29 April 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Dough Treats

I remember my mom letting us make these when we were young...leftover dough from making pies... add butter, cinnamon and sugar.. bake and yummy

Used store bought crescent rolls... laid flat and joined all perforations.. sprinkle with sugar then cinnamon

Making Laundry Detergent

So with all the directions online I have finally made my own laundry soap. It was not hard and will save a ton of money. I used the recipe from 19 kids and counting's website. It will make 10 gallons of laundry soap. Someone posted that it ends up costing about 1 cent per load based on buying the ingredients, which you still have plenty leftover to make a t least a few more batches (except the Fels Naptha soap bar which you use entirely). See my Cost Breakdown at end.

Been using it for 2 weeks now... and using approx. 1/4 cup white vinegar as a fabric softener (it does not smell after dry) placed in fabric softener dispenser on front load washing machine (1/2 cup in downy ball for top load)

Have been really pleased with the results. I am now giving away my store of detergent and fabric softener.

Crescent Chicken

I used the recipe from Comfy In The Kitchen

23 March 2012

My Shade Garden

So my husband gave me the side garden last year after redoing the sidewalk in brick. So it only gets a little sun so it is mostly shade plants.

21 March 2012

My Cat Cosmo

My cat Cosmo is really my youngest's cat. Sleeps with him and allows him to rub his tummy. He will not let anyone else rub his tummy, I can do it quickly but not for long...

The Steps, Wall, and Fountain

My husband has been "fixing" our front yard... redo the steps, building retaining walls in the front of our house for the past several months. It is needed since the house is on a steep hill and the front yard hill has been gradually slipping down. And he decided to build me a waterfall in the process :) I will post pics on his progress, still going to be awhile til it's done.... he finished the steps before winter and the bottom tier of the wall is done.