Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY Laundry Detergent

As you know I've been on this DIY cleaner kick.
Well, I have moved onto laundry detergent.
I wanted to do whatever was the easiest/cheapest.
Cheap & Easy? So not like me, right? :)
Don't answer that.

The recipe I found on Pinterest (did I mention I'm on Pinterest too much?) is from {One Good Thing by Jillee}

Here's what you need:
3 Tablespoons Borax
3 Tablespoons Washing Soda

2 Tablespoons Dawn Dish soap
Empty bottle to fill up with water

You pretty much just add 4 cups of boiling water and those ingredients. Then you fill the rest with tap water once it's mixed and cooled.

Since I had just run out of Tide and had the bottle left over I decided to just make it in the old bottle.

You use about 1 cup a load.
And it's very watering so don't be alarmed.

So far I'm liking it. 
I love the smell of Tide but I also looove saving money. :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

DIY Glass Shower Cleaner (and CHEAP!)

Lately I've been on a "make your own cleaner" kick.
Which means I've probably been on Pinterest too long.

However, I've actually started to taking action!
Which isn't always the case.
AND I already had this stuff around my house - LOVE that!

So here's what I've done:

According to {Life Crafts & Whatever} there is a a great DIY "SOAP SCUM KILLA"

If you have a glass shower door.
You need this.
Mine usually looks like its "frosted."
It is not.
I like to tell myself it is at times to avoid cleaning.

Anywhoooo.... the recipe is on her blog but if you're too lazy here it is again:
  • It's equal parts Dawn (DISH soap - not hand soap) and hot Vinegar (nuke for 2 mins in microwave)
  • Put it in a squirt bottle
  • Spray on!
  • Leave on for a few hours! (my whole upstairs did smell like vinegar)
  • Then rinse off.

It really worked.

Mr. Mal-licious & I just stared for a while in shock.

I think he was shocked because I've been telling him it was frosted glass all these years. ;)

**Side note: Don't use your hair spritzer bottle - it can't handle the hot vinegar and will be deformed forever like mine!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cute wittle baby birds

We've had some visitors this spring for the 3rd year in a row.

My husband hated them because I wouldn't let him use the front door!

 But they were sooo cute and fuzzy.

 Then they got bigger... and used our front door as *ahem*... let's just say their "powder room."

So we had to throw out our wreath and scrub down the front door!

Some guests are so rude.
But still cute.

I guess they gave me an excuse to find a fun DIY wreath for our house! :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Church Banquet

I know you've probably forgotten about me...
And I'm sorry I've been gone. :(
Life gets busy.

I'm pretty much just on Pinterest nowadays and I was searching for decorations for a church banquet I was doing. Which reminded me why I loved blogging. :)

Church banquet ideas were scarce.
A big banquet.
A tiny budget.

Here's what I came up with....

I bought white paper doilies and painted them various shades of teal & taped them together as a runner...

Flowers from a church member's yard in $1 vases...

Hershey Kisses while they wait for food...

Stole the youth pastor's commentary books (in 3 sizes) and wrapped them in pretty wrapping paper...

Made table numbers in card stock and some votives from a wedding...

Made "curtains" out of streamers in shades of teal...

Added lights for balloons in the "curtains"...

And there ya go!

A church banquet on the cheap with lots of color!


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