Saturday, February 9, 2013

Prepping for the future...storms and laundry

In the past couple of weeks we have seen some unusual spring like weather blow through, crazy for the end of January and early February. Lots of wind, rain and tornadoes.Thankfully our area was spared any significant damage. Can we ever be fully prepared for the future storms of this life? Remember the maidens who forgot to bring oil for their lamps in Matthew 25? They missed out, all because they weren't prepared.  As I filled my lamps this past week in the event we lost power...I was reminded of this tragic loss these maidens faced, all because they hadn't thought to bring enough oil. We always think...That couldn't happen to me! Storms never come my way! We won't loose power. If we do, it will be for just a few hours. I'll just borrow from someone else if I run out of supplies. Well...maybe. As times get tough that may not be possible!

Our next event of the week came from my desire to try a homemade laundry detergent. We go through a LOT of this stuff ! As the first of the year was met with tax changes and lower paychecks, I'm now scrambling to see where we can make a few cuts in our budget. Every little cut helps!
I had mixed a liquid detergent a few months ago but wanted to try a dry mixture. Mostly for storage reasons. My recipe came from Pinterest....I love this website! This pin sent me to HERE . The recipe caught my eye because it only required 2 tablespoons per load.
The day before, we went out looking for containers to put it in. Notice my cute....and cheap containers I found. I love my little wash tub with the water spigot!  I'm thinking this would make a great idea for a gift basket!
Our girls did a fabulous job prepping and mixing all the ingredients. Now, if I can get them to be just as enthusiastic about actually doing the laundry!

So far we have done a few loads with this lavender scented detergent. I love it!
 Now, what other homemade product can I make?!

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