Monday, March 18, 2013


For as long as I can remember I have been disorganized.  Since purchasing my iPhone my schedule has become more and more organized as I continue to find out the things that the phone can remind me to do and such.  I continue to try and get my home organized.  Today as I was perusing Pinterest I stumbled upon this blog and post on daily/weekly chores to be done.  I have printed off the list for me, the blank list for me to use with the kids, and the blank chores page so that I can add the bigger items that I would like to get done (perhaps on the weekend?).  I will be "laminating" them with clear contact paper and hanging them on my bulletin board in our office/living room area.

How do you keep organized?  Any helpful tips?  What do you have your children do?

Monday, March 4, 2013

Homemade Laundry Soap

When my regular detergent was no longer available for a period of time I ran into a serious problem at home.  I had laundry to do and no detergent to do it in.  So, after some research, I took matters into my own hands.

I went directly to those who I knew would be able to help me, my friends on Facebook.  :)  With their guidance, I was able to locate a recipe that I was comfortable making and thought might work well with in my situation.  I went to the store, quickly located what I needed, as the items were all sitting on a shelf right next to each other and came home to make some laundry detergent.

The recipe I used can be found here.  I followed the directions and ingredients to a "T" and so far so good.  I have done 8 loads of laundry in this soap and have loved the results so far.  The clothes smell fresh and I can see some of the colors a bit brighter.

I think my favorite part was that I was able to make one batch for about $2.  It works out to be $0.06 a load!  What a savings!