Sunday, March 4, 2012

Laundry is.....EXCITING!

It's Saturday!! WOOT! For most of us, its a crazy, no structure day. Some it's a catch up day for things we didn't get done from a work week or whatever takes us away from what we need to do at home...

While I'm listening to the dishwasher run, washer run and taking a break to actually sit, I thought I would blog a bit and check in on all my blogs I follow...

I was actually excited to clean and do laundry today... I have been trying to have an attitude that I "get" to do things...That God has blessed me enough to have the ability to cook, clean, run here and there, be there for family and friends...So in my quest to live "Greener" I made my own laundry soap! Yes, I am an independent consultant for Celadon Road and all their products are chemical free...but it is something I have always wanted to try...and since I was "laid" up and hadn't really been able to go anywhere, I made some! I wish I took step by step pictures :( But next batch I will! I started with just one batch, for about 20 to 25 loads...But, I used some of it on the carpet today, and it worked so well on the orange soda spill, I will make another batch tomorrow or Monday, so I will post recipe and step by step pics!!! OH, plus I used it in the dishwasher, I was so excited!! I felt so Martha "Stewertie"...LOL  But I did take pics of the ingredients I stored in glass containers.

My non-plastic obsession drove me to throw away anything plastic. I did keep a few things, mainly measuring cups as things aren't in them long enough to get the nasty chemicals on our food. I also avoid the microwave...Those two things I will post about soon too! So I went to Hob Lob and got this $30 glass jar, marked down 30%. I didn't need it, but wanted it...and the other ones they had weren't very neat and expensive...So yesterday, on a whim, I ran into Family Dollar and got 3 pretty neat jars for LESS than I spent on the one!!! Oh well... More to come and I can't wait to share!!!
Cute labels coming soon, this will work until then 


  1. Awesome! I have never made my own soap of any kind... I hope all the work you did yesterday was a sign of you feeling better...or was it just necessity and you get to do it! I am not at that point yet for most things. I do enjoy the dishwasher and I am grateful to be able to do laundry in a washer and dryer AT MY HOUSE. We didn't have on in Virginia when we were there. I hope you are feeling better. By the way, you don't LOOK a thing like Martha Stewart...sounds like you're very handy like she is.
    Cherie (and Jeff)

  2. Hey Cherie! It is so easy and inexpensive. I *may* have time tomorrow to make some and put recipe and picks as I go. Hope all is well with YOU both!!!

    Lotsa hugs,

  3. Well, I make my own laundry soap, but it still is not exciting for me! Laundry is my thorn in the side. That and ironing!! Which, coincidentally, I am supposed to be doing right now...

  4. Awesome and so natural...cheaper than going to the store! Like the look of your blog.


Just put Jane Cox as Distributor when ordering

The Gourmet Cupboard offers gourmet food mixes and great work at home opportunities! Join The Gourmet Cupboard today!