Thursday, November 26, 2009


I am thankful for my beautiful family.
I am thankful for our house in such a wonderful place.
I am thankful I have food to feed my family.
I am thankful for clothes on our backs.
I am so very thankful for a loving and merciful God who takes care of all of us.

When I asked the kids what they were thankful for, these were their responses.

Kira said "I am thankful for Jesus died on the cross"

Enzo said " I am thankful that Jesus is in my heart"

I could not be more blessed with those responses.
I am so thankful!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Going No Shampoo

Okay I have tried and failed before but now I am really serious. It has six weeks since I used shampoo on my hair. "Gross" some may say, but I am doing it. I knew there was a transition period of a few weeks but nothing like I have gone through. I was starting to get frustrated and I almost went back to my shampoo. But last night I had a revelation. It is the hard water! I read another gal's blog about going no poo as people call it. She was having the same issue but noticed when she stayed at a hotel her hair was soft and shiny. So she realized it was the hard water. Thank you, thank you. I used her method last night and my hair is almost perfect. I think I need more solution because my hair is sooo thick.

Here it is for you hard water folks

Boil 1 quart of water
Add 1/4 of Baking Soda (now be careful because I did not think about it and it overflowed on me, so pour in slowly)
Mix and let cool
Put it in a squeeze bottle and use like the normal solution
Get your hair wet in the shower
Saturate hair and rub in scalp and rinse
Follow with Apple Cider Vinegar solution for conditioner and rinse

My hair is soft and I can actually run my finger through it.
It looks great and I am so much happier

And it is cheaper too

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
  • 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons of baking soda
  • few drops of pure Peppermint extract
I made this last night for the kids because I ran out of the Tom's Maine fluoride free and did not want to pay $5 for another tube. Simple Mom had these recipes and more.

I used this recipe last night minus the peppermint extract, I did not have any, but the kids liked it. Cool!
I love making things cheap and natural.