So, I made homemade fabric softener the other day. It literally took 3 minutes. The cost for me was FREE because all it calls for is hot water, vinegar, and baking soda, all of which I already had. It works wonderfully and smells good too! I got the "recipe" from this website. For the storage, they suggest a large Mason jar because you need to shake it up before each use. I put mine in two little Tupperware containers with lids. It takes 1/2 C per load of laundry. I put mine in a Downy ball. Check out this site for more directions.
I'm also planning on making homemade laundry detergent next week. Just have to finish up this econo size Arm and Hammer first!
I almost committed a murder on the dogs yesterday. We went to the store to get some formula, and were gone for like 20 minutes. We came home and SOMEONE had eaten and destroyed a present under the tree. A pack of Keurig coffee!! That stuff ain't cheap! After I lost my mind om them, I decided the dogs are now banished to the outside whenever we leave the house. Today of course, it was pouring freezing rain. So I had to blockade the tree. And still came home to some tissue paper out of my wrapping paper stash scrompled on the floor. Death to Smoochy dude.
Emma and I have been hard at work on holiday projects lately! So far we have made handprint Christmas trees, Santa's portrait, a spice cake (it is so ugly, I will spare you a pic), painted a magnet (kit from Michael's), and read Christmas books. Every day, Emma asks to do a 'project.' Ha!
No, she didn't really write her name. She's two. I held her hand and helped her. She did, however, glue those black, pink and red balls on with a glue stick. Startin' her early. She'll be ready for Kindergarten.
Tonight for dinner I made an Italian Roast-recipe from my mom. I've seen it floating around on other blogs, so I'm sure it's not original. Anyway, here it is.
Sirloin tip or chuck roast (I used chuck roast b/c that's all Kroger had)
1 can French onion soup
1 jar pepperoncini peppers (whole banana peppers), drained
2 T Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
Put the roast in the crock pot. Cover with soup and drained peppers. Sprinkle seasoning over it. Salt and pepper. Cook on low for 8-9 hours. I put it on at 9:15 and at 6:00 finally turned it to warm. We don't eat dinner till about 8:00 because we have to get the kids down. It has smelled up the whole house with a delicious aroma! Can't wait to try it! You serve it on a hoagie with melted provolone on top. We are having sweet potato chips with it.
Finally, I have to tell y'all about this ridiculous experience I had today in the grocery store parking lot. Let me set the scene. It was raining sideways and was about 45 degrees. We had to get buns for tonight because apparently I can't follow the list I make for myself for Sunday grocery shopping. Anyway, I had Emma out, right beside me and the car. She was holding the small umbrella over herself. I was getting Harrison out. I got him out, turned to close the door, and a car (in the middle of an almost empty section of the lot) decided it needed to come within 5 feet of my toddler and me holding a carseat to park next to us. ARE YOU FREAKING SERIOUS? At this point, the umbrella Emma was holding flipped inside out, they are all getting wet, and I LOST MY MIND ON THIS DUDE. I started wildly gesturing and may have had some JC come out of my mouth. Then I continued "talking" with him. I won't go into detail on what I said. I'm sure those of you who know me can imagine. And if not, let me tell you, it was an "earmuffs" moment. (Name that movie for 1 million points!) He then rolled down his window and informed me he wasn't parking next to me, but pulling ahead to the space in front of me. DOES THAT MATTER INTERNET? No. Are you high, swerving in to park in the sideways rain when you see a mom with two kids and a flipped out umbrella standing 5 feet away? He acted like it was comical, which made me irate. I mean, folks, just say no to douche. This dude totally deserves this award.
And on that note, how can I get any better? You're here for quality folks. I deliver. Y'all tell me what's up with you and get ready for some Christmas card outtakes.