Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Warning: content is very boring


I came across this recipe for homemade dishwashing detergent a little while ago. I waited until we were out of what we had to try it. To my surprise I was able to find everything on my first try, and at Meijer.

1/2 cup of borax
1/2 cup of washing soda
1/4 cup of citric acid (you can also substitute 5 packets of unsweetened lemon kool-aid in a pinch)
1/4 cup of kosher

I tried to find the citric acid but had no luck. Word on the street is that you can get some from your local bars? I used the lemon kool-aid, then when I needed to make another
batch I didn't have more kool-aid so I skipped it all together and I don't think it really made all that big of a difference, they probably just weren't as "shinny."It looks pretty cute stored in the mason jar I use. Oh, the distilled vinegar is for your rinse cycle.

Final say: I liked it! And it's cheaper. And I like having borax and washing soda on hand now. You know for the day I decide to banish electricity from our house and make Zach wear coveralls.


Who's is this??? We've been sleeping with it for about a year now and I still haven't figured out where it came from.

Now for my rant about quilts: They are the best!!! They don't pill. They are the perfect weight for sleeping. Who notices if they wrinkle. And the nostalgia factor is through the roof!
So down with fancy Bed, Bath, and Beyond comforters that you feel drawn to register for at your wedding, use them for a couple years, then realize how quickly they disintegrate. Go quilts, take my word, they will not disappoint.


Anonymous said...

the quilt was made by grandpa meiner's aunt catherine i believe. btw...the post was extremely boring..you should have cautioned people..love, dad

Sarah'sSmile said...

I have an Amish king size quilt...but it is on a quilt rack :) We have a down comforter...which is super warm, but not hot and just the right weight!

Sara! said...

Your dad made me laugh.

However, I was very interested and thought, "genius!" when you mentioned the vinegar in the rinse cycle. Much cheaper indeed!