Saturday, July 10, 2010

Home Made deoderant!!

2-4 tablespoons Coconut Oil
1/4 C Arrowroot or Corn starch
1/4 C baking soda

mix well, may need to adjust dry quantities a bit. store in a small airtight container in a cool place, may need refrigerated on hot days. Use fingers to apply :) don't use right after shaving ....OUCH!

here is another site for the recipe

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Brownie in a Mug!

I came across this LOVELY recipe one night, and am now an addict. I love getting treats i don't have to share...that i can make in 5 min after bed time!!

Brownie in a Mug

4 Tbl Flour
4 Tbl sugar
2 Tbl baking cocoa (the unsweetened)
dash salt
2Tbl oil
2Tbl water
1/4 tsp vanilla

Spray a little nonstick into a microwaveable coffee mug (butter or oil works too if you don't spray), mix flour, sugar, cocoa and salt in your mug. Add oil, water, and vanilla. Mix well scraping the bottom to get all the dry stuff incorporated.

nuke 1-1.5 min. Let cool for just a minute!! It is HOT!! Yummy topped with a little ice cream :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

More on my FLYing adventures....

i began Fly Lady back in January when i was deep in my annual Seasonal house trashed, my floors sticky and crunchy...laundry rotating on the couch. I have proudly been babystepping the system for 6 months now!! My family is mostly on-board (we are still working on baby-stepping the kiddoes into keeping their rooms tidy), and we have made LOTS of changes in our habits including 'decluttering' the dish cabinet because i was tired of washing 2 dishwasher loads of dishes per day in my small portable dishwasher. I labeled a bowl, plate, cup and silverware for each member of the family, and moved the rest to the very TOP of the cupboard (company). We now wash each dish after each meal and get it put away to keep the sink clear (because my family now understands now nice it is to have a shiney sink!!)

i have gotten rid of countless bags of un-needed items, donating them to the thrift store if i couldn't think of specific people that could use my stuff. We still have a long way to go, but its amazing how much stuff i have gotten rid of in just 6 months.

DH was able to rip out the 35 year old living room carpet to reveal beautiful hard wood floors because all the excess junk in the livingroom is GONE!! My bedroom has become a haven, where before it was a dumping ground for the stash n dash (Its like Marla has been to my house HAHA I thought i was the only one besides my mom that did stash n dash)! And now i have a new bedspread on the way to make my bed even more special, and a place to put the Jammy Bag my mama made me when i was little :