How cute is this little guy?! His mommy was nice enough to let us use him as a model for some of our crocheted items. Here is our favorite picture from the photo shoot! (pictures taken by Allison)
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We are now making photo blocks and are obsessed with how good they look! Visit us on Facebook if you would like to place an order. $10.00 any size!
DIY Laundry Detergent
So we finally got around to making our own laundry detergent. We have been wanting to for awhile now, but never got around to it because we thought it would be too time consuming. Well, turns out we were wrong, it was super easy and quick to make! We used the recipe from the link above. It is only 3 ingredients, bar soap (we used Dove unscented), washing soda (we used baking soda and baked it) and Borax. We took the bar soap and shredded it using a food processor (instead of a blender like the link says to do) then we simply tossed that into a bowl and mixed it with the borax and washing soda. So easy!
Of course you want to know how it worked out in the laundry…. It is AMAZING! Between muddy clothes from the kids, diaper explosions from the babies, and lots of stains and grime on our husbands clothes this detergent got them all out! Despite the dove soap being unscented the clothing actually has a very light and clean smell to it after it is washed.
So, for anyone who was thinking about making their own detergent we highly recommend using this recipe. It works great and takes very little time to make. You can store it in a mason jar or some other pretty jar so that it become more of a decoration in your laundry room.
Well I decided to make Blake’s easter basket, but unfortunately we started the blog after I decided this so I don’t have an actual tutorial with photos to help anyone out. I will share the few photos I happened to take of it just to give you an idea of how the process went. I wanted to buy a pottery barn one but they were really expensive and I thought it was a waste of money when I could make a similar one myself. I bought the basket at Michaels for $10.00 (originally $19.99, I used a 50% off coupon). I had this chevron fabric laying around from when I made Blake’s crib skirt. I had actually bought 4 yards of fabric and used less than 1 yard for it. I guess I left a lot of room for error! My in-laws have an professional embroidering machine for their business so I had them embroider Blake’s name on the fabric.
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Can’t wait to see if all filled up on Easter morning : )
Ahhhhh, its here, the day we’ve all been waiting for since January 2nd….March 20th aka The first day of spring. So i woke up this morning, put on my most appropriate of springy outfits opened the door and got smacked in the face with 30 degree sunshine. What the heck mother nature!? Don’t you know Brittany and I are 3 weeks out from our first 5k that neither of us feel ready for!? Don’t you know how crazy kids drive their mothers after being kept indoors for going on 5 months now!? Don’t you know what that stupid groundhog told everybody!? I’m not asking for unseasonable 70 degrees (but I wouldn’t complain) I would be happy with anything that gets our butts outside breathing fresh air, some much needed vitamin d, and maybe even some days warm enough to go get ice cream….. You didn’t think I went all healthy running a 5k and all? Oh well, happy March 20th, i’m gonna go crochet some new hats for my kids since they still need them!