Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I had mentioned making toothpaste in one of my previous blogs so I thought I should give you an update and share the recipe. This recipe is not good it is actually awesome. I will not use store bought toothpaste again. Alf actually brought a good size tube of fancy paste home from his parents house and it totally pales in comparison. This toothpaste is whitening my teeth, and keeping them feeling shiny like when you get your teeth cleaned at the dentist and it leaves your mouth minty fresh. So try it.
6 tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp salt
4 tsp vegetable glycerin ( can me found at whole foods in the skincare area)
4+ drops of peppermint oil ( add the oil to taste )
2 packets or splenda or sweetener of choice.
Mix all ingredients to a paste-like consistency. store in an airtight container.
I have mine in a little tupperware in the bathroom.
Alf says he prefers it over the other toothpaste too so I have to gives little experiment an A+.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Anyway, I have been wanting to get some sewing done and didn't have time to take on the dress but I wanted an owl to add to my decor. So I drew out a little pattern and sewed him up. I think he came out looking pretty cute. I let Ash take care of him but he has been warned not to go "all Boy" on him as he is delicate. he has been watching over the fish.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Homemade Liquid Hand Soap Recipe
1 bar of soap or soap scraps you have on hand
7 cups water
1 TBS glycerin
1 TBS honey
1. Grate the bar of soap.
2. Pour 1 cup of boiling water into a blender with the grated soap and set it on “whip.”
3. Add 1 TBS of glycerin, 1 TBS honey, 7 drops of peppermint oil, and 7 drops of lavender oil. Stir.
4. Let the mixture cool for 15 or 20 minutes and then “whip” it again.
5. Add cold water until the mixture measures 6 cups total.
6. Whip the mixture again.
7. Pour the mixture into a storage container without the lid and let it cool.
8. Fill a pump dispenser with your soap. Be sure to shake well before using.
The cherry tree and the apricot tree are sprouting pretty little fruities!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I have been working on a concert to raise money for a playground at East Central Ministries and tonight was the night. It was fun to say the least. We had a great crowd and raised a little bit to add to the puzzle and we also got a good list of volunteers to add to building day. I got to share the stage with a young local named Jenny Gonzales whose voice is like silk. Then I played a set and we finished the night with the Albuquerque Boys Choir who topped off the night with bango, pvc pipes, accordion, kazoos and more. I loved every bit of it. Thank You to everyone who pitched in to make this happen! If you'd like to help with the building or funding of this project please email me.