Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
who has displayed Thy splendor above the heavens.
When I consider Thy heavens,
the work of Thy fingers,
the moon and the stars.
which Thou hast ordained;
What is man,
that Thou art mindful of him?
and the son of man,
that Thou visitest him?
Psalm 8:1, 3&4
Friday, March 27, 2009
a book published in 1916...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
It seems I can't go anywhere without finding something to add to my room...
Monday, March 23, 2009
For a while now I've been wanting to make some laundry soap.
My first interest in it came after watching an episode of TheDuggars ...
in which they made their own laundry soap.
Their recipe was a liquid soap, which they kept in 5 gal. buckets.
That seemed kind of awkward for our small laundry room.
Just this past week I was reading through a blog that I found
(and have quite enjoyed:)
Whatd'ya know a laudry soap recipe that's just powder!
It called for Ivory soap, but I already had a bunch of Fels Naptha.
(The Duggar recipe called for Fels)
So I sorta combined the two recipes,
and I am quite please with the results.
1 bar Fels Naptha soap
1 c washing soda (NOT baking soda)
1/2 c borax
Grate the soap very fine. Whisk in soda & borax.
Just add 1 tablespoon to regular loads,
and 2 tablespoons to heavy duty loads.
Thanks jAne for the recipe!