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Friday, July 20, 2012

Make Your Own Fabric Freshener/Odor Eliminator

I love Febreze! And I love the original scent, but its getting harder and harder to find the original AND it can be expensive! But I love it even better that I can make my own!! And if you have been following my posts I bet you can guess what scent I made  :)   Yes....Original Scented Gain! Love It!!
I always like to try things before I post them so this is my 2nd batch and it works great!
I've seen different recipes on Pintrest and I have adjusted the measurements on the Fabric Softener for strength in smell, if you don't want a real strong smelling spray, then use 1/8 cup (or anywhere in between the 2 measurements) I have not had mine clog up from the baking soda, but I used super hot water (don't know if that makes a difference or not? but probably) 

This recipe is intended to make enough to fit into a 27 oz. bottle

Here is what you need:
1/8 - 1/4 Cup of Fabric Softener
2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
Hot! Water from the Tap (fill to just about the top of the bottle)
Empty Squirt Bottle

First added the 2 tablespoons of Baking Soda to the bottle with the funnel and added VERY hot water (maybe half a cup of water) and shook it till I thought it might be dissolved a little. 
Add the baking Soda and some hot water

Then I added the 1/4 (stronger smelling for me please) Fabric Softener and shook it again. 
Add the Fabric Softener

Then I filled the up remainder of the bottle with HOT (tap)water. I left just enough room so when I put the nozzle on, it didn't overflow! Shake again.

Every time you use it, give it a good shake..the baking soda does settle at the bottom. I shake it as I'm using it also, maybe that's why mine doesn't clog!
Did I mention to use Hot Water? lol

My house smells like freshness, and clean laundry! ♥♥

Friday, July 13, 2012

ABC's Of Me...

This is just for fun!
I saw this on  In This Crazy Life, a blog I subscribe to and thought it looked fun!!

A. Age: 
Uhmm 29 and holding? lol ... just continue on to B. cause I'm not telling  ;) 


B. Bed size:  
Full-  I want a Queen,or bigger....We are in the market for a new mattress!

C. Chore you dislike: 
Folding Laundry, & cleaning toilets!

D. Dogs:  
Two- Ozzy, Jack Russell/Mix and Charlie, a Lab/Pit mix  && They are spoiled ROTTEN ♥  They also apply to K. down below :)

E. Essential start to your day:     
Brush Teeth &  Coffee! 

F. Favorite colors:
I love Purple, can you tell?? just look at my blog lol

G. Gold or silver:     
White Gold & Sterling Silver

H. Height:     
4'11 and 15/16th  (my hubby measured me, he's a carpenter)  Yes... I'm short!

I. Instruments you play(ed):    
Guitar, a long time ago! (just playing around with it) 
Oh! now I play my ipod ;)

J. Job title:     
Computer Tech., Wife, Mother

K. Kids:    
2 by Birth, & 2 not by birth :)

Chelsea, Cody

Michael, Ashli

Thorsby, Alabama    From:Stow,Ohio

M. Mom’s name:       
Cecelia (Mickey to most!)

N. Nicknames:       
Mom, Mimi, Hummingbird, Boo, Baby, SweetBaby :)  I have just a few ;)

O. Overnight hospital stays:      
2 - when my kids were born 

P. Pet peeves:      
When people don't get over (and can) when your trying to merge on to the expressway.  Also....Dishes in the dishwaser not put in how I like em (I know its silly) ... I have a few pet peeves! I won't list them all for you  lol

Q. Quote from a movie: 
I have a few.. From The Notebook -  "So it's not going to be easy. It's going to be really hard. But we're going to have to work at at this everyday, but i want to do that. Because I want you. I want all of you. Forever, you and me everyday"  AND   Also from The Notebook - "Behind every great love is a great story"  From Serendipity- They say that once in your lifetime someone comes along whom you're absolutely meant to be with.   Also: When love feels like magic, it's called Destiny. When destiny has a sense of humor, It's called Serendipity

R. Righty or Lefty: 

S. Siblings: 
Four, 2 Brothers, 2 Sisters

T. Time you wake up: 
Not working 7:30-8:00 working 6:00 

U. Underwear:  
of coarse  lol (I think you are suppose to say color etc) so purple, lmbo

V. Vegetables you don’t like: 
Brussel Sprouts! ugh!

W. What makes you run late: 
My hubby :) ♥
My ♥

X. X-rays you’ve had: 
Teeth, Neck and Back

Y. Yummy food you make: 
The Blueberry Cheese Danish (on my the blog) my moms Meatloaf,and also her All Day Roast (both also on my blog) There are a lot of things, just ask my hubby!

Z. Zoo animal you like: 
Are Dolphins at the zoo? does that count?  Uhm Lions, they were my favorite in High School. 

This was fun, Now you know me a little better!

If you would like to play, leave a comment with a link so I can read your ABC's! Or send me a email so I can get to know my readers!

whitfieldshomeinthecountry(at)gmail(dot)com make sure you change the (at) to a @  and a the dot to .

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Make Your Own Dryer Sheets!

This is so simple, Its almost stupid! And it takes about 5 minutes to make.
I've been using these for about a month now, I "made" two sheets and they have lasted this long! I just re-made some this morning. Granted, I don't have (or do) laundry everyday but still... I would say each sheet was in the dryer for a good 10 loads, each!
Now you might ask, "why don't you just put it in the wash cycle?"  my answer would be, because I think its a waste, it rinses right down the drain. I think this lasts longer, and is (I would think) more cost effective than the dryer sheets that you buy. I haven't done the math, just guessing!
Since I have been using my Homemade Laundry Detergent  and wasn't using  Gain Detergent anymore, this makes it smell just like before. :)

My Fav ♥  :)

Here is what you need:
Liquid Fabric Softener (your choice)
Wash Cloth or cut up squares of Flannel 
A Container

Simply pour some softener on your cloth, make sure it covers the whole thing, squeeze out any extra on the next wash cloth, or back into the bottle. You can make 1 or as many as you like. Hang  to dry, (I hung mine in the sun, it dry's faster) That's it. Once its dry toss in the dryer for your next load. Like I said, my "sheet" did approximately 10 loads before it needed renewed. That was quick and painless.

Pour enough on the wash cloth to soak the whole thing, squeeze any excess on the next sheet or back in the bottle

Mmmmm! Doesn't that smell good! 

Ps. Your hands will smell good too, after you wring out the cloth. So if you are sensitive, you might want to use gloves, because your hands will smell for quite awhile! ;)

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