Monday, January 16, 2012

Cleaning, Cleaning, Cleaning!

My new obsession is making my owl cleaning stuff!
I can't stop! Here are some of the recipes I use =)
Happy cleaning!
**I didn't make these up but I use them and love them**

Baby WipesLink
1 roll Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels (cut in half with a non-serated knife!)
1 container with a lid to fit your half roll of paper towel
1 1/2 tablespoons baby bath
1 tablespoon baby oil
2 cups water

Mix together the water, baby bath and baby oil in the container you g
ot. Put in the half roll of paper towel cut side up. Once the mixture is all soaked up pull out your paper towel and flip over so its cut side down. Let it sit for about an hour covered. When you go back all your wipes should be saturated and you should be able to pull out the cardboard center and then you have pop up wipes =) The container I got has a steam vent that works perfect for pulling the wipes out!

Kid tested and mother approved!

Dog Shampoo
1 part white vinager
1 part antibacterial soap

Mix together in an old shampoo bottle and it's done. This works soooo good!
bye bye dog smell!

1 Empty Windex Spray Bottle
1/8 Cup (1oz) White Ammonia
1/4 Cup (4oz) Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
1 Drop Laundry Detergent
Water - To Fill The Bottle

All Purpose Cleaner
- Empty spray bottle
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 tsp borax
- warm water
- 2 Tbsp castile soap or dish soap
- essential oils, optional

In the spray bottle, mix together vinegar and borax. Swirl until borax is dissolved.

Fill bottle mostly full with warm water, and give it a shake to mix. Add your dish soap or castile.

I didn't use essential oil because my dish soap smells wonderful =) and I have no idea where to get essential oils =)

Hair Detangler

- Conditioner
- water
- spray bottle

Put a few tablespoons of conditioner in the bottle and then fill with water. Shake and it's ready to use =)

Dryer Sheets

Old washcloths or cut up t-shirt
Fabric softner
Container with lid

Put one part fabric softner and two parts water in your container. Leave this on your dryer and when you are ready to dry some clothes dip your washcloth in the liquid then ring out. Toss in the dryer and done =)

Just like Clorox Cleanup

1/4 Cup Bleach
1 Teaspoon Laundry Detergent
Fill the rest of the bottle with Water and Shake!

Fake Febreeze

1/8 Cup of Your Favorite Fabric Softener
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
Hot Tap Water - To Fill the Bottle to the Top

For laundry soap I use the Duggar recipe and it can be found here =)

Dishwasher Soap

* This is my own recipe =)

‎2 Cups Borax
2 Cups Baking soda
2 Cups washing flakes
1 cup Epson salt
9 packets of unsweetened lemonade drink mix

Add 1 TBS to the dishwasher and put vinegar in the spot where you would put jet dry.....not sure of the technical name.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


I am such a pinterest addict!!
I can't stop!
It's like crack for crafters!

Here are some links to great tutorials of stuff I've found on Pinterst.
I've made all of the following and loved them!
Obviously or why would I share them right?

Felt Christmas Tree

Citrus scrub

Sugar Scrub
The perfect baby toy!

Here are a few things I can't wait to make!

Cute girly suspenders!

I want to make Bella this style dress for her birthday party!
She wants a purple party so I want to make a dress like this
in shades of purple....wish me luck!

I'm going to make one of these in shades of purple
for her party too!

Moral of the story........join Pinterest!

Follow me on Pinterest!

Thanksgiving Randomness

Happy Late Thanksgiving!
We had our big dinner on Sunday and it was worth the wait!
The girls and I started baking on Saturday and we made all these yummy desserts!

We made 2 pumpkin pies, jello jigglers, pilgrim hat cookies, banana pudding, and a huge cheese torte (it's kinda like a cheese cake bar thing)
The banana pudding was my fave! It was my first time making it and omg I will make it again and again and again!

I also made some homemade rolls that were great.
Gotta love a bread maker!
Seriously try these rolls! they are amazing!

The food was great! We even got a picture!
My dad, my grandpa, me and my 3 girls =)

Make room for the hubby!

My bff Betty, my dad, and the Bieb!!
The Bieb comes to all get togethers!

We put up the Christmas tree too!
woo hoo what a great day!

My daughter got some new American Girl doll clothes in the mail from my mom.
She wanted to show them off. Can't argue with that!While I'm adding random pictures how about a picture of my dog <3

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving day shopping

We will not be having turkey today. My kids are with my parents since my husband and I have to work and My husband is working 7-3 and I work 3-11. Whats a girl to do alone on Thanksgiving?
SHOP of course!

I went to Walgreens and Kmart and this is what I came home with

  • little mommy doll
  • 2 My first princess doll
  • barking puppy toy with case and accessories
  • toy guitar
  • 2 happy nappers
  • 4 2-packs of toothbrushes
  • 8 toothpastes
  • 2 packs of gift labels
  • 3 rolls of wrapping paper
  • 4 packs of wrapping paper
  • 2 revlon lip gloss
  • 7 caramels
  • 6 packs of scruni hair ties
  • 3 pack of scotch tape
  • pink color buds
  • pink zebra ear buds

Retail before sales and tax is $222.47

I paid $76.55

WOO HOO! Happy Thanksgiving to me!

Now I'm going to watch my guilty pleasure Pop Up video and wrap presents!

Happy Thanksgiving and have some turkey for me!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I can't think of a clever title today

Today was such a productive day!
I cleaned all day today. I rearranged the living room and cleaned out all the coat closets. I'm not sure why but we have 2 huge boxes of shoes. I sorted them all and some how I have an entire box of mismatched shoes. Go figure.

Bella was playing with the swiffer so I put her to work! I put a wet cleaning rag on the swiffer and sprayed some of the all purpose cleaner I made this week on it. She washed all the floors. Who knew cleaning could be so fun?

After the cleaning spree I finished my wreath. I don't know if I'm going to add a bow or not. I kinda want to add one to cover up the lopsided part. Christmas stuff is half off at Kmart tomorrow so I'm going to see what they have. For now this will do.

To keep the girls busy while I was cleaning I had them take all the tabs off the pop cans. I made this great bracelet and I love it! I'm going to put some in their stockings. I think I will add some ribbon on theirs. I was very surprised at how easy it was. I used elastic sting so its stretchy too =)

Happy early Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wreath Attempt

Today I decided I wanted to make one of those cute ornament wreaths.
Once I decide I want to do something I have to do it right away.
I went to all the thrift stores in town and scored some awesome bulbs and went home and started at it. This is what the wreath looked like when I strung them on the hanger and added a few small bulbs.

I decided that it wasn't perfect and it needed more. I added more and then of course time had flown by and it was time for work. This is where I left off.
I'm totally kicking myself because going back looking at the first picture it looked good!
Now it's kinda lopsided. I still have some more bulbs to add and maybe I can find a big green bow. I will post a picture when it's done. Not to bad for a first try I guess.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Make it Monday

We were so busy today!
Today was crazy hectic. The dog ran away (don't worry he came back!) My one year old fell on her face out the door, and I left my key turned in my van so the battery died and I was late for work. With that going on we still had time to fit some fun projects in. Sorry for how short and crappy the writing is on this post. I had a lot more but then my computer froze and I lost it all. Go figure. So I'm just going to post some pictures and links so sit back and get lost in the tutorials =)

The first thing I made was some eye make up remover. This is the stuff you need and here is the tutorial. I got those cute little pink bottles at walmart in the toiletries isle. I followed the recipe and it perfectly filled the two bottles.

Next I made some AWESOME cleaner! If you have never made your own cleaner you need to! It's soooo much cheaper and personally I love the satisfaction of using something and thinking "omg I made that!". First i made some Windex with this tutorial and it was AMAZING! I hate cleaning and I was running around washing all my mirrors and windows. I then made some all purpose cleaner and car window de-icer (sp?). I wanted to make some of this miracle cleaner but I forgot to buy some peroxide boo!

While were talking cleaning I scored a great deal on some magic eraser type sponges! I got 30 for $9 shipped!! Here is the link if you want to buy some. They work amazing on tubs and just about anything you can think of!

For lunch we made these pizza balls and omg they were soooo good! The balls were kind of a long process so I gave up and made a big pizza blob haha. I used crescent roll dough and it was hard to work with so i would use pizza dough like suggested.

For dinner my hubby made these Taco Melts. I reheated mine in the microwave when I got home from work and it was like heaven! this recipe is a keeper for sure!

I found this page with how to make your own taco seasoning, dry ranch mix, and dry onion soup mix. This is stuff we use all the time so I decided to make some. I did have to go out and buy the spices to make it but I'm glad to have a jar full of taco seasoning rather than having to run to the store every time we need some and then throwing half the pack out.

Last I made some of these super cute paint chip books! Ava is going to LOVE the little match book ones and the book ones are the perfect size for her American Girl Doll!! I'm not going to post a tutorial for this one because they are pretty self explanatory. You can always google it =)

I want to make some of this pore cleaning stuff one of these days. Think biore strips! Here is the link, it looks super easy. If you try it let me know.

If you have any questions or want me to post something let me know <3

Happy Monday!!