To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store

To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store.

How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes

How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes.

Non Toxic Oven Cleaning Using Easy Ingredients

Non Toxic Oven Cleaning Using Easy Ingredients.

Gardening with kids (activities, projects and ideas) – Craftionary

Make a butterfly feeder with your kids

Butterflies love to feed on fruits nectar  Read more about it here

via Gardening with kids (activities, projects and ideas) – Craftionary.

Kristen Howerton: Can We Bring The Holidays Down A Notch?

Good article.  I agree… mostly.  I love the stand she took, but I take a different approach.  Go give her a read.

Kristen Howerton: Can We Bring The Holidays Down A Notch?.

I have to actually blog about this.  I’m guilty but not so guilty here.

I admit to doing something for almost every holiday (sorry, no Pi day here), BUT all of my ideas are cheap and simple.  

Sometimes just printing out games and puzzles and coloring pages is as far as I’ll go.  

Or the silly Leprechaun… that was easy.  We had everything here already (oh yes, those Gold Coins they didn’t eat at Christmas were re-gifted for St Patrick’s Day).  

But I do it because I want my children to stay children and believe in good, pure things for as long as possible.  Hell, my 14 year old just found out the other night that I was the Leprechaun.  

We still use dollar store Valentine’s, with cheap lollipops, reuse our Easter baskets every year, use PAAS dye for simple dip and dye eggs… no reason to go overboard!  

Kids will love the simple things, trust me!

The Easiest Vegetables to Grow | Attainable Sustainable

The Easiest Vegetables to Grow | Attainable Sustainable.

Laundry supplies – Make Your Own Fabric Softener Dryer “Sheets”

Since I already have the supplies, this was an easy one to start off with.

Items needed
Container with sealed lid
Liquid Fabric Softener
New Sponges

Open clean container’s lid.
Pour in 1 part liquid fabric softener into container.
Pour in 2 parts water (you can use distilled, bottled, previously boiled or plain old tap) into container.
Cut new sponge into 4 equal strips.
Put all 4 strips into container.
Close lid.
Give the container a little shake.

Viola!  It’s done.

When it’s time to put your clothes in the dryer, just wring out a sponge section (or 2) and throw it in the dryer with the clothes.  When you take your clothes out of the dryer, drop the sponge back into the container.

Repeat over and over and over again.

I have not bought fabric softener sheets in about 6 months now and I’ve only had to make the mixture up one additional time.

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