Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankful Day 7 & Recipe

Wow - Day 7 of thankful posts.  Only 17 days until Thanksgiving.  Doesn't it seem like the holidays are suddenly here?  Is it because of the warmer than normal weather we've had?  I have to keep reminding myself that Thanksgiving will be here soon, then Christmas, then New Years. 

Today, on day 7 of thankfulness, I am thankful for the smile on my boys faces.  We had a wonderful weekend and both boys were so happy and laughing over silly things which warms my heart.  It's so nice to see them enjoying each other's company.

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I wanted to share a new recipe with everyone - if you're on Pinterest, you've probably seen it pinned a hundred times or more.  Drumroll's homemade dishwasher detergent from Being Creative to Keep My Sanity.  I made and used it yesterday and it's received two thumbs up.  That's right folks, it's a keeper!  Here's the recipe and please check out Being Creative to Keep My Sanity for more household recipes.

1 box Borax
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
24 packages of unsweetened lemonade drink mix, like kool-aid.
(Note: lemonade will stain soap dispenser yellow,
another option would be to use citric acid instead of lemonade)
3 cups Epsom Salt
Lemi Shine rinse aid (this recipe does not work very well without it)

Being Creative recommends sprinkling about a tablespoon of Lemi Shine in the bottom of your dishwasher before you start your load.  Mix everthing together and use 1 tablespoon for each load - that will last a long, long time!  When I mixed my ingredients together, there were large clumps and I ran it through the food processor to break everything up.  Put it in a container like the one pictured (you can purchase that at Walmart) and you are ready to go. 

Have a wonderful evening!  See you tomorrow with day #8!  Have you been thinking about what you are thankful for?


Designed by Dawn Nicole said...

Very cool! I keep hearing that Lemi Shine stuff works wonders too!

Lindsi B said...

YAY!!! Thanks for posting this!!! Stopping by from T.J.
Im totally going to try this out!

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