Lots of updates to update but...
I want to talk about this first. I finally was able to find all the ingredients to make home made laundry soap. I don't get many opportunities to be Martha Stuart so I made it a goal to at least try it in this area.
I got the recipe from Rebekah and my friend Kriss, but Kriss's blog is private so I wont link her.
Here are some pictures of me and the kiddos REALLY enjoying ourselves making our own laundry soap.
These are all my ingredients. I got everything from Wal-mart except the washing soda. I looked far and wide for it and finally had to get it at King Soopers.
Here is the recipe:
12 cups Borax
8 cups Baking Soda
8 cups Washing Soda
8 cups grated Bar Soap
Mix ingredients well
Use 1/8 cup of powder per full load. I wasn't sure how many boxes this would take so I just bought one box of each and about eight bars of soap. What the recipe really called for was one box of Borax, two boxes of Washing soda and Baking soda and about four bars of soap. Now you will have left over Baking and Washing soda but it uses all of the Borax.
Everyone wanted to help.
Even Skyler although he mostly just wanted to make a mess of the white powder. Can you see how onrey he is?
Matthew just got over strep throat but he still wanted to help out.
Here is Chelsea grating the bar soap and rocking out to her IPOD. Victoria came down and said..."Why are you grating white cheese."
Here I am mixing it all together with a fork. Yes you heard me right...a fork...but that's all I could find in the moment...I just moved remember?
This is the final product. This entire bin is filled to the top.
We had so much fun believe it or not. I had to quickly get the fallen soap peices off the floor because for some reason my dog thought they were tasty. Sheesh!!!
We are officially moved. Moving day was hectic and fun and overwelming. We are still not all unpacked yet. I think by this weekend I will be done for the most part.
Today marks the first day we had hot water in the shower. Its a brand new shower but it was not spitting out hot water. Every other faucet in the house was but not the shower. I called them today and told them that it wasnt funny anymore. I politly told them that my children were starting to stink and I was sure the school was going to call me and banish me to the mother with dirty stinky children prison. The lady started laughing and said she understood. When I came home today from work....WALA we had hot water. We had an assembly line to the shower. Now if they would only fix the burners on the stove then we would have a complete home.
We are forever greatful. Ill do a video soon of the house. Its adorable. The kids are REALLY loving the freedom they have to ride their bikes through the neighborhood. Mommy loves the exercise they are getting by walking to school. We live to close to the school for the kids to qualify for a bus ride. Chelsea officially walks a mile and a half to school. She doesnt mind and seems to like the exercise and quiet time. The little kids also love the independence of walking to and fro to school (all .56 miles LOL).
My job is going good for now. We have a great new house and an AWESOME new garage.
Check out this video of moving day. What a mess!!!!!