Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A new way to shampoo hair?

I tried a new thing yesterday.  I went the no poo way. 

The newest thing is Wen.  It is a no shampoo way to clean your hair.  But it is very expensive. 

I ran across this recipe on one of my favorite sites:
http://www.livingonadime.com/homemade-shampoo-recipe/

I did it yesterday and I am shocked and happy with the results.  I used a double recipe since I was in the pool.  My thin, hug my head hair is so different.  It seems thicker, smoother, and easier to manager.  No tangles. 

It costs a few cents per use.  I can get use to that.

My daughter who is seven was very interested as she doesn't like the washing process.  We will be trying it on her next.  The only question she had was if I was going to smell like salad all day.  LOL  I didn't.

Try it out and let me know how it works for you!!!

Amy

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hopped on the homemade laundry soap bandwagon!!

Ok.  I finally broke down and made my own laundry soap.  I was surprized how easy it was.  This is the recipe that I used.

1 box Zote flakes  (17.6 oz)  It said it was equal to two bars
2 cups Borax
2 cups Washing Soda

I just mixed it all in a bucket.  I used a 1/4 cup for a load along with a scoop of Sun Oxy and my Downy Ball with vinegar in it. 

They were nice and clean and soft.

The next time I will:

Grate my own bars to get a finer powder or put the flakes in a processor.  I found a flake or two in my towels.  I mixed it with some hot water for the second load and it worked fine.

I ordered some EO to scent the vinegar.  The clothes didn't really have a smell.  Kind of like drying outside.  Fresh.


I put the bucket in the bathroom under the sink.  That way it is out of the way and I don't have to worry about the dog getting into it. 


Have you tried it?  What do you think?  What do you use different?

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

One Thousand Gifts

I have just started reading this book.  I do have to say that it is very hard to put down.  Gives you alot to think about.  I think that I want to start a list of my own.  I think it would make me see more in life.

Have you read it?  What are your thoughts?

http://www.amazon.com/One-Thousand-Gifts-Fully-Right/dp/0310321913/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339101235&sr=8-1


Also please visit Ann Voskamp's site for freebies.  Wonderful site.

http://www.aholyexperience.com/one-thousand-gifts-book/

Have a blessed day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Space Shuttle outside my window???

Yes, I got to watch the Space Shuttle mockup drift past my apartment on it's way to the JSC.  Wild!!








A bit far away in the photo.  But very cool.  The lake was full of boats and the sky was full of helicopters. 

Have a great day.