I must admit I dont do well with the heat. It was 27 degrees here today. Its too hot to think. People think i crazy for hating the summer. The reason is that you can't dress for it. At least in the winter you can dress for the cold. How many months until fall?
I am back to making my own laundry soap and have now stepped it up one more by making my own fabric softner also. I stopped for a while as it was very cheap to coupon for laundry soap. The problem became storage. The secret to great savings with coupons is to buy small bottles and boxes. The smaller the box the cheaper the price and the cheesy value when you combine that with a coupon. The problem is that we just don't have the storage space for 50 bottles of laundry soap. So I am back to homemade stuff. This way I can control the smell and I know what's in it.
Here is what we made tonight. It has to sit overnight to set up and then tomorrow I will put it in mason jars for storage. The best part? I actually did the math and that entire pot cost me 1.46 to make. That I figure should do me almost a month and I wash everyday. Fabric softner is even cheaper. :)
I have decided that I am tired of the foolishness of Facebook and have decided to stop using it as a way of keeping in touch with people. There is a status on my Facebook that says if you want to keep in touch with me this is the best way to do so. I promise to update this more and there will be lots and lots of pictures.
My baby boy turned 7 yesterday. Good lord someone please tell me where the time goes?
We had a small party here at the house for him. We invited a few of his friends and a lot of family and just had a day for him. They spent the time playing WII and just being boys.
Here is Joe blowing out his candles. We were not going to let a little thing like geography keep his best friend of 4 years away. That`s Brian you see on the phone, watching the whole thing. He even sang Happy Birthday with us. God I miss that kid.
From there we went outside to break the Pinata. Everyone took a turn at it and then we left it up to
Colby to bust it open. Candy went flying everywhere. It was fantastic.
From there we went to opening presents. This is one of my favorite pictures. This is Joe's friend Jack. Jack's mom and I went to school together from Kindergarten right through high school. Jack had told Joe in school what he bought for him for his birthday. These two are adorable together.
I want to thank everyone who came out for the party. Joe had a great time and it was so wonderful to see the house so full of family.