Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I started putting up our Christmas decorations today, and was a little sad to note that in our new place, we don't really have a kid-friendly area to put up some of our nativities in the living room. However, since the living room is really the main room in our home, I felt that it needed a nativity! As I was looking around the room pondering this dilemma, I was drawn to our head silhouettes. Then it dawned on me that I could use this same idea and divide the frames into a nativity!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I've heard that the canopies at IKEA are very inexpensive, but I haven't actually been there yet, so I don't know for sure. There are a lot of other great ideas on the blog, I just really liked this one.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Here's the basic recipe (makes 8 packets):
3 cups quick cooking oats
snack-size zip baggies
Make oat flour by putting 1/2 cup of oats in blender. Blend on high until powdery. Repeat with another 1/2 cup. If you have a food processor, then you can do the 1 cup in one batch.
Place in each baggie: 1/4 c. oats, 2 Tbsp. oat flour, and 1/8 tsp. salt.
To serve: Empty packet into a bowl and add 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir and let stand 2 minutes. Add more water for thinner oatmeal, or less water if you want it thicker.
Serve plain or add sugar or honey to sweeten it.
Also, you can add other ingredients to the baggies to make fun flavors. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Apple Cinnamon- 1 Tbsp. sugar + 1/4 tsp. cinnamon + 2 Tbsp. dried apples
Brown sugar/Cinnamon- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar + 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Brown sugar/Raisin - 1 Tbsp. brown sugar + 1 Tbsp. raisins
Health Nut- 2 Tbsp. wheat germ
Fruit and Cream- 1 Tbsp. non-dairy creamer + 2 Tbsp. dried fruit
S'More- 6 miniature marshmallows + 1 Tbsp. chocolate chips
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Each egg has a scripture and an item to represent the scripture. You open the eggs in order. Here's the list of scriptures and items:
Egg #1- Matthew 26:39 - Sacrament cup
Egg #2- Matthew 26:14,15 and Zechariah 11:12-14 - 3 dimes
Egg #3- Matthew 27:1,2 - Knotted twine
Egg #4- Matthew 27: 24-26 - Piece of soap
Egg #5- Matthew 27: 28-30 - Red velvet
Egg #6- Matthew 27: 31,32 - Small nail
Egg #7- Matthew 27: 35-56 - Pair of dice
Egg #8- Matthew 27: 50-54 - Small rocks
Egg #9- Matthew 27: 58-60 - White cloth
Egg #10- Matthew 27: 60,65,66 - Large stone
Egg #11- Mark 16:1 and Matthew 28:2,5 - Bay leaves
Egg #12- Matthew 28:6 - This egg is empty to represent the empty tomb
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Daily shower spray
Simply give your shower a few quick sprays after you jump out!
1 cup water
1/3 cup rubbing alcohol
Combine and pour into a spray bottle. Simply spray the shower when you get out, no rinsing is required when you use this daily shower spray.
In a 32 ounce clean spray bottle, place 4 tablespoons of Ultra Downy fabric softener (you can chose the scent you like best, or use liquid fabric softener you already own.) Then fill the spray bottle with water, leaving about an inch from the top. Gently shake, then use just as you would use febreeze.
As with all cleaners, spot test before spraying on any fabric or furniture.
Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner Recipe
Great for disinfecting the bathroom when your family has the flu!
1 cup baking soda
2 tbsp liquid soap
2 tsp tea tree essential oil
1 tsp peppermint essential oil
1 tbsp white vinegar (optional)
In a bowl, add baking soda then liquid soap. Mix well until the baking soda forms a paste. If it is still too crumbly, add slightly more liquid soap until it forms a paste, as some liquid soaps are more "liquidy" than others. Next, add essential oils, mixing well, then add vinegar.
To use, put a small amount on your bathroom sponge to scrub down your toilet seat, shower, bathtub, sink and counter. Rinse out your sponge, and go over it again with clean water.
Lemon dishwasher detergent
This dishwasher detergent is for your dishwasher, not for using for handwashing dishes.
1/2 cup citric acid
1 1/2 cup borax
15 drops of lemon essential oil
Combine and store in a sealable plastic container.
Pour (or use a scoop) to pour into your dishwasher's detergent compartment and use the wash cycle as usual.
Prewash Laundry Stain Removal Treatment Recipe
This stain removal recipe can be made in bulk and stored in a plastic spray bottle.
Create a mixture of 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup liquid detergent, 1/3 cup ammonia. Pour into a clean plastic spray bottle. To use, spray directly on stain, and let soak before washing in the washing machine as normal.
Laundry Detergent Recipe
In a large heavy-duty plastic container, combine 1 cup soap flakes, 1/2 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup of borax.
Use 1/2 cup of mixture per load of laundry. Use with cold and warm water washes, with cold water rinse.
Hand Santizing Gel Recipe
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1/4 cup grain alcohol
10 drops fragrance oil
1 drop food coloring
Combine ingredients and shake well. Store in a spray pump bottle to use.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Anyway - I have always gone to Twopeasinabucket.com to get quotes and ideas, etc. However today I realized that they have videos of different things. If you go to their web site - on the tool bar is the word education - click on it and then you will find various "classes" you can attend by watching the video. They have some on scrapbooking, card making, using photoshop elements, etc. Any some of them are monthly classes. They are fun - some new ideas. I can't believe I haven't noticed that before. I guess it was one of my duh! moments.