cutest little plate

My boys are having so much fun creating silly faces with their peas and potatoes! Vegetables taste so much better when they can be played with! I served my little one's birthday breakfast on his new plate and they had a lot of laughs!


my favorite craigslist finds

I love finding deals on Craigslist!
Here are a few fantastic things I've found...

Retails for $180.00 and I paid $75.00!

Retails for $70.00 and I paid $5.00!!!

Retails for $500.00 and I paid $125.00!

Furnished-German Playhouse retails for 200.00+ I paid $25.00!!!

Anyone else have a great find from Craigslist?


homemade laundry soap

I've been wanting to do this for a while and have been recently inspired by someone on FB that mentioned she makes her own laundry soap. Making it is actually very easy! With a few products you can make your own soap batch after batch. Tide is so expensive and this method will save you a bundle! I've done 3 loads so far and everything looks clean!

1/2 C. Borax
1/2 C. Super Washing Soda (sodium carbonate)
1/3 Bar Fels Naptha Soap (Grated)

Heat 6 cups of water in large sauce pan.
Grate Fels Naptha soap.
Add to the hot water. Stir until dissolved.
Add Borax and Washing Soda.
Stir until dissolved.

Add 4 cups of cold water to a large bucket. Stir in soap mix, add another gallon of water plus 6 more cups of water. Let sit for 24 hours then stir again. It will look a little like egg drop soup. Gelatinous and watery. Use 1/2 C. for each load. (1 C. for large loads) The soap does not create suds but I've read that's okay. They say suds don't clean, the ingredients you use are the cleaning agent.


fun summer giveaway

Where have I been???
I'm not quite sure, but this giveaway gave me inspirations to start blogging again.

Check out Catching Fireflies summer giveaway. Wouldn't you {LOVE} to win all of these goodies? I've been eyeing the gurgle-fish pitcher for months now! If you don't live in Michigan you can even shop Catching Fireflies online!!! Best gift shop ever.