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21 Feb 2014 1 Comment
Since I already have the supplies, this was an easy one to start off with.
Container with sealed lid
Liquid Fabric Softener
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.
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.
21 Feb 2014 Leave a comment
I don’t know about you, but I am seriously sick and tired of wasting money on laundry supplies!
I used to love my super-soft clothes and linens so much that I would use liquid fabric softener in the washer AND dryer sheets. That was B.K. (before kids). Since those little tykes have come into my life, I have found that I need to stretch my dollar alot further now!
I switched from Brand Name to the Costco (Kirkland) brands for most of my laundry supplies, but with a household of 5 and critters, I’m constantly doing laundry. Which means, I’m constantly buying supplies.
I tried not using dryer sheets, but the static cling was impossible.
I tried using only vinegar as my fabric softener in the washer but it did nothing for softness.
Then I came across some posts – make your own fabric softener, make your own dryer sheets, make your own laundry detergent.
Hmmm… and so the journey begins!
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31 Dec 2013 Leave a comment
We had the worst dining experience at Friendly’s in Rockaway 2 days ago. The bathroom was unclean, was low on toilet paper which wasn’t even on a dispenser and no soap to wash out hands. The pictures on the walls and the wall near our table had ice cream or drinks or some disgusting mix of the two splattered all over it. The restaurant was not very busy, not even half full yet our waitress took forever to take care of us. The menus had items that they no longer served, which we only found out about after I ordered one of the entrees. We had to ASK for silverware from another waitress who was nearby AFTER our food was delivered to our table. I had to ask for lemon, that should have been with my fish. They ran out of kids cups, so my 6 year old received a milkshake like cup and a straw that was too long for it. They ran out of ketchup so when we asked for some, we were given a handful of packets. They also ran out of french fries, so our servings of them were quite small. My daughter’s sliders were burnt on the outside and rare on the inside, as were the buns. After the waitress brought our check, we had to wait nearly 10 minutes for her to ask if we wanted to pay. She then took the check to the front register and was standing there waiting for us to approach her, instead of bringing our change to us. If I was ever asked if I had a good experience with Friendly’s… I would definitely say to avoid it at all costs!
FYI, it was the one in the Rockaway Townsquare mall.
29 Oct 2013 52 Comments
A little backstory. I was never a string bean except when I was anorexic. I love food, I love to bake, cook and eat. So I gained and gained and gained. I lost a little weight over the years, but always gained it back plus more.
14 years ago, on the day I was to have my first child, I was my heaviest. Since then I have lost 71 lbs.
I wanted to lose 15 more before I quit smoking, so I wouldn’t be so devastated by the inevitable weight gain. I got stuck at 5 below and have been here for 4 months now. I tried to increase my exercise, but I don’t have the time I need. I tried to decrease my caloric intake but I lost energy. I tried to cut back on treats but I found I’d then overindulge. So I just settled on this weight and pretty much gave up.
BUT since seeing this challenge, I decided I CAN do this. Even if I don’t end up losing the rest of this weight, I am doing something to improve myself. I will tone my mid-section, get rid of that baby belly I got from my two girls and strengthen my core muscles which will help with my injured back.
I started yesterday morning and was shocked. It took no time at all (I did it while my little one was brushing her teeth and washing her hands in face) and it didn’t hurt. When I did it today, I felt it a whole lot more. After all, I don’t use those lower muscles for anything! I’m a little sore but it is tolerable without any advil or tylenol.
So…. who else is up for the challenge? We need to support each other in this!
End note – I edited this pic into a document, removed the pic, printed it and taped it to my bedroom wall to remind myself every day to do it! If you would like a copy, I can email it to you!