Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Adding another item to my list of things to do...

I was offered a job yesterday with the hospital here in town and accepted! This is an answer to prayer, although not the answer I was hoping for. haha
This income will be coming RIGHT when we need it, so I am grateful and looking forward to a new chapter. It is part time, but I am going to miss my little baby while I'm away, I miss her just looking at this!

I will also have to give up some of my mommy/wifey duties and I am quite bummed about that. I love being a wife and mom and taking care of my family in that way and am struggling with giving some of that up... Prayers are happily accepted on this matter! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jewelry makes me feel pretty!

Yesterday marked the beginning of a new adventure, we had a great kick off party for my Independent Sales Consultant venture with Cookie Lee Jewelry! I had a few sales and am using that money to purchase Spring/Summer 2012 items for my upcoming parties. I am so excited for the parties that are coming up, I can't wait to show the new pieces I am purchasing and have some fun times with some fun ladies!! 

Anyone who's interested in checking out the jewelry can see the catalog online here and you can contact me directly with orders at

Sunday, January 15, 2012

DIY task of the day: Homemade Fabric Softener

Since starting to make homemade laundry detergent for ourselves about a year and a half ago, I had cut out fabric softener because of the extra expense. I had tried using vinegar but just wasn't so pleased with the results that I kept it up. The other day I ran across a "recipe" for homemade fabric softener so I whipped some up today and it was SO easy and inexpensive! I haven't done any laundry with it yet, but it smells amazing so I know it will smell great in our laundry. The next thing I want to try with our laundry are those "dryer ball" things ...
They are supposed to help with static. 

Fabric softener:

I made a "how to" on the fabric softener, check it out here:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rainbow-Cakes (as Lylli called them)

We made fun "rainbow-cakes" for breakfast this morning! I was inspired by a photo I saw on pinterest of regular foods we eat a lot that had been fancied up with food coloring. This morning I made my favorite homemade pancake batter and the hubster and I experimented with the colors. The cakes were just as delicious as ever but just a tad more fun...

Luke's creation, the 4 on top are all cooked 
together to make one big "rainbow-cake"!

How fun would the pumpkins be around Halloween?!

Lyll-O-Lantern! haha

Friday, January 13, 2012

Homemade Mopping Solution

So today I decided to give a homemade mopping solution a shot. I had been using the reusable mopping wipey things but our floors just always seemed dirty still so when we ran out of wipeys I decided to bust out our regular mop and give it another go with a homemade solution. I found a site that had a few different "recipes" and this is the one I decided to go with:
1 Gallon warm water, 1/2 Cup white vinegar, 2 Tablespoons mild dish soap.

I mixed the solution in my kitchen sink and mopped from there...

Before pictures...

After pictures!!!!

I am so happy with the results! The solution got my floor much cleaner then the mopey wipers, AND I saved money because I had everything on hand to make the solution! !