of me making these, I need to get better at that.  I had ran out of clorox wipes and thought to myself geez it would be so much easier if I could make these myself!  I logged onto Pinterest searched for "Homemade Clorox Wipes" and stumbled upon an awesome blog, One Good Thing by Jillee! Like myself, she was tired of having to pay $4.00 for something you just throw away!

This is her recipe that she got from, Living On A Dime:

1 cup of water
1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol
2 Tbsp. Dawn dish soap (only use Dawn)
2 Tbsp. ammonia (optional)
Stir and pour over cotton cloth ( I used old T Shirts)

I've been using these for 2 weeks now and I really do like them. I have a seperate bin in my laundry room just for them, that way they wont ruin my clothes.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Crafting Bucket List

I recently watched "The Bucket List" and began to think about all the things I wanted to do or try before dying.  For now I would like to share a few of the items on my crafting bucket list.  After moving I will try my best to update and achieve these things!

  • Make a suitcase chair
  • Finish Drake's playhouse
  • Learn 3 different weaving styles for headbands
  • Knit something other than a scarf
  • Crochet something other than a coaster
  • Make a dress out of ties
  • Letter associated "I Spy" bags
  • Peek-a-boo blankie
  • Butterfly Rag Quilt
  • Owl Rag Quilt

Friday, July 15, 2011

Drake's Playhouse...Part 1

I saw this amazing play house over at homemade By Jill when I was pregnant and thought she did an amazing job!  One day after noticing my little man being brave and going into dark rooms and tunnels by himself (just a pop up tunnel ;) ) I decided he would love a playhouse!

Could I remember the amazing blog I had seen almost a year previously? Yah right, ask my family I'm lucky to remember my name let alone other important things.  So I had to search and search, finally I found her blog and studied her work.

A lovely trip to Hobby Lobby and at least 5 yards and 2 packages of 8 1/2 X 11" felt I came home and got to work!

I didn't take pictures of "in the process" but I do have a semi finished play house!

Welcome! Here we have the front of his house the mail slot being in the door, we have a "Name" rock in front of his house and the window!

Man's best friend's house! Our dog actually crawls through the door!

His flower box and tree

Here we have the rest of the tree and a vegtable garden!

The house is being finished slowly but surely, I hope to have it done before September, when I finish I will upload pictures!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!