I recently was asked to do a guest post on the blog Agape Love, and yesterday it was posted! Please check out Maria’s blog at Agape Love to read my pocket tissue cover tutorial.
Bonus? There’s a coupon code for those who read it!
I just found this blog and they have a post about making your own foaming hand soap, and WOW! I can’t believe how cheap and easy it is to make your own!
All you need is an empty foaming soap dispenser that you’ve already used up, a tiny bit of body wash, and a working faucet.
Put 2.5 Tbsps. of body wash into the foam dispenser, and fill the rest with water. Then, shake it up REALLY well. Yep..that’s it..I couldn’t believe it either, considering how expensive foaming soap can be.
I can’t wait until our foaming dispenser has run out, then I will definitely be trying this. In the meantime, I wanted to share…If you try it, please let me know how it turned out!
We’ve all read and heard about the tragedies that have occurred when babies and toddlers get into commercial cleaning products, so it’s really nice to find out about baby safe alternatives that can work just as well. Plus, I’ll admit it; I’m cheap. So if I don’t have to buy a commercial cleaning product, I won’t. I’d rather use what I have at home that’s cheaper to buy because it’s not specifically for cleaning.
I’ve been reading up about cleaning products that are safe to have around kids, or at least safer, and thought I’d share a few here.
I think we’ve all heard of this one, and maybe you already use it instead of Windex. Vinegar! Just mix some vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and voila. I use about 50/50 but you can change up the ratio a bit to your liking. Then I use newspaper to wipe. A tip that I read was that if your windows streak with the vinegar, wipe them first with rubbing alcohol to remove any wax residue from previously using commercial cleaners; then the vinegar should work just fine.
You can use the same 50/50 ratio of vinegar and water to clean your bathroom; it disinfects and even breaks down soap scum. Just spray, wipe, then rinse with water. For soap scum, use undiluted vinegar then scrub with baking soda on a damp sponge or cloth.
Pour undiluted vinegar into the toilet, let sit for a few minutes, scrub then flush to clean the potty.
One major way to help keep your kitchen drain flowing well is to never pour grease down it. Pour your grease into a large jar, like an empty pickle jar, then when it’s full just throw it in the trash.
Pouring boiling water directly into the drain often can help too. You probably do this anyways when you strain your pasta.
If your drain is starting to get a bit slow, pour about 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, then about 1 cup of vinegar. You can heat the vinegar first in the microwave too if you want. Put the plug in the drain until the fizzing stops, or stop it with a cloth, then rinse well with hot or boiling water.
If your drain is stopped up, you can try pouring in hydrogen peroxide, letting it sit for a bit, then plunging.
Another one that many of you have probably heard of and quite probably do; keep an open box of baking soda in your fridge to keep the odours down. I also sprinkle some baking soda into the bag each time i change the diaper pail bag.
That’s it for now!
A few months ago I found out about the Amazon Kindle, an ebook reader, from a friend and have been drooling over it ever since. Then, I got to play with one for the first time when we went to visit some family and it turned out that my cousin had one!
The next day, Louis told me that I could order one as an early Christmas gift….YAY!
It only took a few days to arrive, and I’ve been playing with it ever since. Well, trying to…my daughter seems to think it’s a great toy too, so every time she sees me with it she wants it. Hopefully she’ll be a book-lover too!
I immediately made a case for it using a tutorial that I found here, since I had some pretty fabric and not enough money to pay for Amazon’s cover. You can download many “classics” for free from Amazon’s site, and I’ve even found some Christian books! A Max Lucado study Guide on the book of Acts, a Women of Faith Book, a book written by a Christian couple, of which the husband is a pro football player, and you can even find some Kindle-friendly (meaning easy to navigate) Bible versions for free. Hubby doesn’t really like KJV of the Bible, and I couldn’t find a free version on NKJV (which is my preferred version) but I found a free version called God’s Word, which I hadn’t heard of before but seems fine.
Don’t know if anyone else has an ebook reader (there are many different brands), but if you have one, do you know of any good sites to get some free Christian ebooks?