Archive - December 2015

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Craft ahead. Now that the major holidays are passed I look at what needs to be done while our days are still slow. My son will need to have a hand made card for each of his class mates for valentine’s day. I like to add somthing  special to them. This year I have already crochet 30 of these little hearts and have them tucked away. This week I will make make 4 or 5 larger hearts for teachers. Crafting ahead saves my sanity.

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Hang dry your hot peppers. Back in October I hung all the hot peppers I thought I would need to dry. They hung on a hook in the sitting room until I had time to deal with them. Now in December I slid them off the string into the jar and have lots of peppers ready to use anytime.

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Save your marigold seeds. I love marigolds they make lovely chicken treats, tate tea, look so nice and ward of bugs. What’s not to love about these amazing little flowers. Back in October I pulled all of the flowers off of my biggest healthiest marigold plant. I than had my 7 year old sew them all together and hung them to dry. Now in December while the ground out side is frozen solid I pulled them down and pulled out the seeds. My dining room now smells like marigold and I have a jar full of seeds for my 4th year of free marigolds.

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Make your own laundry  soap. I change what kind I use every few months. because honestly I get sick of making the same kind but I think this one will stay around for a while. I am currently  using a dawn dish soap based recipe.  I found  the recipe  on pintrest  (what can’t you find on pintrest?)

To make a one gallon batch.

*1 gallon  container with a tight fitting  lid

*3 tablespoons of borax

*3 tablespoons of washing soda

*2 table spoons blue dawn dish soap.

Here is the link to the original  recipe

 

http://www.everydaycheapskate.com/food-and-recipes/a-little-update-on-my-favorite-laundry-detergent/?utm_campaign=2/5/2013%20A%20Litle%20Update%20On%20My%20Favorite%20Laundry%20Detergent&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=here