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Making of the star boy hats
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Goals For July 28th to August 4th
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July Blanket Update and silly crochet.

Tip Tuesday

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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.

Tip Tuesday

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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

Goals For July 28th to August 4th

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Cooking Goals

  • Make snacks to freeze for the coming school year.
  • Make bread
  • Cook up and use chicken I got on sale.
  • Makes fresh pasta
  • Try a new recipe. I think I will go with another one from smitten kitchen, since I am too lazy to search else where.  I have spinach i need to use so I may have to try this yummy looking slab pie.   ( http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/12/breakfast-slab-pie/)

Cleaning Goals

  • Catch up on laundry.( I always fall behind)
  • Make laundry soap.
  • Clean each room for 10 minutes a day.
  • Clean Fridge
  • Clean and organize the kitchen drawers and cabinets.
  • Clean and organize the hall closet.

Crafting Goals

  • Crochet more baby hats for gifts.
  • Work on scarf.
  • Cut out 4 lunch bags.
  • Sew lunch bags?
  • Start thinking up Christmas gifts.

Animals

  • Clean the chicken coop.
  • Put chicken wire on the bottom of the rabbits home.
  • Get the boys to start harvesting rabbit food for me.
  • Look up and maybe try to ferment chicken food. ( hoping this will save us money on chicken feed)

Preserving

  • ferment garlic (This has been on the list for almost 2 months)
  • Can beans.
  • Dry herbs for tea.

Gardening

  • Weed all beds.
  • sort seeds for fall planting
  • plant out more buckwheat
  • Earth up potatoes
  • Update the garden note book.

Other

  • Forage for goose berries
  • Try the new work out video at least 2 times.
  • Take the boys for a hike.
  • Go the the library
  • Go to bed at 9:30 pm
  • Wake up at  5:30 am

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July Blanket Update and silly crochet.

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while the last few months have been super crazy I have managed to find the time to work on my blanket and work on this super silly hat for my friends new baby. I had some lovey friends give me more yarn for my blanket and I delight in seeing it grow as I add each  persons yarn.  As for the hat….well I think it speaks for its self. Although I have to say the hardest part was finding breast colored yarn locally that was soft enough for a baby and not too expensive.