Showing posts from August, 2013

{Slightly} Crunchy

I have delved into the world of homemade natural solutions a tiny bit over the last couple years. Most of this was because I was tired of spending a lot of money on a little bit of stuff (more than the whole 'natural' aspect). That some things were better for us and the environment was bonus as far as I was concerned.

I tried homemade liquid hand soap (you can read about that here). I also made homemade laundry detergent last July. I used this recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee. Seriously, I still have a ton of this stuff so it's lasted us well over a year. This one is a hit (as in the boys don't complain about the texture or smell) and it gets our clothes clean. So we can count this one as a winner EXCEPT for the one fact that during the summer, the freshness doesn't hold up so well after you start sweating. This can be a problem in SC for sure. So, I bought some Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day (Geranium). Haven't tried that yet but I'm sure the boys "mi…

{An Art Project}

I'm trying to make a concerted effort to include art this year in our homeschool. I'm not very artsy and I find teaching art - well, boring. But doing art, well even making bad art is fun! My son feels the same way, so we're going to do some fly by the seat of our pants painting and other projects this year.

I pulled our first project off Pinterest (of course!). I'm not as addicted to that site as a lot of my friends, actually I rarely use it - but sometimes I find cool stuff I'd like to try and this idea was one of them

The idea seemed super simple and I thought, why not - some cool artwork on the wall will be nice when we're done. So I drug the boy to Michaels, had him pick out some colors (along with the rest of the supplies), and we dove right in.

He picked shades of blue and purple (which matches nothing in my house!) but again - it's more about the doing here...

As you can see, we went with the diagonal hang rather than the square. We liked it better that…

{21 years, 2 months, 28 days}

Friday hubby had his retirement ceremony. Here are a few pics from the day. These are not the fancy "official" photos - just ones that were taken by a friend of mine on her iPhone.

It was short and sweet! Now we get to move on with the next stage of our little family life. Who knows where the road will lead us, but the journey is going to be a blast!