Making the most of it.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by lindalouly, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    The question of the night.... Seinfeld reruns or green acre reruns....
     
  2. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Finally was able to make it out of bed this morning... My lungs are trying to rid my body of the remaining virus.... [​IMG] going to make some homemade laundry soap today. Hope all is well.
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Don't push it too hard or the virus will start to take over again! I know it's hard to rest when you have a million things to do, but if you rest now, you'll heal faster.

    We've been getting a nice rain all morning which is so nice for a change. Washes all the dust off of everything and makes the trees and grass seem greener. Cottonwoods are turning yellow here and there and a Boston Ivy plant in the yard is flaming red and orange. I love Fall!
     
  4. lindalouly

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    Fall is beautiful especially in the great northwest. I do have trouble with the weather... My body needs more sunshine. I just got finished making the laundry detergent. It was super easy and looks good. Not much any scent though... Probably would be easy to fix if I cared enough... This will definetly help us cut cost around here!!! We do a ton of laundry. Now time to rest a bit.. Am feeling slightly better,.. But get week at times. My next project will be dish washing detergent.
     
  5. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Actually scratch that.. I think I will work on a meal worm farm.
     
  6. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    My son walks into the laundry and room and sees the bucket of laundry detergent. He askes mom what is that? I told him I made our own detergent!!!! he looks at me and says, We better not start smelling like hippies. LOL He is a smart aleck!! He smelled it and he said it smelled lemony. I guess that is good.
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Can you share your recipe? I have my Fels Naptha all ground up, waiting for the time and energy to coincide so I can get it made. Even have my bucket picked out and washed!!!
     
  8. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    It's easy breezy!!! 1/3 grated bar of your soap. De solved in 3 quarts of water. Add 1/2 cup of washing soda and 1/2 cup of borax.. De solve and cook for 15 minutes or until thickened. Add one quart of hot water to bucket and stir in mixture then cool down with 5 1/2 quarts of cold water... Stir in essence or lemon and let cool for a day... It will thicken into a syrup.
     
  9. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    actually more of a watery gel
     
  10. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    It takes the length of boiling water plus 15 minutes. Not long at all.
     

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