Archives for April 2010

A Fun Way to Reuse Plastic Bottle Caps

When our city started picking up recycling with the trash, they let us know what could and could not be recycled through them. For some reason, the plastic caps on milk jugs and soda bottles were on that list. I couldn't bring myself to throw them away so I started tossing them in a bowl on top of the microwave. I was looking through my box of saved plastic containers and found a baby wipes container and I had an idea!Buddy loves putting change into his "piggy" bank so I gave him the caps and … [Read more...]

Here Is Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept It

As parents, we are given a very clear and specific mission from the Father...to raise our children to love and to fear Him. This is a great responsibility and it should not be taken lightly.1.    Children are a precious gift from God…Psalm 127:3-5 Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. 2.    And they are very important to Him…Matthew 18:10 See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven … [Read more...]

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

We ran out of dishwasher detergent so I thought I would try to find a natural homemade alternative and check another item off my "Spring Greening" checklist. I found an awesome website called www.diynatural.com. (If you are into natural homemade products, I suggest you check out this blog. It's a great resource!) They had a recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent made with natural ingredients, most of which I already had.    Here's the recipe...       Homemade Dishwasher … [Read more...]

When Life Gives You Lemons

 Use them to clean with! Lemons are a great natural cleaner. Here are a couple of my favorite uses for them...After you are done squeezing the juice from a lemon, use it to wipe the counter tops. This is a great way to clean and freshen the counters while you are cooking.Don't throw away lemons after you are finished with them, grind them in your garbage disposal. This acts as a natural deodorizer!Add a little bit of lemon juice to your vinegar based homemade cleaners to neutralize the … [Read more...]

Greener is Cleaner

I can now check one major thing off of my Spring Greening Checklist. I have made the switch to all natural household cleaning products! I kept putting it off until I ran out of what I had, but that was never going to happen. So I just went and bought what I needed (which was a lot cheaper than chemical cleaners by the way) and boxed up my old stuff to give to the church daycare. That way I don't have to throw it away but can recycle/reuse it.Here is just some of the stuff I got rid of. (I'm … [Read more...]