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Life Lately! I said YES!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Wednesday! Seems like I’ve been out of the loop for quite some time (which I have). BUT, you know those days when happiness just over takes you and makes it hard to breathe? That’s me lately! I said YES! Not only am I extremely in love with the love of my life, I have inherited my favorite family.

My best friend is now going to be my sister! My second set of parents are now going to become my In-laws! I’m so stinking BLESSED! I spent many of nights growing up in their home. Going on vacation with their family and just spending lots of time with them. Little did I know 30 years later, they would be an even bigger part of my life.

March 10, 2017 was such a special day for me! He asked and I said YES! He made me the happiest woman alive!

These are two my favorite boys! I couldn't be any more blessed! My cup is completely overflowing!

And then this girl! She is one spectacular lady! She has taught me so much about life!

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What's Up Wednesday

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What were eating...

These pepporoni bites are perfect to pair with crackers and cheese for a quick snack. 

I've also been enjoying the these bark thins as well. 

We got a Zaxby's locally!

Plexus protein shake. It's NOT a meal replacement, but oh so delicious. All natural. Comes in chocolate and vanilla. 

I'm obsessed with Dunkin Donuts kcups!

What I'm working on... Memorial Day/July 4th decor. 

What I'm loving! I'm wearing a size 8 now! I was I a size 14 in October. I'm so happy with my results. Plexus has worked wonders for me!

If interested in how I did it or if you'd like additional information, please contact me.

What we've been doing...

Getting this beauty graduated! I'm so proud of her and know she's gonna conquer the world. She's ahead of the game on her nursing career after taking classes her last two sumesters in high school. 

What I'm excited about... House Hunting. 

What I've been reading. 

What I'm dreading...

This is a very personal situation and I'd rather not say. Just please pray for me!

What I'm working on...

Growing my walk with the Lord! Study time and personal growth in the Lord! I want that relationship with Him, no matter what life throws at me, I can cling to the Rock! And say "it is well with my soul, even when my circumstances are unbearable."

What I'm wearing...

What I'm looking forward too...
Vacation in July! 

What I'm reminiscing about...

The fact that my son has been graduated for a year already! Where does time go?


Homemade Laundry Detergent - (Powered)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Repost from 4/2014...

I have been reading about this powered laundry detergent on so many blogs lately. Seems everyone is putting their own spin on it. I used this in the past for quite sometime, however, mine was liquid. I can't tell you the agony I went through trying to dissolve the bar of soap. That is the only reason I stopped making my own. I really enjoyed that it last for about 7-8 months and only cost me around $20 for all the ingredients. I thought how easy would it be to DIY my own "powered" detergent. Hey! That means I don't have to stand over a hot stove and stir, stir and stir.

I went to Wal-Mart and purchased the ingredients to make my own again. This is what I opted to put together to make mine.

My Homemade Laundry Soap 

1~ 4lb 12 oz box of Borax
1~ 4 lb box of Arm And Hammer Baking Soda
1~ 3 lb 7 oz box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda
1~ 1.3lb  container Oxy Clean - no perfumes
2 bars Fels Naptha Soap, grated or use your ninja
2 containers Downy Un Stopables 

Mix all the ingredients in a large container. This recipes makes a huge amount of laundry soap!

I put about a 1/4 of the soap in a big glass jar and made a pretty label for it. I purchased this cool jar from Target to store it in while using. I used the Martha Stewart chalkboard labels to make it my own. They work perfectly for this use.

I've read where you are to use about 2 tablespoons per load. I use about 3, and add them directly into the tub/drum. I also add vinegar to the dispenser for bleach.